May 23, 2017

June 2017

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

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

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

June 2017

HIGHLIGHTS



Save the date:

September 16, Farmington Hills 12:00-3:00 pm.
The Detroit Story League is looking for people who enjoy telling or listening to stories. Come to our September meeting. We will provide lunch, stories, and an afternoon of fun! Come see what we’re all about. Join us for a “Meet and Greet: Food, Fun and Stories at the John Grant Community Center, 29260 Grand River Avenue. RSVP: detroitstorytelling@gmail.com or call Judy Sima at 248-644-3951.

JUNE
Many storytelling groups take a break or change locations for the summer. If a storytelling group in your area is not listed in June, July, and/or August, check back in September

June 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: “Celebration.”

June 4, Detroit 3:00 p.m. doors open/4:00 p.m. stories begin
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers present “The Evolution of African Storytelling,” starting with the African Griot, storytellers Pa’Mela Williams, Ramona Lucius, Ami Jackson and James Graham will share the evolution of African Storytelling from crossing the Atlantic in th 1600’s to the 21st century. Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd.. Admission $10 at the door. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com 313-442-3227

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

June 5, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say's Open Season. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. We're opening up the mic for storytelling! Come and throw your name into the hat for a chance to tell a true story on stage. No theme, just stories, a couple rules, and lots of fun! Information on how it works: https://www.facebook.com/events/1295311970583146/.

June 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman’s Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. 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 “Mystery” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

June 8, 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. 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

June 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
““Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.
Listen to old and new tales during an evening of stories for grownups. Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members present from 7:00-8:00 pm.  If you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.

June 10, Southfield 1:30-3:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Southfield Public Library proudly presents:Tea and Tales, featuring storyteller, Judy Sima, plus tea and refreshments. All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Tickets are available at the Guest Services Desk at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road and must be purchased in person. Tickets are $10 for 1 ticket, $15 for two tickets and $20 for three to five tickets.  Cash only. The tea is not restricted to Southfield residents. Contact Alicia Bell at abell@southfieldlibrary.org, 248-796-4389 for more information.

June 13, Harrison 10:30 a.m.
Harrison Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, presents Genot Picor, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 105 E Main St, Harrison, MI 48625: (989) 539-6711

June 13, Claire 2:00 p.m.
Pere Marquette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, presents Genot Picor, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 185 E 4th St., 989- 386-7576.

June 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

June 15, McBain 10:30 a.m.
McBain Community Library Summer Reading Kick Off presents: Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss “Pull the Turnip, Skin the Snake: Cooperative Stories and Games to Build a Better World. 107 E. Maple Street. www.mcbain.michlibrary.org. Diane Eisenga, Library Director 231-825-2197

June 15, Grand Ledge 6:30 p.m.
Come experience songs and stories and hear music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil, and more with The Storytellers: Bob and Audrey Allison. Don't miss this chance to hear didgeridoo and a berimbau too! Bridge Street Plaza, 213 S Bridge St. www.grandledge.lib.mi.us

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

June 17, Lakeview 10:30 a.m.
Tamarack District Library presents Tunes and Tales by Tricia as part of the celebration of Lakeview's sesquicentennial and summerfest event. It is sure to be interactive, musical,  upbeat,..... and pure joy as Tricia celebrates a return to her hometown! Surprises for all! All ages, from toddlers to tweens.

June 17, Farmington 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop (Story Slam – prepare a 5-7 minute story completing the sentence “And then I knew….” There will be judges and prizes), 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty (W of Farmington, S of Grand River) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org   

June 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

June 19, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
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.

June 20, Allen Park, 10:30 a.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling & music program to celebrate National Library Month. Novi Public Library, 45255 West Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI  48375 Contact is Kathleen Alberga - Phone 248-869-7226

June 20, Mount Pleasant 11:00 a.m.
Join us for this unique program that combines interactive storytelling, beautiful music, full audience participation and hands-on fun with musical instruments from many cultures with the Storytellers – Bob and Audrey Allison. Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial Library, 301 S. University Avenue. Barb Sanford, (989) 773 - 3242 x23. bsanford@crdl.org

June 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman’s Greyline, 100 N Ashley. 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 “Outnumbered” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 21, Chelsea 2:00 p.m.
Come experience songs and stories and hear music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil, and more with The Storytellers: Bob and Audrey Allison. Don't miss this chance to hear didgeridoo and a berimbau too!   221 S Main St., 734-475-8732 www.chelseadistrictlibrary.org

June 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Please note this is a correction as the date was first printed as the 25th and was incorrect.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net. Meetings are free.

