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Riedel, Cris Make the World a Better Place Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
All the stories in this program are old folktales, from six countries around the world. This program takes its theme from the 2017 summer reading theme. Stories in the program: 999 Steps, from Japan; the First House, from India; Lazy Jack, from England; The First Strawberries, from the Cherokee; the Butterfly Coat, from China; and Hummingbird's Advice, from India. If you'd like a longer/shorter program, that can be arranged!
$201- $350
Davis, Katie Novel and picture book Author-Illustrator Visit! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Kids interactively establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Children edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Kids learn to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. K-3: Highly interactive: children help write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. 4-6: Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: teaches kids HOW TO SEE so they’re able to illustrate any story they write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, K teacher
$1001- $3000
Parisi, Rita I am Zelda- a one-act play about MRS. F. Scott Fitzgerald Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is often known as the insane flapper wife of F.Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. However, she was more than just the beautiful muse and wife to one of the greatest of the Lost Generation writers. Rita Parisi, in her one-woman original play, will pay tribute to an often misunderstood woman; a woman who was also a mother, an accomplished dancer, an exhibited artist and a published writer in her own right. *appropriate for mature teens and older. *includes some stage lighting
$501- $1000
Heilbrun, Harvey Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Harvey Heilbrun's energetic and imaginative performances engage young and old in the art of the oral tradition. Join him as he spins folktales, sings, plays guitar, and breathes life into the imagination of the listeners. Using his 33 years of teaching experience in the middle and elementary school, including 25 years of singing and storytelling, Harvey presents everything from traditional Appalachian tales to classic legends, from historical songs to old-fashioned ghost stories. Younger grades will appreciate picture book based tales and story-songs. He will work with you to design the ideal program for your group. Multi-day follow-up workshops on storytelling with smaller groups are available. He is an ideal supplement to Balanced Literacy, Character Education, Environmental programs and Library reading programs for school age children. His program supports the Common Core standards. Harvey gathers his stories from a number of different sources, mainly folktale collections, picture books and tales that he’s heard from other tellers. He gets pleasure in telling tales that usually have a twist. He performs a number of curriculum/thematic related songs that he has written and songs of other famous songwriters.
$201- $350
Parisi, Rita Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight, weird tales by Sarah Orne Jewett Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Sarah Orne Jewett, a native of South Berwick Maine is one of the finest New England regional writers of the 19th century. Her stories mirror the everyday lives and landscapes furing that earlier time. Some of her best know works are The White Heron and The Country of the Pointed Firs. Less known are her weird tales of the mysterious and supernatural. Rita Parisi, in 19th century costume, will present three of these gothic tales in theatrical storytelling fashion using the actual words of Jewett herself while acting out the main characters of each story. *Wonderful for the Halloween Season *10-15 minute talk back is included. *Ages: mature teen and up.
$351- $500
Bram, Lance Journaling Workshop/ 4th to 6th grade Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing
4th to 6th grade Write about recent events and how they made you feel. Hopefully you can get into the habit of writing in your journal every day!
Up to $100
Franco Feeney, Betsy The Making of a Book... An Illustrator's Tale Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Painting
In a colorful slide presentation, the fascinating process of illustrating a picture book evolves before your eyes! Students come away from this program with a deeper understanding of the book-making process as well as a glimpse into the tiny world of microorganisms. A microscope and special camera are used to view the inhabitants of pond water! Based on her latest book, Amoeba Hop, Mrs. Feeney describes the many steps of book illustration from initial pencil sketch to final oil paintings. Thumbnail sketches, a book dummy and the use of a computer in the design of the pages are all part of the interesting procedure.
$351- $500
Bram, Lance Create your own crossword puzzle/ 4th to 6th grade Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
4th to 6th grade. Create word clues that lead to solutions to your own original crossword puzzle. Have fun challenging friends and family to complete your puzzles. If there is time, create visual puzzles such as mazes
Up to $100
Franco Feeney, Betsy Giant Book & Song Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
For younger students, it is an eye-popping experience to see an almost 6-foot wide picturebook open before them! The smallest of worlds comes to life in a big way when Mrs. Feeney turns the pages of her giant book. The American Association for the Advancement of Science has praised the book saying, “Amoeba Hop is an innovative approach to introduce young students to the world of microbiology, using song lyrics.” The students will also perform the story of Amoeba Hop right in the classroom using large cutout characters from the book and the little girl’s umbrella & coat!
$201- $350
Bram, Lance Emotional Vocabulary/ 4th to 6th grade Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Other
4th to 6th grade. Learn new words that describe emotions and behaviors. Also, play a Jumble game: unscramble letters to spell out various emotions.
Up to $100
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