Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Merklein, Paul Great Big Banned Faces Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Paul Merklein draws famous faces from banned books, and talks about why books are banned. A unique & entertaining program for Banned Books Week. This program is for Adults & Teens. To see videos & reviews, visit www.greatbigfaces.com.
$351- $500
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
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
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Babushka Tales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Understanding the diversity of cultural heritages, Mrs. McKeon Pierce tells tales of Eastern Europe with ethnic costume, props, and song. Babushka means grandmother, and these stories are folktales with the universal appeal of hearing tales on your grandma's lap.
$351- $500
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
Edgecomb, Diane Christmas Magic History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb presents a rich performance of fanciful tales full of holiday magic and fun. Find out about Johnny Molasses, a very adventurous Christmas tree ornament and take part in a Santa Claus adventure. The program culminates with a beautiful little Native American legend telling of the meaning and importance of the evergreen trees.
$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
Hudert, Christopher The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Applause Unlimited celebrates one of the 20th century’s greatest storytellers - Hans Christian Andersen - with this new adaptation of their UNIMA award winning show. Sometimes serious and heartwarming, sometimes downright silly, but always fun, the show features storytelling and song as well as over twenty hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes in three of Andersen’s best loved tales: “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
$351- $500
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