November 26, 2014

December 2014

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

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

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

December 1, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS


Happy Holidays to all our loyal storytelling friends and fans. Enjoy some warm tales on these cold dark nights. Thanks for all you support.

DECEMBER

December 2, Davisburg 6:30 p.m.
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Springfield Twp. Library, 12000 Davisburg Road. For details 248-846-6550

December 4, Romulus 6:00 p.m.
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Road. For details 734-942-7589

December 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: “Art.”

December 6, Detroit 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers performs for the 42nd annual Noel Night at the Michigan State University Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Avenue. Storytellers include Chiquita McKenzie-Bennett, Tone Ross, Michele Pierrie, Judy Sima, James Graham, Vickie Slaughter, Betty Appleby. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

December 5 & 6, Grosse Pointe Shores, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 7, Ann Arbor 2 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Sing a Song 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

December 8, Belleville 6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Belleville Public Library, 167 Fourth Street    Santa Storytime   For details  734-699-3291

December 10, Hamburg 6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Hamburg Public Library, 10411 Merrill Road. For details  810-231-1771

December 11  Southgate 6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Southgate Memorial Library, 14680 Dix Toledo Road. For details  734-258-3002

December 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night! Bring a story or lend an ear 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. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell.  We're all ears. Info: laurastory@gmail.com

December 12 & 13, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 14, Ecorse 4:30 p.m.
“Oh What a Night”  For the sixth consecutive year, St John of River Rouge, Community of Ecorse, and St. Paul, of Southwest Detroit, all A.M.E. churches, will come together to present a Christmas concert. The concert will feature James Graham telling the "Christmas Story" as the  combined choir supports his efforts. The event will be 4:30 pm, December 14, 2014 at 4010 17th Street Ecorse Michigan. A love offering will be taken during the program

December 15, Dearborn Heights 7:00 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested. Dearborn Heights Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Street. For details 313-791-3800

December 16, Grosse Pte. Woods 6:30 p.m.
Aesop Visits the “Woods”, Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses his trademark wit, wisdom and humor to deliver thoughtful lessons in a hilarious community concert. Grosse Pte. Woods Library20680 Mack, Free for all ages.Contact: Pat McClary 313-343-2072

December 16  Dearborn Heights  6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested. Dearborn Hgts John F. Kennedy, Jr. Lib., 24602 Van Born Road
For details 313-791-6050

December 16, Grosse Pointe Woods 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Aesop Visits Grosse Pointe” Master storyteller, Ivory Williams delivers a special presentation for the Grosse Pointe Woods community highlighting the morals & lessons of Aesop the Storyteller. Grosse Pointe Library, 20680 Mack. Free and open to the public.Contact: Pat McClary 313-343-2072

December 16, 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 $6 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Rewards.”

December 17,  Berkley  6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge. For details 248-658-3440

December 18,  Livonia  6:00 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road. For details  734-466-2454

December 19 & 20, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 19, Detroit 8PM, Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, presents "Stocking Stuffer Stories", a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Twisted Musical and Dance Guests. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. $20. For info, tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org

December 20, Redford Township 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 Guest Storytellers from Detroit Association of Black Storytellers. 2:30 Business meeting) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 and 12 Mile Roads): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

December 21, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Sing a Song 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

December 26 & 27, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 30, Ferndale 11:00 a.m.
Storyteller and author Mary J. Grant will share “KWANZA STORIES at Royal Oak Township and Ujima Consortium - Celebration 21272 Mendota. For more information check www.storiesbymary.com.

JANUARY

January 17, Farmington 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Storytelling and Workshop. 2:30 Business meeting) Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty. (West of Farmington, South of Grand River) Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

January 24, 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.

FEBRUARY

February 4, Petoskey 12:30 p.m.
“Ice Thrones, Pottery, and Sculpted Heads: The story of well known Michigan Sculptor and Potter, Stanley Price Kellogg” portrayed in first person by storyteller Dick Strader.  Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building, 451 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770.  Free.  269-274-1812.

