November 29, 2018

December 2018

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

Judy Sima  Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

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

DECEMBER 1, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS


Warm seasons greeting to all and may your holidays be filled with beautiful memories and happy stories.  
DECEMBER

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

December 3, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Open Mic Storytelling." Throw your name into the basket to tell a story. Open mics are usually theme free, but let's fill this one with true stories of holiday havoc and merry mayhem. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. Karen@heresaystorytelling.com, heresaystorytelling.com.

December 4, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam, Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

December 5, 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

December 6, 13, 20 Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

December 6, Chelsea 7:00 p.m.
Steve Daut will be telling Mark Twain stories and reading from his book, “Telling Twain”. The program and the book also provide a historical context for the stories, which have been adapted for a modern audience. Advance copies of the book are available for sale and signing. Location: Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. Free to the public. http://www.stevedaut.com

December 6, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

December 6, Traverse City. 6:30 p.m
This event in partnership with Here:Say Storytelling offers participants the opportunity to explore storytelling in all its forms – oral, written, and visual – through discussion, interactive demonstrations, and hands-on projects. The program is free of charge, funded by a grant from Art Bridges as part of the exhibition, Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940, organized and toured by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Sponsored by Morsels of Traverse City. Denos Museum. 1701 Front Street. www.denosmuseum.org.
231-995-1055.221http://www.dennosmuseum.org/231-995231231.995.1055.995.1055

December 8, Detroit 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents it annual “Selfies with Santa” with holiday stories, arts and crafts, and light refreshments at the Duffield Public Library 2507 W. Grand River. The event is free for families. For information contact the library at 313-481-1710.

Dec 12, Northville 11:30 a.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for a music and storytelling Christmas program and luncheon sponsored by Northville Parks & Recreation, Senior Services. Located in the Community Center, 303 West Main Street, Contact Pam Cameron to register, 248-305-2851

December 13, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00  p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

December 13, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

December 15 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by impromptu holiday storie, 2:30 Business meeting. Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy. (South of Twelve Mile Rd.) 248-658-3340  Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

December 15, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
 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: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome

December 17, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

December 17, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"In 3s."  We’ve got a serious case of triaphilia! Join us as scheduled performers at the take the stage to tell true, first-person tales about life events—good or bad—that came in threes. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. Karen@heresaystorytelling.com. heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

December 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

December 18, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door.Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

December 21, Jackson 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Storyteller, Judy Sima, helps celebrate the winter solstice with stories for adults at the Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch, 244 W. Michigan Ave.  517-788-4087. www.myjdl.com. The event is free.

December 21, Detroit 8:00 p.m. Doors @7:00 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

December 22, Traverse City 10:00 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will join Santa Claus as Jenny the Elf for this annual event at the Traverse Area District Library's Woodmere Branch! Come enjoy stories, snacks, crafts and a visit with Santa. 610 Woodmere Ave. For more information contact Andy Schuck, 231-932-8500x260

December 27, Kalamazoo, 12:00 p.m.
Award-winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist Judy Sima lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dreidels.  Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, www.kalamazoomuseum.org  269-373-7990

December 31, Kalamazoo, 12:00 p.m.
Actress and storyteller Rosie Chapman masterfully weaves audience participation, education, and entertainment together as she shares African folktales with life lessons. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, www.kalamazoomuseum.org  269-373-7990

JANUARY

January 2, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

January 2, 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

January 3, Chelsea 7:00 p.m.
Steve Daut and Jane Fink will be telling Mark Twain (Daut) and James Thurber (Fink) stories in the Historic Depot at 125 Jackson Street in Chelsea. This special storytelling program is a part of the "On the Tracks" singer-songwriter series held at the Depot every first Wednesday from September through May. $15 per person. http://www.onthetrackschelsea.com/#upcoming

January 3, 10 Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

January 7, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Open Mic Storytelling with Up North Pride." Throw your name into the basket to tell a true, first-person story along with some representatives of Up North Pride. 90% of donations go to UNP. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. Karen@heresaystorytelling.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

January 13, Dexter 2:00 p.m.
Professional Storyteller/Author, Steve Daut, will discuss some highlights of Mark Twain’s life and tell some of the “Mark Twain” stories that he adapted for his book, “Telling Twain”.  This program will provide a historical backdrop to help the audience gain a deeper appreciation of the writings and the life of Mark Twain. Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street in Dexter.  Free to the public. http://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/telling-twain/

