April 25, 2010

JUNE 2008

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
Yvonne Healy, Editor - Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: Info@YvonneHealy by 15th of month
6/1/08
HIGHLIGHTS
FREE workshop offered!
*Is your story stuck? *Want to raid the Lost (emotional) Arc?
FREE workshop teaches you “10 Guideposts to Shaping Stories.” Learn a reproducible process for shaping stories from family, history, folklore, or personal experience from artist-educator, Yvonne Healy. Limited number of Free workshops is available: 1st come, 1st served.. Useful to writers or storytellers. Groups provide only gas cost (my Volvo gets great mileage) and meals, if needed. Contact Stories@YHealy.com or 810-225-2204.
Don’t miss the 2008 National Storytelling Conference August 7-10 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Participate in over 20 workshops and 20 concert performances while networking with other storytellers and story-lovers focused on the theme of “Making Connections.” CEUs and learning opportunities are prevalent for writers, teachers, librarians, clergy, caregivers, producers and performers at all levels from beginning to advanced. Click http://www.storynet.org/Events/Conference/2008/registration/registration.php
to register or download the physical conference brochure.
CALENDAR
Avoid omissions or typos…
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to Info@YvonneHealy.com
JUNE
June 1, Detroit 2:00 pm
Rob McCabe presents “Tales of Tolerance” as part of Family Sunday at the Detroit Institute for Arts, 5200 Woodward. www.dia.org
June 7, Flushing 11-4
Autism Walk and Festival, Pierson Rd. YMCA in Flushing. FREE!! Entertainment includes The Twosome Tellers (Debby Johnson & Jane Green) Great food and drink, raffles. Info cennest@comcast.net or call Cheryl 810 694-8034
June 8 Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Spiders and Things with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike. 2 pm, Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Free, 734-769-3115. *Please note, June’s performance will be on the 2nd Sunday.
June 8, Detroit 2:00 pm
Rob McCabe presents “Tales of Tolerance” as part of Family Sunday at the Detroit Institute for Arts, 5200 Woodward. www.dia.org
June 9 – 13, Walled Lake
“CAST – Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents this Storytelling performance and art & crafts based camp for ages 6 to 12. Camp runs from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Walled Lake Comm Ed Center, 615 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake. $165.00 camp fee. Go to http://www.walledlake.k12.mi.us/cec/ or call 248-956-5000
June 13, West Bloomfield, 7:00pm
Family storytelling program, “Campfire Tales” West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation presents Judy Sima at Marshbank Park, 2805 Hiller Road. Contact: Laurel Zoet, 248-451-1917.
June 16 – 20, Farmington Hills
“Fine Arts Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp for ages 5-7 and 8-12. Camp runs from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI. $195.00 camp fee. Go to www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1857
June 20, Holly 8:30 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers (N.O.C.S.) at Garden Park, 976 East Maple St., Holly – Summer Solstice. $5.00. Tellers: Carolyn Graves, Lois Sprengnether Keel, Susan Mulholland, Rob McCabe, & Mike “Curly” Spaulding. Info: Pam Dawson 248-684-7426 or 248-245-1499 or LoiS 248-625-5848.
June 22, Detroit 2:00 pm
The Detroit Institute for Arts presents Ivory Williams in “Peace. Can You Hear Me Now?…Good!”, a highly interactive, entertaining and educational storytelling session that focuses on peace and harmony. 5200 Woodward Ave. www.DIA.org
June 23, Oxford, 2:00 pm
“Snug as a Bug on a Rug” – Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Oxford Public Library, 530 Pontiac Rd., P.O. Box 538, Oxford 248-628-3034
June 23, Lake Orion 4:30
Snug as a Bug on a Rug– Karen Czarnik presents Storytelling & Song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Orion Township Public Library, 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion 248-693-3000
June 24, Chesterfield 2:00
“Snug as a Bug on a Rug” –Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI (586) 598-4900
June 24, Chesterfield 6:00
“Improvise & Metamorphosize Theatre” – Karen Czarnik presents an interactive storytelling & improv theatre program for teens. Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI (586) 598-4900
June 24, Mount Clemens, 11: 00 am
“Snug as a Bug on a Rug”– Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Mount Clemens Public Library, 105 Cass Avenue, Mount Clemens, MI (586) 469-6200
June 25, Jackson 10:00 pm
Jenifer Strauss will perform stories at Carnegie Branch Library in downtown Jackson.
