April 25, 2010

MAY 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
5/1/08
HIGHLIGHTS
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.
New Contact Info: Montcalm County Storyweavers, , the Montcalm County Storytelling Guild meets 1st Thursday monthly at 6:00 PM Info: Georgia Schad (989-291-5518) email: gmschad@chartermi.net
or Janet Wulf-Marvin (989-831-4168) email: wulfmarj@yahoo.com
CALENDAR
Avoid omissions or typos…
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to Info@YvonneHealy.com
MAY
May 2, Jackson, 7:30 pm
21st annual Jackson Storyfest. FREE! storytelling all day by regional and national tellers. Antonio Rocha, Elizabeth Ellis, Audrey and Bob Allison, Paige Conat, Karen Czarnik, Tonya Dallas, Brian “Fox” Ellis, Lois Sprengnether Keel, Arnot McCallum, Cate Peterson, Yvonne Healy, Beth Philo, Kurt Snyder, Tricia Travis, LaRon Williams, Arlene Ford. www.jacksonstoryfest.org
At 7:30 pm, adults and teens enjoy a FREE! solo performance by Antonio Rocha @ 7:30 pm at Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave. Jackson MI 49201. Yvonne Healy will emcee. Brazilian born, Antonio has shared his unique blend of mime and stories in eleven countries on five continents and is considered a renowned mime/storyteller extraordinaire! www.jacksonstoryfest.org
May 3, Jackson 8:45am-1:30 pm
Rare chance for an affordable, full day learning to tell stories from extraordinary teachers, Elizabeth Ellis and Antonio Rocha.
Jackson Storyfest presents workshops: 8:45-10:45 am Elizabeth Ellis “Talking with Your Foot in Your Mouth”. This interactive “feet on” workshop will focus on common boo-boos in storytelling, and what to do when you’ve made them. Bloopers will be shared and solutions discussed. Box Lunch included with full paid registration. 11:30 – 1:30 pm “Transforming The Mundane Into Magic Through Sound Effects” with Antonio Rocha. $25 per session; register for both sessions to receive free box lunch. Jackson Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave. (enter on Pearl St.)www.jacksonstoryfest.org Join Antonio in this fun/interactive workshop to explore the use of animal growls, machine and element sounds, as well as eloquent noises to put laughter, intrigue, magic and pizzazz into your stories.May 3, Jackson 2:00 pm
Free Family matinee with music and stories with Audrey and Robert Allison of Grosse Pointe at Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall, 215 W. Michigan Ave, www.jacksonstoryfest.org
May 3, Jackson 7:30 pm
Not-to-be-missed chance to see America’s best storytelling as Jackson Storyfest features a FREE! solo performance by national treasure, Elizabeth Ellis from Texas. “Elizabeth Ellis’ voice sounds like chocolate tastes.”- Jay O’Callahan. You are promised a delightful evening! Yvonne Healy will emcee. Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave., Jackson MI 49201l. www.jacksonstoryfest.org
May 4 Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Fine Flowers for 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
May 4, Southfield, 2:00pm.
Come and experience classic stories from storyteller Allene Moyer. She presents Cinderella, Snow White and the Three Billy Goats Gruff in honor of Southfield’s 50th Anniversary. Sothfield Public Library. 26300 Evergreen Road, 248-796.4200
May 8, Battle Creek 7:00 pm
Nationally acclaimed, award winning Storyteller Len Cabral. Free family concert at Willard Public
Library, 7 West Van Buren Street, Battle Creek. Info: Dick Strader, 269-963-6830 or
www.willard.lib.mi.us
May 11, Detroit 2:00pm
Detroit Institute of Arts presents: Latika Mangurlka, Stories from India: Ma, Mata, Mahila: The Spiritual, the Emotional, and the Physical Mother. 5200 Woodward Ave. 313-833-7900. www.dia.org
May 12-13, Holland 7:00 pmDonald Davis will tell stories both evenings in the Hazel Hays Auditorium of the Herrick District Library, 300 S. River Ave. For more information call 616.355.3731.
