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!



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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
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Judy@JudySima.com
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April 24, 2020

April/May 2020


* MI Story +

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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          
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March 16, 2020

March/April 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.
 

APRIL 1, 2020 
HIGHLIGHTS


April 1, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS

Due to the precautions surrounding the Coronavirus, many storytelling meetings and events have been canceled for the rest of March and April. The cancellations are listed below. Be sure to double check before you head out for the events or meetings that have not been listed.  An updated calendar will be sent out in the beginning of April.

Stay safe. Stay well – and hopefully things will improve in May


MARCH

March 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m. CANCELED
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, For information, tickets, and video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 20, Midland, 7:30 p.m. CANCELED
"ROAR."  Invited local performers will tell true, first-person stories about trying to change the world, or their own corner of it, by embracing the anthem “I am woman, hear me roar!” This live storytelling event will be staged in March to coincide with Women’s History Month. Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. Saint Andrews St. karen@heresaystorytelling.com, facebook.com/heresaytcheresaystorytelling.com. FREE.

March 21, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m. CANCELED
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring your lunch, 12:30 stories begin. Plymouth Public Library. 223 S. Main St. 734-453-0750. For more Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

 March 22, Charlotte 2:00 p.m. CANCELED
Liar's Club II.  Lansing storytelling Guild members and guests present an afternoon of whoppers, tall tales and outright liesJoin us at Windwalker Underground Gallery, 125 S. Cochran Ave. $5 or four cans of food for the food bank.

March 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. CANCELED
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

March 26 and 27, Vernal, UT, 7:00 p.m. CANCELED
Join storytellers Corinne Stavish, Adam Booth and Laura K. Deal at the Vernal, Utah Storytelling Festival, 721 W. 100 South, Vernal, UT. Tickets $3 for students; $5 for adults; $10 for family.    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/vernal-utah-storytelling-festival/

March 27, Royal Oak 8:00-9:00 a.m.
New storytelling group: The Storytelling SIG (Special Interest Group) is a regular meeting for business professionals to hone their storytelling skills, develop critical leadership skills related to communication, and help members bring storytelling to their organizations.  The Office Coffee Shop at 402 S Lafayette Ave, The meeting is free, although we do ask you to purchase a drink or snack from the venue. Contact Jessica Tower with questions at 248-660-0106 or jessica@towerandco.comwww.towerandco.com/events

March 28, Shelby Township CANCELED
Storyteller, song writer, Don White performs at Shelby Gardens for his annual fundraiser to raise money and awareness for cancer research. 50265 Van Dyke Ave   https://www.shelbygardens.com/

March 28, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CANCELED
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: Jatu Gray, 313-433-4249.  New members welcome

March 29, Chelsea 2:00-4:00 p.m. Workshop. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Performance CANCELED
Storyteller, song writer, Don White presents: Harnessing the Power of Humor: A workshop for performers. When the space between songs is as entertaining as the music the audience remains connected to the performance from the first note of the evening until the concert ends. Humor is powerful. When an audience is laughing, they are engaged. You will learn how to use the powerful combination of story and humor to keep your audience focused from song to song. Among the comedy tools we will discuss will be confidence, body language, misdirection, set up/pay off, and vocal inflection. The goal is not to turn you into a comedian but to give you a greater understanding of what makes people laugh so you can use it to find a style and level of humor that suits your unique. Chelsea Depot 125 Jackson St. personality. https://onthetrackschelsea.com  Workshop $35, Concert $20, workshop and concert $50

APRIL

April 2, Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m. CANCELED
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 Sima’s famed 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

April 2, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin CANCELED
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 to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

April 3, Grand Rapids 10:00-12:00 a.m.
Sheila Carroll will conduct an introductory workshop, "Telling Your Cancer Story," on how recall and share important details of life events so you see yourself as the hero of your story not its victim. Sheila will share three ways you can find meaning in your experiences and be able to share them with others. Workshop is held at Gild's Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NW. For more information call 616.453.8300. Carrollsheila@gmail.com

April 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m CANCELED
“Kerry Tales: Simple Simon 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

April 7, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin CANCELED
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

April 8, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston). Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

April 9, Ferndale 7:30-9 p.m.
Go Comedy Improv Theater. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Storytelling beginners and veterans welcome. Adult content is permitted, and shows are sometimes not suitable for children. The theme for the following month is announced at the end of every show and posted  at https://www.facebook.com/LetsJustSayGoComedy/. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Lineups are set before the show; those who want to tell a story should email letsjustsay@gocomedy.net.  Previous shows can be viewed at our Youtube channel. Tickets are $10 at gocomedy.net or at the door

April 9, 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 Founder’s Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com.