January 10, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00  p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

January 17, Walled Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS)  This month’s theme is “love.”welcomes new members to their meetings, Walled Lake Public Library, 1499 East West Maple Road. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752. www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org


January 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 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

January 19, Livonia 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location: Livonia Civic Center Library: 32777 Five Mile Rd. (between Farmington and Merriman) Directions to Library 734-466-249  Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

January 21, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Moonlighting."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about work. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com , heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

January 21, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

January 21, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Moonlighting."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about work. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com , heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

January 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

January 22, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

January 26, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
 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: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome

January 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers


FEBRUARY

February 1, Kalamazoo 6:00 p.m.
7th annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Robin Nott will share stories and songs from Michigan’s lumbering and Great Lakes lore. Nott, retired theater director from Gull Lake Schools has been sharing stories and songs through Michigan for years.  Nott helps kick-off the Storytelling Festival during Art Hop. 230 North Rose Street, www.kalamazoomuseum.org  269-373-7990.

February 1, Kalamazoo 7:00 p.m.
7th annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Storyteller, singer-songwriter, actress, writer, and educator Allison Downey blends the world of music, storytelling, and theater into a one-woman performance piece.  She will share her songs about Michigan and stories of family and life in the mitten as part of the Storytelling Festival. 230 North Rose Street, www.kalamazoomuseum.org  269-373-7990.

February 2, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams kicks off the Detroit Institute of Arts “Black History Month Weekend” with a highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation highlighting the importance of and the history of storytelling in the African American community. DIA, 5200 Woodward, Free to the public (Wayne/Oakland/Macomb residents.) Contact information: Emily Boyer 313-833-7900

February 2, Kalamazoo 10:00 a.m. to  2:45 p.m.
7th annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum
10:00 a.m.Jenifer Strauss of Story Be Told shares her collection of Great Lakes stories includes lumber-era legends, mining stories, shipwreck and lighthouse tales, mysteries, ghost stories, traditional how and why tales, and personal narratives based on a lifelong love affair with the Mitten State as part of the Storytelling Festival.  Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, www.kalamazoomuseum.org  269-373-7990
11:15 a.m..Adam Mellema, storyteller, actor, and producer, presents Remembering World War II, stories of Michigan veterans who were there in their own words. Their stories come alive with familiar tunes as the audience watches Mellema age on stage from 18 to 75 as part of the Storytelling Festival. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, www.kalamazoomuseum.org  269-373-7990
1:30 p.m.Willie W. Payne uses music, song, and photos of Michigan Underground Railroad stops to narrate stories and struggles of southern fugitive slaves to escape captivity. Hear how Michigan abolitionists and free blacks assisted them on the Underground Railroad as part of the Storytelling Festival. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, www.alamazoomuseum.org  269-373-7990
2:45 p.m. Discover the voyage from Montreal to Michigan with Genot “Winter Elk” Picor. Picor is a professional storyteller, musician, and feature writer for The Great Lakes Pilot and The Mackinac Journal. He joins the Storytelling Festival, Life in the Mitten. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, www.kalamazoomuseum.org  269-373-7990
4:00 p.m. Benjamin Thompson becomes Sheepshank Sam, an old time Michigan lumberjack sharing stories of how trees were felled, cut into logs, skidded out of the woods, decked on sleds, stacked along rivers, and floated to saw mills throughout Michigan during the late 1800s as part of the Storytelling Festival. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, www.kalamazoomuseum.org  269-373-7990

February 3, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams kicks off the Detroit Institute of Arts “Black History Month Weekend” with a highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation highlighting the importance of and the history of storytelling in the African American community. DIA, 5200 Woodward, Free to the public (Wayne/Oakland/Macomb residents.) Contact information: Emily Boyer 313-833-7900

February 4, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Open Mic Storytelling." Throw your name into the basket to tell a true, first-person story. No theme, no cover. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. Karen@heresaystorytelling.com, heresaystorytelling.com

February 6, 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

February 7, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

February 14, 21, 28 Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

February 14, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00  p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

February 15, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 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

February 16, Livonia 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location: Livonia Civic Center Library: 32777 Five Mile Rd. (between Farmington and Merriman) Directions to Library 734-466-249  Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

February 17, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams helps the Detroit Public Library celebrate “Family Fun Day at the Library” with a medley of tales to make you laugh, think and join in. Wilder Branch Library 7140 E. 7 Mile Rd, Detroit. Free to the public. Contact information: Annette Stocks 313-481-1870.

