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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Parisi, Rita Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
A presentation of three ghost stories spanning from early 20th century through mid century from Irish author, Rose MacCaulay, British Author, Agatha Christie and American author, Virginia Layefsky. This is not a reading. This is theatrical storytelling where the stories have been adapted faithfully using the author's own words. Includes lighting, props and costumes.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Tales of the Supernatural Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of the Supernatural For adults, not appropriate for ages 11 and under. Just in time for Halloween, Diane presents an unusual collection of eerie tales and songs. Definitely not for kids, this evening event features a true ghost story Edgecomb collected about the misshapen standing stones of Avebury, England and the eerie force that emanates from them. The performance has a decidedly Celtic slant exploring the Gaelic traditions that influence Halloween including the humorous encounter with the devil that brought about the first Jack O’Lantern
$501- $1000
Richter, Chip Chip Richter - The Young Songwriter's Workshop Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Chip Richter’s Young Songwriters Workshop is an exciting and fun journey through the craft of writing songs. Students will explore the four elements of song writing, the form and foundation of a song, and discover what makes a lyric work. Learning how to use hooks, rhymes, and words that sing, students will have the opportunity to begin writing their own songs right away. The students will listen to songs, sing songs, analyze and diagram songs, all in a very fun, interactive way. The Young Songwriters Workshop works well as a plug-in to your local school’s English and or Language Arts course study. Many teachers will use the Young Songwriters Workshop to culminate a section on journaling, poetry, or creative writing. In the end students will have lots of fun, discover the magic of words, and learn something about what's in a song and perhaps, what's in their heart.
$501- $1000
Sardelli, Darren Pre-K Poetry Party Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This interactive poetry presentation teaches Pre-K students about rhythm as they clap their hands and dance to the beats of Darren’s poems. Each poem takes them on an imaginary journey – they’ll go surfing in a rainbow ocean, they’ll play fetch with an invisible puppy, and they’ll even sing Darren’s poems with Darren. It’s a fun filled day of learning for everyone!
$201- $350
Carpenter, Margot Poetry Shows: We Can Honestly Like the World! Literature- Poetry
Children Learn what poetry truly is and how it shows what the world is and how they want to be! Through poems by such poets as Ruben Dario, Po Chu-I, Lewis Carroll, and more, children learn that poetic music comes from a person's seeing the world honestly, as the oneness of opposites. These are the same opposites that are in them, in their family, in classmates--like soft and hard, slow and fast, high and low. Poetry will be closer to chidlren, as they see that it has beauty & power! The music of a true poem makes for a big feeling of honestly liking the world!
Up to $100
Zalben, Jane Writing middle-grade fiction and screenplays adapted from my novels Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
The writing process of creating a middle-grade, young adult novel, or non-fiction writing. I show drafts, editorial letters and comments, galleys, corrective proofs, and also show the stages an author goes through until the book is a final bound copy, encouraging the students explore their own paths of writing and also demonstrating the journey of rewriting and editing to make their work tight, with both clarity and connecting with the reader at the same time.
$351- $500
McKenna, Mark Comic Book and Graphic Novel art Literature- Authors,
Media- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Mark McKenna, a 26 year veteran Comic Book artist for, Marvel, DC and Dark Horse Comics has worked on over 450 comics and over 7000 pages of artwork. He has worked on comics such as The X Men, The Hulk, Batman and most recently Star Wars... Mark has created a program that gets the audience involved in the comic book creating mentality from the story inception to the 5 stages of creating a comic book. Can be "hands on" or a straight lecture. Also, Mark has created a kids book property Banana Tail in which his 3rd book, Banana Tail's Colorful Adventure shipped late last Summer. He has a 25 minute power point presentation on how he created the world of Banana Tail and his friends Tic Tac, the plaid zebra and Reena, the mood-color changing rhino!
$201- $350
Merklein, Paul How to Draw Cartoons Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Cartoonist Paul Merklein draws cartoons & talks about cartooning. This program inspires students to create, communicate & have fun cartooning!
$351- $500
Rivest, Robert Literacy Alive! Lets Celebrate Reading! Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Literacy Alive is a quick moving fun-filled enrichment program that gets students of all ages excited about reading. Robert Rivest reveals the 'hidden treasures' of reading and comically illustrates and the joys of reading everyday. Robert's mastery of mime, theater and improvisation quickly engages children, offering crystal clear examples of: Plot, Character, Setting, Problem, Solution, Beginning, Middle, End, Comedy, and Drama. A fun way to learn!
$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
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