March 28, 2018

April 2018

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Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

Judy Sima  Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

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

April 1, 2018

 HIGHLIGHTS


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APRIL

April 1, Hastings 11:30 a.m.
Storyteller folk singer Robin Nott will present an April fool's program entitled "Fooling Around With Spring," for the family audience at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. The program will include humorous tales and participation songs about nature and spring.  Pierce Cedar Creek will offer their famous Easter brunch, with sittings at both 11:30 am and 1:00pm, Robin's performance will be at 12:15pm.  There is a fee for brunch, but the program is free, call to make reservations for brunch, 269-721-4190, no reservation needed for the performance.  Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is at 701 W. Cloverdale Rd.

April 3, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

April 5, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 7, East Lansing 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her Story Rhythms, music & storytelling program for families at Fiddle Scouts. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn. Contact: Tamiko Rothhorn, fiddlescouts@gmail.com

April 8, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  Sing a Song of Sixpence 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

April 10, Detroit 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
“Storytelling Symposium” Wayne County Community College District-School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development hosts Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams in an entertaining and educational series using storytelling to develop critical thinking skills, exploring the imagination and develop self-confidence and effective public speaking skills. WCCCD-Eastern Campus, 5901 Connor, For info contact: 313-496-2526. Free and open to the public.


April 10, Aurelius 2:00 p.m. and Williamston 6:00 p.m.
Reminisce about the rural one and two-room schools with Lois Keel as the school teacher at the Capital Area District Libraries.  Aurelius Branch Library, 1939 South Aurelius Road (mailing address is Mason 48854), 517-628-3743 and Williamston Branch Library, 201 School Street, 517-655-1191,

April 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

April 12, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com.

April 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 14, Mount Pleasant 1:00 p.m.
Stories Superabound! Near and Far - Family Storytelling Celebration! Come listen to delightful, fun, traditional and crafted-original stories performed by Mid-Michigan Area StoryTellers, Joe Remenar, Jan Drzyzga, Carol Garner, and Eileen Delorenzo. Broadway Theater, 216 East Broadway. (989) 772-2075. www.friendsofthebroadway.org/events.
$5 Admission

April 14, Jackson 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Stories of Connection: an evening of storytelling with Emmy Award winning, nationally known Storyteller, Jim May and local storyteller Steve Daut. This event features stories that highlight the ways we are all connected as members of our society and planet. The $40 fee includes dinner, and profits from the event support Saturday Morning Challengers, a bowling league for people with developmental disabilities. Sandhill Crane Winery, 4724 Walz Road, Tickets MUST be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-connection-tickets-40158242384?aff=eac2

April 16, Detroit 6:00 p.m.
“Storytelling Symposium” Wayne County Community College District-School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development hosts Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams in an entertaining and educational series using storytelling to develop critical thinking skills, exploring the imagination and develop self-confidence and effective public speaking skills. WCCCD-Downtown Campus, 1001 W. Fort St. For info contact: 313-496-2526. Free and open to the public.

April 16, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

April 16, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"PSA." Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about how we can learn from their mistakes. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

April 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

April 17, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

April 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m. Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin
The Moth Main Stage, City Opera House, 106 E Front St. www.themoth.org

April 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 21, 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 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Schoolcraft College, Lower Waterman, VisTa Tech Center. 19600 Haggerty (at 7 Mile) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org 

April 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 22, Otisville 12:00 p.m. Doors Open, 1:00 p.m. Program Begins
 "Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln" by Pam Dawson, storyteller. Otisville Historical Museum, Forest Township Hall, 100 E. Main St. (Otisville, 10 miles N. of Davison) Cost: $12.00 per person, must have ticket in advance. Ticket sales end April 18th. Call Peggy Banks 810-631-6659.

April 26-29, Madison WS
Northlands Storytelling Network presents its annual “Confabulation” with 90-minute workshops, concerts, Triple X Story Slam (“Sex, Drugs and Other Entertainments”), Story Swaps, Fringes, Intensive 3 hour workshops (Jeff Doyle “Mapping Your Creativity,” and a 4 hour Master Class with Beth Horner (Powerful Story Presentation: A Coaching Master Class). Michigan Presenters: Concert performers: Barbara Schutzgruber (Friday night Ghost Stories), Jeff Doyle, Jennifer Otto, Patti Smith (Sunday Story Showcase). Workshop Presenters: Judy Sima, “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts,” Barbara Schutzgruber (with Dorothy Cleveland)  "Surviving Trauma Through Story"  Fringe performers: Eileen DeLorenzo and Jennifer Otto, Steve Daut

April 28, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

MAY

May 1 Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

May 1, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

May 3, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

May 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  Daffy-down-dilly and Mother Goose Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Free.  734-769-3115

May 7, Kalamazoo 9:30 and11:30 a.m.
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum will present free spring entertainment for the whole family. Storyteller folk singer Robin Nott will present "The Trick of the Tale," a 50 minute program encouraging families to tell stories from their lives. Nott will demonstrate the value of life stories, and engage the audience in using their "story generators (their imaginations)" to recall and tell interesting stories from their lives.  Each family will leave with a "story spark" sheet to use at home.  Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 N. Rose St. 269-373-7990.