June 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.

June 24, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.

June 25, Redford Township 11:00 a.m.
Summer children's concert in the park. Kick off for summer series. Fun for all ages. Bring mom, dad, grandma and grandpa too. Songs and stories for the young and young at heart. Free! 25320 W 6 Mile Rd, 313-531-5960 redfordlibrary.org


June 26, Saginaw 6:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Butman-Fish Branch Library. 1716 Hancock St 989-799-9160. www.saginawlibrary.org

June 26, White Lake 6:30 p.m.
Hear Lois Keel reenact World War I's "Hello Girls" as Oleda Joure, a Marine City girl just out of her teens who became a bilingual phone operator at American headquarters.  Including music, photos, and the story of the first U.S. women soldiers and why it took them 60 years to gain recognition as veterans.  White Lake Township Library, 7527 E. Highland Road.  Free admission, for info. contact: 248-698-4942.

June 27, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman’s Greyline, 100 N Ashley. 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 “Breathless” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 28, Lansing 10:00 a.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. South Lansing Branch Library: 3500 S Cedar St, 517-272-9840. http://www.cadl.org.

June 29, Whitmore Lake 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Join Karen Bonnici Czarnik for an interactive and musical storytelling program for children and families at the Northfield Township Area Library. 125 Barker Road, 734-449-0066

June 29, Holly 2:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. HollyTownship Public Library. 1116 N Saginaw St. 248-634-1754, https://www.hollytownshiplibrary.org/

June 29, Oxford 6:30 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Oxford Public Library. 530 Pontiac St. (248) 628-3034. http://www.miopl.org

June 29, Clinton Township Doors Open 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin
The Moth Main Stage “Driven in Detroit”  at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts presented by Michigan Radio.  Features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth's directors. 44575 Garfield Road. www.macombcenter.com www.themoth.org

June 29-July 2, Kansas City, MO
 National Storytelling Conference & Fringe, open to all levels from beginners to experts and people who simply love stories. Michigan presenters: Mary Grant and Vickie Slaughter (Workshop “Researching and Telling the Stories of African American Migration from the South”), Yvonne Healy (Fringe Performance “Irish and American”), Barbara Shutzgruber (Conference Showcase Performer), Judy Sima (Workshop “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts.” Jeff Doyle will receive the NSN Oracle Award for North Central Service and Leadership.  http://storynet.org.

JULY
July 1, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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 1, Goodrich 2:00 p.m.
 Genesee District Library, Goodrich Branch presents Genot Picor, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 10237 Hegel Rd, (810) 636-2489. evoyageur@aol.com

July 2, DeTour 8:00-9:00 p.m.
The Second Annual Haunted Tales Kick-off for the DeTour 4th of July Weekend with Storyteller, Jenifer Straus “Tales From the Haunted Shores of Michigan.” De Tour Performance Pavillion. Sue Lehman lehmans@eupsschools.org

July 6, Lapeer 12:30 p.m.
Lapeer District Library, de Angeli Branch, presents Genot Picor“Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 921 W Nepessing St.,. (810) 664-6971evoyageur@aol.com.

July 6, Garden City 6:00 p/m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison.  31735 Maplewood St., 734- 793-1830 www.gardencitylib.org/

July 6, 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: “Beauty.”

July 8, St. Ignace 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Alaska (and Yooper)Storyteller Pete Griffin for an evening of his personal Alaska and growing up stories at the St. Ignace Public Library, 110 West Spruce Street, Free to the public.  Contact Pete (tongasstrails@gmail.com) or the St. Ignace Library for more information.

