June 24, 2019

July 2019


* 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.
 

July 1, 2019



HIGHLIGHTS

Many storytelling groups do not hold summer meetings. If you don’t find one near you, check back in September

June

June 25-29, Jonesborough, TN 2:00-3:00 p.m. 
If you're traveling to the sweet spot where the Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge, stop by the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN to hear stories shared by Corinne Stavish. Tickets are $12.  https://www.storytellingcenter.net/event/corinne-stavish-matinee-performances/2019-06-25/

June 27, Battle Creek, 7:00 p.m.
Join Battle Creek Community tellers for an evening of delightful stories following the theme of "Magic." First Congregational Church of Battle Creek, 145 Capital N. E. $7.00 at the door. For additional info: Dick Strader, 269-274-1812 or dstrader40@yahoo.com

June 28, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
A summer time tradition since 1999, The Story Spinners of Grand Rapids and Blandford Nature Center host  Riverside Raconteurs Storytelling Bonfires, open to the public on the fourth Friday evenings of June, July and August, 2019.We invite Individuals, couples and families to spread a blanket under twilight skies, and to participate as tellers of tales, singers of songs, or listeners of lore. Bring a blanket or chair, some bug spray and, if you like, a memorized story, poem or song. Location:  Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave.  Patrick Foley at foleypd57@gmail.com or call (616) 446-0997 for details. Free.

June 29, Elk Rapids 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 36th 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.The Stone Circle documentary finished the film festival circuit last October. Last August in Ierapetra, Crete it won The Snake Goddess Award.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Stone-Circle-Documentary-119361798651051/


June 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

JULY

July 2, East Lansing 7:00 - 8 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for Play in the Park and her fun and interactive music and storytelling program sponsored by the City of East Lansing - Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.

July 2, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

July 6, 13, 20, 27 Elk Rapids 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 36th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or
terry-wooten.com.

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

July 9, Lincoln Park, 6:30 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for a fun and interactive music and storytelling program at the Lincoln Park Public Library 1381 Southfield Road. 313-381-0374

July 10, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

July 11, Morenci 12:00 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for her Tunes, Tappin’ & Talkin’ Tales program sponsored by the Stair Library. Program location is at the Morenci Middle School library, 304 Page St, Morenci, MI 49256, contact the Stair Library with questions at 517-458-6510

July 11, Mount Pleasant 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. This event is free. Look for the Parks and Recreation blue canopy. 331 North Main Street. Contact: Carol Moody, 989-779-5338

July 11, 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 to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

July 15, 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

July 17, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

July 18, White Lake 6:30-7:30 p.m.
White Lake Library celebrates its new library building and Summer Reading with storyteller Lois Sprengnether Keel's "Once Upon a Galaxy", tales from all over the earth about what we see in the sky. The new library is at 11005 Elizabeth Lake Road. To register contact Youth Services, 248-698-4942 once the library re-opens or online as of July 4 , the event is free.

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

July 20, White Lake 2:00-4:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers is hosting its final event with Jeff Doyle, “How to Make Your Stories More Compelling?” for adults only. In this closing event for the storytelling group Jeff will offer hints and exercises to be used when writing and creating stories to make them more interesting.  Fisk Farm, 9180 Highland Rd. (The group may continue meeting and telling annually at the Livonia Highland Games, see August 3.) For more information contact Lois Keel, 248-625-5848 or Lois-sez@Lois-sez.com. The event is free

July 22 - 26, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students from (5 to 14)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road.(Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

July 25, Freemont, CA 
Barbara Schutzgruber will team up with Dorothy Cleveland (MN) at the National Storytelling Nework to present their Fringe Show 'Bedtime Stories: Sex, Death, and Violence" - Take a wild outing with four cautionary tales from the darker side of life. Told with humor, irony and luscious imagery, Dorothy and Barb will take you deep into original stories, folktales and myth and bring you home safely. For more information go to the NSN website https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference/


July 26, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
A summer time tradition since 1999, The Story Spinners of Grand Rapids and Blandford Nature Center host  Riverside Raconteurs Storytelling Bonfires, open to the public on the fourth Friday evenings of June, July and August, 2019.We invite Individuals, couples and families to spread a blanket under twilight skies, and to participate as tellers of tales, singers of songs, or listeners of lore. Bring a blanket or chair, some bug spray and, if you like, a memorized story, poem or song. Location:  Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave.  Patrick Foley at foleypd57@gmail.com or call (616) 446-0997 for details. Free.

