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Kudos to Our Creative Resilience!

Program Options in the COVID-19 Era

Salute to Teachers and Librarians!

I hope this finds you and your loved ones safe! This past year and a half have been extremely challenging, to say the least. I thank all of you for your hard work keeping our children safe and learning!

Now more than ever, children (and adults) need stories of wisdom, hope, and humor. I am deeply committed to working with you and enriching the children’s learning experiences. The following options are available and ready for the 2021-22 School Year.

Virtual Library

Live Virtual Programs

F2F Programs

  • Platform of your choice
  • Storytelling
  • Writing & Art
  • Can be recorded for repeated viewing
  • Ready when allowed
  • Follow all safety rules
  • Can be combined with the other options

During the 2020-2021 School Year, I successfully completed the following residencies (mostly live-virtual, some in-person.)

Origami Adventure (Funded by the Mass Cultural Council’s STARS Residency Grants)

Joseph DeMello School, Dartmouth MA

Ferryway School, Malden MA

Glover School, Marblehead MA (See Marblehead Reporter)

Sippican School, Marion MA

Let’s Learn About Japan!

Charlton Heights School, Ballston Lake NY

Noxon Road School, Poughkeepsie NY

Titusville Intermediate School, Poughkeepsie NY

Creative Writing-Trickster Tales

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


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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