July 6, 2015

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Because this is a voluntary service provided by this site, it is posted as time permits.  

The webmaster was on the road when July's issue arrived and was unable to post this before the start of July.  The end of most months frequently includes the coming month, so it is hoped you were still able to enjoy some of the events around the 4th of July.

 

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Storytelling Event Calendar

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

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

July 2015

HIGHLIGHTS



Calling all Storytellers! The Detroit Story League cordially invites you to join us for A Gathering of Michigan Storytellers on Saturday, July 11 from 12:00-4:00 at the Farmington Branch Library. Complete information below.

Register now for the National Storytelling Conference. July 29 - August 2. Kansas City, Missouri, www.storynet.org 

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JULY
July 2, Wayne 2:00 p.m.
Genot Picor presents Heroes Come in All Sizes! Wayne Public Library. Free admission. http://www.wayne.lib.mi.us/

July 2, Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Balance.”

July 4, Alpena
Alpena Maritime Festival, presents Genot Picor; “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, all day.  Free admission http://www.alpenacvb.com/events/6/4213/

July 4, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 7,  Belleville 11:00 a.m.
"Unexpected Heroes" Join award-winning storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber as she tells tales and sings ballads of gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters, and fools who use courage, wisdom, wit, and just dumb luck to win the day!  Part of Belleville Area District Library's Summer Reading Program, 167 Fourth St.  http://www.belleville.lib.mi.us or call 734- 699-3291 for more information.

June 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  “Cats with Fiddles for Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue. Free.  734-769-3115

July 7, Detroit 2:30 p.m.  
Genot Picor presents: Heroes Come in All Sizes!  Detroit Public Library, Elmwood Branch, free admission
http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/branch/elmwood-park

July 7, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

July 8 - Watervliet 11:00 a.m.
"Unexpected Heroes" Join award-winning storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber as she tells tales and sings ballads of gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters, and fools who use courage, wisdom, wit, and just dumb luck to win the day!  Part of Watervliet District Library's Summer Reading Program, 333 N. Main St.  http://www.watervlietlibrary.net or call 269-463-6382 for more information.

July 8, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

July 11, Farmington 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Gathering of Michigan Storytellers hosted by the Detroit Story League at the Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty Street . Bring a bag lunch, we’ll provide drinks, snacks and desserts. Network with storytellers from around the state. Hear updates on national, regional and local storytelling groups. Learn how to grow your membership. Swap a favorite 7-minute story. There is no cost but you must RSVP. For more information or to RSVP email: Judy@JudySima.com. 248-644-3951.

July 11, Inkster 1:00 p.m.
Families are welcome to come to the Leanna Hicks Inkster Public Library for ‏Gwen Lewis’ “Every Hero Has A Story” Storytelling program for some fun hero stories and crafts. 2005 Inkster RD. 313-563-2822

July 11, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Go Up the Hill 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

July 13, Richmond 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Calling All Superheroes - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive storytelling, craft & game program. Lois Wagner Memorial Library, 35200 Division Rd. 586-727-2665

July 13, Detroit 10:30 a.m.
“Grown Folks Storytellin’ Time. AARP-Detroit Chapter hosts a hilarious and fun storytelling gathering featuring Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams. Although family friendly, this event is designed for senior citizens and adults, this unique early morning presentation will show that grown folks like to have fun, too! Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2080 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit 48208. Free…for info contact: 313-822-6483

July 13, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

July 14, East Lansing 7:00 p.m.
Play in the Park - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. Valley Court Park, 300 Valley Court. 517-319-6823

July 17, Detroit 8p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring 5 Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48203. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037

July 17, Farmington 12:30 p.m.
2015 Farmington Founders Festival - Story Rhythms! - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. Mainstage on Grand River in downtown Farmington.

July 18-19, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Michigan’s own Corinne Stavish will be appearing in Oklahoma City for a weekend sponsored by Judeo-Christian groups. July 18th: An Evening of Storytelling at Temple B'nai Israel; July 19th: Distinguished Pulpit Series, 10am, Mayflower Congregational UCC; July 19th: Midrash Workshop, Oklahoma Institute for Biblical Literacy-1:30-4pm. Contact: Rev. Lori Allen Walke Associate Minister, Mayflower Congregational UCC, 405.842.8897.

