Dr. Gladys Coggswell brings to the stage African American experiences in Missouri, plus traditional folk tales, one woman dramas, vocal music history, interactive storytelling and workshops. She is the recipient of numerous awards. This author of "Stories from the Heart-Missouri's African American Heritage," published by the University of Missouri Press is also available for writing workshops. Gladys received an Honorary Doctorate's Degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis. She also does motivational speaking for all ages.