May 2, 2016

May 2016

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

Yvonne Healy, Editor • Judy
Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Submission: Judy@JudySima.com  by the 15th of the month.
 

May 1, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS



Save the Date! The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild invites you to the 2016 Gathering of Michigan Storytellers. The Gathering will begin at noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Carnegie Branch of the Jackson District Library in conjunction with the Jackson Storyfest. But wait! There’s MORE! Plan to stay for the Saturday night concert being held at the Grand River Brewery in downtown Jackson, MI, featuring tellers from around Michigan.
Make your reservations for “Spotlight on Storytelling” the annual National Storytelling Conference in Kansas City, MO. July 21-24. Early bird registration ends May 12. www.storynet.org for more information.

MAY

May 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: May Baskets and Mother GooseStoryteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

May 1, Munising 1:00 p.m.
"Feathers, Fur and Fins: Tales of Michigan's Woodlands." Join storyteller and puppeteer Roan Judd in collaboration with Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore's 50th anniversary celebration as a National Park. Munising Public Library: 810 West M-28, Suite A. Free admission. Info: www.uproc.lib.mi.us. For info contact: Lisa Cromwell (906) 387-2125

May 3, Battle Creek 6:00 pm doors open / stories begin 7:00 pm sharp till 8:30 pm
Mosaic: Storytelling Showcase sponsored by Battle Creek Enquirer in partnership with diverse organizations including Northlands Storytelling Network. Burma Center, 765 Upton Avenue. Local Storytellers telling Personal Stories based on the theme “food” with proceeds supporting the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. Contact: Dick Strader at 269-274-1812 or dstrader40@yahoo.com. Cash bar and Food Available for purchase.  Tickets $5.00

May 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.   
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

May 3, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Grand Slam Championship at the Ark. 316 S. Main. Tickets at www.themoth.org

May 5, Cadillac 6:00 p.m.
Join Alaskan storyteller, Pete Griffin at the Cadillac Library Meeting Room. Pete will be telling stories from his Forest Service career from Cadillac to Minnesota and Alaska.  He'll have stories from his early days in the Upper Peninsula as well. 411 S Lake Street. Free to the public.  For more information contact Vickie Essenmacher 231-510-9047 or Pete Griffin 907-789-1093.

May 5, Jackson 10:00 a.m.
Jackson Storyfest presents “Silver Tales”:  Stories for Seniors & the Young at Heart! – with Adam Mellema. At the Ella Sharp Museum, Community Room, 3225 4th Street. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 5 and 6, Jackson
Celebrating its 29th year, Jackson Storyfest, supporting local storytellers, presents storytelling performances in the schools with Ivory Williams, Trudy Bulkley, Jenifer Strauss, Judy Sima, Judy Gail Krasnow, Corinne Stavish, Jeff Doyle, Lanie Levin, Yvonne Healy, Adam Mellema, Sharon Peacock, Genot Picor, Gemini, Lois Sprengnether Keel, Robin Nott, Laura Pershin Raynor, Karen Czarnik, Cate Robarts-Snyder, Barbara Schutzgruber, and La’Ron Williams. Performances take place in Jackson County schools. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 6, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating its 29th year the Jackson Storyfest returns to the historic Michigan Theater for a free evening concert with featured storytellers: Laura Pershin Raynor and Adam Mellema with emcee, Judy Sima. 124 N. Mechanic. Doors open at 7 pm. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 7, Jackson 12:00–4:00 p.m.
2016 Gathering of Michigan Storytellers hosted by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild in conjunction with the Jackson Storyfest. Spend some quality time with fellow Michigan storytellers, catch up on what we’re doing, meet people you’ve only seen on Facebook, and share some stories. Jeff Doyle will present a workshop: “Creativity: Anyone can do it!.” Bring your lunch to the  Jackson Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave. For information: Lyn Davidge 734-769-6982. storytellerlyn@comcast.net. Library phone: 517-788-4087

May 7, Jackson 6:30 p.m doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
Pull up a chair, grab a cold drink and join us for an evening of stories for adults. Storytellers from around Michigan will tell tales to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart, featuring: Yvonne Healy, Patti Smith, Dick Strader, Steve Daut, Judy Sima, and Jeff Doyle. Grand River Brewery, 117 W. Louis Glick Hwy. Tickets: $10. To reserve seats, email Steve Daut mail@stevedaut.com 734-845-1070.