July 18, Flint 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
35th  Annual Michigan Storytellers Festival sponsored by Flint Public Library, Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley. Free fun for all inside the library. Featuring La’Ron Williams, Judy Sima and the Deep Fried Pickle Project. 9:15-10:45  “Changing Our Stories Can Change Our World” workshop with LaRon Williams. 11:00-12:30 “Participation Plus” workshop with Judy Sima. 12:30-1:30 Musical Instrument Playshop with Deep Fried Pickle Project. 2:00-3:00 Kid’s Koncert with Deep Fried Pickle Project. 3:30-5:00 Michigan Showcase with Gwen Lewis, Joe Remenar. 6:00-9:00 Concert with Deep Fried Pickle Project, Judy Sima and LaRon Williams. For complete schedule see www.fpl.info/msf

July 18, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 18, Highland Park 2:00 p.m.
“Under the Tellin’ Tree” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings his wit, wisdom & humor to the annual “Literacy in the Park”, a Highland Park community & family tradition on the lawn of McGregor Library. 12244 Woodward Ave., Highland Park MI 48203. Free & open to the public. Call 313-822-6483 for info.

July 20, Allen Park 10:30 a.m.
Little story fans aged 3-6 are treated to Storytelling with Yvonne Healy, an active and participatory hour of games, stories, toys and music at Allen Park Library, 8900 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101. Free but registration required 313-381-2425.

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

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

July 22, Birmingham10:30 a.m.
"Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds." Storyteller, puppeteer and Irish drummer Roan Judd tells stories of silly, merry,  and only a little scary dragons and other creatures and folks. All Ages. Free. Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill Street. Contact: Stephanie Miller, Head of Youth Services (248) 647-1700 www.baldwinlib.org

July 22, Allen Park 10:30 a.m.
Little story fans aged 3-6 are treated to Storytelling with Yvonne Healy, an active and participatory hour of games, stories, toys and music at Allen Park Library, 8900 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101. Free but registration required 313-381-2425.

July 22, Allen Park 1:00 p.m.
Little story fans aged 3-6 are treated to Storytelling with Yvonne Healy, an active and participatory hour of games, stories, toys and music at Allen Park Library, 8900 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101. Free but registration required 313-381-2425.

July 22, Allen Park 7:00 p.m.
Little story fans aged 3-6 are treated to Storytelling with Yvonne Healy, an active and participatory hour of games, stories, toys and music at Allen Park Library, 8900 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101. Free but registration required 313-381-2425.

July 22, Shelby Township 1:30 p.m.
Genot Picor presents Heroes Come in All Sizes! Shelby Township Public Library, free admission http://www.shelbytwplib.org/

July 24, Detroit Noon-1:00 p.m.
 “The Good Ol’ Days” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses his trademark wit and humor to join the Detroit Historical Society in celebrating Detroit’s 314th Birthday. A medley of tales on a trip down memory lane that is sure to help us remember, “That’s why we drink Faygo!” Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48202. Free & open to the public. Call 313-833-1801 for info.

July 24, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Riverside Raconteurs presents a free Storytelling Bonfire at Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. Call Gloria Cangelosi for more information

July 25, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 24 & 25, Clear Lake, Iowa
Michigan’s own, Jeff Doyle will be featured at the 27th annual Iowa Storytelling Festival. The festival kicks off on Friday at 9 p.m. with the “Ghost Boat.” Featured performers will share eerie stories on the cruise of the Lady of the Lake paddlewheel boat. There will be three concerts on Saturday. For more information: 614 357-6133 or librarylady831@yahoo.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . http://www.cllibrary.org/index.php/iowa-storytelling-festival

July 25 & 26, Soo Sault Ste. Marie 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Genot Picor presents “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur, with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, Rendezvous.  Saturday Evening Veillée and Concert.  Sunday afternoon for a "Meet and Greet," an informal acoustic session for visitors with stories and folk dances, $4.00 adults, $2.00, children. http://www.saultstemarie.com/rendezvous-in-the-sault-july-25--26,-2015-223/

