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Description
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Fiske, David Anne Northup, Wife of Solomon Northup, Overcame Adversity History,
Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other
Solomon Northup was lured into slavery in 1841, and was a slave in Louisiana for 12 years before being rescued. What impact did Northup’s kidnapping have on his wife and family? In Solomon’s absence, the Northup family became a one-income household. This presentation will describe how his wife, Anne, carried on and saw to the needs of their children. Information on her later life will also be given. Black History topic. Fise is a co-author of Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave.
$101- $200
McKenna, Mark Creating a children's book Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Long time comic book creator Mark Mckenna, who has worked on over 450 comic books has created a labor of love in his kids book property, Banana Tail. Come join Mark as he describes the creation of his creation, Banana Tail, the little monkey who thinks hes turning into a banana and his best friends Tic Tac, the plaid zebra and Reena, the mood-color changing rhino. Mark has a 25 minute power point presentation that fun for the kids and the adults...
$201- $350
Towle, Michael Hampstead Stage Company -Performances Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Theater
We perform literature-based plays for young audiences across all 48 contiguous United States. We have tour 3 seasons out of the year: Spring (Mid-March to Mid-May), Summer (June to Early-August), Fall (November-December). We have two shows available each season and we rotate them season-to-season. Please see our website for season selections. Shows include: A Christmas Carol; Aladdin; Alice in Wonderland; Greek Mythology for Kids: Gods and Legends; Greek Mythology for Kids: Hercules and the Heroes; Greek Mythology for Kids: Myths of Ancient Greece; The Legend of King Arthur; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Return to Narnia: Prince Caspian; Nicholas Nickleby; Oliver Twist; Pinocchio; Robin Hood; Shakespeare for Kids: Life and Times; Shakespeare for Kids: For the Common Core; Shakespeare for Kids: Macbeth; The Prince & The Pauper; The Secret Garden; Treasure Island; Wizard of Oz. Theater Workshops Available ($100 rate): Animal Physicality; Creating a Character; Stage Combat.
$351- $500
Reynolds, Jackie Make & Illustrate a Book Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Young author/illustrators can count on fun when they make their own book. Create simple characters using just circles and lines. Make flocks, herds and a star of the show and a hero for the story. Neatly add color to the illustrations using bingo dabbers. Kids practice number and shape recognition skills as they create farm animals, circus performers and other characters. They'll count on fun when they make and take their concept books home.
$201- $350
Shimeta, Kathleen America: Poets, Patriotism, Politics and Life in Song Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
America: Poets, Patriotism, Politics and Life What better way to celebrate our nation’s creativity than with an art song recital showcasing the talents of our composers and poets. Opening with Edward MacDowell’s beautiful “To a Wild Rose” the recital will features Aaron Copland’s commentary on politics and Gena Branscombe’s haunting World War I song, “Dear Lad O’Mine. Langston Hughes, one of our country’s great poets, collaborated with immigrant composer Jean Berger. Composer and poet never met in person yet via telephone they created a moving song cycle. Emily Dickinson’s poignant words are set to music by Aaron Copland and Martin Hennessy. The performers present four songs that sum up our life from childhood to becoming an adult. Concluding the program Leonard Bernstein’s “Take Care of this House” from his musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue leads to two tributes to our country as world leader and the beauty of our land.
$501- $1000
Feldman, Eve Writing Workshops Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
WRITING WORKSHOPS Encourage writing competence and confidence with Ms. Feldman's dynamic, motivational workshops. Using her expertise as an acclaimed author and Harvard trained educator, Ms. Feldman creates lively custom designed workshops to decrease the fear and increase the fun of writing. Skills, tips, techniques and practice enhance research directed non-fiction writing and/or creative writing. Topics covered may include taking reliable notes; creating compelling beginnings, self-editing, showing vs. telling; the power of description; choosing effective words; understanding point of view; developing strong characters, etc. Sessions are adjusted for age level. Humorous punctuation and spelling exercises are also available. Ms. Feldman has added interactive workshops based on her recently released book BILLY & MILLY, SHORT & SILLY, a well-received (starred reviews) and humorous introduction to storytelling.
$501- $1000
Merklein, Paul How to draw Cartoons Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Cartoonist Paul Merklein teaches how to draw cartoons - a creative hands-on workshop for teens & tweens. This program inspires students to create, communicate & have fun cartooning!
$351- $500
Luper, Eric From Reluctant Reader to Author Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
Author, Eric Luper, grew up as the most reluctant of reluctant readers. Through the course of his life, he gradually turned around and found a passion in the written word. Today, Eric is a published author with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins and others. Join him as Eric takes you on the profound and often humorous journey from reluctant reader through the many steps that led to his publication.
$501- $1000
Merklein, Paul Great Big Seusses Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Paul Merklein draws great big faces from the world of Dr. Seuss, entertaining everyone at your library! See photos, reviews, tour dates & videos at www.greatbigfaces.com
$351- $500
Zimmermann, Linda Zombies, the Undead, and the People Who Love Them Literature- Authors,
Other
What is our fascination with zombies and other undead creatures? This program examines the history of these frightening beings of myth and legend from countries around the world. It also takes a look at the modern day infatuation with zombies, highlighting aspects of my novel "Hudson Valley Zombie Apocalypse," which was also turned into a graphic novel.
$101- $200
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