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CANCELLED – Workshop: Hands-Free Story Hours – How to Imagine and Reimagine Folk and Fairy Tales for Storytelling Sessions

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Mid York Library System office to prep for summer reading this year!

Workshop Description:

Practical storytelling skills and creativity unite in this interactive, thought-provoking workshop.

Develop skills to efficiently learn compelling renditions of stories for telling. Method: Some lecture/demonstration, mostly interactive and hands on. Takeaway: A ready-to-tell story, performance, linguistic and story-learning skills. Also, as time permits, we’ll explore how classic stories can be relevant today. You’ll learn how to update older stories to reflect 21st century culture. Method: Some lecture/demonstration, mostly discussion and hands-on, including exercises adapted from our book, Storytwisting. Takeaway: Ideas for developing re-imagined stories for all ages, practical tips, ethical considerations.

About the Presenter(s):

Barry Marshall, and Jeri Burns PhD have been The Storycrafters since 1991.  They are internationally renowned storytellers, award-winning authors and recording artists, radio show hosts, adjunct college faculty, arts educators, communications coaches, and public radio essayists.  They perform and teach in schools, libraries, festival workshops, and other venues in the US and internationally. 

In addition to conducting storytelling workshops for storytellers, teachers, librarians, and parents, they were faculty at Southern CT State University in the “Art of the Oral Tradition” graduate degree program where they taught children’s librarians, library media specialists, and classroom teachers the art of storytelling and ways to integrate and complement curriculum (1995-2011).  Jeri currently teaches part-time in the Communication Department at SUNY New Paltz and coaches public defenders for NYS Defenders Association. The Storycrafters are healing storytellers for psychiatric patients at Stamford Hospital. 

**All participants will have the option to request a certificate of attendance for two hours of CE credit.


April 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rebecca Kluberdanz


Mid York Library System
1600 Lincoln Ave
Utica, NY 13502 United States
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