April 26, 2010

APRIL 2010

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar

Yvonne Healy, Editor – Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month
4/01/2010
Avoid omissions or typos…
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to Stories@YHealy.com
HIGLIGHTS
More $$ for storytelling programs for non-profits, libraries & schools!!!
$2,000 New Target Foundation Grants Funds. Deadline 4/20/10. (1) Early Childhood Reading grants. Host event/or series with a professional storyteller and free book each for ages 5-9 and families; or (2) Arts & Culture in Schools grants pay storytellers for in-school performances, artist-in-residency programs and workshops. Deadline: April 30. http://tinyurl.com/dz3p59
APRIL 2010
April 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 April theme: On the Road
April 6, Livonia, 11:00 am
Talkin’, Tales, Tunes & Tappin’ – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun, hands on, and interactive performance program for early elementary and pre-K families. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, 734- 466-2491
April 8, Walled Lake 10:00 am
The Storytellers Connection, presents Judy Sima and her Parent-Tellers as they share their favorite stories. A short informative workshop is included that is perfect for adults interested in the art of storytelling. Walled Lake City Library, 1499 E West Maple, called Darlene Williams to register, 248-624-3772
April 17 Oak Park 7:00 pm
Celebrate National Library Week as storyteller, Judy Sima, presents “Books Come Alive” for the entire family at the Oak Park Public Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd. For more information call: Catherine Ricard. 248-691-7480
April 18, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Splash in Puddles 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
April 22-25, Green Lake, WI
The annual conference for the Northlands Storytelling Network offers intensives, showcases, workshops, concerts, fringes and a story slam. Info: www.Northlands.net
April 24, Detroit 10 am-5:00 pm
“Storytelling with Puppets” workshop by Lois Sprengnether Keel at the annual Day of Puppetry offered by the Detroit Puppeteers Guild. Workshops & performances for both children & adults. At PuppetArt Theatre, 25 E. Grand River, Detroit. Info: http://www.detroitpuppeteersguild.org/DayofPuppetry.html .
April 27, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Listeners of all ages are invited to a storytelling paper magic show entitled “Stories Increasing” with Empress Storyteller and Origami Swami, Megan Hicks (VA). Free. Lower Level of the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Info: Laura Pershin Raynor 734-327-4226, aadl.org
April 30-May 1, St. Louis, MO
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy performs under the Arch at the 31st St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Schedule of locations and tellers at http://stlstorytellingfestival.org/
May 2010
May 1, Lansing
Gathering of Michigan Storytellers at Waldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing 48917. Come for all or part of this relaxed day of meeting other storytellers from around the state and sharing stories. Organized by the Lansing Storytellers Guild. Info: bolleyj@hotmail.com. Details to follow.
May 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Smell the Flowers with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-769-3115
May 6, 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 May theme: Money.
May 7-8, Jackson
Jackson StoryFest returns with 2 full days of storytelling for all ages. During the day children are treated to concerts by Dovie Thomason, Native American storyteller, and Willy Claflin (CA) with Maynard the Moose. Also telling are Judy Gail, Tim Bogar, Trudy Bulkley, Paige Conat, Lainie Levin, Adam Mellema, Darryl Mickens, Robin Nott, Genot Picor, Laura Pershin Raynor, Judy Sima, Cate Robarts-Snyder and LaRon Williams. Adults and teens are treated to evening concerts and Saturday workshops with both Thomason and Claflin. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 7, 7:30 pm
Willy Claflin entertains adults and teens with his humorous and thoughtful stories. Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave. Free.
