August 1, 2016

August, 2016



* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
Free since 2001
Yvonne Healy, Editor    -    Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: Judy@JudySima.com by 15th of month

August 1, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS
Take MI Story with you on vacation. Check the calendar for loads of summer library and family storytelling events.


AUGUST
Aug 1 - 5, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik 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, Farmington Hills, MI.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859
August 2, West Bloomfield 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Enjoy storytelling and music with Bob and Audrey –“The Storytellers” children of all ages will enjoy stories and have opportunities to play various instruments during the performance, sponsored by the West Bloomfield Public Libaray, www.wblib.org 248-682-2120.  Program to take place at the West Bloomfield High School cafeteria, 4925 Orchard Lake Rd
August 3, Engadine 3:00 p.m.
To begin her Upper Peninsula Summer Tour, Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Engadine School Library, W13920 Melville Street, Engadine, MI 49827. Contact: Janice Wagner, 906-477-6313
August 3, Mason 10:30 a.m.  
Aurelius Public Library Summer Reading Program presents Genot Picor and “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children.” https://www.cadl.org/about/hours-and-locations/aurelius
August 4-5, Dublin Ohio
Yvonne Healy is one of the cultural presenters at the amazing Dublin Irish Fest. History stories of Irish rebels and ghost stories of Irish creepers will be performed for adults and teens in the Spoken Word Tent. A kid-friendly program will be presented in the Children’s Area. Exact schedule to be announced. www.dublinirishfestival.org
August 4, Cedarville 11:00 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Les Cheneaux Community Library, 75 Hodeck Street, Cedarville, MI 49745. Contact: Jane French 906-484-3547
August 4, 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: “.”
August 5, Paradise 11:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Whitefish Township Community Library, 7247 M123, Paradise, MI 49768, Contact: Cindy Bulmer 906-492-3500
August 6 and 7, Mackinaw City
“Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur” featuring Genot Picor.” Mackinaw Crossings, Village Square Sound Stage, August 6, 7:00 p.m. and Aug 7, all day.  Free Admission
August 6, Houghton Lake 11:00 a.m.
Houghton Lake Heritage Days, featuring Genot Picor, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur. From I-75 Get off at exit 227 and go west on M-55 for about 5 Miles the Village and the Playhouse are on your left right next to the Chamber of Commerce Building.  http://www.houghtonlakehistory.com/2013_Village_Days.php
August 6, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com
August 8 -12, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik 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 or call (248) 473-1859.
August 8, Hastings  Noon-1:00 p.m.
Robin Nott of Shadygrove Storytelling, will present a free summer afternoon program of live storytelling and folk singing in Hastings Downtown Spray Plaza Amphitheatre. Nott will present stories and participation songs for the family audience. Bring your lunch, while you enjoy the performance. Contact Maiya Merrick 269-510-6668 or mmerrick@hastingsmi.org with questions.
August 8, Harris
Join Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss for a program called “Every Family Has a Story: An Evening of Stories Designed for Families to Enjoy. All ages are welcome at the Bark River-Harris School Library, W471 HWY 2 & 41, Contact: Amanda Kivi, 906-466-9981
August 9, Iron Mountain 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Calling all adult storytellers and story writers! Join Storyteller and Narrative Consultant, Jenifer Strauss for a program called, “Hardwired for Story: Finding, Telling and Writing Your Life Stories”. Jen will be sharing her Turning Point Narrative Process at the Dickinson County Library, 401 Iron Mountain Street. Contact: Vicki Underhill 906-774-1218
August  9, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. 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.
August 10, Warren.  
Stories, Songs, Folk Dances and Creative Movement for Children,”  Genot Picor and the Depot Town Players, Address: 1 City Square. Phone:(586) 574-4564
August 10, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Jack Be Nimble 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, Free.  734-769-3115
August 10, Chelsea 6:30 p.m.
Discover World War I's switchboard soldiers called the "Hello Girls" and their 60 year battle for veterans status with Lois Keel as Oleda Joure Christides at the Chelsea District Library,  221 South Main Street. Info: For info contact: Keegan Sulecki (734) 475-8732.
August 10, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com
August 12, Ironwood 4:00 p.m.
Cygnus Storytelling members Tina Rohde, Colleen Shaskin and Jenifer Strauss will be sharing “A Bounty Of Stories” at the Depot Park Farmers Market, a program sponsored by the Ironwood Carnegie Library. Tales of Giant Turnips, Talking Pumpkins and a Lima Bean Monsters will be brought to life with songs, props, puppets and audience participation sure to spark your imagination and tickle your funny bone! Contact: Lynne Wiercinski 906-932-0203
August 13, Gladwin 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Relax in the shade and enjoy folktales, fairy tales, and fables for all ages told by the Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers. Storytellers: Eileen Delorenzo, Joe Remenar and Judy Sima. The Mainstreet Misfits, a local musical group, will also entertain with music from the 60’s and 70’s.  This event is free.  In case of rain, this event will be held in the barn. Stone Cottage Gardens, 3740 Willford Rd. (989) 426-2919
August 13, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com
August 15, 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
August 15, 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.
August 16,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Back to School”
August 16, 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
August 18, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Maximum Verbosity presents: Pissing on Great Wall, a solo storytelling show by Phillip andrew Bennett Low, returning  to China, three years later and in the midst of a new identity crisis. Whether he's beating the streets of Beijing in pursuit of a stolen backpack or confronting Communism in an Emperor's tomb, engaging in a battle of wits with overzealous tour guides or performing a pig sacrifice in his ancestral village, the champion of negative thought returns with more mystery, more musings, and of course more angst. WARNING: Show contain equal measures of mature language and adolescent angst. Pointless Brewery & Theatre. 3014 Packard. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com.  (See July 14 for description of Low’s first show.)
August 19, St. Ignace  5:30 p.m.
A Summer Celebration of Stories, Music and Dance, with storyteller, Genot Picor and  La Compagnie Music Dance Troupe, Mindy Whalen (guest fiddler and bagpipes) and Sheila Graziano, dancer.on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 North State St. Call (906) 643-6627 for more information.
August 19, 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
August 18, Mt. Pleasant 10:45 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park. This summer series features stories within the theme of fruits, vegetables and food. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. 331 North Main Street. 989-779-5331.
August 20, Detroit 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit Main Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. (N or Warren, Parking in Library lot off Putnam)  Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org
August 20, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com
August 24, Mt. Pleasant 10:00 a.m.
“Storytelling for Children”: Michigan Area Storytellers will take you to other worlds through traditional oral telling of folktales and fairy tales. 1/2 hour of interactive, imagination stretching, stories for children of all ages. Art Reach of Mid Michigan, 111 E. Broadway Street in historic downtown Mt. Pleasant.  Free. 989.773.3689
August 27, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com
August 27 & 28 Harrison Twp 3:00 p.m.
Lake Ste. Clair Voyageurs Encampment, Lake St Clair Metro Park, present Genot Picor “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur. Metroparks admission free with Metroparks sticker, $10.00 admission to the park without a Metorparks sticker $5.00 admission into the event located on the Lake St. Clair Beach, south of gold course.
August 31, Orem, UT 1:15 p.m.
Yvonne Healy performs “Blarney” at the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem, UT http://timpfest.org/events/timpanogos-storytelling-conference-2016/

