Invite Mark to Share Stories

CONTACT: Beth Hellman, Booking Agent: beth@transmitjoy.com or call (401) 272-8707

This year, woven within all programs are the themes of Hope,  Laughter, Joy and Adventure…

SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES 

Mark Binder offers author visits, storytelling programs and school assemblies for Early Learning, K-3, 4-6 and middle school audiences, all with compelling age-appropriate stories.  Click here for more info on school programs.

WRITING RESIDENCIES

Mark's "Write It, Then Right It" writing residencies teach creativity, story structure and revision.  They are designed for grades 3-5,  middle and high school, university and adults. 

SUMMER CAMPS

Whether there's a campfire or not, Mark's stories for summer are awesomely fun ways to engage campers. An "old school" activity but with modern and age-appropriate sensibilities.

LIBRARIES

As an author who tells stories, Mark's programs in libraries engage both the reader and the listener. Mark offers year-round programs, and summer reading sets that follow the annual theme.  Programs are tailored to family or adult audiences. (Ages 3-103).

COMMUNITY CENTERS, SYNAGOGUES, CHURCHES, MOSQUES, SENIOR CENTERS…

Storytelling brings diverse communities together. Mark's stories delight adults and families, warm the heart, and leave smiles behind. 

THEATRICAL AND FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES 

Mark has traveled the world sharing stories with adults, families and children of all ages. He has performed all over the USA, in Paris and Vienna, at the Sneem Storytelling Festival (Ireland), Mezrab (Amsterdam), Jewish Book Week (London), Sharing the Fire (Boston), L.A.U.G.H.S (Virginia) and more. 

READING AND STORYTELLING FOR EARLY LEARNERS

Storytelling and reading aloud are two of the best ways to develop literacy skills  Mark has a dynamic selection of interactive stories -- and some fun songs -- that keep young children (ages 3 and up) smiling, laughing and even cheering. 

CONTACT: Beth Hellman, Booking Agent: beth@transmitjoy.com or call (401) 272-8707

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Shows • Themes • Stories

Mark has more than 150 stories in his repertoire as a performer. And he's always developing more.

While much of storytelling bridges communities and ages, some stories are for adults and some for young people.
We've arranged them by columns, but there's a lot of crossover.

In other words, if you don't see something you want… ask!

 Youngish

Read a little every day

Stories for PK-2, elementary, early learning, libraries and family events.

Fun stories and songs that encourage reading. 

Stories you know. Stories you love. And stories that are new. 

Special Stories for Fabulous Folk

All ages (PK-Elementary-Family) Schools, Libraries, Community Centers, Festivals and Theaters

Classic stories, outrageous tall tales, amazing adventures and heartwarming heroism… with a few songs thrown in for fun.

and other tales of diversity

Elementary Grades K-5

Storytelling brings us together. The stories we tell about ourselves define us. Changing our stories makes us powerful.

Almost everybody

The PI Kid and other Campfire Stories

All ages (5 to 105). Camps. Recreation Centers. Schools. Halloween.

A disastrous camping trip launches a slew of stories. Funny, spooky. Comedy

Multicultural Holiday Celebration

Elementary and Families

Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Ramadan, Thanksgiving Diwali, Solstice and the New Year. You don't have to be religious to enjoy!

Izzy Abrahmson's The Village Life

Adults, Families, K-12, Seniors, Synagogues, Churches, Mosques, Schools, Libraries, Community Centers, Festivals and Theaters

"On the edge of the Black Forest…"

Laughter, foolishness and warm stories from a fictional Jewish village, with a bit of klezmer harmonica.

And…

Stories for Peace

Adults, Elementary, Middle and High School

Resolving conflicts and handling bullies.

Stories that inspire and challenge.

Mark is a teacher and student of Aikido, the martial art for peace. (He promises not to throw anybody across the room!)

Edgy Comedy

Adults, College, High School (NOT for children)

Sometimes stories get dark and tiptoe beyond the boundaries of polite.

Humor with a bite.

Various Venues…

Stories for Camps 

Why do camp directors bring Mark back year after year? A sea of smiling faces! Silly Stories • Tales from the Outdoors • Tall Tales • Spooky • Campfire Adventures 

Storytelling and camp go together like marshmallows and campfires. When…

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Library Storytelling 

An Author Storyteller for every age and season

"Highly recommended for public libraries anywhere who want to engage their audiences and send them away happier."  
– Providence Public Library

From classics like "The Three Pigs" to the giant slug in…

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Theaters and Festivals

Theatrical Tales

for adults or families 

Virtual, indoors, outdoors… in auditoriums and theaters…  
Mark Binder's work will delight listeners of all ages.

“His stories are unique... told with an engaging style –making the most unbelievable of events completely plausible.” 

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Izzy Abrahmson

"A delightful live program!" Izzy Abrahmson reads, shares stories and plays a mean klezmer harmonica.

“Village stories that deftly lift a curtain on a world of friendly humor and touching details of Jewish life…. the jokes and human pathos are…

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Stories for Peace

How do we resolve conflicts? 

Can we create peace?

With a blend of stories and demonstrations, Mark combines decades of martial arts experience with the gentle art of storytelling to raise issues and offer solutions.

The STORIES FOR PEACE workshop…

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Reading and Storytelling for Early Learners

Storytelling and reading aloud are two of the best ways to develop literacy skills

Mark has a dynamic selection of interactive stories -- and some fun songs -- that keep young children (ages 3 and up) smiling, laughing and even…

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