August 1, 2018

August 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.
 

August 2018

HIGHLIGHTS


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JULY

Many Storytelling groups take a break in summer. Email or call to see if your favorite group is meeting in July and August

AUGUST

August 2, Detroit 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
DABS Storyteller Mary Johnson Grant shares her personal stories at the Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront located on Rivard Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront

August 2, Dexter 7:00 p.m. 
'Musical Tales for Adults.” A measure of professional storytellers from the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild along with Barbara Schutzgruber will jazz up your evening with a concert of musical tales.  Feel the rhythm in stories that are inspired by the great musicians, musical compositions and instruments that bring people together and enrich all of our lives. Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St. Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 734-426-4477.

August 3-5, Dublin, OH
Yvonne Healy returns as featured teller to the Dublin Irish Fest. Her shows include Irish ghost stories & comic personal tales. Or toss your name in the hat for the Saturday night open slam. www.DublinIrishFest.com.

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

August 4, Livonia 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's Society of Detroit and North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes children to the Wee Bairns area of the annual Highland Games for stories of Scottish heritage. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for more information or go to the Wee Bairns section of the Highland Games information at http://www.highlandgames.com/extra-activity-event/kids-corner/ .  The event is at 20501 Newburgh Rd. at Greenmead Historical Park.  Advance Games tickets are $15. Games tickets purchased at the gate are $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

August 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

August 5, Dayton, Ohio 2:00 p.m.
Storyteller Mary Johnson Grant "Sister Mary" shares stories “Hogbottom Storytelling” at the Paul Laurence Dunbar House, 219 Paul Laurence Dunbar St. Free to the public. Sponsored by the Association of African American Life (ASLAH) along with the National Park Service

August 6 - 10, 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 tostudents from (5 to 14) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, (Camp fee)
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx or call (248) 473-1859

August 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

August 7, 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

August 8, Center Line 6:00-8:30 p.p.m
Judy Sima (the Fairy Godmother of Storytelling) presents “Awaken Your Inner Storyteller” In this highly interactive, fun filled two-hour workshop, Judy guides participants through a series of exercises that bring cherished memories to life and capture family tales before they disappear. Center Line Public Library, 7345 Weingartz. To register for this free workshop contact: Wesleyann Johnson, 586-758-8275. wjohnson@centerline.gov

August 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 Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at
carteredwin93@yahoo.com

August 9, 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: Cara Auda, 989-779-5338
August 9, Detroit 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Lois Keel tells Musical Stories and brings along her Folk Music Instrument "Petting Zoo" for both storytelling fun and an opportunity to explore a wide variety of instruments in this program filled with audience participation from around the world.  Bowen Branch of Detroit Public Library, 3648 W. Vernor.  For more information on this free program contact: Elizabeth Ogan, 313-481-1545. eogan@detroitpubliclibrary.org

August 9, 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

August 11, Harrison Township 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L'Anse Creuse, Ste. A, Harrison Township, Contact: Julie Dries, 586-329-1261

August 11, 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

August 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  “London Bridge 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 14, Shepherdstown, WV 7:30 p.m.
The Speak Story Series features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Reynolds Hall at Shepherd University, 109 North King Street, info@speakstoryseries.com or https://www.speakstoryseries.com/tickets/ 304.886.9481

August 15, East Tawas 6:30-7:30
Discover WWI's "Hello Girls", the bilingual phone operators, then fought for 60 years for veterans status as Lois Keel brings the story and songs alive as Michigan's Oleda Joure Christedes.  It's at the Iosco County Historical Museum, 405 W. Bay Street, 231-652-6723. Free to the public http://www.ioscomuseum.net/

August 17, 18 and 19  Detroit Association of Storytellers and Friends will share “A Celebration of African American Storytelling" with stories and workshops at the African World Festival 2018 at Charles H Wright Museum 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.  There will be storytelling sessions each day. Please contact   Mary Johnson Grant for specific times at marygrant1915@gmail.com.

