December 29, 2016

January 2017



* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

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

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

January 2017

 HIGHLIGHTS



Happy New Year! May the coming year bring you many blessings, fabulous stories, happy times and success in all you endeavor.
         
JANUARY

January 2, Kalamazoo Noon-1:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents “Stories Galore” as part of Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s “Holiday Break,” a highly interactive and fun storytelling presentation on the campus of Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
6767 W O Avenue. Free admission, for info contact: 269-373-7955

January 2, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for meeting location.

January 3, Hartland 6:30 pm
Come listen to stories from members of your community on the theme 'New Beginnings.' Participate by contributing your own tale. Stories must be true, first-person, and no more than 5 minutes long. The evening's festivities will be facilitated by Beverly Black of the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.  Cromaine Library, 3688 N. Hartland Road.  Free admission, please register.  Contact 810-632-5200.

January 3, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Voyage.”

January 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. This month’s theme is: “Voyage.”

January 8, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
January 8 – “Kerry Tales:  ‘Happy New Year’ says Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

January 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

January 12,  Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org.

January 14, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Interactive storyteller, Gwendolyn Lewis, will share "The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Eyes of Coretta Scott King" at the Conely Public Library. The location is 4600 Martin St. For additional information you may contact the library at 313-481-1590.

January 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

January 17,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “” Check website to confirm listing.

January 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

January 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

January 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 (Judy Sima – “Crafting Personal Stories”), 2:30 Business meeting. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road (between Farmington and Merriman) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

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

January 23, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here: Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

January 24, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

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

FEBRUARY

February 2, 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. This month’s theme is:

February 3 and 4 Kalamazoo  
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, “Searching for Peace!”  Storytellers from across the United States will come together to explore unity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all.  This two-day festival starts with Art Hop Friday night, February 3.  Poet Terry Wooten opens the festival at 6 p.m. Visual artist and speed painter Martina Hahn joins Joe Reilly in concert at 7 p.m. A variety of Martina’s paintings will also be on display and for sale. Michigan author Patricia Polacco opens up the festival Saturday, February 4, at 10 a.m., followed by Adam Mellema, Mark Binder, Tim Cusack, Noa Baum, Sidney Ellis and son, and Judy Sima at the top of every hour till 4 p.m.  Authors, educators, and visual artists fill the vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wizards of Pop exhibit on our first floor features pop-up books from Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.  African-American story quilts fill the third floor traveling exhibit space in And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations, showing the history of the civil rights movement in stitches. 230 North Rose Street. Museum admission, vendor fair, and Storytelling Festival are all FREE http://kvm.kvcc.edu/plan/storytelling.html

February 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
January 8 – “Kerry Tales:  “Snow Blows with Mother Goose. Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

February 7, Detroit 5:00 p.m.
"Stories Told With A Purpose- African American Tales Come Alive". Interactive storyteller, Gwendolyn Lewis, shares music, songs and stories to families and friends at the Elmwood Library, 550 Chene St.  You may contact the library at 313-877-8014 for additional information.

February 7, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings..  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for meeting location.

February 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

February 9,  Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org. Free but donations are accepted.

February 17, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

February 18, Berkley 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop (Celebration of Life), 2:30 Business meeting) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy.(Between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

February 20, 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

February 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

February 21, Hartland 6:30 pm
Come listen to stories from members of your community on the theme 'Luck and Coincidence.' Participate by contributing your own tale. Stories must be true, first-person, and no more than 5 minutes long. The evening's festivities will be facilitated by Laura Hayes of the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.  Cromaine Library, 3688 N. Hartland Road.  Free admission, please register.  Contact 810-632-5200.

February 21, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “”

February 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

February 21, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

February 25, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

February 25, Detroit 12:00 p.m.
The annual and always fun “African American History Family Day” at the Detroit Historical Museum. Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams displays his trademark wit, wisdom and humor with an array of stories to the delight of youth and adults alike. Detroit Historical Museum auditorium, 5401 Woodward. Free admission, for info contact: 313-833-1801

February 25, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this year’s annual Storytelling Festival at The Ark featuring funny men: Bill Harley, Bil Lepp, and Don White in “Fathers Daze.” With emcee Barbara Schutzgruber. 316 South Main Street. Tickets $20. www.theark.org

February 26, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
Storytelling for Kids featuring Don White, Bil Lepp and Bill Harleywith Emcee Barbara Schutzgruber. Ticket $10. 316 South Main Street. www.theark.org

26, Detroit, Doors open 11 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. story begins
Enjoy a winter afternoon of cultural storytelling by Author Educator, Storyteller Mary J. Grant and “Spoken Word” by Detroit’s Youth at Detroit Book City’s African-American Family Book Expo at the Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers. Meet local Black authors, buy ‘discount’ autographed books and enjoy a host of family, fun entertainment including kid zone.  Free Admission – Open to Public.  www.detroitbookcity.com  For info contact: 248-667-6449

February 26,  Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.

