April 26, 2010

FEBRUARY 2010

Chase away the winder doldrums – listening to stories is guaranteed to chase those blues away!
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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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2/01/2010
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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
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Yvonne Healy, storyteller
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Managing Editor
810-813-3000
Judy Sima
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248-644-3951
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