Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Storytelling Workshop

Stephanie Holman, seen here with a Crocodile and friends, has long been using puppets to bring life to storytelling.   Mind you, this can be something entirely different than putting on a puppet show (although she is excellent at that too!).  
Telling with a puppet can:
 *focus attention in a challenging environment
 *give the single teller a second voice
*illuminate a character with form and motion
*add surprise and delight to stories.  
Puppets work with stories for all ages, not just the youngest audience, and they are super to provide variety in long programs for families or mixed age groups.

Stephanie is soon to leave Bloomington and the Guild, but before she leaves she is going to impart her puppet wisdom to us in a free Workshop on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

This is the first of a series of workshops designed to introduce tellers and would-be tellers to new techniques and storytelling skills.

Here's the blurb from the Library's website:

Puppet Storytelling Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monroe County Public Library, Main Library, Children's Program Room
303 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, In 47408

Registration is open
Call 812-349-3100 or visit

Professional storyteller and retiring Children’s Librarian Stephanie Holman will share her experience with puppets in this creative and immersive workshop. Teachers and Librarians for preschool through elementary age can bring or choose a story and utilize puppets and will leave the workshop with a new puppet show.

A partnership between Bloomington Storytellers Guild and the Library.

Please join us!

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