December 14, 2010

December 2010

* MI Story *


Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.COM

since 2001

Yvonne Healy, Editor - Judy Sima, Distribution Editor

All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

SUBMISSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month

12/02/2010



HIGHLIGHTS



DECEMBER

December 3, Vernon 6:00 pm

Come to play or sit a spell with jolly interactive stories for children and cozy tales for adults from the European Christmas tradition performed by award-winning storyteller, Yvonne Healy. Vernon District Library, 115 E. Main St., Vernon. Info: 989-288-6486

December 4, Detroit 5:30-7:00 pm

38th Annual Noel Night! Combine storytelling by Yvonne Healy with the Underground Railroad tour at the First Congregational Church, 33 E. Forest St., Detroit. Wander through 40 venues offering free entertainment, paid performances, food, art exhibits and shopping in one of a kind boutiques. Info: www.detroitmidtown.com/05/noelnight.php

December 5, Detroit, 2:00 pm

Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights" as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

December 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm

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

December 11, Detroit 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Ivory D. presents: "Grown Folks Talkin'...HUSH!" A hilarious interactive, entertaining and educational storytelling session for grown folks and their young'uns. Organized by AARP Family Fun Day, Virgil H. Carr Arts & Cultural Center, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit (downtown behind Music Hall). FREE!!! Info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 (effy1@aol.com)

December 12, Detroit 2:00 pm

Come to play or sit a spell with jolly interactive stories for children and cozy tales for adults from the European Christmas tradition performed by award-winning storyteller, Yvonne Healy. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., info: www.DIA.org

December 19, Detroit 2:00 p.m.

Discover the real reasons behind Kwanzaa's seven principles through stories filled with fun, excitement and humor. Tonya Dallas brings the African principles alive in this family event for all ages and cultures.

Detroit Institute of the Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Info: www.dia.org



2011

JANUARY 2011

January 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm

“Kerry Tales: A Nimble New Year with Mother Goose” - Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-769-3115

January 22, Detroit 1:30 pm

The public is invited to attend “The Irish Storytelling Tradition”, a lecture-demonstration sponsored by the Irish Geneological Society featuring Yvonne Healy. The Irish American Club, 2068 Michigan Ave., (Corktown), Detroit. Info: 313-964-8700



FEBRUARY 2011

February 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm

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

February 11-12, Marquette

The Midwinter Storytelling Festival kicks off Friday at 7:00 pm with a colorful, noisy celebration of Indian culture, a Bollywood movie, dancing and snacks. Saturday at 11:00 am offers an interactive workshop led by featured storyteller, Yvonne Healy. Saturday night concludes with a performance of Irish stories by Yvonne Healy. Located at the Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., Marquette. Info: 906-226-4323 cathys@pwpl.info

February 19, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm

The Ark’s 24th Annual Storytelling Festival, in partnership with the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild, offers a concert for adults and teens featuring Ed Stivender and others tellers TBA. 316 S. Main St. Tickets available at the door or through Ticketmaster. Info: www.theArk.org

February 20, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm

So kids can enjoy storytelling, too, The Ark Storytelling Festival (in partnership with the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild) presents a Family Concert with Ed Stivender and tellers TBA. 316 S. Main St., Tickets available at the door or Ticketmaster. Info: www.theArk.org.



Find-A-Storyteller:

STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com



STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS

Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org



Yvonne Healy, storyteller

www.MichiganStoryteller.com

Managing Editor

810-813-3000

October 30, 2010

November 2010

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
since 2001
Yvonne Healy, Editor - Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month
11/01/2010
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Save the dates: May 10-11, 2011. Grammy Award winning storyteller & musician, Bill Harley, offers a Master Class workshop 7:00 pm May 10 followed by a Family Performance the next day 7:30. Presented with numerous other arts events by the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival in Dowagiac, MI. Info at www.DogwoodFineArts.org or 866-490-2847.
NOVEMBER
 