July 8, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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 10,  Waterford 10:00 a.m.
Waterford Public Library, presents Genot Picor, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” 5168 Civic Center Dr, (248) 674-4831evoyageur@aol.com

July 10, Clarkston 6:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Independence Township Public Library. 6495 Clarkston Rd. 248-625-2212. https://cidlibrary.org/

July 11, Charlotte, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Join Karen Bonnici Czarnik for her Tunes & Tales Together program for children and families at the Charlotte Community Library, 226 S. Bostwick St., 48813, 517-543-8859

July 11, Lansing 2:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. CADL Lansing Main Library. 401 S Capitol Ave., 517-367-6363. .www.cadl.org

July 12, Mason 10:30 a.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison 1939 South Aurelius Road. 517.628.3743. www.cadl.org

July 12, 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 13, Union City 1:00-2:30 p.m.,
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up - Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici Czarnik for this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program. Co-sponsored by Dearth Union Township Library & Community Unlimited - 430 St. Joseph Street, (517) 741-5061

July 13, Traverse City 6:00-7:30np.m.
Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road, presents Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss, an interactive evening of Storytelling for all family members to enjoy. Come reawaken the storytelling tradition in your family and go home with stories to tell! Vicki SHurly 231-223-7700. http://www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org/

July 14, St Ignace 7:00 p.m.
St. Ignace Public Library, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” 110 W Spruce St (906) 643-8318
 evoyageur@aol.com

July 15, Downtown Farmington, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
2017 Farmington Founders Festival - Story Rhythms! - Join storyteller Karen Bonnici Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. At the mainstage on Grand River in downtown

July 15, St Ignace 7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Concert at the Marina, St. Ignace Marina, presents Genot Picor “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe. 13 S State St. (906) 643-8131 evoyageur@aol.com

July 15, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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, St. Ignace 11:00 a.m.
Meet Genot “Winter Elk” Picor, writer for Michigan History for Kids Magazine, The Mackinac Journal, and The Great Lakes Pilot.  Genot performs original stories from his upcoming collection “Stories that Mimi and Pipi Told,” Fort de Buade Museum, 334 N State St (906) 643-6627evoyageur@aol.com

July 16, Interlochen 6:30 p.m.
Here:Say Presents: Summer Reruns! Interlochen Center for the Arts. Join us at the Upton-Morley Stage in Interlochen for some of our favorite stories from past seasons. Featured performers include Elon Cameron, Ben Whiting, Dave Murphy, Christal Frost, Jonelle Bowers, Jeff Smith, and Karen Stein. This show will be recorded by Interlochen Public Radio.

July 17, 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

July 17, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
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 18, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery, 220 Felch 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 “Denial” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

July 20, Mount Pleasant 10:45 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. 331 North Main Street.989-779-5331

July 20, Detroit 4:00 p.m.
Lois Keel and her cheerleading puppet, Priscilla Gorilla, present stories with ways to get along as they are "Cheering You on to Build a Better World."  Bowen Branch Library, 3648 Vernor Highway.  Free admission, for info. contact: 313-297-9381.

July 21, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events   or call 313-744-6037

July 22, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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, Bay City 2:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library. 500 Center Ave., 989-893-9566. www.baycountylibrary.org/hours-locations/alice-jack-wirt-library

July 24-28, Farmington Hills 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 27, Lapeer 12:30 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. DeAngeli Branch Library. 921 W Nepessing St.,810-664-6971. http://www.library.lapeer.org/about-us/locations-hours/marguerite-deangeli-branch

July 29, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 29 & 30, Sault Ste. Marie 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. both days
Rendezvous at the Soo, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” and “Stories that Mimi and Pipi Told evoyageur@aol.com


July 31-Aug 4, 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
August 1, Auburn Hills 10:30.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Auburn Hills Central Library, 3400 E Seyburn Dr., 248-370-9466.
 www.auburn-hills.lib.mi.us

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

August 4-6, Dublin, OH
Yvonne Healy returns to the Midwest as the featured storyteller at the Dublin Irish Fest, Cultural Tent, Festival Park, Dublin OH, http://dublinirishfestival.org

August 5, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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 7-11, 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 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

August 12, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

August 17, 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. 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 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents  a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

August 19, 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 (N of Warren, free parking in Library lot off Putnam) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

August 19, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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 21, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
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 21, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com     

August 26, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.


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MAY 2017
HIGHLIGHTS


MAY
May 2, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “First Impression” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 2, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

May 2, Jackson 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest begins with stories for preschoolers with Mother Goose (aka Trudy Bulkley) Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave, open to the public. Reserve a spot by calling 517.788.4087, Extension 1331.

May 4, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The 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: “Karma.”

