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Maureen J. Korte Professional Storyteller Custom to Canon
An English literature degree and graduate coursework in storytelling and literature are foundations for Maureen's professional repertoire. Travels, performances, teaching programs, memberships in professional associations and a creative writing portfolio demonstrate the expanse of her creative expertise.

Life and career experiences that have expanded Maureen's professionalism include seven years working with children with multiple disabilities, freelance writing for local publications, seven years as coordinator of a Cultural Arts Scholarship Program in the Johnston School District in Iowa, five and a half years as ducation Manager for the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, seven and a half years as Director of Special Programs and Projects for the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs directing a state wide historic theater program and her current position as Director of Educational Programs for Cultureall, an international catalog of ambassadors and artists. Maureen has also taught for Drake University and Heartland Area Education Agency 11 for over fifteen years.

Maureen is on the Iowa Arts Council Roster, The Metro Arts Roster, The CulturEalL Catalog, and VSA Iowa. Funding can be obtained for her performances through the above rosters, Humanities Iowa and Arts Midwest.

Maureen performs at festivals, parties, weddings, fundraisers, camps, libraries, retreats, churches, corporate functions, schools………….
Iowa Arts Council
Metro Arts Alliance
VSA Arts
Iowa Cultureall Catalogue


Drake University through Heartland Area Education Agency

Job History

Directed Applause Live Performances for Young Audiences, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines - 5 1/2 years

Director Special Programs and Projects, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Currently Director of Educational Programs Cultureall, a Catalogue of international artists


Lt. Governor's Conference on Diversity

Governor's Celebration, Brown vs Board of Education

Johnston Centennial