February 18, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

February 18, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"In Sickness and in Health." Join us as scheduled performers at the take the stage to tell true, first-person tales about getting sick and getting better. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. Karen@heresaystorytelling.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

February 18, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

February 19, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

February 23, West Bloomfield 11:00 a.m.
The W. Bloomfield Twnshp Library hosts Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams in celebrating “Black History Month.” A fun presentation highlighting the importance of storytelling in the family and community. West Bloomfield Library 4600 Walnut Lake Rd., W. Bloomfield. Free to the public. Contact information: Emily Vickers 248-232-2263.

February 21, Walled Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS)  This month’s theme is “love.”welcomes new members to their meetings, Walled Lake Public Library, 1499 East West Maple Road. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752. www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

February 23, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
32nd annual Storytelling Festival at the Ark, 316 S. Main Street. Tickets $25  can be ordered at www.theark.org

February 23, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
 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: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome

February 23, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
“Grown Folks Talkin’…HUSH!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents an adult storytelling concert on stage at the “32nd Annual Storytelling Festival at the ARK” in Ann Arbor 316 S. Main St. Tickets $25.00. Contact information: Janice Appleton 734-663-5026.

February 24, Ann Arbor p.m.
The Ark’s 32nd Annual Storytelling Festival, STORYTELLING FOR KIDS to provide a fun and diverse program with a lot of interaction for the whole family. At the Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. For more information, go to www.theark.org, or call the Michigan Union Ticket office at (734) 763-8587. Tickets: $10

February 24, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents a lively and fun Children & Family storytelling presentation ICW the ARK at Ann Arbor’s 32nd Annual Storytelling Festival. The ARK 316 S. Main St. Tickets $10:00. Contact information: Janice Appleton 734-663-5026.

February 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information


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All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

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 HIGHLIGHTS


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NOVEMBER

November 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

November 1, 7, 15, 29, Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

November 2, Marshall 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Story Be Told's Jenifer Strauss will be joining forces with The Music Lady, Beverly Meyer to present a workshop for librarians in the Woodlands Library Cooperative called "Singing a Story, Telling a Song: Moving and Grooving With Rhythm and Rhyme". All Librarians in the Woodlands Cooperative are invited to join us at the Fredonia Township Hall, 8803 US HWY 27 S. For more information on this training call Shauna Lee Swanteck at the Marshall District Library, 269-781-7821 Ext 18.

November 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  Lucy Lockett and Mother Goose,” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Free.  734-769-3115

November 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam, Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

November 7, 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

November 7, Bloomfield Hills 12:30 p.m.
Birmingham American Association of University Women host Lois Sprengnether Keel as a Michigan World War I "Hello Girl", the bi-lingual telephone operator.  (Time is approximate as the program is open to the public after the noon AAUW luncheon.) Iroquois Club, 43248 Woodward Ave. For information: 248-642-4764.  Free.

November 8, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00  p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

November 8, Northville 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:00 p.m. stories begin
Hometown Life Storytellers Project presents stories of “Traditions.”. This event will feature professionally coached, local storytellers. It is open to the community for $7 per person in advance; $10 at the door. This PG-13 event will be held at The Village Workshop. 445 E. Cady. For more information contact: Dan Dean, 248.396.0706. ddean@hometownlife.comFacebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/267881900668026/
Tickets direct: https://tickets.hometownlife.com/e/hometown-life-storytellers-music/tickets

November 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

November 9th, Caro 6:30pm
Bring your funnybone and thinking cap as Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings his trademark wit, wisdom and humor in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation to the Caro District Library, 840 W. Frank St. Free and open to the public. For info contact: Erin Schmandt 989-673-4329.