SEPTEMBER

September 1, Orem UT 10:15 a.m.
Yvonne Healy teaches adults and teens the process and joy of collecting and shaping family stories. Kindred Keepsakes: Pocket Sized Family History—Yvonne Healy leads a workshop for the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute, Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St. http://timpfest.org/events/timpanogos-storytelling-conference-2016/
September 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: “.”
September  4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: School Starts 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
September 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
September 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  
September 10, Medina, Ohio 2:00 p.m.
Medina Story Fest presents, Michigan’s own, Judy Sima telling “My Mother’s Voice,” 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. 210 South Broadway Street. 330-722-6235. http://medina.lib.oh.us/ Admission is free.
September 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
September 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
September 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 workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org
September 19, 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
September  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.
September 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 “Doubt”
September 20, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
M.A.S.T. Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers welcomes visitors to our monthly meeting. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of most months in the Veterans Memorial Library Annex room, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 301 S. University Ave. Come join us and enjoy. Contact info: Joe Remenar at jremenar66@yahoo.com.
September 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
September 24, 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.
September 24, Detroit 3:00 p.m.
Charles Wright Museum of African American History presents its third annual Children’s Concert and the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, to promote children’s membership at the museum. The $5.00 admission for youth ages 3-17 includes membership to the museum. Adult admission is $10. 315 E Warren Ave. www.DetroitAssociationofBlackStorytellers.com
September 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org