February 7, Detroit Noon
 “Funtales”, Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams engages the Detroit community in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun presentation at the annual Family Day at the Museum. Detroit Historical Museum Auditorium, 5401 Woodward.Free for all ages. Contact: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

February 14, Detroit 11:00 a.m.
Storyteller and author Mary J. Grant will share her personal children’s story: “My Daddy Taught Me To Read” at Farmington Hills Library 32737 West Twelve Mile Rd. Farmington Hill, Michigan www.famlib.org

February 20, Detroit 8 p.m., Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, presents "Love Stories", a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Twisted Musical and Dance Guests. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. $20. For info, tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org

February 21, Detroit 2:30 p.m.
Reading Rules!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses the art of storytelling in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun presentation to promote the importance of reading. Elmwood Library, 550 Chene. Free for all ages. Contact: Karen Johnson 313-481-1730

February 23, Detroit 2:30 p.m.
Reading Rules!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses the art of storytelling in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun presentation to promote the importance of reading.Lincoln Library,1221 E. 7 Mile Rd. Free for all ages.
Contact: Veronica Obianwu 313-481-1780

February 28, Detroit 2:30 p.m.
Reading Rules!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses the art of storytelling in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun presentation to promote the importance of reading. Wilder Library, 7140 E. 7 Mile Rd. Free for all ages. Contact: Veronica Obianwu 313-481-1870



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

Yvonne Healy, storyteller                 Judy Sima
www.michiganstoryTeller.com               www.JudySima.com                           
Managing Editor                                    Distribution Editor
810-813-3000                                        248-644-3951 

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November 1, 2014

November 2014


* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

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

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

November 2014
 

HIGHLIGHTS


NOVEMBER

Check out November TELLABRATION Events – Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. In Michigan, TELLABRATION!™ brings together our most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.

November 4, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the North Oakland County Storytellers at historic Fisk Farm in the one-room Thompson School, M59 at Fisk Road.  Info: Carolyn Graves, 248-363-6149 or

November 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: “Last Minute.”

November 7, Tecumseh 7:30-9:00 p.m.
You are invited to Tell-A-Bration! at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA), sponsored by the Friends of the Tecumseh Center for the Arts. National Storytelling Festival host, Corinne Stavish, will emcee and tell stories. There will also be Story Swap, put your name in the hat to tell a five minute story. Tickets $5 and can be purchased by phone at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh, Michigan or on-line at www.thetca.org.  For additional information contact Shelley Lim at 517-423-6617 or slim@tecumseh.mi.us.        

November 7, Muskegon 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Muskegon Yarnspinners presents Tellabration! A national celebration of Storytelling at the Muskegon Museum of Art Auditorium for ages 12 to Adult, tickets $5 each or $15 per family at the door. 296 West Webster Avenue, W Webster Ave. Information at: www.yarnspinnersmuskegon.blogspot.com

November 7 & 8, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Michigan storyteller, Judy Sima will be featured at the Kentucky Storytelling Conference, presenting a six-hour workshop on Friday. “Developing Student Storytellers.” Judy will be featured in Friday and Saturday Night Concerts, and a beginning storytelling workshop on Saturday. Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center. For more information: http://www.kystory.org/conference/intro.shtml

November 9, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Duck, Duck, Goose 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

November 14,  Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
“Tellabration!” Ann Arbor Storytellers'’ Guild - Storytelling for Adults (ages 14 and older) Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd.Glen Modell MC and guest storyteller.  Featured tellers: Jeff Doyle, Jill Halpern, Darryl Mickens, Patti Smith, Gertrude Warkentin.  Anna Smith - ASL interpretation.  Tickets $15 at door. Plenty of parking. Refreshments. Info: laurastory@gmail.com

November 15, Berkley 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop “Time Out- keeping your stories to a time limit,” 2:30 Business meeting) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 and 12 Mile Roads): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

November 16, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a program of traditional myths and dances presented by Reg Pettibone, a Native American Champion Dancer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, and members of his family as they provide a better understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, narration and a display of artifacts with a strong environmental emphasis. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

November 16, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
Family Tellabration!: Ann Arbor Storytellers'’ Guild - Family Storytelling Concert (ages 4 and older) at the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor.  Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library. Performers Star Burton-West, Linda Luke, Judy Schmidt and Susanna Zoumbaris.  Free. Info: laurastory@gmail.com

November 18, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Storytellers and listeners are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids   Shawmut Hills School   2550 Burritt NW, Grand Rapids 49504Check out our website at storyspinners.org. 616-454-6234

November 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 $6 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Accidents.”

