Dr. Lorraine Duggin is a poet and writer who teaches language arts/writing to refugees, immigrants and international students in the English-as-second-language Department at Metro Community College in Omaha. She has been publishing her own poetry, fiction and essays for many years and has taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University as well as offering many readings and workshops throughout the Midwest. She is a master artist with the Nebraska Arts Council’s Artists in Schools/Communities program and also in the Iowa Arts Council’s AIS/C program. Duggin also dances with the Omaha International Folk Dancers and three other folk dance groups that perform in Nebraska and the region. She has taught folk dancing from many cultures through the Presbyterian Outreach School for the Arts and through the Nebraska Arts Council.