MARCH

March 2, 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. This month’s theme is: “Grudge.”

March 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
January 8 – “Kerry Tales:  ‘March along with Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

March 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

March 9, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups. 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Free but donations are accepted.
Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org.

March 16, Oak Park, 6:00 p.m.
"Plant A Seed... Read!! After Storytelling...Then What?" Gwendolyn Lewis, author and former librarian, will share techniques parents may use to motivate their children to read. Bring your child so you as a team may grow together.
The free make-and take-workshop will be held at Oak Park Public Library 14200 Oak Park Blvd. The contact number is 248-691-7480 for reservations.

March 17, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 18, Plymouth12:00-3:00 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: “Why Mentoring Other Storyellers Matter,” 2:30 Business meeting. Plymouth Public Library, 223 S. Main St., (Between Church St. & Penniman Ave.) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951.www.DetroitStorytelling.org

March 20, 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 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

March 21, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “”

 March 21, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

March 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

March 25, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

March 26, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.


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

Yvonne Healy, Storyteller                   Judy Sima, Storyteller
www.michiganstoryTeller.com               www.JudySima.com                           
Managing Editor 810-813-3000             Distribution Editor 248-644-3951
Copyright © 2016 MI Story - Judy Sima, All rights reserved.

November 28, 2016

December 2016



* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

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

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

December 1, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS




DECEMBER

December 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. This month’s theme is: “Risk.”

December 2 & 3, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road.

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

December 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

December 6, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Food”

December 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org. Free but donations are accepted.

December 9 & 10, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road.

December 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

December 16, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road.

December 16, Detroit 7:30 p.m. Doors @6:30 p.m.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "The Wiz!" Storytime with Tony Award Winning Choreographer and Director, Dr. George Faison with Twisted Storytellers, Les Gold, (Pawn Stars) and Gina Ellis. Twisted Musical and Dance Guests, Vocalist, Maurissa Rose and  orchestra conducted by Edward Gooch with Legacy Dance Studios and LSO Dance Company. A curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theatre 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. For Info and Tickets visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events  or call 313-744-6037.

December 17, Redford 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and impromptu stories, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

December 17, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
 “Funtales with Kwanzaa” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams celebrates Kwanzaa with an interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation for youth and adults. Detroit Institute of Arts. Free with museum admission. 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48202. For info contact: 313-833-7900

December 17, Detroit 3:00 p.m.
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers will present their annual Holiday Storytelling Festival “Selfies with Santa” at the Children’s Library (Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, (313) 418-1300). Come enjoy holiday stories, drumming, arts and crafts, light refreshments and selfies with Santa.

December 17, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Judy Sima, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds. 1100 Lake Shore Road. For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/

December 18, Detroit, 2:00 p.m.
Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights" as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Free with museum admission. Info: www.DIA.org For info contact: Emily Bowyer 734-968-7095

December 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

December 19, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here: Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're
interested in performing at an upcoming show.

December 20, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Give and Take”

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

December 20, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information storyspinnersgr@gmail.com  

JANUARY

January 2, Kalamazoo Noon-1:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents “Stories Galore” as part of Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s “Holiday Break,” a highly interactive and fun storytelling presentation on the campus of Kalamazoo Valley Community College. 6767 W O Avenue. Free admission, for info contact: 269-373-7955

January 2, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information.

January 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. This month’s theme is:

January 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

January 12,  Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org. Free but donations are accepted.

