Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Edgecomb, Diane The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other
Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic Harpist Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the legends behind our holiday traditions. Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales surrounded by traditional and original music and song. Featured stories include the beautiful 'Legend of the Mistletoe' from Scandinavia, humorous English Wassail traditions, and the poignant Greek legend 'The Halcyon Days of Peace.' Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. Songs evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies round out the event. 'Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word.' Publisher’s Weekly
$501- $1000
Riley, Tom ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS Genealogy,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Other
ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS----I am the author of 2 books on the subject. The largest mass relocation of children in America took place during the orphan train era 1854-1929. Over 400,000 children were transported by rail out of NYC and major cities. They were America's first foster children. I do a lecture/video presentation. Life in the 19th Century could be brutal. When adults fell victim to alcoholism, job loss, or drugs, the children were the first to suffer.
$201- $350
Zalben, Jane Workshops/Residency on Writing Process and Illustrating Children's Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Writing/Art in the classroom per grade level. Teachers combine classes together (two or three depending on size) to focus on the writing/illustrating aspects of creating a childrens' book, whether it is a novel or picture book. Materials passed around in this setting. A more personal experience than an assembly setting, therefore exposing students to the process in a hands-on of what is like to be an author/artist of books. Participation in making a book can be discussed. I do an age-appropriate reading of my work. I write for all ages! Fiction, young stories, poetry, non-fiction, cookbooks, and novels.
$351- $500
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Tales to Chill Your Blood Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spine tinglers! Of course, I specialize in delicious fear, which is not at all horror, but chills with an ending that will make you laugh.
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Express Yourself in Song (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Through the use of rhyming exercises and brainstorming techniques, groups of teens can work together on lyrics. If time permits, we will set those lyrics to music. A longer and more in-depth program can be arranged.
$351- $500
Riley, Tom HOW TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR FUN AND PROFIT Literature- Authors
I HAVE WRITTEN OVER 1,500 ARTICLE. I TEACH PARTICIPANTS TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR LOCAL PUBLICATIONS ABOUT SUBJECTS THEY KNOW ABOUT. I TEACH THEM HOW TO USE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TO ENHANCE THEIR ARTICLES. I TEACH THEM HOW TO GAIN WRITING EXPERIENCE AND MONEY FROM WRITING FOR THE INTERNET. I TEACH THEM HOW TO GET A BOOK PUBLISHED AT NO COST. STUDENTS DISCUSS WORK THEY ARE PRESENTLY WORKING ON AND HOW TO TARGET NEW AUDIENCES.
$201- $350
Merklein, Paul Great Big Spooky Faces Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Cartooning,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Paul Merklein draws great big spooky faces from literature & movies, entertaining everyone at your library! A fun & unique program for Halloween. To see reviews & tour dates, visit www.greatbigfaces.com.
$351- $500
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Babushka Tales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Understanding the diversity of cultural heritages, Mrs. McKeon Pierce tells tales of Eastern Europe with ethnic costume, props, and song. Babushka means grandmother, and these stories are folktales with the universal appeal of hearing tales on your grandma's lap.
$351- $500
Fathi, Saul Silas Author/Lecturer History,
Literature- Poetry,
Science
I am an author/lecturer, with specialty in 7 topics: History of Islam and the Middle East Jewish Life in Arab countries Current International Affairs Cosmology:The Big Bang, Black holes and UFO's Saladin and the crusades www.saulsilasfathi.com (lectured at 140 Organizations) fathi@optonline.net
$201- $350
Byers, Kathy IT'S A MIGHTY HARD ROAD History,
Literature- Authors,
Music
It's a Mighty Hard Road • A program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. • Lydia Adams Davis and Kathy Byers present a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. • Join in on Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie. • Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers. • Listen to Union Songs in the camps... Imagine hopping on the freight trains. • Hear : Hobo's Lament.dreaming of a job...through the hardships made lighter by song. • Urban Chicago Country Blues and survival story-songs of families weathering hard times. • Upbeat, Tin Pan Alley tunes to cheer and lift the spirit! Presentation will entertain, educate, and inspire.
$201- $350
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