Saturday, November 15, 2014, Forsyth Park, 10am-4pm
Welcome to Savannah Children’s Book Festival!
Be sure to join us “International Tent!”
Hosted by Savannah’s award-winning storyteller, J’miah Nabaw
J’miah Nabawi presents: Bringing Storybooks Alive! A workshop/presentation on creating “action storytelling.” Turn stories and tales into interactive moments for audiences of all ages. For emerging storytellers, parents, teachers and guests who would like to do more with children’s books and literature.
Savannah State University’s (SSU) International Education Center presents “International House.” Oya-o! Oya-o! Come learn some survival phrases as well as brush up on and practice Chinese, French, Bulgarian, Serbian, Yoruba, Spanish and Russian in an interactive hour with SSU’s international students. Directed by Joline Keevy, International Education Center Assistant Director
Join J’miah in welcoming his friends and former artist residency students to Savannah as International Tent’s featured special guests, Southside Middle School Fine Arts and Technology Drama II students from Florence, SC. Under the direction of Ms. Gloria Turner, Fine Arts Department Chair and Drama Teacher, these 8th graders have been honored with an ABC grant and a “Distinguished Arts Program” Grant from the SC State Department of Education. Presenting “Talk” and “Mouse, Deer and Tiger.”
“As stories were told to pass on the wealth of the community, our telling together also strengthens us as a community” ~ Phillip “Sekou” Glass, Teacher, Storyteller, Drama Teacher and Theatrical Artist. Presenting interactive folktales and stories.
Every year, International Tent closes with a communal celebration of books, children’s literature and family literacy through dance and drum talk. International Tent 2014 welcomes Muriel Miller, noted Founder and Artistic Director of Abeni Cultural Arts Performing Dance Studio, to lead us through our energetic finale. Come dance and join the fun as we shake off the “been-sittin’ down-too-long” and move it with Muriel!