May 8, 8:45 am
Dovie Thomas offers a workshop in storytelling for adults and teens. “Don’t ask me how. Let’s talk about Why.” Jackson District Library – 244 W. Michigan Ave. (enter on Pearl St.) Registration requested. www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 11:30 am
Willy Claflin offers a workshop on “Fracturing Folk and Fairy Tales” for adults and teens. Registration suggested. Jackson District Library – 244 W. Michigan Ave. (enter on Pearl St.) www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 2:00
The irrepressible and delightful Judy Gail entertains at the Free Family Matinee. Adults welcome, too!. The Assembly Church ,141 E. Michigan Ave. www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 7:30 pm
Native American teller, Dovie Thomason, entertains adults and teens at the Jackson High School, 7:30 pm, 544 Wildwood Ave. Free. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 11, Dowagiac, 7:00 pm
Storytelling Master Class with naturalist teller, Doug Elliot, at the Dowagiac Fine Arts Festival. Dogwood Festival Headquarters, 207 Commercial Street. Tickets: $10. Info www. DowagiacFineArts.org
May 12, Dowagiac 7:30 pm
Storyteller Doug Elliot performs at the Dowagiac Fine Arts Festival, Dale A. Lyons Building Theatre, Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road. Tickets $ TBA. Info Info www. DowagiacFineArts.org
May 15 Tecumseh 1:30 pm.
Kick off Summer Reading with storyteller, Judy Sima, as she up tales, real and imagined that flow from our steams, lakes, and seas with stories “Wet and Wild.” Tecumseh District Library, 215 N Ottawa. Information: Mary Beth Reasoner 517-423-2238
May 29-31, Oak Forest, IL
Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, is the featured teller (seanachai) all three days at the annual Irish Fest at Gaelic Park outside of Chicago. Rock bands, trad music, dancing, food, vendors. 147 W. Oak St., Oak Forest, IL. Info: www.ChicagoGaelicPark.org
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 5, Roscommon 10:00-5:00
“Gone Wild!” a free family festival of words celebration of all the ways that words can be used including a concerts and how-to workshops. Join storyteller Yvonne Healy, Paleo Joe, Acting Up Theatre, the Finnish reggae band, Conga Se Menne, and others TBA 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, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Jump in June with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-769-3115
June 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 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
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

MARCH 2010

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
Yvonne Healy, Editor – Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month
3/01/2010
Avoid omissions or typos…
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to Stories@YHealy.com
HIGLIGHTS
  • March 23 & 24, Bloomfield Township 6:30 pm
Each night is different at the 6th Annual Storytelling Festival, Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township. Talented forensic student storytellers from the Bloomfield Hills School district will weave their magical tales for children ages 6+, families and adults.  Different stories each night.  No registration required.  Free. Co-sponsored by the Bloomfield Hills Schools and the Friends of the Library. Info: 248-642-5800 or www.btpl.org.
  • Wa-hoo!!! Money for Storytellers is NOW available! Pay for nearly half of a storytelling program (40%) presented between April 1-Sept. 30, 2010 with newly funded grants. Move fast! This extra money will go quickly.
  • Scholarships for Young Adults: Northlands Storytelling Conference, April 23-25, is offering four Next Generation Scholarships to young adults ages 18-35 (no longer attending high school) interested in using storytelling in their respective fields. Application and information about the conference at
www.Northlands.net. Winners receive: Free admission to the conference, three nights shared lodging at Green Lake Conference Center, all meals Friday breakfast through Sunday breakfast, and entrance to all workshops, concerts, and fringes. Application deadline: March 15.
  • Save the Date! May 1st is set for the Gathering of Michigan Storytellers at Waldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing 48917. Come for all or part of this relaxed day of meeting other storytellers from around the state and sharing stories. Organized by the Lansing Storytellers Guild. Info:
bolleyj@hotmail.com. Details to follow.
MARCH 2010
March 2, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Merry Making with Mother Goose – Come enjoy the rhymes and engage in stories with Ann Arbor’s own Mother Goose, Trudy Bulkley. Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free.
Info: Laura Pershin Raynor 734-327-4226, aadl.org
March 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 much 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 March theme: Busted
March 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: March, March, March 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
March 12, Novi 7:00 p.m.
