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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
CLEMENTS, JEHAN Traditional Folk Tales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
1 - Fairy Tale & Folk Tale - Important Storytelling Words 2 - How Nemisis Brought Stories to the World - African Folk Tale 3 - Nasrudin Tales - Sufi tales from the Masters 4 - We're Having Fun - A Sing-a-Long Song
$351- $500
Roethel, Glen A Musical Guide To Your 2015 Summer Reading List [Presented By National Recording/Touring Artist Glen Roethel] Literature- Other,
Music,
Other
*** ADULT MUSIC CONCERT PROGRAM for SUMMER READING LIST *** A book can transport a reader into the past, the future, even around the world; a song is a similar journey distilled down to just three or four minutes. In this 1-hour concert presentation, national recording/touring artist Glen Roethel will sing some of your favorite familiar songs – plus a few of his own –– and with them introduce you to an amazing assortment of factual and fictional titles from your 2015 NYS Summer Reading list. You'll leave with ears filled with music, hearts filled with memories, and arms filled with great books! This is a fun, useful and free concert, suitable for all ages, but looking specifically at the adult reading list. Don't miss it! --------------------------------- http://www.glenroethel.com ---------------------------------
$201- $350
CLEMENTS, JEHAN Original Folk Tales Literature- Authors,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
1 - Alfred The Ant - An ant who lives and has fun in Central Park. 2 - A Long Story About a Short Fish - How we cleaned up the Hudson River. 3 - The Banana That Ate New York - A non-violent story with a tasty ending. 4 - We're Having Fun - A sing-a-long Song
$351- $500
Harvey, Richard How To Play Blackjack: An Introduction To State-Of-The-Art Game Strategies Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Other
Richard Harvey, bestselling author of Blackjack The Smart Way and Cutting Edge Blackjack, world renowned innovator of new blackjack strategies and expert player, teaches cutting edge concepts so all can understand what it takes to win at the game of 21 (aka blackjack). Called 'a blackjack wizard, a genius,' and 'a blackjack guru' by industry insiders, this university-trained math whiz and scientist has been praised for creating new methods (through 10 years of research involving card behavior studies, theoretical math models, shuffling studes and more) that far surpass the accuracy of the methods of the past. (Howard Schwartz of Las Vegas praised him for 'blazing new territory.') Interactive card demonstrations involve the audience in the process of learning. Harvey's done more than 200 professional seminars nationwide and is great at making everything easy to understand through copious amounts of instructive card examples and easy-to-understand PowerPoint slides. Harvey's recent library seminar West Hartford, CT, was fabulously successful (60+ attended). Harvey is proactive at getting publicity too. He obtained write-ups in the Hartford Courant, West Hartford Life and appeared on the Ray Dunaway show on WTIC-AM prior to the West Hartford library seminar. See www.blackjacktoday.com for more info.
$201- $350
Brown, Kimberly A VISIT FROM THE REAL D.W. Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
1.I share childhood memories and explain that most of the characters are based on real people from our family or neighborhood. 2.question and answer 3.A power point presentation,sharing everything from family photos to where Marc lives and works.It also includes,Arthur in the Macys Day parade and a review on how marc write a book. 4.I read a D.W. book on power point. 5.I show the stages of his illustrations. 6.We all draw Arthur together. 7.I will stamp their pictures or books with a Marc Brown autographed stamp with a picture of D.W. on it for a special keepsake.
$201- $350
Feldman, Eve STORYTELLING, WRITING, DRAMA WORKSHOP Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
My recent book, BILLY AND MILLY, SHORT AND SILLY, is comprised of thirteen very short stories that can be enjoyed by non-readers, emerging readers and older students who enjoy word play and storytelling. The book has been greeted by starred reviews and recommended as a wonderful introduction to the joys of reading, storytelling, rhyme and language. I have developed a series of activities that revolve around this book and involve interactive, enthusiastic student participation.
$501- $1000
Agostino, Christopher The Bodacious Book Shows: I, II and III Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Our Bodacious Book Shows inspire kids to pick up and read books that are so fun they’ll want to read more. Featuring comic characters like Professor Fineprint and Beatrice the Bookworm, with Bob Bookmark and Rita Digest hosting the “Have You READ It?” Game that involves the entire audience with questions and challenges about great books. These shows celebrate the joy of reading in a way that completely engages both kids and their parents. Three different versions available: I — The Classics Bob and Rita remind students of the fun they’ve had with their favorite books. Featuring a madcap rendition of “Jack and the Beanstalk” starring the audience and a 60’ beanstalk II — World Tour Books from other countries and folktales from around the world show that whenever you open a book it will take you somewhere. Featuring a folktale from Africa: “Who’s In Rabbit’s House?” III — Nature Tales Animal tales, poetry, and books celebrating Nature are the theme for our most colorful Book Show. Including a traditional folktale: “Home in the Sky” in which 13 audience volunteers help create an ocean full of life onstage.
$501- $1000
Szydlowski, Mary Where do stories come from? From an idea to the printed page. Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Other
Explains how an idea is transformed into a story and how that becomes a book or magazine piece. The audience will see how notes on scraps of paper become the 1st draft of a story. We'll discuss drafts and rewrites. We'll talk about what editors do and who comes up with the illustrations. And finally how the words and pictures become a story in a magazine or a children's book. We'll use 3 of my published children's books and some of my children's stories as examples.
$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
Szydlowski, Mary Writing to Sell Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
Participants will receive an overview of the publishing industry. They will learn how to use a variety of reference materials to locate markets for their work. We'll discuss the types of rights publishers buy, copyright law, forms of payment, manuscript format, contracts, etc. We'll talk about the importance of revising and editing manuscripts for grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Participants will learn how to write a query letter. They'll also learn about web resources for writers. We'll also talk about what to do if your manuscript is rejected.
$351- $500
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