08.17.19, 10-Noon: Storybook Workshop
For Ages 7-100! Bring a child, friend, family member... and Begin the Adventure of Capturing Your Story!
"You will fill up each page over days, weeks and years with your memories and dreams, with your hopes and your fears. Yes, with pencils and crayons and pictures and glue, you will fill up your book with the story of you."
During this workshop, Frieda B. author Renata Bowers will personally guide you and your guests through the process of identifying and capturing elements of your story, via your own personal storybook.
This is not about writing a story of your life. It's about exploring and documenting (via writing, drawing, doodling, posting pictures and memorabilia, cutting-and-pasting, etc.) the things that make you uniquely you... what you're good at, what you care about, your memories, moments, hopes, fears, dreams. In essence, it's a way of helping you better understand and navigate the story of YOU.
You can come back to this workshop time and again, because each week we focus on a different Frieda B. book and theme, mining a different and significant aspect of story. Each workshop will help you to better capture and consider your own personal story... where it's been, where it is, where it's headed.
So whether you're seven, one hundred, or somewhere in between, a personal storybook is not only a gift to you, but to the world... because the world very much needs every good story, and this process helps you clarify and dream about yours.
Workshop Topic: "Don't Waste the Struggle"
Conflict is struggle, and we don't inherently like struggle. Yet in this workshop we'll explore and document how and when conflict and struggle has helped you become stronger, braver, wiser, more empathic.
This Week's Theme: Frieda B. Meets the Man in the Moon. Each week at The Story Barn we focus on the theme of one Frieda B. book, and incorporate that theme into all our events. This week's theme is Man in the Moon, the second book in the series.
Story Summary: What do we do when we’ve done something wrong – even innocently so? This is the question explored in Frieda B. Meets the Man in the Moon. At the outset of the story, fueled by Frieda B.’s limitless imagination, Frieda and Zilla take a trip to the moon “to see what it’s like where the rockets and astronauts go.” But when her bed crash-lands and hurts the Man in the Moon, how does she respond? A fun yet tender story of adventure, friendship and making amends, Man in the Moon encourages us to see the valuable story in others and do what’s necessary to honor it. In doing so, we honor and further our own.
About the Frieda B. Storybook. Our Storybook Activity brings together elements to help make the storybooking adventure easy to begin. Packaged together are: one 8.5" x 11" hardcover Storybook of 46 blank pages; one large "I'm Free to Be Me!" Sticker; one Storybook Bookmark; one Frieda B. Pencil; and Frieda B.'s Tips & Tools for Making Your Own Storybook.