Greg Rodgers,
Author and Choctaw Storyteller


6104 NW 54th St.
Warr Acres, OK 73122
(405) 361-2619
www.gregrodgers.info <http://www.gregrodgers.info>
greg.rodgers@hotmail.com <mailto:greg.rodgers@hotmail.com>



Education

University of Oklahoma, 660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK 73019
Bachelors of Arts and Science, May, 2007 (Major - Native American Studies, Minors - English/Anthropology)

Publications

Books
One Dark Night in Oklahoma: Eighteen Eerie Tales. Forty-Sixth Star Press (Forthcoming,
August 2011)

The Ghost of Mingo Creek and other Spooky Oklahoma Legends.
Forty-Sixth Star Press (Sept. 2008)

Anthologies
Giddy Up, Wolfie!” Trickster,  Fulcrum Publishing (June 2010)

“Revenger of Blood.” Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing.
Ed. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish. Mongrel Empire Press (Nov. 2010)

“The Hunter and the Alligator.” The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True
Stories from the Eastern States.
Ed. Dan Keding. Libraries Unlimited, (July 2010)

Magazines
“Storytelling: a Tradition of Healing.” American Indian HORIZONS. (Fall 2010)

“Harriet's Burden.” Storytelling World Magazine, Special Native American Issue (Nov/Dec 2006)

E-zines (Online Magazines)
“Revenger of Blood.” Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Issue 35, (Summer 2010)
<http://www.sugarmule.com/35frame.htm>

Works In Progress
Choctaw Exodus (Working Title) - A collection of fictional short stories involving rich
characters and events from Choctaw history, legend, and oral tradition. (Projected
completion date July 2011)

Choctaw Places and the Stories They Belong To (Working Title) - A nonfiction book
detailing places of Choctaw historical and cultural significance and the oral traditions
surrounding them. This project is in conjunction with the Tribal Heritage Research
Fellowship. (Proposed completion date September 2012)

Awards and Honors

2010 - 2012 Tribal Heritage Research Fellowship, Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and
Museums Fellowship.

Organizations

Five Tribes Story Conference
2010 Co-Director
Territory Tellers
2007-2010 Board of Directors
Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival
2010 Planning Sub-Committee
2009 Co-Director
2008 Planning Committee
Choctaw Storytelling Festival
2009 Co-Director
2008 Co-Director
2007  Co-Director
2006 Co-Director
OK Choctaw Tribal Alliance
2008-2010 Board of Directors

Workshop Presenter

Jun. 28, 2010 Writing Workshop, (Select High School Students from SE Oklahoma)Upward
Bound Program, Durant, OK
Jun. 24, 2010 History Teacher's Workshop, Smithsonian Associates Educational Outreach Program, Flint, MI
Jun. 18, 2010 Native American History Workshop, Star of the Republic Museum,
Washington, TX
Jun. 15, 2010 Storytelling Workshop, Indian Education Summer Program, Edmond Public
Schools, Edmond, OK
Jun. 11, 2010 Storytelling Workshop, Indian Education Summer Program, Yukon Public
Schools, Yukon, OK
Jun. 03, 2010 Storytelling Workshop, Indian Education Summer Program, Idabel Public
Schools, Idabel, OK
Jun. 02, 2010 Storytelling Workshop, Choctaw Nation Cultural Camp, Tuskahoma, OK
Apr. 20, 2010 Oklahoma Author's Panel, Oklahoma Library Association Conference, Oklahoma
City, OK
Apr. 10, 2010 Author Talk w/ Q&A, Heartland Book Festival, Edmond, OK
Apr. 07, 2010 Teaching History Workshop, Smithsonian Scholars in the Schools Program, The Smithsonian Associates, Corning, NY
Apr. 03, 2010 Author Talk w/ Q&A, Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Ada, OK
Nov. 19, 2009 Writing Workshop, (For Alternative Education  High School Students) Star Lane Center, Casper, WY
Nov. 19, 2009 Author Talk w/ Q&A, Natrona County Diversity Task Force meeting,
Casper, WY
Nov. 06, 2009 Author Talk w/ Q&A, Red Dirt Book Festival, Shawnee, OK
Jul 2009 Writing Workshop, (for winners of the Young Native Writers Essay Contest) Smithsonian Institutes's National Museum of the American Indian,
Washington, D. C. (Meeting these five winners was incredibly moving. Each brought unique tribal backgrounds from across of the U.S. and to watch the experience open their eyes to a whole new world of possibilities and promise was inspirational. I was greatly honored to be involved.)
Apr 2009 Writing Workshop, (3rd - 5th grades) Messiah Lutheran School,
Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 2009 Author Talk w/ Q&A, Oklahoma Reading Association Conference, Oklahoma
City, OK