May 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

May 10, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

May 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

May 15, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

May 15, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

May 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

May 19, Northville 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, 2:30 Business meeting. Location Northville Public Library, 212 W Cady (west of Center St., South of W Main St). 248-349-3020. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

May 21, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

May 21, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"Toe to Toe." Scheduled performers will get in the ring (that is, take the stage) to tell true stories about fights. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

May 26, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

May 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

JUNE

June 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents their spring concert at the Northwest Activity Center featuring storyteller, Oba William King from Dallas Texas.

June 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  “Up the Hill with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Free.  734-769-3115

June 5, Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

June 5, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

June 7, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

June 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

June 14, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

June 14, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

June 15, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

June 16, 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 and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty St. ( W of Farmington, S of Grand River) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

June 16, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"PSA." Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about how we can learn from their mistakes. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

June 18, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

June 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

June 19, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

June 23, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome

June 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

June 30, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 35th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com


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March 2018

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

 Judy Sima  Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

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

March 1, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS


MARCH

March 1, Newaygo 7:00 p.m.
Discover WWI's "Hello Girls", the bilingual phone operators, then fought for 60 years for veterans status as Lois Keel brings the story and songs alive as Michigan's Oleda Joure Christedes.  It's at the Newaygo Public Library, 44 North State Road, 231-652-6723, .  Free to the public

March 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.themoth.org   Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

March 3, St Clair Shores 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate March is Reading Month with” Books Come Alive” an interactive storytelling program for the entire family with the Pied Piper of Storytelling, Judy Sima at the St Clair Public Library, 22500 Eleven Mile Rd, 586-771-9020, www.scslibrary.org

March 3, Mount Pleasant 11:00 a.m.
Words Spoken, Lives Shared - Intergenerational Stories of Wisdom. A unique performance workshop of traditional tales and personal stories mirroring each other. Storytellers, Joe Remenar, Jennifer Otto, and Eileen DeLorenzo. Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, 111 E Broadway St. Contact Jeff Silverman, 989-773-3689, Facebook Event, $10 for Adults and Families

March 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  March in Time with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Free.  734-769-3115


March 6, Livonia 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her “Ribbit, Oink, Blacksheep Have You Any Stories?” workshop for teens at the library. Livonia Sandburg Library, 30100 West 7 Mile Road. Contact: Ken Bignotti, 248-893-4010

March 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

March 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

March 8, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month.We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

March 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

March 10, Mount Pleasant 11:00 a.m.
Words Spoken, Lives Shared - Transformation - Stories of love, courage and strength. A unique performance workshop of traditional tales and personal stories mirroring each other. Storytellers, Joe Remenar, Jennifer Otto, and Eileen DeLorenzo. Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, 111 E Broadway St. Contact Jeff Silverman, 989-773-3689, Facebook Event, $10 for Adults and Families

March 10, Howell Doors Open 7:00 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.
The Lost Diaries of Adam and Eve Eve & Adam. Join Jeff Doyle and Ingrid Nixon for the world premiere of their wonderful twist on the creation story told from Adam and Eve’s point of view. Who knew that Eve and Adam actually kept diaries? You have heard the Bible stories. Now find out how Eve and Adam actually felt about suddenly appearing in the garden with no directions and no manual of how to navigate their way through life, relationships and children.The Lost Diaries of Eve and Adam was coached by Antonio Rocha. This project is supported in part by funding from the National Storytelling Network. Location: the Howell Opera House. 128 W. Grand River. www.howelloperahouse.com. $15 Purchase online at  www.howelloperahouse.com or call (517) 540-0065. Info: Jeff Doyle, Jeff@myblueape.com

