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Event Name:Indoors, and Outdoors, and Zoom! Oh My! – Flexible Storytelling for the 21st Century
Description:Storytelling in the 21st century (and during a pandemic!) poses new challenges. But these challenges are also opportunities to grow our skills and expand our audience! In this workshop, we’ll explore how to adapt our storytelling to different settings – from in-person indoor and outdoor programs to Zoom and even hybrid events. Tackling such topics as story selection, involving the audience, technological considerations and safety protocols, we’ll share ideas for how to make the most out of any program, no matter the method of delivery.

Learning Objectives:
  • Adapt storytelling to different settings
  • Story selection
  • Audience involvement
  • Technology concerns

Lindsay Bonilla is a professional storyteller and children’s book author from North Canton, Ohio. While earning her Bachelor’s degree in theatre and religion at Northwestern University, she fell in love with folktales and world travel and has been performing interactive theatre, sharing stories and teaching workshops all over the world ever since. Lindsay is the award-winning author of POLAR BEAR ISLAND, a picture book which celebrates inclusivity and diversity. Her forthcoming books include: I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEARTS (Creative Editions, August 2021), THE STORYTELLER (Nancy Paulsen/Penguin, 2022), and THE NOTE WHO FACED THE MUSIC (Page Street, 2023), as well as two soon-to-be-announced titles from Holiday House and Penguin. Lindsay loves to travel and has visited 28 countries on 5 different continents. Learn more at
Event Date:9/14/2021
Event Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
Location:Online via Zoom
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
Details:Who should attend:  Anyone interested in flexible storytelling
Competency:  Programming

Non-Member Cost:      $55
NEO-RLS Bronze Member/
NORWELD, SERLS, SWON Member Cost:  $40
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   $25
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE

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This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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