July 18, 2020

July/August 2020


* 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.
 

August 1, 2020 ---- UPDATE

August 1, 2020

UPDATE
Some corrections and NEW LISTINGS

Visit this page to discover more about live and virtual storytelling events in Michigan. https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all of the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan.

https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan. Contact judy@judysima to list and promote your Public Virtual Storytelling Events

JULY

July 19, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

July 21, Belleville 11:00 a.m. EDT
Belleville Public Library proudly presents “Stories for Living Happily Ever After” with Storyteller, Judy Sima. https://www.belleville.lib.mi.us/srp/

July 21, Lakeview 6:00 p.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel as Michigan's Oleda Joure tells about the Hello Girls, WWI's bilingual phone operators at Tamarack District Library, 832 S. Lincoln Ave. <http://tamaracklibrary.org> The program will be presented outside, although weather may require live streaming.

July 24, 9:00-11:00 p.m.
The Story Spinners of Grand Rapids, along with the Riverside Raconteurs, are hosting an in-person Storytelling Bonfire Event at the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids.This is an open mic storytelling event. Listeners are welcome to stand and share a memorized story or poem. Listeners are encouraged to bring an outdoor chair to place around the fire. This event will follow safe measures: masks and social distancing are required. Questions call Patrick Foley (616) 446-0997

July 25, 2:00 p.m. PDT 5:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
"Virtual Storytelling & Magic Series - Summer 2020."  Inglewood Public Library featuring Storyteller Anglea Lloyd. www.library.cityofinglewood.org. For more information and link to attend Contact:  Pamela Greene. pgreene@cityofinglewood.org.  The weekly Saturday events are free and open to the public.
PERFORMERS
August 1 - Chazz Ross
August 8 - Izzi Tooinsky

July 26, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

July 27, 7:00 p.m. EDT 
The Lansing Storytellers present Liar's Club Dog Days of Summer Edition, free on Zoom, Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcOytqzwtGdyvImOiR7eMfeXTnd8SsuXhle,
Come hear some tall tales, whoppers and baldfaced lies!  If you'd like to tell a 7-10 minute lie contact Mike Cox at mikecox954@gmail.com

July 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT, ZOOM
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  We ask that you offer content warnings if the story might be challenging, and that you let others know if they can retell it. If you'd like to reserve a spot to tell, please email us at storyartsmn@gmail.com.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)


AUGUST
August 1, 2:00 p.m. PDT 5:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
"Virtual Storytelling & Magic Series - Summer 2020."  Inglewood Public Library featuring Storyteller Anglea Lloyd. www.library.cityofinglewood.org. For more information and link to attend Contact:  Pamela Greene. pgreene@cityofinglewood.org.  The weekly Saturday events are free and open to the public.
PERFORMER - Chazz Ross

August 8, 2:00 p.m. PDT 5:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
"Virtual Storytelling & Magic Series - Summer 2020."  Inglewood Public Library featuring Storyteller Anglea Lloyd. www.library.cityofinglewood.org. For more information and link to attend Contact:  Pamela Greene. pgreene@cityofinglewood.org.  The weekly Saturday events are free and open to the public.
PERFORMER - Izzi Tooinsky

August 8, 7:00 p.m. EDT, ZOOM
You are invited to join the studio audience at Living Room LIVE!. Our featured act is award-winning Affrilachian storyteller LYN FORD! This teller of Home-Fried Tales is renowned for her warmth and wisdom, and she also teaches laughter yoga! You can get a sample of her work, well-seasoned, with joy, hope, and love, at https://storytellerlynford.com/ Please note that due to security concerns, to become a member of the studio audience there is a stepwise process. You start with the Pay What You Can link. After verification, you will receive a registration link with a Captcha checkbox. Upon registration, you will receive the meeting link. To get started as a member of the studio audience for this exciting show, please go to  https://tinyurl.com/LRLive2U. Feel free to share this link with anyone and everyone who might be interested!

