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Her most successful library programs include:
For All to Share: Multicultural Participatory folktales that offer examples of sharing, cooperation and earth stewardship. Help Brer Rabbit trick the greedy tiger. Be the Sun, the Wind, and the Rain, in a Chinese folktale. Play an instrument, or dance to Anansci the Spider's enchantment. Your audiences will love joining in.
How the Bear Got Its Short Tail and other How and Why Tales from around the World. These fun tales spark the imagination as listeners learn how folks long ago made sense of the world around them through story. At the end of the program Elisa invites listeners to take the storyteller's chair and make up and share their own tales.
Noodlehead Tales from around the World - Participatory world tales to tickle the funny bone.
A Trunkful of Tales: A literature based program for the whole family. These tales of grandparent's wisdom, pets, objects passed down, lessons learned, and much more, will have young and old alike remembering and sharing their own tales. The storyteller invites audience members to share personal and family tales at the end of her performance.
A Trunkful of Tales: A Family Storytelling Workshop
|For Parents, Grandparents and Teachers
Throw out the television, family storytelling is back!
In this stimulating and fun workshop participants will be guided through
numerous exercises to grease the wheels of memory, and to delight in
discovering that they do have stories to tell. We will explore the
types of stories that kids want to hear, and will each take one family
story through the shaping and sharing process. Workshops can include
ideas for preserving tales for future generations, creating family
rituals for story sharing, and family storytelling in the curriculum.
Elisa brings an extensive bibliography of picture books for stimulating
family tales at home or in school. Family performance of related
stories is also available.
“Your “Trunkful of Tales” Program for parents, teachers and grandparents, was a librarians’ dream come true. Your talents as a dynamic and sensitiveBack to Top
facilitator brought the audience to life. Folks could not wait to join in the
sharing of family stories. Participants were struck by the sense of community
they found that evening at the library. I still receive requests to have you
back soon.” Katie Baxter, Hingham Public Library “Elisa’s storytelling was a joy! She kept an audience of toddlers through
adults involved for over an hour. We plan to make Elisa a regular at our
annual storytelling festival.” Marilyn Pope, Middleboro Public Library “Elisa gave us a moving, funny and wise gift, stories that lifted the spirit
and spoke to the hearts of people of all ages. Our audience has not
stopped talking about it since.” Carol Friedman, Executive Director, Somerville Museum “Pearmain is splendid!” The Boston Phoenix “Elisa Pearmain is a gifted Storyteller.” Cheryl Nelson, Newton Creative Arts Coordinator “Elisa Pearmain weaves a special kind of magic...” The Boston Museum of Science