Instructor/Guest Lecturer

Aug. 1-6, 2010 Oral Traditions of the Southwest, University of Oklahoma, Summer in Santa Fe Program, Santa Fe, NM (Co-instructor)
Apr. 08, 2010 American Indian Oral Literature, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK (Guest Lecturer)
Oct. 22, 2008 Diversity in American Literature, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK (Guest Lecturer)
Oct 14, 2008 American Indian Oral Literature, Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX (Guest Lecturer)

Storytelling Performances and Author Visits

Dec. 18,  2010 OK Choctaw Alliance Christmas Party, Oklahoma City, OK
(Premiered the story “A Choctaw Gift”)
Dec. 08, 2010 Vanoss Public Schools, Vanoss, OK
Dec. 07, 2010 Byng Public Schools, Ada, OK
Dec. 03, 2010 Stillwater Jr. High School, Stillwater, OK
Nov. 23, 2010 Anderson Elementary School, Arlington, TX
Nov. 22, 2010 Centennial Elementary, Mustang, OK
Nov. 20, 2010 Celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Warr Acres Public Library,
Warr Acres, OK
Nov. 17, 2010 World Creativity Forum, Oklahoma City, OK
Nov. 16, 2010 Stigler Public Schools Indian Education Exhibition, Stigler, OK
Nov. 16, 2010 Jenks High School, Jenks, OK
Nov. 13, 2010 Native American Celebration Day, Newcastle Public Library, Newcastle, OK
Nov. 12, 2010 Sand Springs Ninth Grade Center, Sand Springs, OK
Nov. 11, 2010 Native American Symposium, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
(Shared tales collected from Choctaw Elders
Nov. 10, 2010 Teen Book Club, Newcastle Public Library, Newcastle, OK
Nov. 06, 2010 Muskogee Public Library, Muskogee, OK
Nov. 05, 2010 Hutsell Elementary School, Katy, TX
Nov. 04, 2010 Morton Ranch Elementary School, Katy, TX
Nov. 04, 2010 West Memorial Elementary School, Katy, TX
Nov. 03, 2010 Stanley Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 30, 2010 Seiling Public Library, Seiling, OK
Oct. 30, 2010 Clinton Public Library, Clinton, OK
Oct. 29, 2010 Thomas Public Library, Thomas, OK
Oct. 29, 2010 Weatherford Public Library, Weatherford, OK
Oct. 28, 2010 Cheyenne Public Library, Cheyenne, OK
Oct. 26, 2010 Choctaw Nation Ghost Story Concert, Durant, OK
Oct. 25, 2010 Choctaw Nation Ghost Story Concert, Durant, OK
Oct. 23, 2010 Cordell Public Library, Cordell, OK
Oct. 23, 2010 Sentinel Public Library, Sentinel, OK
Oct. 21, 2010 Creech Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 20, 2010 Pattison Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 20, 2010 Smalz Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 19, 2010 Memorial Parkway Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 15, 2010 Katy Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 14, 2010 McRoberts Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 14, 2010 Stephens Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 13, 2010 Rylander Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 13, 2010 Exley Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 12, 2010 Hayes Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 12, 2010 Cimarron Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 06, 2010 Alexander Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 05, 2010 Rhoads Elementary School, Katy, TX
Oct. 04, 2010 Kilpatrick Elementary School, Katy, TX
Sep. 29, 2010 Aubrey Middle School, Aubrey, TX
Sep. 28, 2010 Brockett Elementary School, Aubrey, TX
Sep. 27, 2010 Monaco Elementary School, Aubrey, TX
Sep. 24, 2010 Evening Concert, Five Tribes Story Conference, Muskogee, OK
Sep. 15, 2010 Jenks Middle School, Jenks, OK
Sep. 14, 2010 Garfield Elementary School, Sand Springs, OK
Sep. 13, 2010 Clyde Boyd Middle School, Sand Springs, OK
Aug. 31, 2010 McAlester Rotary club, McAlester, OK
Aug. 14, 2010 Belle Isle Public Library, Oklahoma City, OK
Jul. 30, 2010 Luther Public Library, Luther, OK
Jul. 29, 2010 Wright Public Library, Oklahoma City, OK
Jul. 27, 2010 Jones Public Library, Jones, OK
Jul. 08, 2010 Iowa Nation Community Center, Perkins,OK
