October 6, 2018

October 2018 Basic & Update

This month first check the Basic or usual monthly listing, then scroll down to the Update as much as been added.

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
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Judy Sima, Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
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October 1, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

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Call for Tellers for the Scary Story Festival in Howell MI,Saturday October 27 at the Howell Opera House.The event is a fund raiser for the Opera House, $25 stipend to help cover gas and travel.  7:00 Children’s show (3-4 tellers needed) and/or the 9:00 adult show (5-6 tellers needed) Deadline October 1st. To apply call or contact Jeff Doyle Jeff Doyle  (517) 404-8257 Jeff@myblueape.com or Steve Daut (734) 845-1070 mail@stevedaut.com
OCTOBER

October 1, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Open Mic w/ Norte" Tell a story and help raise some funds for Norte. Featured performers from Norte as well as random drawing for slots on the mic. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. Karen@heresaystorytelling.com , heresaystorytelling.com. Requested donation for Norte at door.
October 2, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam, Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes. Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: www.theMoth.org Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.
October 3, Mt Pleasant 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Let's Do Lunch - Stories Told, Lives Shared. Featuring Tandem Storytellers Jennifer Pahl Otto and Eileen DeLorenzo. The Traditional Tales we love and our crafted personal stories all stem from the shared human experience. This free event is open to the public. Just bring your lunch and a smile. We provide the entertainment, cookies and drinks! Art Reach of Mid Michigan 111 E Broadway St.Information: (989) 773-3689
October 3, 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
October 4 & 11, Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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 in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.
October 4, Mt Pleasant 9:45-10:30 p.m.
Mid Michigan Area Storytellers will present STORYTELLING AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET. Bring a chair or blanket and the little ones in your life to enjoy these interactive folktales and fables. The Mt. Pleasant Farmers' Market is at Island Park located at 331 N. Main Street in downtown Mt. Pleasant. This event is free and open to the public. Information: Contact: Carol Moody Email: parks-rec@mt-pleasant.org,
October 4, Calumet 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Pete Griffin is the featured storyteller for two live shows of the
Red Jacket Jamboree, an old time radio variety show recorded before a live audience at the historic Calumet Theatre, 340 Sixth Street. Tickets: Adults $17.50, College Student w/ID $12.50, Child (0-17 years) FREE with paid adult (ticket info: 906-337-2610)
October 4, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes. Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.
October 6, Garden 10:00 a.m-10:00 p.m.
12th Annual Fall Fest at Fayette Historic State Park. Hayrides, games, costume contest during the day. Jenifer Strauss will be giving two Spooky Storytelling performances. 7:00 pm: Family Friendly Stories for Halloween and 9:00 pm Haunted Tales for older listeners and not the weak of heart!  4785 II Road, Garden, MI 49835, Event Page: https://www.michigan.org/event/12th-annual-fayette-fall-fest
October 5-7, Jonesborough, Tennessee
Michigan’s very own Corinne Stavish will Emcee at the National Storytelling Festival. www.storytellingcenter.net/festival.
October 5, Detroit 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “See, What Had Happened Was….” Featuring Larry Castleberry, Tone Ross, James Graham, Ivory Williams. Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers. Advanced tickets $10, at the door $15. www.thedetroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com 313-442-3227.
October 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
Kerry Tales:  “Simple Simon and Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Free.  734-769-3115
October 8, Marquette 7:00 p.m.
Pete Griffin will be telling stories from "Diary of a Forest Ranger" at the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library, 217 N Front St.  Free to the public.  Contact information: Carolyn McManis (906) 226-4318
October 10, Escanaba 6:30 p.m.
Pete Griffin will be telling stories from "Diary of a Forest Ranger" and "Tales from a Michigan Childhood" at the Escanaba Public Library, 400 Ludington Street
.  Free to the public.  Contact information: Monique Ciofu (mciofu@uproc.lib.mi.us) (906) 789-7323
October 11, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .
October 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers
October 13, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) Fright Night starts with Scary Stories at 7 p.m. with Scarier Stories after 8 p.m. in the Fisk Farm barn at Fisk Road, just off Highland Road (M-59) just west of Williams Lake Road in Waterford. Free refreshments provided by North West Oakland Optimist Club.  Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for more information. $2 per person or $5 per family. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org
October 15, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"School'd."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about school and hard lessons. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. Karen@heresay@gmail.com heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at the door.
October 16, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com
October 16, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes. Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: www.theMoth.org Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

The Jackson District Library is excited to present the 31st Jackson Storyfest, October 17-19, 2018.   The three days will feature some of the most talented and famous Storytellers throughout the United States.  

