09.14.19, 10-Noon: Storybook Workshop
* Important: In this workshop you'll be working on the creation of your very own storybook. Each participant should bring his/her own blank book (any book of blank pages will do) - or there's the option here to purchase one or more Frieda B. Storybooks, at a discounted event rate, and we'll have them waiting for you at your workshop.
Workshop Topic: "You Matter, You Belong"
In this workshop, we'll follow the storyline of Frieda B. Knows It's True... You Are Free to Be YOU to better understand and consider for ourselves two important building blocks of a purposeful and fulfilling story: autonomy (I matter); and community (I belong).
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 topic, 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.
This Week's Book: Frieda B. Knows It's True... You Are Free to Be YOU. 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 book is You Are Free to Be YOU, the sixth book in the series.
Story Summary: It’s true: You, dear reader, are free to be the one-of-a-kind, never-before-told, amazing and very important story you carry right inside you. Within the other Frieda B. books, Frieda B. shares her own story and dreams and adventures with you. But in this book, Frieda wants to celebrate the story of YOU. So come along as we meet Frieda’s favorite librarian, Ms. Foster, and embark on an adventure better than any other… discovering, exploring, dreaming about - and capturing in your very own storybook - who YOU uniquely are free to be. And valuing the stories in all others.
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.