March 14, 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 14, Jackson 6:00 p.m. Dinner/Storytelling
Stories of Connection: an evening of storytelling with Emmy Award winning, nationally known Storyteller, Jim May and local storyteller Steve Daut. This event features stories that highlight the ways we are all connected as members of our society and planet. The $40 fee includes dinner, and profits from the event support Saturday Morning Challengers, a bowling league for people with developmental disabilities. Sandhill Crane Winery, 4724 Walz Road, Tickets MUST be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-connection-tickets-40158242384?aff=eac2

March 16, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 17, Mount Pleasant 11:00 a.m.
Words Spoken, Lives Shared Compassion - Humorous stories of perseverance and acceptance. A unique performance workshop of traditional tales and personal stories mirroring each other. Storytellers, Joe Remenar, Jennifer Otto, and Eileen DeLorenzo. Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, 111 E Broadway St.Contact Jeff Silverman, 989-773-3689, Facebook Event, $10 for Adults and Families

March 17, 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 stories and workshop”, 2:30 Business meeting. Timothy Lutheran Church, 8820 Wayne Road (Between Ann Arbor Tail and Joy Rd). Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951 www.DetroitStorytelling.org   

March 19, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

March 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"Lie Like a Rug."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about major lies they've told or been told. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

March 20, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

March 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

March 22, Battle Creek 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
Mosaic Storytelling Concert featuring community leaders sharing personal stories on the topic “Surprise.” First Congregational Church of Battle Creek, 145 Capital Ave, NE. Tickets $7.00 at the door. For information: Dick Strader, dstrader40@yahoo.com or 269-274-1812

March 23-25, Plymouth, MA 
Northeast Storytelling Conference - Sharing the Fire, Michigan storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber teams up with Dorothy Cleveland (MN) to present their workshop "Sex, Death and Violence - Telling the Unspeakable Story " at the Northeast Storytelling conference Sharing the Fire.
https://www.nestorytelling.org/projects-listing/overview-of-stf-2018/

March 24, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

March 24, Livonia 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Story League presents its 7th annual: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 with stories, music and audience participation. Featuring Richard Paul, ventriloquist, storytellers: Laura Franklin and Carolyn Graves, and special guest, 9 year old, Alicen Felder. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $5 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 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

March 27, Romeo 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her Story Rhythms, music & storytelling program for families at the library. Romeo District Library/Kezar Branch, 107 Church St, Romeo, MI. Contact: Jeanette Smith, 586-752-2583

APRIL

April 3, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

April 5, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 7, East Lansing 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her Story Rhythms, music & storytelling program for families at Fiddle Scouts. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn. Contact: Tamiko Rothhorn, fiddlescouts@gmail.com

April 8, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  Sing a Song of Sixpence 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


April 10, Aurelius 2:00 p.m. and Williamston 6:00 p.m.
Reminisce about the rural one and two-room schools with Lois Keel as the school teacher at the Capital Area District Libraries.  Aurelius Branch Library, 1939 South Aurelius Road (mailing address is Mason 48854), 517-628-3743 and Williamston Branch Library, 201 School Street, 517-655-1191,

April 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

April 12, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month.We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

April 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 14, Mount Pleasant 1:00 p.m.
Stories Superabound! Near and Far - Family Storytelling Celebration! Come listen to delightful, fun, traditional and crafted-original stories performed by Mid-Michigan Area StoryTellers, Joe Remenar, Jan Drzyzga, Carol Garner, and Eileen DeLorenzo. Broadway Theater, 216 East Broadway. (989) 772-2075. www.friendsofthebroadway.org/events.
$5 Admission

April 16, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

April 16, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"PSA." Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about how we can learn from their mistakes. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

April 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

April 17, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

April 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m. Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin
The Moth Main Stage, A curated event featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with our directors. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge. City Opera House, 106 E Front St. www.themoth.org.

April 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 21, TBD 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, 2:30 Business meeting. Location TBD. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

April 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 22, Otisville 12:00 p.m. Doors Open, 1:00 p.m. Program Begins
 "Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln" by Pam Dawson, storyteller. Otisville Historical Museum, Forest Township Hall, 100 E. Main St. (Otisville, 10 miles N. of Davison) Cost: $12.00 per person, must have ticket in advance. Ticket sales end April 18th. Call Peggy Banks 810-631-6659.