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

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

July 9, 2016

July 2016



* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
Free since 2001
Yvonne Healy, Editor    -    Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: Judy@JudySima.com by 15th of month

July 1, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS
Make your reservations for “Spotlight on Storytelling” the annual National Storytelling Conference in Kansas City, MO. July 21-24. See www.storynet.org for more information. Michigan NSN State Liaison, Lois Keel will post a Room/RideShare bulletin board .  Only first names will be posted.  To list or reach a person, email LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com -- all requests will be by Lois as her time permits
Take MI Story with you on vacation. Check the calendar for loads of summer library and family storytelling events.
JULY

July 1, Roscommon 10:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Roscommon Area District Library, 106 Lake Street. Contact: Casey Adams, 989-281-1305.

July 2, DeTour 9:00 p.m.
Join Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss for a storytelling performance to kick-off the Fourth of July Weekend Festivities called “Tales from the Haunted Shores of Michigan”. Bring a blanket, a chair and a friend to cling to and come down to the concert space at the Marina. See Village of DeTour Economic Development for details. Contact: Sue Lehman, Detour School and Public Librarian, 906-297-2011 ext 132

July 2, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. 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 4, Alpena
Thunder Bay Maritime Festival, all day, “Stories, Songs, Dances and Games for Children” featuring Genot Picor, free admission.  http://thunderbay.noaa.gov/

July 5, 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.

July 6, Jenison 11:00 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Georgetown Township Public Library, 1525 Baldwin Street. Contact: Pam Myer, 616-457-9620.

July 7, Northport 10:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her program, Michigan Legends and Lore: Stories from Shore to Shore for Summer Reading at the Leelanau Township Library, 119 East Nagonaba Street. Contact Mary Crowgey: 231-271-3512.

July 7, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 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: “Neighborhoods.”

July 9, Flint 9:00 a.m–9:00 p.m.
36th  Annual Michigan Storytellers Festival sponsored by Flint Public Library, Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley. Free fun for all inside the library. Featuring Yvonne Healy, Ivory Williams and the Storytellers (Bob and Audrey Allison) with emcee, La’Ron Williams. 9:30-11:00 Workshop with the Storytellers. 11:30 -1:00 Workshop with Ivory WilliamsGrown Folks Talkin’…HUSH!” 1:30-2:00 Workshop with Yvonne Healy “Pocket Kin: Carrying Your family's Stories.”  2:00-3:00 Children’s Concert with the Storytellers. 3:30-5:00 Michigan Storytellers Showcase – featuring James Graham, Patti Smith and Robin Nott. 6:00-9:00 Storytelling Concert with Yvonne, Ivory and the Storytellers. For complete schedule see: www.fpl.info/msf

July 9, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com

July 9, Oakland Charter Township 7:00 p.m. 
“Stories, Songs and Dances of the French Voyageur,” with storyteller Genot Picor and fiddler Michael Francis. Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, 384 Predmore Rd., Call 248-651-7810 to pre-register.

July 10, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Laughing Dogs 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

July 12, Union City 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Fun-O-Olympics Storytelling & Craft Program - Join Storyteller Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive storytelling, craft & game program. Co-sponsored by Dearth Union Township Library & Community Unlimited - 430 St. Joseph Street. 517-741-5061

July 11, Livonia 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids for the Livonia District Library branches. 11:00 am at the Livonia Civic Center, 32777 5 Mile Road, Contact: Karen Smith, 734-466-2454 and 2:00 pm at the Alfred Noble Library,  32901 Plymouth Rd, Librarian: Jeffery Lelek  (734) 421-6606 Followed by a program at Noble Library Branch at 5:30pm for a Summer Improv Workshop for teens called, “Whose Story Is It Anyway?” Workshop will culminate in a “Tell Off” for prizes.

