April 26, 2010

JULY 2009

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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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7/01/09
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  • FREE! Workshops for Adult & Teen Storytellers, Writers, Educators, Parents, College Students – July 17-18, Flint Public Library, part of MI Storytellers Festival (see full schedule for Family & Adult Concerts and Events July 17 below) Info: 810- 232-7111 #5.
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    • Shaping Stories with Yvonne Healy – 10:00 am Friday, July 17
Enjoy the journey as you follow a clear path to effective characters, plot and setting. Learn concrete steps, adapted from storytelling, acting and writing, to developing texture and authenticity in your stories. Leave with a new story. Go home with the experience and handout to enhance stories at home from your life, family, folklore or history.
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    • Fables: The Little Story That Makes People Talk and Talk with Onawumi Jean Moss – 10:00 am Saturday, July 18
Working in groups participants, at a minimum, will create and perform a new fable.
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    • Can You Hear Me Now? with Ivory Williams – 2:30 pm Saturday, July 18
Highly interactive, entertaining and fun look at how effective communication enhances the art of storytelling. Focus on “Listening” and creative presentation techniques that keep audiences of all types involved.
  • With fond memories, we bid goodbye to two wonderful Michigan Storytellers
  • Bob Bauer passed away June 23 at the age of 78 after a long struggle with lung disease. He was a member of Macomb County Raconteurs, Parent-Tellers, Toast Masters, and Detroit Story League. Bob will be remembered for his wit and dry sense of humor. He loved wearing vests or a long cream colored tunic when he told stories to young people.
  • Bob Reay passed away on June 25 after a yearlong battle with leukemia. Bob was a member of the Parent Tellers, North Oakland County Storytellers, and the Detroit Story League. He will be remembered fondly for his enthusiasm and love of storytelling, his Scottish brogue and his kilt. A memorial will be held for Bob in late July or August.
JULY
July 2, Indian River 11:00am
Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima creates Summer Reading excitement in “Stories Alive!” with this highly interactive program where every child becomes part of the tale. Indian River Area Library, 3546 S. Straits Highway, 231-238-8581.
July 7, Charlotte 11:00 a.m.
Karen Czarnik presents Talkin’ Tales, Tunes and Tappin’ a Storytelling & Song Program for families. Charlotte Community Library, 226 S. Bostwick Street, Charlotte, call (517) 543-8859 for more info
July 7, Portland 2:30 p.m.
Karen Czarnik presents Talkin’ Tales, Tunes and Tappin’ a Storytelling & Song Program for families. Portland District Library, 334 Kent Street, Portland , call (517) 647-6981 for more info
July 12, Ypsilanti 2:00 pm
You’re invited to tell or listen at the monthly series, “2nd Sunday Story Swap”. Always located at Bombadill’s Coffee House, 217 W. Michigan Ave.. Always presented on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm. Always hosted by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. And always Free! Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org or Bombadill’s 734.544.5080
July 13, Allen Park 10:30 am
Little ones, aged 3-6, will enjoy the interactive games and stories in “Word Play” presented by Yvonne Healy at the Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Allen Park. Summer Reading Program. Free, but registration required. Info: 313-381-2425
July 13, Allen Park 3:30 pm
Little ones, aged 3-6, will enjoy the interactive games and stories in “Word Play” presented by Yvonne Healy at the Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Allen Park. Summer Reading Program. Free, but registration required. Info: 313-381-2425
July 13, Allen Park 7:00 pm
Little ones, aged 3-6, will enjoy the interactive games and stories in “Word Play” presented by Yvonne Healy at the Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Allen Park. Summer Reading Program. Free, but registration required. Info: 313-381-2425.
July 13, Marshall, 10:30am
Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima creates Summer Reading excitement in “Stories Alive!” with this highly interactive program where every child becomes part of the tale. Marshall Public Library, 124 W Green Street, 269-781-7821.
July 14, Niles 2:00 p.m.
Karen Czarnik presents Talkin’ Tales, Tunes and Tappin’ a Storytelling & Song Program for families. Cass District Library – Howard Branch, 2341 Yankee Street, Niles, call 269-684-1680 for more info
July 14, Cassopolis 6:00 p.m.
Karen Czarnik presents Talkin’ Tales, Tunes and Tappin’ a Storytelling & Song Program for families. Cass District Library – Main Branch, 319 M 62 North, Cassopolis, call 269-445-3400 for more info
July 15, Allen Park 10:30 am
Little ones, aged 3-6, will enjoy the interactive games and stories in “Word Play” presented by Yvonne Healy at the Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Allen Park. Summer Reading Program. Free, but registration required. Info: 313-381-2425
July 15, Allen Park 3:30 pm
Little ones, aged 3-6, will enjoy the interactive games and stories in “Word Play” presented by Yvonne Healy at the Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Allen Park. Summer Reading Program. Free, but registration required. Info: 313-381-2425
July 15, Allen Park 7:00 pm
Little ones, aged 3-6, will enjoy the interactive games and stories in “Word Play” presented by Yvonne Healy at the Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Allen Park. Summer Reading Program. Free, but registration required. Info: 313-381-2425.
July 16, Hartland 1:00 p.m.
Karen Czarnik presents CAST – Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre, An interactive craft, song & storytelling performance program for families. Story Sticks will be our featured craft. Cromaine Library, 3688 North Hartland Rd., Hartland, call 810.632.5200 ext. 3
July 16, Hartland 4:00 p.m.
