Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bromka, Sondra & John THE ART of the BALLAD: Oral Literature, Musical Poetry, Mystery and Legend History,
Literature- Other,
Music
The ballad was a powerful and mystical form of early literature that was enriched and carried through time by the elements of rhyme, rhythm, and music. This collection of compelling short musical tales represents different cultures, and is presented in original form - as songs rich in symbolism, surprising storylines, archetypal characters, and the familiar motifs they share with their close cousins, folk and fairy tales. This intriguing program features early music and instruments from the times of Beowulf to Shakespeare, including medieval bray harp, hurdy gurdy, recorders and other historic instruments. Adaptable for different ages and seasons.
$351- $500
Schembri, Pamela Telling Stories, Writing Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Pamela Schembri, professional storyteller and author of the easy-to-read series Second-Grade Friends (Holt)presents a fascinating and lively program which combines the writing process and its relationship to storytelling. If you can tell it, you can write it - and people understand this connection after listening to her speak. Using storyboards, journal excerpts and folktales, this is a great program to motivate young writers.
$351- $500
Luper, Eric From Idea to Bookshelf: The Birth of a Book Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing
Birth of a Book is a glimpse into what it truly takes to be a writer and what happens behind the scenes in the world of publishing. This presentation hits topics relevant to students including where ideas come from, the importance of (and good techniques for) revision, and all of the questions kids might have about being an author. This presentation can be incorporated with my other writing workshop for smaller groups. AGE RANGE FROM 2nd GRADE THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL.
$501- $1000
Theater, Open Hand The Secret of the Puppet's Book Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater’s literacy production about the wonderful world of reading. Meet Lewis, a most extraordinary puppet who finds fun, adventure, and some interesting friends in the magical pages of the books he finds. With the delightful music of storyteller Bill Harley and some magical puppetry Lewis takes us on a journey through the imagination.
$501- $1000
Brown, Kimberly A VISIT FROM THE REAL D.W. Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
1.I share childhood memories and explain that most of the characters are based on real people from our family or neighborhood. 2.question and answer 3.A power point presentation,sharing everything from family photos to where Marc lives and works.It also includes,Arthur in the Macys Day parade and a review on how marc write a book. 4.I read a D.W. book on power point. 5.I show the stages of his illustrations. 6.We all draw Arthur together. 7.I will stamp their pictures or books with a Marc Brown autographed stamp with a picture of D.W. on it for a special keepsake.
$201- $350
Krensky, Stephen Adventures With the Writing Process Literature- Creative Writing
Whether jousting with dragons, outsmarting bullies or researching the early life of Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Krensky has learned to understand writing as a process. Using some of his 100+ fiction and non-fiction books as examples, he shares the process by which his ideas become manuscripts, and how those manuscripts are revised (and revised and revised) before being published. His talks are always informal, and he welcomes questions from the audience.
$1001- $3000
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Be the Hero of Your Own Life…Finding Your Place in Family Stories Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Every family has a collection of stories, sayings, photos, objects, memories and customs that make them unique. Storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will help children become “story detectives” and search out the answers to questions such as “What was the worst meal you ever cooked?” “What is the best vacation you had as a family?” “How did you get your name?” Children will develop techniques for exploring family history and ways to share their stories with others.
$101- $200
Newcombe, Melody FACE PAINTING - BECOME STORYBOOK CHARACTERS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Audience members can volunteer to get their faces painted to look like storybook characters. Then performing and fine artist Melody Newcombe, will read stories out loud while the characters are coached to act out the stories. Stories are picked based upon audience age the librarian chooses. You can see more of Melody Newcombe's face painting on her facebook page or at her website www.melodynewcombe.com
$201- $350
Stone, Nina Miss Nina Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Miss Nina puts children's favorite picture books to music and brings them to life, and kids cannot get enough! Passionate about children's literacy and reaching all learning styles, Miss Nina engages children with the written word by providing the opportunity to not only listen to stories, but to watch them, sing them and dance them.
$351- $500
Alive!, Poetry Poetry Alive! K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Poetry Alive! provides a high energy interactive show with separate shows for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Two actors perform and bring students on stage with a wide variety of poems. Shows change every year and you can find the most recent shows at the Poetry Alive! website. The Poetry Alive! show serves as a role model for an approach to poetry that teachers and students can use in the classroom. We also offer workshops for students and teachers.
$501- $1000
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