November 4, Detroit 7:30 pm The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com July theme: Secrets
November 5-7, George West, TX Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, joins Tim Tingle as featured teller at the 22nd George West StoryFest, home of the Texas State Liar’s Contest and the Texas Folklife Festival. www.GeorgeWestStoryFest.org
November 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
"Kerry Tales: A Pocket Full of Rye with Mother Goose." Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
November 13, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm Tellabration, an Evening of Storytelling for Adults, returns to Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Road. Presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild, proceeds from the concerts underwrites presentations at Washtenaw County schools by nationally touring tellers. Featured tellers include Illinois teller, Lainie Levin, and Guild members Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge, Jeff Doyle, Jill Halpern, and Laura Lee Hayes. Info: www.annarborstorytelling.org.
November 14, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm Family Tellabration returns to the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. This concert is co-presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and the Ann Arbor District Library. It is free and recommended for children age 4+ and their families. Featured tellers are Lainie Levin (IL),
Yvonne Healy, Darryl Mickens, and Judy Schmidt. Free. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
November 19, Midland 7:00 pm MAST's upcoming Tellebration is going to be November 19th, 7:00 p.m at the Grace Dow Auditorium. Stories are recommended for children 10 yrs. old and on up. Grace Dow Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews, Midland. Info & directions: Carol Garner 989-506-8829 sdcagarner@yahoo.com
November 19, Livonia 6:00-9:30Detroit Story League Tellabration 2010 at the Livonia Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Road, featuring: The Music Sisters, Toni Isaac, Barbara Clark, and Linda Day with Judy Sima as Maestro. Silent Auction with many exciting and unique items from 6:00-7:00. Concert begins at 7:00 followed by Refreshments and Reception. Admission $5. For information call: 248-514-6739 or 248-557-6249.




DECEMBER
December 5, Detroit, 2:00Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights"  as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
December 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
"Kerry Tales: Ring a Bell with Mother Goose." Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
December 10, Vernon 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm Cozy up with stories and games with Yvonne Healy for families before or after visiting Santa Claus at the Vernon District Public Library,m 115 E. Main St., Vernon 48476. Info: (989) 288-6486      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
December 12, Detroit 2:00 pm
Come to play or sit a spell with jolly interactive stories for children and cozy tales for adults from the European Christmas tradition performed by award-winning storyteller, Yvonne Healy. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., info: www.DIA.org

Find-A-Storyteller:
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com
STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.MichiganStoryteller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000
Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
248-644-3951
www.JudySima.com

September 24, 2010

October 2010

It's not scary - Michigan has great storytelling events this month.
 
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* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
since 2001
Yvonne Healy, Editor - Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month
10/01/2010
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Save the dates: May 10-11, 2011. Grammy Award winning storyteller & musician, Bill Harley, offers a Master Class workshop 7:00 pm May 10 followed by a Family Performance the next day 7:30. Presented with numerous other arts events by the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival in Dowagiac, MI. Info at www.DogwoodFineArts.org or 866-490-2847.
  • October 1, Call for Northlands Storytelling Conference: Proposals are due. Open to all. Got a great or classic idea for a workshop on using storytelling in education? With seniors With puppets/props/puppies? Sky’s the limit. Easy to follow proposal guidelines at www.Northlands.net.
  • Call for Workshop Proposals for O.O.P.S! 2011 Conference: Ohio’s storytelling conference will be held April 29 & 30 & May 1 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  See proposal guidelines and submission info at Workshops will be presented on Saturday, April 29, 20http://oopstorytelling.org/page/call-for-workshop-proposals11. 

OCTOBER

October 1, Petoskey 8:00 am.
Early Care and Education Window of Opportunity Conference at North Central Michigan College.  SB-CEUs available.  Storyteller, Lois Sprengnether Keel, presents "Storytelling with Puppets" workshop and also noted children's author and musician, Jim Gill, will be the keynote speaker and workshop presenter.  For more information go to http://www.ncmich.edu/pdfs/ece%20reg%202010.pdf .
October 1-4, Jonesborough, TN Michigan’s Corinne Stavish brings stories from her Jewish American culture as a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival. This jewel of a festival offers scintillating storytelling under big-top tents and against the backdrop of a charming Tennessee town. The weather is usually gorgeous and the experience is unique. Families are welcome though the crowd is primarily adult. Info: www.StorytellingFestival.com.
October 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm "Kerry Tales: Pumpkin Time with Mother Goose." Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
October 5, Brighton, 7:00pm "Michigan Facts & Fables" - Award winning Michigan storyteller, Barbara Schutzgruber, takes you on a stroll through time with stories and legends of folly, courage, resourcefulness and hope - all celebrating
the people and natural wonders of Michigan. Brighton District Library Adult Services Programs - http://www.brightonlibrary.info/
October 7, Detroit 7:30 pm The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com July theme: Near Death
October 19, Farmington Hills, 7:00 pm Dark shadows, dead sweethearts, dank dungeons and candy! Teen Library Week celebration with "Shudders and Spooks" by storyteller Yvonne Healy at the Farmington Hill Main Library, 32737 West 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Info: 248-553-0300 x216.