May 9, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley. shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

May 11, Farmington Hills 10:00 a.m- Noon S.O.A.R (Society of Active Retirees) presents Judy Sima “My Mother’s Voice and Discussion About Storytelling.” Judy tells the story of her mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on The Night of the Broken Glass and her escape from Germany during WWII and her research chronicling her mother’s journey. Following the storytelling, participants are encouraged to tell stories of their own parents. Wayne State University Oakland Center, 33737 W. 12 Mile Road. Room 148. Phone: 248- 489-0005 soarcontact@gmail.com. There is a fee. Registration is required.

May 11, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

May 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org 

May 16, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"So, a Storyteller Walks into a Bar." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

May 17, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting meets every 3rd Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room. 301 S. University Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

May 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

May 17, Bloomfield Township 6:30 p.m.
Judy Sima will be featured the Bloomfield Township Library monthly PJ Theater with “Stories for Sleepyheads” stories especially chosen for young children and their families. (Feel free to come in your PJ’s!) 1099 Lone Pine Road. Call Youth Services for information. No registration is required. 248-642-5800

May17,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Escape”

May 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "MOTHERS" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

May 21, Redford 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Stories told by members and Installation of Officers,” 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

MAY 21, Detroit 6:00 p.m.
Storyteller Chiquita and her Storytelling Dudes Present "As If...You were Sipping Wine" with a special tribute. Plymouth United Church of Christ (lower level) 600 E. Warren (at I-75). Doors open at 5:30. Tickets $10.Ever wonder how the spirits and the story come together, ever wonder if folks of before had .... anything... to do with any of this...... this fun filled hands on storytelling event will tickle your fancy as Storyteller Chiquita and those Storytelling Dudes~Ivory D., Brandon Marsh, Anthony Ross step to the stage! For information, directions, advance tickets available or at door.  chiquitachiquita67@gmail.com

May 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or

May 28, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.


JUNE

June 4 & 5, Mt Clemens
The Anton Art Center presents the 34th annual Mount Clemens Art Fair, held in historic downtown Mount Clemens with art and stories for families told by Judy Sima. http://www.theartcenter.org/#!art-fair/a2pd8

June 5, Detroit 7:00 p.m.
“Our Father Said” Detroit Association of Black Storytellers concert at the Northwest Activity Center. 18100 Meyers Rd.

June 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Plant some seeds with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

June 7, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

June 8, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

June 9, East Lansing 7:30 p.m.
The Moth Main Stage at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, 750 W Shaw Lane. Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth's directors. Check website for time and ticket information. http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/the-moth. Tickets: VIP $60, Public $32.

June 13, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

June 9, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m. (No Story Night July and August)
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

 June 17, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

June 17, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

June 18, Redford 12:00-3:00 p.m. (No Meeting in July)
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Stories told by members and Workshop with Loretta Vitek “Dressing for the Story,” 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

June 20, Allen Park, 10:30 a.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program (Ages 0 - 6) at the Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Park Road, 313-381-2425

June 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

June 21,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Fathers”

June 21, Mt Pleasant 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting meets every 3rd Tuesday Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room. 301 S. University Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

June 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

June 22, Allen Park, 10:30 a.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program (Ages 0 - 6) at the Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Park Road. 313-381-2425

June 23, Allen Park 10:30 am & 1:00 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program (Ages 7 - 9) at the Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Park Road. 313-381-2425     

