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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
McGrath, Cathy “POLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON” INTERACTIVE RHYMES, SONGS, GAMES Health & Fitness- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
This is a delightful collection of the most treasured nursery rhymes, imitation songs, finger plays, action songs and musical games for the younger visitors to the library and their families. Cathy rekindles the joy of traditional musical activities that enhance learning: singing, dancing, reciting, moving in circles, playing active games, smiling, and cooperating with each other. The dancing limberjack toys are always featured for simple and captivating fun. An experienced folk music performer and family literacy teacher, with a specialty in traditional American singing games, Cathy uses guitar, banjo, limberjacks, flute, and penny whistle in her programs which are tailored for specific age groups. “This program is perfect for preschoolers!” said Robin Benoit of Fairport Public Library. (An additional version has been created as a family concert for audiences of all ages).
$201- $350
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Long Ago When I Was Little….A Family Story Celebration Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will share personal stories about her family and will talk about the importance of the role of “memory keepers” in families. Parents and children are encouraged to bring family memorabilia, photos, and mementoes. Children and parents will have time to share their stories.
$101- $200
Ekblom, Christopher Whats your Story? Literature- Creative Writing
Anyone can resist a presentation but no one can resist a good story! This detailed storytelling workshop will demonstrate how a great story is told and begins with a hilarious recollection about time travel and talking coconuts. There are ways to make a good story really great. One way is to be authentic and truthful. For example, pick on yourself and recall a time when you felt most embarrassed, scared, or nervous. Good luck finding someone who doesn't want to hear why you slid down the stairs in a cardboard box! The art of storytelling is a powerful tool that helps us communicate and illustrate our life experiences with others. Humor, animation, and movement are key to great storytelling. This engaging program will guide participants through the entire process of crafting a captivating, suspenseful, and authentic story from start to finish. Find your voice and become a great teller of stories!
$201- $350
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Elephant Child Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A hilarious, contemporary adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of how elephants got their long noses. This story is from Kipling's beloved "Just So Stories" collection. Delightfully explore adult/child relationships, boundary testing and optimism with the elephant child on his quest to satisfy his insatiable curiosity! Featuring large colorful hand crafted mouth puppets, marionettes, and soft sculpture scenery. This show is a great way to introduce children to Kipling's mastery of language.
$501- $1000
Martin, Rafe Rafe Martin, Author & Storyteller Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Rafe Martin is the 2008 recipient of the NYLA Empire State Award for the contribution of the body of his work to children's literature. His author programs encompass the power of both written and oral performance. They create lasting excitement about reading, writing & stories. Martin demonstrates the power of words as a creative technology allowing us each to see what our own minds create. In each session he performs one of his award winning stories, teaches about language, reading & the writing process & engages in a lively Q&A with his audience.
$501- $1000
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