July 28, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave. 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

July 29 - Aug 2, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students from (5 to 14)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859


AUGUST

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Elk Rapids 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 36th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or
terry-wooten.com.

August 3, Livonia 10:00-3:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers tells at the annual St. Andrews Highland Games in the Wee Bairns Heritage Area, at Greenmead Historical Park, 20501 Newburgh Road. See the event website at https://highlandgames.com/ or https://highlandgames.com/wee-bairns/ For more information contact Pam Dawson, 248-245-1499 or pdawsonusa@gmail.com. The event tickets for the day are Adults $17, Teenagers $15, Children 12 and under Free.

August 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  A Peck of Pickled Peppers 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

August 5 - 9, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students from (5 to 14)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road.(Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

August 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

August 8, Mount Pleasant 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. This event is free. Look for the Parks and Recreation blue canopy. 331 North Main Street. Contact: Carol Moody, 989-779-5338

August 13, Canton 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for her Tunes, Tappin’ & Talkin’ Tales music and storytelling program presented by Canton Leisure Services at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, 1150 S Canton Center Rd.734-394-5100

August 13, Novi 6:00 p.m. Doors Open, 7:00 p.m. stories begin The great outdoors isn't for everyone, but for some, it's everything. Join Hometown Life for a night of stories about some of the best — and worst — outdoor moments. Michigan Beer Company, 42875 Grand River Ave. Tickets:$10 for general admission, $5 for students, and are available at https://tickets.hometownlife.com/e/hometown-life-storytellers-romance/.If you are interested in becoming a storyteller, go to storytellersproject.com/national/speak www.storytellersproject.com/national/speak/  select "Hometown Life" under the "Choose a city" tab and submit a story idea.

August 14, Elk Rapids 7:00 p.m.
Here: Say and Art Rapids are collaborating for the first time! Come to Herth Hall (401 River Street) for "Showtime," stories that celebrate cinema. For information contact: karen@heresaystorytelling.comhttp://www.artrapids.org/new-events/2019/5/21/here-say-storytelling-showtime

August 14, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from September 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: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

August 15, Pemberville, OH - 4:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for her Tunes, Tappin’ & Talkin’ Tales program as a part of the Pemberville Free Fair, 405 E Front St., Pemberville, Ohio 43450,https://www.pembervillefair.org/


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

August 17, Detroit 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch 12:30 stories beginwill be told by our guests, the members of The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers, followed by a workshop, 2:00 Business meeting. Detroit Main Library, 5201 Woodward (North of Warren, park in Library lot off Putnum). Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

August 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

August 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

August 23, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
A summer time tradition since 1999, The Story Spinners of Grand Rapids and Blandford Nature Center host  Riverside Raconteurs Storytelling Bonfires, open to the public on the fourth Friday evenings of June, July and August, 2019.We invite Individuals, couples and families to spread a blanket under twilight skies, and to participate as tellers of tales, singers of songs, or listeners of lore. Bring a blanket or chair, some bug spray and, if you like, a memorized story, poem or song. Location:  Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave.  Patrick Foley at foleypd57@gmail.com or call (616) 446-0997 for details. Free.

August 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave. 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


SEPTEMBER

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

September 3, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open,  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

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

September 7, Elk Rapids 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 36th 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 11, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston). Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

September 12, 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 Annex Community Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .        

September20, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com 

September 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open,  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

September 20, 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 21, TBD 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring your lunch, 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:00 Business meeting. Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

September 28, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Jatu Gray, 313-433-4249.  New members welcome.