May 15, Ann Arbor, 7:00 pm
Donald Davis leads an experiential workshop on creating personal and family-based stories. Downtown Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Ave. Free. No registration necessary. Info: www.aadl.org, Laura Pershin Raynor at 734-327-4226
May 18, Detroit, 2:00pm
Detroit Assoc. of Black Storytellers present: Telebration Celebration, a Sunday Brunch of Tales featuring LaRon Williams. Marygrove Conference Center- Madame Cadillac Hall. Tickets $20. 313-442-3227/442-DABS. Contact Ivory D. Williams, effy1@aol.com
May 18, Detroit 2:00pm
Detroit Institute of Arts presents: Storyteller Ming Louie: How Alenznder the Great Almost Invaded China.” 5200 Woodward Ave. 313-833-7900. www.dia.org
JUNE
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 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, 248451-1917.
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 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, MI, 248-628-3034
June 24, Chesterfield 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, 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043, 586- 469-6200
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 24, Chesterfield, 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. Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI (586) 598-4900
June 24, Chesterfield, 6:00 pm““Improvise & Metamorphosize Theatre”” – Karen Czarnik presents storytelling & improv interactive performance program for teens. Listen to stories and songs of Anansi the Spider and other creatures. Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI (586) 598-4900
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, MI, 231-326-5361
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, MI, 231-882-4111
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, MI, 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 MI, 517-783-4030
July 2, Jackson, 2:00 pm
Storytelling & song program for children & families presented by storyteller and musician Karen Czarnik. Jackson District Library – Napolean Branch, 6755 Brooklyn Rd., Napoleon, MI, 517-536-4266
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, MI, 231-547-2651
July 18-19, Flint
Michigan Storytellers’ Festival, in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of General Motors Celebration features FREE concerts and workshops for all ages. 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
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 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, 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 31, Wyandotte, 1:00 pm
“Improvise & Metamorphosize Theatre” – Storytelling and improv performance program for teens. Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, MI, 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, MI, 734-246-8357
August
August 6-10, Gatlinburg, TN
Everyone is invited: writers, teachers, librarians, producers, organizers, story lovers, and story tellers to 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 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
FIND-A-Storyteller: STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES
Find a storyteller: Directories of Michigan storytellers include:
*Michigan Arts & Humanities Touring Program www.michiganhumanities.org/touring/2006_2009
*National Storytelling Network http://www.storynet.org/Directory/searchstate.php
*Northlands http://www.northlands.net/membership/michigan.htm
Established information online at www.MichiganStorytelling.com
STORYTELLING LINKS & MAGAZINES
STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
ONGOING PROGRAMS & CLASSES
STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Established meetings listed at www.MichiganStorytelling.com
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: Dick Strader. For info: Northlands, P O Box 1055, McHenry, IL 60051-1055, email: info (at) northlands.net or www.northlands.net
LOCAL:
Many guilds adjourn during summer. Call to check. Most guilds free to anyone wanting to hear or tell stories.
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild:
4th Sunday of each month Sept.-June. Located at Nicola’s Books, Westgate Mall, 2513 Jackson Rd at Maple Road, Ann Arbor. Free. Bring a story to tell or listen to swapped stories. 2-4 pm. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. email Info@AnnArborStorytelling.org or phone Judy Schmidt (734) 971-5763.
Battle Creek Storytelling Guild
meets 7:00 pm Last Monday of month at Willard Library, Meeting Room, 7 West Van Buren near Clara’s Restaurant and across from W.K. Kellogg Auditorium. Info: Joyce Wilson (269) 963-9859 or Dick Strader (269) 963-6830 or Kid’s Desk, Willard Library (269) 968-8166 x517.
Birmingham Storytellers Guild of the Community House:
meets each first Thursday of the month from September through June at the Community House at 380 Bates St., Birmingham. Info: Audrey Hart email: NTRV72A (at) hotmail.com)or call 248-624-3395.