October 21. Sterling Heights 3:30 pm
"Bloody Mary and other Gruesome Tales." Get ready for a harrowing Halloween with storyteller Judy Sima as she shares frightfully delightful tales meant to disturb your dreams. Sterling Heights Public Library Teen Program. 40255 Dodge Park Road - Sterling Heights, MI 48313. (586) 446-2665.
October 22, Howell 7:30 pm

Ages 8 to adult are invited to 5th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Friday's concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and area high school students. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 23, Howell 7:00 pm All invited to Free Concert at 5th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Saturday's concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 23, Howell 9:00 pm Age 14 to Adult invited to Concert at 5th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Saturday's concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 24, Beverly Hills, 6:30 pmAnnual Halloween Hoot  for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring storytellers Judy Sima and Karen Czarnik. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the woods followed by delightfully frightful stories. Beverly Road, North of 13 Mile, west of Southfield Rd. For more information call: Pat Greening  248-644-7802
October 26, Ypsilanti 8:00 am-2:00 pm Yvonne Healy will present "Harnassing the Power of Storytelling to Fundraise, Advocate and Sell Your Art." Convergence is a conference for arts administrators and artists. It’s open to the public and produced by the Arts Alliance. Held at EMU Student Center in Ypsilanti, you may register and get further info at www.a3arts.org
October 30, White Lake, 7 p.m. Fright Night, storytelling in the historic Fisk Farm Barn, at 9180 Highland Rd (M-59) .  Stories for families at 7 p.m., then the telling gets scarier after 8:30 p.m.  $2 per person or $5 per family.  For more information contact Ron Hinman at 248-698-9279 or Lois Sprengnether Keel at LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com .
NOVEMBER
November 4, Detroit 7:30 pm
The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com July theme: Secrets
November 5-7, George West, TX Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, joins Tim Tingle as featured teller at the 22nd George West StoryFest, home of the Texas State Liar’s Contest and the Texas Folklife Festival. www.GeorgeWestStoryFest.org
November 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
"Kerry Tales: A Pocket Full of Rye with Mother Goose." Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
November 13, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm Tellabration, an Evening of Storytelling for Adults, returns to Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Road. Presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild, proceeds from the concerts underwrites presentations at Washtenaw County schools by nationally touring tellers. Featured tellers include Illinois teller, Lainie Levin, and Guild members Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge, Jeff Doyle, Jill Halpern, and Laura Lee Hayes. Info: www.annarborstorytelling.org.
November 14, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm Family Tellabration returns to the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. This concert is co-presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and the Ann Arbor District Library. It is free and recommended for children age 4+ and their families. Featured tellers are Lainie Levin (IL),
Yvonne Healy, Darryl Mickens, and Judy Schmidt. Free. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
DECEMBER
December 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
"Kerry Tales: Ring a Bell with Mother Goose." Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.MichiganStoryteller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000
Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
248-644-3951
www.JudySima.com

August 25, 2010

September 2010


* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
since 2001
Yvonne Healy, Editor - Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month
9/01/2010
HIGHLIGHTS
CALL FOR TELLERS: Deadline Sept. 20. 5th Annual Howell Scary Story Festival on October 23. Please join the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild in presenting the Howell Scary Story Festival. A stipend will be provided to the tellers. Festival is presented at the Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. For more information, contact Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com. Please consider telling at the children’s or adult show.
SEPTEMBER
September 2, Detroit 7:30 pm
The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com July theme: Backfired
September 4-6, Detroit. 12:00 pm
Jazzed up Tales from Around the World. Kids of all ages! Join award winning Storyteller, Author and Teaching Artist, Judy Sima, telling some of her favorite stories that will have you clapping, stamping, singing and laughing along. Detroit  International Jazz Festival, at the KidBop tent in Hart Plaza.
http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/
September 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm

