Professional storyteller to make special appearance at Lake Erie College Storytelling Harvest
Gearing up for November’s National Family Literacy Month, Lake Erie College and CARES Literacy Coalition will be hosting the 2nd annual Storytelling Harvest Oct. 25 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the campus green located behind College Hall.
Storytelling Harvest is a fun, interactive literacy event in which children will listen to and act out stories in an effort to promote literacy awareness. Lake Erie College students from the “EDE 410 Literature-based Reading” course will read stories and assist in the day’s activities.
Children are encouraged, but not required, to dress in costume as their favorite literary character. To further promote November’s National Family Literacy Month, each child will receive a free book.
The day’s program will include a special storytelling appearance by Robin Echols Cooper, who has been telling stories professionally since 1992. Cooper’s unique style takes audiences on an animated journey as she weaves tales from around the world with her family stories bringing the listeners home. She performs in a variety of venues including schools, child care centers, libraries, museums, senior citizen's centers and hospitals, and presents creative specialized workshops in the art of storytelling.
The Storytelling Harvest will take place rain or shine. For more information, contact Katharine Delavan, Ph.D., assistant professor of early childhood education, at 440.375.7167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARES Literacy Coalition creates a community-wide awareness of literacy issues, programs and services. The coalition also conducts campaigns to recruit potential volunteers and adult students. In addition, CARES promotes collaboration sharing and cooperation between all adult basic and literacy education providers. Auburn Career Center serves as the fiscal agent for CARES.