July 27- August 1, Farmington Hills Camp 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

July 28, Greenville 7:00-8:30 p.pm.  
Michigan Youth Leadership Training Camp Cultural Night, with Genot Picor Ionia Intermediate School District, call Allison Peabody, Ionia County AmeriCorps VISTA at 616-527-4900, ext. 1223 for more details.
http://www.ioniaisd.org/

July 29-Aug 2, Kansas City, Missouri
The National Storytelling Conference: Michigan's Barbara Schutzgruber teams up with Minnesota's Dorothy Cleveland to present their workshop "Beyond the Sword Maiden: The Heroine's Journey as Story Structure" at the National Storytelling Conference. Judy Sima will join three other storyteller/educators in a panel discussion on youth storytelling at the Youth, Educators, Storytellers Alliance Pre-Conference on Wednesday.  For the full schedule of preconference and conference events go to http://www.storynet.org

July 30-Aug 2, Kansas City, Missouri
Enjoy discounted Vacation in the Paris of the Midwest: register for the National Storytelling Conference $100 performance package. Get Thurs opening, Fri Slam, Sunday closing performance, all showcases & Fringes, plus huge discounted Marriott Plaza Hotel gives you time also to visit WWI National Museum, Kansas City Jazz Museum, world class Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Royals baseball, and Bar BQ

AUGUST
August 1, Houghton Lake 2:00 p.m.
Houghton Lake Heritage Days, presents Genot Picor “Stories, Songs and Dances of Michigan’s Heritage,” $5.00 per person. http://www.houghtonlakehistory.com/

August 1, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

Aug 3 - 7, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

August 4, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

August 6, Bloomfield Twp. 6:30 p.m.  
Genot Picor presents: Heroes Come in All Sizes, with Trois Bouffons at the Bloomfield Twp. Public Library, free admission.  http://www.btpl.org/

August 6, Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “The Fast Lane.”

August 7, Au Gres 7:00 p.m.
 Au Gres Historical Society, presents Genot Picor: “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur, free admission at the Au Gres Historical Society Building, on US 23 and Michigan Ave. http://www.cityofau-gres-mi.org/museumhome.html

August 8, Gladwin 2:30 -4:00 p.m.
Relax in the shade and enjoy folktales, fairy tales, and fables for all ages told by the Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers. The Mainstreet Misfits, a local musical group, will also entertain with music from days gone by. In case of rain, the program will be held in the barn. Please bring your friends and join us!  August 9th 2:00-3:30 pm Stone Cottage Gardens, 3740 Willford Rd. 48624  For info. contact Carol Garner at sdcagarner@yahoo.com  or 989-506-8829

August 8, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 10-14, Farmington Hills 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

August 10, Lansing 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild will hold their annual picnic at Patriarche Park, 960 Alton Rd, East Lansing (just off Saginaw). We begin to gather at 6, eat at 6:30 and tell stories as long as anyone wants to stay. Guests are welcome at all meetings. Contact: Jean Bolley 517-281-8036, bolleyj@hotmail.com or Shirley Bradley storylady12@comcast.net

August 11, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and Workshop. 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit main Library, 5201 Woodward (North of Warren, Paring in Library Lot off Putnam) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

August 12, Warren 6:30 p.m.
Genot Picor presents:Heroes Come in All Sizes!  Warren Civic Library, free admission http://www.warrenlibrary.net/

August 15, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 16, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Laughing Dogs 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

August 17, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Goes Off the Rails! Want to hear something crazy? Here:Say is putting on its first outdoor show at Hull Park! Sponsored by The Filling Station, which will host the story after party featuring drink and pizza specials, this show's performers will tell live, first-person, true tales of experience with unacceptable behaviors.... or, quite possibly, trains! at Hull Park, 660 Hannah St. Contact: heresaytc@gmail.com, or heresaystorytelling.com

August 18, Ann Arbor  6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Weddings.”