Different location and 2nd Sunday in September: 2 p.m. "Kerry Tales: Silly September with Mother Goose, Trudy Bulkley." Children's Tent, Kerrytown Bookfest, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
September 17-19, Muskegon Ohio storyteller, Cathy Jo Smith, tells stories and folklore of Irish funerary practices in "The Wake Tent." Michigan Irish Festival, Heritage Island, downtown Muskegon. www.MichiganIrish.org
September 18, Imlay City 10:30 am and 1:30pm
Flint Storyteller, Alfreda Harris tells gourd stories at the Michigan Festival of Gourds, Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds. www.michiganfestivalofgourds.com.
September 18, Detroit 6:00 pm
"You ain't got no sense!" A Grown Folks Storytelling Concert. Enjoy an elegant and hilarious evening out for grown folks to hear some good old fashioned storytelling. Bring your funnybone and your thinking cap as Ivory Williams, Master Teller of the Oral Tradition, stirs the emotions with his unique brand of wit, wisdom and humor. Virgil Carr Arts & Cultural Center, 311 E. Grandriver (Harmonie Park, downtown Detroit). $10. Info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com
September 19, Imlay City 12:00 am and 2:00pm
Flint Storyteller, Alfreda Harris tells gourd stories at the Michigan Festival of Gourds, Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds. www.michiganfestivalofgourds.com.
September 21, Harper Woods, 7:00 pm
School may be in session but libraries are still fun for families. Celebrate the official end of summer with "Stories Around the (Imaginary) Campfire" presented by Yvonne Healy at the Harper Woods Library, 19601 Harper Avenue. Free! Info: 248-766-8566.
September 25, Flint Applewood Estate in Flint, Michigan. Storyteller, Alfreda Harris shares Art Conversations and Stories around two scupltures from the Mott-Warsh Collections: Anvil's Reach by Richard Hunt and Risky Intentions by Chakaia Booker.
OCTOBER
October 1-4, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s Corinne Stavish brings stories from her Jewish American culture as a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival. This jewel of a festival offers scintillating storytelling under big-top tents and against the backdrop of a charming Tennessee town. The weather is usually gorgeous and the experience is unique. Families are welcome though the crowd is primarily adult. Info: www.StorytellingFestival.com.
October 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm "Kerry Tales: Pumpkin Time with Mother Goose." Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
October 19, Farmington Hills, 7:00 pm Dark shadows, dead sweethearts, dank dungeons and candy! Teen Library Week celebration with "Shudders and Spooks" by storyteller Yvonne Healy at the Farmington Hill Main Library, 32737 West 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Info: 248-553-0300 x216.
October 22, Howell 7:30 pm Ages 8 to adult are invited to 5th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Friday's concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and area high school students. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 23, Howell 7:00 pm All invited to Free Concert at 5th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Saturday's concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 23, Howell 9:00 pm Age 14 to Adult invited to Concert at 5th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Saturday's concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
NOVEMBER
November 5-7, George West, TX
Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, joins Tim Tingle as featured teller at the 22nd George West StoryFest, home of the Texas State Liar’s Contest and the Texas Folklife Festival. www.GeorgeWestStoryFest.org
November 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
"Kerry Tales: A Pocket Full of Rye with Mother Goose." Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
November 13, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm Tellabration, an Evening of Storytelling for Adults, returns to Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Road. Presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild, proceeds from the concerts underwrites presentations at Washtenaw County schools by nationally touring tellers. Featured tellers include Illinois teller, Lainie Levin, and Guild members Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge, Jeff Doyle, Jill Halpern, and Laura Lee Hayes. Info: www.annarborstorytelling.org.
November 14, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm Family Tellabration returns to the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. This concert is co-presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and the Ann Arbor District Library. It is free and recommended for children age 4+ and their families. Featured tellers are Lainie Levin (IL),
Yvonne Healy, Darryl Mickens, and Judy Schmidt. Free. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
Find-A-Storyteller:
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com
STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.MichiganStoryteller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000
Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
248-644-3951
www.JudySima.com