October 17, Jackson 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Storyfest gets rolling with the Preschoolers, Head Start programs and early education organizations across Jackson County will be gathering together to participate in preschool story sessions.   Leading the children in a whimsical story time performances are Mother Goose, a.k.a. Trudy Bulkey at Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave, and Cate Robarts-Snyder at the Lyle Torrant Center. 1175 W Parnall Rd, Free and open to the public. Reserve a spot by calling 517.788.4087, Extension 1331. 
October 18, Jackson 10:00 a.m.
Jackson Storyfest presents LaRon Williams and his performance for Jackson area senior citizens at the much anticipated Silver Tales for the Young at Heart.  Packaged especially for seniors, this event will be hosted by the Ella Sharp Museum in their Community Room 3225 Fourth St.





October 18 and 19 Jackson 
31st Annual Jackson Storyfest brings storytelling sessions to schools throughout Jackson County for students K-12 featuring approximately 30 local, regional and national professional storytellers. Judy Sima, Karen Bonnicci, Corinne Stavish, Jenifer Strauss, Ivory Williams, Dick Strader, Robin Nott, Jean Bolley, Tonya  Dallas, Eileen DeLorenzo, Michael Deren, Gemini, Patricia (Tricia) Kjolhede, Adam Mellema, Genot Picor, Laura Pershin Raynor, Cate Robarts-Snyder, Barbara Schutzgruber, Dick Strader, La’Ron Williams and others
October 19, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
As a finale celebration of Storyfest, a Michigan Storytelling Showcase event will be held free to the public at the Michigan Theatre located at 124 N. Mechanic Street in Downtown Jackson. Headliners include: Emcee, Corinne Stavish and storytellers:  Robin Nott, Judy Sima, Corrine Stavish, and Jenifer Strauss.  This will be a family event and all ages are welcomed!
October 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 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037
October 20, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to our annual Meet & Greet. Find out all about us, hear some great stories our monthly meeting. Bring a friend, everyone is welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 12:30 stories begin followed by “Awaken Your Inner Storyteller,” workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location Plymouth Public Library, 223 S Main Street. (between Church and Penniman Ave.) 734-453-0750. Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org
October 20, New Boston 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Join Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss for family-friendly Halloween stories around the fire at the Crosswinds Marsh Harvest Festival. Hayrides, cider, pumpkin carving and more offered at the free fall outdoor event! Here is the event link with details and directions: https://www.facebook.com/events/396665690755891/
October 20, Mt Pleasant 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Spooky Stories! Come listen to fun, spine-chilling stories told by storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo. Kids can bring their own stories to the stage to share for a fun-filled goose-bump raising experience for all. Appropriate for children ages 5-12. Included in general admission and free to members. 5093 E Remus Rd.Information: Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum 989-317-3221
October 21, Detroit doors open at 3:30 p.m concert begins at 4:00 p.m
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “Young Detroit Speaks: A Storytelling Concert, featuring youth storytellers from the Community. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren. Admission is $5 for youth under 17 years old and includes membership to the museum. Adult tickets are free with children’s membership. Additional information 313-442-3227. www.thedetroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com.
October 22, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com
October 25, Roseville 6:00 p.m.
Storyteller, Loretta P Vitek will be telling "Frightful Fall Folktales" a free program for teens and adults at the Roseville Public Library @ 29777 Gratiot Ave. 586-447-5407 
October 26 Muskegon 7:00-8:30 p.m.
You are invited to an extraordinary evening of Tellabration!-a night of storytelling! Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 8th annual Tellabration! A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years and older. These stories will entertain you, humor you, and stay with you long after the evening is over. Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Avenue. Tickets are $5 per person ($15 for families) Contact Ned Carter @ 231-755-2383 or carteredwin93@yahoo.com
October 27, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: 313-442-3227. New members welcome
October 27, Gross Pointe Shores 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share songs and stories as a part of the The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Halloween Festival. 1100 Lake Shore Road, www.fordhouse.org for ticket info.
October 27, Howell 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The Howell Opera House presents its 12th Scary Story Festival. Children’s Scary Stories begin at 7:00 p.m. Free.. Adult Scary Stories begin at 9:00 p.m. Tickets $20. All proceeds go to the Howell Opera House. featuring: Jeff Doyle, , 123 W. Grand River. www.howelloperahouse.com. For more information contact Jeff Doyle, jeff@myblueape.com. Steve Daut (734) 845-1070 mail@stevedaut.com
October 28, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers
October 28, Beverly Hills 6:00 p.m.
23rd Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring Judy Sima and Michelle McKinney. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the haunted woods followed by delightfully frightful tales told under the park pavilion. Beverly Road, north of 13 mile, west of Southfield Rd. For information: 248-644-7802.