April 27-29, Madison WS
Northlands Storytelling Network presents its annual “Confabulation” with 90-minute workshops, concerts, Triple X Story Slam (“Sex, Drugs and Other Entertainments”), Story Swaps, Fringes, Intensive 3 hour workshops (Jeff Doyle “Mapping Your Creativity,” and a 4 hour Master Class with Beth Horner (Powerful Story Presentation: A Coaching Master Class). Michigan Presenters: Concert performers: Barbara Schutzgruber (Friday night Ghost Stories), Jeff Doyle, Jennifer Otto, Patti Smith (Sunday Story Showcase). Workshop Presenters: Judy Sima, “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts,” Barbara Schutzgruber (with Dorothy Cleveland)  "Surviving Trauma Through Story"  Fringe performers: Eileen DeLorenzo and Jennifer Otto, Steve Daut

April 28, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

MAY

May 1 Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

May 1, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

May 3, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

May 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  Daffy-down-dilly and Mother Goose Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Free.  734-769-3115

May 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

May 10, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month.We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

May 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

May 15, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

May 15, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

May 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

May 19, Northville 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, 2:30 Business meeting. Location Northville Public Library, 212 W Cady (west of Center St., South of W Main St). 248-349-3020. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

May 21, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

May 21, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"Toe to Toe." Scheduled performers will get in the ring (that is, take the stage) to tell true stories about fights. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

May 26, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

May 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers
 
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February 1, 2018
HIGHLIGHTS

As this month's issue is being prepared, software problems are still being corrected.    If you are seeing information cut off, you have the apologies of the webmaster.  You may email me at LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez and I will provide the information you may need.  This site uses Blogger, which is not truly WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) and a problem with template width has begun where it never appeared in the past.  I am trying to get this corrected, but have already spent hours on it.  If a correction becomes available, this version of February 2018 will be taken down and the full-width version put online.


Attention Storytellers: The 2018-2021 Michigan Humanities Touring Directory Application is now open. Deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2018
http://www.michiganhumanities.org/touring-grants/2018-2021-arts-humanities-touring-directory-application/

If you are a novice storyteller and have never been to a storytelling conference - have I got a deal for you! The Northlands Storytelling Network is offering four New Voices Scholarships to the 2018 Confabulation in Madison, WS April 27-29, in 2018 to individuals new to storytelling. The Scholarships include the Conference. Fee and Lodging. Deadline: February 15. Go to www.Northlands.net to download application. If you've never been to Northlands, ya gotta go! You can contact me if you have any questions: Judy@JudySima.com . (Please share with your Friends)

FEBRUARY

February 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

February 2, Kalamazoo, 5:00-8 p.m.
5th annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum .Musician and artist Dan Smith will showcase his family portraits, as well as perform Friday night at 5. Author Deanna Scelzo will share and autograph her books Winter In My "Hood" and "Chillin" In The Barn, illustrated by Dan Smith. Entertainer Louie from New York will provide back-to-back concerts with family songs at 6 and 7 p.m. 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 3, Kalamazoo, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5the annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival. Michigan author Lisa Wheeler kicks off the Festival Saturday morning at 9:30. Comedian, actor, motivational speaker, and storyteller Tim Cusack will entertain with family stories at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one and join us for a family concert by Gemini at 1 p.m. La’Ron Williams weaves stories at 2:30, followed by Elisha “Mother” Minter at 4:30 p.m. 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 5, Alpena 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. Alpena Public Library, 211 N 1st Ave., Contact: Jessica Luther, 989-356-6188. jluther@alpenalibrary.org. Event is free to the public.

February 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open,  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

February 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

February 8, Novi 7:00 p.m.
“Thank God for Michigan!” and “Its Underground Railroad" with Lois Keel bringing to life Liberetta Lerich Green, a volunteer on the Underground Railroad. Learn the role Michigan played from the viewpoint of someone growing up in a pioneer southeastern Michigan family committed to abolition.  Free program by the Novi Historical Commission at the Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, 248-349-0720, or register at http://host.evanced.info/novi/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

February 8, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month.We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com

February 10, Detroit 1:00 p.m.
Africa-American War Heroes..Fact or Fiction. Storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis will engage the audience with known and unknown facts about our heroes and heroines who gave their lives for our country. You may contact Ms. Massey at Elmwood Library. 550 Chene St. at 313-877-8014.  Free and open to the public.