August 12, 7:30 p.m EDT ZOOM
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, DC presents storytelling concerts with well known storytellers on the second Wednesday of every month. August show features Alton Chung and Janice del Negro. Register for free: https://GrapevineAugust2020.eventcombo.com

August 12, 7:30 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents monthly Grape Line Storytelling Series. This month featuring Alton Chung and Janice Del Negro. https://www.facebook.com/GrapevineStorytelling Every Second Wednesday through September featuring nationally known stoytellers.

New Listing
August 12, 6:30 p.m EDT. ZOOM
2nd Wed of every month. Newfoundland, Canada. www.storytellingstjohns.ca /contact Newfoundland story circle for future reference. The invitation to tell goes out a few days before the mtg and the zoom info is mailed out the day of the mmeting. Been building in popularity and averages over fifty people per meeting.  There is sometimes a waiting list to tell so put request in as early as you can.  Preference given to first time tellers.  We look forward to more international visitors.

New Listing
August 4, 7:30 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week)
https://zoom.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991
Password: 219861

New Listing
August 4, 6:45 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Every Tuesday Story Swap Massachusetts) www.storyspace.org. click the link "invitation" on Tuesday morning to get the zoom details for that night.

August 19, East Tawas 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join Lois Sprengnether Keel as the One-Room Schoolteacher at the Iosco County Historical Museum for  a look back at how school was in Michigan when one and two-room schools were common.  This is live with "social distancing", but will also be live-streamed by the museum.  Iosco County Historical Museum, 405 West Bay, 989-362-8911.  http://www.ioscomuseum.net

August 25, 7:00-8:00 CDT, ZOOM
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  We ask that you offer content warnings if the story might be challenging, and that you let others know if they can retell it. If you'd like to reserve a spot to tell, please email us at storyartsmn@gmail.com.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

SEPTEMBER
September 22, 7:00-8:00p.m. CD7 ZOOM
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  We ask that you offer content warnings if the story might be challenging, and that you let others know if they can retell it. If you'd like to reserve a spot to tell, please email us at storyartsmn@gmail.com.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)


Judy Sima, Editor
Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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June 18, 2020

June/July 2020

* 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.
 

July 1, 2020

Highlights


Life and storytelling have certainly changed since the April/May edition of MI Story as face to face storytelling meetings, concerts, programs, and conferences began to cancel. On the bright side many storytellers and storytelling groups have shown creative resilience by presenting virtual concerts, workshops, and conferences. One advantage to these virtual events is that you can view and participate in storytelling experiences all over the world without leaving the safety of your home! Storytellers are adjusting and MI Story is adjusting. 


Many storytellers throughout Michigan and the rest of the country rely on storytelling as their sole source of income. Due to the coronavirus, all live storytelling events have been canceled. Please consider making a donation to the Storytellers Relief Fund through the National Storytelling Network: https://storynet.org/storyteller-relief-fund/  Visit this sight to make a donation and learn what expenses your donation will cover

Visit this page to discover more about live and virtual storytelling events in Michigan.
https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all of the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan.

https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan. Contact me to promote your Public Virtual Storytelling Events

Book-A-Workshop with Award Winning Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist: Judy Sima - now offering personalized, interactive, fun filled Storytelling Workshops for individuals and families. Capture Family Stories before they disappear. Workshops are conducted on Zoom.  For more information email: Judy@JudySima.com.

JUNE

June 19 at 8:00 p.m. EDT
Watch the DVD "Once More with Feeling,”Were you there? My concert filmed at ātac: downtown arts + music in 2013 will be shown on June 19th, via YouTube streaming. This video captures me in front of a sold out crowd, with a full band and many special guests, including a young Hayley Reardon. Relive the magic and excitement of that night from the comfort of your own home as I answer questions and give commentary in the YouTube chat room.The show is free but donations will be accepted. A portion of the money donated will be given to ātac: downtown arts + music. Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O91mL_e503Y

June 20, 2:00 p.m. PDT 5:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
"Virtual Storytelling & Magic Series - Summer 2020."  Inglewood Public Library featuring Storyteller Antonio Sacre. www.library.cityofinglewood.org. For more information and link to attend Contact:  Pamela Greene. pgreene@cityofinglewood.org. The weekly Saturday events are free and open to the public.