Tunes & Talking Tales Together – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun, hands on, and highly interactive performance program for families. Public welcome. Presented by Novi Community Education, Novi Middle School49000 W. 11 Mile Rd, Novi. Info: 248-449-1206
March 12, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
“School of Hard Knocks: Funny And Insightful Tales for Adults” with Laura Pershin Raynor and Josie Parker. In honor of Women’s History Month, Josie and Laura share funny and touching stories of a girl’s education, told from personal experience. They will be joined by talented musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller. Downtown Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. Info: RaynorL@aadl.org
March 16, Auburn Hills, 12:00 pm
“Women’s History Month Panel” Storyteller/re-enactors Rosie Chapman as Madame C.J. Walker, Pam Dawson as Mary Todd Lincoln, and Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green travel to Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills Student Center.  Information: Jessica Newman, jlnewman@oaklandcc.edu
March 17, Canton 7:00 pm
Family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebrated at Canton Public Library with the Midwest’s favorite Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy. “Lilt of Irish Laughter” is aimed at ages 6-9 and adults who can get a kid to bring them. Free. Info: 734-718-4600 or kostielneyk@cantonpl.org
March 20, Warren, 2 p.m.
“Spring into Warmth in Stories”, a joyous storytelling for school-age children with Lois Sprengnether Keel enjoying the promise of spring. Free. Information: Lynn Biesczka, Warren Civic Center Library, 1 City Square, Suite 100, Warren. 586-751-0770.
March 23 & 24, Bloomfield Township 6:30 pm
Each night is different at the 6th Annual Storytelling Festival, Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township. Talented forensic student storytellers from the Bloomfield Hills School district will weave their magical tales for children ages 6+, families and adults.  Different stories each night.  No registration required.  Free. Co-sponsored by the Bloomfield Hills Schools and the Friends of the Library. Info: 248-642-5800 or www.btpl.org.
APRIL 2010
April 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 April theme: On the Road
April 6, Livonia, 11:00 – 11:45 am
Talkin’, Tales, Tunes & Tappin’ – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun, hands on, and interactive performance program for early elementary and pre-K families. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, 734- 466-2491
April 17 Oak Park 7:00 pm
Celebrate National Library Week as storyteller, Judy Sima, presents “Books Come Alive” for the entire family at the Oak Park Public Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd. For more information call: Catherine Ricard. 248-691-7480

April 18, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Splash in Puddles 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
April 22-25, Green Lake, WI
The annual conference for the Northlands Storytelling Network offers intensives, showcases, workshops, concerts, fringes and a story slam. Info: www.Northlands.net
April 27, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Listeners of all ages are invited to a storytelling paper magic show entitled “Stories Increasing” with Empress Storyteller and Origami Swami, Megan Hicks (VA). Free. Lower Level of the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Info: Laura Pershin Raynor 734-327-4226, aadl.org
April 30-May 1, St. Louis, MO
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy performs under the Arch at the 31st St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Schedule of locations and tellers at http://stlstorytellingfestival.org/
May 2010
May 1st is set for the Gathering of Michigan Storytellers at Waldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing 48917. Organized by the Lansing Storytellers Guild. Info: bolleyj@hotmail.com. Details to follow.
May 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Smell the Flowers with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-769-3115
May 6, 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 May theme: Money.
May 7-8, Jackson
Jackson StoryFest returns with 2 full days of storytelling for all ages. During the day children are treated to concerts by regional tellers TBA and visiting tellers, Dovie Thomason, Native American storyteller, and Willy Claflin with Maynard the Moose, followed by evening concerts and weekend workshops for adults and teens. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 7, 7:30 pm
Willy Claflin entertains adults and teens with his humorous and thoughtful stories. Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave. Free.
