Storytelling 101 Free Activity Sessions

Workshops for Young Writers and Illustrators Fall and Winter Schedule

Throughout the fall and winter, Milwaukee PBS offers several FREE workshops for children and teachers. At Storytelling 101, children will learn the basics of storytelling and learn how art makes stories come alive.

Storytelling 101 teaches children identify story and illustration elements. Storytelling 101 is offered to children enrolled in kindergarten through third grade, accompanied by a parent or teacher, from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Each workshop is 45-60 minutes in length.

Storytelling 101

Audience: Parents, child-care providers, teachers, children enrolled in Kindergarten through third grade.
Focus Literacy
Language English
Length 45 to 60 minutes
Attendance: Seating varies per venue.
Description: Participants will learn the basic process of creating an illustrated story. There will be active discussion to help participants identify story and illustration elements. Interactive activities are part of each workshop. Children grades Kindergarten through third grade will be encouraged to enter Milwaukee PBS’s annual PBS Kids Writers Contest.

Scheduled Workshops

Date Location Time
1/11/17 Bayview Library  3:30 p.m.
1/19/17 Betty Brinn Children's Museum 5:00 p.m.
1/25/17 Washington Park Library 4:30 p.m.
2/1/17 Tippecanoe Library 4:30 p.m.
2/16/17 Betty Brinn Children's Museum 5:00 p.m.
2/18/17 Martin Luther King Library 2:00 p.m.

For more information and to register for Storytelling 101, please contact Julie Hill Lehr at 414-297-7518 or hilllej@matc.edu or Debra Kunath at 414-297-7514 or kunathd@matc.edu. Seating is limited, and registrations will be first-come, first-served.

Many thanks to Edvest for its support of Storytelling 101.