June 21, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

June 21, 7:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Passim Streams: Don White on Father's Day Stream at: https://www.facebook.com/clubpassim/live/
You can also sign in on Zoom and be a part of the show! Limited access!. Meeting ID: 938 3467 5144
Password: DWPassim. Donate: http://passim.org/stream. Suggested donation: $25. Watch Don White perform from home during this time of social distancing! Donations will be split between the artist and Passim.

June 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT, Zoom
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  We ask that you offer content warnings if the story might be challenging, and that you let others know if they can retell it. If you'd like to reserve a spot to tell, please email us at storyartsmn@gmail.com.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

June 23, 6:00 p.m. EDT
Desserts by the Decade! Experience a tasty trip to the past—this time to the 1940s! The Greatest Generation manned warships, piloted aircrafts, and held down the home front while World War II raged. Join us via Zoom to learn how food rationing and pop culture shaped the food and recipes of the 1940's. Register to receive Zoom link: http://chelsea.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=15415&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/07/01

June 25, 6:00- 6:30 p.m. EDT. Zoom
Register in advance to attend this Virtual Children Workshop aged 8 to 12 years old.  Children will laugh, learn, create, and share stories.  Presented by Educator/Storyteller/Author/Workshop Presenter Mary Johnson Grant Sponsored by www.casoegroup.org call to register 313- 656- 4600  Please join me this summer!! Since this is all ZOOM, anyone can join!

June 25 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT ZOOM
The Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild is pleased to announce that Story Night will move to the virtual world in a ZOOM concert that will also be livestreamed to Facebook. Our new quarterly format will include the best local and regional storytellers. Register in advance for this meeting:  https://tinyurl.com/yac77xj9 

June 25, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Have you ever looked around beautiful downtown Ann Arbor and wondered, "What was there?" Find out by joining local historian Patti Smith for an online, interactive history walk. Learn about the "red light district" on Fourth Avenue, the first courthouses, the old fire station, the businesses that lined Main Street and so much more! Patti will record vignettes at various historical stops and then you watch them together, with time for questions throughout. Instructor: Patti Smith is an Ann Arbor townie, special education teacher, storyteller and author of Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor, Vanishing Ann Arbor and the forthcoming Michigan Beer HistoryTour of Downtown Ann Arbor! Sign up here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search

June 25, 7:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Storytelling Arts of Indiana presents; Song Writer, Storyteller, Humorist, Don White. The show will be streamed on youtube from ZOOM https://youtu.be/iyqy4HKduYs but friends of Don and/or Storytelling Arts of Indiana will be able to be in the interactive z-oom concert by this link or access information: Join Zoom: Meeting ID: 856 6803 6992. Password: 965401. The show is free but donations will be accepted. A portion of the money donated will be given to the Storytelling Arts of Indiana. There will be an after-party with a story circle. There may even be a surprise guest!

June 27, 2:00 p.m. PDT 5:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
"Virtual Storytelling & Magic Series - Summer 2020."  Inglewood Public Library featuring The Wacko Magic Show. www.library.cityofinglewood.org. For more information and link to attend Contact: Pamela Greene
pgreene@cityofinglewood.org.  The weekly Saturday events are free and open to the public.

