May 31, 2018

June 2018

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar
Free Since 2001

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

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

June 1, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS


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JUNE

June 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “A Family Friendly Eveing of Storytelling for Grown Folks” featuring storyteller, Oba William King from Dallas Texas. At the Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd., Advanced tickets $10, tickets at the door $15. Tickets available at Detroit Book City, 2436 Greenfield, Rd., Suite 350, Southfield. 248-209-6880. For more information call DABS 313-442-3227 or www.thedetroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

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 7, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Beginnings and Endings. 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 12, Belding 1:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents Rock and Read. Tricia encourgaes kids to keep singing, keep smiling and always, always, keep on reading!  This program is interactive, fun, and a great way to integrate music, learning, reading and fun! Family friendly, and free to the public. Alvah N Belding Library, 302 N. Main. Contact Stefanie Reed 616-794-1450.  bel@coop.org

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, Bath 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Rain date August 2.
 Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents Songs and Stories for all, a kids concert for ages 1-101. Bath Farmer's Market. Tricia offers the opportunity for kids, parents and grandparents to act out stories together with puppets and props, as well as participate with songs using simple instruments as bonding tools to generate fun and warm feelings of family in this one of a kind experience for kids and families.  Bring a blanket to sit on the ground, or just hang out at picnic tables and dance on the grass. Fun for all. Contact: Rebecca Goodwin, Bath Township Parks and Recreation. 517-647-6728  ext 131  rgoodwin@bathtownship.us

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 participate or just enjoy our annual Story Slam storytelling Contest. Tell a 5-7 minute true story that happened to you based on the theme “Destinations.” Business meeting. Farmington  Branch Library, 23500 Liberty St. ( W of Farmington, S of Grand River) Information or RSVP: 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, Jamestown 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents "Rock and Read" at Patmos Public Library. Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep on reading! This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Family friendly too. Contact: Amber McClain, Youth Services Librarian, Patmos Library. 616-896-9798 x 18.  jamam@llcoop.org

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, Detroit Noon-1:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams regales the Oakman Boulevard Community with a Junteenth celebration. Bring your funnybone and thinking cap to this highly interactive, entertaining, educational and fun family event. Detroit Public Library-Parkman Branch, 1766 Oakman Blvd. Free and open to the public. For info contact: Arlene Reese 313-481-1300.

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 20, Standish 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Health and Safety day that is open to the public. Tunes and Tales by Tricia will provide puppetry, stories, and musical entertainment on the grounds throughout the event, culminating with a children's concert from 1-1:45 p.m.  Family fun for all ages. Caring Bear Picnic, 805 West Cedar.  Free. Contact: Kelly Keuhnemunt, Community Relations, St. Marys of Michigan 989-846-3445kellykeuhnemund@ascension.org  

June 21, Mount Pleasant 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. This event is free. Look for the Parks and Recreation blue canopy. 331 North Main Street.Contact: Cara Auda, 989-779-5338

June 21, Dearborn 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Celebrating the summer solstice, Henry Ford Village presents, “The Longest Day,” a day long series of fun and educational activities for senior citizens. Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams wraps up the day with his presentation, “Stories…not just for kids.” Henry Ford Village-Great Lakes Club House, 15101 Ford Rd, Dearborn.
Free for senior citizens. For info contact: 313-822-6483.

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 23, Gross Pointe Shores 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share songs and fairy tales as a part of the The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Fairy Tale Festival. 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, www.fordhouse.org for ticket info

June 23, Detroit 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams will lead a “Storytelling Under the Stars” program in Eliza Howell Park as MC, guide and a fun evening storytelling performance in the park. Eliza Howell Park, 23751 Fenkell. Free and open to the public. For info contact: Carrie Morris 734-545-0589.

