March 29, 2021

April 2021


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.

April 1, 2021
 
Now listing Virtual Storytelling Events from Around the World. If you are hosting a virtual storytelling event, or if you are performing or hosting an in-person storytelling event in Michigan, send your listing to Judy@JudySima.com
 
All events are on ZOOM unless otherwise noted. April brings a shower of wonderful virtual storytelling events.  Hopefully, May and June will bring some live storytelling events.
 
 
April 2, 6:00 p.m. MDT
Stories with Spirit: Tales of Salt and Spice
Come and surround yourself with the smell of spices and the sounds of stories . . . with Stories with Spirit and Savory Spice Shop! Rachel Ann Harding and Cooper Braun will perform stories from around the world about salt, spices, chocolate, and food. Dan Hayward of Savory Spice will tell us all a little about the history of spices. This is an All-Ages Show! This show is "Pay What It's Worth!" based on your experience of the show. When the show is done we ask that you pay what you felt the hour and a half of art was worth.
www.eventbrite.com/e/tales-of-salt-and-spice-tickets-147713929339
 
April 12, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Join the Healing Story Alliance for a monthly gathering to share and explore stories of kindness in its many faces and form. Through folk tales and personal stories, we will dive deeply into kindness through its stories. What is a kind of Story? How does it impact us and our relationship to ourselves, to each other, to the world? Come listen to stories shared by seasoned tellers and community members and see what memories of kindness emerge for you. The story session opens with a concert of tellers sharing prepared stories. During the second half of the gathering, audience members are invited to share a story, moment, or reflection about kindness that emerged for them as listeners. Registration is required. HSA members attend for free. Donations of any amount are welcome from Non-Members. https://storynet.org/groups/hsa/hsa-registration/.
 
April 6,13, 20, 27, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week) 
https://zoom.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991. Password: 219861
 
April 1,8,45,22,29 11:00 a.m. EDT
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now on Zoom in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-635-5310 Judy@JudySima.com. You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

April 4, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
April 8. 8:00 p.m. EST
April’s Party of Five | Better Said Than Done Join host Jessica Robinson and storytellers Jeff Doyle, Janice Greene, Linda Schuyler Ford, Megan Wells, and Dr. Joel Ying for “Party of Five.” www.bettersaidthandone.com
 
April 8, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST) meets the second Thursday of the month to listen and talk about stories contact Joe Remenar: jremenar66@yahoo.com    
new members are welcome
 
April 8, 7:30 EDT
Carol Birch tells her version of Icarus and Daedalus inspired by poet Kate Tempest, and the story of a boy who raised thousands during WWII. This solo concert is for the International Storytelling Center. Tickets cost $15. The program can be viewed from April 8th through April 12th. To purchase a ticket, go to https://store.storytellingcenter.net/carol-birch-4-8-21-2021so6-8573/
 
April 9-11
Join the National Storytelling Network for EARTH UP!, a storytelling conference exploring our planet’s climate, habitats, human behaviors, and actions to preserve our world.  This conference will focus on using stories to awaken, instruct, and inspire people to positive action. Earth Up is a full weekend of live virtual programs with on-line content available on April 5.
EARTH UP! weekend opens with a keynote address by folklorist and author Jane Yolen. 
Earth Up! weekend continues with two Master Classes, a curated multi-teller performance, a Story Slam (theme: Mother Earth), eleven workshops, an ’eyeball challenge contest, and social times too. The full schedule is revealed at  http://www.storynet.org/Earth-Up
Also, EARTH UP! will offer ‘on-demand’ programs from April 5-20. Your registration includes eleven folktales told by various artists from Margaret Read MacDonald’s pivotal collection, “Earth Care” (with classroom activities) (and two larger shows within the conference.) Also, three Story Eco-tours (Brazil, India, & Arctic Canada) weaving together story, science, and their natural worlds. Also seven ‘Spotlight’ full length solo eco-story shows. All these ‘on-demand’ programs are available with your registration. Full Weekend Packages start at: $45 General public, $30 Members (sign in to NSN Account for discount.) More options available to support NSN with various bonuses- register at http://www.storynet.org/Earth-Up. Individual Event Tickets for Performances (Group & Spotlight shows, Story Slam, & Story Eco-tours: $10 each, ($5 members.) Keynote: $20 ($10 members), Master Classes: $40 ($20 members.)  
 