June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT Session One
Storytelling Webinar Workshop from award-winning teacher of Storytellers, Elizabeth Ellis. 
  • "I Don't Have Anything to Tell About" Syndrome
  • The How and Why of Story Boarding for Story Construction
  • Types of Listener Response and How To Create Them
  • Privacy Issues: Yours and Theirs
  • Personal Private vs. Personal Public Stories
  • Maintaining Control of Emotional Material
July 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT Session Two
  • Developing Believable Characters
  • Universality of Appeal
  • Use of Humor in Oral Narrative
  • The Prophetic Voice or Teaching Without Preaching
  • Baiting the Hook: the Opening
  • Satisfying the Heart: the Closing
The deadline to register is Friday, June 26 at noon, Central Time.
The webinar is $100 for Tejas Storytelling Association members or $135 for non-members. The location will be online with ZOOM at www.zoom.us  The proceeds benefit the Tejas Storytelling Association.
Register here: A Power-Packed Workshop on Personal Storytelling or call 940-380-9320 and ask for Beverly to register over the phone. You may pay with a check if it is received by the registration deadline: Friday, June 26 at noon.  More information on Elizabeth Ellis at www.elizabethellis.com

June 28, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

June 28, 2:00 p.m. EDT, Zoom
The Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild monthly meetings will be held on Zoom until further notice. These meetings are open to the public. Come, join us, share stories and conversation. These meetings are facilitated by Leif Larsen, and AASG members, and are held on the fourth Sunday each month and are currently scheduled online through December. The link for all of the meetings is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84345037477?pwd=cVdMaVVOcXUzZHBYVElTL3M5U0JKdz09

JULY

July 2, and July 9, at 6:00- 6:30 p.m. EDT. Zoom
Register in advance to attend this Virtual Children Workshop aged 8 to 12 years old.  Children will laugh, learn, create, and share stories.  Presented by Educator/Storyteller/Author/Workshop Presenter Mary Johnson Grant Sponsored by www.casoegroup.org call to register 313- 656- 4600  Please join me this summer!! Since this is all ZOOM, anyone can join!

July 5, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

July 12, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

July 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT Session Two
Webinar with Elizabeth Ellis (see June 27 above

July 11, 2:00 p.m. PDT 5:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
"Virtual Storytelling & Magic Series - Summer 2020."  Inglewood Public Library featuring Storyteller Karen Golding. www.library.cityofinglewood.org. For more information and link to attend Contact:  Pamela Greene. pgreene@cityofinglewood.org.  The weekly Saturday events are free and open to the public.

July 11, 7:00-8:00  p.m. EDT. Facebook and Zoom
Living Room LIVE, Session #3! ANTONIO ROCHA will be the featured storyteller for the July edition of Living Room LIVE! a monthly online storytelling event that features the best storytellers from the region, and around the world. Antonio is an award winning internationally acclaimed storyteller and mime. He has been featured at The Ark storytelling festival, and premier venues throughout the world. There will be a limited Studio Audience on ZOOM, and it will also be live streamed on Facebook. Suggested donation of $10. Contact mail@stevedaut.com for details.

July 14, 7:00-8:00 CDT, Zoom
Story Arts of MN holds an online workshop, taught by an experienced storyteller, on the second Tuesday of each month.  In July, Loren Niemi will lead a session on ghost stories, “Making Something That Goes Bump in the Night.”  What makes for better ghost stories around the campfire? How do you decide what kind of ghost story is right for what age audience? Why should you let imagination do some of the work? Loren will answer those and other questions about the how and why of telling ghost stories. Suitable for any level of experience, the workshop looks at what kinds of ghost stories we tell and what makes them produce a scream or a laugh.  This FREE event is open to everyone via Zoom teleconferencing.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-something-that-goes-bump-in-the-night-workshop-tickets-109992951880  (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

July 15, 8:00 p.m. EDT. Zoom
Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You don't even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

July 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Join host Patti Smith for a local historical pub crawl that can only happen in the virtual world. In this brave new world, we can travel to bars that only exist in the memories of time--and on Zoom! "Stops" will include places like The Orient, Joe's, Pretzel Bell's, the Del Rio...and a "stop" into Arbor Brewing Company for a ghost story. This tour is for anyone who loves local history, beer, or just wants to "visit" some old timey pubs! For extra fun, pick up some beer from a local brewpub of your choice, and chat about beer styles with Patti. Instructor: Patti Smith is an Ann Arbor townie, special education teacher, storyteller and author of Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor, Vanishing Ann Arbor and the forthcoming Michigan Beer History. Sign up here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search

