January 28, 2018

February 2018

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Storytelling Event Calendar

Free Since 2001

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

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

February 1, 2018
HIGHLIGHTS

As this month's issue is being prepared, software problems are still being corrected.    If you are seeing information cut off, you have the apologies of the webmaster.  You may email me at LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez and I will provide the information you may need.  This site uses Blogger, which is not truly WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) and a problem with template width has begun where it never appeared in the past.  I am trying to get this corrected, but have already spent hours on it.  If a correction becomes available, this version of February 2018 will be taken down and the full-width version put online.


Attention Storytellers: The 2018-2021 Michigan Humanities Touring Directory Application is now open. Deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2018
http://www.michiganhumanities.org/touring-grants/2018-2021-arts-humanities-touring-directory-application/

If you are a novice storyteller and have never been to a storytelling conference - have I got a deal for you! The Northlands Storytelling Network is offering four New Voices Scholarships to the 2018 Confabulation in Madison, WS April 27-29, in 2018 to individuals new to storytelling. The Scholarships include the Conference. Fee and Lodging. Deadline: February 15. Go to www.Northlands.net to download application. If you've never been to Northlands, ya gotta go! You can contact me if you have any questions: Judy@JudySima.com . (Please share with your Friends)

FEBRUARY

February 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

February 2, Kalamazoo, 5:00-8 p.m.
5th annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum .Musician and artist Dan Smith will showcase his family portraits, as well as perform Friday night at 5. Author Deanna Scelzo will share and autograph her books Winter In My "Hood" and "Chillin" In The Barn, illustrated by Dan Smith. Entertainer Louie from New York will provide back-to-back concerts with family songs at 6 and 7 p.m. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 3, Kalamazoo, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5the annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival. Michigan author Lisa Wheeler kicks off the Festival Saturday morning at 9:30. Comedian, actor, motivational speaker, and storyteller Tim Cusack will entertain with family stories at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one and join us for a family concert by Gemini at 1 p.m. La’Ron Williams weaves stories at 2:30, followed by Elisha “Mother” Minter at 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 5, Alpena 6:30 p.m.
Take a journey with Storyteller, Judy Sima as she shares “My Mother’s Voice,” the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Using intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Alpena Public Library, 211 N 1st Ave., Contact: Jessica Luther, 989-356-6188. jluther@alpenalibrary.org. Event is free to the public.

February 6, 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.

February 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

February 8, Novi 7:00 p.m.
“Thank God for Michigan!” and “Its Underground Railroad" with Lois Keel bringing to life Liberetta Lerich Green, a volunteer on the Underground Railroad. Learn the role Michigan played from the viewpoint of someone growing up in a pioneer southeastern Michigan family committed to abolition.  Free program by the Novi Historical Commission at the Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, 248-349-0720, or register at http://host.evanced.info/novi/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

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

February 10, Detroit 1:00 p.m.
Africa-American War Heroes..Fact or Fiction. Storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis will engage the audience with known and unknown facts about our heroes and heroines who gave their lives for our country. You may contact Ms. Massey at Elmwood Library. 550 Chene St. at 313-877-8014.  Free and open to the public.

February 14, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

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

February 17, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
African-American Heroes...Be It Fact or Fiction.  Storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis will engage the audience with know and unknown facts about our heroes and heroines who gave their lives for our country.  You may contact Ms. Hyland at Conely Library, 4600 Martin St. at 313-481-1590.  Free and open to the public

February 17, Fraser 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. Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile Road (1 block west of Utica Road), 586-293-2055. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

February 18,  Detroit, 1:00 p.m.
Storyteller Mary J. Grant will share a Historical reenactment of the life and influences of Sojourner Truth. This family friendly event for all ages is a one woman show which depicts the entire life of Sojourner Truth  -- Wilder Branch Library 7140 Seven Mile E. (cross street Van Dyke) 313-481-1872  http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/branch/wilder

February 19, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. New location -  Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

February 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Love Craptually," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about good love gone bad.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

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

February 20, 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

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

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

February 24, Detroit Noon-1pm
Family fun galore at the highly anticipated annual “African American Family History Day” featuring Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams trademark wit, wisdom and humor. Come early, last year’s highly interactive, educational and fun presentation packed the auditorium at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward. Free and open to the public. For info, contact Casie Blovsky, 313-833-1801

February 24, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
The Ark’s 31st Annual Storytelling Festival, A MICHIGAN STORYTELLING SHOWCASE, highlights Michigan storytellers this year. MC Steve Daut will lead off with a story, followed by Patti Smith, Jane Fink, Barbra Schutzgruber and Jeff Doyle. At the Ark, 316 S. Main. For more information, go to www.theark.org, or call the Michigan Union Ticket office at (734) 763-8587. Tickets: $20

February 25, Northwest Detroit 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Storyteller Mary J. Grant will share her personal stories at the African American Family Book Event – Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd. These highly interactive stories will have laughter and learning. This will be a family event and all ages are welcome. Mary will be sharing her stories at 1:00 p. m.