August 18, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

August 18, Fraser 6:30 p.m.
Genot Picor presents:  Heroes Come in All Sizes! Fraser Public Library, with fiddler Michael Francis, 6:30 p.m., free admission http://www.micityoffraser.com/index.aspx?nid=156

August 22, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 28, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Riverside Raconteurs presents a free Storytelling Bonfire at Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. Call Gloria Cangelosi for more information

August 29, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 29, Harrison Twp. 2:00 p.m. 
Step back in time and discover the rich history of the Voyageurs during the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era at the 19th Annual Voyageur Encampment as Barbara Schutzgruber presents "When Beaver was King" a lively hour of stories and information about the creature who changed the face of Michigan.... the beaver.  Empires were built, wars were fought, adventure ruled as fortunes were made and lost... all because of this amazing creature.  Using her lively eclectic mix of factual information and rollicking stories, Barbara sets the stage for an enjoyable hour of entertainment and education about the beaver, its encounters with humans and how it STILL shapes Michigan today!!  The encampment will be held on the Lake St. Clair Metropark shoreline near the Day Sail Launch from 10am to 5pm.  Program free with Park Entrance fee - Daily sticker $7.00.
http://www.metroparks.com/August-Interpretive-Events-at-Lake-St.-Clair-Metropark

August 29 Harrison Twp. 3:00 p.m.
Genot Picor presentsStories, Songs and Dances of the Metis’ Voyageur, Lake St. Clair Metro Park. Park Entrance fee only without a park permit sticker:  Daily sticker $7.00.
http://www.metroparks.com/August-Interpretive-Events-at-Lake-St.-Clair-Metropark

August 30, Harrison Twp 2:00 p.m.
Genot Picor with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, “Stories, Songs and Folkdances of French Canada,” Lake St. Clair Metro Park, park entrance fee only without a park permit sticker:  Daily sticker $7.00.
http://www.metroparks.com/August-Interpretive-Events-at-Lake-St.-Clair-Metropark

SEPTEMBER

September 1, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

September 2, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

September 2 & 3, Orem, Utah
Michigan’s own, Judy Sima will be featured workshop presenter for the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference at the Orem City Center, 58 N. State Street. Judy’s workshop will be “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts.” http://timpfest.org/events/timpanogos-storytelling-conference-2015/ or call 801-228-1350.

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

September 4-6, Kansas City, Missouri
Michigan's Yvonne Healy returns as the featured and only storyteller at the 3 day extravaganza KCIrishFest. Several performances are scheduled on both the Cultural stage and the Family stage over the weekend. Attendence of 90,000+ is well managed by the 1,400 volunteers and professional staff for a fun weekend for all.  Www.kcirishfest.com.

September 5, Elk Rapids  9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

September 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Back to School 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

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

September 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. At Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

September 13, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

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

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

September 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring 5 Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48203. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037

September 19, Madison Heights 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and a Workshop. 2:30 Business meeting. Madison Heights Public Library, 240 W. 13 Mile (between I-75 & John R) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

September 26, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

September 26, Detroit 3:00 p.m.
Charles Wright Museum of African American History presents is second annual Children’s Concert. “The Sky’s the Limit, Our Children of Tomorrow” to promote children’s membership at the museum.  Admission to the concert and membership is $5.00 for ages are three until seventeen. Adults $10.

September 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild – monthly meeting always start with stories, and then more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Nichola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd. members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers



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HIGHLIGHTS


Calling all Storytellers! The Detroit Story League cordially invites you to join us for A Gathering of Michigan Storytellers on Saturday, July 11 from 12:00-4:00 at the Farmington Branch Library. Complete information below.

Register now for the National Storytelling Conference. July 29 - August 2. Kansas City, Missouri, www.storynet.org 

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JUNE
June 2, White Lake 7:00-9:00 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

June 3, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

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

June 8, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

June 10, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

June 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. At Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

June 13, Detroit 6:00-7:30 p.m.
“Dem Grown Folks Talkin’ Again!!!!” A hilariously entertaining, thought provoking and just plain fun storytelling concert for grown folks. The Grown Folks Storytelling Troupe of Master Storytellers Ivory D. Williams, Chiquita McKenzie-Bennett and Mildred Matlock team up to have fun with stories and you. Plymouth United Church of Christ, 600 E. Warren (across from the Charles Wright Museum), Detroit 48201. Tickets: $10 (group discount available). Contact 313-822-6482 or effy1@aol.com for info.