Detroit Assoc of Black Storytellers:
Detroit Assoc. of Black Storytellers, Inc. 313-442-3227/442-DABS for info contact Ivory D. Williams, President effy1@aol.com
Detroit Story League
3rd Saturday of every month except July (12:00-3:00) various locations in Greater Detroit Area. Since 1912 the DSL meets to tell stories, share resources. DSL sponsors Tellabration & Annual Storytelling Festival with performances & workshops led by tellers of national renown. Info: www.DetroitStorytelling.com
Flint Area Story Tellers (F.A.S.T.):
1st Tuesdays of month at 7:00pm at Main Branch Flint Public Library, 1026 Kearsley, Flint. Storytelling, workshops, sharing, supports Michigan Storytelling Festival each July. Library Contact: Brenda Harris: Email: bharris@fpl.info ; Phone: 810-249-2170
Flint – Society of Afrikan American Storytellers-SAAS:
Meets and prepares community performances. Contact: Brenda Harris, PO Box 13296, Flint Mi 48501, 810-235-1844, Email: beyondwallz@gmail.com
Grand Rapids Story Spinners:
7:00 pm Third Tuesday of each month at Heron Woods apartment complex. (Common Room), 2110 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids across from Yankee Clipper Library. Info: www.Storyspinners.net ssgr@voyager.net.
Lansing Storytellers:
2nd Monday of each month 7-9pm at Plymouth Congregational Church at Fairview St. & Grand River in Lansing (I 96 to Lansing, exit I 27 north – Saginaw/Grand River exit. Follow Grand River west to 2nd light (Fairview St). Contact: Jean Bolley bolleyj@hotmail.com and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@core.com.
Lenawee Storytellers Guild:
Jan Richardi, 526 Comstock; Adrian Mi 49221, 517-263-5197
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST):
Meets every 1st Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm, Grace A. Dow Memorial Libary, 1710 West Saint Andrews Rd, Midland MI 45860-2698. Info: Eileen DeLorenzo, lead coordinator P.O. Box 1304, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 1-866-835-5988/989-773-2429 emdelorenzo (at) msn.com.
Monroe Area Story Tellers:
Meets 7:00 pm every 3rd Thursday monthly at Dorsch Memorial Library, 18 East First St., Monroe. Info: Cindy Green cgreen (at) monroe.lib.mi.us or (734) 241-7878.
Montague/Whitehall
A Tale for Two Cities Guild for Montague/Whitehall area. Info: Helen Fink (231) 893-5323, helenfink@charter.net or www.atalefortwocities.org.
Mother Goose Guild Center:
Joanne Ladd, 106 Kettering; Burton MI 48509-2406, 810-743-7773
Montcalm County Storyweavers, , the Montcalm County Storytelling Guild meets 1st Thursday monthly at 6:00 PM Info: Georgia Schad (989-291-5518) email: gmschad@chartermi.net
or Janet Wulf-Marvin (989-831-4168) email: wulfmarj@yahoo.com
Mt. Clemens Raconteurs
Monthly Saturdays @ 2:30 pm Marge Kinzy, Mt Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass, Mt Clemens MI 48043, kinzym@libcoop.net or 586-469-6200
Muskegon Yarnspinners:
Sue Kobza, 231-766-3953 home, 231-727-2118 work, jjkobza@comcast.net
Richland Story Caravan:
Robin Nott, Gull Lake High School Story Caravan, 99550 E M-89, Richland, MI 49083. Phone: 269-629-5803 ext 216.
New Baltimore Biblical Storytellers:. Contact: Katie Dailey 586-716-9543 daileystory (at) yahoo.com for information.
Saginaw Sylvia Burden Story League:
Betty Briggs, 3122 Weiss, Apt H, Saginaw MI 48602
Traverse City Word of Mouth:
7:00 pm, 4th Wednesdays, Steven Holl, 109 S. Union St. #201 Traverse City, MI 49684, 231-933-7010, Info: steven (at) soulworks.org or 932-9808. or www.soulworks.org.
Warren – Chatterton Parent-Tellers:
Judy Sima contact person. You don’t have to be a parent to attend judsim@hotmail.com
White Lake Township
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 at the Fisk Farm schoolhouse. Highland Road (M-59) & Fisk Road. For more information contact: LoisSez (at) earthlink.net; njhinman (at) juno.com, gravesccr (at) aol.com
SUBMISSIONS: Info@YvonneHealy by 15th of month