|| Laura K. Deal tells stories to children as a Spellbinders volunteer. She is a story slam winner at Truth Be Told in Boulder. She's the founder of First Church of Metaphor, is certified as a Dream Work Facilitator through the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, and has taught writing classes for more than ten years. She's the author of The Newcomer's Guide to the Invisible Realm: A Journey through Dreams, Metaphor, and Imagination and Marbles: New and Collected Poems. She speaks about creativity, dreams, and metaphor.