June 13 & 14, Romeoville, Illinois 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Genot Picor tells stories for the Isle La Cache Rendezvous. Free admission http://www.sunbursttours.com/feast/

June 16, Union City 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Calling All Superheroes - Join Storyteller Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive storytelling, craft & game program. Co-sponsored by Dearth Union Township Library & Community Unlimited - 430 St. Joseph Street. (517) 741-5061
June 16, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

June 19, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring 5 Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48203. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037

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

June 20, Detroit 10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
3 ½ years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865 the people of Texas were notified that all slaves were free. The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers celebrate and the Community Present commemorates the event with a Family Day “Juneteenth” Celebration at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History with storytelling, singing, cake walk, demonstrations and activities for children. All activities are free. 315 E Warren Ave. info@detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

June 20, Redford 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and Workshop presented by Barbara Schutzgruber on using ballads in your storytelling program. 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daily & Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

June 20 & 21, Port Sanilac 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sanilac Historical Society, presents Genot Picor with Rochelle Bannon, hammered dulcimer on Saturday.  $5.00 per person. http://www.sanilaccountymuseum.org/calendar.html

June 26, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Riverside Raconteurs presents a free Storytelling Bonfire at Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. Call Gloria Cangelosi for more information

June 26-28, Boyne City
Woodsmoke Jim and Riverlark Mary Couling will be featured storytellers at Elvyn Lea Lodge during the “Gathering of Friends," The Coulings’ wide repertoire draws upon their Celtic roots, love of history and theater, and experiences leading their Twilight Walking Tours in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. They will perform on Saturday and be available during the weekend to provide guidance to those wanting to learn about ways to tell their own stories. Music on Saturday will be coordinated by Russell Drake of Waterway Music, showcasing the new talent of northern Michigan in a casual, “open mic” format.  Storytellers and musicians both seasoned and new are welcome to join in for this informal weekend of fun and fellowship. Come and share a story or a song, or simply enjoy listening and relaxing in the beautiful natural setting of the lodge and grounds.  Lodging is available on site. For details and reservations visit http://www.elvynlea.com or call 231/535-2475.

June 27, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

June 27, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

June  28, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild – monthly meeting always start with stories, and then more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Nichola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd. members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

June 30, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Main Stage at the Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty. Presented by the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Theme “Voices Carry: The Moth in Michigan.”

JULY
July 2, Wayne 2:00 p.m.
Genot Picor presents Heroes Come in All Sizes! Wayne Public Library. Free admission. http://www.wayne.lib.mi.us/

July 4, Alpena
Alpena Maritime Festival, presents Genot Picor; “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, all day.  Free admission http://www.alpenacvb.com/events/6/4213/

July 4, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 7 - Belleville 11:00 a.m.
"Unexpected Heroes" Join award-winning storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber as she tells tales and sings ballads of gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters, and fools who use courage, wisdom, wit, and just dumb luck to win the day!  Part of Belleville Area District Library's Summer Reading Program, 167 Fourth St.  http://www.belleville.lib.mi.us or call 734- 699-3291 for more information.

June 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  “Cats with Fiddles for Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue. Free.  734-769-3115

July 7, Detroit 2:30 p.m.
Genot Picor presents: Heroes Come in All Sizes!  Detroit Public Library, Elmwood Branch, free admission
http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/branch/elmwood-park

July 7, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

July 8 - Watervliet 11:00 a.m.
"Unexpected Heroes" Join award-winning storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber as she tells tales and sings ballads of gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters, and fools who use courage, wisdom, wit, and just dumb luck to win the day!  Part of Watervliet District Library's Summer Reading Program, 333 N. Main St.  http://www.watervlietlibrary.net or call 269-463-6382 for more information.

July 8, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

July 11, Farmington 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Gathering of Michigan Storytellers hosted by the Detroit Story League at the Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty Street . Bring a bag lunch, we’ll provide drinks, snacks and desserts. Network with storytellers from around the state. Hear updates on national, regional and local storytelling groups. Learn how to grow your membership. Swap a favorite 7-minute story. There is no cost but you must RSVP. For more information or to RSVP email: Judy@JudySima.com. 248-644-3951.