November 21, Livonia 7:00  p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 102 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. storytelling followed by refreshments; featuring Yvonne Healy, Carolyn Graves, Chrissy Begle and Tone Ross as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email Judy@JudySima.com  www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 21, Midland 7:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers presents our annual Tellabration! at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Auditorium. 1710 W. St. Andrews. Ten years old thru adults are welcome for a wonderful evening of stories. Donations accepted. Contact info. Carol Garner 989-506-8829.

November 21, Detroit Doors open 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents, "PATIENCE" with DICK GREGORY and Twisted Storytellers Dr. Mildred Matlock and Dwight Stackhouse! Dance Guests, Alde Lewis, Jr. with Danny Plisco, bassist and Renaissance Dance Workshop. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org

November 21, Grand Rapids 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Story Spinners of Grand Rapids presents, Tellabration! Please call Gloria for details. 616-454-6234

November 22,  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.

November 24, Walled Lake 6:00 p.m.
A Taste of Story, with Lois Sprengnether Keel telling Anishinaabe Stories of Michigan's Native People, concludes with a baked pumpkin treat using Native American ingredients.  The Walled Lake Library is at 1499 E. West Maple and reservations may be made at 248-624-3772.

DECEMBER

December 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: “Art.”

December 5 & 6, Grosse Pointe Shores, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 7, Ann Arbor 2 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Sing a Song 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

December 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night! Bring a story or lend an ear 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. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell.  We're all ears. Info: laurastory@gmail.com

 December 12 & 13, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 16, Grosse Pointe Woods, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Aesop Visits Grosse Pointe” Master storyteller delivers a special presentation for the Grosse Pointe Woods community highlighting the morals & lessons of Aesop the Storyteller. Grosse Pointe Library, 20680 Mack. Free and open to the public.Contact: Pat McClary 313-343-2072

December 16, 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 $6 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Rewards.”

December 19 & 20, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 19, Detroit 8:00 p.m.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

December 20, Redford Township 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 Guest Storytellers from Detroit Association of Black Storytellers. 2:30 Business meeting) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 and 12 Mile Roads): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

December 26 & 27, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

JANUARY

January 16, Detroit 8:00 p.m.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:

January 17, Farmington 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Storytelling and Workshop. 2:30 Business meeting) Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty. (West of Farmington, South of Grand River) Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

January 24, 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.



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

Yvonne Healy, storyteller                 Judy Sima
www.michiganstoryTeller.com               www.JudySima.com                           
Managing Editor                                    Distribution Editor
810-813-3000                                     248-644-3951 

Copyright © 2014 MI Story - Judy Sima, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
MI Story - Judy Sima
7433 Parkdale
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

September 28, 2014

October 2014

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

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

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

October 1, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS




OCTOBER

October 1, White Lake, 6:30 p.m.
Relive events of the Beacon Tree Underground Railway Station with Lois Sprengnether Keel.  Using historical resources Lois brings to life Liberetta Lerich Green, daughter of the abolitionists running the station.  Admission is free, but please register.  http://www.whitelakelibrary.org/whitelake/adultprograms.asp or 248-698-4942.

October 2, Warren 9:30-11:30 am
Fitzgerald Parent Tellers weekly meetings during the school year. Learn to tell stories, practice and receive helpful feedback. New members welcome. Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road. You don’t have to be a parent to attend. For information call: Judy Sima 248-644-3951, Judy@JudySima.com

October 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: “Taboos.”

October 3, Detroit  
French-Canadian Heritage Days Celebration, Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageurs with Genot Picor. Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave. (313) 833-7935, admission $10.00.

October 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Play the Fiddle 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

October 3-5, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s own, Corinne Stavish will be returning as an emcee at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. For information about the festival go to: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

October 7, West Bloomfield 1:00 p.m.
Take a journey with Storyteller, Judy Sima as she shares “My Mother’s Voice,” the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Using intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Meer Senior Apartments, Jewish Community Center Campus, 9700 West Maple Road. For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com

October 7, White Lake, 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the North Oakland County Storytellers at historic Fisk Farm in the one-room Thompson School, M59 at Fisk Road.  Info: Carolyn Graves, 248-363-6149 or  

October 9, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Bring a story or lend an ear 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. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell. We're all ears. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

October 10, Detroit 6:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “The Ladies of DABS & All That Jazz!” A storytelling & wine tasting concert at the Virgil Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River. Storytellers: Pam Jones, Mary Grant, Chiquita McKenzie-Bennett and Berline Brown. Tickets $15 at the door. (313) 442-3227 (DABS) www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