July 22, 2010

August 2010



* MI Story *

Storytelling Event Calendar


since 2001

Yvonne Healy, Editor - Judy Sima, Distribution Editor

All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

SUBMISSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month

8/01/2010

HIGHLIGHTS

*Call for Tellers to volunteer their services for September 25 & 26 at the Festival of the Senses in Clinton Township. The event is produced by the volunteer organizations, the Clinton Township Historical Commission and Society. Festival website is http://ctfestival.squarespace.com. If interested, please contact Karen Stephens 586 286 3136 or tokarens@yahoo.com. Sounds like fun!
July 29-August 1, 2010, Los Angeles, CA The National Storytelling Conference brings together National Storytelling Network (NSN) members, as well as individuals and organizations from the community, who are interested in the art and application of storytelling. Members and non-members present material appealing to attendees’ variety of interests and needs. Concerts, workshops, fringes, showcases, good times are open to all. To register: www.StoryNet.org
AUGUST
August 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
"Kerry Tales: Puppy Dog Tales with Mother Goose" Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
August 7, Gladwin 2:00 pm
Stories for the entire family by the Mid Michigan Area Storytellers on the lawn at Stone Cottage Gardens. 3740 Willford Rd., Gladwin. Map & directions: For directions
www.stonecottagegardens.com. Info: Carol Garner sdcagarner@yahoo.com
August 2, Manistee, 11:00 a.m.
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families. Manistee County Library, 95 Maple Street, Manistee,
231-723-2519
August 3, Romeo, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Romeo District Library, 65821 Van Dyke, Washington MI, 586-752-0603
August 5, Detroit 7:30 pm The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com July theme: Heat
August 7-8, Dublin, OH Michigan’s Yvonne Healy celebrates her Irish heritage and culture as the featured storyteller at the Dublin Irish Fest. Adult shows take place in the Spoken Word Tent. A separate performance for children and families will be located in the Wee Folks Area. This long-running festival is renowned for bringing the very best of Irish music to America. Info: www.DublinIrishFest.com
August 8, Detroit 2:00 pm
"Summertime Stories" at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48202
Corinne Stavish shares personal narratives and popular folktales. Info: www.dia.org

August 16-20, Farmington Hills 9:00 am Weeklong "Art Adventure Camp." Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1857
August 26, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm "Guilt Trips:  Roads Taken...and Not" - Corinne Stavish shares personal narratives at Pittsfield Branch Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Info: Laura Pershin Raynor raynorl.@aadl.org
SEPTEMBER
September 2, Detroit 7:30 pm
The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com July theme: Backfired
September 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm Different location and 2nd Sunday in September: 2 p.m. "Kerry Tales: Silly September with Mother Goose, Trudy Bulkley." Children's Tent, Kerrytown Bookfest, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
September 18, Detroit 6:00 pm "You ain't got no sense!" A Grown Folks Storytelling Concert. Enjoy an elegant and hilarious evening out for grown folks to hear some good old fashioned storytelling.Bring your funnybone and your thinking cap as Ivory Williams, Master Teller of the Oral Tradition, stirs the emotions with his unique brand of wit, wisdom and humor. Virgil Carr Arts & Cultural Center, 311 E. Grandriver (Harmonie Park, downtown Detroit). $10. Info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com
OCTOBER
October 1-4, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s Corinne Stavish brings stories from her Jewish American culture as a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival. This jewel of a festival offers scintillating storytelling under big-top tents and against the backdrop of a charming Tennessee town. The weather is usually gorgeous and the experience is unique. Families are welcome though the crowd is primarily adult. Info: www.StorytellingFestival.com.
October 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm "Kerry Tales: Pumpkin Time with Mother Goose." Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
October 19, Farmington Hills, 7:00 pm Dark shadows, dead sweethearts, dank dungeons and candy! Teen Library Week celebration with "Shudders and Spooks" by storyteller Yvonne Healy at the Farmington Hill Main Library, 32737 West 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Info: 248-553-0300 x216.
NOVEMBER
November 5-7, George West, TX
Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, joins Tim Tingle as featured teller at the 22nd George West StoryFest, home of the Texas State Liar’s Contest and the Texas Folklife Festival. www.GeorgeWestStoryFest.org
November 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
"Kerry Tales: A Pocket Full of Rye with Mother Goose." Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115
November 13, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm Tellabration, an Evening of Storytelling for Adults, returns thanks to the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild. Lainie Levin, a dynamic teller from Illinois, emcees and performs along with members of the Guild to be announced at Genesis, Packard Road. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
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June 5, 2010

