Massachusetts Programs & Performers Directory : Program Description

Off the Page - Storytelling and literacy

Program Categories: * Authors and Illustrators * Educational Programs * Storytellers
Audience:All ages

A story is told in words, but seen in the mind. This literacy program excites the imagination. Familiar stories lead listeners back to the books, while original tales leave them hungry for more.

What are we but our stories? The more powerfully we can create stories about ourselves, the more options we have in life. When someone asks a child, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" that is an invitation for them to tell a story.

The more we can control and influence our stories, the more we can control and influence our lives.

On a purely practical level, hearing a story being told opens the listener to the experience of reading. Words on the page are no longer simply black letters, but symbols creating new worlds.

Fee:$300. Block booking discounts available
Group Size:10 to 200
Program Length:45-60 minutes
Last Modified:01/22/2004

Recent Library/School Appearances by Mark Binder - Author and Story Performer:

Seekonk Public Library Seekonk, MA 508-336-8230
Berkshire Athenaeum Pittsfield, MA 413-499-9480
Hazen Memorial Library Shirley, MA 978.425.2620
Mary Ellen Siniak Seekonk, MA (508) 336-8230
Stu Parsons Sandwich, MA (508) 888-0625
Joshua Kennedy Boxford, MA (978) 887-8920

Performer’s Contact Information:

Mark Binder - Author and Story Performer

Mark Binder
PO Box 2462
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: (401) 272-8707
Web Site:
Preferred Contact Method: Email
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