June 25, Centerline 12:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for a fun and participatory storytelling and music program as a part of the Center Line Independence Festival located at the Memorial Park 25355 Lawrence, sponsored by Center Line Parks & Recreation 586-757-1610

June 25, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m. (No Meeting July and August)
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

June 26, Centerline 12:00 & 2:00 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for a fun and participatory storytelling and music program as a part of the Center Line Independence Festival located at the Memorial Park 25355 Lawrence, sponsored by Center Line Parks & Recreation 586-757-1610

June 26, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. (No meeting July or August)
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

June 28-July 2, Jonesborough, Tennessee
Michigan’s own, Corinne Stavish will be the Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center. Check the website for time of perfromances:  International Storytelling Center website

June 28, Mayville 11:00 a.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for a fun and participatory storytelling and music program (Ages 6 - 12) at the Mayville District Public Library, 6090 Fulton Street, Mayville, MI, 989-843-6522

JULY

July 5, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information.

July 12, Union City 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Fun-O-Olympics Storytelling & Craft Program - Join Storyteller Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive storytelling, craft & game program. Co-sponsored by Dearth Union Township Library & Community Unlimited - 430 St. Joseph Street. 517-741-5061

July 13, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com 

July 15, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

July 15, Farmington  2:00-3:00 p.m.
2015 Farmington Founders Festival - Story Rhythms! - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. Mainstage on Grand River in downtown Farmington.

July 17, Farmington 12:00- 1:00 p.m.,
2015 Farmington Founders Festival - Story Rhythms! - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. Mainstage on Grand River in downtown Farmington

July 18, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
New meeting date and location: Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

July 18, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

July 19, Kaleva 11:00 a.m
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Kaleva Branch Library, 14618 Walta St. 231-362-3178

July 19, Welston 1:00 p.m
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Weston Lake Branch Library, 1273 Seaman Rd., Wellston, MI 49689, 231-848-4013

July 19, Bear Lake, 4:00 pm.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Bear Lake Branch Library, 12325 Virginia Street. 231-864-2700

July 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

July 19, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m. (No meeting in August)
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting meets every 3rd Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room. 301 S. University Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

July 20, Manistee 11:00 a.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Manistee Library, 95 Maple St. 231-723-2519

July 20, Onekama, 1:00 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Onekama Branch Library, 5283 Main St. 231-889-4041

July 20, Frankfort, 3:30 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Benzie Shores District Library, 630 Main Street.  231-352-4671

July 20, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme

July 21, Taylor 2:00 p.m.
"...And They're Off!"  Give your imagination a workout and be part of this Taylor Community Library summer reading event with award-winning storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber as gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters, and fools use courage, wisdom, wit, and just dumb luck to win the race!  Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee Rd. For info contact Youth Services at 734-287-4840 or go to http://www.taylor.lib.mi.us/

July 25-29, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students from (5 to 14)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859
          


STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org

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April 21, 2016

"Goin' to Jackson"

I've a song about "Goin' to Jackson" starting to haunt me.  It started when I received this email.  It's too big and important to keep only on the usual posting of MI Story or even on the Bulletin Board page here -- although the Gathering is still on the Bulletin Board.  The Evening at the Grand was there, too, and you had an opportunity to be part of the concert because the opportunity to submit a story appeared there.  

Remember to check that page for "posting of information that may have missed the deadline of the current MI Story issue or to post more complete information than the MI Story email newsletter has room to post."
The Bulletin Board page also often includes opportunities to tell stories like that Evening at the Grand submission.  

Hope you, too, are "Goin' to Jackson"! 