February 25, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
The Ark’s 31st Annual Storytelling Festival, STORYTELLING FOR KIDS, highlights Michigan storytellers this year. MC for the event will be Laura Raynor, and the tellers will be Eileen DeLorenzo and Genot Picor, to provide a fun and diverse program with a lot of interaction for the whole family. At the Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. For more information, go to www.theark.org, or call the Michigan Union Ticket office at (734) 763-8587. Tickets: $10

February 25, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net . Meetings are free.

MARCH

March 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.themoth.org   Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

March 3, St Clair Shores 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate March is Reading Month with Book Come Alive storytelling program for families at the St Clair Public Library,

22500 Eleven Mile Rd, 586-771-9020, www.scslibrary.org
March 6, Livonia 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her “Ribbit, Oink, Blacksheep Have You Any Stories?” workshop for teens at the library. Livonia Sandburg Library, 30100 West 7 Mile Road. Contact: Ken Bignotti, 248-893-4010

March 6, 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.
March 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

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

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

March 14, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

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

March 17, Livonia 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Timothy Lutheran Church, 8820 Wayne Road (Between Ann Arbor Tail and Joy Rd). Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951 www.DetroitStorytelling.org    

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

March 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Love Craptually," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about good love gone bad.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

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

March 20, 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

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

March 23-25, Plymouth, MA 
Northeast Storytelling Conference - Sharing the Fire, Michigan storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber teams up with Dorothy Cleveland (MN) to present their workshop "Sex, Death and Violence - Telling the Unspeakable Story " at the Northeast Storytelling conference Sharing the Fire.  https://www.nestorytelling.org/projects-listing/overview-of-stf-2018/

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

March 24, Livonia 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Story League presents its 7th annual: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 with stories, music and audience participation. Featuring Richard Paul, ventriloquist, storytellers: Laura Franklin and Carolyn Graves, and special guest, 9 year old, Alicen Felder. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $5 per person. Refreshments will be served and each child will receive a special Detroit Story League gift. For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net

March 25, 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.

March 27, Romeo 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her Story Rhythms, music & storytelling program for families at the library. Romeo District Library/Kezar Branch,107 Church St, Romeo, MI. Contact: Jeanette Smith, 586-752-2583

APRIL

April 3, 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

April 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

April 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 for theme and to purchase tickets

April 7, East Lansing 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her Story Rhythms, music & storytelling program for families at Fiddle Scouts. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn. Contact: Tamiko Rothhorn, fiddlescouts@gmail.com

April 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).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

April 12, 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: www.annarborstorytelling.org   or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 16, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

April 16, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Love Craptually," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about good love gone bad.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com

April 17, 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

April 17, 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

April 17, 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.

April 20, Traverse City 7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin
The Moth Main Stage, City Opera House, 106 E Front St. www.themoth.org

April 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

April 21, 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. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location TBD. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

April 22, 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. 

April 28, 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.


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January 1, 2018
HIGHLIGHTS



Happy  Holidays everyone! May the new year bring you joy, health, happiness and more stories to remember.

Attention Storytellers: The 2018-2021 Michigan Humanities Touring Directory Application is now open. Deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2018
http://www.michiganhumanities.org/touring-grants/2018-2021-arts-humanities-touring-directory-application/


JANUARY

January 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.

January 2, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

January 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
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

January 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.