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

August 18, 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: Clarence Turner “How to Tell a Story”, 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit Main Library. 5201 Woodward Ave., (Nor of Warren, Parking in Library lot off  Putnam) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

August 18, 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

August 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  

August 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 at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

August 21, Farmington Hills 1:00 p.m.                                                                   
The Holocaust Memorial Center features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Free with admission. Open to the Public. Contact  248.553.2400 https://www.holocaustcenter.org/programs

August 22, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
HERsay IV: Women on the Movie.Join some of the most talented women from Washtenaw County and its environs for an evening of storytelling, singing, comedy, improvisation...and who knows what else? We're awesome women who can do anything! This time we will be shining a light on women on the move. Co-hosted and curated by Patti Smith & Callie McKe. The past three shows have all old sold out well in advance. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Corner Health Center. $15. https://www.pointlessbrew.com/shows/2018/6/22/hersay. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3565311

August 25, 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

August 29, Farmington Hills, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, Contact: Laura E. Scott,
248-848-4315. Karen Bonnici will share an enchanting and interactive music and storytelling program for families at the Farmington

August 31, Royal Oak 4:30-5:00 p.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

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 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 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, 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 at 248-804-9378.

September 24, Chesterfield 6:00 - 7:30 pm
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 pm
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 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 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 – 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

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, 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 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 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 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 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 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.

October 17, Jackson 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
31st  annual Jackson Storyfest begins with stories for preschoolers with Mother Goose (aka Trudy Bulkley) Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave, open to the public. Reserve a spot by calling 517.788.4087, Extension 1331.

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, Corinne Stavish, Jenifer Strauss, Ivory Williams, Dick Strader

October 19, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest Evening Concert featuring a Michigan Showcase with some of Michigan’s favorite storytellers, Judy Sima, Ivory Williams, Jenifer Strauss, Corinne Stavish, Robin Nott. Michigan Theatre, 124 N. Mechanic Street. Free and open to the public.

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 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 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 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 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 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.


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JULY

Many Storytelling groups take a break in summer. Email or call to see if your favorite group is meeting in July and August

AUGUST

August 2, Detroit 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
DABS Storyteller Mary Johnson Grant shares her personal stories at the Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront located on Rivard Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront

August 2, Dexter 7:00 p.m. 
'Musical Tales for Adults.” A measure of professional storytellers from the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild along with Barbara Schutzgruber will jazz up your evening with a concert of musical tales.  Feel the rhythm in stories that are inspired by the great musicians, musical compositions and instruments that bring people together and enrich all of our lives. Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St. Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 734-426-4477.

August 3-5, Dublin, OH
Yvonne Healy returns as featured teller to the Dublin Irish Fest. Her shows include Irish ghost stories & comic personal tales. Or toss your name in the hat for the Saturday night open slam. www.DublinIrishFest.com.

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

August 4, Livonia 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's Society of Detroit and North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes children to the Wee Bairns area of the annual Highland Games for stories of Scottish heritage. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for more information or go to the Wee Bairns section of the Highland Games information at http://www.highlandgames.com/extra-activity-event/kids-corner/ .  The event is at 20501 Newburgh Rd. at Greenmead Historical Park.  Advance Games tickets are $15. Games tickets purchased at the gate are $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

August 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

August 5, Dayton, Ohio 2:00 p.m.
Storyteller Mary Johnson Grant "Sister Mary" shares stories “Hogbottom Storytelling” at the Paul Laurence Dunbar House, 219 Paul Laurence Dunbar St. Free to the public. Sponsored by the Association of African American Life (ASLAH) along with the National Park Service

August 6 - 10, 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 tostudents from (5 to 14) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, (Camp fee)
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx or call (248) 473-1859

August 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

August 7, 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

August 8, Center Line 6:00-8:30 p.p.m
Judy Sima (the Fairy Godmother of Storytelling) presents “Awaken Your Inner Storyteller” In this highly interactive, fun filled two-hour workshop, Judy guides participants through a series of exercises that bring cherished memories to life and capture family tales before they disappear. Center Line Public Library, 7345 Weingartz. To register for this free workshop contact: Wesleyann Johnson, 586-758-8275. wjohnson@centerline.gov

August 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 Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at
carteredwin93@yahoo.com

August 9, 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: Cara Auda, 989-779-5338
August 9, Detroit 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Lois Keel tells Musical Stories and brings along her Folk Music Instrument "Petting Zoo" for both storytelling fun and an opportunity to explore a wide variety of instruments in this program filled with audience participation from around the world.  Bowen Branch of Detroit Public Library, 3648 W. Vernor.  For more information on this free program contact: Elizabeth Ogan, 313-481-1545. eogan@detroitpubliclibrary.org

August 9, 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

August 11, Harrison Township 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L'Anse Creuse, Ste. A, Harrison Township, Contact: Julie Dries, 586-329-1261