JUNE 2010

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar

All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: by 15th of month. Avoid omissions or typos.
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to info@yvonnehealy.com

Updated 6/1/10

HIGLIGHTS

*Michigan’s Corinne Stavish brings stories from her Jewish American culture as a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival. This jewel of a festival offers scintillating storytelling under big-top tents and against the backdrop of a charming Tennessee town. The weather is usually gorgeous and the experienc e is unique. Families are welcome though the crowd is primarily adult. Info:  www.StorytellingFestival.com.
*Ning website moving. www.Michiganstorytelling.ning.com – a place for online conversations about storytelling in Michigan has moved to http://michiganstorytelling.socialgo.com
*From 2001 to 2012? Most up-todate Calendar posted first and always for nine consecutive years at the original www.michiganstorytelling.COM published by Yvonne Healy.

JUNE 2010

June 3, Detroit 7:30 pm
The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com June theme: Scars
June 4-5, St. Mary’s ON
Michigan’s La’Ron Williams once again joins Canadian tellers at the “Once Upon A Thames” storytelling festival along the Thames River in St. Mary’s ON. Workshops, concerts for families or for adults are free and open to the public.  Info:  www.stmarystorytelling.org
June 5, Roscommon 10:00-5:00
“Gone Wild!” a free family festival. Join storytellers Yvonne Healy, Joe Remenar, Eileen DeLorenzo, Carol Garner, and Ray Roberts. Also performing are Paleo Joe, Acting Up Theatre, and the Finnish reggae band, Conga Se Menne. Join us for fun at the lake with a spelling bee, a giant sized outdoor scrabble game and some of Michigan’s unique talents in one of Michigan’s premier state parks. Free with your state park pass or day car fee. South Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon, MI.  Info: 989-821-6374
June 6, Detroit 2:00 pm
Target and the DIA present Family Sundays with storyteller Pat Road Judd. “Tales of Wit, Wisdom and Enchantment" Roan Judd combines mime, puppetry, Irish drumming, improvisational acting and dialects to tell tales about heroic folks gifted with the imagination to solve complicated problems. www.dia.org
June 8, Laingsburg 6:00 pm
Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Laingsburg Library, 255 E. Grand River, Laingsburg.  Info 517-651-6282.
June 10, Saginaw, 7:00 pm
Splish, Splash I Was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this Summer Reading program for families.  Bridgeport Public Library, 3399 Williamson Road, Saginaw, 989-777-6030
June 12, Clarkston, 12:00 pm
"Liberetta Lerich Green" reenactment of life on a Shelby Twp. Underground Railroad Station, Civil War times, & life 100 years ago with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Daughters of the American Revolution Picnic (indoors), 5482 Winell Street, Clarkston.  Information: Vesta DeRiso, 248-922-1717.
June 16, Fairgrove, 11:00 am
Splish, Splash I Was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this Summer Reading program for families.  Fairgrove District Library, 1959 Main Street, Fairgrove, MI, 989-693-6050
June 21-25, Farmington Hills 9:00 am
Session 1 of weeklong “Art Adventure Camp.”  Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1857
June 21-25, Farmington Hills 9:00 am
Session 2 of weeklong “Art Adventure Camp.” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1857
June 24, Wyandotte 3:00 pm
Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Bacon Memorial Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Info: 734-246-8357
June 30, Novi, 7:00 pm
Karen Czarnik presents LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv – A highly interactive 1.5 hour workshop for teens & tweens featuring improvisational theatre games, comedy skits & stories.  Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI, 248-349-0720
 June 30, 1:00 pm
"Storytelling Cruise Around the World" with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Melvindale Public Library, 18650 Allen Road, Melvindale.  Information: Francine Allen, 313-429-1090.

