Thursday, September 6, 2018



WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 1:15-1:45.
: Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Twp.

There is also a workshop in the morning for adults:

It's Your Story—Tell It! 

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Visitors Center/The Barn

In pairs and individually, Rona will guide you through lively writing and speaking exercises that will add details, imagery, and interest to your tale. For educators, these techniques can be modified for any grade level to motivate and encourage students to believe in their ability to create their own stories too.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Use story prompts to add sensory details and to visualize a story scene.
  • Brainstorm sensory information to clarify thinking and build the elements of a story.
  • Write for short bursts of time and then tell to a partner and get feedback, so anecdotes begin to take on a narrative line.
  • Have an optional chance to perform their story for the group.

As a workshop leader, Rona is applauded for her warm and enthusiastic spirit, supportive nature, and inspiring talent. As a certified teacher, she is passionate about bringing literacy to students in an exciting and accessible way. Visit her website:

Participants will earn 3 professional development credits. The workshop is free, made possible by the Friends of Howell Living History Farm. It will run promptly from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Visitor’s Center of Howell Farm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to procure a seat and bring a notebook and writing utensil. The workshop is handicapped accessible. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the festival.

For questions or concerns, contact MaryAnn Paterniti: maryann.paterniti@

Note: Three Professional Development credits will be awarded to educators for attending the workshop and story performances of the NJ Storytelling Festival.

Feel free to forward to anyone you think might be interested.  More upcoming area activities, parenting tips, and favorite books can be found at Carol Simon Levin’s blog Out and About in Central Jersey.