September 29, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.  
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact: Laura Lee Hayes, lauragami@provide.net. Meetings are free



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May 28, 2019

June 2019

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

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

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

June 1, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS
 

May you enjoy a summer filled with fun, sun and storytelling. Many storytelling groups do not hold summer meetings. If you don’t find one near you, check back in September

JUNE

June 1, Farmington Hills 6:00 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for campfire stories and songs during The Great Farmington Hills Campout located at Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd. for registration info call 248-473-1800

June 1, Milford, MI, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for a fun and interactive music and storytelling program sponsored by the Milford YMCA. Located at the Downtown Milford, LaFontaine Amphitheater, at 195 N Main St, Milford, MI

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

June 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 4, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information. 
http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

June 7, 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

June 8, Mount Clemens 4:00-5:00 pm.
The Anton Art Center's SUPER SatARTday series opens with free arts activities, demos, and more including storyteller Lois Sprengnether Keel's "Once Upon a Galaxy", tales from all over the earth about what we see in the sky.  125 Macomb Place.  For more information 586-469-8666 or

June 9 and 10, Detroit 9:00-4:00 pm.
Historic Fort Wayne Civil War Days offers historic re-enactors (local to Michigan during the war) and more to support the fort and veterans.  6325 West Jefferson.  For more information    Children under 12 free, others $5 per person and parking $5 per vehicle.

UPDATE

June 11, Detroit 10:00 a.m.
All ages are invited to the 2019 Annual Storytelling Festival.  Clara Stanton Jones Auditorium- Detroit Main Library-A-level Come and enjoy your favorite stories told to music.  Tales and Tunes will make your stories come alive with music.  There will be dancing, music and pictures to hear and see. Priscilla Hawkins-Storyteller. 5201 Woodward Ave. For more information contact: Lurine Carter, 313-481-1360. detroitpubliclibrary.org. Admission is free.


June 12, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121,
cwcook13@aol.com. .

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

UPDATE

June 14, Fremont 7:30 p.m.
Father’s Daze at The Dogwood Center For The Performing Arts 4734 S Campus Court in Father’s Daze is a hysterical look at being a Dad with Don White, Bil Lepp and Bill Harley. Show your dad that you can bring him to a show that he will actually enjoy on Father’s Day weekend. $20. Order tickets on line at:  
www.dogwoodcenter.com

June 15, Fraser12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to participate in our annual Story Slam. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch. Stories begin at 12:30 followed by a Story Slam. Tell a 5-7 minute story 2:30 Business meeting. Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile Rd. (1 block west of Utica Rd.
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

June 15, Ann Arbor, Doors open 7:30, stories begin 8:00 p.m.
Repeat engagement: “Father’s Daze,” a delightful view of the world through the eyes of three Dads who just happen to be highly accomplished humorists, storytellers, & performers. Don While, Bil Lepp, and Bill Harley are all both storytellers and recording artists, join forces to take you on a wild journey of love and laughter through the Dad experience. At the Ark. 316 S. Main. Tickets $25.
www.theark.org.

 
June 17, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say is teaming up with Up North Pride again! Come to Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland St, for "Feels Like the First Time," stories that celebrate debuts.
karen@heresaystorytelling.com. heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

June 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

June 18, Milford 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for a fun and interactive music and storytelling program sponsored by the Milford YMCA. Located at the Downtown Milford, LaFontaine Amphitheater, at 195 N Main St.

June 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 22, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave.  DABS will host a workshop led by member Christanthenopia Watkins entitled “Writing Your Story”.  In this workshop, participants will be given helpful tips and steps in the process used for writing a dynamic story.  Creative exercises will assist in developing meaningful and creative
pieces. " 
www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome.

June 22, Detroit 12:00
“Save Our Children” an afternoon of stories, speakers, entertainment and food. "Protect Children by Empowering Parents Through a U.S. Parental Rights Amendment" a storytelling and informational program for parents and grandparents. Storyteller Judy Sima will tell the story of her Mother's escape from Germany during WWII. Detroit Main Library. 5201 Woodward Avenue. For more information contact Debbie at
dwilliams2959@yahoo.com. Free admission, free parking in the Library parking lot, dinner is served at 5:00 p.m.