June 25, Springport, Jackson 1:00 pm
Jenifer Strauss will perform stories at the Springport Branch Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201
June 26, Empire 11:00 am
Storytelling & song Program for children & families presented by storyteller and musician Karen Czarnik. Glen Lake Community Library, 10115 Front Street, Empire 231-326-5361
June 27, Holly 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Lincoln Era Stories” North Oakland County Storytellers (N.O.C.S.) at Holly Hotel in Holly – Lincoln Era Stories. $10.00 cover charge. Dinner is available before and after the performances. Walk ins welcome, but Reservations seated first. Tellers: Pam Dawson, Ron Hinman, Lois Sprengnether Keel, & Rob McCabe. Info: Holly Hotel: 248-634-5208.
June 28, Benzonia,11:00 am
“Snug as a Bug on a Rug” – Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Benzonia Public Library, 891 Michigan Ave., Benzonia 231-882-4111
June 29, Detroit 2:00 pm
The Detroit Institute for Arts presents Ivory Williams in “Peace. Can You Hear Me Now?…Good!”, a highly interactive, entertaining and educational storytelling session that focuses on peace and harmony. 5200 Woodward Ave. www.DIA.org
June 30, Richmond, 1:00 pm
“Snug as a Bug on a Rug”– Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Lois Wagner Memorial Library, 35200 Division Road, Richmond, MI (586) 727-2665
July
July 1, Waterford, 10:00 am
“Snug as a Bug on a Rug” – Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Waterford Township Public Library, 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 248-674-4831
July 1, Waterford, 1:00 pm
“Improvise & Metamorphosize Theatre” – Storytelling and improv performance program for teens. Waterford Township Public Library, 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford 248.674.4831
July 2, Jackson, 11:00 am
Storytelling & song program for children & families presented by storyteller and musician Karen Czarnik. Jackson District Library – Summit Branch, 104 Bird Ave., Jackson 517-783-4030
July 2, Napoleon, 2:00 pm
Storytelling & song program for children & families presented by storyteller and musician Karen Czarnik. Jackson District Library – Napoleon Branch, 6755 Brooklyn Rd., Napoleon 517-536-4266
July 11, Holly 8:00 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers (N.O.C.S.) at Garden Park, 976 East Maple St., Holly – Lincoln Era Stories (not the same as at Holly Hotel 6/20). Holly Hotel catering + cash bar. $23.00 advance tickets from N.O.C.S. or $25.00 at the gate. Tellers- Pam Dawson, Ron Hinman, Lois Sprengnether Keel, Rob McCabe, & Susan Mulholland. Information: Pam Dawson 248-684-7426 or 248-245-1499 or LoiS 248-625-5848
July 14, Jamestown 1:00
Patmus Public Library, 2445 Riley Road, Jamestown. Join storyteller Judy Sima for her summer reading program, Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo. Meet all sorts of creatures – big and small, cute and cuddly, creepy and crawly, furry and fuzzy in her menagerie of Tales. For information: Jackie Clark, 616-896-9798.
July 15, Charlevoix, 6:30 pm
Storytelling and song program for children & families presented by storyteller and musician Karen Czarnik. Charlevoix Public Library, 220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix 231-547-2651
July 18-19, Flint
Michigan Storytellers’ Festival, in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of General Motors Celebration features FREE concerts and FREE workshops for all ages. Unless otherwise noted, events located in Tent in front of Flint Public Library, Flint Cultural Center, 1026 E. Kearsley St. Featured tellers are Cowboy Poet Waddy Mitchell (NV), Motoko (MA), and nationally touring artist and Flint hometown wonder, La’Ron Williams. Info http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/msf/index.shtml All events FREE!
