Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lawrence, David Finding the Hero in You! Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
David FunN's Finding the Hero in You! program is based on the 2015 cooperative theme and takes his audience on a magical journey, trying to find a true 'hero'. He uses music, magic, storytelling and puppetry to keep both children and adults enthralled and laughing for up to 45 minutes. His show includes a live rabbit production, child participants and uses books from the library's collection.
$351- $500
Walks, Russell The Power of Pop Culture Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Drawing
In addition to being an artist and writer, I’m a teacher with a Masters Degree in Education. I’d love to visit your library this summer and spend some time talking with your kids about the importance of reading and about how a friendship with literature can help young adults achieve their dreams. In 2006 and 2007, I was the artist responsible for the young adult side of the Collaborative Summer Library Program. During those two years, I spent some time traveling around the country giving a presentation I’ve developed based on my artwork, my love of reading, and Joseph Campbell’s philosophy about the persistence of myth and its importance in our lives. I know that all sounds a little scholarly, but the presentation itself is entertaining as well as educational – I talk about Star Wars, and about how it changed my life. I explore the connection between stories as seemingly disparate as The Lion King and the Harry Potter saga, and I talk about how those stories apply to all of us. About me and my work: http://www.russellwalks.com http://www.starwars.com/eu/explore/profile/f20060508/index.html http://billingsgazette.com/entertainment/enjoy/article_68127902-935f-11de-86ec-001cc4c002e0.html http://www.starwars.com/kids/activity/draw/f20060103/index.html About my presentation: http://www.cla-net.org/included/docs/Briefings_May06.pdf (See Page 12) http://members.more.net/stories/chickens-snakes-and-wookiees http://www.starwars.com/vault/collecting/topps/20081215.html
$501- $1000
Hudert, Christopher Tales of Beatrix Potter Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A solo puppeteer/storyteller explores the fantasy world of one of Victorian England’s best-known authors and illustrators. Set in an old-fashioned nursery, this performance includes three favorite Beatrix Potter stories as seen through the eyes of a young English girl growing up at the beginning of the twentieth century. As she pursues the everyday activities of playing and learning, the tales of “Two Bad Mice,” “Jeremy Fisher,” and “Jemima Puddleduck” seem to grow from her imagination. This 45 minute show incorporates hand, rod, and shadow puppets with storytelling and song in a style that is sure to please young and old alike. Licensed by Frederick Warne & Co.
$351- $500
Hunt, Kathryn Teen & Young Adult Job Style Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Media- Other
This workshop addresses the specific needs of today's young job seekers including: *Obtaining working papers, review of labor laws & teen driving restrictions *Job applications, references, resume writing, cover letters & email usage *Dressing for success, interviewing, networking, college application preparation WORKSHOP TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS *All workshops are presented in Power Point from my laptop connected to the library's multimedia projector (ex: Proxima, VGA cable required on site) *Attendees receive workbooks and bibliographies for additional information *Customized workshops are available by request for individuals and groups *Workshops are one hour long unless noted (ex: Career Style is 2 hours) Contact Kathryn Hunt at 631-261-3693 or via email at contact@iKatGear.com for details and availability.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane The Salmon of Wisdom Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
True tales and original stories of encounters with the wild. This inspiring and entertaining performance is especially for nature lovers. The show starts off with an upbeat rhyming story of a New York cabbie who travels “up North” in search of a loon. Filled with humorous and evocative moments as we travel with the greenhorn cabbie as he reconnects with the wild. This piece is complemented with beautiful Native American legends and Diane’s original story The Salmon of Wisdom ~ a true tale of a mysterious and inspiring journey along California's Pacific Coast ~ a story of the beauty and mystery of nature. A one of a kind performance by one of New England’s favorite storytellers.
$501- $1000
Wayfinder Experience, Inc. More Precious Than Gold: A Literary Treasure Hunt Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
“More Precious Than Gold” A Literary Treasure Hunt Meet all of your favorite characters from your favorite books in one magical day, as they come to your library for a fun and delightful treasure hunt! Participants will work together to find a treasure that supports or enhances reading- library cards, bookmarks, books, etc. Combine your love of reading with your keen wits, and answer riddles brought to you by characters from Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, and many more! The Wayfinder Experience is an organization designed to supply a safe environment in which participants may delve into deeper levels of teambuilding, cooperative play, and improvisational theatre. Wayfinder runs summer camps, arts education programs, birthday parties, literacy enhancement events, corporate training seminars, and special events. For more information, please visit our website: www.wayfinderexperience.com.
$201- $350
Sardelli, Darren Laugh-A-Lot Poetry Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
Award winning poet and children’s book author, Darren Sardelli, shows children and young adults the cool side of poetry. Come watch Darren act out his hilarious and witty poetry, find out where he gets his ideas from, and learn how to paint pictures with your words. Many will leave this workshop with a new appreciation for reading and writing. Giggles guaranteed!
$201- $350
DuBois, Betsy Georgia Popoff Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Authors
Georgia A. Popoff, of Syracuse, NY, is a “community poet,” expressed as performance poet, educator, editor, and spoken word producer. As a performer, she has toured both the west and east coasts extensively, coupling these efforts with opportunities to teach in schools and provide peer workshops in communities where she reads. Among her past projects as producer, she coordinated the monthly reading series, “Third Thursday Poetry at Pastabilities,” for 2 years; “Poetry at the End” at Happy Endings Cake & Coffeehouse, and was the Syracuse Poetry Slam Master for 2 years. In fall/winter 2000, she coordinated a series, “Sunday Kind of Words,” to feature poets who offered both an afternoon workshop and evening reading to the Central New York writing community. In 2001 – 2002, she coordinated a weekly reading, “Poetry Paradiso,” which continued through Spring 2003 in collaboration with the Downtown Writers Center and the Community Folk Art Center in Syracuse. Georgia has also produced local events in conjunction with two international poetry programs, Poets for Peace International and the United Nation’s sponsored Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry (www.dialoguepoetry.org), in collaboration with the Everson Museum of Art.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane One Thousand Doorways: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey Literature- Poetry,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A chance meeting with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest of danger and discovery to bring to the world the ancient legends of this oppressed culture. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of one woman’s journey through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.
$501- $1000
Hudert, Christopher The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Applause Unlimited celebrates one of the 20th century’s greatest storytellers - Hans Christian Andersen - with a new adaptation of this award winning show. Sometimes serious and heartwarming, sometimes downright silly, but always fun, the show features storytelling and song as well as over twenty hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes in three of Andersen’s best loved tales: “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
$351- $500
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