Judy Sima, Editor
Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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UPDATE

 

* 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.
 

OCTOBER 4, 2018

UPDATE




UPDATE

It’s “scary” that there are so many wonderful storytelling events going on in October – I just had to issue an update on all of the special events! Monthly meetings are listed in the October 1st edition.

OCTOBER

October 4, Calumet 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Pete Griffin is the featured storyteller for two live shows of the Red Jacket Jamboree, an old time radio variety show recorded before a live audience at the historic Calumet Theatre, 340 Sixth Street. Tickets: Adults $17.50, College Student w/ID $12.50, Child (0-17 years) FREE with paid adult (ticket info: 906-337-2610)

October 5-7, Jonesborough, Tennessee
Michigan’s very own Corinne Stavish will Emcee at the National Storytelling Festival. Click here for the National Storytelling Festival website for more information and line ups.

October 5, Detroit 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “See, What Had Happened Was….” Featuring Larry Castleberry, Tone Ross, James Graham, Ivory Williams. Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers. Advanced tickets $10, at the door $15. www.thedetroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com  313-442-3227.

October 5, Royal Oak 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the Detroit Zoo - Halloween Zoo Boo event. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/

October 6, Royal Oak 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the Detroit Zoo - Halloween Zoo Boo event. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/

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

Octtober 7, Royal Oak 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the Detroit Zoo - Halloween Zoo Boo event. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd. https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/

October 8, Marquette 7:00 p.m.
Pete Griffin will be telling stories from "Diary of a Forest Ranger" at the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library, 217 N Front St.  Free to the public. Contact information: Carolyn McManis (906) 226-4318

October 10, Escanaba 6:30 p.m.
Pete Griffin will be telling stories from "Diary of a Forest Ranger" and "Tales from a Michigan Childhood" at the Escanaba Public Library, 400 Ludington Street.  Free to the public.  Contact information: Monique Ciofu (mciofu@uproc.lib.mi.us) (906) 789-7323

October 11, Ann Arbor 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

October 12, Royal Oak 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the Detroit Zoo - Halloween Zoo Boo event. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/

October 13, Royal Oak 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the Detroit Zoo - Halloween Zoo Boo event. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/

October 13, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) Fright Night starts with Scary Stories at 7 p.m. with Scarier Stories after 8 p.m. in the Fisk Farm barn at Fisk Road, just off Highland Road (M-59) just west of Williams Lake Road in Waterford. Free refreshments provided by North West Oakland Optimist Club.  Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for more information. $2 per person or $5 per family. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

October 14, Royal Oak 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the Detroit Zoo - Halloween Zoo Boo event. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/

October 15, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"School'd."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about school and hard lessons. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation.

October 19, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
As a finale celebration of Storyfest, a Michigan Storytelling Showcase event will be held free to the public at the Michigan Theatre located at 124 N. Mechanic Street in Downtown Jackson. Headliners include: Emcee, Corinne Stavish and storytellers:  Robin Nott, Judy Sima, Corrine Stavish, and Jenifer Strauss.  This will be a family event and all ages are welcomed!