May 8, 8:45 am
Dovie Thomas offers a workshop in storytelling for adults and teens. “Don’t ask me how. Let’s talk about Why.” Jackson District Library – 244 W. Michigan Ave. (enter on Pearl St.) Registration requested. www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 11:30 am
Willy Claflin offers a workshop on “Fracturing Folk and Fairy Tales” for adults and teens. Registration suggested. Jackson District Library – 244 W. Michigan Ave. (enter on Pearl St.) www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 2:00
The irrepressible and delightful Judy Gail entertains at the Free Family Matinee. Adults welcome, too!. The Assembly Church ,141 E. Michigan Ave. www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 7:30 pm
Native American teller, Dovie Thomason, entertains adults and teens at the Jackson High School, 7:30 pm, 544 Wildwood Ave. Free. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 11, Dowagiac, 7:00 pm
Storytelling Master Class with naturalist teller, Doug Elliot, at the Dowagiac Fine Arts Festival. Dogwood Festival Headquarters, 207 Commercial Street. Tickets: $10. Info www. DowagiacFineArts.org
May 12, Dowagiac 7:30 pm
Storyteller Doug Elliot performs at the Dowagiac Fine Arts Festival, Dale A. Lyons Building Theatre, Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road. Tickets $ TBA. Info Info www. DowagiacFineArts.org
May 15 Tecumseh 1:30 pm.
Kick off Summer Reading with storyteller, Judy Sima, as she up tales, real and imagined that flow from our steams, lakes, and seas with stories “Wet and Wild.” Tecumseh District Library, 215
N Ottawa. Information: Mary Beth Reasoner 517-423-2238
March 23 & 24, Bloomfield Township, 6:30 pm.
Enjoy both nights of the 6th Annual Storytelling Festival at Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township. Free. Talented forensic student storytellers from the Bloomfield Hills School district will weave their magical tales for children ages 6+, families and adults.  Different stories each night.  No registration required.  Free. Co-sponsored by the Bloomfield Hills Schools and the Friends of the Library. Info: 248-642-5800 or www.btpl.org.
May 29-31, Oak Forest, IL
Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, is the featured teller all three days at the annual Irish Fest at Gaelic Park outside of Chicago. Rock bands, trad music, dancing, food, vendors. 147 W. Oak St., Oak Forest, IL. Info: www.ChicagoGaelicPark.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

FEBRUARY 2010

Chase away the winder doldrums – listening to stories is guaranteed to chase those blues away!
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* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
Yvonne Healy, Editor – Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBSSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month
2/01/2010
Avoid omissions or typos…
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to Stories@YHealy.com
HIGLIGHTS
Free CD! Offer only valid at the Ark Storytelling Festival Saturday, Feb. 20 @ 7:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 21 @ 1:00 pm. Print your name, email address and zip code. Give it directly to Yvonne to receive your free copy of her new CD “Blarney” after the show. Yvonne is doing this to check the efficacy of MIStory’s email list. Info: 810-813-3000 or www.MichiganStoryteller.com.
February 2010
February 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. 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. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com February theme: Love Hurts.
February 4-6, Orem, UT
Corinne Stavish performs “All in the Family:  From the Bible to the Bronx” in the opening concert. Corinne then teaches a workshop entitled “Punishing the Wicked: the Case for Justice in Folklore” at the Timpanogos Mid-Winter Storytelling Event, info: http://tinyurl.com/y8s667z
February 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Sweet Songs 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 10, Detroit 2:00 pm
Audrey and Bob Allison’s performance includes audience participation, hands-on fun, humorous interactive stories, and music played on instruments from all over the world. Target Family Sundays, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Info: www.DIA.org
February 13, Detroit 6:00 pm
“Grandma’s Lickin’ Stick!” The latest in the “Grown Folks” concert storytelling series. Ivory D. Williams presents his trademark humor, wit and wisdom as grown folks experience an elegant evening of good old fashioned storytelling. Virgil Carr Cultural Arts Center, 311 E. Grand River (Harmonie Park), Detroit, MI 48226. Tickets: $10. Info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com
February 17, Berkley, 6:30pm
Enjoy “Warm Tales for a Chilly Winter’s Eve” for the entire family with storyteller, Judy Sima at the Berkely Public Library. Info: Wendy Scott, 248-658-3440.