October 11, Center Line, 11:00 a.m.
Judy Sima presents “Delightfully Frightful” spooky tales for families at the Center Line Public Library, 7345 Weingartz. For more information call: 586-758-8275

October 11, Detroit, 6:00-7:00.p.m.
 “Grandma’s Biscuits” Bring your funny bone as Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams hilariously shows that storytelling…is not just for kids. The Carr Center, 311 E. Grandriver (behind the Music Hall). Tickets: $5.00 (Youth free) Parking: Discounted event parking For info contact: The Carr Center 313-965-8430

October 12, Midland 1:00 p.m.
Creative 360, Vision Quest:  Folk, Outsider, Visionary Art Experience, with Genot Picor.(989) 837-1885, free admission.

October 17, Detroit  8:00 p.m. Doors open @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "The Three R's," a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. For Info, Tickets & Video visit : www.secretstorytellers.org

October 18, Fraser 1:00-3:00 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) Fraser Public Library, 16330 E.
14 Mile Road (1 block west of Utica): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

October 18, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers at the historic Kelley-Fisk Farm tell spooky stories in the old barn for their annual “Fright Night.”  Stories get scarier as the night goes on! Feature performers : Magee and Jack Ferguson (Cowboy Jack)  Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Contact: Ron Hinman 248-698-9279. http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/events

October 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 $6 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Lost and Found.”

October 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids Please call Gloria for details. 
616-454-6234

October 23, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m.
Storytelling and Music for Adults. Storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor will join musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes. Ann Arbor Downtown Library at. 343 South Fifth Avenue. Free. Contact Laura Raynor at raynorl@aadl.org or 734-327-4226

October 25,  Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

October 25, White Lake 6:30 p.m.    
“Ghost Busters” at Fisk Farm, 9180 Highland Road (M-59) Ghostly movie, tea reading, mourners, storytellers, refreshments $5 Contact: Ron Hinman 248-698-9279.

October 26, Beverly Hills 6:30pm
Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring two of Michigan’s favorite storytellers, Judy Sima and Karen Czarnik. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the woods followed by delightfully frightful tales told under the park pavilion. Beverly Road, north of 13 mile, west of Southfield Rd. For information: 248-644-7802.

NOVEMBER

Check out the November TELLEBRATION! Events – Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. In Michigan, TELLABRATION!™ brings together our most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.

November 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Duck, Duck, Goose 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

November 4, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the North Oakland County Storytellers at historic Fisk Farm in the one-room Thompson School, M59 at Fisk Road.  Info: Carolyn Graves, 248-363-6149 or  

November 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: “Last Minute.”

November 7, Tecumseh 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Corinne Stavish will emcee and tell stories as part of the Tellabration! event at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts (www.thetca.org). Other tellers will participate with brief stories. Contact Shelley Lim, Cultural and Leisure Services Director,City of Tecumseh slim@tecumseh.mi.us. www.mytecumseh.org. 517-423-5602

November 7 & 8, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Michigan storyteller, Judy Sima will be featured at the Kentucky Storytelling Conference, presenting a six-hour workshop on Friday. “Developing Student Storytellers.” Judy will be featured in Friday and Saturday Night Concerts, and a beginning storytelling workshop on Saturday. Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center. For more information: http://www.kystory.org/conference/intro.shtml

November 14,  Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
“Tellabration!” Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents its annual Storytelling Concert for Adults
(ages 14 and older), at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor. Tickets are $15 at the door.  Further information at www.annarborstorytelling.org, 734-662-3770, or lauragami@provide.net.

November 15, Berkley 1:00-3:00 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) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 and 12 Mile Roads): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

November 16, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a program of traditional myths and dances presented by Reg Pettibone, a Native American Champion Dancer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, and members of his family as they provide a better understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, narration and a display of artifacts with a strong environmental emphasis. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

November 16, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
Tellebration!: Story fun For Families. Join us for jazzy stories performed by the awesome Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild at the Pittsfield Branch Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. Contact Laura at raynorl@aadl.org or lauragami@provide.net 734-662-3770 for more information.

November 18, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids Please call Gloria for details
616-454-6234

November 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 $6 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Accidents.”

