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up to 90 minutes
10-adult

Combination of folklore with personal stories of teaching in Haiti. Can be projected by transparency.

up to 2 hours
10-adult

Combination of improvisation games and story starters.

up to 90 minutes
6-adult

Blend of comic stories with folklore, traditions, and history of holiday. Can be projected by transparency or proxima system.

 
Click links below to listen to live recordings of Irish Folklore:

Borders Bookstore, Avondale, AZ
Saturday, March 15, 2008
live recording, no editing

Finn McCoul
Red Cap and the Miser (used with permission by Pleasant DeSpain)

up to 60 minutes
6-adult

Personal stories told about pets that came into my life.

45-minutes
K-3

This 1st person concert brings Junie B. Jones to life. Junie B. tells six of her adventures including Junie B., First Grader Aloha-ha-ha, Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket, Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy, Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day, Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook. Junie B. uses props and audience participation to tell her tales. Tickel even tells knock-knock jokes! Philip Johnny Bob tells really bad elephant jokes. This program is espeically effective with groups up to 120.
Materials for this concert:
Junie B. Jones Promotional Flyer

up to 60 minutes
10 to adult

Funny stories about growing up in rural Indiana.

Up to three hours
Scouts

Boy Scouts-The Communications Merit Badge is required to earn the Eagle Scout Rank.  This workshop will meet the requirements for this merit badge.  Specific activities:  Share a personal story, list ways to communicate, write a story and share with group, make a flier for storytelling swap, learn about a career in storytelling.
Girl Scouts-Now and Then Stories from around the World Badge can be earned through this workshop.  Specific activities:  Learn how to tell a nature story quickly, perform a trickster tale, read and share a fable with a moral, modernize a tale giving it a female twist, plan a storytelling night with family and make story starter cards for it, listen to a storytelling concert looking for voice and gestrues that make stories exciting.
This workshop is specifically desgined to meet the requirements for the badge.  If offered at a regional meeting or camp, all scouts in attendance would earn the badge.  All materials needed are provided by the teller.

up to 60 minutes
grades 6-12

1st person costumed telling of the lesser believed penname theory.
Also available:  Same theory from Anne Hathaway's point of view.

up to 90 minutes
10 to adult

Multi-cultural spooky tales adjusted to age group.

45-minutes
Grades 4-adult

Stories trace the connections of Kosciusko County to major American and World Wars beginning with Thaddeus and ending with WWII.