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WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES
Tell Me a Story
Spend time with Storyteller Andre Keitt as he relays how to
present the magic of storytelling to school age audiences and
family audiences. Discover innovative ways to spin tales with the
use of costumes, props, pictures, games, songs, cooking
demonstrations and more!
This Way to Books
Learn innovative ways to create partnerships with families as
they foster the reading success in children. The audience will
hear about topics that lead children to becoming the “best”
readers they can be, while, at the same time enjoying the whole
learning experience. Strategies such as Talking Together, Tall
Tales, Writing Resources, Print Rich Environments, and Reading
Aloud will all be explored.
LECTURES & TALKS
Keys to the Keepers
A presentation about American slaves and their descendents
keeping hold to their African culture, through storytelling and
folklore. This talk delves into the migration of the African Oral
Tradition from its place of inception, the motherland of Africa,
to its arrival on the shores of early America.
Tales, Talk & Tunes of the Harlem Renaissance
Travel back in time as the speaker transports the audience
back in time, to a speakeasy during the glory days of 1920s
Harlem, a time when drinking in bars was prohibited, when The
Cotton Club ruled the night club revelers, and the sounds of Count
Base and his Orchestra vibrated from the box! This interactive
presentation is liable to have audience members Shimmying all they
got as they cut the rug, doing the Tango and the Charleston!
When You’re Young at Heart
Intergenerational story program for the senior set. Hear
stories about the silver foxes of a wacky retirement home; the
interactions of a storyteller and his grandmother; as well as, a
delicious demonstration cooked up to delight the taste buds and
the memories of the soul.