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June 27, Battle Creek, 7:00 p.m.Join Battle Creek Community tellers for an evening of delightful stories following the theme of "Magic." First Congregational Church of Battle Creek, 145 Capital N. E. $7.00 at the door. For additional info: Dick Strader, 269-274-1812 or dstrader40@yahoo.com


June 25-29, Jonesborough, TN 2:00-3:00 p.m.
If you're traveling to the sweet spot where the Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge, stop by the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN to hear stories shared by Corinne Stavish. Tickets are $12.  
https://www.storytellingcenter.net/event/corinne-stavish-matinee-performances/2019-06-25/

June 28, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Summer time tradition since 1999. Grand Rapids Story Spinners present: Riverside Raconteurs Storytelling Bonfires. The Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hilburn Ave. NW. Open to the Public. Guests are invited to bring a story to tell. The only rule is that their story must be memorized. Bring a chair or sit on the ground.  contact Patrick Foley at
foleypd57@gail.com or call (616) 446-0997

June 29, Elk Rapids 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 36th 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.The Stone Circle documentary finished the film festival circuit last October. Last August in Ierapetra, Crete it won The Snake Goddess Award. https://www.facebook.com/The-Stone-Circle-Documentary-119361798651051/

June 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

JULY

July 2, East Lansing 7:00 - 8 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for Play in the Park and her fun and interactive music and storytelling program sponsored by the City of East Lansing - Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.

July 2, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

July 6, 13, 20, 27 Elk Rapids 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 36th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 9, Lincoln Park, 6:30 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for a fun and interactive music and storytelling program at the Lincoln Park Public Library 1381 Southfield Road. 313-381-0374

July 10, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121,
cwcook13@aol.com.


July 15, 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


July 18, White Lake 6:30-7:30 p.m.
White Lake Library celebrates its new library building and Summer Reading with storyteller Lois Sprengnether Keel's "Once Upon a Galaxy", tales from all over the earth about what we see in the sky. The new library is at 11005 Elizabeth Lake Road. To register contact Youth Services, 248-698-4942 once the library re-opens or online as of July 4 , the event is free.

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


July 22 - 26, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students from (5 to 14)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road.(Camp fee) 
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

July 25, Freemont, CA
Barbara Schutzgruber will team up with Dorothy Cleveland (MN) at the National Storytelling Nework to present their Fringe Show 'Bedtime Stories: Sex, Death, and Violence" - Take a wild outing with four cautionary tales from the darker side of life. Told with humor, irony and luscious imagery, Dorothy and Barb will take you deep into original stories, folktales and myth and bring you home safely. For more information go to the NSN website 
https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference/

July 26, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Summer time tradition since 1999. Grand Rapids Story Spinners present: Riverside Raconteurs Storytelling Bonfires. The Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hilburn Ave. NW. Open to the Public. Guests are invited to bring a story to tell. The only rule is that their story must be memorized. Bring a chair or sit on the ground.  contact Patrick Foley at
foleypd57@gmail.com or call (616) 446-0997

July 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

July 29 - Aug 2, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students from (5 to 14)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road. (Camp fee) 
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

AUGUST

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Elk Rapids 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 36th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 5 - 9, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students from (5 to 14)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road.(Camp fee) 
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859
August 13, Canton 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for her Tunes, Tappin’ & Talkin’ Tales music and storytelling program presented by Canton Leisure Services at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, 1150 S Canton Center Rd.734-394-5100

August 13, Novi 6:00 p.m. Doors Open, 7:00 p.m. stories begin The great outdoors isn't for everyone, but for some, it's everything. Join Hometown Life for a night of stories about some of the best — and worst — outdoor moments. Michigan Beer Company, 42875 Grand River Ave. Tickets:$10 for general admission, $5 for students, and are available at https://tickets.hometownlife.com/e/hometown-life-storytellers-romance/.If you are interested in becoming a storyteller, go to 
storytellersproject.com/national/speak www.storytellersproject.com/national/speak/  select "Hometown Life" under the "Choose a city" tab and submit a story idea.

August 14, Elk Rapids 7:00 p.m.
Here: Say and Art Rapids are collaborating for the first time! Come to Herth Hall (401 River Street) for "Showtime," stories that celebrate cinema.

August 14, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121,
cwcook13@aol.com.