July 12, Livonia 2:00 p.m.
Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Carl Sandburg Library 30100 W. Seven Mile Road,. Contact: Jeffery Lelek (248) 893-4010

July 13, Carson City, 11:00am & 2:30pm
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Carson City Public Library at 11am and then  at 2:30pm she will present her Summer Improv Workshop for teens called, “Whose Story Is It Anyway?” Workshop will culminate in a “Tell Off” for prizes.  102 West Main Street. Contact: Beth O’Grady, 989-584-3630.

July 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

July 14, Mt. Pleasant 10:45 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park. This summer series features stories within the theme of fruits, vegetables and food. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. 331 North Main Street. 989-779-5331

July 14, Petoskey 2:30pm
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Petoskey Public Library, 500 East Mitchell Street • Petoskey, MI 49770. Contact: Lisa Scholl 231-758-3100
July 14, Grand Ledge 6:30 p.m.

Grand Ledge Public Library presents Summer Reading Program “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children” with Genot Picor. 6:30 p.m. http://grandledge.lib.mi.us/
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uly 14, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Maximum Verbosity presents: Descendents of Dragons, a solo storytelling show by Phillip andrew Bennett Low,
 a Chinese-American tells the story of a quest to find his ancestors that led him across four continents and four thousand years. From the beaches of the Fiji Islands to Buddhist temples in Vancouver, from Amsterdam's Red Light District to the heart of Red China, this globetrotting adventure pits a cranky libertarian detective against the world's greatest Communist bureaucracy. It’s a story about what it means to be pinned between humanity's youngest and most ancient civilizations. About being Chinese...and becoming American again.WARNING: Show contain equal measures of mature language and adolescent angst. Pointless Brewery & Theatre. 3014 Packard. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. Low returns with a continuation of the story on August 18.

July 15, Farmington  2:00-3:00 p.m.
2015 Farmington Founders Festival - Story Rhythms! - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. Mainstage on Grand River in downtown Farmington.

July 15, 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

July 15, St. Ignace 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Ignace Heritage Week Celebration presents Genot Picor with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe at the St. Ignace Marina, free admission.  Contact Fort De Buade Museum at (906) 643-6627 for more information. http://www.fortdebuade.com/

July 16, St. Ignace 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
“Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Fort de Buade Museum, St., plus, a discussion of Genot Picor’s published stories in The Mackinac Journal and The Great Lakes Pilot.  Free admission.  http://www.fortdebuade.com/

July 16, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. 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, Longmont, CO 9:00 a.m.
Michigan’s own, Judy Sima presents a workshop for the Rocky Mountain Storytelling, “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts.Have you wanted to tell stories of your ancestors but don’t know how to begin? Has overwhelming information prevented you from telling stories of historical figures? Are you looking for inspiring oral or written projects for students? Learn how to transform “facts” into memorable stories that bring history to life in the classroom or on the stage. Contact:  http://rmstory.org

July 17, Farmington 12:00- 1:00 p.m.,
2015 Farmington Founders Festival - Story Rhythms! - Join storyteller Karen Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. Mainstage on Grand River in downtown Farmington

July 18, Flint 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
36th  Annual Michigan Storytellers Festival sponsored by Flint Public Library, Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley. Free fun for all inside the library. Featuring Yvonne Healy, Ivory Williams, The Storytellers (Bob and Audrey Allison) and Emcee La’Ron Williams.

July 18, 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

July 18, 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.