I wanted to make sure you knew about all the activities associated with this year’s Jackson Storyfest. This a great opportunity for us to come out and support one of the state’s great festivals, enjoy wonderful storytelling and rub elbows with fellow storytellers.  I hope you can come and share in the fun.
Jackson Storyfest Friday Evening Concert
Featuring Adam Mellema and Laura Pershin Raynor
Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Michigan Theatre, 124 N Mechanic St, Jackson, Michigan

Michigan Gathering of Storytellers
Hosted by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild.  Spend some quality time with fellow Michigan storytellers, catch up on what we’re doing, meet people you’ve only seen on Facebook, try a great workshop and share some stories.
When: Saturday, May 7, noon – 4:00 pm
Where: Jackson Carnegie Library
244 W. Michigan Ave. 49201

Activities:
Noon –12:45 pm – Bring your own lunch and mingle with your colleagues.
12:45 – 1:00 pm Kick off and introductions
1:00 pm – 2:30  Creativity: Anyone can do it!
Workshop with Jeff Doyle
Learn how to structure an environment conducive to creative thinking. Put your creative mind to work in what is more of a Funshop than a Workshop!
2:45 – 4:15 pm – Storyswap
A big hit from last year’s Michigan Gathering – whether you are new to storytelling or come with long experience, bring a five-minute story to share.

An Evening at the Grand   
Michigan Storytelling Concert in conjunction with the Jackson Storyfest
May 7, 2016  7:00PM
Pull up a chair, grab a cold drink and join us for an evening of stories for adults. Storytellers from around
Michigan tell tales to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.
Grand River Brewery                                 
117 W Louis Glick Hwy, Jackson, MI 49201     
·        Tickets $10 (proceeds benefit the Jackson Storyfest)
·        Doors open at 6:30, with cash bar.  Come early to eat in the restaurant
·        Reserve seats by emailing Steve Daut mail@stevedaut.com or by calling Steve at (734) 845-1070
Concert organized by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild
Don’t miss all the fun! 


Jeff Doyle
Storyteller / Humorist
(517) 404-8257

March 31, 2016

April 2016

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

Yvonne Healy, Editor • Judy  Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Submission: Judy@JudySima.com  by the 15th of the month.
 

April 1, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS



Save the Date! The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild invites you to the 2016 Gathering of Michigan Storytellers. The Gathering will begin at noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Carnegie Branch of the Jackson District Library in conjunction with the Jackson Storyfest. But wait! There’s MORE! This is the Call for Tellers for the Saturday night concert to be held at the Grand River Brewery in downtown Jackson, MI, and will feature tellers from around Michigan. All Michigan Storytellers are welcome to submit one story for consideration. Deadline for submission is midnight, March 13, 2016. Please submit an audio file in MP3, Windows Media or MP4 Format. Send your submission to Patti Smith, teacherpatti@fastmail.net


April 28-May 1: Northlands Storytelling Confabulation! Registration is now open. Enjoy Workshops, Concerts, Fringes, Story Swaps, Networking, Camaraderie and a Master Class with Oklahoma storyteller, Tim Tingle. All happening is Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. www.Northlands.net. Michigan workshop presenters and/or concert tellers: Judy Sima, Yvonne Healy, Jeff Doyle.

APRIL
April 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Under an Umbrella with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

April 5, Walled Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.   
North Oakland County Storytellers, winter location at Walled Lake Library, 1499 E. West Maple (between Decker Rd. & Pontiac Trail), or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

April 6, Washington, 2:00 p.m.
"Storytelling Cruise Around the World."  School-age children can travel on their Spring Break around the world with Lois Sprengnether Keel. Graubner Branch of the Romeo District Library, 65821 Van Dyke Rd, Free.  586-752-0603

April 7, Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
New Venue: The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes. Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Jokers.”

April 8, Howell 7:00 p.m.
Jeff Doyle and Jennifer Pahl Otto present “Simply Complicated” Stories that will both make you laugh and touch your heart.  Doors open at 6:30, with beer and wine available for purchase.  Purchase tickets online, call the Opera House or at the door. Cost $10.    123 W Grand River Ave. (517) 540-0065   www.howelloperahouse.com

April 10, Detroit 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
third annual Storytellers Festival at the Detroit Historical Museum featuring representatives from several of Detroit’s ethnic communities sharing their heritage through storytelling and traditional song and dance, highlighting their customs and unique storytelling traditions. 5401 Woodward. http://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum.  313-833-1805. Admission to the Museum is free.