November 21, Livonia 7:00  p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 102 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. storytelling followed by refreshments; featuring Yvonne Healy, Carolyn Graves, Chrissy Begle and Tone Ross as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email Judy@JudySima.com  www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 21, Detroit 8:00 p.m.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 P.M.. Doors open @7:30 p.m.. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

November 21, Grand Rapids 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Story Spinners of Grand Rapids presents, Tellabration! Please call Gloria for details. 616-454-6234

November 22,  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.

November 24, Walled Lake 6:00 p.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel tells Anishinaabe Native Stories of Michigan for “A Taste of Story” at Walled Lake Library.  Make a Pilgrim hat and taste a baked pumpkin treat. Registration is required. Call the Walled Lake City Library located at 1499 E. West Maple, 248-624-3772. Family Event-Free Admission. admin@whitelakelibrary.org  Info: http://www.walledlakelibrary.org/

DECEMBER

December 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: “Art.”

December 5 & 6, Grosse Pointe Shores, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 7, Ann Arbor 2 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Sing a Song 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

December 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Bring a story or lend an ear 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. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell. We're all ears. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

December  12 & 13, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 16, Grosse Pointe Woods, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Aesop Visits Grosse Pointe” Master storyteller delivers a special presentation for the Grosse Pointe Woods community highlighting the morals & lessons of Aesop the Storyteller. Grosse Pointe Library, 20680 Mack. Free and open to the public.Contact: Pat McClary 313-343-2072

December 16, 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 $6 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Rewards.”

December 19 & 20, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 19, Detroit 8:00 p.m.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

December 20, Redford Township 1:00-3:00 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 Guest Storytellers from Detroit Association of Black Storyteller. 2:30 Business meeting) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 and 12 Mile Roads): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

December 26 & 27, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores



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

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September 1, 2014

September 2014

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Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
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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.

September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS




Summer might have ended but storytelling events in Michigan are just beginning to heat up!
Many Storytelling Groups and Guilds are starting up again. Check locations near you for dates and times.


SEPTEMBER

September 2, White Lake, 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the North Oakland County Storytellers at historic Fisk Farm in the one-room Thompson School, M59 at Fisk Road.  Info: Carolyn Graves, 248-363-6149 or

September 4, Detroit 4:30 p.m. doors open/:00:00 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: “Crime and Punishment.”

September 6, Detroit 3:00 p.m.
Children Storytelling Event at The Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 E. Detroit Association of Black Storytellers will feature Adult and Children Storytellers. The cost is $5.00 for children (covers membership to Charles H Wright Museum) and $10.00 for adults.  The listener will be in for a special treat as Barbara Jones Clark, Judy Sima, Nya Russell, Jasmine Ross and more share their children stories. For more information view
www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com. marygrant1915@gmail.com 248-304-0030

September 6 & 7, White Lake 1:00-3:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers join with White Lake Historical Society for the annual Fisk Farm Festival.  At the historic Kelley-Fisk Farm in the one-room Thompson School, M59 at Fisk Road.  Admission $1 per person. Info: Ron Hinman, 248-698-9279.

September 9, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin
The Moth GrandSLAM Championship at The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets will be available two weeks before show date: www.theark.org

September 7, Ray Township 2:00 p.m.
Paul Bunyan Tales with Genot Picor, Wolcott Mill Metro Park. (586) 749-5997 $5.00 vehicle admission or pass accepted at gate.

September 11, Warren 9:30-11:30 am
Fitzgerald Parent Tellers first weekly meeting of the new school year. Learn to tell stories, practice and receive helpful feedback. New members welcome. Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road. You don’t have to be a parent to attend. For information call: Judy Sima 248-644-3951, Judy@JudySima.com

September 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Bring a story or lend an ear 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. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell. We're all ears. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

September 7, Ann Arbor 12:00 p.m.
Kerrytown Bookfest, 701 N. 4th Ave. Children’s Tent:  12:00 p.m. “Kerry Tales:  Make a Book with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  3:00-4:00 p.m. Storyteller Laura Pershin Raynor with a craft for kids.

