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Thank you for your interest in a Jim Weiss storytelling program for your school or organization. Jim can provide inspiring keynote addresses; children and /or adult storytelling performances, and child/adult workshops.

* Jim Weiss in Live Performance

Literature comes alive with Jim Weiss. From fairytales to Shakespeare, from the ancient world of Greek mythology to the mystique of Sherlock Holmes, Jim's performances will create entertainment magic at your event. Jim in performanceJim's stories appeal to children and adults, bonding families together with the love of literature and an understanding of what makes his timeless characters great. Jim showcases literature and history like no other. Jim Weiss performs live at schools, book/toy stores, museums, libraries, festivals, community events, and homeschool/ educational/ professional/trade conferences throughout the United States. Performances are specifically created for each audience.

We are now booking for the 2013-2014 school year.

"Walking the school hall with Jim was like walking with a rock star. Three-year-olds clinging to Jim's legs; sixth graders sticking out hands for high-fives; happy shouts of "Jim Weiss!" from kids who catch a glimpse of him; principal beaming."
— PTA Cultural Arts Chair

"Jim, if all I heard this weekend was your gift today, my expectations were exceeded."
— Conference Attendee

“Jim was fantastic! He worked so well with each age level at our school that our headmaster cleared her busy schedule to be able to sit with Jim and the students for the entire day. She, and many others are now new fans for life!”
— PTO Cultural Arts Chair

“The listener's enthralled...Weiss is compelling as he masterfully unwinds uplifting stories where good prevails and the clever find just solutions. Mr. Weiss provides an avenue for all of us to remember the sustaining value of great literature. He is a master, the best I've ever seen or heard.”
— School Principal

Daniel was so engaged by the storyteller, Jim Weiss. We spent almost an hour as he recounted at least 6 different stories about Da Vinci, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Lorenzo D'Medici. Hats off to the Cultural Arts Chair!
— 3rd Grade Parent

I have never seen and heard such great response from teachers and students! The children were held in the palm of your hand. You made them laugh and learn at the same time! I dare say there will be a new herd of children looking up such great books as you described.
School Librarian

* As a storyteller, Jim's goals include:

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Please phone 800-477-6234 or e-mail us for a complete Performance Packet. Be sure to include your name, organization, address, and phone number.

* School Performances

Jim's performances offer a high quality entertainment experience, and give children a personal affiliation with classical literature and the characters that make the stories great. The classics that Jim tells are time-tested stories and fit into curriculum as well as into the lives of children today.

"Everyone is raving about how delightful the storytelling evening was. Jim Weiss is a warm, charming, brilliant man and I am so glad we all got to meet and hear him in person."— Parent

Jim Weiss and Greathall Productions support the theory that student education in the arts provides children with a breadth and diversity that extends to their essential intellectual, artistic, emotional, and psychological development.

"My husband has a renewed interest in Sherlock Holmes, and he’s reading these stories to our children since your wonderful performance. The evening was memorable!"
— Parents

As a storyteller, Jim strives to provide children with a link between Jim in Performanceclassical literature and their own personal life experiences. His connection to his audience is magnetic and interactive, proof positive that storytelling today rejuvenates one of the first and most personal forms of entertainment. Not only doesJim provide an excellent model of oral language, but he presents a stimulating array of timeless classics that have endured because they are so essential to human growth and development. Jim's repertoire is flexible and creative. His range includes mythology, mysteries, fairy/folk tales, multi-cultural stories, perspectives on historical time frames such as the Renaissance, and much more. Jim is available for half day, full day or Artist-in-Residencies. He travels extensively across the United States and Canada.

"Thank you so much for organizing this event and blessing my family SO much! It felt like Mr. Weiss was speaking directly to me and my family."
— Parents

* Festival, Community, Library, Store, Conference, Homeschooling Performances, and Keynote Addresses

Jim Weiss is renowned in festival, community event, library, store, conference and homeschooling venues. Each performance program is customized to meet the organization's specific programming requirements.


Jim inspires students to be great writers, readers and speakers

* Jim Weiss offers stimulating, thought-provoking adult performances.

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" Several years ago you came to our school and my children have been listening to your CD's at bed time every night since and they can recite them by heart. "— Parent

JIm leads a Workshop

* Workshops & In-Service Programs

Master Storyteller Jim Weiss is delighted to facilitate storytelling and story writing to students, educators, librarians, business persons, parents, and aspiring story tellers in any combination. In customized sessions, Jim spins classical yarns and shares a wealth of techniques. Jim presents workshops at schools, libraries, homeschool and educational conferences, and fulfills the following objectives:

"Experience the power of oral language and the joy of learning through storytelling. The most useful and inspiring presentation ever."
— Conference Organizer

“What a pleasure to meet Jim Weiss, our ‘other family member!’ We so appreciate the immense contribution you have given to us, in raising our children to be well-rounded, well-read, articulate and knowledgeable. It was the highlight of my conference day to personally chat with you.”—Conference Planner

* Two-Day Writing Workshops

Students will learn to:

"My sons commented that they found Mr. Weiss to be a man of great integrity, an excellent and inspiring teacher/mentor. I came away thinking, 'I'll refer to this day for years to come.'"
—ParentGenie

 

Jim is available for half day, full day or as an Artist-In-Residence. He travels extensively throughout the United States and Canada.

Please phone (800) 477-6234 or email us for a complete Performance Packet. Be sure to include your name, organization, address, and phone number.