January 29, 2016

February 2016

* 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.

February - 2016

HIGHLIGHTS


MI Story is now also on Facebook. Search #MIStorytelling in the search box or visit https://www.facebook.com/judy.sima1 to find the latest MI Story post – and please SHARE with all your Face book friends.

Now here’s a story! Michigan’s own, Ivory Williams has been invited to be the keynote speaker, tell stories and present a workshop at  the "1000 and 1 Story" Conference, April 22-23, 2016  at the SMK University of Applied Social Science  (Vilnius, Lithuania). Drop by and say hello if you’re in the area! Way to go, Ivory!

FEBRUARY

February 2, Battle Creek 6:00 p.m. Doors open / 7:00 p.m. sharp - stories begin
Mosaic: Storytelling Showcase sponsored by Battle Creek Enquirer in partnership with diverse organizations. At Warehouse Performance Venue, 1299 E. Columbia Ave. www.979WARE.com. Contacts: Michelle Frank, at 269-578-3726 or expcounts@gmail.com and Dick Strader, at 269-274-1812 or dstrader40@yahoo.com. Personal stories based on the theme “Home” featuring storytellers: Jeremy Andrews, Crystal Hernandez, Sarah Lawrence, Matt Lynn, Sheri Sherban, Dick Strader, Martha Thawnghmung, Sean Washington, Joyce Wilson and others. Cash Bar & Food Available for purchase. Tickets $5.00 with proceeds supporting “Safe Place,” Battle Creek’s local shelter for victims of domestic violence.

February 2, Detroit 6:30 p.m.
Gwendolyn Lewis will reenact "The Life of Coretta Scott King" at Pages Bookstore, 19560 Grand River. All ages are invited. Contact 313-479-7342 for additional information.

February 2, White Lake 7:00 p.m.   
North Oakland County Storytellers, winter location at Walled Lake Library, 1499 E. West Maple (between Decker Rd. & Pontiac Trail), or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information.

February 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

February 4, Detroit 11:00 a.m
Coretta Scott King Comes Alive". PACE SENIOR CENTER 260  McDougall . Contact person is Mr. John Elliott @313-288-7223.  The public is invited.

February 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: Movies.

February 5, Kalamazoo 5:00-8:00 p.m. February 6, 10 am- 5 pm
The 4th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum welcomes The Storytellers: Bob and Audrey, Ralph Stocker, Louie Miranda, Adam Mellema, Crawl Space Theater, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and Jennifer Pahl Otto to their lineup of storytellers.  The Festival is free, musicians and authors will be autographing and selling the materials, Festival t-shirts and book bags will also be available.  For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 6, Kalamazoo 10:00-11:00 a.m.
“Growing Family Stories”  Workshop for Young Families presented by Judy Sima at the 4th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 6, Detroit 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storyteller celebrates the “20 Annual Black Family History Day” at the Detroit Historical Museum. Storytellers include: Eleanor Anderson, Janice Barnett, Laruita Bledsoe, Berline Brown, Gwendolyn Lewis, Sheryl Prior, Joni Scott, and Mary Grant as Sojourner Truth. 5401 Woodward, Free to the public. For info contact: 313-822-6483

February 6, Detroit 12:00 p.m.
The Detroit Historical Museum celebrates the “20th Annual Black Family History Day.” This annual looked for event is always a blast as Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents his highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation for families. Detroit Historical Museum-Auditorium, 5401 Woodward, Free to the public. For info contact: 313-822-6483

February 7, Ann Arbor, 12:00 p.m.
Join award winning marketer, blogger and author Upasna Kakroo, for “Remarkable Storytelling Techniques: How to create your brand storyline online" as she helps guide you through the key marketing trend for 2016. Discover how to build a professional online brand and pitch your business story! Ann Arbor. $49 for a 3 hour workshop. Info: bit.ly/StorytellingCourses. Contact: connect@brandanew.co

February 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Sweethearts 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

February 8, Lansing 6:30-8:30 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.

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

February 10, Bedford 11 a.m.
Robin Nott will be spinning tales & folksongs for the Home School Network on at the Gull Lake Home School Partnership Bldg, 315 Hutchinson Rd. 269-488-5000 ex. 1063.