May 4 & 6 Jackson 
30th anniversary of the Jackson Storytfest. 25 local, regional and national story tellers  are presenting 101 performances for 47 different schools and 2 public venues (Senior Silver Tales program and Friday Evening Concert at the Michigan Theatre). This year’s tellers are:  Christopher Agostino,  Jean Bolley, Trudy (Mother Goose)  Bulkley, Karen Czarnik, Tonya  Dallas, Eileen DeLorenzo, Michael Deren, Jeff Doyle,  Gemini, Yvonne Healy, Patricia (Tricia) Kjolhede, Judy Gail Krasnow, Adam Mellema, Robin Nott, Genot Picor, Laura Pershin Raynor, Cate Robarts-Snyder, Barbara Schutzgruber, Judy Sima, Corinne Stavish, The Storytellers (Bob and Audrey Allison), Dick Strader, Jenifer Strauss, Ivory Williams and La’Ron Williams.

May 4, Jackson 10:00 a.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest presents: Silver Tales for the Young at Heart (stories for seniors) featuring Jenifer Strauss:  Ella Sharp Museum Community Room, 3225 Fourth Street, Jackson.

May 4, Marion 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join Alaska Storyteller, Pete Griffin for an evening of his personal Forest Service and growing up stories at the Marion Public Library.  Free to the public.  Contact Pete (tongasstrails@gmail.com) or the Marion Library for more information.

May 5, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest Evening Concert featuring Christopher Agostino’s StoryFacesTM  Tales of Transformation and Wonder with special guest, Corinne Stavish. Michigan Theatre, 124 N. Mechanic Street. Free and open to the public.

May 6, Jackson 10:00 a.m.–noon
30th annual Jackson Storyfest presents a workshop with Christopher Agostino. Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave. Workshop is free to the public To reserve a spot, contact:  517.788.4099, Extension 1303. Visual Storytelling — expand your performance with art, images and objects.  Explore new techniques to enhance your telling with visual arts, objects, movement and other theatrical elements, for both artistic and commercial benefits. Session includes a performance in my StoryFaces style and a “movement theatre” story; plus physical theatre games; examples of performers combining art and story; and a creative visual exercise to expand a story you already tell — framing an in-depth discussion on the use of props, puppets, costuming, photographs, etc. in storytelling. You are invited to bring in a short story (or section of a longer one) along with any related images or objects we can work with, such as photographs, illustrations, toys, dolls, puppets, fabrics, masks, etc. Bring any preferred drawing materials (some will be provided as well).

May 6, Cadillac 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Join Alaska Storyteller, Pete Griffin for an afternoon of his personal Forest Service and growing up stories at the Cadillac Wexford Public Library, 411 South Lake Street, Free to the public.  Contact Vickie Essenmacher (231-510-9047) for more information.

May 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Pick Some Flowers with Goose.Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue. Free.  734-769-3115

May 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

May 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.
Listen to old and new tales during an evening of stories for grownups. Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members present from 7:00-8:00 pm.  If you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.

May 13, Brighton 7:00 p.m.
“Full Disclosure” offers Michigan musicians and storytellers at the first ever storytelling performance at the Brighton Performing Arts Center. 35 Brighton Road, at Brighton High School, lots of free parking. Featuring, Rev. Robert B. Jones, Jeff Doyle and Yvonne Healy. Last chance in Michigan! Yvonne Healy bids a fond farewell to Michigan fans with her greatest hits before moving to Colorado. "I love my Michigan friends but it's time fir the next adventure." Tickets: http://brightonperformingarts.com/full-disclosure-may-13-2017/

May 15, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

May 15 Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
“Reunion.” Here:Say, The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland, Traverse City. Free admission, $5 suggested donation. Email: heresaytc@gmail.com.

May 16, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Traps” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 15, 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

May 19, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “       " a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Tickets $20. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

May 25, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m. Doors Open,  8:00 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Grand Slam Championship. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. The Ark, 316 South Main Street.

May 20, 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. Plymouth Public Library, 223 S. Main St. (Between Church & Penniman) 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org    

May 27, 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.

May 28, 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.

JUNE
Many storytelling groups take a break or change locations for the summer. If a storytelling group in your area is not listed in June, July, and/or August, check back in September

June 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: “Cheating.”