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 26, Vestaburg 10:30 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents"Rock and Read", at Richland Library. Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading! The program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Families welcome. Please feel free to join in and sing too. Richland Township Library, 8821 Third Street.Contact: Sherma Horracks, Richland Library director, 989-268-5044. rtl@richlandtownshiplibrary.com

June 27, Union City 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for
this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program. Co-sponsored by Dearth Union Township Library &
Community Unlimited - 430 St. Joseph Street. Contact: Judy Gottschalk, 517-741-5061

June 27, Hudsonville 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Patmos
Library, 2445 Riley St., Contact: Amber McLain, 616-896-9798

June 27, Coleman 10:00 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents, "Rock and Read", at Coleman Library. Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading!  This program is interactive, fun and free to the public.  Families are not only welcome, they are encouraged to sing along! Coleman Public Library, 111 First St. Contact: Amy, Youth Services, Coleman Public Library, 989-465-6398   colemanarealibrary@gmail.com

June 28, Birmingham 10:30 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents, "Rock and Read" Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading!  This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public.  Families welcome to come and join in the fun! Baldwin Public Library, 300 W Merrill St. Contact: Caroline Salucci, Youth Services, 248-647-1700  carolinesalucci@baldwinlib.org

June 28, Lansing 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Capital
Area District Foster Branch Library, 200 N Foster Ave. Contact: Jean Bolley, 517-485-5185

June 29, Allen Park 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Allen
Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Park Road, Allen Park, Contact: Brandi Swinehart, 313-381-2425

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

JULY

Many Storytelling groups take a break in summer. Email or call to see if your favorite group is meeting in July and August

July 1, Warren, 12:30 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share an enchanting and interactive music and storytelling program for families at the Warren Farmers Market, Warren City Center, One City Square. Site phone: 586-574-4520

July 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

July 5, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Journeys. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

July 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

July 7, Flint 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for
this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E Kearsley St.
Contact: Leslie Acevedo, 810-232-7111

July 7, 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

July 9, DeWitt 10:30 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents "Rock and Read".  Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading! This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Families welcome to come and join in also! DeWitt Public Library, 13101 Schavey Rd. Contact: Mindy Schafer, youth coordinator, 517-669-3156  youthservices@dewittlibrary.org

July 10, Hastings  6:00 p.m.
Take a journey with storyteller, Judy Sima as she shares “My Mother’s Voice” the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Following the storytelling, audience members are invited to share stories of their own families using a series of “Conversation Starters.” Historic Charlton Park, 2545 S, Charlton Park Road. The event is free abd part of their “Power of Children” exhibit. For more information, contact Shannon Pinkster, 269-945-3775. Spinkster@barrycounty.org  www.CharltonPark.org

July 11, Vassar 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Bullard
Sanford Memorial Library, 520 W Huron Ave.Contact: Sarah Barber, 989-282-3441

July 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

July 12, Evart MI 1:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia present "Rock and Read". Tricia encourages kids to keep singing , keep smiling , and always, always, keep reading!  This program is designed to be interactive and fun.  Free to the public.  Families are encouraged to join in the musical frivolity! Evart Public Library, 104 N. Main. Contact:  Lilas Vanscoyoc,  librarian,  231-734-5542 

July 12, Holly, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Bullard
Holly Township Library, 1116 N. Saginaw St., Holly, Contact: Tara Kanon, 248-634-1764

July 12, White Lake Township 6:30pm.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS).  Themes for July is Journeys; Meetings are at the Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Road.  Contact: Pam Dawson, pdawsonusa (at) gmail.com (248)-245-1499 or   http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/

July 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

July 14, 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

July 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 

July 17, Frankenmuth 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for
this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program at the Frankenmuth Wickson District Library, 359 S
Franklin St, Frankenmuth, Contact: Pam Williams, 989-652-8323

July 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

July 18, 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

July 19, Mount Pleasant 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. This event is free. Look for the Parks and Recreation blue canopy. 331 North Main Street.Contact: Cara Auda, 989-779-5338

July 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

July 21, Delton 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Lois Sprengnether Keel as the One-Room Schoolteacher at the Bernard Museum for the Brown School Reunion, which is also open to the public.  Tour Brown School and enjoy a look back at how school was in Michigan when one and two-room schools were common.  This is free, but a donation is suggested for the museum.  Bernard Historical Society & Museum, 7135 W. Delton Road.  https://www.bernardmuseum.org/general-info

