Cowles Active Learning Program Facilitators

Meet the experts leading our fun, innovative, and engaging workshops!

Your Story, Well Told

  • Craft five-minute personal experiences into oral stories
  • Develop two stories and learn to apply different structures and editing elements to make the stories more compelling, whether it be funnier or more poignant
  • Wrap up the series by participating in a storytelling showcase!

Corey Rosen

Corey is an Emmy-award winning writer, actor, and storytelling teacher. He has hosted The Moth StorySlam and GrandSlams since winning the first ever Bay Area Moth StorySlam (2014). Corey also performs at BATS Improv, one of the world’s foremost centers for improvisational theater. He has written for Comedy Central, Jim Henson Productions, and Lucasfilm.


When not writing or performing, Corey works as a visual effects artist and executive producer. He has credits on dozens of movies, including Mission: Impossible, several Star Wars films, and Disney’s A Christmas Carol. He has taught at NYU, and Academy of Art University. Rosen has written and directed television commercials and Emmy award-winning short films.

Peller Marion, Ph.D.

Dr. Peller Marion is an organizational psychologist, exhibiting artist, and author of several books, including An Age of Grace: 7 Spiritual Challenges to Attaining Elder Wisdom. She has taught creative writing at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts for eight years.


Dr. Marion specializes in guiding executives through personal and professional transitions and corporate teams through difficult real-time management issues. Dr. Marion has appeared on CNN, CBS and Delta Airlines Audio Tapes in Flight Business News. She has been written about in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and The Chicago Tribune.

Fiction and Memoir:
Writing from the Heart

  • Find your writing voice. Share your stories, memories, and inspirations while receiving steady positive affirmation for your work and a community to immerse yourself as you deepen your writing.
  • Dive into your creativity without all the routines, stress, and obligations that keep us distracted from our dreams.

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