April 11, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley at 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

April 11, 7:00 p.m. EDT
This event in the Living Room LIVE storytelling series features Ingrid Nixon. Ingrid is an award-winning, world-traveling storyteller who whisks listeners away on journeys of the imagination. Exploration nail-biters, tall tales, traditional and personal stories—she tells them all on international expeditions, and at venues around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. She is a champion liar many times over and – no lie – holds a Masters in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University. She currently hails from Southeast Alaska. More at IngridNixon.com.  Zoom link https://tinyurl.com/lrlive2u
 
April 13, 7:00-8:00 CDT
Story Arts of MN holds an online workshop on the second Tuesday of each month.  The February session is tentatively titled “Working with Family Stories – A Conversation.”  A small panel of storytellers will share their experiences of mining their family's legends and sorting facts from fiction to shape tellable stories. There will be time for audience questions.  Although details and names of panelists are still being firmed up, you can register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-family-stories-a-conversation-tickets-133774622497. After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Registration is free, although donations ($10 suggested) are appreciated to support SAM's ongoing virtual programming.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)
 
April 14, 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Grapevine is a spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story, hosted by storytellers Noa Baum, RenĂ©e Brachfeld, and Tim Livengood.
Please register at https://fsgw.org/grapevine to get the necessary Zoom information.
Our featured tellers this month are the wonderful Emily Lansana and the awesome Noa Baum.  Emily Hooper Lansana is a cultural worker and performing artist. Her work gives voice to those whose stories are often untold, especially in the African diaspora. She has performed as a storyteller for over twenty years, with audiences throughout Chicago and the country. Emily teaches storytelling in a variety of settings, helping people to connect with their unique stories, passing on the tradition to young people as a coach and mentor with Rebirth Poetry Ensemble. Photo: Ben Chandler. More about Emily at https://taps.uchicago.edu/people/emily-hooper-lansana 
 
April 16, 7:15 p.m. Live Streamed.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers® goes virtual during COVID-19! Join us for an evening of raw and revealing, hilarious, and healing stories under the theme Ain't I A Woman?  Hosted by Cheryl James, produced and directed by Satori Shakoor, featuring Twisted Storytellers Ellen Chamberlain, Wanda Collier, & Je Donna Dinges, Delores Lyons and musical performance from special guest Lamar Anthem. Virtual Host and DJ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale with Darryl Gunter spinning vinyl! https://www.twistedtellers.org/events. Tickets $11.
 
April 17, 1:00 p.m. EDT
The Detroit Story League welcomes new members on the third Saturday of the month to tell, listen and talk about storytelling. Contact Judy Sima for the Zoom link. Judy@Judysima.com

April 18, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
April 18,  4:00-7:00 p.m. EDT, 3:00-6:00 p.m. (CDT)
Every month Artists Standing Strong Together (ASST, pronounced “assist”; www.artistsstandingstrongtogether.net) has a Sacred Storytelling live virtual program on the third Saturday of the month. Sacred Storytelling is our most beloved monthly program, always a way to have your heart moved, inspire your soul and remind us of those before us.  We always honor three deceased storytellers – those who have left us in body, but whose voices remain in our ears and heart[JS1] . Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcOGorDIpGtTU5uD902lV7ipf0Jj10NSo
 
April 18, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Lansing Storytellers and friends present “Liar’s Cub.” Free event. Register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-yrqzMuGNw0f372TCvDKqRFRemmqVIK
Some of Michigan’s best whoppers, tall tales and outright lies for your entertainment!
 
April 19, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Lansing Storytellers meets on the 3rd Monday of the month to listen and talk about storytelling. New members are welcome. Contact Jean Bolley.     bolleyj@hotmail.com   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/93926405690
 
April 21, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Michigan Meet-Up: A virtual space where people from everywhere can connect with stories. Every 3rd Wednesday, Register here: http://tiny.cc/MichiganMeetUp. Contact Jennifer Otto if you would like to tell a 7-minute story. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com
 
April 23, 7:00 EDT
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “4th Story Hour” Doors Open at 6:50 pm / Concert @ 7:00 pm Check the website for zoom link. www.Detroitstorytellers.com. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=detroit+association+of+black+storytellers3.  Look for the April 23rd  flyer. Click on “live.” You will be brought right to the concert. Storytellers: Gwendolyn Lewis, Sheryl Pryor, Shani Womak, Mary Grant

April 25, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley at 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
April 17, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Voices In The Glen monthly story swap. Storytellers and listeners are invited to join VITG storytellers for an evening of shared stories. FREE!   Zoom link will be posted on the VITG website, calendar of events: http://voicesintheglen.org/events/. Or contact Jane Dorfman at Dorfmanjo@gmail.com 
 
April 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.  EST
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers are welcome. Free Event register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org 
 
April 27, 8:00 p.m. EDT
TBD Storytellers present UNLEASHED - Now What? Join tellers Jeff Doyle, Simon Brooks, Sheila Arnold, Norm Brecke, Anne Rutherford, Ingrid Nixon, Paul Strickland, and Antonio Rocha.
https://tinyurl.com/TBDUnleashed
 
 
MAY
 
May 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Elderwise Learning - Course LIXX - Storytelling: The Heroine's Journey 
Instructor: Barbara Schutzgruber, award-winning storyteller and author
The Heroine’s Journey of personal perseverance, survival, and transformation is not as well-known as the Hero's/Sword Maiden’s Journey of victoriously slaying the dragon. But, it has been the path all of us have traveled for the past year as we have lived through the Covid-19 pandemic. How will we tell the stories of our experiences? Using traditional folktales, contemporary personal stories of resilience, the instructor’s perspective, and group discussion, we will laugh, sigh, and be enlightened as we discover new insights and learn how a story changes depending on how it is told.
Register: www.elderwiselearning.org - Nonmember $15 - Member $10. Questions/more information: 734.340.4691 or elderwiselearning@gmail.com
 
 
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Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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February 24, 2021

March 2021

 

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.
 
