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StoryFest 2023 TeachRock Workshop: What Is a Möbius Strip?

October 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Join TeachRock on the Sunday morning of StoryFest from 10 to 11 am for a workshop where students discover the magic of Möbius strips through the music of StoryFest keynote speaker Neil Gaiman! In this free one-hour workshop, students will craft and explore their own Möbius strips.


The workshop is geared for elementary school-age children on up to their adults, while younger children are enjoying the Pink or Treat Halloween Parade with Victoria Kann in the Trefz Forum. Other family members are welcome to join the workshop, but children are free to attend independently (instructor is a certified professional teacher). PLEASE NOTE: Children attending Pink or Treat MUST be accompanied by an adult.

In 2023, internationally renowned author Neil Gaiman ventured into the world of music with his first album Songs of Life. The album features tracks composed of music performed by Australia’s FourPlay String Quartet and poetry and prose performed by Gaiman. On a track titled Möbius Strip, Gaiman reflects on learning to create the loop from his grandfather, sharing directions for the listener to create their own. Gaiman told NPR, “That Möbius strip idea just took me back to the point where now I’m a grandfather and I have grandkids. And that’s the kind of thing that I love being able to do with them. ... It felt like a perfect metaphor for the shape of a life [where] you are always traveling this Möbius strip.”

Gaiman has been honored for his work with countless awards, including both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. A prolific creator, some of his most notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and the novels Good Omens, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.


TeachRock was launched by Stevie Van Zandt with the founders board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen. The organization is dedicated to providing free, standards-aligned resources to help teachers, students, and families succeed for more than a decade.

TeachRock improves students’ lives by bringing the sound, stories, and science of music to all classrooms. From The Beatles to Beyoncé, from kindergarten to AP History, in the classroom or remotely, TeachRock offers meaningful lesson plans all at no cost to teachers, students, and families, inspiring deeper learning and understanding through the power of music.


October 22, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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