I am writing to tell you that The Story Emporium has added another owner making it twice the fun! We would like to officially welcome Mara Berkely … a children’s author to our bookstore! She will be running the smaller children’s activities with her space called “Words + Pictures”. Children can come in and illustrate children’s books on their own or if they choose they can look at an illustration and write their own text! Her goal to bring to The Story Emporium is teaching how children’s picture books are created.
While you are visiting you can peruse her gallery of old writer tools and learn how the business of writing has changed over the years.
We are also welcoming back visiting authors where you can purchase tickets (their book) beforehand and join in on an author (or illustrator) Q&A. Some of these author visits will have crafts as well. At the end of the visit the Author or Illustrator (or both) will sign your book!
Erin T Whalen will continue to be there however she will primarily be illustrating and teaching art techniques. We thought it would be wise to split the space between author and illustrator so the children can choose which they would like to focus on.
We are creating a calendar of events now as well as a summer program for kids of all ages. This calendar will be posted soon. If you would like a personal call or email when our events are ready please feel free to email email@example.com.
Thank you so much for your patience while we underwent this difficult transition… difficult but WELL worth it!
Until we speak again, keep reading and imagining!
The Story Emporium Staff