November 9, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents its annual StoryFest Adult Concert. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Adults 14 & over.  Tickets at the door: $15/person www.annarborstorytelling.org  and  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

November 9, Grand Rapids, MI  7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tellabration hosted by the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids featuring Jenifer Strauss. This event will take place at the Blandford Nature Center Auditorium, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW (map). For more information go to https://www.storyspinners.org/ or contact Gloria Congelossi by email: storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

November 10, Traverse City 1:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be performing/emcee at the Traverse City Children's Book Festival at the City Opera House.This is a free event and includes Children's Book authors, vendors, games, crafts and Storytelling! Go to this link for all the information you need: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TCCBF/about/?ref=page_internal. For more information contact: Amy Shamroe, ashamroe@bookpublishing.com

November 11, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents its annual Storyfest Children’s concert at the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor Library.2359 Oak Valley Drive. Ages 4 & up: Admission FREE www.annarborstorytelling.org  and  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

November 15, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Holidays. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

November 16, Livonia Doors open 6:00 p.m. Storytelling begins 7:00 p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 104 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. storytelling followed by refreshments;  Admission is $10 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email Judy@JudySima.com  www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 16, Mt. Pleasant 7:00-9:00 p.m
Tellabration: Come join Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers as we share stories that have been woven through our lives, and will find their way into your hearts. There will be a short intermission midway thru the show, and a few giveaways. Admission is $5. and we would encourage older children and adults to come.
Contact info: Joe Remenar at jremenar66@yahoo.com

November 16, Detroit 8:00 p.m. Doors @7:00 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

November 17, Northville 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location: Northville District Library, 212 Cady St. (West of Center, South of Main St. across from the post office). 248-349-3020.  Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

November 19, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

November 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"Beat the Clock."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about trying to keep pace with the passage of time. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

November 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

November 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

November 24, 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: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome

November 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

November 27, Detroit 5:00 p.m.
Bring your funnybone and thinking cap as Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings his trademark wit, wisdom and humor in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation to the Elmwood Branch Library, 550 Chene, Detroit 48207. Free and open to the public. For info contact: Tracy Matthews 313-481-1730.

November 28, Ann Arbor Doors open 7:00 p.m.
The Moth GrandSLAM Championship at the Ark 316 South Main Street. Tickets on line at www.themoth.org

DECEMBER

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

December 4, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam, Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

December 5, 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

December 6, 13, 20 Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend

December 6, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.  Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!   Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.  Info: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

December 6, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

December 8, Detroit 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents it annual “Selfies with Santa” with holiday stories, arts and crafts, and light refreshments at the Duffield Public Library 2507 W. Grand River. The event is free for families. For information contact the library at 313-481-1710.

December 13, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00  p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

December 13, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

December 15 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by impromptu holiday storie, 2:30 Business meeting. Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy. (South of Twelve Mile Rd.) 248-658-3340  Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

December 15, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
 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: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome

December 17, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

December 17, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"In 3s."  We’ve got a serious case of triaphilia! Join us as scheduled performers at the take the stage to tell true, first-person tales about life events—good or bad—that came in threes. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. Karen@heresaystorytelling.com. heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

December 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

December 18, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door.Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

December 21, Detroit 8:00 p.m. Doors @7:00 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

December 22, Traverse City 10:00 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will join Santa Claus as Jenny the Elf for this annual event at the Traverse Area District Library's Woodmere Branch! Come enjoy stories, snacks, crafts and a visit with Santa. 610 Woodmere Ave. For more information contact Andy Schuck, 231-932-8500x260

December 27, Kalamazoo 12:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Valley Community Museum presents storyteller, Judy Sima for “Storytelling: Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights” program for the entire family. 6767 West O Avenue. The event is free https://oltp.kvm.kvcc.edu/performancecalendar.aspx

JANUARY

January 2, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

January 2, 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

January 7, 14, 21, 28 Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

January 10, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00  p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

January 17, Walled Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS)  This month’s theme is “love.”welcomes new members to their meetings, Walled Lake Public Library, 1499 East West Maple Road. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752. www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

January 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 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

January 19, Livonia 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location: Livonia Civic Center Library: 32777 Five Mile Rd. (between Farmington and Merriman) Directions to Library 734-466-249  Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

January 21, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Moonlighting."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about work. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com , heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

January 21, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

January 21, Traverse City, 7pm
"Moonlighting."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about work. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com , heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

January 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

January 22, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

January 26, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
 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: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome

January 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers



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