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TheatreworksUSA, - CHARLOTTE'S WEB Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
The miraculous Charlotte and the lovable Wilbur star in E.B. White's ever-popular tale of bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
$1001- $3000
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Pirate of Book Island Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Join The Puppet People and “Dig Into Reading” to solve the mystery of Book Island! A book, a treasure map and a reading adventure begins! Go on a quest to solve the mystery of Book Island and dig for buried treasure! Chip visits his library to check out some books when something very unexpected happens. He is transported into the story! Help Chip search for The Queen of the Seas most valuable treasure, stolen by The Pirate of Book Island. Lots of Audience Participation! 45 minutes of fun! And much more! Ages 3—10
$201- $350
Ekblom, Christopher Tunes and Tales Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A fun and entertaining program for all ages that combines humorous stories with original folk-style music. Chris’s unique performance is very animated and is sure to spark the imagination of children and adults alike. With a guitar in hand and a flat top hat, Chris captivates his listeners with finger picking melodies , colorful language , and funny story twists that include accents and vocal variety. This lively program is appropriate for all ages and can be customized to fit any age group or setting.
$201- $350
Carpenter, Regi Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This is a wonderful program featuring stories from the upcoming book of the same title. Family, recipe for disaster or comfort food? It includes stories of the Carpenter clan of the 1000 Islands region in NYS. Colorful, poignant and always saucy. A GREAT adult and teen program.
$201- $350
Schembri, Pamela Multicultural Tales Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With her keen sense of dialog, Pamela inhabits characters from many parts of the world. Students travel from one country to another, discovering how traditional folk tales connect us all. Favorites include The Magic Orange Tree and other Haitian tales, Anansi stories (including African, Jamaican and North American versions), native American tales, and extraordinary selections from Europe and Asia.
$351- $500
Zalben, Jane Writing and Illustrating Children's Books Literature- Creative Writing,
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
Hunt, Kathryn Tween / Teen Job Style Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Media- Other
Job seekers meet with an experienced recruiter to improve their career style skills. Discover personal branding and how to use it for career growth. Topics include: *Resume Writing *Interview Preparation *Dressing for Success Attendees receive workbook and resources for additional information
$101- $200
Fiske, David How to Publish Your Own Book (or E-Book) Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
For those who have a story they want to tell in a book, today’s self-publishing environment allows authors to get their books into print by making use of services that cost little or nothing. David Fiske has self-published two books, and in this presentation offers advice to potential authors, explaining how it can be accomplished, and providing tips on the available publishing options as well as the book distribution process. Self-publishing also means self-marketing, and Fiske will give some low-cost ideas on ways to promote books once they’re published.
$101- $200
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I (the author), perform a high energy, dynamic, interactive, multi-media storytelling show encompassing my book: Kokopelli & the Island of Change. This book's nautical theme (complete with sea creatures, island living, and pirates!) fits perfectly with the MAKE A SPLASH AT YOUR LIBRARY theme! My show utilizes the ancient art of storytelling mixed with vocal sound effects and character voices, projected images of my book's illustrations, a native flute musical interlude that I play personally, as well as tons of audience participation. My show is hilarious most of the time, serious at others... this dynamic really draws the children in! I have performed this identical show at over 700 elementary schools nationally, with over 500,000 children of ALL AGES having loved it to date. I have over 60,000 copies of my books in circulation, so you're getting a best-selling author storytelling as well!
$201- $350
Sayles, Elizabeth Make a Picture Book with Elizabeth Sayles Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
This in-class workshop is presented by award-winning and best-selling picture book illustrator and author, Elizabeth Sayles. It begins with a demonstration of how a picture book is made, from typed manuscript to thumbnail sketches, the dummy book, revisions, final sketches, final art and finally arriving at a printed and bound book. Workshop attendees will create their own stories and illustrate them using props and toys (provided in the workshop) and a lot of imagination. They will be creating the thumbnail sketches for their own picture book! To create illustrations for a book, artists need to develop drawing skills and craftsmanship. They use pencils, paint, pastels, paper and canvas and other media. But they also use memory, imagination, observation skills to help come up with the ideas for the pictures and stories. This workshop can be for age groups ranging from 2nd grade - adult
$351- $500
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