February 20, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Adults and teens can learn from masterful liar, Bil Lepp, in a workshop at the Ann Arbor District Main Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. “Getting Folks to Lie Well” is free, open to the public, and part of a collaboration with The Ark, the Ann Arbor District Library and the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
February 20, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
In collaboration with the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild, the Ark Storytelling Festival presents funnyman Bil Lepp (WV), Linda Gorham (IL), Yvonne Healy (MI) and Darryl Mickens (MI). Saturday’s concert is for Adults and Teens only. The Ark is located at 316 W. Main St. The Guild will offer school shows and workshops for teachers, storytellers and parents with Bil. Tickets $20 at door or Ticketmaster. Info www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
February 21, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm
Family show with Bil Lepp (WV), Linda Gorham (IL), Yvonne Healy (MI) and Darryl Mickens (MI) concludes the Ark Storytelling Festival in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Tickets $10 at door or Ticketmaster. The Ark is located at 316 S. Main St. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
February 21, Detroit 2:00 pm
Tonya “Touchdown” Dallas delivers a riveting, powerful performance reenacting the lives of various slaves. Target Family Sundays, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Info: www.DIA.org
February 25, Farmington, 2 p.m.
“Liberetta Lerich Green.” Lois Sprengnether Keel reenacts a woman who grew up on an Underground Railroad Station and was involved in the Michigan efforts in the Civil War. Free.  Information: Julie Solomon, Farmington Community Library, 32737 West Twelve Mile, Farmington Hills.  248-553-0300. February 26, Novi, 7:00 p.m.
Tunes & Talking Tales Together – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun, hands on, and highly interactive performance program for families. Public welcome. Presented by Novi Community Education, Novi Middle School49000 W. 11 Mile Rd, Novi. Info: 248-449-1206
MARCH 2010
March 2, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Merry Making with Mother Goose – Come enjoy the rhymes and engage in stories with Ann Arbor’s own Mother Goose, Trudy Bulkley. Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free.
Info: Laura Pershin Raynor 734-327-4226, aadl.org
March 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. Bring a bar/restaurant/jazz club, 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. 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. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com March theme: Busted
March 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: March, March, March 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
March 20, Warren, 2 p.m.
“Spring into Warmth in Stories”, a joyous storytelling for school-age children with Lois Sprengnether Keel enjoying the promise of spring. Free. Information: Lynn Biesczka, Warren Civic Center Library, 1 City Square, Suite 100, Warren. 586-751-0770.
APRIL 2010
April 18, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Splash in Puddles 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
April 22-25, Green Lake, WI
The annual conference for the Northlands Storytelling Network offers intensives, showcases, workshops, concerts, fringes and a story slam. Info: www.Northlands.net
April 27, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Listeners of all ages are invited to a storytelling paper magic show entitled “Stories Increasing” with Empress Storyteller and Origami Swami, Megan Hicks (VA). Free. Lower Level of the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Info: Laura Pershin Raynor 734-327-4226, aadl.org
April 30-May 1, St. Louis, MO
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy performs at the 31st St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Schedule of locations and tellers at http://stlstorytellingfestival.org/
May 2010
May 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Smell the Flowers with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-769-3115
May 7-8, Jackson
Jackson StoryFest returns with 2 full days of storytelling for all ages. During the day children are treated to concerts by regional tellers TBA and visiting tellers, Dovie Thomason, Native American storyteller, and Willy Claflin with Maynard the Moose, followed by evening concerts and weekend workshops for adults and teens. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 7, 7:30 pm
Willy Claflin entertains adults and teens with his humorous and thoughtful stories. Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave. Free.