July 18, 2:00 p.m. PDT 5:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
"Virtual Storytelling & Magic Series - Summer 2020."  Inglewood Public Library featuring Storyteller Michael McCarty www.library.cityofinglewood.org. For more information and link to attend Contact:  Pamela Greene. pgreene@cityofinglewood.org.  The weekly Saturday events are free and open to the public.

July 19, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

July 25, 2:00 p.m. PDT 5:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
"Virtual Storytelling & Magic Series - Summer 2020."  Inglewood Public Library featuring Storyteller Anglea Lloyd. www.library.cityofinglewood.org. For more information and link to attend Contact:  Pamela Greene. pgreene@cityofinglewood.org.  The weekly Saturday events are free and open to the public.
PERFORMERS
August 1 - Chazz Ross
August 8 - Izzi Tooinsky

July 26, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

July 27, 7:00 p.m. EDT 
The Lansing Storytellers present Liar's Club Dog Days of Summer Edition, free on Zoom, Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcOytqzwtGdyvImOiR7eMfeXTnd8SsuXhle,
Come hear some tall tales, whoppers and baldfaced lies!  If you'd like to tell a 7-10 minute lie contact Mike Cox at mikecox954@gmail.com

July 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT, ZOOM
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  We ask that you offer content warnings if the story might be challenging, and that you let others know if they can retell it. If you'd like to reserve a spot to tell, please email us at storyartsmn@gmail.com.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

AUGUST

August 8, 7:00 p.m. EDT, ZOOM
You are invited to join the studio audience at Living Room LIVE!. Our featured act is award-winning Affrilachian storyteller LYN FORD! This teller of Home-Fried Tales is renowned for her warmth and wisdom, and she also teaches laughter yoga! You can get a sample of her work, well-seasoned, with joy, hope, and love, at https://storytellerlynford.com/ Please note that due to security concerns, to become a member of the studio audience there is a stepwise process. You start with the Pay What You Can link. After verification, you will receive a registration link with a Captcha checkbox. Upon registration, you will receive the meeting link. To get started as a member of the studio audience for this exciting show, please go to  https://tinyurl.com/LRLive2U. Feel free to share this link with anyone and everyone who might be interested!

August 25, 7:00-8:00 CDT, ZOOM
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  We ask that you offer content warnings if the story might be challenging, and that you let others know if they can retell it. If you'd like to reserve a spot to tell, please email us at storyartsmn@gmail.com.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

SEPTEMBER

September 22, 7:00-8:00p.m. CD7 ZOOM
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  We ask that you offer content warnings if the story might be challenging, and that you let others know if they can retell it. If you'd like to reserve a spot to tell, please email us at storyartsmn@gmail.com.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)


Judy Sima, Editor
Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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May 25, 2020

June 2020 + National Storytelling Conference and Festival May 30 - June 7


Stuck at home wishing you could go to a storytelling festival?  Now is the perfect time to learn more about storytelling and enjoy storytellers from all over the world presenting their best-loved stories.

The National Storytelling Network has taken their originally planned annual conference and adapted it to an online festival of storytelling beyond what could ever have occurred in a single location.  You can enjoy a week-long celebration complete with workshops.  (Yes, there will be breaks to get you away from your computer.)  NSN members will indeed have lower rates, but for the first time ever you can purchase individual tickets for events to match your schedule and interests or bundled packages.  There's even a "Pay what you can" form of registration.  All of that and the international performances and you don't have to pay travel, hotel lodging, and food!

Go to https://storynet.org/virtual-conference-registration/ for the schedule and to register.  This may be the only time something like this is available or it may be an incentive to switch to this new way of offering storytelling at reduced cost to you and with maximum ability to tailor it to yourself!

