--Motoko Performs in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates!
In September 2019, Motoko was invited by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage to participate in their 19th annual Sharjah International Narrators Forum. She regaled local school children with her favorite tales from the Arabian Nights, and learned a thing or two about their cultural tradition.
--Motoko’s Residency Programs Funded by the MCC!
2 schools received the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s 2018-2019 STARS Grant with Motoko:
William Norris School (Southampton)—"Animal Tales for a Human World,” a creative writing residency for the 3rd and 4th graders
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (Hadley)—“Tales from Ancient China” a K-3 literacy residency
Motoko thanks the MCC for their dedication to supporting arts in education in Massachusetts!
--Motoko Receives an Award!
Motoko is the recipient of the 2017 Circle of Excellence Award by the National Storytelling Network. The Award is presented to artists who are recognized by their peers to be master storytellers who set the standards for excellence and have demonstrated, over a significant period of time, a commitment and dedication to the art of storytelling. (See her acceptance statement.)