March 1, 2021
 
Now listing Virtual Storytelling Events from Around the World. If you are hosting a virtual storytelling event, send your listing to Judy@JudySima.com 
 
February 25, 12:00 p.m. Eastern, 1:00 a.m. Central, 9:00 a.m. Pacific, 7:00 p.m. Moscow, 6:00 p.m. South Africa
National Storytelling Network Storytelling in Organizations presents February SIO’s February Story Lab "Stories Black Women Tell - A Stream of Culture" with Reverend Tawana Davis
Centuries before the heinous inception of this country through the enslavement of African peoples and Indigenous First Nation people, there were griots amid numerous countries in West Africa.  Griots are storytellers, leaders, mystics, historians, teachers, and keeps of families' lineage in a village. Griots are dynamic, poets, singers, and very expressive in their storytelling.Storytelling is an integral part of our Black diasporic culture. During this history-in-the-making Black History Month, we will journey together with an epistemological curiosity, turning lived experiences of Black women into a way of learning and knowing.
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96461848187?pwd=ME5NbkcwZXhURC9TZkEvK2FFTTZwdz09  Meeting ID: 964 6184 8187     Passcode: 556853
 
February 26, 7:00 EST ZOOM
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “4th Friday Story Hour: Doors Open at 6:50 pm / Concert @ 7:00 pm Check the website for zoom link. www.Detroitstorytellers.com. This month featuring Black History Month with DABS Elders, Alma Greer, Genevieve Bellamy, Jenny Crittenden, Vicki Slaughter, and Ami Jackson Emcee.
 
February 26, 7:00 p.m. Zoom
Southfield Parks & Recreation Department welcomes back The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers® as the final Southfield Celebrates Black History Month event for 2021. virtually via zoom for Pride & Prejudice! The show will consist of 4 storytellers, virtual vendors, and musical performances! ! Zoom links will be sent out via email prior to show time! www.twistedstorytellers.org. https://www.cityofsouthfield.com/departments/parks-recreation/current-events
February 28, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
February 28 , Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. ZOOM EST
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Free Event register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org 
 
 
MARCH
 
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 7:30 p.m. EST ZOOM
Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week) 
https://zoom.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991. Password: 219861
 
March 4, 11, 18, 25, 11:00 a.m. EST ZOOM
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now on Zoom in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-635-5310 Judy@JudySima.com. You don’t have to be a parent to attend.
March 7, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
March 9, 7:00-8:00 CDT, Zoom
Story Arts of MN holds an online workshop on the second Tuesday of each month.  The February session is tentatively titled “Working with Family Stories – A Conversation.”  A small panel of storytellers will share their experiences of mining their family's legends and sorting fact from fiction to shape tellable stories. There will be time for audience questions.  Although details and names of panelists are still being firmed up, you can register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-family-stories-a-conversation-tickets-133774622497. After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Registration is free, although donations ($10 suggested) are appreciated to support SAM's ongoing virtual programming.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

March 10, 7:30 p.m. EST, Zoom
Grapevine Storytelling Online. The Grapevine is spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story, hosted by storytellers Noa Baum, Renee Brachfeld, and Tim Livengood. Featured storytellers this month are the northern Joseph Bruchac and the southern Gayle Ross. Please register at https://fsgw.org/grapevine to get the zoom link. Donations requested.
 
March 11. 7:00 p.m. EST Zoom
Mid-Michigan Areas storytellers (MAST) meets the second Thursday of the month to listen and talk about stories contact: Jennifer.Pahl.Otto@gmail.com. http://tiny.cc/MAST
New members are welcome.
 
March 11-14
Annual Texas Storytelling festival. www.tejasstorytelling.com  17 storytelling events, 7 workshops, over 60 storytellers. Ghost Stories, Youth Showcase, Texas Stories, Liars Contest, Sacred Stories, Story Swap, Story Slam, Music and Social hours
 
March 13.  4pm AK/ 5pm Pacific/ 6pm Mountain/ 7pm Central/ 8pm Eastern.
LIVE on Zoom, The Portland Storyteller’s Guild presents Anne Rutherford in SURPRISE ENDINGS! — Stories that Take a Turn. Enjoy original and vintage stories fueled by sudden plot twists from award-winning storyteller Anne Rutherford. Join her for unreliable narrators, unpredictable characters and endings you didn’t see coming! 
$10 per log-in Click here to register. for your free Zoom link
 