Jul. 08, 2010 Perkins Public Library, Perkins, OK
Jun, 29, 2010 Kansas Public Library, Kansas, OK
Jun. 19, 2010 Star of the Republic Museum, Washington, TX
Jun. 10, 2010 Sapulpa Public Library, Sapulpa, OK
May 28-29, 2010 Texoma Storytelling Festival, Denison, TX
May 20, 2010 Choctaw NAGPRA Conference, Moundville, OK
May 14, 2010 Rollingwood Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK
May 13, 2010 Coronado Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK
May 11, 2010 Brinks Jr. High School, Moore, OK
May 10, 2010 Moore Central Jr. High School, Moore, OK
May 05, 2010 Southgate-Ripetoe Elementary School, Moore, OK
May 01, 2010 Okla Chahta Gathering, Bakersfield, CA
Apr. 27, 2010 Heavener Public Schools, Heavener, OK
Apr. 08, 2010 Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK
Apr. 01, 2010 Hilldale Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK
Mar. 31, 2010 Denton Creek Elementary School, Coppell, TX
Mar. 09, 2010 Stillwater Jr. High School, Stillwater, OK
Mar. 05, 2010 Stigler Public Schools, Stigler, OK
Feb. 17, 2010 Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 11, 2010 Lakeland Elementary School, Coppell, TX
Feb. 11, 2010 Pinkerton Elementary School, Coppell, TX
Feb. 10, 2010 Cottonwood Creek Elementary School, Coppell, TX
Feb. 09, 2010 Valley Ranch Elementary School, Coppell, TX
Feb. 09, 2010 Mockingbird Elementary School, Coppell, TX
Feb. 08, 2010 Wilson Elementary School, Coppell, TX
Feb. 08, 2010 Austin Elementary School, Coppell, TX
Feb. 04, 2010 Norman High School, Norman, OK
Jan, 20, 2010 Kingston High School, Kingston, OK
Jan. 07, 2010 San Jacinto Elementary School, Amarillo, TX (It is commo for students to jump and scream at the end of “Skinwalker” story, but this was the first I had a teacher scream and nearly fall out of her chair. It was awesome and the kids loved it that much more!)
Jan. 06, 2010 San Jacinto Elementary School, Amarillo, TX
Dec. 18, 2009 Prairie Vale Elementary School, Deer Creek Public Schools, Edmond, OK
Dec. 11, 2009 Space Center Intermediate School, Clear Creek ISD, Houston, TX
Dec. 10, 2009 Seabrook Intermediate School, Clear Creek ISD, Seabrook TX
Dec. 09, 2009 Mossman Elementary School, Clear Creek ISD, League City, TX
Dec. 08, 2009 Westbrook Intermediate School, Clear Creek ISD, Friendswood, TX
Dec. 07, 2009 Creekside Intermediate School, Clear Creek ISD, League City, TX
Dec. 04, 2009 Jenks High School, Jenks Public Schools, Jenks, OK
Dec. 03, 2009 Thoreau Middle School, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK
Dec. 02, 2009 Eisenhower International School, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK
Dec. 01, 2009 Hoover Elementary School, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK
Nov. 30, 2009 Kingsgate Elementary School, Moore Public Schools, Moore, OK
Nov. 24, 2009 Hinton Public Schools, All Grades Levels, Hinton, OK
Nov. 21, 2009 Trails Center Museum, Casper, Wy (as a Smithsonian Associate)
Nov. 20, 2009 Sagewood Elementary School, Casper, WY (as a Smithsonian Associate)
Nov. 20, 2009 Southridge Elementary School, Casper, WY (as a Smithsonian Associate)
Nov. 19, 2009 Oregon Trail Elementary School, Casper, WY (as a Smithsonian Associate)
Nov. 18, 2009 Grant Elementary School, Casper Wy (as a Smithsonian Associate)
Nov. 17, 2009 Park Elementary School, Casper Wy (as a Smithsonian Associate)
Nov. 14, 2009 Native American Celebration Day, Newcastle Public Library, Newcastle, OK
(Premiere telling of new story, “The Hunter and the Alligator”) 
Nov 13, 2009 Selman Intermediate School, Sealy, TX
Nov. 12, 2009 Aldine ISD, Aldine, TX
Nov. 11. 2009 Fielder Elementary School, Katy, TX
Nov. 04, 2009 Vanoss Public Schools, Vanoss, OK (Told stories to all grade levels K-12)
Nov. 03, 2009 Stillwater Jr. High, Stillwater Public Schools, Stillwater, OK
Oct. 30, 2009 Prairie Vale Elementary School, Deer Creek Public Schools, Edmond, OK
Oct. 28, 2009 Will Rogers Elementary School, Edmond Public Schools, Edmond, OK