February 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

February 13, Adrian 1:00-3:00 p.m.
“Create a Family Story Tradition” Looking for an activity that will build a special bond between you and your children or grandchildren? Want to capture family stories before they disappear? Bring your entire family to the Center for Educational Materials & Technology (CEMat) as Judy Sima, presents a fun filled afternoon that helps your cherished memories come to life while enhancing learning. 2946 Sutton Road. Workshop is free, call to register: Mellissa Wilson, 517-265-1691.

February 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.

February 14, West Bloomfield 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.
One of the New Voices at the National Storytelling Festival, West Bloomfield Public Library presents Don White, storyteller, comedian, musician. 4600 Walnut Lake Road, 248-232-2234, www.wblib.org The event is free.

February 16, Detroit 12:30 p.m.
"Once Upon A Time" Pre-School at Elmwood Library at 550 Chene. Contact person is Ms Tracy Massey @ 313-481-4731. The public is invited

February 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 $8 at the door. This month’s theme: Love Hurts

February 16, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting meets every 3rd Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room. 301 S. University Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

February 19, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "LOVE STORIES" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

February 20, Fraser 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 stories and workshop: “Historical Re-enactment.” 2:30 Business meeting. Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile. (1block west of Utica Road) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

February 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. New members welcome.

February 27, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
 “Hotcakes and History” Chaney Library .16101 Grand River Ave. (313) 852-4627 Detroit Public Library Ronald McDonald shares  along with Mary J. Grant as Sojourner Truth.

February 27, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Adults are guaranteed fun and thought provoking entertainment at the Ark Storytelling Festival featuring NPR raconteurs, Kevin Kling, Bill Harley and Michigan’s own, Yvonne Healy with Emcee, Barb Schutzgruber. www.theark.org Tickets: $20.

February 28, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
Storytelling for Kids at the Ark Storytelling Festival featuring  NPR raconteurs, Kevin Kling, Bill Harley and Michigan’s own, Yvonne Healy and Emcee, Barb Schutzgruber. www.theark.org. Tickets: $10.

February 28, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Family Sunday. The Detroit Institute of Arts welcomes storyteller from Illinois, Shanta who blends poetry, chants and the sounds of African instruments to tell stories of empowerment, peace, healing and self-discovery by melding African folktales, contemporary African-American perspectives, and her own family history. www.dia.org/calendar

February 28, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting at Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Road.  Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org Free.

MARCH

March 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

March 2, White Lake 7:00 p.m.   
North Oakland County Storytellers, winter location at Walled Lake Library, 1499 E. West Maple (between Decker Rd. & Pontiac Trail), or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information.

March 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: “Excuses.”

March 5, Livonia 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Story League presents its 6th annual: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 featuring Chrissy Begle, Ami Jackson,  special guest La’Ron Williams and Carolyn Graves as Maestro at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $3 per person. Refreshments will be served and each child will receive a special Detroit Story League gift. For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net

March 5, Detroit 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Detroit Public Library presents Sesquicentennial Storytelling & Literary Expo from 1-4 pm. Celebrating Women's History Month, National Reading Month and National Nutrition Month. Detroit Association of Black Storytellers (DABS) is hosting the event. The event is free and open to the public. DPL Main (Friends Auditorium). Target audience: teen girls and women.

March 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Lambs, Lions and 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

March 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

March 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.

March 14, Lansing 6:30-8:30 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.

March 15, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting meets every 3rd Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room. 301 S. University Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

March 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

March 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. Main Stage Theme: The Dark Side 

March 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 19, 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 stories workshop: Trudy Bulkley “The Importance of Rhymes for Young Children,” 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty St. (west of Farmington, south of Grand River) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

March 22, Troy 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Want to tell or write personal stories but don’t know where to start? Want to capture family stories before they disappear?  “Awaken Your Inner Storyteller” at the Troy Public Library with one of Michigan’s favorite storyteller, Judy Sima, who will help you create an memorable, engaging story. Adults only. Event is free but space is limited., contact Erin Chapman 248-524-3534 to register. www.troypl.org 510 West Big Beaver.

March 24, Warren 6:30 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. Free and open to the public, Salvation Army of Warren, 24140 Mound Road, open to the public. For more information contact, Amanda Passmore, 586-754-7400.

March 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.

March 27, Hastings 12:00 p.m.
Robin Nott will present "Hope Springs Anew" for the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for environmental education at the institute, 701 W. Cloverdale Rd. 269-721-4191.Nott's story and song program will explore hope in our lives. Brunch reservations can be made by contacting the institute, the food is exquisite!

