April 26, 2010

DECEMBER 2008

Happy Holidays! Enjoy creating some of your own stories or listen to some of Michigan’s best.
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Storytelling Event Calendar
Yvonne Healy, Editor – Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
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12/1/08
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Highlights
  • Great Buys & Great Times: Combine holiday shopping with entertaining your little ones with Mother Goose in Ann Arbor. See listing for December 7.
  • Make your stories better! Writers and storytellers discover an easy to use approach in a workshop offered by the Lansing Storytelling Guild. See listing details for January 12. Info: Jean Boley bolleyj@cadl.org
  • Give thanks with a tax deductible donation to Michigan Humanities Council for all the great programs it offers including one of the only state artist rosters to recognize storytelling as a distinct and worthy art. www.MichiganHumanities.org. Or even easier, make a gift online to the National Storytelling Network www.storynet.org.
DECEMBER
December 6, Ypsilanti, 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Around the World – Karen Czarnik presents this program for all ages celebrating Christmas’ songs & stories from around the world. Ypsilanti Township Community Center, 2025 E. Clark Road, Ypsilanti, 734-544-3800, http://twp.ypsilanti.mi.us/
December 7, St. Clair Shores, 12:00 pm
Loretta Vitek tells seasonal stories from around the world as Italy’s holiday figure, Befana, at Lake St. Clair Walleye Association Kids’ Christmas Party. All kids welcome! Knights of Columbus Hall, 25003 Little Mack (south of 10 Mile Road), St. Clair Shores, 48080-3220. Info: dragonstory@hotmail.com
December 7, Detroit 2:00 pm
Take time to renew your spirit and savor the holidays with Yvonne Healy’s performance of “Seasoned with Stories” at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Info: www.DIA.org
December 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Cradles and Candles 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 21, Detroit, 2:00 pm
Target Family Sundays” at the DIA presents storyteller, Tonya Dallas, as she brings Kwanzaa’s seven principles alive through stories filled with fun, excitement and humor. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
December 19, Rochester, 10:30 a.m.
Cuddle up on a Rug Stories & Songs – Karen Czarnik presents this interactive storytelling & song program for preschoolers and families. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, 248-656-2900
December 21, Detroit, 2:00 pm
Target Family Sundays” at the DIA presents storyteller, Judy Sima, as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dreidels. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
December 30, Greenville 7 p.m.
Flat River Historical Society presents Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green and then later as “the Hired Girl.” Info: James R. Wise, 616-754-5840 or Jwise@mcbh.org
JANUARY
January 12, Lansing 7:00 pm
Writers & Tellers! Lansing Storytellers Guild offers an indepth workshop “Guideposts to Better Stories” by Yvonne Healy. Learn a reproducible technique for improving your stories. Good for storytellers or writers. Follow concrete steps, adapted from acting and writing, to developing texture and authenticity in your stories. Leave with a new story. Nominal fee. Info: Jean Boley bolleyj@cadl.org
January 11, Detroit, 2:00 pm
Target Family Sundays” at the DIA presents “Tell-Tales” told by Road Judd with pantomime, drumming and puppets. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
January 18, Detroit, 2:00 pm
Target Family Sundays” at the DIA presents “Tell-Tales” told by Road Judd with pantomime, drumming and puppets. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
FEBRUARY
February 21-28, South Carolina
Yvonne Healy’s performances and workshops are offered for families, kids, and adults by a consortium of South Carolina communities. Locations in Colleton and Charleston counties. Details to follow. Info: stories@YHealy.com
MARCH
March 7-8, Ann Arbor
Long-running favorite, the Ark Storytelling Festival, features storytelling by Antonio Sacre (CA), Sue Black (IL), and local Ann Arbor tellers TBA. Saturday night offers a concert for adults and teens. Sunday afternoon offers the Family Concert. School shows and workshops for professional educators, librarians and for adults interested in storytelling will be presented by Sue Black (IL) The Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild is working in partnership with the Ark to produce this festival. Info: www.Ark.org and www.AnnArborStorytellers.org
March 17, Waterford 7:00 pm
“Ballyhoo: Tales from my Irish and American Homes” by Yvonne Healy played to standing room only at the NSN Fringe in Pittsburg. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the show-stopping story “Granny’s 1st Whiskey.” Free presentation at the Waterford Township Public Library, 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford 48329. Info & reservations: Jaema Berman 248-618-7690 or jberman@waterford.lib.mi.us. Irish tea and refreshments served.
STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
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Judy Sima
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Judy@JudySima.com
248-644-3951
Storyteller – Author – Educator
Co-author: “Raising Voices: Creating Youth Storytelling Groups and Troupes.”
2004 Storytelling World Honor Book
2004 VOYA Five Foot Bookshelf selection
2005 Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award
National Storytelling Network Board of Directors – North Central Representative
2005 NSN North Central Service and Leadership Award
2003 MAME Ruby Brown Award for Individual Excellence