July 18, Flint, Michigan Storytellers’ Festival
10:00 am @ Tent
Storytelling for Youth Groups, La’Ron Williams @ Tent.
10:00 am @ Library
Storytelling Workshop with Motoko @ Library Downstairs Meeting Room. “Body Stories: Mime & Movement for Storytellers.”
1:00 pm @ Tent
Storytelling for Youth Groups with Waddie Mitchell @ Tent followed by Meet with La’Ron Williams @ 2:00 pm and Waddie Mitchell @ 3:00 pm
2:00 pm @ Mt. Morris Senior Center
Motoko tells stories at the Senior Krapohl Senior Center, G-5473 Bicentennial Rd., Mt. Morris (West of Clio Rd./off Coldwater Rd.) (810) 785-2270
5:30 pm @ Tent
New this Year! Warm-up Concert with area storytellers, Alfreda Harris, Lois Sprengnether Keel and C.J. Stanford @ Tent.
7:00 pm @ Tent
Evening Storytelling Concert featurs storytelling by La’Ron Williams, Motoko & Waddie Mitchell, emceed by Yvonne Healy. Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley Ave., Flint. Free. Info http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/msf/index.shtml
July 19, Flint, Michigan Storytellers’ Festival
9:00 am @ Library Lawn
Coffee Hour (Free) Hosted by the Flint Area Storytellers. Library Lawn
9:30 am, Library
Storytelling Workshop with Waddie Mitchell @ Library Downstairs Meeting Room “Explore the History & Origins of Cowboy Poetry.”
10:00 am @ Library
Children’s Turn-to-Tell, Library Upstairs Meeting Room. Children are invited to try their hand at storytelling. Stories must be five (5) minutes or less.
11:00 am @ Tent
Motoko tells stories for children in Tent.
12:00 noon @ Tent
Story swap. Open. Bring a short story to share.
1:00 pm @ Tent
Michigan Showcase @ Tent. Come to enjoy Michigan’s best storytelling talent.
1:30 @ Burton
Waddie Mitchell performs at Lockwood of Burton Retirement Community, 2173 S. Center Rd., Burton, (1/2 mile south of I-69) Groups Register: (810) 744-9400.
2:30 pm @ Library
Storytelling Workshop with La’Ron Williams in Library, Downstairs Meeting Room. “Loose & Lively!” An interactive workshop to make our tales come to life for ourselves and our audiences. Followed by Meet with Motoko in Tent at 4:00 pm.
5:30 pm @ Tent
Continue the delight with the New Warm-Up Concert Robyn Henry, Glenda Zafiroff and Yvonne Healy @ Tent.
7:00 pm @ Tent
Evening Storytelling Concert featurs storytelling by La’Ron Williams, Motoko & Waddie Mitchell, emceed by Yvonne Healy. Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley Ave., Flint. Free. Info http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/msf/index.shtml
July 20, Detroit 2:00 pm
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents Judy Sima in “Folktale Safari” where you’ll meet all sorts of animals – big and small, cute and cuddly, creepy and crawly, furry and fuzzy – each one with a lesson to share. 5200 Woodward Ave., www.DIA.org.
July 21, Allen Park 10:30 am
Little ones aged 3-6 are invited to interactive storytelling & games with Yvonne Healy in the Summer Reading Program, Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Info: 313-381-2425
July 21, Allen Park 1:00 pm
Little ones aged 3-6 are invited to interactive storytelling & games with Yvonne Healy in the Summer Reading Program, Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Info: 313-381-2425
July 21, Allen Park 7:00 pm
Little ones aged 3-6 are invited to interactive storytelling & games with Yvonne Healy in the Summer Reading Program, Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Info: 313-381-2425
July 22, Livonia, 11:00 a.m.