July 2010

July 1, Saginaw 3:00 pm
Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Zauel Memorial Branch Library, 3100 N. Center Road, Saginaw. Info 989-799-2771.
July 1, Detroit 7:30 pm
The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com July theme: Persuasion
July 1, Ecorse, 1:00 p.m.
"Storytelling Cruise Around the World" with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Ecorse Public Library, 4184 W. Jefferson Avenue, Ecorse.  Information: Anita Zelmon, 313-389-2030.
July 7, Sterling Heights, 11:00 am
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, 586-446-2665
July 8, Lincoln Park, 2:00 p.m.
"Storytelling Cruise Around the World" with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Lincoln Park Public Library, 1381 Southfield Rd, Lincoln Park.  Information: Christine Gogolowski, 313-381-0374.
July 10, Detroit 12:00 pm
"Gimme dem kids!" A highly interactive and fun storytelling family event features Ivory D. Williams. Free for families, schools, and community youth groups. Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center, 311 E. Grandriver (Harmonie Park), Detroit. Info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com website: ivorytells.homestead.com
July 14, Freeland 10:00 am
Yvonne Healy returns to Tittabawassee Township Park with a free family storytelling program followed by snacks and crafts. 9200 Midland Road. Free. Info: www.freeland-sportszone.com 989-695-2000
July 15, Watervliet, 1:00 p.m.
"Storytelling Cruise Around the World" with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Watervliet District Library, 333 N. Main Street, Watervliet.  Information: Lois Hartman, 269-463-6382.
July 15, Bay City
2:30 pm Genot Picor, 4:00 pm Ric Mixter are featured storytellers at Bay City’s award-winning Maritime festival. The Tall Ship Celebration features loads of family fun including hands-on craft activities for children, internationally-acclaimed maritime musicians, interactive ship tours. Info: www.TallShipCelebration.com.
July 15, Frankenmuth, 3:00 pm
Karen Czarnik presents LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv – A highly interactive 1.5 hour workshop for teens & tweens featuring improvisational theatre games, comedy skits & stories.  James E. Wickson Memorial Library, 359 South Franklin Street, Frankenmuth, 989-652-8323
July 15, Frankenmuth, 3:00 pm
Karen Czarnik presents LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv – A highly interactive 1.5 hour workshop for teens & tweens featuring improvisational theatre games, comedy skits & stories.  James E. Wickson Memorial Library, 359 South Franklin Street, Frankenmuth, 989-652-8323
July 15, Frankenmuth, 6:00 pm
CAST – Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance/arts & craft program for kids and families.  James E. Wickson Memorial Library, 359 South Franklin Street, Frankenmuth, 989-652-8323
July 16, Bay City 11:00 am-5:00 pm
10:00 am Genot Picor, 11:30 Yvonne Healy, 1:00 pm Ric Mixter, 2:30 & 4:00 Carri Wilson are featured storytellers at Bay City’s award-winning Maritime festival. The Tall Ship Celebration features loads of family fun including hands-on craft activities for children, internationally-acclaimed Maritime musicians, interactive ship tours. Info: www.TallShipCelebration.com.
July 16, Kalkaska, 3:30 pm
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Kalkaska County Senior Center, 303 S. Coral, Kalkaska, 231-258-5030
July 16, Flint 7:00 pm
The 30th Michigan Storytellers Festival kicks off with an evening concert on Friday, July 16 at 7:00 pm.  Featured tellers are Donald Davis, Jenifer Strauss, and Tejumol Olegboni. In front of the Flint Public Library, Flint Cultural Center. Details and schedule will be posted online http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/msf/index.shtml
July 17, Flint 9:00 am
The 30th Michigan Storytellers Festival offers a free, full day of activities beginning with Coffee Hour at 9AM and a Workshop by Donald Davis at 9:30 am on how to tell stories about our families and communities. In front of the Flint Public Library, Flint Cultural Center. Details and schedule will be posted online http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/msf/index.shtml
July 17, Bay City
10:00 am Genot Picor, 11:30 & 1:00 Larry Massie, 2:30 & 4:00 Carl Behrend are featured storytellers at Bay City’s award-winning Maritime festival. The Tall Ship Celebration features loads of family fun including hands-on craft activities for children, internationally-acclaimed Maritime musicians, interactive ship tours. Info: www.TallShipCelebration.com.
July 18, Bay City
11:30 July Sima, 1:00 pm La’Ron Williams, 2:30 & 4:00 Jenifer Strauss are featured storytellers at Bay City’s award-winning Maritime festival. The Tall Ship Celebration features loads of family fun including hands-on craft activities for children, internationally-acclaimed Maritime musicians, interactive ship tours. Info: www.TallShipCelebration.com.
July 19, Allen Park 10:30 am
Kids & parents enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 19, Allen Park 3:00 pm
Kids & parents enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 19, Allen Park 7:00 pm
Kids & parents enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 21, Allen Park 10:30 am
Kids only enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 21, Allen Park 1:00 pm
Kids only enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 21, Allen Park 7:00 pm
Kids only enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 27, Pinckney 11:00 am
Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Pinckney Public Library, 350 Mower Road. 734-878-3888
Info: 517-339-2324
July 27, Macomb Twp., 10:30 am
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Clinton-Macomb Libraries - North Branch, 16800 24 Mile, Macomb Twp., 586-226-5082
July 27, Clinton Twp., 6:30 pm
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Clinton-Macomb Libraries - Main Branch, 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp., 586-226-5020
July 28, Clinton Twp., 6:30 pm
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Clinton-Macomb Libraries - South Branch, 35891 South Gratiot, Clinton Twp., 586-226-5072
July 28, Haslett 3:00 pm
Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with “Splish! Splash! Stories!”  Yvonne Healy performs at Haslett Branch of the Lansing Area Libraries, 5670 School St., Haslett. Info: 517-339-2324
July 29-August 1, 2010, Los Angeles, CA
The National Storytelling Conference brings together National Storytelling Network (NSN) members, as well as individuals and organizations from the community, who are interested in the art and application of storytelling. Members and non-members present material appealing to attendees’ variety of interests and needs. Concerts, workshops, fringes, showcases, good times are open to all. To register: www.StoryNet.org

