Mrs. Brigham is an avid writer of short stories, essays, poetry and songs. Her first story video, CORNBREAD AND BLACK-EYED PEAS was released in March 1993. BITS AND PIECES, a collection of poems for children, was released in March 1995. UMM SOMETHING GOOD, a cassette of songs for children was released in December 1997. GOLDEN YEARS, a collection of poems and essays about seniors was published May 2001; her latest cassette of original stories, STINKY JOHNSON AND OTHER TALES, released in September 2001 and HEALTHY HAPPY HABITS songs to sing along with was released in November 2002.
Willa Brigham is a native of Tuskegee, Alabama. She is a graduate of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Al with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. She also earned a Master of Science Degree in Health Science from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana.
Her talents and high energy have been channeled into challenging and diverse interest, which include:
Performing Artist and Keynote Speaker Host of Smart Start Kids TV Show Artist In Residence - Durham County (Creative Arts in Public Schools Touring Artist - North Carolina Workshop Presenter President, Marklund Children's Home Clown Club Producer/Director Cable Television Children's Program Toastmaster Area and Division Humorous Speech Contest Winner
She has been featured in the Cary News, Triangle Woman, Johnson City News, Journal of Tar Heel Tellers, Durham Herald Sun, Roxboro Courier Times and Triangle Woman. She has appeared on WQOK, WDNC, WAUG and WCHL radio.
- Community service and professional organization affiliations include:
- Board of Directors of Friends of Page Walker
- Board of Directors of Scrap Exchange
- Past - Board of Directors of White Plains Children's Center
- Past - Board of Directors of Carolina Ha Ha
- Past - Cary Education Advisory Committee
- Cary Women's Club · Director of Christian Education
- (NABS) National Association of Black Storytellers
- National Storytelling Network
- North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers
- North Carolina Storytelling Guild
For booking information please write:
301 CREEK Park DRIVE
Cary, NC 27513