April 11, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

April 13, Mt Pleasant 7:00 p.m.
National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Award winner from Oklahoma, Gayle Ross will be performing “Inside the Beaded Beltway,” a history of Native American delegations to Washington DC, including a couple of personal stories. It is free and open to the public. Powers Hall Ballroom, Central Michigan University Campus. chsbs.cmich.edu/Denison.

April 13, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

April 14, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted

April 15, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 16 , Berkley 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and Annual Meeting, 2:30 Business meeting. Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Road (Between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

April 18, Harrison 6:00-7:30 p.m.
In celebration of "The Month of the Young Child" Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., presents a family-friendly storytelling event at the Mid-Michigan Community College Harrison Auditorium. 1375 Clare Ave. Imaginative, Fun, Humorous, and Inspiring!  Join Us!  Refreshments will follow. Info: Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com

April 18, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Last Night a D.J Saved My Life." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

April 19, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Romance”

April 19, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers,  M.A.S.T.,welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, which meets every 3rd Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room.  301 S. University. Info: Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com

April 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

April 23, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Amy Jackson 313-567-5949. New members welcome.

April 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting at Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Road, 48103.  Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org Free

April 28-May, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Northlands Storytelling Confabulation. Judy Sima presents a 3-hour intensive “Storytelling 101: Creating Fabulous Tales, Yvonne Healy presents a 90-minute workshop “Pocket Kin: Family Stories.” Yvonne and Jeff Doyle will be featured in the concerts. Geneva Ridge Resort.  www.northlands.net

MAY

May 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: May Baskets and Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

May 3, Battle Creek 6:00 pm doors open / stories begin 7:00 pm sharp till 8:30 pm
Mosaic: Storytelling Showcase sponsored by Battle Creek Enquirer in partnership with diverse organizations including Northlands Storytelling Network. Burma Center, 765 Upton Avenue. Local Storytellers telling Personal Stories based on the theme “food” with proceeds supporting the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. Contact: Dick Strader at 269-274-1812 or dstrader40@yahoo.com. Cash bar and Food Available for purchase.  Tickets $5.00

May 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.   
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

May 3, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Grand Slam Championship at the Ark. 316 S. Main. Tickets at www.themoth.org

May 5, Cadillac 6:00 p.m.
Join Alaskan storyteller, Pete Griffin at the Cadillac Library Meeting Room. Pete will be telling stories from his Forest Service career from Cadillac to Minnesota and Alaska.  He'll have stories from his early days in the Upper Peninsula as well. 411 S Lake Street. Free to the public.  For more information contact Vickie Essenmacher 231-510-9047 or Pete Griffin 907-789-1093.

May 5, Jackson 10:00 a.m.
Jackson Storyfest presents “Silver Tales”:  Stories for Seniors & the Young at Heart! – with Adam Mellema. At the Ella Sharp Museum, Community Room, 3225 4th Street. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 5 and 6, Jackson
Celebrating its 29th year, Jackson Storyfest, supporting local storytellers, presents storytelling performances in the schools with Ivory Williams, Trudy Bulkley, Jenifer Strauss, Judy Sima, Judy Gail Krasnow, Corinne Stavish, Jeff Doyle, Lanie Levin, Yvonne Healy, Adam Mellema, Sharon Peacock, Genot Picor, Gemini, Lois Sprengnether Keel, Robin Nott, Laura Pershin Raynor, Cate Robarts-Snyder, Barbara Schutzgruber, and La’Ron Williams. Performances take place in Jackson County schools. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 6, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating its 29th year the Jackson Storyfest returns to the historic Michigan Theater for a free evening concert with featured storytellers: Laura Pershin Raynor and Adam Mellema with emcee, Judy Sima. 124 N. Mechanic. Doors open at 7 pm. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 7, Jackson 12:00 p.m.
2016 Gathering of Michigan Storytellers hosted by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. The Gathering will begin at noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Carnegie Branch of the Jackson District Library in conjunction with the Jackson Storyfest.