July 21, 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

July 23 - 27, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to
students from (5 to 14) Heritage Park, Farmington Road. (Camp fee)
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx  or call (248) 473-1859

July 24, Kansas City, MO 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Youth, Educators, Storytelling Alliance annual pre-conference. Storytelling methods and strategies as used in grades K-12. Using Storytelling in the Modern Classroom: A Panel Discussion, Lies My Teacher Told Me: How Storytelling Can Engage Students in History’s Absent Narratives, Storytelling and Science: The “I-Wonder” Model of Science Teaching, Break-Out Sessions with Contributors to Science with Storytelling. YES Sig members $100, non-members $140. Register: https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference

July 26, Kansas City, MO 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Producers and Organizers (PRO) Pre-Summit Workshop: Getting to Know You: Partnerships and Sponsorships. NSN/PRO SIG members $20, non-members $30. Register: https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference

July 26, Kansas City, MO 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Storytelling in Higher Education:“Storytelling and Social Justice in Higher Education” NSN/SHE members: $35, non-members $55. Register: https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference

July 26, Kansas City, MO 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Healing Story Alliance (HSA) Pre-Summit Workshop. Daring Acts: Cultivating Resilience and Wholeness through Story. NSN/HSA SIG members $30 non-members $40. Register:  https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference

July 26-28, Kansas City, MO
Annual National Storytelling Network Summit. Network with storytellers from around the country and enjoy workshops, concerts, Master Classes, Fringes, Showcase Performances and story swaps. Register https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference . Michigan connections: Judy Sima workshop “Raising Voices: Creating Youth Storytelling Groups and Troupes; Fringe performances by: Jeff Doyle (“Lost letters of Eve and Adam”) Eileen Delorenzo and Jennifer Otto (“Nothing New”) Steve Daut (“A Village and Then Some”)

July 23, Lansing 2:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents "Rock and Read". Tricia encourages kids to keep singing , keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading! This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Familes are encouraged to join in the fun too! Delta Twp Library, 5130 Davenport Dr. Contact: Becky LeBoeuf, Youth Services, 517-321-4014      bleboeuf@dtdl.org

July 28, 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

July 29, Ft. Hunter, NY, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for the kick off of another terrific year of Not Just for Kids Storytelling at the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center with nationally acclaimed storyteller, Corinne Stavish, as she shares: All in the Family: Three Generations of Journeys and Guilt Trips. Event is free to the public. 129 Schoharie  Street, Ft. Hunter, NY. 518.829.7517, https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=27-21311.1.1

July 30 - Aug 3, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to
students from (5 to 14) Heritage Park, Farmington Road. (Camp fee)
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx  or call (248) 473-1859

July 31, Charlotte 11:00 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents, "Rock and Read". Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep readingThis program is interactive, fun and free to the public. Families are encouraged to join in the musical fun! Charlotte Public Library.Contact: Christina Stuck, youth services librarian, 517-543-8868  stuckc@charlottelibrary.org 
 
August

August, White Lake
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) does NOT meet, but welcomes new members to their meetings starting again in September with a theme of Animals. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

August 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

August 4, 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

August 6 - 10, Farmington Hills  Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling tostudents from (5 to 14) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, (Camp fee)
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx or call (248) 473-1859

August 7, 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

August 8, Center Line 6:00-8:30 p.p.m
Judy Sima (the Fairy Godmother of Storytelling) presents “Awaken Your Inner Storyteller” In this highly interactive, fun filled two-hour workshop, Judy guides participants through a series of exercises that bring cherished memories to life and capture family tales before they disappear. Center Line Public Library, 7345 Weingartz. To register for this free workshop contact: Wesleyann Johnson, 586-758-8275. wjohnson@centerline.gov

August 8, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

August 9, Mount Pleasant 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. This event is free. Look for the Parks and Recreation blue canopy. 331 North Main Street. Contact: Cara Auda, 989-779-5338

August 11, Harrison Township 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L'Anse Creuse, Ste. A, Harrison Township, Contact: Julie Dries, 586-329-1261

