If you're interested in learning more about the puppetry side of this blog, this fall I'm teaching an online course called "Storytelling with Puppets" through the ALSC Online Education Program.
Details about the course are here.
The four-week course starts on the week of September 8th, but you can register now. You register by going to the ALA Online Course Registration Page.
It's a "Moodle" course which is run asychroniously, which means you don't have to login to class on certain dates and times, just go through the assignments and participate in forums when it works for you.
This is the first time I'm teaching the class, but I think it will be fun. The three main elements will be watching videos of storytelling with puppets, trying out some stories on your own, and sharing what you think and learn online. The "trying out some stories on your own" part is very flexible. You do have to tell in front of an audience, but that audience can be a co-worker, spouse, your own kids....anyone as long as they can give you a bit of feedback. I'm hoping it will be useful to beginners and people who have already spent way too many hours with puppets on their hands.
If you have any questions or want to know more about the course, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or add a comment below.