Politics and Storytelling

Politics and Storytelling Stories make change happen. When you change a story, you can change a culture. The stories we tell about ourselves, our country, and "them" affect how we live and behave. This is a new program for grades 6-12. Mark will be glad to design and "personalize" it for your organization. Possible topics include: democracy

It Ate My Sister (and other family stories)

Is that “true?” I get asked that question alot. I like to answer by saying that all of my stories are true, and some of them really happened… The book It Ate My Sister is “the 100% true autobiography of an award-winning writer and professional liar. The performance It Ate My Sister is a live version of many

Read a little every day!

Read a Little Every Day! Listening to stories encourages reading. Hearing stories is a fun way to connect young people with the joy of reading. Mark’s reading programs include a blend of reading, storytelling and the occasional song. Stories include: The Billy Goats Gruff, Og!, The Three Pigs and more! Program adapts based on the group’s age. Listen

Silly Stories (and songs) that Encourage Reading

Silly Stories and Tall Tales Most programs begin with a story that might be familiar… Jack and the Beanstalk • Three Pigs • Cinderella Spinderella From there, who knows? Mark has a repertoire of more than 150 stories…   Enjoy tales from around the world that will make you laugh. A selection of fine and funny fables

Spooky Comedy – for Halloween, campfires and fun

Wanna jump? Laugh? Feel a shiver up and down your spine? Mark Binder’s spooky stories are a blend of comedy, tall tale, with a dash of age-appropriate* horror. In concert as a live performer at schools, festivals, theaters and libraries, Mark captures rooms full of teens, scouts, students, teachers and families and keeps them riveted

Transmit Joy – Family Story Concerts for all ages

Mark has a repertoire of more than 150 stories and songs. You can select a theme with him, or allow him to choose “Omakase” style — based on the season, weather and mood of the crowd. All of Mark’s family programs adjust based on the age/demographics of the people in the audience. In other words, the stories will be

Reading and Telling Stories with Children: an inspiring program for parents and caregivers …

Experts say that reading and telling stories with your children is crucial. It can also be challenging. It’s late. You’re tired… and so are they. And the kids might be grumpy, too! Mark Binder has been championing the cause of Reading and Telling Stories with children for decades. His collections of stories, The Bed Time Story Book, Kings, Wolves,

Summer Reading? You Bet!

This year, Mark is offering two themes: STORIES FOR A BETTER WORLD or READ A LITTLE EVERY DAY! (He’s even got song for that.) Mark will read and tell your patrons fun stories that will build harmony and the joy of stories. Perfect for any library encouraging youngsters to READ! With stories like “Foolish Jack” and songs like “Read

Cinderella Spinderella – and other tales of diversity

One summer I was telling stories to diverse audiences in Boston and disabled youngsters in Newport. I wanted a story that would connect both groups, despite their differences. Cinderella Spinderella was a perfect fit… When Mark Binder began performing Cinderella Spinderella, he had no idea that it would take a decade before the story would be released first as

The Art of Harmony / Stories for Peace and resolving conflicts

The Program The Book What are the consequences of violence?”Mark proved to be an excellent choice for our yearly author visit. His stories were fresh, original, amusing and, at times, heartwarming.” Can problems be solved peacefully? How can we handle bullies? There are alternatives… Mark Binder’s program, “Stories for Peace” offers students and people of all

A Holiday Present! multicultural stories from around the world

Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, Solstice and the New Years…  for families and groups of any and all ages “Mark Binder does a really fun December Holiday show which incorporates all the holidays along with twists on fairy tales and some music. We had him last year and the families had a great time.” -Lynn Lesperance