San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Young Authors and Storytellers organizes and hosts an annual festical for children which promotes literacy by exposing them to the art of storytelling, verbal and written, dance, drama/ theater, music, poetry, fiction/ non fiction and the artistic side expressed through illustration.
How old must you be to participate?
The festival will have opportunities for students grades Kindergarten through 12th.
How much does the festival coast?
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring a printed ticket with you the day of the festival.
2016 Workshops Have Arrived!!!
1. Joe DeBell: America’s Civil War Heroes - Travel back in time to meet heroes of the Civil War! Role play what it was like to be a Civil War soldier in the 1860’s, and check out some Civil War themed comic books.
2. Lenny Palermo: Comic Books Galore! - Are you interested in collecting comic books and comic book memorabilia? Learn how to find the value of comic books and enjoy handling part of a huge collection!
3. Jazmyn Palermo & Jessica Cheng: Holy Costumes, Batman!- Create a superhero and design your own costume. Learn the incredible history of superhero costuming!
4. George Hochbrueckner: Join the Comicon Band - Play in a band with cool instruments and real musicians! Create comic book themed songs and perform them in the band!
5. George Casden: So - You Want to Create a Super Hero?! - What are superheroes? What do they look like? Learn basic cartooning and drawing techniques to create the super hero you want!
6. Josh DeBell: Godzilla! Weapon of Mass Destruction! - Meet Godzilla – “King of the Monsters”, through movie clips, novels, comics, video games, and even a Godzilla board game.
7. Ted Canning: Superheroes of Musical Imagination - Find out how musical creativity saved the people of Trinidad from gangs and racism. Play music on real steel drums, and learn about how they were invented
8. Dan Hosek: What If? - How to Come Up with Ideas and Make Comics - A brief introduction to the various “jobs” involved in making a comic: writing the story, the art (pencil, inks, and coloring) and lettering. We’ll create our own comics by asking, “What if?” to create story ideas.
Please stay tuned, 3 more workshops are on the way!
Festival T-Shirts can be preordered for $10 to be picked up at the festival. Shirts are black, short sleeved with a colorful logo. Sizes: youth s, m, l, xl adult s, m, l, xl, xxl (+$1) xxxl (+$2) To order with your registration please indicate t-shirt size(s) and enclose a check for $10 per shirt made out to LPTees or contact George Hochbrueckner at 233-5334 or LPTees@aol.com
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Young Authors and Storytellers
The Young Authors and Storytellers Festival is celebrating its 25th event this year. The steering committee is a group of local area educators and parents who donate substantial time and talent to the organization of this annual event. Young Authors and Storytellers has completed its incorporation and received non-profit status in 2001.