October 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 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

October 19, Royal Oak 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the Detroit Zoo - Halloween Zoo Boo event. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/

October 20, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to our annual Meet & Greet. Find out all about us, hear some great stories our monthly meeting. Bring a friend, everyone is welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location Plymouth Public Library, 223 S Main Street. (between Church and Penniman Ave.) 734-453-0750. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

October 20, Royal Ok 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the Detroit Zoo - Halloween Zoo Boo event. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI, https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/

October 21, Royal Oak 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the Detroit Zoo - Halloween Zoo Boo event. 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI, https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/

October 25, Roseville 6:00 p.m.
Storyteller, Loretta P Vitek will be telling "Frightful Fall Folktales" a free program for teens and adults at the Roseville Public Library @ 29777 Gratiot Ave. 586-447-5407

October 26 Muskegon 7:00-8:30 p.m.
You are invited to an extraordinary evening of Tellabration!-a night of storytelling! Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 8th annual Tellabration! A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years and older. These stories will entertain you, humor you, and stay with you long after the evening is over. Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Avenue. Tickets are $5 per person ($15 for families) Contact Ned Carter @ 231-755-2383 or carteredwin93@yahoo.com

October 27, Grosse Pointe Shores 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Spooky & Kooky songs and stories as a part of the The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Halloween Festival. 1100 Lake Shore Road, , www.fordhouse.org for ticket info

October 28, Beverly Hills 6:00 p.m.
23rd Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring Judy Sima and Michelle McKinney. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the haunted woods followed by delightfully frightful tales told under the park pavilion. Beverly Road, north of 13 mile, west of Southfield Rd. For information: 248-644-7802.

October 31, Chesterfield 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for her frighteningly fun Spooky & Kooky storytelling and music program for young families at the Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia St. Contact: Holly Kirsten 586-598-4900


Judy Sima, Editor
Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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Judy@JudySima.com
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September 1, 2018

September 2018


* 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.
 

SEPTEMBER 2018

HIGHLIGHTS


Having trouble receiving your copy of MI Story? Gmail users set your inbox to “Main” rather than “Promotional.” Everyone else check your junk mail and set it to receive MI Story.

All storytelling groups, guilds and meetings are back up and running. Check the meeting times and places near you.

SEPTEMBER

September 1, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 35th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com

September 2, Royal Oak Two Sessions: 1:20p.m. and 3:00p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents, “Funtales” on the Kids Stage at the 31st  annual “Arts Beats and Eats Festival” in downtown Royal Oak. Summer festival inspired family stories are in store for all. Downtown Royal Oak. Free to the public. See link for location/parking: http://artsbeatseats.com/event-map/

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

September 3, Royal Oak 4:30 p.m.
Storyteller, Judy Sima presents “Books Come Alive” on the Kids Stage at the 31st annual “Arts Beats and Eats Festival” in downtown Royal Oak. Summer festival inspired family stories are in store for all. Downtown Royal Oak. Free to the public. See link for location/parking: http://artsbeatseats.com/event-map/

September 4, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

September 5, 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

September 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

September 13, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

September 9, Ann Arbor 10:30 a.m. i
Storyteller Trudy Bulkley entertains as Mother Goose in the Children's Tent at the Kerrytown Bookfest, Kerrytown Market and Shops, Free, open to the public. Phone:  734-769-3115.

September 13 & 27, Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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 in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

September 13, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com

September 14, 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

September 15, 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 Public Library Redford Branch. 21200 Grand River Ave, info: (313) 481-1820. Contace: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

September 15, East Lansing 7:00 p.m.
Join the Lansing Storytellers for our annual Night of Storytelling for Grownups and the Hannah Center, 819 Abbot Rd. The stories start at 7 and for a suggested donation of $5 you will also be treated to delicious homemade cookies at the intermission. For more information call Jean Bolley at 517-281-8036 or e-mail bolleyj@hotmail.com.