April 15, Brighton 7:00-8:00 pm
Brighton District Library hosts Lois Keel's upbeat look at Michigan during Prohibition, "High Times in the Dry Times" as the average citizen was part of providing 75% of the smuggled alcohol.   Brighton District Library, 100 Library Drive.  Free registration begins April1, http://brightonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar , or call Adult Services at 810-229-6571.

April 16, Grand Rapids 6:30-8:30 pm
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids: Monthly meeting featuring stories, education, and a treat. Come listen or share your favorite tale. Shawmut Hills School 2550 Burritt St. NW. www.storyspinners.org

April 17, 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, For information, tickets, and video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 18, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:30 stories begin. Berkley Public Library: 3155 Coolidge Hwy. 248-658-3440. For more Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

April 20, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler in Eastwood Town Center Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane@comcast.net

April 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Game Over."   It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play—or end—the game. Scheduled performers at this Here:Say Storytelling mainstage show will tell true, first-person stories about the games we play. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com,
facebook.com/heresaytcheresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

April 21, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin CANCELED
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets

April 23, Birmingham 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The StoryTellers Guild luncheon features Bil Lepp, American storyteller at the Birmingham Community House, 380 S Bates St. Bil will share stories with the theme “Little Things Matter”. Tickets $45- contact Laura Dutton at laura_dutton@sbcglobal.net  for information on how to purchase tickets. The StoryTellers Guild has 47 readers that volunteer to read in various metropolitan underserved school districts.  Profits from the luncheon are used to buy books that are given to these schools

April 24, Royal Oak 8:00-9:00 a.m.
New storytelling group: The Storytelling SIG (Special Interest Group) is a regular meeting for business professionals to hone their storytelling skills, develop critical leadership skills related to communication, and help members bring storytelling to their organizations.  The Office Coffee Shop at 402 S Lafayette Ave, The meeting is free, although we do ask you to purchase a drink or snack from the venue. Contact Jessica Tower with questions at 248-660-0106 or jessica@towerandco.comwww.towerandco.com/events

April 24-26, Madison, WI CANCELED
The Northlands Storytelling Conference. Master Class with Kim Weitkamp. Michigan presenters: Eileen DeLorenzo Jennifer Pahl Otto: A Bicycle Built for Two.  Concert performers:  Steve Daut, Barbara Schutzgruber Jane Fink*, Eileen DeLorenzo & Jennifer Otto. See  www.northlands.net for registration, complete schedule, and lodging.

April 25, 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: Jatu Gray, 313-433-4249.  New members welcome

April 26, 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 - 4th floor Conference room A. (location change – one time only) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 30, Traverse City 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling and Good on Paper Improv are teaming up for "storytelling meets improv." For one night only, the audience is invited to put their names in the basket for a chance to tell an off-the-cuff story... but prepared to be interrupted by quick improvised vignettes inspired by the story being told  karen@heresaystorytelling.comheresaystorytelling.com

Judy Sima, Editor
Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
Send Subscription requests to:                                                                                    
Judy@JudySima.com
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February 21, 2020

March 2020


 

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March 2020 Update



Due to Michigan's Corona virus precautions, storytelling events and meetings at Libraries and other venues have been canceled. Northlands Storytelling Conference  in Madison, WI and the National Storytelling Conference in Georgia have been canceled. Check before you venture out. Be careful, be safe!
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MARCH 1, 2020

