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