Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Feldman, Eve Writing Workshops Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
WRITING WORKSHOPS Encourage writing competence and confidence with Ms. Feldman's dynamic, motivational workshops. Using her expertise as an acclaimed author and Harvard trained educator, Ms. Feldman creates lively custom designed workshops to decrease the fear and increase the fun of writing. Skills, tips, techniques and practice enhance research directed non-fiction writing and/or creative writing. Topics covered may include taking reliable notes; creating compelling beginnings, self-editing, showing vs. telling; the power of description; choosing effective words; understanding point of view; developing strong characters, etc. Sessions are adjusted for age level. Humorous punctuation and spelling exercises are also available. Ms. Feldman has added interactive workshops based on her recently released book BILLY & MILLY, SHORT & SILLY, a well-received (starred reviews) and humorous introduction to storytelling.
$501- $1000
Merklein, Paul How to draw Cartoons Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Cartoonist Paul Merklein teaches how to draw cartoons - a creative hands-on workshop for teens & tweens. This program inspires students to create, communicate & have fun cartooning!
$351- $500
Luper, Eric From Reluctant Reader to Author Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
Author, Eric Luper, grew up as the most reluctant of reluctant readers. Through the course of his life, he gradually turned around and found a passion in the written word. Today, Eric is a published author with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins and others. Join him as Eric takes you on the profound and often humorous journey from reluctant reader through the many steps that led to his publication.
$501- $1000
Merklein, Paul Great Big Seusses Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Paul Merklein draws great big faces from the world of Dr. Seuss, entertaining everyone at your library! See photos, reviews, tour dates & videos at www.greatbigfaces.com
$351- $500
Zimmermann, Linda Zombies, the Undead, and the People Who Love Them Literature- Authors,
Other
What is our fascination with zombies and other undead creatures? This program examines the history of these frightening beings of myth and legend from countries around the world. It also takes a look at the modern day infatuation with zombies, highlighting aspects of my novel "Hudson Valley Zombie Apocalypse," which was also turned into a graphic novel.
$101- $200
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
Mitch Weiss, Martha Hamilton Words Take Wing: An Author's Visit with Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton are seasoned presenters who have been winning audiences and critical acclaim throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia since 1980. Renowned for their dynamic presentations of world tales and their work in teaching storytelling, they are available for performances, author visits, workshops, and extended residencies. Their twenty-one books and recordings have won numerous awards including Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Publications Awards, Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (from Bank Street College of Education), and the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award. A typical comment after a school visit is: 'Beauty & Beast Storytellers have so much talent wrapped in one package! They are authors, dramatists and educators bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Their books delight all audiences and when they talk their books, it's an unforgettable performance.' Mitch and Martha will get children of all ages excited about reading and inspire them to tell tales in an engaging manner and to write their own stories. Their story collections and picture books appeal to a wide range of ages. Check out their terrific Web site which reflects the quality of their programs and the breadth and depth of their experience.
$501- $1000
Davis, Lydia Adams It's A Mighty Hard Road History,
Literature- Authors,
Music
It's a Mighty Hard Road • A program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. • Lydia Adams Davis presents a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. • Join in on Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie. • Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers. • Listen to Union Songs in the camps... Imagine hopping on the freight trains. • Hear : Hobo's Lament.dreaming of a job...through the hardships made lighter by song. • Urban Chicago Country Blues and survival story-songs of families weathering hard times. • Upbeat, Tin Pan Alley tunes to cheer and lift the spirit! Presentation will entertain, educate, and inspire.
$201- $350
Connolly, Carol Just Dig It! (Summer Reading 2013) Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales ‘n Tunes, award-winning musical storytelling duo, will be digging deep with a lively and entertaining Summer Reading performance which will cultivate kids’ imaginations with tunes and tales about gardens and gardening. Sprouting ideas through books is the perfect way to propagate a crop of budding readers, and summer is the perfect growing season. Watch children bloom as they listen to and take part in stories and songs which celebrate reading. Tales ‘n Tunes perennially provides a fun and enriching musical story event that will encourage participants to “Dig into Reading.”
$201- $350
Shimeta, Kathleen Life, Love, Song! A Visit with Gena Branscombe Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
This show is a tribute to an inspiring composer whose life and work were well in advance of her time. A one-woman retrospective of Miss Branscombe's life showcases the romantic beauty of her exceptional music. A performance full of family entertainment, enchantment and inspiration! Composer Gena Branscombe was a leading figure in American classical music from 1905 until her death in 1977. Her richly melodic, award-winning body of work includes over 150 art songs, chamber music, choral works and piano compositions. An integral part of New York City and State musical life in her time, Miss Branscombe was also the founder and leader of the Branscombe Choral, with an illustrious career that included performing and conducting for kings, presidents and the celebrated figures of her time.
$501- $1000
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