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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Byers, Kathy YOUR SCHOOL IN SONG CREATE ONE TODAY! Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Co-written with input from all classes participating in the songwriting process. Additional songs are written as students are inspired by the "muse" in the classroom. Forty-five minutes per class works well for brainstorming, creating lyrics and melodies and voicemail recording with an iPod in the classroom. The school is presented with a CD-recording of their own School Song and a printout of lead sheet and lyrics. A celebratory assembly culminates the songwriting experience.
$351- $500
Powell, Jack Songwriting Workshops and Performances with RiverJack “Zucchini” Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
RiverJack’s( comprises one-third of The Zucchini Brothers ) highly engaging style motivates students to participate actively in the creative process. Through dynamic performance, demonstration, and audience participation, RiverJack provides an introduction to the processes of looping, songwriting, and recording, and leaves participants with a finished product that they are proud to call their own. RiverJack uses “loop” (live recording) technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica,trumpet and vocals. During a 60- to 75-minute session, participants will explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They will work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the library will receive a CD/mp3 containing the participants’ song.
$201- $350
Lazzarini, James Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Reading encouragement show.) Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Reading encouragement show.) Amore will amaze children 3 to 12 years with a performance that tops all others. Fast paced and original, this one of a kind performance utilizes amazing magic, hilarious side-splitting comedy, live animals, music, and loads of audience participation all intertwined with a message about libraries, the value of books and the importance of reading. Feel the excitement as you witness colorful handkerchiefs turn to magic canes and objects materialize out of thin air. Visual magic combines with the encouragement of reading in this electrifying show. Never seen before illusions and audience participation make this a show you and your students will long remember. Fly like Peter Pan, Pass through Alice’s Looking Glass, perform magic like Harry Potter and even become the Cat in the Hat! From the moment the show begins until the grand finale the children will be mesmerized and mystified by Amore. Perfect choice for the summer reading club kick off, end of the summer party or during the school year vacations!
$351- $500
Samarripa, Consuelo Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award winning Author with Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo offers multicultural poetry and storytelling.Consuelo Samarripa shares her Mexican heritage through stories, tales, poetry, and folklore. Unique bilingual blends and noise makers, as well as her use of shawls, add interest to her storytelling style. She also conducts workshops and seminars for children, educators, and adults. Her varied life experiences allow her to relate to audiences through a different perspective-- as a native and a foreigner. The Cuentos Celebration and World Medley programs offer a bilingual blend of folktales and historical stories that may be customized for presenters and their audiences. The Cuentos Celebration consist of various Hispanic tales, folklore, poetry and historical stories. The World Medley program consist of multicultural folktales and folklore, and some Aesop fables. Stories exposing character traits such as loyalty, honesty and integrity are woven into the programs. The repertoire can span through various two hour storytelling concerts. Other programs are available for adult or children's workshops, special holiday events, keynotes, and festivals
$1001- $3000
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
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
Stewart, Donna Shakespeare's Lute Book History,
Literature- Other,
Music
Music was integral to Shakespeare's plays. This program features many of the musical references from selected plays, presenting 16th century English songs, ayres, ballads and dance tunes - including both historical settings and our own new settings of orphan texts matched to music from historical sources.
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Call of the Wild: Music of the Klondike Gold Rush History,
Literature- Other,
Music
This program traces the history of the Klondike Gold Rush through the music of that era. Funny, romantic, silly and sometimes tragic, these songs and tunes are presented in costume with anecdotes and a lot of history lessons.
$351- $500
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Oral History: Connecting to your Family with Storytelling Genealogy,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This interactive program is ideal for conferences, church groups, clubs, libraries, and retirees. Many techniques are given for gathering and sharing family stories that reveal Aha! moments about who we are and what our family gifts and curses are. Using family photos, artifacts, and songs to get the juices flowing, many workshop participants experience epiphanies and connect with their families and communities in a new and enriched way.
$351- $500
Luper, Eric Teen Writing Workshop Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
Teen Writing Workshop is a program that helps teens who are interested in writing to hone their skills at creating pages that pop. Students will learn about the incredible importance of: - first lines - first pages - sentence structure - cliffhangers - chapter beginnings - chapter endings - word choice Smaller groups work better for a program such as this (20 students or less), but two to three groups per day can be accommodated. This is not a program for reluctant writers. Teen Writing Workshop is geared toward teens who are interested in honing their craft and really making their prose jump off the page.
$501- $1000
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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