July 11th, Inkster 1:00 p.m.
Families are welcome to come to the Leanna Hicks Inkster Public Library for ‏Gwen Lewis’ “Every Hero Has A Story” Storytelling program for some fun hero stories and crafts. 2005 Inkster RD. 313-563-2822

July 11, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 13, Richmond 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Calling All Superheroes - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive storytelling, craft & game program. Lois Wagner Memorial Library, 35200 Division Rd. 586-727-2665

July 14, East Lansing 7:00 p.m.
Play in the Park - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. Valley Court Park, 300 Valley Court. 517-319-6823

July 14, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

July 17, Farmington 12:30 p.m.,
2015 Farmington Founders Festival - Story Rhythms! - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. Mainstage on Grand River in downtown Farmington.

July 18-19, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Michigan’s own Corinne Stavish will be appearing in Oklahoma City for a weekend sponsored by Judeo-Christian groups. July 18th: An Evening of Storytelling at Temple B'nai Israel; July 19th: Distinguished Pulpit Series, 10am, Mayflower Congregational UCC; July 19th: Midrash Workshop, Oklahoma Institute for Biblical Literacy-1:30-4pm. Contact: Rev. Lori Allen Walke Associate Minister, Mayflower Congregational UCC, 405.842.8897.

July 18, Flint 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
35th  Annual Michigan Storytellers Festival sponsored by Flint Public Library, Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley. Free fun for all inside the library. Featuring La’Ron Williams, Judy Sima and the Deep Fried Pickle Project with workshops for adults and kids and an evening storytelling concert for families.For complete schedule see www.fpl.info/msf

July 18, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 18, Highland Park 2:00 p.m.
“Under the Tellin’ Tree” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings his wit, wisdom & humor to the annual “Literacy in the Park”, a Highland Park community & family tradition on the lawn of McGregor Library. 12244 Woodward Ave., Highland Park MI 48203. Free & open to the public. Call 313-822-6483 for info.

July 20, Allen Park 10:30 a.m.
Little story fans aged 3-6 are treated to Storytelling with Yvonne Healy, an active and participatory hour of games, stories, toys and music at Allen Park Library, 8900 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101. Free but registration required 313-381-2425.

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

July 22, Allen Park 10:30 a.m.
Little story fans aged 3-6 are treated to Storytelling with Yvonne Healy, an active and participatory hour of games, stories, toys and music at Allen Park Library, 8900 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101. Free but registration required 313-381-2425.

July 22, Allen Park 1:00 p.m.
Little story fans aged 3-6 are treated to Storytelling with Yvonne Healy, an active and participatory hour of games, stories, toys and music at Allen Park Library, 8900 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101. Free but registration required 313-381-2425.

July 22, Allen Park 7:00 p.m.
Little story fans aged 3-6 are treated to Storytelling with Yvonne Healy, an active and participatory hour of games, stories, toys and music at Allen Park Library, 8900 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI 48101. Free but registration required 313-381-2425.

July 22, Shelby Township 1:30 p.m.
Genot Picor presents Heroes Come in All Sizes! Shelby Township Public Library, free admission http://www.shelbytwplib.org/

July 24, Detroit Noon-1:00 p.m.
 “The Good Ol’ Days” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses his trademark wit and humor to join the Detroit Historical Society in celebrating Detroit’s 314th Birthday. A medley of tales on a trip down memory lane that is sure to help us remember, “That’s why we drink Faygo!” Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48202. Free & open to the public. Call 313-833-1801 for info.