January 5, Kalamazoo 12:00  p.m.
Jenifer Strauss, www.StoryBeTold.com, performs “Winter Tales to Warm Your Toes!”  Audience-interactive stories draw you in and alter your perspective on the power of stories to change lives. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is at 230 North Rose Street, www.KalamazooMuseum.org, 269-373-7990.  Program and Museum admission is free

January 9, Rochester Hills 7:00 p.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel as Marine City native, Oleda Joure Christides, about how WWI was won not only on the battlefield, but also at the phone switchboard with bilingual operators.  This Michigan teenager, weekend musician, and telephone supervisor saw it all, including the "Hello Girls"  60-year battle to win veteran’s status.  Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, 248-656-2900 or free registration http://rhpl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

January 10, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

January 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 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

January 15, West Bloomfield 7:00 p.m.
Rosie Chapman a.k.a. Miz Rosie The Storyteller, brings Coretta Scott King to life as she performs in costume, the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through his wife’s eyes. Young and old will be transformed into actors as they perform alongside Miz Rosie as characters in this audience participatory storytelling experience. West Bloomfield Public Library, main meeting room, 4600 Walnut Lake, Rd. (248) 682-2120. www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org. No registration required.

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

January 14, Detroit 4:00-7:00 p.m
"A Gift for Tomorrow Focused Intent Foundation, a Non-Profit is established to graduate males 11th, 12th grade and College Undergraduates.”Featuring Master Story Tellers, Silent Art Auction, Fashions and Handmade Jewelry.Tickets $37, $55/couple. Northwest Activity Center 18100 Meyers.  For information contact:  Chiquita: chiquitachiquita67@gmail.com.

January 15, Redford 7:00a.m.
Gwendolyn Lewis will have an interactive conversation with the audience celebrating the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at the Redford Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast. The public is invited to St. Bellamine Church 27201 W. Chicago. For additional information you may contact the church at 313-937-1655  ($8.00)

January 15, Huntington Woods 11:00a.m.
"Martin Luther King Jr Through the Eyes of Coretta Scott King",an entertaining however private view of Dr. King as Gwendolyn Lewis share the memories Coretta had of her husband.  This program will be held at the Huntington Woods Library, 26415 Scotia. For additional information you may contact the library at 248-543-9720.  Free and open to the public.

January 15, Ypsilanti 2:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents a creative, fun and informative Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day storytelling presentation. Ypsilanti Library, 229 W. Michigan Ave. For info contact: 734-482-4110. Program is free to the public.

January28, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
“Funtales” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents a highly interactive, entertaining and educational storytelling presentation for youth and adults. Detroit Public Library-Main Branch (Fine Arts Room), 5201 Woodward Ave, For info contact: 313-481-1300. Program is free and open to the public.

January 15, Roseville 1:00 p.m.
Storyteller Mary J. Grant will tell share a Historical reenactment of the life and influences of Sojourner Truth
This family-friendly event is for all ages and no registration is required. Location - Roseville LIbrary 29777 Gratiot Avenue  rsvlibrary@roseville-mi.gov

January 15, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Snowball," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about times in their lives when things quickly escalated.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

January16, Rochester 6:00 p.m.
Journey to Africa” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams returns for an evening of stories for the Oakland University students, staff and families in a high energy storytelling performance highlighting the importance of story at work, in the classroom and at home. Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel Rd (Oakland Ctr). For info contact: 313-822-6483. Program is free and open to the public.

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

January 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

January 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.

January 19, Grand Rapids 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Night of Tales for Adults. A rollicking night of tales to make you laugh and cry, presented by the StorySpinners of Grand Rapids. Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn NW. $5 Guaranteed to please or your $ back

January 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

January 20, Farmington 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop – “Crafting Personal Stories” with Judy Sima. 2:30 Business meeting. Location 32737 West Twelve Mile Road (Between Orchard Lake and Farmington). Library number: 248) 553-0300 Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951.

January 22, Battle Creek 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Take a journey with Storyteller, Judy Sima as she shares “My Mother’s Voice,” the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Using intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St. Contact Alisha Daugherty. 269-968-8166. www.willardlibrary.org

January 26, Grosse Pointe 6:30 p.m.
Family Fun Night” Bring your thinking cap and funnybone as Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams is back again displaying his trademark wit, wisdom and humor for this always fun annual community event. Grosse Pointe Library, 20680 Mack Ave. For info contact: 313-343-2072. Program is free and open to the public.

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

January 28 , Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.    
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd.  Parking in rear, use rear door to community room or  Handicap accessible from front entrance.  Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.  Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net.


