Tuesday, September 17, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

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Storytelling 101 @NEFLIN (09/17/19)

Learn to tell stories with style and confidence! In this hands-on, highly interactive introduction to the art of storytelling and its applications in public library children’s services, we’ll explore the ways in which storytelling can enliven and enrich library programming; how to choose and develop an age-appropriate story; and, effective use of voice, body language, gesture and facial expression.

Prepare for the 2020 CSLP theme IMAGINE YOUR STORY as we explore how to put new twists on old tales; how to create heroic heroes, villainous villains and magical creatures; how to bring folktales, fairytales, myths and legends to life – how to release your inner storyteller!   

Trainer: Sherry Norfolk

Sherry is an award-winning storyteller, author and teaching artist. She was a children’s librarian for nine years with Miami-Dade Public Library System, and Youth Services Coordinator with DeKalb County (Georgia) Public Library for eight years, receiving awards from the Urban Libraries Council, the National Association of Counties, American Library Association, and Florida Library Association for developing and implementing innovative and creative library services. 

She is co-editor with Lyn Ford of Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs, and with Jane Stenson of The Storytelling Classroom series (four books that explore rigorous, standards-based storytelling strategies for learning across the curriculum). Her award-winning book Boo-Tickle Tales: Not-so-Scary Stories for Ages 4-9 (August House, 2016) is lots of fun for little listeners!

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

Registration for this webinar is FULL. To get on the waitlist, please email 1) your name, 2) your library name and 3) the name and date of this class to register@neflin.org. You will be contacted if a seat becomes available.