September 13, Shelby Township Burgess 1:00 p.m.
Shadbush Nature Center Wilderness Skills Activities. $5.00 admission all weekend, 12 & under free (586) 323-2478

September 13, Lansing 7:30 p.m.
Join the Lansing Storytellers for An Evening of Storytelling for Grown-Ups and enjoy a Patchwork of Stories.  This year's event will be held at First United Methodist Church, 3827 Delta River Drive, Lansing (corner of Delta and North Waverly).  Tickets are $5.00 at the door and refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Jean Bolley at bolleyj@hotmail.com

September 13, Southfield 3:00 p.m.
Come out and celebrate with Storyteller Mary J. Grant as she shares her story “Floyd B’s Pond” and more stories. Truth Bookstore 21500 Northwestern Hwy, (Northland Mall across from Macy’s) For more information view www.storiesbymary.com or email marygrant1915@gmail.com

September 13 & 14, Detroit, 10:00 a.m.
Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI  48209 presents their annual Civil War Days.  Reenactments and other Civil War related offerings, including storytelling with Elise Parker as Sarah Edmonds, who served as a man; Genevieve and John Bellamy as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass; Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green, who grew up on an Underground Railroad Station in Shelby Twp. and her brothers were in the War; Carl and Trish Moss as Governor and Mrs. Austin Blair.  Admission is free, but secured, on-site parking is $5.00 per car.  Info: http://www.historicfortwaynecoalition.com/cwdays.html

September 16, 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 $6 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Do-over.”

September 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids Please call Gloria for details  616-454-6234

September 19, Detroit, 8:00 p.m./doors open at 7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "It's A Trip!" A curated, live storytelling event at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Twisted Storytellers, Reshounn Foster, Ted Olds, Monica Sholar, Kevin Williams and Angela Youngblood with Musical Guest, Inohs Sivad and Dance Guests. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. For Tickets, Info & Video visit :www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037.

September 20, Canton 1:00-3:00 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) Tutor Time 951 N. Canton Center Rd Between Sheldon & Beck. S. of Ford Rd.: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

September 23, West Bloomfield 2:00 p.m.
Take a journey with Storyteller, Judy Sima as she shares “My Mother’s Voice,” the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Using intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Hechtman Apartments, 6700 West Maple Road on the Jewish Community Center Campus. Contact: llavine@jslmi.org or Judy@JudySima.com
 

 

September 26, Lansing  7:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin.
Jeff Doyle and Jennifer Pahl Otto.  Stories and Drinks.  Sit back and relax as Jeff and Jennifer present an evening of hilarious tales.  Whether it’s Jeff’s story of unearthing Playboy magazines or Jennifer’s story of love, loss, redemption and cats, you will laugh until your sides hurt.  Tony M’s Italian Restaurant and Bar. 3420 South Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917.  Tickets $6 at the door.  A portion of the proceeds will go to help support “Old News Boys”

Contact Jeff Doyle 517-404-8257. JJdoyle99@yahoo.com

September 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.

September 27, Detroit 6:00-8:00 p.m.
"Dem Grown Folks Talkin' Again!"Master storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents a highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling concert for Grown Folks. Using his trademark wit, wisdom and to create "an elegant night out for Grown Folks to hear some good ole fashioned Storytelling." The Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River. Tickets: $10.00 (Call for group rate).Contact: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 email: effy1@aol.com

OCTOBER

October 1, White Lake, 6:30 p.m.
Relive events of the Beacon Tree Underground Railway Station with Lois Sprengnether Keel.  Using historical resources Lois brings to life Liberetta Lerich Green, daughter of the abolitionists running the station.  Admission is free, but please register.  http://www.whitelakelibrary.org/whitelake/adultprograms.asp or 248-698-4942.

October 2, Warren 9:30-11:30 am
Fitzgerald Parent Tellers weekly meetings during the school year. Learn to tell stories, practice and receive helpful feedback. New members welcome. Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road. You don’t have to be a parent to attend. For information call: Judy Sima 248-644-3951, Judy@JudySima.com

October 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: “Taboos.”

October 3, Detroit  
French-Canadian Heritage Days Celebration, Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageurs with Genot Picor. Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave. (313) 833-7935, admission $10.00.

