Our weekly Little Squirrel Storytimes have moved online! Tune in to the American Writers Museum’s facebook page on Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 am to watch and listen to three storytellers read three different stories! This week’s featured storytellers are author/illustrator ELENA BAYDINA, writer DAVID W. BERNER, and Wilco bassist JOHN STIRRATT. If you can’t join us, these stories will be posted to Youtube and Instagram TV after.
Elena Baydina reads Sandy’s Adventure
David W. Berner reads Say Something
John Stirratt reads When You Love A Dog
If you can't watch at that time, no worries! We will upload and share each individual video afterwards across various social media channels such as Instagram and Youtube. One way or another, we'll help you keep your kids busy.
About the readers:
ELENA BAYDINA is an author and illustrator based in Chicago who has been working in elementary schools and teaching children for the last 4 years. She wrote “Sandy’s Adventure” with James Newman, himself an educator for the past 28 years. In their story, Sandy the Starfish is lost. This is a new and challenging experience for her. She doesn’t know how she will get back to her family in the ocean. During the course of the afternoon, Sandy tries many ways to travel back to the ocean, some with humorous results. She survives encounters with some known and some unfamiliar dangers before she gets home. How will she get home?
DAVID W. BERNER is a memoirist, essayist, fiction writer, and journalist. His memoirs reflect on our collective relationships and how those experiences link us to the world we share. David’s stories are about fathers and sons, the redemptive power of road trips, travel, music, and the sage-like connections we share with pets. David was born in Pittsburgh, PA and now lives in the Chicago area. Along with his writing credentials, David has had a distinguished career as a broadcast journalist, reporting for the CBS Radio Network, WBBM Radio Chicago, and public radio outlets throughout America.
JOHN STIRRATT is the bass player and a founding member of the legendary Chicago band Wilco.