March 13, 7:30 p.m. EST, Zoom 
Storytellers and listeners are invited to join Voices In The Glen storytellers for an evening of shared stories. Anyone may tell a story; no one ever has to tell. For adults and children who can listen like adults. FREE! For questions contact Jane Dorfman at Dorfmanjo@gmail.com   The zoom link is on our website at: http://voicesintheglen.org/event/vitg-monthly-story-swap-online-7/ 

March 13, 6:00 p.m. MST, 7:00 p.m. CST, 800 p.m. EST ZOOM
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairy-tale-variations-rumpelstiltskin-tickets-141922697609
"Once upon a time a girl was told to spin straw into gold and a dwarf offered her an impossible bargain "Fairy Tale Variations: RUMPELSTILTSKIN. One classic story! Five amazing tellers! Hear RUMPELSTILTSKIN as never before! Join Cooper Barun and Rachel Ann Harding of Stories with Spirit as we welcome Megan Wells, Lyn Ford, and Paul Strickland to bring you a tale both familiar and strange. Five tellers will bring you five very different versions of RUMPELSTILTSKIN. From the fairy tale classic to the bright light of today. From side splittingly funny to the deeply dark these tellings and re-tellings will range up the emotional gamut. We recommend this show to only those over 18 years of age. This show is "Pay What It's Worth!" based on your experience of the show. When the show is done we ask that you pay what you felt the hour and a half of art was worth
March 14, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops Facebook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing
rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
March 14, 7:00 p.m. EST, Zoom
Living Room LIVE! presents master storyteller Alton Chung. Alton Takiyama-Chung is a master storyteller who weaves together the magic and superstitions of the Hawaiian Islands with the history of Japan and Korea to create a finely spun and highly unique storytelling experience. Alton's engaging one-man shows have delighted audiences throughout the world. Donation and registration information for this program is at https://tinyurl.com/lrlive2u, or you can email Steve Daut for more information  
 
March 15, 7:00 p.m. EST Zoom
Lansing Storytellers meets the 3rd Monday of the month to listen and talk about storytelling. New members are welcome. Contact Jean Bolley.     bolleyj@hotmail.com   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/93926405690
 
March 17, 8:00 p.m. EST ZOOM
Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You do not even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.
 
March 19, 7:00 p.m. EST ZOOM
The Detroit Story League proudly presents “Spring Fling Family Story Concert” for ages 4 and up featuring Chrissy Begle, Sheryl Pryor, Gwendolyn Lewis, Carolyn Graves, Mary Masson, and Judy Sima. Find the zoom link at www.detroitstoyrtelling.org   or call in at 1 929 205 6099.
 
March 20, 1:00 p.m EST ZOOM
The Detroit Story League welcomes new members the third Saturday of the month to tell, listen and talk about storytelling. Contact Judy Sima for the Zoom link. Judy@Judysima.com
March 21, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops Facebook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
March 26, 7:00 EST ZOOM
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “4th Story Hour” Doors Open at 6:50 pm / Concert @ 7:00 pm Check the website for zoom link. www.Detroitstorytellers.com.
March 28, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops Facebook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
March 28, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.  EST ZOOM
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers are welcome. Free Event register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org 
 
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Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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January 30, 2021

February 2021

 

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.
 
FEBRUARY
 
February 1, 7:15pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin EST
Eastern Story Slam. “Love Hurts.” Tickets $10 at www.themoth.org Virtual Story Slam
 
February 1, 7:15pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin CST
The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth's Central GrandSLAM Story Champion Central Grand SLAM Showdown . www.themoth.org Tickets $15
 
February 1, 7:30 p.m. EST
Speaking Up for Justice: Finding Your Voice webinar. Susan O Halloran will tell a current events story - we’ll have some discussion - and then we’ll learn and practice a skill together. Register at https://SpeakingUpWebinar.eventcombo.com.We all have moments when we wish we had said something, but most of us don’t know what to do or say when we witness injustice large or small. In this 90-minute interactive webinar, Susan  will share the story of when people stood up for those in their community who were being targeted and show how we, too, can learn to take respectful, effective stands. We will start with a story performance, discuss the story, have a short teach-in and skills section and, then, open up for more discussion, questions and comments. Sharing stories is one of the best ways to discuss "difficult" subjects. If you've been wanting to talk about race, religion and other current topics, but don't know how, this is a great place to start.
 
February 2, 9, 16, 23, 7:30 p.m. EST ZOOM
Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week) 
https://zoom.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991. Password: 219861
 
February 3, 10, 17,24 6:00 p.m.
Each Wednesday of Black History Month, The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers will bring a selection of personal and historical narratives aimed at youth and families brought to you by the Charles Wright Museum of African American History. https://www.thewright.org/events/wednesday-night-virtual-storytelling-series. Performers include: Mary Grant “Moving North and My Dad Taught Me to Read.” Janice Barnett “The Sword Among Lions” and “Wilma Rudolph, World’s Fastest Woman.”  Sheryl Pryor “The Eagle” and “The Burning of Birmingham.” Larry Castleberry “The First African American Boxer.” Vickie Slaughter “A Gift for Minty’s Mother.” Jatu Gray “CR Patterson.”
 