Karen Czarnik presents a Storytelling & Song program for kids and families. Livonia Public Library, Alfred Noble Branch, 32901 Plymouth Road, 734-421-6600
July 22, Livonia, 2:00 p.m.
Karen Czarnik presents a Storytelling & Song program for kids and families. Livonia Public Library, Civic Center Branch, 32777 Five Mile Road, 734-466-2491
July 22, Livonia, 7:00 p.m.
Karen Czarnik presents a Storytelling & Song program for kids and families. Livonia Public Library, Carl Sandburg Branch, 30100 Seven Mile Road, 248-893-4010
July 23, Allen Park 10:30 am
Little ones aged 3-6 are invited to interactive storytelling & games with Yvonne Healy in the Summer Reading Program, Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Info: 313-381-2425
July 23, Allen Park 1:00 pm
Little ones aged 3-6 are invited to interactive storytelling & games with Yvonne Healy in the Summer Reading Program, Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Info: 313-381-2425
July 23, Allen Park 7:00 pm
Little ones aged 3-6 are invited to interactive storytelling & games with Yvonne Healy in the Summer Reading Program, Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Info: 313-381-2425
July 23, West Bloomfield, 1:30
LaRon Williams brings stories to life from around the world. West Bloomfield Public Library Summer Reading Program. Ages 5 and older. 4600 Walnut Lake Road, 248-363-4022. www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org
July 24, Freeland, 10:00 am
FREE concert for families and children by storyteller Yvonne Healy at Tittabawassee Township Park for the Tittabawassee Township Summer Recreation Program. 9200 Midland Rd, Freeland MI 48623. Info: 989 695 9512 or Intern@tittabawassee.org.
July 24, Oak Park 7:00.
“Clap It, Tap It, Sing It!” – Karen Czarnik presents a fun and highly interactive story & music program for all ages!!! 14200 Oak Park Boulevard, Oak Park 248-691-7480
July 26, Milan 11:00 a.m.
“Snug as a Bug on a Rug” –Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Milan Public Library, 151 Wabash, Milan 734-439-1240
July 26, Milan 1:00.
“Improvise & Metamorphosize Theatre” – Karen Czarnik presents an interactive storytelling & improv theatre program for teens. Milan Public Library, 151 Wabash, Milan 734-439-1240
July 27, Detroit 2:00pm
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents Genot Picor telling stories from the Voyaguers. 5200 Woodward Ave., www.DIA.org
July 27, Holly 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers (N.O.C.S.) at Garden Park, 976 East Maple St., Holly – Garden Stories. $5.00. Rose Hill Group Home fundraiser sale of roses & daylilies. Tellers- A.M. Pam Dawson & Danielle Todd; P.M. Pam Dawson, Carolyn Graves, Lois Sprengnether Keel, & Danielle Todd. Information: Pam Dawson 248-684-7426 or 248-245-1499 or LoiS 248-625-5848.
July 14, Jamestown 1:00 July 29, Grandville 1:30 pm
Grandville Friends of the Library presents LaRon Williams’s storytelling at the Grandville Branch Library at 4055 Maple St.  SW, Grandville, MI 49418
July 31, Wyandotte, 1:00 pm
“Improvise & Metamorphosize Theatre” – Storytelling and improv performance program for teens. Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte 734-246-8357
July 31, Wyandotte, 3:00 pm
Storytelling & song program for children & families presented by storyteller and musician Karen Czarnik. Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte 734-246-8357
August
August 1, Mount Clemens 8:00.
“Improvise & Metamorphosize Theatre” – Karen Czarnik presents an interactive storytelling & improv theatre program for teens. Mount Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Avenue, Mount Clemens 586-469-6200
August 2, Livonia 10 am-5 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers (N.O.C.S.) at 159th Annual Highland Games, at Greenmead in Livonia – Storytelling in the Wee Bairns area. $15, Children under 12 FREE with an adult. Information: Pam Dawson 248-684-7426 or 248-245-1499 or LoiS 248-625-5848
August 3, Detroit, 2:00 p.m.