July 19, Harrison 10:30 a.m.  
Harrison District Library Summer Reading Program presents Genot Picor and “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children,” http://www.harrisondistrictlibrary.org/

July 19, Claire 2:00 p.m.  
Pere Marquette District Library Summer Reading Program presents Genot Picor and “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children.” http://www.pmdl.org/

July 19, Kaleva 11:00 a.m
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Kaleva Branch Library, 14618 Walta St. 231-362-3178

July 19, Welston 1:00 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Weston Lake Branch Library, 1273 Seaman Rd., Wellston, MI 49689, 231-848-4013

July 19, Reed City, 11:30am & 1:30pm
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Reed City Area District Library. She will present her Summer Improv Workshop for teens called, “Whose Story Is It Anyway?” Workshop will culminate in a “Tell Off” for prizes.  Reed City Library: 410 W. Upton Ave, 49677. Contact: Jennifer Thorson, 231-832-2131

July 19, Bear Lake, 4:00 pm.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Bear Lake Branch Library, 12325 Virginia Street. 231-864-2700

July 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

July 19, Mt Pleasant 6:30 p.m. (No meeting in August)
M.A.S.T. Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers welcomes visitors to our monthly meeting. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of most months in the Veterans Memorial Library Annex room, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 301 S. University Ave. Come join us and enjoy. Contact info: Joe Remenar at jremenar66@yahoo.com. Next meeting September 20th.

July 19, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Pressure”

July 20, Adrian 2:00 p.m.  
Lenawee  District Library, Summer Reading Program presents Genot Picor and “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children.” 4459 W. US 223. http://lenawee.lib.mi.us/ 

July 20, Kansas City, MO 2:00 p.m.
Yvonne Healy shares tales, stories, games, and chants as part of the National Storytelling Network's Day of Community Service. Free for ages 5 and up. Riverside Branch Library,2700 N.W. Vivion Road, Riverside, MO 64150 (816) 741-6288

July 20, Manistee 11:00 a.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Manistee Library, 95 Maple St. 231-723-2519
July 20, Onekama 1:00 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Onekama Branch Library, 5283 Main St. 231-889-4041

July 20, Frankfort 3:30 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling, music & Fun-O-lympics game program at the Benzie Shores District Library, 630 Main Street.  231-352-4671

July 20, Detroit 4:00 p.m.
"Sports Heroes in the 398s" Join storyteller, Lois Keel and her puppet cheerleader, Priscilla Gorilla, celebrating Summer Readers at the Bowen Branch of the Detroit Public Library at 3648 Vernor. Info: For info contact: Elizabeth Ogan (313) 481-1545.

July 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

July 21, Taylor 2:00 p.m.
"...And They're Off!"  Give your imagination a workout and be part of this Taylor Community Library summer reading event with award-winning storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber as gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters, and fools use courage, wisdom, wit, and just dumb luck to win the race!  Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee Rd. For info contact Youth Services at 734-287-4840 or go to http://www.taylor.lib.mi.us/

July 23, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. 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 24, West Bloomfield 3:00 p.m. 
“Stories, Songs and Dances of Old Michigan,” with Genot Picor and La Compagnie at West Bloomfield Public Library, free admission.  Call for registration: 248-232-2234. https://www.wblib.org/friends/programs.php

July 25-29, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik 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 or call (248) 473-1859

July 26, Romulus 1:00 p.m.
Join Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss  for a Summer Improv Workshop for teens called, “Whose Story Is It Anyway?” Workshop will culminate in a “Tell Off” for prizes at the
Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Road, Romulus, MI 48174. Contact: Jessica Wilhoute, 734-942-4517

July 26, Mecosta 7:00 p.m.
Join Lois Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green looking at the Underground Railroad in Michigan, including during the Civil War, at the Morton Township Library,  110 South James Street. Info:   For info contact: Holly Swincicki (231) 972-8315.

July 28, Lansing 1:30 p.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Foster Branch of Capital Area District Library, 200 North Foster. Contact: Jean Bolley 517.485.5185

July 28, Whitmore Lake 11:00 a.m.
End of Summer Reading “Let’s Go Out West with Miner Sam (Genot Picor),” Northfield Township Area Library, https://www.wblib.org/friends/programs.php

July 30, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. 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 30, Sault Ste. Marie 11:00 a.m.and 2:00 p.m.
Rendezvous at the Soo, Historic Water St. at the City Hall with Genot Picor and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” $5.00 adults, children free. http://www.saultstemarie.com/

July 31, Sault Ste. Marie 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Rendezvous at the Soo, Historic Water St. at the City Hall with Genot Picor and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” $5.00 adults, children free, http://www.saultstemarie.com/


