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For school principals, teachers, librarians and adults in general!
The Door to Imagination:
How to Awaken Your Inner Storyteller
--Saturday Summer Workshops‹

Saturdays: June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th & Aug. 2nd 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break) 5 contact hours

Odds Bodkin, award-winning master storyteller, children¹s author and musician creates a warm, easygoing atmosphere for learning with his extemporaneous music on 12-string guitar and Celtic harp. The Door to Imagination is based on Odds¹ graduate level courses in storytelling taught at Antioch New England Graduate School, now Antioch New England University. There is no performance pressure on participants - just insights and skills you can take with you and apply to work and home life.

As individual teachers, school administrators, librarians or parents --anyone who works with today's children--we are competing for their attention against a media environment so wired, so overwhelming and so adult, that often, when we talk to them, they do not listen. Although TV, video gaming, the movies, and the www are produced by highly creative teams of people, increasing numbers of children whose cognitions have been hyper‹and hypo‹stimulated by screen life are losing vital areas of creative intelligence and imagination.

What grows imagination best? The answer would sound stodgy if it weren't so surprisingly basic to the growth of creative minds: listening to someone you love or respect read or tell you stories. The Door to Imagination is about learning to tell those stories‹whichever sort you may choose--in your own words, from your own creative imagination.

Learn the secret of storytelling‹how to imagine vividly, then speak clearly. Filled with practical knowledge from Odds Bodkin, who The New York Times calls "a consummate storyteller", The Door to Imagination is five hours of solid information and skills. Attend for the day or relax overnight on beautiful Squam Lake (the famed "Golden Pond"). Workshops will be held at scenic Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in Holderness, New Hampshire. ( Odds Bodkin¹s web site is

Workshop tuition fee is $100. Lodging $146 per night includes 3 meals (Friday/Saturday night). Overnight lodging and meals will be provided by Rockywold-Deephaven Camps as an option, or just attend for the day. Lunch: $10.00. Lodging and Meal rates do not include an 8% NH room and meal tax.

To register call Mil Bodkin at (603) 938-5120 or email Space is limited. Please book your space early. We accept Visa/MC.

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