April 26, 2010

JANUARY 2010

Start the New Year out right – listen to some stories told by some wonderful Michigan storytellers.
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Storytelling Event Calendar
Yvonne Healy, Editor – Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
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HIGLIGHTS
Listen to stories at your leisure for free. Now available online, 3 Michigan storytellers performed on an Ann Arbor radio show. Fast forward to the stories or listen to the music & theatre companies who also participate in this Holiday Extravaganza. Storytellers are Jeff Doyle telling Mable Marlow’s “Ill-Tempered Snowman,” Jill Halperin reciting her original poem “An Old Fashioned Love Story,” and Yvonne Healy telling her adaptation of the traditional “Red Cap.” http://tinyurl.com/y8zznsa
JANUARY 2010
January 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Begin Again 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
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/
January 24, Detroit 2:00 pm
Join storyteller Madelyn Porter as she shares the inspiring words of “dreamers” who have captivated, influenced, and motivated people all over the world. Target Family Sundays, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Info: www.DIA.org
January 31, Detroit 2:00 pm
Join storyteller Madelyn Porter as she shares the inspiring words of “dreamers” who have captivated, influenced, and motivated people all over the world. Target Family Sundays,
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Info: www.DIA.org
February 2010
February 5-6, Orem, UT
Corinne Stavish 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 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 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 28 – May 1, St. Louis, MO
Michigan storyteller, Yvonne Healy, is performing at the 31st St. Louis Storytelling Festival. It is free and open to the public. Schedule of locations and tellers TBA at http://stlstorytellingfestival.org/
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STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com
STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds are also found at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org
From Yvonne Healy, storyteller
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Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
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