March 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103. More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

APRIL

April 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Under an Umbrella with 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

April 7, 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: “Jokers.”

April 11, Lansing 6:30-8:30 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.

April 13,  Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

April 14, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted

April 15, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 16 , 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 stories and Annual Meeting, 2:30 Business meeting. Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Road (Between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

April 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 “Romance”

April 19, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at Veterans Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

April 19, 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

April 23, 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.

April 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting at Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Road, 48103.  Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org Free


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January 2016

* 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.


January 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

Happy New Year to all our loyal subscribers. May your year be filled with health, happiness, stories and Happily Ever Afters

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JANUARY

January 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Happy New Year with 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

January 6, 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

January 7, 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. Theme: Brave.

January 8,  Grosse Pointe 6:30 p.m.
“Multi-Generational Funtales.”  Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings his patented highly interactive, entertaining and educational stories to the families of the Grosse Pointe community. All are welcome at the: Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee Ave. Free and open to the public. For info: 313-822-6483.

January 11, Lansing  6:30-8:30 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.

January 13, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

January 14, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members.  Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

January 16, Livonia 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and a Workshop “Celebration of Life.” 2:30 Business meeting. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road. (Between Farmington and Merriman) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

January 18, Farmington 1:00 p.m.
Ms. Gwen, interactive storyteller, will share the life of Martin Luther King Jr. "Through the Eyes of Coretta Scott King" at the Farmington Community Library(Main Branch) at 32737  W. 12 Mile Rd. For information call (248)553-0300

January 18, Ypsilanti 3:30 p.m.
Storyteller, "Ms. Gwen" will celebrate the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.at the Ypsilanti Library, 229 W. Michigan. The audience will participate in interactive storytelling, songs and skits.  For information (734)482-4110

January 18, Ypsilanti 6:30 p.m.
Ms. Gwen, interactive storyteller, celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.. at the  Whittaker Library. The audience will participate in interactive storytelling, songs and skits. For information (734)482-4110

January 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Spinners of Grand Rapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills School, 2550 Burritt St NW. For more information: Gloria Cangelosi, 616-821-4106. storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

January 19, 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

January 20, Detroit 11:00 a.m.
"A Pocket Full Of Stories". Pre-School at Tabernacle Baptist Church. 2080 W. Grand Blvd. Contact person is Ms. Houston @313-285-1917. The public is invited.

January 22, Grand Rapids 7:30 p.m.
A Winter's Night of Tales  presented by Story Spinners of Grand Rapids at the Blandford Nature Center. Variety of personal, folk, and  humorous stories for adults and youth (13+) $6.00   For information, contact (616) 821-4106

January 23, 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. New members welcome.

January 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

FEBRUARY

February 2, Detroit 6:30 p.m.
Gwendolyn Lewis will reenact "The Life of Coretta Scott King" at Pages Bookstore, 19560 Grand River. All ages are invited. Contact 313-479-7342 for additional information.

February 2, Battle Creek 6:00 p.m. Doors open / 7:00 p.m. sharp - stories begin
Mosaic: Storytelling Showcase sponsored by Battle Creek Enquirer in partnership with diverse organizations. At Warehouse Performance Venue, 1299 E. Columbia Ave. www.979WARE.com. Contacts: Michelle Frank, at 269-578-3726 or expcounts@gmail.com and Dick Strader, at 269-274-1812 or dstrader40@yahoo.com. Personal stories based on the theme “Home” featuring storytellers: Jeremy Andrews, Crystal Hernandez, Sarah Lawrence, Matt Lynn, Sheri Sherban, Dick Strader, Martha Thawnghmung, Sean Washington, Joyce Wilson and others. Cash Bar & Food Available for purchase. Tickets $5.00 with proceeds supporting “Safe Place,” Battle Creek’s local shelter for victims of domestic violence.

February 2, 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

February 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

February 4, Detroit 11:00 a.m.
Coretta Scott King Comes Alive". PACE SENIOR CENTER 260  McDougall . Contact person is Mr. John Elliott @313-288-7223.  The public is invited.