May 7, Jackson
Michigan Storytellers Concert to be held at the Grand River Brewery in downtown Jackson, MI, and will feature tellers from around Michigan. For information, contact Jeff Doyle,  jeff@myblueape.com or (517) 404-8257

May 9, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley. shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

May 11, Farmington Hills 10:00 a.m- Noon S.O.A.R (Society of Active Retirees) presents Judy Sima “My Mother’s Voice and Discussion About Storytelling.” Judy tells the story of her mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on The Night of the Broken Glass and her escape from Germany during WWII and her research chronicling her mother’s journey. Following the storytelling, participants are encouraged to tell stories of their own parents. Wayne State University Oakland Center, 33737 W. 12 Mile Road. Room 148. Phone: 248- 489-0005 soarcontact@gmail.com. There is a fee. Registration is required.

May 11, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

May 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

May 16, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"So, a Storyteller Walks into a Bar." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

May 17, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting meets every 3rd Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room. 301 S. University Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

May 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

May 17, Bloomfield Township 6:30 p.m.
Judy Sima will be featured the Bloomfield Township Library monthly PJ Theater with “Stories for Sleepyheads” stories especially chosen for young children and their families. (Feel free to come in your PJ’s!) 1099 Lone Pine Road. Call Youth Services for information. No registration is required. 248-642-5800

May17,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Escape”

May 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "MOTHERS" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

May 21, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and Installation of Officers. 2:30 Business meeting. Road Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main (Between Church St. and Penniman Ave.) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

MAY 21, Detroit 6:00 p.m.
Storyteller Chiquita and her Storytelling Dudes Present "As If...You were Sipping Wine" with a special tribute.Plymouth United Church of Christ (lower level) 600 E. Warren (at I-75). Doors open at 5:30. Tickets $10. Ever wonder how the spirits and the story come together, ever wonder if folks of before had .... anything... to do with any of this...... this fun filled hands on storytelling event will tickle your fancy as Storyteller Chiquita and those Storytelling Dudes~Ivory D., Brandon Marsh, Anthony Ross step to the stage! For information, directions, advance tickets available or at door.  chiquitachiquita67@gmail.com

May 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or

May 28, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

JUNE

June 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Plant some seeds with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

June 7, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

June 8, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

June 9, East Lansing
The Moth Main Stage at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, 750 W Shaw Lane. Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth's directors. Check website for time and ticket information. http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/the-moth

June 13, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

June 9, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

June 17, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

June 17, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

June 18, Redford 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and Holiday Impromptus, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

June 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

June 21,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Fathers”

June 21, Mt Pleasant 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting meets every 3rd Tuesday Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room. 301 S. University Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

June 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

June 25, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

June 26, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

June 28-July 2, Jonesborough, Tennessee
Michigan’s own, Corinne Stavish will be the Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center. Check the website for time of perfromances:  International Storytelling Center website


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HIGHLIGHTS



Save the Date! The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild invites you to the 2016 Gathering of Michigan Storytellers. The Gathering will begin at noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Carnegie Branch of the Jackson District Library in conjunction with the Jackson Storyfest. But wait! There’s MORE! This is the Call for Tellers for the Saturday night concert to be held at the Grand River Brewery in downtown Jackson, MI, and will feature tellers from around Michigan. All Michigan Storytellers are welcome to submit one story for consideration. Deadline for submission is midnight, March 13, 2016. Please submit an audio file in MP3, Windows Media or MP4 Format. Send your submission to Patti Smith, teacherpatti@fastmail.net

April 28-May 1: Northlands Storytelling Confabulation! Registration is now open. Enjoy Workshops, Concerts, Fringes, Story Swaps, Networking, Camaraderie and a Master Class with Oklahoma storyteller, Tim Tingle. All happening is Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. www.Northlands.net. Michigan workshop presenters and/or concert tellers: Judy Sima, Yvonne Healy, Jeff Doyle.