February 14, 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 16, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

February 17, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
African-American Heroes...Be It Fact or Fiction.  Storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis will engage the audience with know and unknown facts about our heroes and heroines who gave their lives for our country.  You may contact Ms. Hyland at Conely Library, 4600 Martin St. at 313-481-1590.  Free and open to the public

February 17, 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, 2:30 Business meeting. Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile Road (1 block west of Utica Road), 586-293-2055. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

February 18,  Detroit, 1:00 p.m.
Storyteller Mary J. Grant will share a Historical reenactment of the life and influences of Sojourner Truth. This family friendly event for all ages is a one woman show which depicts the entire life of Sojourner Truth  -- Wilder Branch Library 7140 Seven Mile E. (cross street Van Dyke) 313-481-1872  http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/branch/wilder

February 19, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. New location -  Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

February 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Love Craptually," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about good love gone bad.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

February 20, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

February 20, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

February 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

February 24, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

February 24, Detroit Noon-1pm
Family fun galore at the highly anticipated annual “African American Family History Day” featuring Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams trademark wit, wisdom and humor. Come early, last year’s highly interactive, educational and fun presentation packed the auditorium at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward. Free and open to the public. For info, contact Casie Blovsky, 313-833-1801

February 24, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
The Ark’s 31st Annual Storytelling Festival, A MICHIGAN STORYTELLING SHOWCASE, highlights Michigan storytellers this year. MC Steve Daut will lead off with a story, followed by Patti Smith, Jane Fink, Barbra Schutzgruber and Jeff Doyle. At the Ark, 316 S. Main. For more information, go to www.theark.org, or call the Michigan Union Ticket office at (734) 763-8587. Tickets: $20

February 25, Northwest Detroit 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Storyteller Mary J. Grant will share her personal stories at the African American Family Book Event – Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd. These highly interactive stories will have laughter and learning. This will be a family event and all ages are welcome. Mary will be sharing her stories at 1:00 p. m.

February 25, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
The Ark’s 31st Annual Storytelling Festival, STORYTELLING FOR KIDS, highlights Michigan storytellers this year. MC for the event will be Laura Raynor, and the tellers will be Eileen DeLorenzo and Genot Picor, to provide a fun and diverse program with a lot of interaction for the whole family. At the Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. For more information, go to www.theark.org, or call the Michigan Union Ticket office at (734) 763-8587. Tickets: $10

February 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net . Meetings are free.

MARCH

March 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.themoth.org   Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

March 3, St Clair Shores 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate March is Reading Month with Book Come Alive storytelling program for families at the St Clair Public Library,

22500 Eleven Mile Rd, 586-771-9020, www.scslibrary.org
March 6, Livonia 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her “Ribbit, Oink, Blacksheep Have You Any Stories?” workshop for teens at the library. Livonia Sandburg Library, 30100 West 7 Mile Road. Contact: Ken Bignotti, 248-893-4010

March 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.
March 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

March 8, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month.We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

March 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.  Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!   Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main Free but donations accepted.  Info: www.annarborstorytelling.org   or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

March 14, 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 16, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 17, 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 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Timothy Lutheran Church, 8820 Wayne Road (Between Ann Arbor Tail and Joy Rd). Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951 www.DetroitStorytelling.org    

March 19, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

March 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Love Craptually," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about good love gone bad.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

March 20, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

March 20, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

March 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

March 23-25, Plymouth, MA 
Northeast Storytelling Conference - Sharing the Fire, Michigan storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber teams up with Dorothy Cleveland (MN) to present their workshop "Sex, Death and Violence - Telling the Unspeakable Story " at the Northeast Storytelling conference Sharing the Fire.  https://www.nestorytelling.org/projects-listing/overview-of-stf-2018/

March 24, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

March 24, Livonia 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Story League presents its 7th annual: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 with stories, music and audience participation. Featuring Richard Paul, ventriloquist, storytellers: Laura Franklin and Carolyn Graves, and special guest, 9 year old, Alicen Felder. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $5 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 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.      
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact: Laura Lee Hayes, lauragami@provide.net. Meetings are free.

March 27, Romeo 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her Story Rhythms, music & storytelling program for families at the library. Romeo District Library/Kezar Branch,107 Church St, Romeo, MI. Contact: Jeanette Smith, 586-752-2583

APRIL

April 3, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

April 5, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 7, East Lansing 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her Story Rhythms, music & storytelling program for families at Fiddle Scouts. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn. Contact: Tamiko Rothhorn, fiddlescouts@gmail.com

April 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

April 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.  Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!   Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main Free but donations accepted.  Info: www.annarborstorytelling.org   or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 16, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

April 16, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Love Craptually," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about good love gone bad.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com

April 17, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month.We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com

April 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

April 17, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

April 20, Traverse City 7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin
The Moth Main Stage, City Opera House, 106 E Front St. www.themoth.org

April 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 21, TBD 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, 2:30 Business meeting. Location TBD. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

April 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.        
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact: Laura Lee Hayes, lauragami@provide.net. Meetings are free. 

April 28, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.


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