Everybody Has A Story: From Idea to Book - Norah Dooley - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


Everyone Has a Story: From Idea to Book

Artist: Norah Dooley
Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Storytelling & ELA
Grade Level: 1 - 8
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Drawing on her life as a writer, her passion for storytelling and her defining sense of humor, Norah leads students through the process of how, with imagination and craft, life becomes a story and a story becomes a book. This highly interactive presentation includes stories both true and fantastic, story mapping exercises and games. It can be adjusted based on grade level.

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Writing Process, Folk Tales, English Language Arts

Single Performance: $600
Additional Performances: $480
Travel: $50 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.


  • 1 reserved parking space
  • Artist brings water bottle and appreciates the ability to refill same.
  • Multimedia projector on AV cart
  • Screen or white surface to project on
  • Extension cord -Electrical outlet
  • Small table for books
  • Microphone on stand or clip mic
  • Amplification and sound system required for groups of more than 50 students

Performance Space:

  • Must have the ability to darken room

Arrival time before first performance: 20 minutes

Strike time: 20 minutes

Time needed between performances: 10 minutes

Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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