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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hayes, Daniel Daniel Hayes, Author Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing
Daniel Hayes's acclaimed trio of books about best friends, Tyler and Lymie, has established a tremendous following and earned the author two ALA Best Books for Young Adults commendations. His fourth book, Flyers, which introduced a new cast of characters, was a nominee for a 1997 Edgar award by the Mystery Writers of America and was named a 1998 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. He has recently completed a new novel called My Kind of Crazy. Presentations include both small and large groups. Content varies depending on the group and its interests but would generaly cover the how-to of writing, the background of my books, steps to getting published, etc.
$351- $500
Merklein, Paul How to draw Zombies Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Cartoonist Paul Merklein teaches how to draw zombies - a creative hands-on drawing workshop for teens & tweens! See photos, reviews, tour dates and videos at www.greatbigfaces.com
$351- $500
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.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT ( & the 7 Chihuahuas) Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
$1001- $3000
Walsh, FARMER TOM WALSH and tiger tom CHILDRENS MUSIC ON THE FARM WITH FARMER TOM WALSH Literature- Poetry,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
American songs FOR CHILDREN – A collection of children’s music and storytelling. As one of the country’s most original Singer and Storytellers, FARMER TOM Walsh takes the listener on a fascinating journey through the roots of American music and his own original songs with a little help from the grooves of The Grateful Dead, Phish, his Friends moe and his own lovin' soul. FARMER TOM performs his songs and stories gathered from Masters he has studied and performed with including folklorist John Lomax and Mike Seeger of the Smithsonian institute of America, Legendary Traditional American musicians Doc Watson, Norm Blake, Joe Pass, Fiddling Mark Hamilton and others. FARMER TOM is a Master of the open tuning, of the guitar, in early roots music; pass to him by Mike Seeger. Workshops, at festivals, are available.
$351- $500
Ellison, Emily Sing Me a Story, Read Me a Song Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
"Sing Me a Story, Read Me a Song!"   (An NY and Queens Public Library and school favorite)
Children ages 0 - 5 and their caregivers will dive into the wonderful world of picture books by singing and exercising their physical, social and emotional and intellectual minds as they use music to increase their alphabetic knowledge, initial letter sound knowledge, rhyming abilities, print awareness pre­reading skills.Participants will: dance, march, stomp, skip, hop, bend, stretch, sway, clap, tap, sing a song and bang a gong and use props like scarves, parachutes, streamers, balls, to explore movement and space.   They will  shake and strike bells, shakers, drums and all the traditional children’s percussion and explore sound and rhythms, timbre, volume, pitch, and tempo sing a great variety of traditional early childhood and nursery rhyme songs and begin and end each class with the same “hello” and “goodbye” songs.

$201- $350
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Tales to Chill Your Blood Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spine tinglers! Of course, I specialize in delicious fear, which is not at all horror, but chills with an ending that will make you laugh.
$351- $500
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
Edgecomb, Diane Tales of Enchantment History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Enter the world of fairy tales where magic is only a moment away, and lessons about how to live are expressed through vivid symbols. For younger children, Diane brings to life classic fairy tales like Snow White and Rose Red and Bee, Mouse, Harp and Bum-Clock, an unusual ‘Jack’ tale. When Jack returns home with dancing bugs instead of beans, the fun and magic really begin! For older students, Diane explores the oral tradition through Arthurian legends and ancient Irish tales such as the humorous Sir Gawain and Loathly Lady. Enchant your audiences with the beauty and magic of traditional tales.
$351- $500
Sardelli, Darren Pre-K Poetry Party Literature- Authors,
Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Celebrate poetry with award winning poet and children’s book author, Darren Sardelli. Darren’s PRE-K POETRY PARTY is an interactive poetry presentation that teaches Pre-K students about rhythm as they clap their hands and dance to the beats of his poems. Each poem takes them on a magical adventure… they’ll go surfing in a rainbow ocean, they’ll play fetch with an invisible puppy, and they’ll even act out and sing Darren’s poems with Darren. It’s a fun filled day of learning for everyone!
$201- $350
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