February 4, 11, 18, 25, 11:00 a.m. EST ZOOM
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now on Zoom in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com. You don’t have to be a parent to attend
 
February 6, Day-long Event
The National Storytelling Network presents: LUUV
Join us for the LUUV Event featuring 16 tellers that includes the LUUV Show (family-friendly)
as well as the SWOON Story Slam (adult) and the Late Night Passion (adult). For more information go to: http://www.storynet.org/nsnevents.  
The National Storytelling Network (NSN) presents LUUV
     5pm CST: family-friendly “LUUV Tales,” a powerful mix of epic, classical, and personal tales.   
     7pm CST: LUUV’s Story Slam with the theme “Swoon.” Join the crowd to listen or dare to share a Swoon tale of your own.   
     9pm CST: NSN’s curated “Late Night” Adult Show. (No, not for kids; yes, definitely for adults!) Enjoy these intimate, frank, celebratory, humorous and sensuous sexual folktales and personal tales. How Daring!
Full package rates (including slam) for all three shows: $25 (members), $40 (non-members). Register here:
          https://storynet.org/nsnevents/events-registration/
Prices for only the Swoon Story Slam: minimum $5, suggested $10, patron $15. Register for slam only here:
          https://storynet.org/nsnevents/events-registration/
If you want to throw your hat in the ring for the Swoon Slam, go here for rules and signing up (you will also have to register at one of the links above.)
          https://storynet.org/nsnevents/#swoon
 
February 6, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates its Ninth Annual Storytelling Festival virtually. Join Museum staff and guest storytellers for stories that uplift and challenge everyone to embrace love, serve others, and make a difference. “Raising a Generation That Changes the World” can happen, one story at a time.. Check the festival website for more information. www.kvmstorytelling.org. Seasoned storytellers invite listeners into the story, where they often tap into emotions and past experiences while walking through an adventure. Noa Baum uses stories from history to bring alive characters who befriend the audience. Tim Cusack displays raw emotions from true stories of children and their reactions to the stories they’ve heard. Jenifer Strauss shares stories from her past and the effect they had on her. La’Ron Williams brings to life folktales and a song that speak to character and lessons learned. Adam Mellema has provided three very different stories: one true story of a servant heart, a story about compassion, and a new and futuristic story about being still. Mama Edie Armstrong tells two traditional tales with a moral at the end of each. Donna Marie Todd challenges listeners to step outside of their comfort zones and embrace the not-so-pretty truth in stereotypes and rejection. The Gemini brothers, Laz and San, have been playing music, singing songs, and telling stories for over four decades. End the Festival with a Gemini Brothers’ concert of lullabies.
February 7, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
February 8, 7:15pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin PST,
Pacific Story Slam. “Love Hurts.” Tickets $10 at www.themoth.org/ Virtual Story Slam
 
February 8, 7:00 p.m. EST, Zoom
Join us at the Plymouth District Library, for “Telling Twain” with Storyteller & Author, Steve Daut.
This FREE program highlights the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain and his continuing relevance today. The program includes a series of stories that retain the flavor and wry humor of Mark Twain, but are condensed for oral delivery and modernized for today’s audiences. It also includes the historical backdrop for his stories to help people understand and appreciate them fully. https://tinyurl.com/plymouthtt
 
February 9, 7:00-8:00 CST, Zoom
Story Arts of MN holds an online workshop on the second Tuesday of each month.  The February session is tentatively titled “Working with Family Stories – A Conversation.”  A small panel of storytellers will share their experiences of mining their family's legends and sorting fact from fiction to shape tellable stories. There will be time for audience questions.  Although details and names of panelists are still being firmed up, you can register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-family-stories-a-conversation-tickets-133774622497. After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Registration is free, although donations ($10 suggested) are appreciated to support SAM's ongoing virtual programming.
 
February 13. 7:30 p.m. Facebook Live
34th Annual Storytelling Festival – Ark Family Room Series. Featuring Lyn Ford, Chetter Galloway, Antonio Rocha, Steve Daut. www.theark.org . Free. Tip Jar available
February 14, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
February 14, 7:00 p.m. EST
Zoom on out to this special edition of Living Room LIVE! with Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. Join Anne and Norm for a rollicking time, filled with hilarity, jokes, and great stories. Anne and Norm have been featured in premium venues around the country, and they always deliver a good time. You don't want to miss this one! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Donation link - https://tinyurl.com/lrlive2u Registration link - https://tinyurl.com/lrlannenorm  Questions to mail@stevedaut.com  
 
February 17, 8:00 p.m. EST, Zoom
"Not Your Mother's Fairy Tales", featuring Steve Daut, Tobey Anderson, Ingrid Nixon, Laura Packer, Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. Although you'll meet Three Bears, Billy Goats and Red Riding Hood, the stories aren't anything like the traditional tales you read to the kids. In fact, LEAVE THE LITTLE ONES IN THE OTHER ROOM - this show is for adults and older children only. Grab your favorite beverage, settle in, and enjoy modern adult tales that are by turns, fun, quirky, thought-provoking and troublesome. $15 Donation per zoom link requested. Click here to donate. (You can also donate during or after the show.) Click here to register  for your free Zoom link.
  