Karen Czarnik presents LOL – Laugh Out Loud, Teen Improv – A highly interactive 1.5 hour workshop for teens featuring improvisational theatre games & comedy skits to build confidence, stretch imaginations, & explore dramatic expression. Cromaine Library, 3688 North Hartland Rd., Hartland, call 810.632.5200 ext. 3 for more info
July 17-18, Flint
Unforgettable? Un-missable! The 29th annual Michigan Storytellers’ Festival features storytellers Onawumi Jean Moss (MA) and Yvonne Healy (MI) and Ivory Williams in concerts and workshops. See Michigan’s up & comers in the Michigan Showcase. Bring your own story to tell at the swap. It’s all Free! Bring a picnic and stay all day. Rain or shine – the show goes on under the Big Tent. Schedule and other information posted at http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/msf/index.shtml
Friday, July 17, Flint Michigan Storytellers’ Festival (see above)
10:00 am – Workshop with Yvonne Healy (Downstairs Meeting Room)
1:00 pm – Performance for Youth Groups with Ivory Williams (Tent)
2:00 pm – Performance for Senior Citizens with Onawumi Jean Moss (Krapohl Senior Center)
2:00 pm – Meet & Greet with Ivory Williams (Tent)
4:00 pm – Meet & Greet with Onawumi Jean Moss (Tent)
5:30 pm – Story Swap (Tent)
7:00-10:00 pm – Concert with Yvonne Healy, Onawumi Jean Moss & Ivory Williams (Tent)
Saturday, July 18, Flint, Michigan Storytellers’ Festival (see above)
10:00 am – Workshop with Onawumi Jean Moss (downstairs meeting room)
11:00 am – Childrens’ Turn to Tell (upstairs meeting room)
12:00 noon – Performance for Children with Yvonne Healy
1:00 pmMichigan Showcase (Tent)
1:30 pm- Stories for Seniors (Lockwood of Burton Retirement Community) with Onawumi Jean Moss
2:30 pm – workshop with Ivory Williams (downstairs meeting room)
4:00 pm – Meet & Greet with Yvonne Healy
5:30 pm – Story Swap (Tent)
7:00 pm – Concert with Onawumi Jean Moss, Yvonne Healy & Ivory Williams (Tent)
July 19, White Lake 1:30 pm
Tales & Tails at the Barn.  North Oakland County Storytellers & animals at Fisk Farm Barn & Yard, Fisk Road just off M-59 (9180 Highland Rd, White Lake). Info: LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com or Lois Keel, 248-625-5848.
July 21, Macomb Township, 1:00pm
Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima creates Summer Reading excitement in “Stories Alive!” with this highly interactive program where every child becomes part of the tale. Clinton Macomb Public Library – North Branch, 586-226-5080.
July 21, Clinton Township, 3:00pm
Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima creates Summer Reading excitement in “Stories Alive!” with this highly interactive program where every child becomes part of the tale. Clinton Macomb Public Library – Main Branch, 586-226-5000.
July 21, Clinton Township, 6:30pm
Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima creates Summer Reading excitement in “Stories Alive!” with this highly interactive program where every child becomes part of the tale. Clinton Macomb Public Library – South Branch. 586-226-5070
July 22, Tittabawasee Township, 10:00 am
Free concert for families with storyteller Yvonne Healy. Craft and refreshments provided courtesy of Tittabawassee Township Summer Recreation program. Tittabawassee Park, 9200 Midland Road, 48623. Info 989-695-9512 or intern@tittabawassee.org
August
August 1, Gladwin 2:00 pm
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers will present stories for the entire family at Stone Cottage Gardens, Gladwin, MI from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M.  Contact stonecottagegardens.com or Joe Remenar 989-426-4872
August 4, Ann Arbor 8:00 pm
Adults and teens will enjoy an evening of storytelling with Bat Burns from County Kerry, Ireland at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster or at the door. Info: www.theArk.org.
August 8, Detroit 11:00 am
“Music, Art and Summer Fun…OH MY!” Families, mark your calendars for Free Fun on the Detroit Riverfront! The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Institute of Arts and The Riverfront Conservancy presents a Free one-of-a-kind summer extravaganza set against the beautiful waterside scenery of Rivard Plaza. Featuring storytelling with Yvonne Healy and live music. Come early to ride the Cullen Family Carousel. Located at Rivard Plaza, on the Riverfront near 1340 E. Atwater Street Info: Phone: 313-566-8206 or rsvp@detroitriverfront.org
August 9, Ypsilanti 2:00 pm
You’re invited to tell or listen at the monthly series, “2nd Sunday Story Swap”. Always located at Bombadill’s Coffee House, 217 W. Michigan Ave.. Always presented on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm. Always hosted by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. And always Free! Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org or Bombadill’s 734.544.5080
September
September 11-12, Livonia
Detroit League Storytelling Festival features concerts for adults or families and workshops. Dianne Ferlatte (CA) and Laura Pershin Raynor (MI) are the featured tellers. Located at Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five le Road @ Farmington Road. Info: www.Detroitstorytelling.org
September 13, Ypsilanti 2:00 pm
You’re invited to tell or listen at the monthly series, “2nd Sunday Story Swap”. Always located at Bombadill’s Coffee House, 217 W. Michigan Ave.. Always presented on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm. Always hosted by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. And always Free! Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org or Bombadill’s 734.544.5080
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