Highlights
FEBRUARY

February 22, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
33rd Annual Storytelling Festival at The Ark. This fantastic lineup features internationally acclaimed storyteller Antonio Rocha, national stars Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke, and our very own Barbara Schutzgruber, with Steve Daut as Emcee. The Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild is hosting these incredible storytellers, and a workshop will be available the following day. This is sure to fill up, so get your tickets in advance! https://theark.org/shows-events/2020/feb/22/33rd-annual-storytelling-festival

February 23, Ann Arbor, 1:00 p.m.
Storytelling for Kids at The Ark with Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. This will be followed by a workshop for storytellers at a location TBA. For the concert, ticket price is $10, and tickets can be purchased through https://theark.org/shows-events/2020/feb/23/storytelling-kids. If you are interested in the workshop, contact Steve Daut for details - mail@stevedaut.com

February 23, 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

February 23, Dexter, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Join Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke, national storytellers, for a three-hour workshop on how to create distinct and memorable characters. Anne was featured at last summer's National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Chela's Restaurant, 7065 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road. $35, plus join us for dinner at your cost if desired. Hosted by the Ann Arbor Storyteller's Guild. Contact Steve Daut, mail@stevedaut.com

February 24, White Lake 6:30 p.m.
"High Times in the Dry Times" join Lois Keel as a reporter/flapper telling how Michigan supplied 3/4 of the smuggled alcohol during Prohibition. Includes music and a bit of audience participation! White Lake Township Library, 11005 Elizabeth Lake. For information and free registration: 248-698-4942; http://whitelakelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

February 24, Grand Rapids 6:30-8:30 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids: Monthly meeting featuring stories, education, and a treat. Come listen or share your favorite tale. Shawmut Hills School 2550 Burritt St. NW. www.storyspinners.org

February 25, Detroit 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
DABS Storyteller, Author, Educator - Mary Johnson Grant will present a workshop - The Story Within the Story - African Americans in the Great Migration - We will share Great Migration stories at the end. Detroit Main Library 5201 Woodward Ave, Old Fine Arts Room on the 3rd floor Free parking in DPL Library Lot For information: (313) 622 4315

February 28, Royal Oak 8:00-9:00 a.m. 
New storytelling group: The Storytelling SIG (Special Interest Group) is a regular meeting for business professionals to hone their storytelling skills, develop critical leadership skills related to communication, and help members bring storytelling to their organizations.  The Office Coffee Shop at 402 S Lafayette Ave, The meeting is free, although we do ask you to purchase a drink or snack from the venue. Contact Jessica Tower with questions at 248-660-0106 or jessica@towerandco.comwww.towerandco.com/events

MARCH

March 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: “Time to march with 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

March 3, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

March 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 Sima’s famed 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

March 5, 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 to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

March 11, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston). Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

March 12, Ferndale 7:30-9 p.m.
Go Comedy Improv Theater. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Storytelling beginners and veterans welcome. Adult content is permitted, and shows are sometimes not suitable for children. The theme for the following month is announced at the end of every show and posted  at https://www.facebook.com/LetsJustSayGoComedy/. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Lineups are set before the show; those who want to tell a story should email letsjustsay@gocomedy.net.  Previous shows can be viewed at our Youtube channel. Tickets are $10 at gocomedy.net or at the door

March 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members host a lively program of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to the old tales and personal stories as well. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Story Night is now a quarterly event, so mark your calendar

March 12, 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 Founder’s Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com.

March 16, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Ventriloquist."   For the first time, we're throwing our voices on the Here:Say stage! Join us as scheduled performers tell true, THIRD-person stories about people in their lives who had a story to tell. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com, facebook.com/heresaytcheresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

March 16, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler in Eastwood Town Center Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane@comcast.net

March 17, Grand Rapids 6:30-8:30 pm
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids: Monthly meeting featuring stories, education, and a treat. Come listen or share your favorite tale. Shawmut Hills School 2550 Burritt St. NW. www.storyspinners.org

March 17, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets

March 20, 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, For information, tickets, and video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 20, Midland, 7:30 p.m.
"ROAR."  Invited local performers will tell true, first-person stories about trying to change the world, or their own corner of it, by embracing the anthem “I am woman, hear me roar!” This live storytelling event will be staged in March to coincide with Women’s History Month. Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. Saint Andrews St. karen@heresaystorytelling.com, facebook.com/heresaytcheresaystorytelling.com. FREE.