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

August 17, Detroit 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit Main Library, 5201 Woodward (North of Warren, park in Library lot off Putnum). Information:
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

August 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

August 23, Grand Rapids 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Summer time tradition since 1999. Grand Rapids Story Spinners present: Riverside Raconteurs Storytelling Bonfires. The Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hilburn Ave. NW. Open to the Public. Guests are invited to bring a story to tell. The only rule is that their story must be memorized. Bring a chair or sit on the ground.  contact Patrick Foley at
foleypd57@gmail.com
 or call (616) 446-0997

August 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




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April 24, Detroit 6:00-8:00 p.m. Audition
The DNR is hosting storytelling events across the state to celebrate the State Park Centennial. These stories will be captured and distilled into a podcast.  Auditions are being held at Atwater Brewing (237 Jos Campau, Detroit) https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79133_79205_85747_86991_88873---,00.html. Contact Claire Gregory, Huron Pines AmeriCorps/DNR for inquiries (831.234.5574 orgregoryc3@michigan.gov). Sign up by texting “storyteller” to 51555, choose the audition you’ll be attending, tell us about your story, and learn more about this project. Free

April 25-28. Madison, WI
Annual Northlands Confabulation. Featuring Michigan Storytellers: Judy Sima (“Storytelling? Yes! You Can” workshop and “My Mother’s Voice” Fringe performance. Barabara Schutzgruber (“Enrich the Image” Workshop, “Bedtime Stories: Sex, Death & Violence” Fringe performance). Robin Nott (“The Keys to the Kingdom: Awakening Your Storyteller” workshop) Concert performances by Jennifer Otto, Barbara Schutzgruber, April 27, April 27,

April 27Detroit, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
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 stories, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome.

April 27, Clinton Township 1:00-2:00 pm.
The League of Women Voters Macomb County celebrates Michigan's as the first state to ratify the 19th amendment with Lois Sprengnether Keel as a World War I "Hello Girl" with the U.S.Army Signal Corps.  Tickets for the annual 1919 Tea Fundraiser of $15 include refreshments. VerKuilen Buiding, 21885 Dunham Road. To register or to contact https://lwvmacomb-tea-2019.eventbrite.com

April 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

April 29, Mount Pleasant, 6-7:30 pm 
STORY CIRCLE Come and hear inspirational stories, songs, and anecdotes on the last Monday of each month. Sheila Carroll, story counselor for the Naturopathic Institute, is leading a warm, open-hearted group in learning to enjoy and tell stories from your own life or people you know. The first Story Circle launches Monday, April 29, bring a healthy snack to share. Come ready for smiles and encouragement.  503 E Broadway St. Questions? Contact Sheila at (989) 423-3013 or carrollsheila@gmail.com.


MAY

May 1, Marquette 6:00-8:00 p.m. Audition
The DNR is hosting storytelling events across the state to celebrate the State Park Centennial. These stories will be captured and distilled into a podcast.  Auditions are being held at Yooper Shirts (503 E 3rd St, Marquette) https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79133_79205_85747_86991_88873---,00.html. Contact Claire Gregory, Huron Pines AmeriCorps/DNR for inquiries (831.234.5574 orgregoryc3@michigan.gov). Sign up by texting “storyteller” to 51555, choose the audition you’ll be attending, tell us about your story, and learn more about this project. Free

May 2, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5-minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are
often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

May 4, Grand Rapids 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Audition
The DNR is hosting storytelling events across the state to celebrate the State Park Centennial. These stories will be captured and distilled into a podcast.  Auditions are being held at New Holland Brewing – The Knickerbocker (417 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids) https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79133_79205_85747_86991_88873---,00.html. Contact Claire Gregory, Huron Pines AmeriCorps/DNR for inquiries (831.234.5574 or gregoryc3@michigan.gov). Sign up by texting “storyteller” to 51555, choose the audition you’ll be attending, tell us about your story, and learn more about this project. Free

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

May 6, Ann Arbor District Downtown Library 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Alaska Storyteller Pete Griffin as he tells personal, humorous, and educational stories about Living Off the Land in Alaska. This collection of stories is supplemented with photographs and videos of Alaska landscapes and wildlife, is suitable for all ages, and has been presented on dozens of Disney cruises.  There will be an opportunity to ask Pete questions and to purchase any of his five story CDs. Free to the public. Contact: Toby Zurenko, AADL, 734-327-4238, zurenkot@aadl.org

May 7, Novi 6:00 p.m. Doors Open, 7:00 p.m. stories begin
The Hometown Life Storytellers Growth is about glorious failures as much as victorious triumphs. ‘Growing Up” Join Hometown Life for stories about the little and big moments of growing up. Michigan Beer Company, 42875 Grand River Ave. Tickets:$10 for general admission, $5 for students, and are available at https://tickets.hometownlife.com/e/hometown-life-storytellers-romance/.If you are interested in becoming a storyteller, go to storytellersproject.com/national/speak www.storytellersproject.com/national/speak/  select "Hometown Life" under the "Choose a city" tab and submit a story idea. 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

May 7, 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 8, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact: Cliff Cook, 313-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com

May 9, 16, 23, 30 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.

