April 29, 2018

May 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.
 

DATE HIGHLIGHTS



If you know anyone ages 18-35 who would like to attend the National Storytelling Summit in Kansas City, MO July 26-28, they may apply for a scholarship covering registration and lodging. Deadline May 15. Go to https://storynet.org to apply. If you would like to help send a deserving young person, you can donate to the Next Generation Scholarship fund on the website. The more money we raise the more scholarships we can give. Please share!

Receive national attention for your public storytelling event - Submit your event on the National Storytelling Network website at https://storynet.org/nsnevents/submit-an-event/

Even if you are not a member of the National Storytelling Network, you can sign up for a free weekly newsletter and find out what is going on in the national world of storytelling
https://storynet.org


Looking for storytelling tips and information? Check out my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MIstoryteller/  

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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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


Judy Sima, Editor
Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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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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