March 21, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring your lunch, 12:30 stories begin. Plymouth Public Library. 223 S. Main St. 734-453-0750. For more Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

March 22, Charlotte 2:00 p.m.
Liar's Club II.  Lansing storytelling Guild members and guests present an afternoon of whoppers, tall tales and outright liesJoin us at Windwalker Underground Gallery, 125 S. Cochran Ave. $5 or four cans of food for the food bank.

March 22, 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

March 26 and 27, Vernal, UT, 7:00 p.m.
Join storytellers Corinne Stavish, Adam Booth and Laura K. Deal at the Vernal, Utah Storytelling Festival, 721 W. 100 South, Vernal, UT. Tickets $3 for students; $5 for adults; $10 for family.    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/vernal-utah-storytelling-festival/

March 27, Royal Oak 8:00-9:00 a.m.
New storytelling group: The Storytelling SIG (Special Interest Group) is a regular meeting for business professionals to hone their storytelling skills, develop critical leadership skills related to communication, and help members bring storytelling to their organizations.  The Office Coffee Shop at 402 S Lafayette Ave, The meeting is free, although we do ask you to purchase a drink or snack from the venue. Contact Jessica Tower with questions at 248-660-0106 or jessica@towerandco.comwww.towerandco.com/events

March 28, Shelby Township
Storyteller, song writer, Don White performs at Shelby Gardens for his annual fundraiser to raise money and awareness for cancer research. 50265 Van Dyke Ave   https://www.shelbygardens.com/

March 28, 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: Jatu Gray, 313-433-4249.  New members welcome

March 29, Chelsea 2:00-4:00 p.m. Workshop. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Performance
Storyteller, song writer, Don White presents: Harnessing the Power of Humor: A workshop for performers
When the space between songs is as entertaining as the music the audience remains connected to the performance from the first note of the evening until the concert ends. Humor is powerful. When an audience is laughing, they are engaged. You will learn how to use the powerful combination of story and humor to keep your audience focused from song to song. Among the comedy tools we will discuss will be confidence, body language, misdirection, set up/pay off, and vocal inflection. The goal is not to turn you into a comedian but to give you a greater understanding of what makes people laugh so you can use it to find a style and level of humor that suits your unique. Chelsea Depot 125 Jackson St. personality. https://onthetrackschelsea.com  Workshop $35, Concert $20, workshop and concert $50

APRIL

April 2, 16, 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 Sima’s famed 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


April 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 to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

April 3, Grand Rapids 10:00-12:00 a.m.
Sheila Carroll will conduct an introductory workshop, "Telling Your Cancer Story," on how recall and share important details of life events so you see yourself as the hero of your story not its victim. Sheila will share three ways you can find meaning in your experiences and be able to share them with others. Workshop is held at Gild's Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NW. For more information call 616.453.8300. Carrollsheila@gmail.com

April 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m
“Kerry Tales: Simple Simon 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

April 7, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

April 8, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston). Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

April 9, Ferndale 7:30-9 p.m.
Go Comedy Improv Theater. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Storytelling beginners and veterans welcome. Adult content is permitted, and shows are sometimes not suitable for children. The theme for the following month is announced at the end of every show and posted  at https://www.facebook.com/LetsJustSayGoComedy/. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Lineups are set before the show; those who want to tell a story should email letsjustsay@gocomedy.net.  Previous shows can be viewed at our Youtube channel. Tickets are $10 at gocomedy.net or at the door

April 9, 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 Founder’s Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com.

