ACL Meeting Friday, April 11, 2014: Just a quick reminder for our Bay Area members! Please join us for our ACL Meeting on Friday, April 11, 2014, from 9am–1pm at the Oakland Main Library. We will have our usual Book Reviewing and a discussion of Distinguished Books. Miriam is going to lead a session on storytime ideas – so please bring a fingerplay, stretch, theme, song, gimmick, craft, especially good combo of titles, etc. that you’d like to share with the group. For more information, see: www.bayviews.org/calendar.html#meetings.
Bay Area Storytelling Festival: The 28th Annual Bay Area Storytelling Festival is scheduled for May 17-18, 2014, at the Craneway Pavillion on the Richmond Shoreline. This year’s Festival features Reverend Robert B. Jones, Sr. who will demonstrate how much traditional American songs and stories can teach us about ourselves. Storytelling humorist Ed Stivender has been called “the Robin Williams of storytelling.” Award-winning storyteller Motoko captivates audiences as she exquisitely blends ancient Japanese lore and original tales with traditional music and eloquent physical characterization. More information (including schedule and ticket prices) at: www.bayareastorytelling.org