February 17, 8:00 p.m. EST ZOOM
Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You don't even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
 
February 19, Virtual Doors @7:15p.m. Showtime @7:30p.m. EST
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers® presents “Love Stories” Live streamed Contact: https://www.twistedtellers.org/events   for tickets and link to the show.
 
February 20, 4:40 p.m. EST, Online
As part of the Chennai, India Strytelling fesitval, Steve Daut will be presenting his workshop, "Building Connection and Empathy through Storytelling". Storytelling is, at its most basic, an act of connection. We connect not only through our words, but also through our relationships to the stories we tell, and through the emotional energy we bring to the stories. In this workshop, participants will be invited to do exercises to explore stories of connection and to expand their emotional openness in a group.  We also explore ways difficult stories can be made safer through the use of humor.
https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2021_Presenters.html#stda 
 
February 20, 6:00 p.m. MST, 5:00 p.m. PST, 7:00 p.m. CST 8:00 p.m. EST.  
In the coldest part of winter, join Stories with Spirit (Rachel Ann Harding and Cooper Braun) and special guest Pam Faro on Zoom as we bring the warmth of story to the darkness.Fire in the Dark” Stories of winter, fire, cold, and warmth will kindle your heart! Songs to melt the heart of winter, to the raw terror of the cold. From the fires of hell, to the quiet joy of a winter hearth, these stories will warm your soul. While our stories are geared towards adults, this is an All Ages show. This show is a Pay What It's Worth event based on your experience of the show. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fire-in-the-dark-tickets-136031370491
February 21, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
February 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT, Zoom
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)
 
February 26, 7:00 EST ZOOM
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “4th Friday Story Hour: Doors Open at 6:50 pm / Concert @ 7:00 pm Check the website for zoom link. www.Detroitstorytellers.com. This month featuring Black History Month with DABS Elders, Alma Greer, Genevieve Bellamy, Jenny Crittenden, Vicki Slaughter, and Ami Jackson Emcee.
 
February 26, 7:00 p.m. Zoom
Southfield Parks & Recreation Department welcomes back The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers® as the final Southfield Celebrates Black History Month event for 2021. virtually via zoom for Pride & Prejudice! The show will consist of 4 storytellers, virtual vendors, and musical performances! ! Zoom links will be sent out via email prior to show time! www.twistedstorytellers.org. https://www.cityofsouthfield.com/departments/parks-recreation/current-events

February 28, 2:00 p.m. EST
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
February 28 , Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. ZOOM EST
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Free Event register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org 
 
 
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DECEMBER
 

December 30, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. EST Virtual

Flint Public Library, Join storyteller and musician Karen Bonnici in this fun and interactive music and storytelling program for children and families. Enjoy this holiday program and get ready to participate, laugh, and sing along through our virtual platform. For registration info email jjones@fpl.info

 

December 30, 6:30 p.m. EST ZOOM

The Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild presents “StoryFest 2020 Family Concert Reprise, if you missed it the first time. (Original air date” October 11) Featuring Steve Daut, Jennifer Pahl Otto, Judy Sima, Laura Lee Hayes. https://a2schools.zoom.us/j/94018639222

 

December 31, 10:30 a.m. – 12 midnight EST &Celebration until 3:30 a.m.

Sheila Arnold and Artists Standing Strong Together presents: Storytelling Blowout 2020. www.artistsstandingstrongtogether.net.  2020 will be remembered by the wide-ranging events - from election to pandemic, from wildfires to hurricanes, from KPop to Tik Tok, from murder hornets to UFO sightings, from MAGA rallies to Black Lives Matter protests - what a year!  So in light of all the strange stories of this year, Artists Standing Strong Together will end the year with a Story Blowout - stories from all over the world, from different storytelling types, and from different generations of storytellers.  Join our Blowout to see the performances of our YSSC (Youth Standing Strong Camp) Winter Break Storytelling youth tellers.  The stories start at 10:30 am (EST) and continue until 11:45 pm, and you can come and go as you'd like, or keep the stories on your phone, iPad or laptop as you rest, relax and plan for 2021.  Starting at 11:45 pm (EST), we will have the countdown and then we will play music, dance and have champagne or grape juice until 3 am on Jan. 1, 2021!