April 16, Grand Rapids 6:30-8:30 pm
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids: Monthly meeting featuring stories, education, and a treat. Come listen or share your favorite tale. Shawmut Hills School 2550 Burritt St. NW. www.storyspinners.org

April 17, 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, For information, tickets, and video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 18, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:30 stories begin. Berkley Public Library: 3155 Coolidge Hwy. 248-658-3440. For more Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

April 20, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler in Eastwood Town Center Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane@comcast.net

April 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Game Over."   It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play—or end—the game. Scheduled performers at this Here:Say Storytelling mainstage show will tell true, first-person stories about the games we play. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com,
facebook.com/heresaytcheresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

April 21, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets

April 23, Birmingham 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The StoryTellers Guild luncheon features Bil Lepp, American storyteller at the Birmingham Community House, 380 S Bates St. Bil will share stories with the theme “Little Things Matter”. Tickets $45- contact Laura Dutton at laura_dutton@sbcglobal.net  for information on how to purchase tickets. The StoryTellers Guild has 47 readers that volunteer to read in various metropolitan underserved school districts.  Profits from the luncheon are used to buy books that are given to these schools

April 24, Royal Oak 8:00-9:00 a.m.
New storytelling group: The Storytelling SIG (Special Interest Group) is a regular meeting for business professionals to hone their storytelling skills, develop critical leadership skills related to communication, and help members bring storytelling to their organizations.  The Office Coffee Shop at 402 S Lafayette Ave, The meeting is free, although we do ask you to purchase a drink or snack from the venue. Contact Jessica Tower with questions at 248-660-0106 or jessica@towerandco.comwww.towerandco.com/events

April 24-26, Madison, WI
The Northlands Storytelling Conference. Master Class with Kim Weitkamp. Michigan presenters: Eileen DeLorenzo Jennifer Pahl Otto: A Bicycle Built for Two.  Concert performers:  Steve Daut, Barbara Schutzgruber Jane Fink*, Eileen DeLorenzo & Jennifer Otto. See  www.northlands.net for registration, complete schedule, and lodging.

April 25, 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: Jatu Gray, 313-433-4249.  New members welcome

April 26, 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 - 4th floor Conference room A. (location change – one time only) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 30, Traverse City 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling and Good on Paper Improv are teaming up for "storytelling meets improv." For one night only, the audience is invited to put their names in the basket for a chance to tell an off-the-cuff story... but prepared to be interrupted by quick improvised vignettes inspired by the story being told  karen@heresaystorytelling.comheresaystorytelling.com

MAY

May 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: May Flowers 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

May 5, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

May 7, 14, 28, 16, 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 Sima’s famed 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

May 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 to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets

May 13, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston). Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

May 14, Ferndale 7:30-9 p.m.
Go Comedy Improv Theater. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Storytelling beginners and veterans welcome. Adult content is permitted, and shows are sometimes not suitable for children. The theme for the following month is announced at the end of every show and posted  at https://www.facebook.com/LetsJustSayGoComedy/. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Lineups are set before the show; those who want to tell a story should email letsjustsay@gocomedy.net.  Previous shows can be viewed at our Youtube channel. Tickets are $10 at gocomedy.net or at the door

May 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 Founder’s Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com.

May 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, For information, tickets, and video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

May 16, Northville 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. Stories begin at 12:30 Northville Public Library: 212 W. Cady.  (West of Center St., South of W. Main St. 248.349.3020)For more Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

May 18, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Hearsay."    Gossip! Gossip! We want gossip! Scheduled performers at this Here:Say Storytelling mainstage show will tell true, first-person stories about times that they had all these rumors surrounding them every day. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com,
facebook.com/heresaytcheresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

May 18, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler in Eastwood Town Center Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane@comcast.net

May 19, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets

May 21, Grand Rapids 6:30-8:30 pm
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids: Monthly meeting featuring stories, education, and a treat. Come listen or share your favorite tale. Shawmut Hills School 2550 Burritt St. NW. www.storyspinners.org

May 23, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting.
www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Jatu Gray, 313-433-4249.  New members welcome

May 24, 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

May 29, Royal Oak 8:00-9:00 a.m.
The Storytelling SIG (Special Interest Group) is a regular meeting for business professionals to hone their storytelling skills, develop critical leadership skills related to communication, and help members bring storytelling to their organizations. The meeting is free, although we do ask you to purchase a drink or snack from the venue. Contact Jessica Tower with questions at 248-660-0106

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