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November 1, Walled Lake 10:00 a.m.
2 Saturdays: Nov. 1 & 8 – CAST – Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre – Karen Czarnik presents this 2 week storytelling & arts & crafts class for ages 6 – 12. Walled Lake Com. Ed Center, 615 N Pontiac Trail Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake. Fee = $28.00 plus $8.00 for supplies. Info: 248-956-5000 or http://walledlake.k12.mi.us/cec/
November 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Duck, Duck, Goose 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. Free. 734-769-3115
November 2, Detroit 2:00 pm
Enjoy storytelling at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, thanks to Target Family Sundays program. Today features “Thanks a Bunch” thanksgiving tales by Tonya Dallas. Info: www.DIA.org
November 7-8, Whitehall
Tale of 2 Cities Festival begins Friday night 7:30 pm concert with troubadour Neil Woodward, Labanon Lutheran Church, Whitehall. Saturday features 10:00 am “Stories of White Lake”, 12:00 noon Joe Nameth’s ART with a Tale at Nuveen Center for the Arts, Montague. 2:00 pm Family show and 7:30 pm Adults shows at Howmet Playhouse feature Corinne Stavish and Barbara McBride-Smith. Sunday concludes with 10:00 am workshop by Karen Libman at White River Yoga Studio, Montague. Some events are free; others are ticketed. Buy tickets at the City of Whitehall, or B&B A Finch Nest or at the Door. Info: 231.893.5323
November 15, Detroit 6:00 pm
“Mama said there’d be days like this.” A storytelling concert presented by the Grown Folks Team of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren, Detroit. Tickets: $10.00. Info: Ivory Williams 313-822-6483
November, 15 Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents their 17th Evening of Storytelling for Grownups, Tellabration. Singer Kathleen Moore emcees storytelling Adults and Teens (age 14 & up) by Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge, Jeff Doyle, Jill Halpern, Rob McCabe at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church/Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard (at Eastover), Ann Arbor, 48104. Tickets at door: $10. Info: 734-665-4312, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
November 16, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and the Ann Arbor Library partner to present Family Tellabration. Stories for ages 4 and older by Jeff Doyle, Laura Lee Hayes, Judy Schmidt and Tricia Travis (MC). Families will be entertained with lively tales from folklore and personal experience in this nationwide Tellabration tradition. Free! Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library at 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor. Info: Laura Pershin Raynor 734-327-8301 or Beverly Black 734-665-4312 or email@example.com.
November 21, Midland 7:00 pm
The Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers will hold their Tellabation on Friday, November 21 from 7 to 9 pm at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W St. Andrews, Midland, MI 48640. Info: Joe Remenar 989-426-4872 or our website http://maststorytellers.googlepages.com/home.
November 21, White Lake 7:30 pm
NOCS Tellabration presents the North Oakland County Storytellers with “A Time for Stories” at Bogie Lake Green House, 1525 Bogie Lake Road, White Lake 48383, Phone: (248) 887-5101. Tickets are $15 for all 3 programs or any 1. Info: Pam Dawson, 248-684-7426 or 248-245-1499 or Lois Sprengnether Keel, 248-625-5848.
November 21, Livonia 7:00 pm
Detroit Story League presents Tellabration, a worldwide celebration of storytelling for Adults, at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road (East of Farmington Road). Maestros Marilyn Flam & Sharon Schmidt; Tellers are Judy Sima, Larry Johnson, Justina Fazzolari, and Mary Masson. Info: Doris Cooney, 313-534-7404, firstname.lastname@example.org, Alma Petrini, 313-534-4264, email@example.com or www.DetroitStorytelling.org.
November 22, Milford 10:00 am
NOCS Tellabration presents the North Oakland County Storytellers with “A Time for Stories” at Milford Library, 330 Family Dr., Milford 48381, Phone: (248) 684-0845. Children free with Tellabration ticket holders: $15 for all 3 programs or any 1. Info: Pam Dawson, 248-684-7426 or 248-245-1499 or Lois Sprengnether Keel, 248-625-5848.
November 22, Milford 7:30 pm
NOCS Tellabration presents the North Oakland County Storytellers with “A Time for Stories” at Milford Presbyterian Church., 238 North Main, Milford 48381. Tickets are $15 for all 3 programs or any 1. Info: Pam Dawson, 248-684-7426 or 248-245-1499 or Lois Sprengnether Keel, 248-625-5848.
November 23, Detroit 2:00 pm
Enjoy storytelling at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, thanks to Target Family Sundays program. Today features “A Stone Soup Feast” with Dawn Daniels for the soul-feeding joy and sweetness of connection that is storytelling. Info: www.DIA.org
November 26, Farmington Hills 10:00 a.m
CAST – Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre – Karen Czarnik presents this one day storytelling & arts & crafts class for ages 5 – 10. Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI. FEE – $25.00. Go to http://www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.usor call (248) 473-1857
December 6, Ypsilanti, 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Around the World – Karen Czarnik presents this program for all ages celebrating Christmas’ songs & stories from around the world. Ypsilanti Township Community Center, 2025 E. Clark Road, Ypsilanti, 734-544-3800, http://twp.ypsilanti.mi.us/
December 7, Detroit 2:00 pm
Take time to renew your spirit and savor the holidays with Yvonne Healy’s performance of “Seasoned with Stories” at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Info: www.DIA.org
December 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Cradles and Candles 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. Free. 734-769-3115
December 19, Rochester, 10:30 a.m.
Cuddle up on a Rug Stories & Songs – Karen Czarnik presents this interactive storytelling & song program for preschoolers and families. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, 248-656-2900
December 21, Detroit, 2:00 pm
“Target Family Sundays” at the DIA presents storyteller, Judy Sima, as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dreidels. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
December 30, Greenville 7 p.m.
Flat River Historical Society presents Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green and then later as “the Hired Girl.” Info: James R. Wise, 616-754-5840 or Jwise@mcbh.org
January 12, Lansing 7:00 pm
Writers & Tellers! Lansing Storytellers Guild offers an indepth workshop “Guideposts to Better Stories” by Yvonne Healy. Learn a reproducible technique for improving your stories. Good for storytellers or writers. Follow concrete steps, adapted from acting and writing, to developing texture and authenticity in your stories. Leave with a new story. Nominal fee. Info: Jean Boley firstname.lastname@example.org
February 21-28, South Carolina
Yvonne Healy’s performances and workshops are offered for families, kids, and adults by a consortium of South Carolina communities. Locations in Colleton and Charleston counties. Details to follow. Info: stories@YHealy.com
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.michiganstorytelling.com/directory.html
- *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
Storyteller – Author – Educator
Co-author: “Raising Voices: Creating Youth Storytelling Groups and Troupes.”
2004 Storytelling World Honor Book
2004 VOYA Five Foot Bookshelf selection
2005 Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award
National Storytelling Network Board of Directors – North Central Representative
2005 NSN North Central Service and Leadership Award
2003 MAME Ruby Brown Award for Individual Excellence