April 26, 2010

FEBRUARY 2009

Make a New Year’s resolution to attend to list your storytelling events in MIStory – Michigan’s only FREE Storytelling Calendar with distribution to over 800 story lovers state wide. Email information about your storytelling event to Stories@YHealy.com. Spread the word – Michigan is a great State to hear stories!
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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
12/31/08
Avoid omissions or typos…
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to Stories@YHealy.com
Highlights
  • 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
  • Last chance to reduce your taxes. Make 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.
JANUARY
January 4 , Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Time for Snow and 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, 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 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Pies and Pancakes 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 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 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  March Along 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 7-8, Ann Arbor
The Ark Storytelling Festival, is invigorated by a new partnership with the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Enjoy the fresh ideas infusing this classic event with urban, adult storytelling by Antonio Sacre (CA), and the hilarious Sue Black (IL). Local guild members will also offer a story or two. Details 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) Come to show your support and see what’s new. Info: www.Ark.org and www.AnnArborStorytellers.org
March 15, Detroit, 2:00
“Target Family Sundays” at the DIA Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, brings to life stories of families in fact, fiction and folklore to help celebrate the DIA’s Norman Rockwell American Chronicles Exhibit. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
March 22, Detroit, 2:00
“Target Family Sundays” at the DIA Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, brings to life stories of families in fact, fiction and folklore to help celebrate the DIA’s Norman Rockwell American Chronicles Exhibit. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
March 17, Waterford 7:00 pm
Rare chance to see “Ballyhoo: Tales from my Irish and American Homes” by Yvonne Healy. Show played to standing room only at the NSN Fringe in Pittsburgh. 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.
March 28, Bloomfield Hills, 10:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
5th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills.   Co-sponsored by Bloomfield Hills Schools and the Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library.  The stories will be performed by middle and high school student storytellers.  For children ages 6+, parents, and other interested adults.  To register, call the Youth Services Department at 248-642-5800 beginning March 1.  Free.
APRIL
April 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  April Showers for 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 24-26, Green Lake, WI
Don’t miss the Midwest’s Event of the Year! Ride & room shares available. Northlands Storytelling Conference gives you more bang for your buck with skads of workshops, performances and swaps for all levels of storytellers. Presenters are nationally known storytellers and educators. Grab this affordable way to renew your spirit and your storytelling. For listeners and tellers alike, the beautiful location by stunning Green Lake offers comfy rooms and yummy food at a price to please your pocket. Michigan presenters include Yvonne Healy, Karen Czarnik, and Judy Sima. www.Northlands.net
FIND-A-Storyteller:
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.michiganstorytelling.com
STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds are found at www.MichiganStorytelling.org
National Storytelling Network (NSN):
Benefits = subscription Storytelling Magazine; Special Interest Groups (SIGs) & Discussion groups (e.g., Healing Stories Alliance, Youth Storytelling, Event Organizers, Diversity Focus, Storytelling in Organizations, Intergenerational Telling,); Source Book Listing (option for professional/event listing in on-line directory), grant opportunities. NSN advocates nationally & regionally for storytelling. Michigan Liaison: LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com. NSN 1-800-525-4514 or www.storynet.org .
National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS):
Promotes and perpetuates the art of Black storytelling-an art form which embodies the history, heritage, and culture of African Americans. Black storytellers educate and entertain through the Oral Tradition, which depicts and documents the African American experience. A nationally organized body with individual, affiliate and organizational memberships, NABS preserves and passes on the folklore, legends, myths, fables and mores of Africans and their descendants and ancestors. http://nabsinc.org/home.asp
REGIONAL:
Northlands Storytelling Network:
Regional organization offering support & annual conference for tellers in or near North Central states. Michigan Representative: Jean Bolley. For info: Northlands, P O Box 1055, McHenry, IL 60051-1055, email: info (at) northlands.net or www.northlands.net
Judy Sima
www.JudySima.com
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