February 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:

February 5, Kalamazoo 5:00-8:00 p.m. February 6, 10 am- 5 pm
The 4th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum welcomes The Storytellers: Bob and Audrey, Ralph Stocker, Louie Miranda, Adam Mellema, Crawl Space Theater, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and Jennifer Pahl Otto to their lineup of storytellers.  The Festival is free, musicians and authors will be autographing and selling the materials, Festival t-shirts and book bags will also be available.  For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 6, Kalamazoo 10:00 a.m.
“Growing Family Stories” a 45-minute Workshop for Young Families presented by Judy Sima at the 4th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 6, Detroit 12:00 p.m.
The Detroit Historical Museum celebrates the “20th Annual Black Family History Day.” This annual looked for event is always a blast as Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents his highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation for families. Detroit Historical Museum-Auditorium, 5401 Woodward, Detroit. Free to the public. For info contact: 313-822-6483

February 7, Ann Arbor, 12:00 p.m.
Join award winning marketer, blogger and author Upasna Kakroo, for “Remarkable Storytelling Techniques: How to create your brand storyline online" as she helps guide you through the key marketing trend for 2016. Discover how to build a professional online brand and pitch your business story! Ann Arbor. $49 for a 3 hour workshop. Info: bit.ly/StorytellingCourses. Contact: connect@brandanew.co

February 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Sweethearts 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

February 8, Lansing 6:30-8:30 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.

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

February 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

February 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members.  Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers  or www.annarborstorytelling.org Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org      

February 16, Detroit 12:30 p.m.
"Once Upon A Time"  Pre-School at Elmwood Library at 550 Chene. Contact person is Ms Tracy Massey @ 313-481-4731. The public is invited

February 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 $8 at the door. This month’s theme:

February 19, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

February 20, Fraser 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 stories and workshop: “Historical Re-enactment.” 2:30 Business meeting. Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile. (1block west of Utica Road) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

February 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. New members welcome.

February 27, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Adults are guaranteed fun and thought provoking entertainment at the Ark Storytelling Festival featuring NPR raconteurs, Kevin Kling, Bill Harley and Michigan’s own, Yvonne Healy. www.theark.org Tickets: $20.

February 28, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
Storytelling for Kids at the Ark Storytelling Festival featuring  NPR raconteurs, Kevin Kling, Bill Harley and Michigan’s own, Yvonne Healy. www.theark.org. Tickets: $10.

February 28, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org



MARCH

March 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

March 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

March 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: “Excuses.”

March 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Lambs, Lions and 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

March 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

March 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members.  Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.orgInfo: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytellers.org

March 14, Lansing 6:30-8:30 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.

March 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

March 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 $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Joy” 

March 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 19 , 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 stories workshop: Trudy Bulklely “The Importance of Rhymes for Young Children,” 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty St. (west of Farmington, south of Grand River) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

March 24, Warren 6:30 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. Free and open to the public, Salvation Army of Warren, 24140 Mound Road, open to the public. For more information contact, Amanda Passmore, 586-754-7400.

March 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.

March 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org




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

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

October 29, 2015

November 2015

* 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 1, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS


MI Story is now on Facebook. Search #MIStorytelling in the search box or visit https://www.facebook.com/judy.sima1 to find the latest MI Story post – and please SHARE with all your Face book friends.

Call for Fringe Performances – Deadline November 14 for  the 2016 National Storytelling Conference, July 21-24 in Kansas City, MO. Eligibility and Application Information: http://www.storynet.org/conference/fringe.html

Call for Workshop Proposals –November 18 for the 2016 National Storytelling Conference, July 21-24 in Kansas City, MO. Application posted on www.storynet.org

Call for Fringe Performances – Deadline November 20 for the Northlands Confabulation April 29-May 1, 2016 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Application posed on www.northlands.net

NOVEMBER

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

November 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Clocks Strike for 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 3, 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

November 4, 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

November 5, Detroit7:30PM, Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers in association with the 30 Americans Exhibition, presents "TALES FROM THE FUNK with GEORGE CLINTON!" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Twisted Storytellers, Austen Brantley, Dwight "Skip" Stackhouse and funk master, GEORGE CLINTON! Musical Guest, "Queen of the Blues" Thornetta Davis with Dance Guests, Legacy Competition Dancers. Afterglow and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Detroit Institute of Arts -Detroit Film Theatre 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. For Tickets & Info visit:www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037

November  5 , 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: “Payback.”

November 9, Detroit 5:30 p.m.
“Funtales” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents a highly interactive and fun youth and family storytelling presentation. Corinthian Baptist Church, 1765 Caniff. Free to the public. For info contact: 313-822-6483

November 9, Lansing 6:30-8:30 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.