AUGUST
Aug 1 - 5, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik 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, Farmington Hills, MI.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

August 3, Engadine 3:00 p.m.
To begin her Upper Peninsula Summer Tour, Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Engadine School Library, W13920 Melville Street, Engadine, MI 49827. Contact: Janice Wagner, 906-477-6313

August 3, Mason 10:30 a.m.  
Aurelius Public Library Summer Reading Program presents Genot Picor and “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children.” https://www.cadl.org/about/hours-and-locations/aurelius

August 4-5, Dublin Ohio
Yvonne Healy is one of the cultural presenters at the amazing Dublin Irish Fest. History stories of Irish rebels and ghost stories of Irish creepers will be performed for adults and teens in the Spoken Word Tent. A kid-friendly program will be presented in the Children’s Area. Exact schedule to be announced. www.dublinirishfestival.org

August 4, Cedarville 11:00 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Les Cheneaux Community Library, 75 Hodeck Street, Cedarville, MI 49745. Contact: Jane French 906-484-3547

August 4, 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.

August 5, Paradise 11:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Whitefish Township Community Library, 7247 M123, Paradise, MI 49768, Contact: Cindy Bulmer 906-492-3500

August 6 and 7, Mackinaw City
“Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur” featuring Genot Picor.” Mackinaw Crossings, Village Square Sound Stage, August 6, 7:00 p.m. and Aug 7, all day.  Free Admission

August 6, Houghton Lake 11:00 a.m.
Houghton Lake Heritage Days, featuring Genot Picor, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur. From I-75 Get off at exit 227 and go west on M-55 for about 5 Miles the Village and the Playhouse are on your left right next to the Chamber of Commerce Building.  http://www.houghtonlakehistory.com/2013_Village_Days.php

August 6, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com

August 8 -12, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik 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 or call (248) 473-1859.

August 8, Hastings  Noon-1:00 p.m.
Robin Nott of Shadygrove Storytelling, will present a free summer afternoon program of live storytelling and folk singing in Hastings Downtown Spray Plaza Amphitheatre. Nott will present stories and participation songs for the family audience. Bring your lunch, while you enjoy the performance. Contact Maiya Merrick 269-510-6668 or mmerrick@hastingsmi.org with questions.

August 8, Harris
Join Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss for a program called “Every Family Has a Story: An Evening of Stories Designed for Families to Enjoy. All ages are welcome at the Bark River-Harris School Library, W471 HWY 2 & 41, Contact: Amanda Kivi, 906-466-9981

August 9, Iron Mountain 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Calling all adult storytellers and story writers! Join Storyteller and Narrative Consultant, Jenifer Strauss for a program called, “Hardwired for Story: Finding, Telling and Writing Your Life Stories”. Jen will be sharing her Turning Point Narrative Process at the Dickinson County Library, 401 Iron Mountain Street. Contact: Vicki Underhill 906-774-1218

August  9, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. 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.

August 10, Warren.  
Stories, Songs, Folk Dances and Creative Movement for Children,”  Genot Picor and the Depot Town Players, Address: 1 City Square. Phone:(586) 574-4564

August 10, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Jack Be Nimble 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, Free.  734-769-3115

August 10, Chelsea 6:30 p.m.
Discover World War I's switchboard soldiers called the "Hello Girls" and their 60 year battle for veterans status with Lois Keel as Oleda Joure Christides at the Chelsea District Library,  221 South Main Street. Info: For info contact: Keegan Sulecki (734) 475-8732.

August 10, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

August 12, Ironwood 4:00 p.m.
Cygnus Storytelling members Tina Rohde, Colleen Shaskin and Jenifer Strauss will be sharing “A Bounty Of Stories” at the Depot Park Farmers Market, a program sponsored by the Ironwood Carnegie Library. Tales of Giant Turnips, Talking Pumpkins and a Lima Bean Monsters will be brought to life with songs, props, puppets and audience participation sure to spark your imagination and tickle your funny bone! Contact: Lynne Wiercinski 906-932-0203

August 13, Gladwin 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Relax in the shade and enjoy folktales, fairy tales, and fables for all ages told by the Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers. Storytellers: Eileen Delorenzo, Joe Remenar and Judy Sima. The Mainstreet Misfits, a local musical group, will also entertain with music from the 60’s and 70’s.  This event is free.  In case of rain, this event will be held in the barn. Stone Cottage Gardens, 3740 Willford Rd. (989) 426-2919

August 13, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com

August 15, 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

August 15, 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.