January 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

January 17,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme:

January 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com
          
January 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

January 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 (Judy Sima – “Crafting Personal Stories”), 2:30 Business meeting. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road (between Farmington and Merriman) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

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

January 23, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

January 24, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

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

FEBRUARY

February 2, 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. This month’s theme is:

February 3, Kalamazoo  6:00 p.m
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, “Searching for Peace!”  Storytellers from across the United States will come together to explore unity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all. Poet Terry Wooton opens the festival at 6 p.m.  Visual artist and speed painter Martina Hahn joins Joe Reilly in concert at 7 p.m. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, (269)373-7990, FREE http://kvm.kvcc.edu/plan/storytelling.html

February 4, Kalamazoo  10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, “Searching for Peace!”
Michigan author Patricia Polacco opens up the festival at 10 a.m., followed by Adam Mellema, Mark Binder, Tim Cusack, Noa Baum, Sidney Ellis and son, and Judy Sima at the top of every hour till 5 p.m. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, (269)373-7990, FREE http://kvm.kvcc.edu/plan/storytelling.html

February 7, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information.

February 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

February 9,  Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org. Free but donations are accepted.

February 17, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

February 18, Berkley 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop (Celebration of Life), 2:30 Business meeting) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy.(Between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

February 20, 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

February 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

February 21, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s them

February 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com
          
February 21, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

February 25, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

February 25, Detroit Noon-1pm
The annual and always fun “African American History Family Day” at the Detroit Historical Museum. Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams displays his trademark wit, wisdom and humor with an array of stories to the delight of youth and adults alike. Detroit Historical Museum auditorium, 5401 Woodward. Free admission, for info contact: 313-833-1801

February 25, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this year’s annual Storytelling Festival at The Ark featuring funny men: Bill Harley, Bil Lepp, and Don White in “Fathers Daze.” With emcee Barbara Schutzgruber. 316 South Main Street. Tickets $20. www.theark.org

February 25, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
Storytelling for Kids featuring Don White, Bil Lepp and Bill Harleywith Emcee Barbara Schutzgruber. Ticket $10. 316 South Main Street. www.theark.org

February 26,  Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.


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November 1, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS



There’s still time to attend a scary Halloween storytelling program! Check out special November storytelling Tellabration! Events across the state.

OCTOBER

October 23, Beverly Hills 6:00 p.m.
21th Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring Judy Sima and Michelle McKinney. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the haunted woods followed by delightfully frightful tales told under the park pavilion. Beverly Road, north of 13 mile, west of Southfield Rd. For information: 248-644-7802.

October 24, Battle Creek 7:00 p.m.
Adam Mellema leads listeners through a “merry-not-scary” listening time! Show features stories highlighting Adam’s mostly-true Halloween memories, as well as an origin story about George M. Boogey (ahem, the Boogie Man).  Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI 49017. 269-968-8166. Visit adammellema.com for more information.

October 29, Howell 7:00 p.m.
Scary Story Festival Family Concert.  All are invited to Free family concert at the Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Concert is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild and the Howell Opera House Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or Jeff@myblueape.com  or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.

October 29, Howell 9:00 p.m.
Scary Story Festival Adult Concert. Age 14 to Adult are invited to Concert at the Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Concert is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild and the Howell Opera House. Donation $20 includes dessert & coffee. Proceeds benefit the Howell Opera House. Info:  Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or Jeff@myblueape.com  or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org

October 31, Cleveland Heights, OH 6:15-9:00 p.m.
Adults only invited to dinner and a show of "Creepy Celtic Chillers" featuring Michigan's Yvonne Healy. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Reserve yours at the College Club, 216-631-1683 or online at http://thecollegeclub.org/events/dinner-program-4-2016-10-31/. College Club, 2348 Overland Drive, Cleveland Heights, OH. Info: clubmanager@thecollegeclub.org.

October 30, Detroit 3:00 p.m. doors open/4:00 p.m. program begins
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents an afternoon to “Kick Back and Relax” featuring Mike Foster, Ramona Burns, Gwen Lewis and Robert Jones at the Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd. Venders on site, tickets $10. www.thedetroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com 313-422-DABS (3227)

NOVEMBER

November 1, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

November 1, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Persuasion”

November 2, Kansas City, MO noon-3:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Community College hosts “Using Storytelling to Enhance Language Skills” Workshop presented by Michigan Storyteller, Judy Sima. Registration by October 28, $15 includes lunch. Send payment to MCC-Maple Woods, Attn: Marti Adams, LR 102, 2601 NE Barry Road – KCMO 64156. Make checks to Metropolitan Community College. For information: 816-604-3011.

November 2-5, Kansas City, MO
17th Annual Storytelling Celebration featuring Michigan’s own, Judy Sima, along with Charlotte Blake Austin, Tim Tingle, Jim Two Crows Wallen. Events are free and open to the public. Check www.KCStorytelling.org for times and locations or for more information, contact Heather Perez at 816.604.3007.