Karen Czarnik presents two 45 minute Storytelling & Song performance programs for families. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 313-833-4005
August 4, Marshall 1:30
“Snug as a Bug on a Rug” –Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Marshall District Library, 124 W. Green Street, Marshall 269-781-7821
August 5, Canton 10:30
Karen Czarnik presents a Storytelling and Song program for youth and families. Canton Public Library, 1200 South Canton Center Road, Canton 734-397-0999
August 5, Canton 12:30
Karen Czarnik presents an interactive storytelling & improv theatre program for teens. Canton Public Library, 1200 South Canton Center Road, Canton 734-397-0999
August 6, Easpointe 1:00
Karen Czarnik presents CAST-Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre. Family program features arts, crafts, storytelling & song, Create your very own Story Stick used for sharing stories at home. Eastpointe Memorial Library, 15875 Oak Street, Eastpointe 586-445-5096
August 6,Easpointe 3:00
“Improvise & Metamorphosize Theatre” – Karen Czarnik presents an interactive storytelling & improv theatre program for teens. Eastpointe Memorial Library, 15875 Oak Street, Eastpointe 586-445-5096
August 6-10, Gatlinburg, TN
Everyone is invited! Writers, teachers, librarians, producers, organizers, story lovers, and story tellers: all will learn & enjoy the National Storytelling Conference. The National Storytelling Network offers oodles of fun & information for all levels. In 2008, Michigan is well-represented by storyteller Karen Czarnik’s workshop and is made possible by the generous support and work of Michigan tellers Barbara Schutzgruber, Judy Sima and Yvonne Healy. http://www.storynet.org/Events/Conference/2008/
August 19, Troy 1:00
“Improvise & Metamorphosize Theatre” – Karen Czarnik presents an interactive storytelling & improv theatre program for teens. Troy Public Library, 510 West Big Beaver Road, Troy 248-524-3538
August 19, Troy 11:15
“Snug as a Bug on a Rug” –Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & song program for kids. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Troy Public Library, 510 West Big Beaver Road, Troy 248-524-3538
August 30-September 1, Geneva, IL
Enjoy a weekend of sunshine, music, stories & fun at the renowned Fox Valley Music & Storytelling Festival. Featured teller is Michigan’s Yvonne Healy along with Illinois artists Mike Anderson, In the Spirit, and Chris Fascione. Concerts, workshops, vendors and workshops in folk arts, music and stories on a lush, green island in the Fox River. Info on lodging, transportation at http://www.foxvalleyfolk.com
August 10, Detroit 2:00 pm
“Wings, Paws & Hoofs” @ the DIA. Bob Reay takes you on a journey to find all sorts of critters in these stories. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. www.DIA.org. Proudly sponsored by Target
August 15-17, Paradise
Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce presents storytelling by Marjorie Shaefer, a.k.a. Mother Goose, at various times during the Wild Blueberry Festival in Paradise, Michigan.
August 17, Detroit 2:00 pm
“Wings, Paws & Hoofs” @ the DIA. Bob Reay takes you on a journey to find all sorts of critters in these stories. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. www.DIA.org. Proudly sponsored by Target
August 24, Detroit 2:00 pm
“ Arab Folktales” @ the DIA. Discover an entertainment oasis in the form of tales from Arab lands with Badria Jazairi. You will smell the jasmine and feel the desert wind against your cheek! Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., www.DIA.org. Proudly sponsored by Target
August 31, Detroit 2:00 pm
“ Arab Folktales” @ the DIA. Discover an entertainment oasis in the form of tales from Arab lands with Badria Jazairi. You will smell the jasmine and feel the desert wind against your cheek! Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., www.DIA.org. Proudly sponsored by Target
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