May 9, Tecumseh 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Alaska Storyteller (and UP native) Pete Griffin as he tells personal, humorous stories about Growing Up in the UP.  His collection of stories is suitable for all ages but aimed at teen and above.  There will be  an opportunity to ask Pete questions and to purchase any of his five story CDs. District Library, meeting room A.  Free to the public.  Contact: Chuck Harpst, TDL, (517) 423-2238, charpst@tecumsehlibrary.org

May 9, 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 .

May 11, Interlochen 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Audition
The DNR is hosting storytelling events across the state to celebrate the State Park Centennial. These stories will be captured and distilled into a podcast.  Auditions are being held at Hofbrau Steak House & American Grille (2784 M-137 Interlochen, MI) https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79133_79205_85747_86991_88873---,00.html. Contact Claire Gregory, Huron Pines AmeriCorps/DNR for inquiries (831.234.5574 or gregoryc3@michigan.gov). Sign up by texting “storyteller” to 51555, choose the audition you’ll be attending, tell us about your story, and learn more about this project. Free

May 14, Dowagiac 7:00 p.m.
As part of the Dowagiac 2019 Fine Arts Festival, Anne Rutherford from Portland Oregon will be offering a Master Class on the process she uses to create stories. Cass County Council on Aging, Front Street Crossing, 227 S. Front Street. http://www.dogwoodfinearts.org/home.html Tickets $10.

May 16, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m. 
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Beginnings/Endings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

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

May 18 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Northville Public Library. 212 W.Cady St. (West of Center St., South of W. Main) 248-349-3020. Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

May 20, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"You Are Here."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories of how they got to where they are. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com. heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

May 20, 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

May 21, 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. storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

May 21, 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 25, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
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 stories, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. Judy Sima conducts the workshop, "Particiation Plus: Creating stories that invite your audience to join in." www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.comor call: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome.

May26, 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

June

June 1, Farmington Hills
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for campfire stories and songs during The Great Farmington Hills Campout located at Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI, for registration info call 248-473-1800

June 1, Milford, MI, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for a fun and interactive music and storytelling program sponsored by the Milford YMCA. Located at the Downtown Milford, LaFontaine Amphitheater, at 195 N Main St, Milford, MI

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

June 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 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

June 12, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact: Cliff Cook, 313-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

June 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 .

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

June 15, TBD 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Northville Public Library. 212 W.Cady St. (West of Center St., South of W. Main) 248-349-3020. Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

June 15, Ann Arbor, Doors open 7:30, stories begin 8:00 p.m.
Repeat engagement: “Father’s Daze,” a delightful view of the world through the eyes of three Dads who just happen to be highly accomplished humorists, storytellers, & performers. Don While, Bil Lepp, and Bill Harley are all both storytellers and recording artists, join forces to take you on a wild journey of love and laughter through the Dad experience. At the Ark. 316 S. Main. Tickets $25. www.theark.org.

June 17, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say is teaming up with Up North Pride again! Come to Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland St, for "Feels Like the First Time," stories that celebrate debuts. karen@heresaystorytelling.com. heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

June 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

June 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

June 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 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 Beginnings/Endings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

June 22, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave.  DABS will host a workshop led by member Christanthenopia Watkins entitled “Writing Your Story”.  In this workshop, participants will be given helpful tips and steps in the process used for writing a dynamic story.  Creative exercises will assist in developing meaningful and creative pieces. " www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome.

June 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 or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

June 25-29, 2:00-3:00 p.m. 
If you're traveling to the sweet spot where the Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge, stop by the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN to hear stories shared by Corinne Stavish. Tickets are $12.  https://www.storytellingcenter.net/event/corinne-stavish-matinee-performances/2019-06-25/


JULY

July 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


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