 
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE 
(times are one hour later as the schedule is in Central time zone)
All Sessions are in English. 
 Fees: $100 to $400 Full Program, $20 to $10/session + ‘Pay What You Can’ option
SAT  5/30 SIGS 7pm STARS in Concert 
SUN 5/31 NOON    KEYNOTE: ELIZABETH ELLIS
3pm NSN Membership Meeting
Sat 6/6 Noon ORACLE Awards
EVERY NIGHT, 7pm   REGIONAL (USA) Storytellers
EVERY DAY (10am, noon, 3pm)  Workshops by America’s STARS 
EVERY DAY & NIGHT: INTERNATIONAL TELLERS … who?

INTERNATIONAL SESSIONS
Sun 5/31, 5pm SCOTLAND Storytellers
9pm FEAST (pan Asia) Storytellers
Mon 6/1 1oam INDIA Storytellers
Noon ASIAN American Storytellers
Tiues 6/2 Noon LATIN AMERICAN Storytellers
Wed 6/3 10am RIC (pan Global) Storytellers
Thurs 6/4 10am INDONESIA Storytellers
9pm AUSTRALIAN Storytellers
Fri 6/5 10am DYNAMIC BODY Storytellers
Noon SOUTH AFRICAN Storytellers
Sat 6/6 10am ITALY: Hot Decameron!
5pm IRELAND Storytellers 
Sun 6/7 Noon ISRAELI Storytellers (not on website yet- trust me.)

A WHOLE WORLD OF STORYTELLERS 
ARE COMING TO YOUR SCREEN!
JOIN THEM, DO NSN.
Make a Date to Stay at Home. 
Feast on this Storytelling Menu!
DO NSN NEXT WEEK!



* 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.
 

 

 June 1, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS

Life and storytelling have certainly changed since the April/May edition of MI Story as face to face storytelling meetings, concerts, programs, and conferences began to cancel. On the bright side many storytellers and storytelling groups have shown creative resilience by presenting virtual concerts, workshops, and conferences. One advantage to these virtual events is that you can view and participate in storytelling experiences all over the world without leaving the safety of your home! Storytellers are adjusting and MI Story is adjusting.

Many storytellers throughout Michigan and the rest of the country rely on storytelling as their sole source of income. Due to the coronavirus, all live storytelling events have been canceled. Please consider making a donation to the Storytellers Relief Fund through the National Storytelling Network: https://storynet.org/storyteller-relief-fund/  Visit this sight to make a donation and learn what expenses your donation will cover


Visit this page to discover more about live and virtual storytelling events in Michigan.
https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all of the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan.

https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan. Contact me to promote your Public Virtual Storytelling Events


MAY

May 30 9:45 a.m. 8:30 p.m. CDT
2020 National Storytelling Network Virtual Conference and Festival. https://storynet.org/virtual-conference-registration/  Special Interest Groups Workshop
            10:00-11:30 a.m. CDT –Storytelling in Organizations.  (SIO)     “Double “Why”; What Russian Language Shows Us About Deep Human Connection.
                  Artem Mushin-Makedonsky
            12:00-1:30 p.m. CDT -Healing Story Alliance (HSA) Pre-Conference Workshop
            1:45-2:45 p.m. CDT- Lunch/Social Time/Story Swaps
            3:00 – 4:30 p.m. CDT – Youth, Educators, and Storytelling Alliance (YES!) See workshop description below
            5:00-6:30 p.m. CDT – YES! Youth Spotlight Performance
7:00-8:30 p.m. CDT – HSA Spotlight Performance.

May 30, 3:00 CDT
Youth, Educator, Storyteller Alliance is sponsoring a workshop with Dr. Charles Parrott and the Kennesaw State University Tellers, Personal Storytelling with College Students in Theory and. $15, The Youth Storytelling Concert will be on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. CDT. $10. We've got a great lineup of the future of storytelling! To register use this link:  https://storynet.org/virtual-conference-registration/  If you are a YES member  be sure to sign into storynet.org first to get your YES discount on both of these events.