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MARCH
March1, White Lake 7:00 p.m.   
North Oakland County Storytellers, winter location at Walled Lake Library, 1499 E. West Maple (between Decker Rd. & Pontiac Trail), or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information.

March 3, Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Excuses.”

March 5, Livonia 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Story League presents its 6th annual: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 featuring Chrissy Begle, Ami Jackson,  special guest La’Ron Williams and Carolyn Graves as Maestro at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $3 per person. Refreshments will be served and each child will receive a special Detroit Story League gift. For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net

March 5, Detroit 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Detroit Public Library presents Sesquicentennial Storytelling & Literary Expo from 1-4 pm. Celebrating Women's History Month, National Reading Month and National Nutrition Month. Detroit Association of Black Storytellers (DABS) is hosting the event. The event is free and open to the public. DPL Main (Friends Auditorium). Target audience: teen girls and women.

March 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Lambs, Lions and Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

March 9, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

March 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.

March 12, Detroit 6:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the opening of a new community theatre in Detroit! Through narrative and song, Detroit Lighthouse Community Theatre will shine a light on inventors and freedom-fighters who were less publicized but just as impactful as Dr. M.L. King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and others. Free to the public. Attendees receive giveaways as well as tickets for drawings for Visa gift cards. Doors open 5:45 pm. International Institute of Michigan, 111 E. Kirby. Website: DetroitLCT.org. Email: DLCTheatre@gmail.com.

March 14, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

March 15, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting meets every 3rd Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room. 301 S. University Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

March 15, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

March 15, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Main Stage Theme: The Dark Side 

March 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 19, Farmington 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories workshop: Trudy Bulkley “The Importance of Rhymes for Young Children,” 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty St. (west of Farmington, south of Grand River) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

March 21, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

March 22, Troy 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Want to tell or write personal stories but don’t know where to start? Want to capture family stories before they disappear?  “Awaken Your Inner Storyteller” at the Troy Public Library with one of Michigan’s favorite storyteller, Judy Sima, who will help you create an memorable, engaging story. Adults only. Event is free but space is limited, contact Erin Chapman 248-524-3534 to register. www.troypl.org 510 West Big Beaver.

March 24, Warren 6:30 p.m.
Take a journey with Storyteller, Judy Sima as she shares “My Mother’s Voice,” the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Using intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Free and open to the public, Salvation Army of Warren, 24140 Mound Road, open to the public. For more information contact, Amanda Passmore, 586-754-7400.

March 26, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, (Judy Sima presents: Seven Slick Steps for Sprucing Up Stories) refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Amy Jackson 313-567-5949 . New members welcome.

March 27, Hastings 12:00 p.m.
Robin Nott will present "Hope Springs Anew" for the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for environmental education at the institute, 701 W. Cloverdale Rd. 269-721-4191.Nott's story and song program will explore hope in our lives. Brunch reservations can be made by contacting the institute, the food is exquisite!

March 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103. More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

March 31,  Ann Arbor  7:00-8:30 p.m.
“We Are Our Father’s Daughters” On the last night of Women's History Month, storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor will join musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes for adults. Josie and Laura will share stories about adventures with their dads,  while Sara and Betsy mix it up with hammer dulcimer, guitar and banjo tunes. Invite your favorite friends for a girl's night out and enjoy! For more information contact Laura Pershin Raynor at 734-327-4226 or raynorl@aadl.org. Downtown Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Avenue or visit us online, as the date grows closer, at www.aadl.org.