October 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Play the Fiddle 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

October 3-5, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s own, Corinne Stavish will be returning as an emcee at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. For information about the festival go to: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

October 7, West Bloomfield 1:00 p.m.
Take a journey with Storyteller, Judy Sima as she shares “My Mother’s Voice,” the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Using intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Meer Senior Apartments, Jewish Community Center Campus, 9700 West Maple Road. For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com

October 7, White Lake, 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the North Oakland County Storytellers at historic Fisk Farm in the one-room Thompson School, M59 at Fisk Road.  Info: Carolyn Graves, 248-363-6149 or

October 9, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Bring a story or lend an ear 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. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell. We're all ears. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

October 12, Midland 1:00 p. m.
Creative 360, Vision Quest:  Folk, Outsider, Visionary Art Experience, with Genot Picor.(989) 837-1885, free admission.

October 17, Detroit 8:00 p.m.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 P.M.. Doors open @7:30 p.m.. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

October 18, Fraser 1:00-3:00 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) Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile Road (1 block west of Utica): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

October 18, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers at the historic Kelley-Fisk Farm tell spooky stories in the old barn for their annual “Fright Night.”  Stories get scarier as the night goes on! Feature performers : Magee and Jack Ferguson (Cowboy Jack)  Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Contact: Ron Hinman 248-698-9279. http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/events

October 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 $6 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Lost and Found.”

October 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids Please call Gloria for details.
616-454-6234

October 23, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m.
Storytelling and Music for Adults. Storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor will join musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes. Ann Arbor Downtown Library at. 343 South Fifth Avenue. Free. Contact Laura Raynor at raynorl@aadl.org or 734-327-4226

October 25,  Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

October 25, White Lake 6:30 p.m.    
“Ghost Busters” at Fisk Farm, 9180 Highland Road (M-59) Ghostly movie, tea reading, mourners, storytellers, refreshments $5 Contact: Ron Hinman 248-698-9279.


NOVEMBER

Check out the November TELLEBRATION Events – Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. In Michigan, TELLABRATION!™ brings together our most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences
with their tales.

November 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Duck, Duck, Goose 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

November 4, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the North Oakland County Storytellers at historic Fisk Farm in the one-room Thompson School, M59 at Fisk Road.  Info: Carolyn Graves, 248-363-6149 or

November 7, Tecumseh 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Corinne Stavish will emcee and tell stories as part of the Tellabration! event at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts (www.thetca.org). Other tellers will participate with brief stories. Contact Shelley Lim, Cultural and Leisure Services Director,City of Tecumseh slim@tecumseh.mi.us. www.mytecumseh.org. 517-423-5602

November 7 & 8, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Michigan storyteller, Judy Sima will be featured at the Kentucky Storytelling Conference, presenting a six-hour workshop on Friday. “Developing Student Storytellers.” Judy will be featured in Friday and Saturday Night Concerts, and a beginning storytelling workshop on Saturday. Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center. For more information: http://www.kystory.org/conference/intro.shtml

November 14, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
“Tellabration!” Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents its annual Storytelling Concert for Adults
(ages 14 and older), at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor. Tickets are $15 at the door.  Further information at www.annarborstorytelling.org, 734-662-3770, or lauragami@provide.net.

November 15, Berkley 1:00-3:00 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) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 and 12 Mile Roads): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

November 16, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a program of traditional myths and dances presented by Reg Pettibone, a Native American Champion Dancer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, and members of his family as they provide a better understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, narration and a display of artifacts with a strong environmental emphasis. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

November 16, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
Tellebration!: Story fun For Families. Join us for jazzy stories performed by the awesome Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild at the Pittsfield Branch Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. Contact Laura at raynorl@aadl.org or lauragami@provide.net 734-662-3770 for more information.

November 18, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids Please call Gloria for details
616-454-6234

November 21, Livonia 7:00  p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 102 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. storytelling followed by refreshments; featuring Yvonne Healy, Carolyn Graves, Chrissy Begle and Tone Ross as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email Judy@JudySima.com  www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 21, Detroit 8:00 p.m.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 P.M.. Doors open @7:30 p.m.. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

November 21, Grand Rapids 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Story Spinners of Grand Rapids presents, Tellabration! Please call Gloria for details. 616-454-6234

November 22,  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.

November 24, Walled Lake 6:00 p.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel tells Anishinaabe Native Stories of Michigan for “A Taste of Story” at Walled Lake Library.  Make a Pilgrim hat and taste a baked pumpkin treat. Registration is required. Call the Walled Lake City Library located at 1499 E. West Maple, 248-624-3772. Family Event-Free Admission. admin@whitelakelibrary.org  Info: http://www.walledlakelibrary.org/


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