To teach, entertain, or as a unique fundraising vehicle, an afternoon with Barney Saltzberg is an uplifting multi-sensory treat.
BARNEY SALTZBERG has been captivating audiences since 1980 as he visits schools, libraries, bookstores, conferences, hospitals and even to Disneyworld where he draws pictures, plays his guitar and talks about the creative process behind books and songs.
He presents a range of programs (approximately 45 minutes to an hour in length), both academically based and just plain fun, with a clear, uplifting message to children: "Your dreams can come alive".
With a calm manner and interactive technique, he takes the children on a magical musical and visual journey...
Through music, drawing and slides Barney can demonstrate how a book is created. He explores the process and importance of character development. And with help from a volunteer, Barney will turn a squiggle into a character. Suggestions from the group will add life to this drawing and a story unfolds on the spot. If you've come to see Barney Saltzberg feeling intimidated by the thought of having to draw or write, you will leave with the knowledge that you have the ability to do it too!
BARNEY SALTZBERG is, as one school principal describes him, "an author, an artist, a humorist, a questioner, a listener, a collaborator, a delight."
I wanted to thank you for your amazing participation in our Lit.
Conference. It's Monday morning and everyone is still talking about
what a great job you did connecting with your audience, young and old.
We loved how you let us know you personally and then showed us how you
do your craft. It was fun, informative and inspiring. Your sense of
humor was a wonderful bridge into our hearts. You are just the best
and we thank you for sharing your gifts with us!!!
Jeanne and the Lit. Conference Committee
Stanislaus County School District
Valencia Elementary School in Laguna Hills, CA
Thank you for coming to Valencia last week to share your love of
writing! Author’s Day was a huge success, in large part because we
were privileged to have such special authors share their days with us.
I appreciated your emphasis on the importance of rewrites, always a
struggle for developing writers. You were so affirming, letting
students know that they all have great ideas which can be translated
into stories. It was fun to see a published author as a “real person”
with children, dogs, and a wonderful sense of humor!
I realize coming to Valencia took you away from other duties and I
appreciate your time and expertise. Thank you again. I look forward
to meeting you again in the future and especially to spending some
relaxing time this summer reading your books.
Sharon Vestermark, Principal