APRIL
April 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Under an Umbrella with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

April 5, Walled Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.   
North Oakland County Storytellers, winter location at Walled Lake Library, 1499 E. West Maple (between Decker Rd. & Pontiac Trail), or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

April 7, Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Jokers.”

April 8, Howell 7:00 p.m.
Jeff Doyle and Jennifer Pahl Otto present “Simply Complicated” Stories that will both make you laugh and touch your heart.  Doors open at 6:30, with beer and wine available for purchase.  Purchase tickets online, call the Opera House or at the door. Cost $10.    123 W Grand River Ave. (517) 540-0065   www.howelloperahouse.com

April 11, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

April 13, Mt Pleasant
National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Award winner from Oklahoma, Gayle Ross will be performing “Inside the Beaded Beltway.

April 13,  Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

April 14, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted

April 15, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 16 , Berkley 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and Annual Meeting, 2:30 Business meeting. Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Road (Between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

April 18, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Last Night a D.J Saved My Life." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

April 19, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Romance”

April 19, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

April 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

April 23, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Amy Jackson 313-567-5949. New members welcome.

April 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting at Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Road, 48103.  Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org Free

April 28-May, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Northlands Storytelling Confabulation. Judy Sima presents a 3-hour intensive “Storytelling 101: Creating Fabulous Tales, Yvonne Healy presents a 90-minute workshop “Pocket Kin: Family Stories.” Yvonne and Jeff Doyle will be featured in the concerts. Geneva Ridge Resort.  www.northlands.net

MAY
May 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: May Baskets and Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

May 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.   
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

May 5, Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Escape.”

May 5, Cadillac 6:00 p.m.
Join Alaskan storyteller, Pete Griffin at the Cadillac Library Meeting Room. Pete will be telling stories from his Forest Service career from Cadillac to Minnesota and Alaska.  He'll have stories from his early days in the Upper Peninsula as well. 411 S Lake Street. Free to the public.  For more information contact Vickie Essenmacher 231-510-9047 or Pete Griffin 907-789-1093.

May 5, Jackson 10:00 a.m.
Jackson Storyfest presents “Silver Tales”:  Stories for Seniors & the Young at Heart! – with Adam Mellema. At the Ella Sharp Museum, Community Room, 3225 4th Street. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 5 and 6, Jackson
Celebrating its 29th year, Jackson Storyfest, supporting local storytellers, presents storytelling performances in the schools with Ivory Williams, Trudy Bulkley, Jenifer Strauss, Judy Sima, Judy Gail Krasnow, Corinne Stavish, Jeff Doyle, Lanie Levin, Yvonne Healy, Adam Mellema, Sharon Peacock, Genot Picor, Gemini, Lois Sprengnether Keel, Robin Nott, Laura Pershin Raynor, Cate Robarts-Snyder, Barbara Schutzgruber, and La’Ron Williams. Performances take place in Jackson County schools. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 6, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating its 29th year the Jackson Storyfest returns to the historic Michigan Theater for a free evening concert with featured storytellers: Laura Pershin Raynor and Adam Mellema with emcee, Judy Sima. 124 N. Mechanic. Doors open at 7 pm. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 7, Jackson 12:00 p.m.
2016 Gathering of Michigan Storytellers hosted by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. The Gathering will begin at noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Carnegie Branch of the Jackson District Library in conjunction with the Jackson Storyfest.

May 7, Jackson
Michigan Storytellers Concert to be held at the Grand River Brewery in downtown Jackson, MI, and will feature tellers from around Michigan. For information, contact Jeff Doyle, jeff@myblueape.com.

May 9, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

May 11, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

May 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org 

May 16, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"So, a Storyteller Walks into a Bar." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

May 17, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting meets every 3rd Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room. 301 S. University Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

May 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

May17,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Escape”

May 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "MOTHERS" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

May 21, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and Installation of Officers. 2:30 Business meeting. Road Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main (Between Church St. and Penniman Ave.) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

May 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or

May 28, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.


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