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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

All posts from August, 2017

Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 5

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Published on August 4, 2017

Today was a bittersweet day at Thalia Kids Book Club Camp! Our last day of the week- and we had to say goodbye (for now!) to some campers that have been coming to this camp for years. We started the morning with a cheery writing exercise imagining different natural or man-made disasters that could happen […]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 4!

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Published on August 3, 2017

Wow!  What a fabulous, eventful day at camp!  Since our visitor today was Molly Booth, author of Saving Hamlet, it was a very Shakespeare themed day.  We started off this morning with some theater exercises with Khris Lewin, a professional actor, fight director, and a teaching artist on staff here at Symphony Space.  Khris led us through […]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 3

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Published on August 2, 2017

Wednesday already? We had a great hour in the Thalia Theater playing some new games: a version of the game Telephone, only in this one you have to pantomime the word. How would you act out “lighthouse?” Then we played something that we’ll call “Sound and Movement” (and memory!) The first person makes a sound and […]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4, Day 2

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Published on August 1, 2017

Our visiting author today was Sonia Manzano. Her memoir, Becoming Maria, recounts (amongst many other things) her time in an early production of the musical Godspell. In honor of this, we started out the day doing movement exercises with choreographer Regina Larkin. After warming up, campers practiced moving across the Sharp stage in different ways. […]

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