December 5, Brighton, 1 p.m.
“Holiday Stories That Dance”, Lois Sprengnether Keel tells stories related to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, & Kwanzaa which all include dance for the library’s Holiday Open House program. Free. Information: Carla Sharp, Brighton Library, 100 Library Drive, Brighton. 810-229-6571.
December 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Surprise! Surprise! Says Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. ½ hour program for young and old alike. Free. Kerrytown Market & Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Ave., 734-769-3115
December 12, 11:30 am-12:00 noon
Listen to Christmas storytelling with Yvonne Healy from the comfort of your home, car or office. Tune into your radio 1290 AM WLBY. Or listen online livestreamed from 1290wlby.com. If the time doesn’t fit your schedule, Yvonne’s storytelling will be podcast on lucyannlance.com. Look for the Lucy Ann Lance Holiday Show. Info: stories@YHealy.com.
December 12, Harrison Township 11:00 am
The Befana, Loretta P. Vitek, tells holiday stories at the Lake St. Clair Walleye Association Kids’ Christmas party. Located at Gino’s Suf, 37400 Jefferson, Harrison Township. Visitors welcome.
December 13, Detroit 2:00 pm
Cozy up with “Christmas Stories” performed by the dynamic Yvonne Healy. For adults and children alike. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., www.dia.org
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 29, Hartland, 11:00 am
Karen Czarnik presents Clap It, Tap It, Sing It – a highly interactive and energetic storytelling & song circle for families. Cromaine Library, 3688 North Hartland Rd., Hartland, call 810.632.5200 ext. 3 for more info.
December 29, Farmington Hills, 2:00pm
Enjoy ”Warm Tales for a Chilly Afternoon” for the entire family with storyteller, Judy Sima at the Farmington Community Library, 32737 West 12 Mile Rd. Info: Laura Scott, 248-848-4315
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/
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
Ark Storytelling Festival and the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild presents funnyman Bil Lepp (WV), Linda Gorham (IL) and others to be announced. 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) and others TBA 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 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 School – 49000 W. 11 Mile Rd, Novi. Info: 248-449-1206
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com
Michigan guilds are also found at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Yvonne Healy, storyteller