August 11, 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

August 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  “London Bridge 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 14, Shepherdstown, WV 7:30 p.m.
The Speak Story Series features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Reynolds Hall at Shepherd University, 109 North King Street, info@speakstoryseries.com or https://www.speakstoryseries.com/tickets/ 304.886.9481

August 15, East Tawas 6:30-7:30
Discover WWI's "Hello Girls", the bilingual phone operators, then fought for 60 years for veterans status as Lois Keel brings the story and songs alive as Michigan's Oleda Joure Christedes.  It's at the Iosco County Historical Museum, 405 W. Bay Street, 231-652-6723. Free to the public http://www.ioscomuseum.net/

August 17, 18 and 19  Detroit Association of Storytellers and Friends will share “A Celebration of African American Storytelling" with stories and workshops at the African World Festival 2018 at Charles H Wright Museum 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.  There will be storytelling sessions each day. Please contact   Mary Johnson Grant for specific times at marygrant1915@gmail.com.

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

August 18, 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: Clarence Turner “How to Tell a Story”, 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit Main Library. 5201 Woodward Ave., (Nor of Warren, Parking in Library lot off  Putnam) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

August 18, 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

August 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  

August 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 at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

August 21, Farmington Hills 1:00 p.m.                                                                   
The Holocaust Memorial Center features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Free with admission. Open to the Public. Contact  248.553.2400 https://www.holocaustcenter.org/programs

August 22, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
HERsay IV: Women on the Movie.Join some of the most talented women from Washtenaw County and its environs for an evening of storytelling, singing, comedy, improvisation...and who knows what else? We're awesome women who can do anything! This time we will be shining a light on women on the move. Co-hosted and curated by Patti Smith & Callie McKe. The past three shows have all old sold out well in advance. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Corner Health Center. $15. https://www.pointlessbrew.com/shows/2018/6/22/hersay. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3565311

August 25, 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

August 29, Farmington Hills, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, Contact: Laura E. Scott,
248-848-4315. Karen Bonnici will share an enchanting and interactive music and storytelling program for families at the Farmington

August 31, Royal Oak 4:30-5:00 p.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

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 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 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, 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 Julie Lentz through the church office, 248-625-5848

September 24, Chesterfield 6:00 - 7:30 pm
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 pm
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 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 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 – 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

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, 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 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 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 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 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 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.

October 17, Jackson 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
31st  annual Jackson Storyfest begins with stories for preschoolers with Mother Goose (aka Trudy Bulkley) Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave, open to the public. Reserve a spot by calling 517.788.4087, Extension 1331.

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, Corinne Stavish, Jenifer Strauss, Ivory Williams, Dick Strader

October 19, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest Evening Concert featuring a Michigan Showcase with some of Michigan’s favorite storytellers, Judy Sima, Ivory Williams, Jenifer Strauss, Corinne Stavish, Robin Nott. Michigan Theatre, 124 N. Mechanic Street. Free and open to the public.

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 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 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 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 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 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.


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JULY

Many Storytelling groups take a break in summer. Email or call to see if your favorite group is meeting in July and August

AUGUST

August 2, Detroit 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
DABS Storyteller Mary Johnson Grant shares her personal stories at the Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront located on Rivard Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront

August 2, Dexter 7:00 p.m. 
'Musical Tales for Adults.” A measure of professional storytellers from the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild along with Barbara Schutzgruber will jazz up your evening with a concert of musical tales.  Feel the rhythm in stories that are inspired by the great musicians, musical compositions and instruments that bring people together and enrich all of our lives. Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St. Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 734-426-4477.

August 3-5, Dublin, OH
Yvonne Healy returns as featured teller to the Dublin Irish Fest. Her shows include Irish ghost stories & comic personal tales. Or toss your name in the hat for the Saturday night open slam. www.DublinIrishFest.com.