July 24, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Riverside Raconteurs presents a free Storytelling Bonfire at Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. Call Gloria Cangelosi for more information

July 25, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 25 & 26, Soo Sault Ste. Marie 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Genot Picor presents “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur, with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, Rendezvous.  Saturday Evening Veillée and Concert.  Sunday afternoon for a "Meet and Greet," an informal acoustic session for visitors with stories and folk dances, $4.00 adults, $2.00, children. http://www.saultstemarie.com/rendezvous-in-the-sault-july-25--26,-2015-223/

July 27- August 1, Farmington Hills Camp runs 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

July 28, Greenville 7:00-8:30 p.pm.  
Michigan Youth Leadership Training Camp Cultural Night, with Genot Picor Ionia Intermediate School District, call Allison Peabody, Ionia County AmeriCorps VISTA at 616-527-4900, ext. 1223 for more details.
http://www.ioniaisd.org/

July 29-Aug 2, Kansas City, Missouri
The National Storytelling Conference: Michigan's Barbara Schutzgruber teams up with Minnesota's Dorothy Cleveland to present their workshop "Beyond the Sword Maiden: The Heroine's Journey as Story Structure" at the National Storytelling Conference. Judy Sima will join two other storyteller/educators in a panel discussion on youth storytelling at the Youth, Educators, Storytellers Alliance Pre-Conference on Wednesday.  For the full schedule of preconference and conference events go to http://www.storynet.org

July 30-Aug 2, Kansas City, Missouri
Enjoy discounted Vacation in the Paris of the Midwest: register for the National Storytelling Conference $100 performance package. Get Thurs opening, Fri Slam, Sunday closing performance, all showcases & Fringes, plus huge discounted Marriott Plaza Hotel gives you time also to visit WWI National Museum, Kansas City Jazz Museum, world class Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Royals baseball, and BarBQ

AUGUST
August 1, Houghton Lake 2:00 p.m.
Houghton Lake Heritage Days, presents Genot Picor “Stories, Songs and Dances of Michigan’s Heritage,” $5.00 per person. http://www.houghtonlakehistory.com/

August 1, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

Aug 3 - 7, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

August 4, White Lake 7:00-9:00 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

August 6, Bloomfield Twp. 6:30 p.m.  
Genot Picor presents: Heroes Come in All Sizes, with Trois Bouffons at the Bloomfield Twp. Public Library, free admission.  http://www.btpl.org/ 

August 7, Au Gres 7:00 p.m.
 Au Gres Historical Society, presents Genot Picor: “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur, free admission at the Au Gres Historical Society Building, on US 23 and Michigan Ave. http://www.cityofau-gres-mi.org/museumhome.html

August 8, Gladwin 2:30 -4:00 p.m.
Relax in the shade and enjoy folktales, fairy tales, and fables for all ages told by the Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers. The Mainstreet Misfits, a local musical group, will also entertain with music from days gone by. In case of rain, the program will be held in the barn. Please bring your friends and join us!  August 9th 2:00-3:30 pm Stone Cottage Gardens, 3740 Willford Rd. 48624  For info. contact Carol Garner at sdcagarner@yahoo.com  or 989-506-8829

August 8, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 10-14, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

August 10, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

August 11, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and Workshop. 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit main Library, 5201 Woodward (North of Warren, Paring in Library Lot off Putnam) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

August 12, Warren 6:30 p.m.
Genot Picor presents:Heroes Come in All Sizes!  Warren Civic Library, free admission http://www.warrenlibrary.net/

August 15, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 18, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

August 18, Fraser 6:30 p.m.
Genot Picor presents:  Heroes Come in All Sizes! Fraser Public Library, with fiddler Michael Francis, 6:30 p.m., free admission http://www.micityoffraser.com/index.aspx?nid=156

August 22, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 28, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Riverside Raconteurs presents a free Storytelling Bonfire at Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. Call Gloria Cangelosi for more information

August 29, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 32th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 29 & 30, Harrison Twp. 3:00 p.m. both days
Genot Picor presentsStories, Songs and Dances of the Metis’ Voyageur, Lake St. Clair Metro Park. Park Entrance fee only without a park permit sticker:  Daily sticker $7.00. http://www.metroparks.com/August-Interpretive-Events-at-Lake-St.-Clair-Metropark

August 30, Harrison Twp 2:00 p.m.
Genot Picor with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, “Stories, Songs and Folkdances of French Canada,” Lake St. Clair Metro Park, park entrance fee only without a park permit sticker:  Daily sticker $7.00.
http://www.metroparks.com/August-Interpretive-Events-at-Lake-St.-Clair-Metropark


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