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Kids’ Storytime With Meena Harris

Today, author Meena Harris joins us for kids’ storytime to read from her new picture book, Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea (illustrated by Ana Ramírez González) (Balzer & Bray/Harperteen). Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea is a beautiful, empowering book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of Meena Harris’s aunt, US Senator and Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, and Meena’s mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris. One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: They would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground! Harris’s book is the uplifting story of children’s ability to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood. Register for the…

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Telltale: Something Wicked…

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. This used to be a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit, and it looks like it might be again? We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We, in theory, should be just kicking off our 4th season, but…things got real weird. So I can’t promise that Telltale is back, because the future feels pretty hard to predict or commit to. But we are at least going to have a October show. Yeah, it’s going to be on zoom and not in person. Yeah, it’s not the same. But it’s better than nothing. And I said I’d do the show until the government stopped making…

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Storytelling Intensive: Stories of Healing

This six-week intensive will help you master the art of live true personal storytelling. The workshop covers crafting stories with a five-part story arc, guiding a story using theme and tone, honing your delivery for a live audience, as well as a treasure trove of secrets to this satisfying art form. This particular intensive will dive into stories of healing. How do we talk about the events of our lives that truly shaped and transformed us, change how we saw ourselves, others, and the world? This class is appropriate for writers and performers wanting to go deep, those working with narrative in the healing arts, and anyone who feels the call to tell the story of their personal healing for radio or stage, or in…

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Kids’ Storytime With Jory John & Liz Climo

Author Jory John and illustrator Liz Climo join us for kids’ storytime to read from their new picture book, First Day Critter Jitters (Dial Books). It’s almost the first day of school, and the animals are nervous. Sloth worries about getting there on time, snake can’t seem to get his backpack fastened onto his body, and bunny is afraid she’ll want to hop around instead of sitting still. When they all arrive at their classroom, though, they’re in for a surprise: Somebody else is nervous too. It’s their teacher, the armadillo! He has rolled in as a ball, and it takes him a while to relax and unfurl. But by the next day, the animals have all figured out how to help one another through…

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Kids’ Storytime With Ben Hatke

Author and illustrator Ben Hatke joins us for kids’ storytime to share his new picture book, Julia’s House Moves On (First Second). Julia and her house full of fantastic friends are back for another sweet adventure! Julia’s house is restless. Julia and her family of lost creatures are ready to move on. But where will they go? And how will they get there? Don’t worry — Julia has a plan for that! Julia always has a plan. But when Julia’s plans all fail… What’s left for her? Register for the Zoom event  /  Buy the Book

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Kids’ Storytime with Ryan T. Higgins

Author and illustrator Ryan T. Higgins joins us to read from his new picture book, We Will Rock Our Classmates (Disney-Hyperion), the headbanging companion to his bestseller, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates. Penelope is a T. rex, and she’s very good at it. She also likes to rock out on guitar! With the school talent show coming up, Penelope can’t wait to perform for her classmates. But sharing who you are can be show-stoppingly scary, especially when it’s not what people expect. Will Penelope get by with a little help from her friends? Register for the Zoom event  /  Buy the Book

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Telltale: Nothing Ever Goes Away

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. This used to be a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit, and perhaps it will be again. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We, in theory, should be just kicking off our 4th season, but…things got real weird. So I can’t promise that Telltale is back, because the future feels pretty hard to predict or commit to. But we are at least going to have a September show. Yeah, it’s going to be on zoom and not in person. Yeah, it’s not the same. But it’s better than nothing. And I said I’d do the show until the government stopped making me angry…

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Teen Library Story Slam

Got a story to tell? Come and join our Teen Library Story Slam hosted by the Hollywood and Belmont Teen Council. Our theme is “New Beginnings,” and your story can be fiction or nonfiction. We will share our stories in small groups, and those that want to share to the larger group at the end, will have an opportunity. Stories shouldn’t exceed five minutes. Prizes will be given for participating! Space is limited to 30 participants. Register/join via Zoom.

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Kids’ Storytime with The Tiny Chef and Fwens

The Tiny Chef, a small herbivore with an enormous heart, goes on a quest to find his missing recipe book in The Tiny Chef and da Mishing Weshipee Blook (Razorbill), an irresistible debut picture book from the creators of @TheTinyChefShow. The Tiny Chef is at home in his kitchen on a beautiful day, but not all is well inside the Chef’s stump. He’s misplaced his favorite recipe book — the one he uses to cook all of his best dishes, like his famous stew, which he always makes on the first day of fall, and that day is here! What is the Chef to do! This kids’ storytime event will feature The Tiny Chef’s entourage of Human helpers, Rachel Larsen, Adam Reid, and Ozlem “Ozi”…

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The Moth: Virtual StorySLAM: Silenced

SILENCED: Prepare a five-minute story about suppression. Interrupted, talked over, censored, shushed. Pleading the Fifth about your sister’s boyfriend, your friend’s new haircut, your mother-in-law’s famous jello salad. Being told to hold your tongue, hush your mouth, or button your lip. OR the time you pushed back, shouted out, and brandished your words as weapons. Regale us with tales of words eaten…or spoken. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts Additional Information About the Venue A link to the official Zoom room will be sent on the day of the event to anyone who purchases a ticket. Make sure you check your spam folder. If you have any issues accessing the event please contact info@themoth.org [Buy Tickets Here]

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