Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Poe Puppet Show!

Ever wanted to experience the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe in puppet form?  Then look no further than The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta this coming February and March as they present "The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe."  Click Poe Puppets! for more info.

I will most definitely be attending this awesome show!  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Raven Performed to Music!!!!

Hello to all of my fellow Poe fans out there!  I have recently come across a GREAT way to introduce "The Raven" to students in middle and high school.  Kristen Lawrence is a classically trained organist and musician who has recently released a CD of Poe's "The Raven" done to music.  It is awesome and you can listen to it at the link below by clicking the "YouTube" button on her page!  Better yet, she also has lesson plans that you can download for FREE right off her site!  I would then encourage you to go and buy the CD on iTunes, Amazon, or through her website. 

Kristen Lawrence - Music for the Halloween season

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Here is a great article and interview about last summer's "Around the World with a Book" show that went along with the "One World, Many  Stories" theme.  This specific show was in the Bull Street Library in Savannah, GA - one of the many libraries on a two week tour of Savannah's library system that I do each summer. 

Savannah Article and Interview

And here is a video that the Savannah Library posted on their website.  They wanted a quick blurb about what I do and I was told that we could do multiple takes if we needed to.  How many takes did we need - just one - cause that's how I roll!  :)

Video Interview


Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Reading Ends and the School Year Begins...

Summer Reading has come and gone and now it's time to start the school year with shows all over the southeast.  Below are a few links to some articles about the new elementary program the "I Dream of Reading Extravaganza!" which has been performed in over 70 libraries during the summer.