Oct. 27, 2009 Highland East Jr. High School, Moore Public Schools, Moore, OK
Oct. 24, 2009 Scary Stories and More, Hartshorne Public Library, Hartshorne, OK
(Included the best telling of “Skinwalker” ever!!!!)
Oct. 2-3, 2009 Bigfoot Festival and Conference, Honobia, OK (Featured premier telling of “Kiamichi Bigfoot.” This was a fun weekend.)
Oct. 01, 2009 Talihina Public Schools, Talihina, OK
Sep. 15, 2009 American Indian Art Association Meeting, Tulsa, OK
Sep. 09, 2009 Ghost Stories for Teens, Perkins Public Library, Perkins, OK
Aug. 28, 2009 Mystery Reader Author's Luncheon, Northmoor elementary School, Moore OK
Jul. 25, 2009 Animal Tales and Book Signing, Oklahoma City Zoo, Oklahoma City, OK
Jul. 22, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Geary Public Library, Geary, OK
Jul. 21, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Perkins Public Library, Perkins, OK
Jul. 09, 2009 Choctaw Stories, Antlers Public Library, Antlers, OK
Jul 08, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Idabel Public Library, Idabel, OK
Jul 02, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Muldrow Public Library, Muldrow, OK
Jul 02, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Sallisaw Public Library, Sallisaw, OK
Jun. 30, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Coalgate Public Library, Coalgate, OK
Jun, 25, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Zarrow Public Library, Tulsa, OK
Jun, 25, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Sapulpa Public Library, Sapulpa, OK
Jun, 23, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Talihina Public Library, Talihina, OK
Jun. 11, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Seiling Public Library, Seiling, OK
Jun. 11, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Weatherford Public Library, Weatherford, OK
Jun. 10, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Sentinel Public Library, Sentinel, OK
Jun. 10, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Clinton Public Library, Clinton, OK
Jun. 10, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Thomas Public Library, Thomas, OK
Jun. 09, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Cheyenne Public Library, Cheyenne, OK
Jun. 09, 2009 Native American Water Tales, Summer Reading Program, Cordell Public Library, Cordell, OK
June 05, 2009 Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival, Seminole, OK
June 03, 2009 Homestead Elementary School, Carrollton, TX
May 21-22, 2009 Young Audiences Program, Tyler, TX
May 12, 2009 Richland Elementary School, Richardson, TX
May 11, 2009 Kaiser Elementary School, Oklahoma City Public Schools, OK
May 09, 2009 Indian Education Banquet, Tuttle public Schools, Tuttle, OK
May 02, 2009 Okla Chahta Gathering, Bakersfield, CA
Apr. 23 -24, 2009 Earth Day Celebration in the Schools, Bethlehem, CT
Apr. 16, 2009 Granger Elementary School, Keller, TX
Apr. 15, 2009 Lone Star Elementary School, Keller, TX
Apr. 14, 2009 Liberty Elementary School, Keller, TX
Apr. 09, 2009 Valley Ridge Elementary, Lewisville, TX
Apr. 08, 2009 Norman High School, Norman, OK
Apr. 07, 2009 Idabel Middle School, Idabel, OK
Mar. 26, 2009 Forest Vista Elementary School, Lewisville, TX
Mar. 25, 2009 Daughters of American Indian Wars Luncheon, Oklahoma City, OK
Mar. 09, 2009 Putnam City West High School, Oklahoma City, OK
Mar. 03, 2009 Forest North Elementary School, Round Rock, TX
Feb. 25, 2009 Deer Creek High School, Edmond, OK
Feb. 20, 2009 Westminster School, Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 19, 2009 Whitefield elementary School, Whitefield, OK
Feb. 12, 2009 Kaiser Elementary School, Oklahoma City Public Schools, OK
Feb. 05, 2009 Crowder elementary school, Crowder, OK
Feb. 04, 2009 East Elementary School, Jenks, OK
Feb. 03, 2009 West Elementary School, Jenks, OK
Jan. 20, 2009 Coyote Ridge Elementary, Carrollton, TX
Jan. 09, 2009 Rose Union Elementary School, Deer Creek Public Schools, Edmond, OK