June 4, Detroit 3:00 p.m. doors open/4:00 p.m. stories begin
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers present “The Evolution of African Storytelling,” starting with the African Griot, storytellers Pa’Mela Williams, Ramona Lucius, Ami Jackson and James Graham will share the evolution of African Storytelling from crossing the Atlantic in th 1600’s to the 21st century. Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd.. Admission $10 at the door. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com 313-442-3227

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

June 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open,  7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Mystery” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

June 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
““Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.
Listen to old and new tales during an evening of stories for grownups. Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members present from 7:00-8:00 pm.  If you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.

June 10, Southfield 1:30-3:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Southfield Public Library proudly presents:  Tea and Tales, featuring storyteller, Judy Sima plus tea and refreshments.  All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Tickets are available at the Guest Services Desk at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road and must be purchased in person. Tickets are $10 for 1 ticket,  $15 for two tickets and $20 for three to five tickets.  Cash only. The tea is not restricted to Southfield residents. Contact Alicia Bell at abell@southfieldlibrary.org, 248-796-4389    for more information.

June 13, Harrison 10:30 a.m.
Harrison Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, presents Genot Picor, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 105 E Main St, Harrison, MI 48625: (989) 539-6711

June 13, Claire 2:00 p.m.
Pere Marquette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, presents Genot Picor, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 185 E 4th St., (989) 386-7576.

June 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

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

June 17, Farmington 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop (Story Slam – prepare a 5-7 minute story completing the sentence “And then I knew….” There will be judges and prizes), 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty (W of Farmington, S of Grand River) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org   

June 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

June 19, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
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.

June 20, Allen Park, 10:30 a.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling & music program to celebrate National Library Month. Novi Public Library, 45255 West Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI  48375 Contact is Kathleen Alberga - Phone 248-869-7226

June 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Outnumbered” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 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.

June 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.        
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net. Meetings are free.

June 24, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.

June 27, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Breathless” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 29, Clinton Township Doors Open 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin
The Moth in Detroit at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts presented by Michigan Radio.  Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth's directors. 44575 Garfield Road. www.macombcenter.com www.themoth.org

June 29-July 2, Kansas City, MO,
 National Storytelling Conference & Fringe, open to all levels from beginners to experts and people who simply love stories. Michigan presenters: Mary Grant and Vickie Slaughter (Workshop “Researching and Telling the Stories of African American Migration from the South”), Yvonne Healy (Fringe Performance “Irish and American”), Barbara Shutzgruber (Conference Showcase Performer). Jeff Doyle will receive the NSN Oracle Award for North Central Service and Leadership.  http://storynet.org.

JULY

July 1, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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 1, Goodrich 2:00 p.m.
 Genesee District Library, Goodrich Branch presents Genot Picor, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 10237 Hegel Rd, (810) 636-2489. evoyageur@aol.com

July 6, Lapeer 12:30 p.m.
Lapeer District Library, de Angeli Branch, presents Genot Picor“Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 921 W Nepessing St.,. (810) 664-6971evoyageur@aol.com.

July 8, St. Ignace 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join Alaska (and Yooper)Storyteller Pete Griffin for an evening of his personal Alaska and growing up stories at the St. Ignace Public Library, 110 West Spruce Street, Free to the public.  Contact Pete (tongasstrails@gmail.com) or the St. Ignace Library for more information.

July 8, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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 10,  Waterford 10:00 a.m.
Waterford Public Library, presents Genot Picor, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” 5168 Civic Center Dr, (248) 674-4831evoyageur@aol.com

July 12, 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, St Ignace 7:00 p.m.
St. Ignace Public Library, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” 110 W Spruce St (906) 643-8318
 evoyageur@aol.com

July 15, St Ignace 7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Concert at the Marina, St. Ignace Marina, presents Genot Picor “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe. 13 S State St. (906) 643-8131 evoyageur@aol.com

July 15, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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, 2017, St. Ignace 11:00 a.m.
Meet Genot “Winter Elk” Picor, writer for Michigan History for Kids Magazine, The Mackinac Journal, and The Great Lakes Pilot.  Genot performs original stories from his upcoming collection “Stories that Mimi and Pipi Told,” Fort de Buade Museum, 334 N State St (906) 643-6627evoyageur@aol.com

July 17, 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

July 17, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
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 21, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events   or call 313-744-6037

July 22, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 29, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 29 & 30, Sault Ste. Marie 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. both days
Rendezvous at the Soo, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” and “Stories that Mimi and Pipi Told evoyageur@aol.com

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

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April 1, 2017

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March 1-May 6, Clinton Township
The Albert Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb County Community College presents: Tall Tales and Folklore: Exploring Michigan’s Traditional Stories. Most programs are free. Check their website for descriptions and times.
www.LorenzoCulturalCenter.com 586-445-7348.