May 31 through June 7
If you have never attended a national storytelling conference, now’s your chance! The National Storytelling Network is excited to announce our first ever Virtual Storytelling Conference and Festival. This will feature workshops, performances, and social time, as well as some special things we cannot normally do, like international performances.. There will be some free events such as the annual membership meeting, the ORACLE awards ceremony, and other special events. Workshops, most performances, and some special events will have fees. Go to https://storynet.org/virtual-conference-registration/ for more information, registration and full conference schedule. You will be able to register for the entire conference or individual workshops and/or concerts.


JUNE

Sundays at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

June 7, 7-8 p.m. EDT. Facebook and ZOOM
Living Room LIVE, Session #2! This is the second in our popular LIVE storytelling series featuring tellers from the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. It will be livestreamed to Facebook, and will also have a studio audience on ZOOM. Storytellers include Beverly Black, Dave Keren, Laura Lee Hayes, Rich Swanson, and Lorelle Otis. Steve Daut is the host and MC for this series of live storytelling events. You can connect to the livestream by searching Facebook for the public event, Living Room LIVE. If you want to be part of the studio audience, please send an email to mail@stevedaut.com for the registration link.

June 9, 7 p.m. CDT. Zoom
Using the Story Mountain Structure to Craft Any Story (workshop led by Katie Knutson) Learn more and register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-the-story-mountain-structure-to-craft-any-story-workshop-tickets-105479606342. For more information contact  storyartsmn@gmail.com

June 14-July 5 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT.
Register to attend this virtual workshop on Audience Dynamics by Steve Daut, offered through the Northeast Storytelling Network. Participants will bring a story to work on, and using examples and exercises from theater, stand-up comedy, and improv as well as storytelling, they will learn how to add elements to their story and performances that will help audiences connect intellectually and emotionally to both the teller and the story. https://www.nestorytelling.org/online-storytelling-classes/#

June 17, 8:00 p.m. EDT. Zoom
Register Here for the next Michigan Meet Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development. Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

June 18, 25, July 2, and July 9, at 6:00- 6:30 p.m. EDT. Zoom
Register in advance to attend this Virtual Children Workshop aged 8 to 12 years old.  Children will laugh, learn, create, and share stories.  Presented by Educator/Storyteller/Author/Workshop Presenter Mary Johnson Grant Sponsored by www.casoegroup.org call to register 313- 656- 4600

June 28, 2:00 p.m. EDT. Zoom
The Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild monthly meetings are being held on ZOOM until further notice. Come out and listen, share a story in any stage of development, give and receive feedback, or just hang out. Everyone is welcome to attend this informal event as part of the storytelling and story listening community. If we have more stories than time allows, AASG members are given priority. Contact mail@stevedaut.com for link information.
June 14-July 5 JUDY, please repost the Audience Dynamics workshop with these dates. We moved it back so as not to compete with the NSN event.
JULY

July 2, and July 9, at 6:00- 6:30 p.m. EDT. Zoom 
Register in advance to attend this Virtual Children Workshop aged 8 to 12 years old.  Children will laugh, learn, create, and share stories.  Presented by Educator/Storyteller/Author/Workshop Presenter  Mary Johnson Grant Sponsored by www.casoegroup.org call to register 313- 656- 4600

July 11, 7-8 p.m. EDT. Facebook and Zoom
Living Room LIVE, Session #3! ANTONIO ROCHA will be the featured storyteller for the July edition of Living Room LIVE! a monthly online storytelling event that features the best storytellers from the region, and around the world. Antonio is an award winning internationally acclaimed storyteller and mime. He has been featured at The Ark storytelling festival, and premier venues throughout the world. There will be a limited Studio Audience on ZOOM, and it will also be live streamed on Facebook. Suggested donation of $10. Contact mail@stevedaut.com for details.