AUGUST 2010

August 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
 “Kerry Tales:  Puppy Dog Tales with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free.  734-769-3115
August 2, Manistee, 11:00 a.m.
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Manistee County Library, 95 Maple Street, Manistee,
231-723-2519
August 7-8, Dublin, OH
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy celebrates her Irish heritage and culture as the featured storyteller at the Dublin Irish Fest. Adult shows take place in the Spoken Word Tent. Separate performances for children are located in the Wee Folks Area. This long-running festival is renowned for bringing the very best of Irish music to America. Info:  www.DublinIrishFest.com

SEPTEMBER 2010

September 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
Different location and 2nd Sunday in September:  2 p.m.  “Kerry Tales:  Silly September with Mother Goose, Trudy Bulkley.” Children's Tent, Kerrytown Bookfest, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115

OCTOBER 2010

October 1-4, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s Corinne Stavish brings stories from her Jewish American culture as a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival. This jewel of a festival offers scintillating storytelling under big-top tents and against the backdrop of a charming Tennessee town. The weather is usually gorgeous and the experience is unique. Families are welcome though the crowd is primarily adult. Info:  www.StorytellingFestival.com.
October 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Pumpkin Time with Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free.  734-769-3115

NOVEMBER 2010

November 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  A Pocket Full of Rye with Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free.  734-769-3115
November 13, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Tellabration, an Evening of Storytelling for Adults, returns thanks to the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild. Lainie Levin, a dynamic teller from Illinois, emcees and performs along with members of the Guild to be announced at Genesis, Packard Road.  Info:  www.AnnArborStorytelling.org

DECEMBER 2010

December 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Ring a Bell with Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free.  734-769-3115

2011

2012

MAY 2012

May 4-5, Jackson
Celebrate 25 years of Jackson StoryFest with Donald Davis, Jay O'Callahan and Yvonne Healy. Mark your calendars now! Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.com

FIND-A-Storyteller: 

STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.michiganstorytelling.com/directory.html

Michigan Arts & Humanities Touring Program www.michiganhumanities.org/programs/touringlistings/index.php
National Storytelling Network http://www.storynet.org/Directory/searchstate.php
Northlands http://www.northlands.net/membership/michigan.htm
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