August 11, 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

August 14, Shepherdstown, WV 7:30 p.m.
The Speak Story Series features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Reynolds Hall at Shepherd University, 109 North King Street, info@speakstoryseries.com or https://www.speakstoryseries.com/tickets/ 304.886.9481

August 15, East Tawas 6:30-7:30
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 Iosco County Historical Museum, 405 W. Bay Street, 231-652-6723. Free to the public http://www.ioscomuseum.net/

August 18, Detroit 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

August 18, 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

August 20, 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 

August 21, 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

August 21, Farmington Hills 1:00 p.m.                                                                   
The Holocaust Memorial Center features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Free. Open to the Public. Contact  248.553.2400 https://www.holocaustcenter.org/programs

August 25, 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

August 29, Farmington Hills, 10:30 - 11:15 am
Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, Contact: Laura E. Scott,
248-848-4315. Karen Bonnici will share an enchanting and interactive music and storytelling program for families at the Farmington


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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 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, Dearborn Heights 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy Anansi the Spider tales with Lois Keel and her puppets.  Anansi tales have traveled from Africa to the Caribbean and some of the United States. Dearborn Heights John F. Kennedy Jr. Library, 24602 Van Born Rd., Contact: 313-791-6050. Event is free to the public.

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 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

May 30, Traverse City, 6:00 p.m.
"Tour de Story." Here:Say Storytelling and Norte are again teaming up to meld storytelling and biking with a slow, community bicycle ride beginning at F&M Park, ending at The Little Fleet and with three stops at neighborhood parks in between to break for stories. Meet @ F&M at 5:45. Rolling at 6. heresaytc@gmail.com.

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. Advanced tickets $10, tickets at the door $15.

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 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 7, White Lake Township 6:30 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS). Theme for the month is Beginnings/Endings; Meetings are at the Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Road.  Contact: Pam Dawson, pdawsonusa (at) gmail.com (248)-245-1499 or   http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/


June 12, Belding 1:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents Rock and Read. Tricia encourgaes kids to keep singing, keep smiling and always, always, keep on reading!  This program is interactive, fun, and a great way to integrate music, learning, reading and fun! Family friendly, and free to the public. Alvah N Belding Library, 302 N. Main. Contact Stefanie Reed 616-794-1450.  bel@coop.org

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, Bath 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
 Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents Songs and Stories for all, a kids concert for ages 1-101. Bath Farmer's Market. Tricia offers the opportunity for kids, parents and grandparents to act out stories together with puppets and props, as well as participate with songs using simple instruments as bonding tools to generate fun and warm feelings of family in this one of a kind experience for kids and families.  Bring a blanket to sit on the ground, or just hang out at picnic tables and dance on the grass. Fun for all. Raindate August 2. Contact: Rebecca Goodwin, Bath Township Parks and Recreation. 517-647-6728  ext 131  rgoodwin@bathtownship.us

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. Special event - Story Slam. Guests are invited to tell a 5 minute personal true story on the theme: Destinations. Prize for winning story. 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, Jamestown 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents "Rock and Read" at Patmos Public Library. Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep on reading! This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Family friendly too. Contact: Amber McClain, Youth Services Librarian, Patmos Library. 616-896-9798 x 18.  jamam@llcoop.org

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 20, Standish 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Health and Safety day that is open to the public. Tunes and Tales by Tricia will provide puppetry, stories, and musical entertainment on the grounds throughout the event, culminating with a children's concert from 1-1:45 p.m.  Family fun for all ages. Caring Bear Picnic, 805 West Cedar.  Free. Contact: Kelly Keuhnemunt, Community Relations, St. Marys of Michigan 989-846-3445kellykeuhnemund@ascension.org      

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 26, Vestaburg  10:30 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents"Rock and Read", at Richland Library. Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading! The program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Families welcome. Please feel free to join in and sing too. Richland Township Library, 8821 Third Street.Contact: Sherma Horracks, Richland Library director, 989-268-5044. rtl@richlandtownshiplibrary.com

June 27, Union City 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program. Co-sponsored by Dearth Union Township Library & Community Unlimited - 430 St. Joseph Street. Contact: Judy Gottschalk, 517-741-5061

June 27, Hudsonville 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Patmos
Library, 2445 Riley St., Contact: Amber McLain, 616-896-9798