Judy Sima, Editor
Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
Send Subscription requests to:                                                                                    
Judy@JudySima.com
www.JudySima.com                          
248-635-5310          
For storytelling tips and more follow me on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/MIstoryteller

Copyright © 2020 MI Story - Judy Sima, All rights reserved.

April 24, 2020

April/May 2020


* 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.
 

May 1, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS


Due to the precautions surrounding the Coronavirus, live storytelling meetings and events have been canceled, several storytellers and storytelling groups have set up virtual events and meetings.

Please follow Governor Whitmer’s Stay-at-Home Executive Orders. Be safe, be well.


Many storytellers throughout Michigan and the rest of the country rely on storytelling as their sole source of income. Due to the coronavirus, all live storytelling events have been canceled. Please consider making a donation to the Storytellers Relief Fund through the National Storytelling Network: https://storynet.org/storyteller-relief-fund/  Visit this sight to make a donation and learn what expenses your donation will cover

https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan.

Visit this page to discover more about live and virtual storytelling events in Michigan.
https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all of the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan.


APRIL

April 25 10:00 a.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers meeting. Webex virtual meeting. https://meetingsamer11.webex.com/meetingsamer11/j.php?MTID=mb2c8f4e5f48231a0b1c0a1bcba4bc3ab
Meeting number (access code): 626 791 906
 
Meeting password: DABS1 (32271 from phones and video systems)


MAY

Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 - 1:25 p.m.
Join Karen Bonnici for music, storytelling, and learning activities for families, teachers, and students. Karen will share music, stories, and creative activities for parents and teachers to include as teaching tools for students during the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order 2020-21 from Michigan’s Governor Whitmer. Click the link below to follow Karen and view her live and recorded events. https://www.facebook.com/karenabonnicistoryrhythms

May 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Zoom virtual concert
LIVING ROOM LIVE! This online storytelling concert features some of the best storytellers that the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild has to offer. Hosted by Steve Daut, tellers include Beverly Black, Steve Daut, Jeff Doyle, Jane Fink, Laura Lee Hayes, Lorelle Otis, and Judy Schmidt. There is no cost for this concert, but donations are gratefully accepted. To register in advance for this meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuduutrzIvlm_ckSxWAHYgkUyr0Ko2LA Send questions to mail@stevedaut.com

 May 16, ZOOM virtual meeting
Detroit Story League invites you to join our monthly meeting via Zoom. For more Information contact Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. Online workshop “Telling Your Story” contact Judy to register. www.DetroitStorytelling.org.

May 16, 9:00 a.m. 24 hour Zoom Virtual Storytelling Conference
“Storytelling in a World Shaped by Coronavirus-19" including Panel Discussion, Workshops, a Healing Story Circle, and Performances. Presented by:World Storytelling Institute (Chennai, India), In Association with National Storytelling Network (USA), and others. There is a 90-minute segment for Storytelling Performances, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Contact Eric Miller if you would like to tell a story up to 8 minutes. (folklore, personal experience, made-up story, etc.) virtualstorytellingconference@gmail.com
The complete schedule-in-process is at http://storytellingandvideoconferencing.com/conference.pdf

May 21, 4-5:30 p.m. Zoom online Class
Overcome Isolation by Telling Your Life Stories. Learn to use your life stories for health and healing during this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Narrative Therapist and Story Coach Sheila Carroll will share with you five ways you can use the events of your life to build a bridge to friends and family in a meaningful way that brings comfort and connection. Sheila will share tips and stories you can easily use. No charge but registration is requested.  To register contact: Sheila at carrollsheila@gmail.com

Judy Sima, Editor
Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
Send Subscription requests to:                                                                                    
Judy@JudySima.com
www.JudySima.com                          
248-635-5310          
For storytelling tips and more follow me on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/MIstoryteller

Copyright © 2020 MI Story - Judy Sima, All rights reserved.