SONJA SOLTER - WRITE WITH FEELING
10:15 - 11:00 AM - ROOM #108
Have fun visualizing and brainstorming just the right words and images to make the emotions in your writing more vivid.
PAULA CHASE - WHAT'S YOUR FLAVOR?
10:15 - 11:00 AM - ROOM #111
Think about what books you enjoy. Then, based on the popular music competition, The Voice, readers will get to “turn their chair” for the book they would most enjoy before seeing the cover.
KATEY HOWES - BE A STORYMAKER!
10:15 - 11:00 AM - ROOM #120
Make your own book character in a fun craft project then use storytelling skills and prompts you can share your creation with others.
KATE MILFORD - MAPS AS STORYTELLING
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - ROOM #104
Maps play a big part in many of Kate’s books. In this workshop, kids will learn how maps are examples of storytelling and make their own pieces of storytelling cartography.
KAO KALIA YANG - DIFFERENT SEASONS OF A YEAR & A LIFE
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - ROOM #111
Hmong-American author Yang will work with you to write about the different seasons in a year and a life using pictures and memories of places and loved ones past and present.
LAURA ROETTIGER - SCIENCE EXPERIMENT FUN
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - ROOM #120
We’ll perform experiments to study reflection, refraction, inversion, and diffusion.
JANET JOHNSON - SERIOUSLY WRITING HUMOR
1:00 - 1:45 PM - ROOM #104
Reading funny books is the best! But how do we write them? We'll look at a couple of different types of humor and then practice using it in our own writing.
CARMELA COYLE - BUILD-A-BOT
1:00 - 1:45 PM - ROOM #111
We’ll go hands-on with creating our own lovable bot from recycled materials. It won’t be a functioning robot, of course, aside from the blinking LED light that each participant will be provided. Ages 4+.
MICHELLE SCHAUB - FINDING TREASURE THROUGH POETRY
2:00 - 2:45 PM - ROOM #108
Michelle will show how poets hunt for just the right words. Then, we’ll brainstorm our own treasure chests of words and write our own poems.
XELENA GONZALEZ - TAI CHI STORYTELLING
2:00 - 2:45 PM - ROOM #111
Participants will engage in a group story circle that will involve their own ideas and movements inspired by tai chi. Ages 5+ (younger with parent participation).