Watertown Daily Times | Library plans writing workshop, puppet camp and performance

DEPAUVILLE — Award-winning storyteller, author and Clayton native Regi Carpenter will spend the last week of July at Depauville Free Library making puppets, guiding writers and telling tales.

Puppet Camp

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, through Thursday, July 27, Depauville Library will offer a puppet camp for children between the ages of 6 and 9 can create hand puppets, stick puppets, sock puppets and body puppets.

The camp is free, but registration is encouraged. Call the library at 315-686-3299.

Lunch and supplies will be provided, but people are welcome to donate any of the following recyclables for the puppet projects: large cardboard boxes and tubes, old hula hoops, fabric, dryer vent tubing, bowls, gift bags, markers, magazines, child-safe paint, craft supplies and toilet paper rolls.

Writing Workshop

A free writing workshop for memoirists and creative nonfiction writers, titled “Diving and Emerging,” will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the library.

Ms. Carpenter will guide novice and experienced writers to dive into their writing and emerge with unforgettable stories with vivid characters, memorable dialogue and strong story structure.

Participants are asked to bring a notebook or computer to write on as well as a photo, keepsake or totem that holds special significance.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the state Council on the Arts.

Adult Performance

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, Ms. Carpenter will present an adult performance of original, personal tales, titled “A Clayton Childhood.”

Since 1993, she has been performing throughout the country offering a diverse repertoire of world stories, folktales, myths, music and personal stories of her hometown.

For more information, contact Depauville Library at 315-686-3299.

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