 

The other great thing about 2020 was the founding of Artists Standing Strong Together, which began in March as a way to gather the community of artists and ends the year as a non-profit organization connecting artists to resources.  We'd love to have your financial support as we enter into the new year and add more resources, programs and opportunities for artists in a variety of genres.  Please consider a $30 - $60 donation, which you can give even if you can't attend our Story Blowout 2020.  Donations accepted aaat www.artistsstandingstrongtogether.net/donate.  The website takes credit cards, PayPal, Square and has an address if you'd like to mail a check/money order.  If you decide to mail the check/money order, please contact me, Sheila Arnold, sheilaarnold39@aol.com, and let me know that it is being mailed and the amount so we can adjust our records accordingly.  

 

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84945063536?pwd=aUZMZVNER1dyOS9VYUhsVVBSWEh3UT09 Meeting ID: 849 4506 3536. Passcode: 781844 OR Dial in at:  646 558 8656. Meeting ID: 849 4506 3536. Passcode: 781844

 

JANUARY

January 3, 2:00 p.m. EST

Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

 

January 5,12,19,26  7:30 p.m. EST ZOOM

Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week) 

https://zoom.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991. Password: 219861

 

January 7,14,21,28, 11:00 a.m. EST ZOOM

Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now on Zoom in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com. You don’t have to be a parent to attend

 

January 8, 6:00 p.m. MST, 5:00 p.m. PST, 7:00 p.m. CST 8:00 p.m.

The next in our series Fairy Tale Variations, let Stories with Spirit and our dear friends bring you a tale both familiar and strange. Five tellers will bring you five very different versions of Hansel and Gretel. From the fairy tale classic to 19th century Hamburg. From side splittingly funny to the deeply dark these tellings and re-tellings will range up the emotional gamut. This is an Adults Only show. The stories range from humorous to very dark retellings, and we recommend this show to only those over 18 years of age.

 

January 9 and February 6, 1:00 -6:00 p.m. EST

The 9th Annual Kalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival goes virtual in 2021. Five storytelling sessions revolving around Susan Verde, New York Times Best Selling Author's "I Am" book series. Pre-festival videos include stories and support from Noa Baum, Tim Cusack, and Susan Verde. Hear 15 different stories from Adam Mellema, Tim Cusack, La'Ron Williams, Donna Marie Todd, Jenifer Strauss, and Mama Edie. This free festival can be found through the Museum website https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kalamazoomuseum.org%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7C90b4a89961bb48e5173608d8a75aec31%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637443356253651483%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=XtSX8piZYTjodRhNuG%2FuDJG4plCrS5IesBaF4f28gFQ%3D&reserved=0. The pre-conference website goes live January 9, with the full festival on February 6, 1-6 p.m. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth at 269-373-7955

 

January 10, 7:00 p.m. EST

The featured teller for Living Room LIVE! is Steve Daut. Proceeds from this month's event will go to support and improve the ongoing LRL monthly series, and a portion will be donated to the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Steve will be presenting his program "A Village . . . and Then Some". Steve introduces us to some unforgettable characters and shares wisdom gained from unlikely sources. This is a program about forgiveness, new beginnings, and the understanding that it's never too late to find redemption.  Registration link https://tinyurl.com/lrlsteve

 

January 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT, Zoom

Story Arts of MN holds an online workshop on the second Tuesday of each month.  In January, Allison Broeren will present “Story Pop! Find and Refine Stories through Improv and Outside Inspiration.”  Do you think you're out of stories? Do you marvel when somebody gets on stage and adjusts their story to fit the night just perfectly? Join Allison Broeren--storytelling show host, teacher, theater owner, and queen of coming up with stories on the fly--for a session on finding inspiration and turning it into a story!  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-pop-find-and-refine-stories-through-improv-and-outside-inspiration-tickets-133649446091.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Registration is free, although donations ($10 suggested) are appreciated to support SAM's ongoing virtual programming.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

 

January 13,7:30 p.m. EST

The Grapevine presents Connie Regan-Blake and Carolina Quiroga-Stultz. Sponsored by Folklore Society of Greater Washington D.C. Get the Zoom app: https://zoom.us/pricing Registration link: https://fsgw.org/grapevine Paypal link: https://fsgw2.org/grapevine.html. Grapevine tellers are paid by your donations.

 

January 15, 7:00 p.m. EST ZOOM

The Detroit Story League is excited to present a Winter Blast of stories for young and old. Featuring: Tone Ross, Gwen Lewis, Sheryl Pryor, Chrissy Begle, and Stephen Filler. Contact Judy@JudySima.com  for the ZOOM link.