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

August 4, Livonia 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's Society of Detroit and North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes children to the Wee Bairns area of the annual Highland Games for stories of Scottish heritage. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for more information or go to the Wee Bairns section of the Highland Games information at http://www.highlandgames.com/extra-activity-event/kids-corner/ .  The event is at 20501 Newburgh Rd. at Greenmead Historical Park.  Advance Games tickets are $15. Games tickets purchased at the gate are $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

August 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

August 5, Dayton, Ohio 2:00 p.m.
Storyteller Mary Johnson Grant "Sister Mary" shares stories “Hogbottom Storytelling” at the Paul Laurence Dunbar House, 219 Paul Laurence Dunbar St. Free to the public. Sponsored by the Association of African American Life (ASLAH) along with the National Park Service

August 6 - 10, 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 tostudents from (5 to 14) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, (Camp fee)
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx or call (248) 473-1859

August 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

August 7, 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

August 8, Center Line 6:00-8:30 p.p.m
Judy Sima (the Fairy Godmother of Storytelling) presents “Awaken Your Inner Storyteller” In this highly interactive, fun filled two-hour workshop, Judy guides participants through a series of exercises that bring cherished memories to life and capture family tales before they disappear. Center Line Public Library, 7345 Weingartz. To register for this free workshop contact: Wesleyann Johnson, 586-758-8275. wjohnson@centerline.gov

August 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 Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at
carteredwin93@yahoo.com

August 9, 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: Cara Auda, 989-779-5338
August 9, Detroit 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Lois Keel tells Musical Stories and brings along her Folk Music Instrument "Petting Zoo" for both storytelling fun and an opportunity to explore a wide variety of instruments in this program filled with audience participation from around the world.  Bowen Branch of Detroit Public Library, 3648 W. Vernor.  For more information on this free program contact: Elizabeth Ogan, 313-481-1545. eogan@detroitpubliclibrary.org

August 9, 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

August 11, Harrison Township 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L'Anse Creuse, Ste. A, Harrison Township, Contact: Julie Dries, 586-329-1261

August 11, 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

August 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  “London Bridge 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 14, Shepherdstown, WV 7:30 p.m.
The Speak Story Series features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Reynolds Hall at Shepherd University, 109 North King Street, info@speakstoryseries.com or https://www.speakstoryseries.com/tickets/ 304.886.9481

August 15, East Tawas 6:30-7:30
Discover WWI's "Hello Girls", the bilingual phone operators, then fought for 60 years for veterans status as Lois Keel brings the story and songs alive as Michigan's Oleda Joure Christedes.  It's at the Iosco County Historical Museum, 405 W. Bay Street, 231-652-6723. Free to the public http://www.ioscomuseum.net/

August 17, 18 and 19  Detroit Association of Storytellers and Friends will share “A Celebration of African American Storytelling" with stories and workshops at the African World Festival 2018 at Charles H Wright Museum 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.  There will be storytelling sessions each day. Please contact   Mary Johnson Grant for specific times at marygrant1915@gmail.com.

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

August 18, 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: Clarence Turner “How to Tell a Story”, 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit Main Library. 5201 Woodward Ave., (Nor of Warren, Parking in Library lot off  Putnam) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

August 18, 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

August 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  

August 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 at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

August 21, Farmington Hills 1:00 p.m.                                                                   
The Holocaust Memorial Center features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Free with admission. Open to the Public. Contact  248.553.2400 https://www.holocaustcenter.org/programs

August 22, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
HERsay IV: Women on the Movie.Join some of the most talented women from Washtenaw County and its environs for an evening of storytelling, singing, comedy, improvisation...and who knows what else? We're awesome women who can do anything! This time we will be shining a light on women on the move. Co-hosted and curated by Patti Smith & Callie McKe. The past three shows have all old sold out well in advance. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Corner Health Center. $15. https://www.pointlessbrew.com/shows/2018/6/22/hersay. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3565311

August 25, 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

August 29, Farmington Hills, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, Contact: Laura E. Scott,
248-848-4315. Karen Bonnici will share an enchanting and interactive music and storytelling program for families at the Farmington

August 31, Royal Oak 4:30-5:00 p.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

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 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 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, 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 Julie Lentz through the church office, 248-625-5848

September 24, Chesterfield 6:00 - 7:30 pm
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 pm
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 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 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 – 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

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, 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 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 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 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 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 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.

October 17, Jackson 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
31st  annual Jackson Storyfest begins with stories for preschoolers with Mother Goose (aka Trudy Bulkley) Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave, open to the public. Reserve a spot by calling 517.788.4087, Extension 1331.

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, Corinne Stavish, Jenifer Strauss, Ivory Williams, Dick Strader

October 19, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest Evening Concert featuring a Michigan Showcase with some of Michigan’s favorite storytellers, Judy Sima, Ivory Williams, Jenifer Strauss, Corinne Stavish, Robin Nott. Michigan Theatre, 124 N. Mechanic Street. Free and open to the public.

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 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 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 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 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 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.


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