November 11, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

November 12-15, Arlington, VA
33rd annual “In the Tradition” National Association of Black Storytellers Conference and Festival. Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, ( 800) 266-9432. For workshops, concerts, special events check the website: http://www.nabsinc.org/2015-general-information

November 13, Livonia 7:00 p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 103 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 Gwendolyn Lewis, Alma Petrini, Judy Sima and Elizabeth Najduch 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 13, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
“Tellabration” The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents its 24th annual Storytelling Concert for Adults (ages 14 and older), at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor. Steve Daut will be the MC and guest storyteller.  Other featured tellers: Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge, Jane Fink, Leif Larsen, Lorelle Otis, Jennifer Otto, and duo of Simran Harvey and Susanna Zoumbaris.  Tickets are $15 at the door.  More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

November 13, Muskegon 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 5th annual Tellabration! - A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years old thru adult. These stories will entertain you, humor you, and stay with you long after the evening is over.
Muskegon Museum of Art,  96 W. Webster Avenue. Cost: $5.00 per person ( $15.00 for families) Contact:
 Ned@ 231-755-2383 carteredwin93@yahoo.com. www.yarnspinnersmuskegon.blogspot.com

November 15, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
Join us for jazzy stories told by the Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild members for preschool through grade five.  Pittsfiled Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. Directions to Library, 734-327-4200 or for more information email Laura Raynor at raynorl@aadl.org www.aadl.org

November 15, Skokie, IL 1:20-3:00 p.m.
Michigan’s own, Judy Sima 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. Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive. Information: Amanda Friedman 847-967-4884.

November 17, 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

November 17, 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 “Gifted”

November 20,  Mount Pleasant 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Come join Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers for our 20th year of Tellebrations!  New venue this year. 319 S. University Ave. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Michigan auditorium . Admission $5. For more details, click our events tab. Make plans with your family and friends to attend. It's going to be a fun night of storytelling! Visit us on Facebook. For further information, contact Carol Garner, 989-506-8829, or sdcagarner@yahoo.com.Michiganstorytellers.com

November 20, Tecumseh 7:30 p.m.
Corinne Stavish will tell stories and host the 2nd Annual Tecumseh Tellabration! at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N Maumee St. (517) 423-6617​. All are welcome to share a 5-minute story. Admission is $5. Contact Shelley Lim, slim@tecumseh.mi.us

November 21, Plymouth 11:00 a.m
Mary Grant will provide stories during the AARP of Michigan Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive & Luncheon at New Providence Baptist Church Banquet Center 18211 Plymouth Rd.

November 21, 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 a Workshop “How to Give a 15 Minute Workshops.” 2:30 Business meeting. Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

November 22, 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

November 23, Petoskey, 7:00 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. Free.  231-758-3121

November 28, 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.

DECEMBER

December 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

December 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: “Excuses.”

December 4-5, 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.

December 5, Detroit 5:15-7:15 p.m.
Bob and Audrey: “The Storytellers” will be featured at Noel Night. Detroit Public Library, Main Branch. 5201 Woodward

December 6, Detroit, 2:00 p.m.
Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights" as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Free with museum admission. Info: www.DIA.org For info contact: Emily Bowyer 734-968-7095

December 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“December Lights and 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

December 8, 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

December 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

December 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

December 11-12, 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.

December 13, 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

December 14, Lansing 6:30-8:30 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.

December 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 “Joy”

December 18-19, 26 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.

December 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers presents "GIFTS & MIRACLES, a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests, Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue. For Tickets & Info visit:www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037

December 19, 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 stories and Holiday Impromptus, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

December 20, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
“Fun with Kwanzaa” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams continues his highly interactive and educational storytelling presentations in support of the Detroit Institute of Arts “Stories at 2” program. 5200 Woodward. Free with museum admission. For info contact: Emily Bowyer 734-968-7095

December 26, 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.

JANUARY

January 5, 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

January 6, 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

January 7, 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.

January 11, Lansing 6:30-8:30 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.

January 13, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

January 14, 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

January 15, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

January 16, Livonia 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and a Workshop “Celebration of Life.” 2:30 Business meeting. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road. (Between Farmington and Merriman) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

January 19, 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

January 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

January 23, 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.

January 25, 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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