The world is full of narratives, in stories, in songs, in how we experience our everyday lives. Alicia Quintano began telling her own stories when she was in 5th grade to her little sister in the middle of the night. Since then she has written stories and songs for performance and taught writing workshops across the country at diverse venues including colleges and universities; libraries; parks; schools; and arts festivals. Her goal as a writing teacher is to encourage students to take joy in tapping their own creativity and to share their stories with confidence when reading aloud.

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Alicia Quintano Storytelling Performances & Writing Workshops

BOCES ID

1677

For

K-2, 3-5, middle school

Categories

Creative Writing, Storytelling

Curriculum

ELA, The Arts

Costs

$895/day’s residency; $500/half day; fee includes travel to most locations

Dates Available

Scattered through school year; call for calendar

Program Theme

Storyteller Alicia Quintano began telling stories when she was in 5th grade to her little sister in the middle of the night. Since then she has traveled to 40 states performing stories and songs and teaching writing workshops at diverse venues including colleges and universities; libraries; schools; and arts festivals. Her goal as a writing teacher is to encourage students to take joy in tapping their imaginations and creativity and to share their stories with confidence when reading aloud.

Program Description

Assemblies: “Travels with Pierre” (K-2), participatory stories and a visit with Pierre, Alicia’s book- and travel-loving Koala hand puppet; “The Mysterious Stranger & Other Stories” a collection of suspenseful stories including “The Dark, Dark Stairs,” a true story from Alicia’s NYC childhood (upper elementary; middle school); and original humorous songs.

Writing workshops: Using entertaining warm-up games and exercises Alicia encourages students to create their own short, sharp and vivid stories. Workshops include: “99.9% True,” a workshop in writing from personal experience (gr. 4-adult); “Who Wrote the Whodunit? You did!” a mystery writing workshop (gr. 4-6); and “How the Leopard got its Spots,” a workshop in creating ‘how and why’ stories (gr. 3 & up). All workshops are offered in conjunction with Alicia’s storytelling performances.

Phone

(978) 281-6304

Address

PO Box 752
Gloucester, MA 01931

News and Updates

In 2018 Alicia received permission to submit for publication a fable co-written by two third graders in Alicia’s fable writing workshop at Lenape Elementary School in New Paltz, NY.  “Why Frogs Croak in Wet Weather” by Malcolm Dillehay and Bryan Lux was accepted by Stone Soup, the premiere national magazine featuring stories, poems and art by children 8-13 years old.  It appears in the magazine’s October 2019 issue.

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