June 27, Coleman 10:00 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents, "Rock and Read", at Coleman Library. Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading!  This program is interactive, fun and free to the public.  Families are not only welcome, they are encouraged to sing along! Coleman Public Library, 111 First St. Contact: Amy, Youth Services, Coleman Public Library, 989-465-6398   colemanarealibrary@gmail.com

June 28, Birmingham 10:30 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents, "Rock and Read" Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading!  This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public.  Families welcome to come and join in the fun! Baldwin Public Library, 300 W Merrill St. Contact: Caroline Salucci, Youth Services, 248-647-1700  carolinesalucci@baldwinlib.org

June 28, Lansing 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Capital
Area District Foster Branch Library, 200 N Foster Ave. Contact: Jean Bolley, 517-485-5185

June 29, Allen Park 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Allen
Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Park Road, Allen Park, Contact: Brandi Swinehart, 313-381-2425

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

Many Storytelling groups take a break in summer. Check to see if your group is listed in July and August

JULY

July 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

July 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

July 7, Flint 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E Kearsley St.
Contact: Leslie Acevedo, 810-232-7111

July 7, 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

July 5, White Lake Township 6:30 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS). Theme for the month is Journeys; Meetings are at the Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Road.  Contact: Pam Dawson, pdawsonusa (at) gmail.com (248)-245-1499 or   http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/


July 9, DeWitt
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents "Rock and Read".  Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading! This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Families welcome to come and join in also! DeWitt Public Library, 13101 Schavey Rd. Contact: Mindy Schafer, youth coordinator, 517-669-3156  youthservices@dewittlibrary.org

July 11, Vassar 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Bullard
Sanford Memorial Library, 520 W Huron Ave.Contact: Sarah Barber, 989-282-3441

July 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

July 12, Evart, MI 1:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents "Rock and Read". Tricia encourages kids to keep singing , keep smiling , and always, always, keep reading!  This program is designed to be interactive and fun.  Free to the public.  Families are encouraged to join in the musical frivolity! Evart Public Library, 104 N. Main. Contact:  Lilas Vanscoyoc,  librarian,  231-734-5542

July 12, Holly, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Bullard
Holly Township Library, 1116 N. Saginaw St., Holly, Contact: Tara Kanon, 248-634-1764

July 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     .

July 12, White Lake Township 6:30pm.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS).  Themes for July is Journeys; Meetings are at the Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Road.  Contact: Pam Dawson, pdawsonusa (at) gmail.com (248)-245-1499 or   http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/

July 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

July 14, 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

July 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    

July 17, Frankenmuth 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program at the Frankenmuth Wickson District Library, 359 S Franklin St, Frankenmuth, Contact: Pam Williams, 989-652-8323

July 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

July 18, 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

July 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

July 21, 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

July 23 - 27, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to
students from (5 to 14) Heritage Park, Farmington Road. (Camp fee)
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx  or call (248) 473-1859

July 23, Lansing 2:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents "Rock and Read". Tricia encourages kids to keep singing , keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading! This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Familes are encouraged to join in the fun too! Delta Twp Library, 5130 Davenport Dr. Contact: Becky LeBoeuf, Youth Services, 517-321-4014  bleboeuf@dtdl.org

July 28, 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

July 29, Ft. Hunter, NY, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for the kick off of another terrific year of Not Just for Kids Storytelling at the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center with nationally acclaimed storyteller, Corinne Stavish, as she shares: All in the Family: Three Generations of Journeys and Guilt Trips. Event is free to the public. 129 Schoharie  Street, Ft. Hunter, NY. 518.829.7517, https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=27-21311.1.1

July 30 - Aug 3, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to
students from (5 to 14) Heritage Park, Farmington Road. (Camp fee)
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx  or call (248) 473-1859

July 31, Charlotte 11:00 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents, "Rock and Read". Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep readingThis program is interactive, fun and free to the public. Families are encouraged to join in the musical fun! Charlotte Public Library. Contact: Christina Stuck, youth services librarian, 517-543-8868  stuckc@charlottelibrary.org 


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