FEBRUARY

February 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

February 2, Kalamazoo, 5:00-8 p.m.
5th annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum .Musician and artist Dan Smith will showcase his family portraits, as well as perform Friday night at 5. Author Deanna Scelzo will share and autograph her books Winter In My "Hood" and "Chillin" In The Barn, illustrated by Dan Smith. Entertainer Louie from New York will provide back-to-back concerts with family songs at 6 and 7 p.m. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 3, Kalamazoo, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5the annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival. Michigan author Lisa Wheeler kicks off the Festival Saturday morning at 9:30. Comedian, actor, motivational speaker, and storyteller Tim Cusack will entertain with family stories at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one and join us for a family concert by Gemini at 1 p.m. La’Ron Williams weaves stories at 2:30, followed by Elisha “Mother” Minter at 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 5, Alpena 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a storytelling program for the entire family featuring Judy Sima. Alpena Public Library, 211 N 1st Ave., Contact: Jessica Luther, 989-356-6188. jluther@alpenalibrary.org. Event is free to the public.

February 6, 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.

February 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

February 8, Novi 7:00 p.m.
“Thank God for Michigan!” and “Its Underground Railroad" with Lois Keel bringing to life Liberetta Lerich Green, a volunteer on the Underground Railroad. Learn the role Michigan played from the viewpoint of someone growing up in a pioneer southeastern Michigan family committed to abolition.  Free program by the Novi Historical Commission at the Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, 248-349-0720, or register at http://host.evanced.info/novi/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

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

February 10, Detroit 1:00 p.m.
Africa-American War Heroes..Fact or Fiction. Storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis will engage the audience with known and unknown facts about our heroes and heroines who gave their lives for our country. You may contact Ms. Massey at Elmwood Library. 550 Chene St. at 313-877-8014.  Free and open to the public.

February 14, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

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

February 17, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
African-American Heroes...Be It Fact or Fiction.  Storyteller Gwendolyn Lewis will engage the audience with know and unknown facts about our heroes and heroines who gave their lives for our country.  You may contact Ms. Hyland at Conely Library, 4600 Martin St. at 313-481-1590.  Free and open to the public

February 17, 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. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location TBD. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951.www.DetroitStorytelling.org

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

February 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Love Craptually," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about good love gone bad.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

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

February 20, 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

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

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

February 24, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
The Ark’s 31st Annual Storytelling Festival, A MICHIGAN STORYTELLING SHOWCASE, highlights Michigan storytellers this year. MC Steve Daut will lead off with a story, followed by Patti Smith, Jane Fink, Barbra Schutzgruber and Jeff Doyle. At the Ark, 316 S. Main. For more information, go to www.theark.org, or call the Michigan Union Ticket office at (734) 763-8587. Tickets: $20

February 25, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
The Ark’s 31st Annual Storytelling Festival, STORYTELLING FOR KIDS, highlights Michigan storytellers this year. MC for the event will be Laura Raynor, and the tellers will be Eileen DeLorenzo and Genot Picor, to provide a fun and diverse program with a lot of interaction for the whole family. At the Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. For more information, go to www.theark.org, or call the Michigan Union Ticket office at (734) 763-8587. Tickets: $10

February 25, 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.

MARCH

March 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

March 6, 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.

March 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

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

March 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members.  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org. Contact: Laura Lee Hayes, lauragami@provide.net

March 14, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

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

March 17, 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. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location TBD. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951.www.DetroitStorytelling.org

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

March 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Love Craptually," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about good love gone bad.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

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

March 20, 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

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

March 23-25, Plymouth, MA 
Northeast Storytelling Conference - Sharing the Fire, Michigan storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber teams up with Dorothy Cleveland (MN) to present their workshop "Sex, Death and Violence - Telling the Unspeakable Story " at the Northeast Storytelling conference Sharing the Fire.  https://www.nestorytelling.org/projects-listing/overview-of-stf-2018/

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

March 24, Livonia 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Story League presents its 7th annual: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 with stories, music and audience participation. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $5 per person. Refreshments will be served and each child will receive a special Detroit Story League gift. For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net

March 25, 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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DECEMBER 2014

HIGHLIGHTS



Celebrate the holidays with festive storytelling events.

DECEMBER

December 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  “Candle Light 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

Dec. 3rd, Grand Rapids, MI, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be performing at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum's Holiday Open House. This free annual event features a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and a few of their reindeer! Holiday stories and music will fill the air. 303 Pearl St. NW, Call Kristin Mooney: 616.254.0307

December 5, 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 “Dirt” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

December 5, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

December 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. This month’s theme is: “Obsession.”

December 14, 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

December 13, 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

December 14, 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 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 .

December 15, 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

December 16, 9:30 a.m.
Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus … and Jenny the Storytelling Elf! Celebrate the holiday spirit with stories from Jenifer Strauss and a visit with the jolliest old elf, Santa at the The Traverse City District Library Woodmere Branch, 610 Woodmere. Due to the early start time, attendees are welcome and encouraged to wear their PJs (holiday or otherwise). Light snacks will be served. Call Andy Shuck: 231.932.8500x260.

