Laurelyn Dossett has partnered with Preston Lane on six plays featuring regional folklore and original music: Brother Wolf, Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity, Bloody Blackbeard, Providence Gap, Snow Queen and Radiunt Abundunt. Commissioned by the NC Symphony, she composed and performed “The Gathering: A Winter’s Tale in Six Songs” in 2011. A song from Brother Wolf, “Anna Lee,” was featured on Levon Helm’s Grammy-winning record Dirt Farmer; her song “Leaving Eden” is the title track of the Grammy-nominated recording by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. She has received the Betty Cone Medal of Arts and the NC Arts Council Fellowship for songwriting. She lives in Greensboro, NC.