A professional storyteller for over a decade, Skywalker Payne incorporates her experiences as a writer, dancer, community activist, and nurse to present programs that not only entertain and enlighten, but also challenge and inspire.

She has performed in theaters, art festivals, colleges, and for organizations in Denver, Colorado, Chicago, Illinois, New Mexico, and  throughout the state of Iowa. Major appearances include the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Colorado Performing Arts Festival, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Iowa Storytelling Festival.

In 2009  her screenplay, Sunrise on Munrize, received semi-finalist recognition at the 2009 Moondance Film Festival.

For more information visit

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Cincinnati, OH

National Storytelling Network Conference

Chicago, IL

Black Arts Festival

Denver, CO

Colorado Performing Arts Festival

Denver, CO

University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA

Iowa Storytelling Festival Clear Lake, IA

Blues Festival

Davenport, IA

Iowa State Fair

Des Moines, IA

I'll Make Me a World in Iowa

Des Moines, IA




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