Barbara Spilman Lawson
685 Brower Rd.
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Cell phone: 540-470-0076.
Single program/school assembly: $450
Two programs/school assemblies: $700
(Fees are for groups of up to 400 per show. More than 400 - need to book two programs.) Fees do not include travel expenses. Discounts are offered for block-bookings.
Throughout the year
Minimal. Turn on the lights. Crank up the PA system (for groups larger than 100). And get ready for a wild and wonderful storytelling adventure!
All ages, especially children (grades PK–5) and their families
Award-winning storyteller and actress, Barbara Spilman Lawson, can be found sharing stories, singing songs and entertaining audiences up and down the East Coast. She’s been telling tales with her own laugh-out-loud, comical twist for over 25 years. During her programs, the audience becomes totally immersed in the magnificent experience of stories!
Barb’s 50-minute “Stories with at Twist” programs are entertaining, interactive, and full of wild and wonderful stories and songs from all over the world. A talented performer, Barb brings to life dozens of goofy and glorious characters as she weaves her hilarious tales. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your group or school. Barb will select stories and songs that can enhance your Reading Theme, School Celebration or Community Event. Contact Barb for more information.
Workshops: “Stories with at Twist” student workshops can cover a wide variety of topics such as storytelling, acting, public speaking and writing. For teachers, Barb presents workshops that are filled with classroom ideas and activities that incorporate storytelling into many other subject areas. Contact Barb to discuss student and teacher workshop ideas.
Residencies: The Storyteller-in-Residence programs focus on sharing the excitement and joy of stories and storytelling through a variety of high-energy large and small group activities. Barb can work exclusively with one grade level or a select group of students each day. Or she can spend a day with each grade level throughout the week. Storytelling is a valuable tool that helps students improve literacy skills and teaches them about other people, places and cultures. Ask Barb about all the possibilities.