BookPALS Orientation

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BookPALS Orientation
Start: 09/12/2015 - 6:00pm
End: 09/12/2015 - 8:30pm

BookPALS Magic: Using Your Creative Skills to Inspire Children

When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12
11 a.m. – noon,  BookPALS Basics: New BookPALS, discover how our wonderful program works, learn more about our mission of nurturing a love of reading in children and explore how reading helps sharpen actors’ skills. Experienced BookPALS who would enjoy a refresher are also welcome.
Noon - 1:30 p.m., BookPALS Inspiration: New and returning BookPALS work together to explore the elements of social and emotional learning and how this connects with literacy, learning and performance. This is your opportunity to kick off the new school year in style with food, fun and prizes, and celebrate all that you do.
A light lunch will be provided.

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local
350 Sansome Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104 (between Sacramento/California Streets)
Public transportation is available. There is limited metered street parking as well as self-pay parking garages nearby.

RSVP: Email Vicki Balich at Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number.

  • Class size is limited to 20 members
  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond with preference given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past year.
  • As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, September 10.  Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • There is no charge for this event
  • If you cannot attend, but would like more information about BookPALS, please contact BookPALS Coordinator Stephanie Tang at

Want to sharpen your skills as a storyteller? Enjoy performing to adoring audiences? Come find out more about BookPALS, a national organization of professional actors who use their skills to foster the joy of reading in public school classrooms, homeless shelters and anywhere children gather. BookPALS brings talent to events such as Read Across America, Project Read and monthly performances at Oakland’s Children’s Fairyland. Most importantly, BookPALS practices craft and makes a big difference in the lives of children who need the magic of stories.

BookPALS is a national program administered by the nonprofit Screen Actors Guild Foundation. BookPALS helps children learn to LOVE books by bringing the talents of performer volunteers into classrooms, shelters and other venues. Find out more at and

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing – no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card for admittance.