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, Detroit 4:00-5:00 p.m., Doors 3:30 p.m.
Charles H Wright Museum presents The Widow’s Project: Inspiring stories about Iconic woem and the challenges the faced. “Continuing the Legacy” featuring  storytellers Berline Brown, Gwendolyn Lewis, Pamela Jones,  Michele Pierrie with special guest Alicen Felder. CHW Museum, 315 East Warren, GM Theater. Free for ages. www.Detroitassocaitionofblackstorytellers.com 313-442-3227.

March 30, Detroit 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Discover the role of Michigan's phone operators as "Hello Girls" in World War I and their 60 fight for veteran's status as Lois Keel brings Oleda Joure Christides to life with the songs and stories of the time.  Bowen Branch, 3648 W. Vernor. Free. Contact Elizabeth Ogan, 313-481-1545.

APRIL

April 2, Detroit 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Fourth annual Storytellers Festival at the Detroit Historical Museum featuring representatives from several of Detroit’s ethnic communities sharing their heritage through storytelling and traditional song and dance, highlighting their customs and unique storytelling traditions. Storyteller, Judy Sima, will represent the Detroit Story League, telling “Escape to Freedom,” the story of her mother’s escape from Germany during WWII. 5401 Woodward. http://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum.  313-833-1805. Admission to the Museum is free.

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

April 4, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

April 6, Grand Haven 7:00-8:00p.m.
Celebrate the start of the Centennial of the U.S. in World War I with Lois Keel as a Michigan "Hello Girl" with the song, stories and 60 year fight by these "telephone soldiers" to gain veteran's status.  Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus.  Free.  616-842-5560. 

April 6, 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: “Fresh”

April 7, Grosse Pointe Woods 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Family Funtales” Master storyteller Ivory D. Williams’ annual Grosse Pointe community storytelling funfest for both youth and adults. Bring your funnybone and thinking caps! Grosse Pointe Woods Library, 20680 Mack, For info contact: 313-343-2072. Free & open to the public

April 11, Novi 7:00 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling & music program to celebrate National Library Month. Novi Public Library, 45255 West Ten Mile Road. Contact is Kathleen Alberga - Phone 248-869-7226

April 12, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

April 13, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old and new tales during an evening of stories for grownups. Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members present from 7:00-8:00 pm.  If you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org.

April 15, 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 Annual Meeting, 2:30 Business meeting. Timothy Lutheran Church, 8820 Wayne (Between Joy Rd. and Ann Arbor Trail) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org  

April 17, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com 

April 17, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
“Check, Please.”Here:Say The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland, Traverse City. Free admission, $5 suggested donation. Email: heresaytc@gmail.com.

April 18, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com  www.facebook.com/MidMichiganAreaStorytellers

April 18, 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

April 21, 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. Tickets $20. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 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.

April 22, Clinton Township 1:00-2 p.m.
“Storytelling…Not Just for Kids!” Master storyteller Ivory D. Williams displays his trademark brand of wit, wisdom and humor in a highly interactive, entertaining and educational storytelling performance. He will demonstrate the power, effectiveness and importance of story in our lives. Lorenzo Cultural Center, 44575 Garfield Rd,For info contact: 586-445-7348 www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com Note: Free admission, however, preregistration is requested. To register, call 586-445-7348 or email: culturalcenter@macomb.edu

April 23, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.        
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting. location TBD, contact Lyn Davidge (734-769-6982). May Meetings start with stories, and then, more stories!  All welcome.  See annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free

April 27-30, Lake Geneva, WI
Northlands Storytelling Confabulation, presents storytelling concerts and workshops by the best in the Midwest and all Coasts, including Michigan tellers Yvonne Healy, Jean Bolly, Barbara Schutzgruber, Jeff Doyle, Judy Sima, Jennifer Otto and more http://northlands.net. Former Michigander, Pete Griffin tell, “The Story of Romeo, the Wolf" at the Friday Night Showcase

MAY

May 2, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “First Impression” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 2, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

May 2, Jackson 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest begins with stories for preschoolers with Mother Goose (aka Trudy Bulkley) Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave, open to the public. Reserve a spot by calling 517.788.4087, Extension 1331.

