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Kudos to Our Creative Resilience!

Program Options in the COVID-19 Era

Kudos to Teachers and Librarians!

I thank all of you for your hard work keeping our children safe and learning! The pandemic has proven that those of us who work with children are ‘essential’. Now more than ever, children (and adults) need stories of wisdom, hope, and humor. I am deeply committed to working with you to enrich children’s learning experiences. The following options are available and ready for the 2022-23 School Year.

In Person

Live Virtual


  • I am fully vaccinated and boostered
  • I follow all safety rules
  • This can be combined with the other options

During the 2021-2022 School Year, I successfully completed the following in-person residencies! Special thanks to all the teachers!


Origami Adventure

Swift River School, New Salem MA (Funded by the Mass Cultural Council’s STARS Residency Grant)


Let’s Learn About Japan!

Charlton Heights School, Ballston Lake NY

Beekman Elementary, Poughquag NY

Noxon Road School, Poughkeepsie NY

Titusville Intermediate School, Poughkeepsie NY


Marion Cross School, Norwich VT


Creative Writing

Mapleshade Elementary, East Longmeadow MA (Funded by the Mass Cultural Council’s STARS Residency Grant)

Dr. Leroy E. Mayo Elementary, Holden MA (Funded by the Mass Cultural Council’s STARS Residency Grant)


Overlook Primary School, Poughkeepsie NY


The online program was fantastic. Your videos were very professional. The kids loved all the sessions and are still coming to our Google Meets with their Oni masks and Samurai hats! Thank you again Motoko! You are always such a class act and thoroughly enjoyable!

---Third Grade Team, Charlton Heights Elementary School, Ballston Lake NY


Please email me with any questions, and get free access to a video! I look forward to hearing from you!


All the best,






Motoko Dworkin

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