May 8, 8:45 am
Dovie Thomas offers a workshop in storytelling for adults and teens. “Don’t ask me how. Let’s talk about Why.” Jackson District Library – 244 W. Michigan Ave. (enter on Pearl St.) Registration requested. www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 11:30 am
Willy Claflin offers a workshop on “Fracturing Folk and Fairy Tales” for adults and teens. Registration suggested. Jackson District Library – 244 W. Michigan Ave. (enter on Pearl St.) www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 2:00
The irrepressible and delightful Judy Gail entertains at the Free Family Matinee. Adults welcome, too!. Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall, 215 W. Michigan Avenue. www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, May 8, 7:30 pm
Native American teller, Dovie Thomason, entertains adults and teens at the Jackson High School, 7:30 pm, 544 Wildwood Ave. Free. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 11, Dowagiac, 7:00 pm
Storytelling Master Class with naturalist teller, Doug Elliot, at the Dowagiac Fine Arts Festival. Dogwood Festival Headquarters, 207 Commercial Street. Tickets: $10. Info www. DowagiacFineArts.org
May 12, Dowagiac 7:30 pm
Storyteller Doug Elliot performs at the Dowagiac Fine Arts Festival, Dale A. Lyons Building Theatre, Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road. Tickets $ TBA. Info Info www. DowagiacFineArts.org
May 29-31, Oak Forest, IL
Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, is the featured teller all three days at the annual Irish Fest at Gaelic Park outside of Chicago. Rock bands, trad music, dancing, food, vendors. 147 W. Oak St., Oak Forest, IL. Info: www.ChicagoGaelicPark.org
Find-A-Storyteller:
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com
STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds are also found 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

JANUARY 2010

Start the New Year out right – listen to some stories told by some wonderful Michigan storytellers.
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HIGLIGHTS
Listen to stories at your leisure for free. Now available online, 3 Michigan storytellers performed on an Ann Arbor radio show. Fast forward to the stories or listen to the music & theatre companies who also participate in this Holiday Extravaganza. Storytellers are Jeff Doyle telling Mable Marlow’s “Ill-Tempered Snowman,” Jill Halperin reciting her original poem “An Old Fashioned Love Story,” and Yvonne Healy telling her adaptation of the traditional “Red Cap.” http://tinyurl.com/y8zznsa
JANUARY 2010
January 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Begin Again 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 12, Ypsilanti 4:30 pm
CAST – Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre – Karen Czarnik begins this 12 week storytelling, improv theatre & crafts class for ages 6 – 11. Ypsilanti Township Comm Center, 2025 E. Clark Road, Ypsilanti. For fee & more info call 734-544-3800 or go to www.twp.ypsilanti.mi.us
January 12, Ypsilanti 6:15 pm
LOL – Laugh Out Loud Improv for Teens – Karen Czarnik presents this 12 week improv theatre & skits class for ages 12 – 18. Ypsilanti Township Comm Center, 2025 E. Clark Road, Ypsilanti. For fee & more info call 734-544-3800 or go to www.twp.ypsilanti.mi.us
January 20, Commerce Twp. 4:00 pm
Beginning of 10-week performance based class for grades 6-12. Laugh Out Loud Kids Improv with Storyteller Karen Czarnik. Maple Arts Academy, Steinway Piano Gallery, 2700 E. West Maple Road, Commerce Twp. Registration & info: 248-254-4125 or http://www.mapleartsacademy.com/
January 20, Commerce Twp. 6:00 pm
Beginning of 10-week performance based class for grades K-5. Laugh Out Loud Kids Improv with Storyteller Karen Czarnik. Maple Arts Academy, Steinway Piano Gallery, 2700 E. West Maple Road, Commerce Twp. Registration & info: 248-254-4125 or http://www.mapleartsacademy.com/
January 24, Detroit 2:00 pm
Join storyteller Madelyn Porter as she shares the inspiring words of “dreamers” who have captivated, influenced, and motivated people all over the world. Target Family Sundays, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Info: www.DIA.org
January 31, Detroit 2:00 pm
Join storyteller Madelyn Porter as she shares the inspiring words of “dreamers” who have captivated, influenced, and motivated people all over the world. Target Family Sundays,
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Info: www.DIA.org
February 2010
February 5-6, Orem, UT
Corinne Stavish teaches a workshop entitled “Punishing the Wicked: the Case for Justice in Folklore” at the Timpanogos Mid-Winter Storytelling Event, info: http://tinyurl.com/y8s667z
February 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Sweet Songs 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 10, Detroit 2:00 pm
Audrey and Bob Allison’s performance includes audience participation, hands-on fun, humorous interactive stories, and music played on instruments from all over the world. Target Family Sundays, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Info: www.DIA.org
February 17, Berkley, 6:30pm
Enjoy “Warm Tales for a Chilly Winter’s Eve” for the entire family with storyteller, Judy Sima at the Berkely Public Library. Info: Wendy Scott, 248-658-3440.