 

January 16, 7:00 EST ZOOM

Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You don't even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

January 17, 2:00 p.m. EST

Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

 

Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You don't even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 

January 22, 7:00 EST ZOOM

 

January 24 , Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. ZOOM

Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Free Event register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org 

January 24, 2:00 p.m. EST

Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

 

January 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT, Zoom

Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

 

January 27, 7:15 p.m. Stories begin at 7:30 p.m. EST Virtual doors open 

The Moth! Join us for an evening of stories, shared live via Zoom, as storytellers take the virtual stage and share a true, personal story from their life: joy and heart, in equal measures. Stories of glory and defeat, taunting fate, laughing in the face of danger, and the moments that forever changed the course. The show will begin promptly at 7:30 PM ET. The pre-show lobby will open at 7:15 PM ET. This is the perfect time to grab a drink, a snack, or a blanket... no formal wear required!

January 28 - 31

Florida Storytelling Festival 2021 will be a LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT: https://flstory.com/festival/ Our storytelling concerts will be by donation. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the connection of stories during these times. Pay what you can. (Suggested $10 – $20). Check the schedule at https://flstory.com/festival/festival-schedule/

 

January 29, live and virtual program, 2:00 p.m. EST

Lois Sprengnether Keel comes as Liberetta Lerich Green from the Oxford Township Cemetery to the Oxford Public Library to tell of her family's involvement in Oxford, the Underground Railroad and the Civil War.  For more information call Adult Services at 248-628-3034 or register at http://miopl.evanced.info/signup.

 

January 30, 8:00 p.m. CST

Women of Light and Dark. Sometimes light is most powerful when we feel its absence. Sometimes darkness brings the nourishment we seek.This mid-winter, four remarkable women will journey through light and dark. They will weave the stories that fill us up and propel us to the next journey. Sarah Beth Nelson, Elizabeth Matson, Erin Johnston, Coral Conant Gilles.

The stories will be best appreciated by adults and teens. Children are welcome to attend, with the understanding that the show may include heavy, frightening or complex material.

Please register through Eventbrite to get the Zoom link for the show, then pay separately via PayPal, Venmo, or check: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-of-light-and-dark-tickets-132486200793?aff=erelexpmlt. Sliding scale. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-of-light-and-dark-tickets-132486200793?aff=erelexpmlt. PayPal: paypal.me/sarahbethnelson Venmo: @Sarah-Nelson-339

Check: Sarah Beth Nelson (please request address) Memo - Women of Light and Dark

January 31, 2:00 p.m. EST

Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

 

FEBRUARY

 

February 2, 9, 16, 23,  7:30 p.m. EST ZOOM

Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week) 

https://zoom.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991. Password: 219861

 

February 4, 11, 18, 25, 11:00 a.m. EST ZOOM

Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now on Zoom in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com. You don’t have to be a parent to attend

February 7, 2:00 p.m. EST

Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

 

February 9, 7:00-8:00 CDT, Zoom

Story Arts of MN holds an online workshop on the second Tuesday of each month.  The February session is tentatively titled “Working with Family Stories – A Conversation.”  A small panel of storytellers will share their experiences of mining their family's legends and sorting fact from fiction to shape tellable stories. There will be time for audience questions.  Although details and names of panelists are still being firmed up, you can register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-family-stories-a-conversation-tickets-133774622497. After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Registration is free, although donations ($10 suggested) are appreciated to support SAM's ongoing virtual programming.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

February 14, 2:00 p.m. EST

Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

 

February 14, 7:00 p.m. EST

Zoom on out to this special edition of Living Room LIVE! with Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. Join Anne and Norm for a rollicking time, filled with hilarity, stupid jokes, and great stories. Anne and Norm have been featured in premium venues around the country, and they always deliver a good time. You don't want to miss this one! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Donation link - https://tinyurl.com/lrlive2u Registration link - https://tinyurl.com/lrlannenorm  Questions to mail@stevedaut.com  

 

February 14, 8:00 p.m. EST Zoom

Join a crazy band of storytellers from around the country for "Not Your Mother's Fairy Tales". Tellers include

Steve Daut, Anne Rutherford, Norm Brecke, Ingrid Nixon, Laura Packer, and Tobey Anderson. Although you'll meet Three Bears, Billy Goats and Red Riding Hood, the stories aren't anything like the traditional tales you read to the kids. In fact, LEAVE THE LITTLE ONES IN THE OTHER ROOM - this show is for adults and older children only. Grab your favorite beverage, settle in, and enjoy modern adult tales that are by turns, fun, quirky, thought-provoking, and troublesome. Information and links to this program are available at  https://www.stevedaut.com/specialevent.htm 

 

February 17, 8:00 p.m. EST ZOOM

Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You don't even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 

February 19, Virtual Doors @7:15p.m. Showtime @7:30p.m. EST

The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers® presents “Love Stories” Live streamed  Contact: https://www.twistedtellers.org/events   for tickets and link to the show.

February 21, 2:00 p.m. EST

Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

 

February 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT, Zoom

Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)

 

February 26, 7:00 EST ZOOM

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “4th Friday Story Hour: Doors Open at 6:50 pm / Concert @ 7:00 pm Check the website for zoom link. www.Detroitstorytellers.com.

February 28, 2:00 p.m. EST

Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

 

February 28 , Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. ZOOM

Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Free Event register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org 

 

 

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