Children’s Storytelling Workshop: “MY TURN”
Featuring Alberta Storyteller Kathy Jessup
November 5, 2011
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street
Intended Audience: The “My Turn” workshop has been created for children Grade 4 and up. It is interactive with an emphasis on getting the children moving/sharing/experimenting with all aspects of storytelling.
By the end of this workshop, children will have:
Learned the basic ingredients for shaping a good story
Practiced skills through solo storytelling and co-telling (with a group)
Gathered valuable performance tips
We begin with some basic getting-to-know-you exercises, allowing the children to interact and tell “the story of ME”
We discuss the components of a story’s structure (what makes a good story?)
Through storytelling games & fun drills we work on various aspects of storytelling
Children have an opportunity to co-tell group stories, and to tell a story on their own
We do a bit of work on “performance.” Children are given helpful tips in a positive, constructive environment
Kathy Jessup is a storyteller and children’s writer based in Edmonton. Over the past twenty years, she has performed at libraries, schools, concerts and festivals across Canada. Her cd LISTEN UP! Tellable Tales for Hungry Ears is recommended by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as a great entertainment choice for families. www.kathyjessup.com
The fee for this course is $40, $35 for OST Members (parents or guardians).
Registration closes October 24, 2011. The class will be capped, so register your child soon to ensure his or her place. Immediately after this class the Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival will take place in the same venue, with free admission.