February 20, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Adults and teens can learn from masterful liar, Bil Lepp, in a workshop at the Ann Arbor District Main Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. “Getting Folks to Lie Well” is free, open to the public, and part of a collaboration with The Ark, the Ann Arbor District Library and the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
February 20, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
In collaboration with the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild, the Ark Storytelling Festival presents funnyman Bil Lepp (WV), Linda Gorham (IL), Yvonne Healy (MI) and Darryl Mickens (MI). Saturday’s concert is for Adults and Teens only. The Ark is located at 316 W. Main St. The Guild will offer school shows and workshops for teachers, storytellers and parents with Bil. Tickets $20 at door or Ticketmaster. Info www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
February 21, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm
Family show with Bil Lepp (WV), Linda Gorham (IL), Yvonne Healy (MI) and Darryl Mickens (MI) concludes the Ark Storytelling Festival in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Tickets $10 at door or Ticketmaster. The Ark is located at 316 S. Main St. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
February 21, Detroit 2:00 pm
Tonya “Touchdown” Dallas delivers a riveting, powerful performance reenacting the lives of various slaves. Target Family Sundays, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Info: www.DIA.org
February 25, Farmington, 2 p.m.
“Liberetta Lerich Green.” Lois Sprengnether Keel reenacts a woman who grew up on an Underground Railroad Station and was involved in the Michigan efforts in the Civil War. Free.  Information: Julie Solomon, Farmington Community Library, 32737 West Twelve Mile, Farmington Hills.  248-553-0300. February 26, Novi, 7:00 p.m.
Tunes & Talking Tales Together – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun, hands on, and highly interactive performance program for families. Public welcome. Presented by Novi Community Education, Novi Middle School49000 W. 11 Mile Rd, Novi. Info: 248-449-1206
MARCH 2010
March 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: March, March, March 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
March 20, Warren, 2 p.m.
“Spring into Warmth in Stories”, a joyous storytelling for school-age children with Lois Sprengnether Keel enjoying the promise of spring. Free. Information: Lynn Biesczka, Warren Civic Center Library, 1 City Square, Suite 100, Warren. 586-751-0770.
APRIL 2010
April 18, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Splash in Puddles 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
April 22-25, Green Lake, WI
The annual conference for the Northlands Storytelling Network offers intensives, showcases, workshops, concerts, fringes and a story slam. Info: www.Northlands.net
April 28 – May 1, St. Louis, MO
Michigan storyteller, Yvonne Healy, is performing at the 31st St. Louis Storytelling Festival. It is free and open to the public. Schedule of locations and tellers TBA at http://stlstorytellingfestival.org/
Find-A-Storyteller:
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com
STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds are also found at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org
From Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.MichiganStoryteller.com
Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
248-644-3951
www.JudySima.com