Featured Talk with Miss Anastasia: "The Craft of Storytime"

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Monday, April 7, 2014 -
4:45pm to 5:30pm

A bookseller at The Twig Book Shop (San Antonio, TX) and a professional storyteller with more than 3,000 performances at bookstores, schools and libraries, Anastasia McKenna – know to children as "Miss Anastasia" – believes deeply in the importance of creating a human connection through reading.  With a storytime demonstration, Miss Anastasia will show how certain children's books can be like user's manuals, and with simple techniques like facial expressions, vocal inflections and dramatic pauses, stores can host lively and entertaining storytimes on a budget and with limited staff.

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