August 16,  Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at Circus Bar, 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Back to School”

August 16, 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

August 18, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Maximum Verbosity presents: Pissing on Great Wall, a solo storytelling show by Phillip andrew Bennett Low, returning  to China, three years later and in the midst of a new identity crisis. Whether he's beating the streets of Beijing in pursuit of a stolen backpack or confronting Communism in an Emperor's tomb, engaging in a battle of wits with overzealous tour guides or performing a pig sacrifice in his ancestral village, the champion of negative thought returns with more mystery, more musings, and of course more angst. WARNING: Show contain equal measures of mature language and adolescent angst. Pointless Brewery & Theatre. 3014 Packard. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com.  (See July 14 for description of Low’s first show.)

August 19, St. Ignace  5:30 p.m.
A Summer Celebration of Stories, Music and Dance, with storyteller, Genot Picor and  La Compagnie Music Dance Troupe, Mindy Whalen (guest fiddler and bagpipes) and Sheila Graziano, dancer.on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 North State St. Call (906) 643-6627 for more information.

August 19, 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

August 18, Mt. Pleasant 10:45 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park. This summer series features stories within the theme of fruits, vegetables and food. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. 331 North Main Street. 989-779-5331.

August 20, Detroit 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit Main Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. (N or Warren, Parking in Library lot off Putnam)  Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

August 20, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com

August 24, Mt. Pleasant 10:00 a.m.
“Storytelling for Children”: Michigan Area Storytellers will take you to other worlds through traditional oral telling of folktales and fairy tales. 1/2 hour of interactive, imagination stretching, stories for children of all ages. Art Reach of Mid Michigan, 111 E. Broadway Street in historic downtown Mt. Pleasant.  Free. 989.773.3689

August 27, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com

August 27 & 28 Harrison Twp 3:00 p.m.
Lake Ste. Clair Voyageurs Encampment, Lake St Clair Metro Park, present Genot Picor “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur. Metroparks admission free with Metroparks sticker, $10.00 admission to the park without a Metorparks sticker $5.00 admission into the event located on the Lake St. Clair Beach, south of gold course.

August 31, Orem, UT 1:15 p.m.
Yvonne Healy performs “Blarney” at the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem, UT http://timpfest.org/events/timpanogos-storytelling-conference-2016/

SEPTEMBER

September 1, Orem UT 10:15 a.m.
Yvonne Healy teaches adults and teens the process and joy of collecting and shaping family stories. Kindred Keepsakes: Pocket Sized Family History—Yvonne Healy leads a workshop for the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute, Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St. http://timpfest.org/events/timpanogos-storytelling-conference-2016/

September 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.

September  4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: School Starts 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

September 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

September 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 

September 10, Medina, Ohio 2:00 p.m.
Medina Story Fest presents, Michigan’s own, Judy Sima telling “My Mother’s Voice,” 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. 210 South Broadway Street. 330-722-6235. http://medina.lib.oh.us/ Admission is free.

September 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

September 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

September 17, Plymouth 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. Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main St. (west of Haggerty, north of Ann Arbor Road) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

September 19, 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

September  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.

September 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 “Doubt”

September 20, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
M.A.S.T. Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers welcomes visitors to our monthly meeting. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of most months in the Veterans Memorial Library Annex room, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 301 S. University Ave. Come join us and enjoy. Contact info: Joe Remenar at jremenar66@yahoo.com.

September 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

September 24, 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.

September 24, Detroit 3:00 p.m.
Charles Wright Museum of African American History presents its third annual “The Sky’s the Limit “Children’s Concert with the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, to promote children’s membership at the museum. The $5.00 admission for youth ages 3-17 includes membership to the museum. Adult admission is $10. 315 E Warren Ave. www.DetroitAssociationofBlackStorytellers.com

September 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org


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

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