May 4, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The 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: “Karma.”

May 4 & 5 Jackson 
Storytelling sessions will be held at schools throughout Jackson County for students K-12 featuring approximately 30 local, regional and national professional storytellers.

May 4, Jackson 10:00 a.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest presents: Silver Tales for the Young at Heart (stories for seniors) featuring Jenifer Strauss:  Ella Sharp Museum Community Room, 3225 Fourth Street, Jackson.

May 4, Marion 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join Alaska Storyteller, Pete Griffin for an evening of his personal Forest Service and growing up stories at the Marion Public Library.  Free to the public.  Contact Pete (tongasstrails@gmail.com) or the Marion Library for more information.

May 5, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest Evening Concert featuring Christopher Agostino’s StoryFacesTM  Tales of Transformation and Wonder with special guest, Corinne Stavish. Michigan Theatre, 124 N. Mechanic Street. Free and open to the public.

May 6, Jackson 10:00 a.m.–noon
30th annual Jackson Storyfest presents a workshop with Christopher Agostino. Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave. Workshop is free to the public and will focus on the use of visual aids and props in storytelling.  To reserve a spot, contact:  517.788.4099, Extension 1303.

May 6, Cadillac 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Join Alaska Storyteller, Pete Griffin for an afternoon of his personal Forest Service and growing up stories at the Cadillac Wexford Public Library, 411 South Lake Street, Free to the public.  Contact Vickie Essenmacher (231-510-9047) for more information.

May 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Pick Some Flowers with Goose.”Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue. Free.  734-769-3115

May 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

May 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.
Listen to old and new tales during an evening of stories for grownups. Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members present from 7:00-8:00 pm.  If you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.

May 13, Brighton 7:00 p.m.
“Full Disclosure” offers Michigan musicians and storytellers at the first ever storytelling performance at the Brighton Performing Arts Center. 35 Brighton Road, at Brighton High School, lots of free parking. Featuring, Rev. Robert B. Jones, Jeff Doyle and Yvonne Healy. Last chance in Michigan! Yvonne Healy bids a fond farewell to Michigan fans with her greatest hits before moving to Colorado. "I love my Michigan friends but it's time fir the next adventure." Tickets: http://brightonperformingarts.com/full-disclosure-may-13-2017/

May 15, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

May 15 Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
“Reunion.” Here:Say, The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland, Traverse City. Free admission, $5 suggested donation. Email: heresaytc@gmail.com.

May 16, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com  www.facebook.com/MidMichiganAreaStorytellers

May 16, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Traps” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 15, 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

May 19, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “       " a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 4820. Tickets $20. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

May 25, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m. Doors Open,  8:00 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Grand Slam Championship. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. The Ark, 316 South Main Street.

May 29, 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. Plymouth Public Library, 223 S. Main St. (Between Church & Penniman) 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org 

May 27, 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.

May 28, 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.

JUNE

June 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: “Cheating.”

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

June 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open,  7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Mystery” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

June 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
““Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.
Listen to old and new tales during an evening of stories for grownups. Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members present from 7:00-8:00 pm.  If you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.

June 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

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

June 17, 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: 248-644-3951.www.DetroitStorytelling.org

June 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

June 19, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
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.

June 20, Allen Park, 10:30 a.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling & music program to celebrate National Library Month. Novi Public Library, 45255 West Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI  48375 Contact is Kathleen Alberga - Phone 248-869-7226

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

June 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

June 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Outnumbered” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 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.

June 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.        
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net. Meetings are free.

June 24, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.

June 27, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Breathless” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 29, Clinton Township Doors Open 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin
The Moth in Detroit at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts presented by Michigan Radio.  Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth's directors. 44575 Garfield Road. www.macombcenter.com www.themoth.org

June 29-July 2, Kansas City, MO,
 National Storytelling Conference & Fringe, open to all levels from beginners to experts and people who simply love stories. Presenters from Michigan include Yvonne Healy. http://storynet.org


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