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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Feldman, Eve Reading for Writing Workshops Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Using the author's fiction writing as a launch pad, students analyze short readings and then tackle their own short writing projects. In advance, the author shares three short stories which she submitted for inclusion in a short story anthology entitled I FOOLED YOU. Students are invited to select the story they would have chosen before discovering which story was actually selected. Alternately, students are invited to experience at least a few chapters of one of Ms. Feldman's chapter books. Elements of the author's writing are then used to help students create their own writing selections.
$501- $1000
Merklein, Paul Great Big Faces Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Paul Merklein draws Great Big Faces - famous faces from literature, and people right from the audience! Paul's program features art, comedy & audience participation, entertaining everyone at your library. See photos, reviews, tour dates and videos at www.greatbigfaces.com
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi ARRRRRRR YOU READING? Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Perfect for SUMMER READING!!Sail the Seven Seas (and Five Oceans) in search of TITLES TO TREASURE. Inspire your young readers with stories and songs from our treasured classics and tour new found literary treasures! We'll walk the Piratical Plank and go FISHING FOR TITLES - a wonderful interactive game to be treasured by all.ARRRRR! We'll embark on a quest for treasure filled with clues and songs for you. Gigi® and Family and Friends lead the rollicking good time with a PLETHORA of PIRATES and Puppets and Plenty of Puns... Guaranteed to be sooo much fun. Multi-award winning singer and educator, Gigi® is from the highly acclaimed Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band®.
$351- $500
Krensky, Stephen Adventures With the Writing Process Literature- Creative Writing
Whether jousting with dragons, outsmarting bullies or researching the early life of Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Krensky has learned to understand writing as a process. Using some of his 100+ fiction and non-fiction books as examples, he shares the process by which his ideas become manuscripts, and how those manuscripts are revised (and revised and revised) before being published. His talks are always informal, and he welcomes questions from the audience.
$1001- $3000
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Firebird Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet of The Firebird, watch as even the impossible is possible, as the mythical firebird comes to life and Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom. This 55 minute magical puppet fantasy features beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large body puppet; masterly accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score from the ballet of The Firebird. Explore Character Ed. themes such as: cooperation, friendship, courage, self - esteem and responsibility, in our newest puppet production.
$501- $1000
Stone, Nina Miss Nina Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Miss Nina puts children's favorite picture books to music and brings them to life, and kids cannot get enough! Passionate about children's literacy and reaching all learning styles, Miss Nina engages children with the written word by providing the opportunity to not only listen to stories, but to watch them, sing them and dance them.
$351- $500
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
McIntosh, Story Laurie The Library is the Place for Me! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie's love for libraries is infectious! Bask in Laurie’s frolicking style as she weaves tales of wonder and sings sunny songs about everything from home-grown tomatoes to turtles that fly, all the while delightfully reminding young and old that her favorite place to learn stories & songs (and just plain ol' hang out) is at the library! This program also features two Story Laurie tunes: the call-and-response “Come Along with Me” (to the library, that is!) and the “No Library Books in the Bathtub” waltz.
$201- $350
Mischief, Merry A Victorian Christmas Holiday! History,
Literature- Poetry,
Music
Merry Merry! Celebrate the holidays with music and poetry from Merry Olde England to get your community into the Holiday Spirit! A 45-minute Christmas season show with sing a longs of holiday music from Victorian Christmas to the favorites of the present, wrapped up with some fun poetry and silly holiday puns! Sing alongs and humor will be a great addition to your community event! Musicians come dressed in Victorian Christmas costuming or in festive holiday apparel to set the mood for your event!
$201- $350
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
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