Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Keezing, Jonathan From Page To Stage Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Bringing beloved children’s stories and characters to the puppet stage. “From Page To Stage” brings young readers (or soon to be) to the joys of reading and drama. The program currently features "Mike Mulligans Steam Shovel", "Miss Rumphius" and "Momotaro, The Peach Boy".
$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
Zalben, Jane Writing and Illustrating Children's Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
The writing and art process in creating a children's picture book from the beginning idea to final bound book. Support materials demonstrate the stages: press sheets, sewing a 32-page book dummy, original art, galleys, manuscripts with editorial comments to show the visual / re-writing process. I also do writing workshops on middle-grade or young adult novels besides doing art and writing for the elementary grade level. I have published books for different age groups.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Forbidden Stories: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey Literature- Poetry,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Forbidden Stories: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey The dramatic tale of Edgecomb's story collecting journey in remote mountain villages among a people whose very language was forbidden is punctuated by colorful slides, music and folktales collected from the last living Kurdish tellers. This entertaining and insightful performance with award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb charts her years collecting the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurdish people. This seven-year quest brought Diane to remote mountain villages in Turkey places usually forbidden to outsiders. A master teller, Edgecomb will share legends from her new book, A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Tales, never before published stories that reveal the folkloric riches of this ancient Middle Eastern culture along with anecdotes of her travels up sheer mountain roads to record the last Kurdish storytellers. The performance resonates with the humor and pathos of Kurdish village life and the colorful people that shared their lives with her.
$501- $1000
Gardner, Tom The Tommy Show For Young Children Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Tom Gardner of The Uncle Brothers, aka 'Tommy' has been performing for children 2-10 for years with an interactive sing along concert. Standards as well as his popular orginals are a hit with younger children. Please note that Tommy's program can be custom tailored for whatever age crowd attends his concerts.
$201- $350
Newcombe, Melody Mother Goose Interactive Storytelling Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Mother Goose entrances children with her menagerie of puppets, dress up costumes and props for the kids to act out nursery rhymes, songs and wonderful storytelling.
$201- $350
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Character Education Stories: Tales of Wit and Wisdom Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Character education; teaching without preaching. Fables and folktales are ageless sources of wisdom that have fascinated folks of all ages forever.
$351- $500
Parisi, Rita Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
A presentation of three ghost stories spanning from early 20th century through mid century from Irish author, Rose MacCaulay, British Author, Agatha Christie and American author, Virginia Layefsky. This is not a reading. This is theatrical storytelling where the stories have been adapted faithfully using the author's own words. Includes lighting, props and costumes.
$351- $500
Neale, Cynthia The Staying Power of Epiphanies for a Writer's Life Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Other,
Other
When author, Cynthia Neale, was twelve, she wrote skits and poems, knocked on neighbors’ doors and performed for them. She was always welcomed and would walk away feeling pleased, clutching a quarter and some home-baked cookies. She dreamed of writing novels, but it took many years before she was able to commit to this arduous, but passionate, work. And then in 2002, she completed her first historical fiction novel, 'The Irish Dresser,' for young adults. Publishers were interested, but…the doors kept slamming. When she decided to give up, a surprise came in the mail. The author will share the epiphanies she experienced that enabled her to persevere, and how she came to have published not only 'The Irish Dresser,' but also the continuing story in 'Hope in New York City,' and her first historical fiction novel for adults, 'Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th-Century New York.' Whether you are of Irish descent or not, you will be inspired to root for all immigrants who sought the American dream. And perhaps you will remember a few of your own dreams that have fallen by the wayside, as well.
$201- $350
Rosenberg, David One World, Many Stories Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
David FunN's One World, Many Stories library program, takes his audience around the world, showing magic and stories from China, Europe, Africa, Scotland and more. He uses music, magic, storytelling and puppetry to keep both children and adults enthralled and laughing for up to 50 minutes. His show includes a live rabbit production, over 20 child participants and uses books from the library's collection.
$201- $350
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