November 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. This month’s theme is: “Nine to Five.”

November 4, Muskegon 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 6th annual Tellabration! - A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years old thru adult. These stories will entertain you, humor you, and stay with you long after the evening is over. Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Avenue. Cost $5.00 per person. ($15 for families) contact: Ned @ 231-755-2383 or carteredwin93@yahoo.com

November 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Baa, Baa Black Sheep 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

November 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

November 10, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m.
HERsay Story Time a Showcase of female talent at Pointless Brewing Company--storytelling, standup, poetry slam, singing, tap dancing. 3014 Packard Rd. Contact Patti Smith if you’d like to perform. teacherpatti@fastmail.net

November 10, Battle Creek, 7:00 p.m.
The fourth Mosaic Storytelling Showcase sponsored by Battle Creek Enquirer in partnership with diverse organizations featuring local storytellers sharing personal stories about animals. First Congregational Church, 145 Capital Ave NE. $7.00 with proceeds going to Humane Society of South Central Michigan & All Species Kinship.  Tickets available at tickets.battlecreekenquirer.com or at the door. Contact Dick Strader: dstrader40@yahoo.com

November 11, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild’s 25th Tellabration!™ adult concert. Tellers: Beverly Black, Steve Daut, Simran Harvey, Glen Modell, Judy Schmidt and Susanna Zoumbaris.  Steve will also serve as Emcee. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. Tickets at the door $15  Ages 14 and up. The  concert is also the launch date for the AASG's new 2 CD package: Tellabration!LIVE! with the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild. More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

November 13, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
Tellabration!” The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents a Family Concert with storytellers: Jeff Doyle, Jennifer Otto and Laura Raynor. Ann Arbor District Library, Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. Age 5 & up.  Free and open to the public. More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers  There will be a drawing at both concerts for door prizes: a beautiful quilt made by professional quilt maker Judy Schmidt.

November 15, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T. welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

November 15, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

November 15, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Rise and Shine”

November 16,  Clinton Township 10:00 a.m- Noon
S.O.A.R (Society of Active Retirees) presents Judy Sima “My Mother’s Voice and Discussion About Storytelling.” Judy tells the story of her mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on The Night of the Broken Glass and her escape from Germany during WWII and her research chronicling her mother’s journey. Following the storytelling, participants are encouraged to tell stories of their own parents. University Center on the Macomb Community College Center Campus in Clinton Township

November 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 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

November 18, Livonia 7:00 p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 104 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. storytelling followed by refreshments; featuring national storyteller, Corinne Stavish. Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email Judy@JudySima.com  www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 18, Mt. Pleasant 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a wonderfully fun evening of storytelling at MAST's annual Tellebration! at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Michigan, located at 319 S. University St. For info. contact Joe Remenar at jremenar66@yahoo.com

November 19, 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 “Different Approaches to Learning a Story.” Timothy Lutheran Church, 8820 Wayne Road (Between Joy Rd. and Ann Arbor Trail). Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395.

November 21, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
New meeting date and location: 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

November 21, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"The Birds and the Bees." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of birds, bees, and all the implications in between. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

November 22, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

November 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting new location: AADL, 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.

DECEMBER

December 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. This month’s theme is: “Risk.”

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

December 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

December 6, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Food”

December 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org. Free but donations are accepted.

December 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

December 16, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 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

December 17, Redford 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and impromptu stories, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

December 17, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
 “Funtales with Kwanzaa” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams celebrates Kwanzaa with an interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation for youth and adults. Detroit Institute of Arts. Free with museum admission. 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48202. For info contact: 313-833-7900

December 17, Grosse Pointe Shores 4:00-7:00 pm
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Judy Sima, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 18, Detroit, 2:00 p.m.
Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights" as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Free with museum admission. Info: www.DIA.org For info contact: Emily Bowyer 734-968-7095

December 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

December 19, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here: Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

December 20, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Give and Take”

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

December 20, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information storyspinnersgr@gmail.com 

JANUARY

January 2, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information

January 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. This month’s theme is:

January 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

January 12,  Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org. Free but donations are accepted.

January 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

January 17,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “”

January 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

January 20, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

January 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 (Judy Sima – “Crafting Personal Stories”), 2:30 Business meeting. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road (between Farmington and Merriman) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

January 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting new location: AADL, 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) 2:00-4:00 pm.  Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.

January 23, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

January 24, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

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

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