September 17, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

September 18, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

September 18, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

September 20, Northville 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:00 p.m. stories begin
Join us for our inaugural Hometown Life Storytellers Project ‘Music’ where we will hear, live stories of pianos, song writing, soothing escapes and more on how music has transformed. This event will feature professionally coached, local storytellers. It is open to the community for $7 per person in advance; $10 at the door. This PG-13 event will be held at The Village Workshop in downtown Northville. 445 E. Cady. With a new cafe serving sandwiches, soup and salads, the workshop is in a beautiful historical building, a perfect location for the kickoff of the Hometown Life Storytellers Project. For more information contact: Dan Dean, 248.396.0706. ddean@hometownlife.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/267881900668026/
Tickets direct: https://tickets.hometownlife.com/e/hometown-life-storytellers-music/tickets

September 20, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Animals. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

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

September 23, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild  Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room.  Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers
welcome. Meetings are free.  More information: annarborstorytelling.org

September 24, Clarkston 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join Lois Sprengnether Keel as the One-Room Schoolteacher and enjoy a look back at how school was in Michigan when one and two-room schools were common.  Friends of Bethany North Oakland at the Cushing Center of St. Daniel's Catholic Church, 7010 Valleypark Dr. Contact Kathryn Rowles, 248-322-4053.

September 24, Chesterfield 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for this fun &
interactive storytelling and improv program at the Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia St, Chesterfield, Contact: Casee Hill, 586-598-4900

September 25, Gross Pointe Farms 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her playful and interactive Clap it, Tap it, Sing it music and storytelling program for families at the Grosse Pointe Public Library, 10 Kercheval Avenue, Jane Marsden - 313-343-2074 x 218

September 26, Ann Arbor Doors open 7:00 p.m.
The Moth GrandSLAM Championship at the Ark 316 South Main Street. www.themoth.org

 September 27, Romeo 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share a bewitching interactive music and storytelling campfire program for families at the Romeo District Library/Kezar Branch, 107 Church St, Stacie Guzzo, 586-752-2583
carteredwin93@yahoo.com

September  29, Okemos 7:00 p.m.
Members of the Lansing Storytellers will be featured at Harvest Moon: Tales Around the Campfire at the Harris Nature Center from 7-8:30 p.m. The Center is located at 3998 VanAtta Road, Registration is $3 per person or $7 for a family and includes, not only wonderful stories, but marshmallows to roast around the campfire. For more information or to register call 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us.

September 30, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

OCTOBER

October 2, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam, Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

October 3, 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

October 4 & 11, Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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 in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

October 4, Calumet 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Pete Griffin is the featured storyteller for two live shows of the Red Jacket Jamboree, an old time radio variety show recorded before a live audience at the historic Calumet Theatre, 340 Sixth Street. Tickets: Adults $17.50, College Student w/ID $12.50, Child (0-17 years) FREE with paid adult (ticket info: 906-337-2610).

October 4, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

October 5-7, Jonesborough, Tennessee
Michigan’s very on Corinne Stavish will be a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival. Click here for the National Storytelling Festival website

October 5, Detroit 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “See, What Had Happened Was….” Featuring Larry Castleberry, Tone Ross, James Graham, Ivory Williams. Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers. Advanced tickets $10, at the door $15. www.thedetroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com  313-442-3227.

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

October 8, Marquette 7:00 p.m.
Pete Griffin will be telling stories from "Diary of a Forest Ranger" at the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library, 217 N Front St.  Free to the public.  Contact information: Carolyn McManis (906) 226-4318

October 10, Escanaba 6:30 p.m.
Pete Griffin will be telling stories from "Diary of a Forest Ranger" and "Tales from a Michigan Childhood" at the Escanaba Public Library, 400 Ludington Street.  Free to the public.  Contact information: Monique Ciofu (mciofu@uproc.lib.mi.us) (906) 789-7323

October 11, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

October 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

October 13, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) Fright Night starts with Scary Stories at 7 p.m. with Scarier Stories after 8 p.m. in the Fisk Farm barn at Fisk Road, just off Highland Road (M-59) just west of Williams Lake Road in Waterford. Free refreshments provided by North West Oakland Optimist Club.  Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for more information. $2 per person or $5 per family. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

October 15, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"School'd."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about school and hard lessons. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com  heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

October 16, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

October 16, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

The Jackson District Library is excited to present the 31st Jackson Storyfest, October 17-19, 2018.   The three days will feature some of the most talented and famous Storytellers throughout the United States.  