December 16, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

December 16, 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 of the holiday season. 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Branch Library, 212 Grand River Ave. (South of McNichols)  Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951.
www.DetroitStorytelling.org

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

December 18, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Snowball," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about times in their lives when things quickly escalated.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

December 19, 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.

December 19, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

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

December 21, Jenison 7:00 p.m.
Holly-Jolly Holiday Tales and Tunes with Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss. Special appearance by Santa and His Reindeer at the Georgetown Township District Library, 1525 Baldwin St. Snacks and Crafts are included and Jen will be giving the gift of her Michigan Legends and Lore CD to each family attending. Call Kaelyn Christian: 616.457.9620x316. 

December 27, Kalamazoo, 12 p.m.
California storyteller, actor, and children’s movie and television producer Adam Mellema, www.adammellema.com, performs lively, entertaining stories during Winter Break for families.  The Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, welcomes the return of this highly energetic performer.  For more information go to www.KalamazooMuseum.org or call 269-373-7990.  Program and Museum admission is free.

JANUARY

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

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

January 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
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

January 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. This month’s theme is: “.”

January 5, Kalamazoo 12:00  p.m.
Jenifer Strauss, www.StoryBeTold.com, performs “Winter Tales to Warm Your Toes!”  Audience-interactive stories draw you in and alter your perspective on the power of stories to change lives. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is at 230 North Rose Street, www.KalamazooMuseum.org, 269-373-7990.  Program and Museum admission is free

January 10, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

January 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 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 .

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

January 14, Detroit 4:00-7:00 p.m/
Storytelling, Art Auction, Fashions and Timed Wine Tasting Fundraiser presented on behalf of Focused Intent Foundation, a Non-profit established for the purpose of graduating 11th grade, 12th grade and undergraduate college males through substantive conversation, academics and purposeful life enhancement. Northwest Activity Center 18100 Meyers (at Curtis). $37 for tickets and to support contact FocusedIntent5@outlook.com (C.McKenzie, Tone Ross).

January 15, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Snowball," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about times in their lives when things quickly escalated.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

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

January 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

January 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. This month’s theme “”

January 19, Grand Rapids 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Night of Tales for Adults. A rollicking night of tales to make you laugh and cry, presented by the StorySpinners of Grand Rapids. Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn NW. $5 Guaranteed to please or your $ back

January 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

January 20, Farmington 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 stories and workshop – “Crafting Personal Stories” with Judy Sima. 2:30 Business meeting. Location 32737 West Twelve Mile Road (Between Orchard Lake and Farmington). Library number:( 248) 553-0300 Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951.
www.DetroitStorytelling.org

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

January 28, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.       
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.


FEBRUARY

February 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “.”

February 2, Kalamazoo, 5:00-8 p.m.
5th annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum .Musician and artist Dan Smith will showcase his family portraits, as well as perform Friday night at 5. Author Deanna Scelzo will share and autograph her books Winter In My "Hood" and "Chillin" In The Barn, illustrated by Dan Smith. Entertainer Louie from New York will provide back-to-back concerts with family songs at 6 and 7 p.m. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 3, Kalamazoo, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5the annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival. Michigan author Lisa Wheeler kicks off the Festival Saturday morning at 9:30. Comedian, actor, motivational speaker, and storyteller Tim Cusack will entertain with family stories at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one and join us for a family concert by Gemini at 1 p.m. La’Ron Williams weaves stories at 2:30, followed by Elisha “Mother” Minter at 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 5, Alpena 6:30 p.m.
Take a journey with Judy Sima as she tells the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Following the story participants are encouraged to tell stories about their own parents using a series of “Conversation Starters.” Alpena Public Library, 211 N 1st Ave., Contact: Jessica Luther, 989-356-6188. jluther@alpenalibrary.org. Event is free to the public.

February 6, 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 “” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

February 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

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

February 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members.  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org. Contact: Laura Lee Hayes, lauragami@provide.net

February 14, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

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

February 17, 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. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Location TBD. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951.www.DetroitStorytelling.org

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

February 19, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say Storytelling, Come to The Workshop Brewing Company for "Love Craptually," where performers will get on stage to tell true stories about good love gone bad.  221 Garland Street. For information: heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. $5 suggested donation at door.

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

February 20, 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

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

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

February 25, 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.



Judy Sima, Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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