October 17, Jackson 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Storyfest gets rolling with the Preschoolers beginning on Wednesday, October 17th.  Head Start programs and early education organizations across Jackson County will be gathering together to participate in preschool story sessions.   Leading the children in a whimsical story time performance are Mother Goose, a.k.a. Trudy Bulkey at Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave, and Cate Robarts-Snyder at the Lyle Torrant Center. 1175 W Parnall Rd, Jackson, MI 49201. Free and open to the public. Reserve a spot by calling 517.788.4087, Extension 1331.

October 18, Jackson 10:00 a.m.
Jackson Storyfest presents LaRon Williams and his performance for Jackson area senior citizens at the much anticipated Silver Tales for the Young at Heart.  Packaged especially for seniors, this event will be hosted by the Ella Sharp Museum in their Community Room 3225 Fourth St,

October 18 and 19 Jackson 
31st Annual Jackson Storyfest brings storytelling sessions to schools throughout Jackson County for students K-12 featuring approximately 30 local, regional and national professional storytellers. Judy Sima, Karen Bonnicci, Corinne Stavish, Jenifer Strauss, Ivory Williams, Dick Strader, Robin Nott and others

October 19, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
As a finale celebration of Storyfest, a Michigan Storytelling Showcase event will be held free to the public at the Michigan Theatre located at 124 N. Mechanic Street in Downtown Jackson. Headliners include:  Robin Nott, Judy Sima, Corrine Stavish, Ivory Williams  and Jenifer Strauss.  This will be a family event and all ages are welcomed!

October 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 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

October 20, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to annual Meet & Greet. Find out all about us, hear some great stories our monthly meeting. Bring a friend, everyone is welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location Plymouth Public Library, 223 S Main Street. (between Church and Penniman Ave.) 734-453-0750. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

October 22, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

October 26 Muskegon 7:00-8:30 p.m.
You are invited to an extraordinary evening of Tellabration!-a night of storytelling! Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 8th annual Tellabration! A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years and older. These stories will entertain you, humor you, and stay with you long after the evening is over. Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Avenue. Tickets are $5 per person ($15 for families) Contact Ned Carter @ 231-755-2383 or carteredwin93@yahoo.com

October 27, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome

October 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

October 27, Gross Pointe Shores 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share songs and stories as a part of the The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Halloween Festival. 1100 Lake Shore Road, www.fordhouse.org for ticket info.


October 27, Beverly Hills 6:00 p.m.
23rd Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring Judy Sima and Michelle McKinney. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the haunted woods followed by delightfully frightful tales told under the park pavilion. Beverly Road, north of 13 mile, west of Southfield Rd. For information: 248-644-7802.

NOVEMBER

November 1, 7, 15, 29, Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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 in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

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

November 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam, Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

October 4, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

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

November 7, Bloomfield Hills 12:30 p.m.
Birmingham American Association of University Women host Lois Sprengnether Keel as a Michigan World War I "Hello Girl", the bi-lingual telephone operator.  (Time is approximate as the program is open to the public after the noon AAUW luncheon.) Iroquois Club, 43248 Woodward Ave. For information: 248-642-4764.  Free.

November 8, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00  p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

November 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

November 15, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Holidays. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

November 16, Livonia Doors open 6:00 p.m. Storytelling begins 7:00 p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 104 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. storytelling followed by refreshments;  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email Judy@JudySima.com  www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"Beat the Clock."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about trying to keep pace with the passage of time. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.
November 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

November 17, Northville 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location: Northville District Library, 212 Cady St. (West of Center, South of Main St. across from the post office). 248-349-3020.  Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

November 19, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

November 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"Beat the Clock."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about trying to keep pace with the passage of time. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

November 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

November 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

November 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

November 24, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome

November 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

November 28, Ann Arbor Doors open 7:00 p.m.
The Moth GrandSLAM Championship at the Ark 316 South Main Street. www.themoth.org

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