April 26, 2010

OCTOBER 2009

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
Yvonne Healy, Editor – Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBSSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month
10/01/09
Avoid omissions or typos…
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to Stories@YHealy.com
Highlight
**Check out the new Touring Arts Directory at www.MichiganHumanities.org. Watch and listen to video and audio stories. Apply for a grant… Yes, there is money available through the Humanities Council to pay one of these storytellers to come to your event, halleluiah!**
October
October 2-4, Tennessee
Michigan is well represented at the National Storytelling Festival. Robert Jones is a featured performer. Corinne Stavish is a returning emcee. And Yvonne Healy will be given the National Storytelling Network ORACLE Award. Jonesborough, Tennessee. Info: www.storytellingfestival.com.
October 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: A Full Moon for Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. ½ hour program for young and old alike. Free. Kerrytown Market & Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Ave., 734-769-3115
October 8, Farmington Hills 2:00 pm
Corinne Stavish offers “Wit and Wisdom in the Family” at the Farmington Hills Library, 12 Mile Rd, west of Orchard Lake. 248.553.0300.
October 8, Milford 6:30 pm
Storyteller Pam Dawson will present “Mary Lincoln: The White House Years” at the Milford Public Library, 330 Family Drive, Milford. Free to the public though registration is required at the library, online or by phone 248-684-0845.
October 11, 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
October 15, Fargo, ND 7:00 pm
Michigan Storyteller, Yvonne Healy, is the featured teller at the adult evening concert of the Fargo Storytelling Festival along with local and regional tellers Roxane Salonen, Ceil Anne Clement and Marvia Boettche at The Doubletree Conference Center, Fargo, North Dakota. Children’s shows are scheduled during the day at local schools on weekdays. Public welcome. Info: bgmpcummings@gmail.com
October 16, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Welcome! Families, children and adults are invited to a concert by Rafe Martin (NY), award-winning storyteller and author and Buddhist teacher at the Zen Buddhist Temple $10. 1214 Packard Street, Ann Arbor. Info: (734) 761-6520 annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.org
October 17, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Storyteller-writer Rafe Martin will lead a special 3 hour workshop on The Transformative Power of Telling Stories and How To Tell Them. ($75) Zen Buddhist Temple. 1214 Packard Street, Ann Arbor. Info: (734) 761-6520 annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.org
October 18, Ann Arbor, 9:30 am
Rafe Martin will speak on The Buddhist Jataka Tales during the regular Sunday morning service at the Zen Buddhist Temple. 1214 Packard Street, Ann Arbor. Service integrates silent meditation with chanting and discussion. Donations appreciated. Info: (734) 761-6520 annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.org
October 22, Portland, 3:30 p.m.
LOL – Laugh Out Loud Improv with Storyteller Karen Czarnik. A highly interactive workshop for teens featuring improvisational theatre games, comedic stories & skits. Portland District Library, 334 Kent Street, Portland, 517-647-6981
October 22, Portland, 6:30 p.m.
Spooky, Kooky, Puppets, Stories & Songs – An interactive Halloween song & storytelling program for families. Make & take home Halloween puppets as well. Portland District Library, 334 Kent Street, Portland, 517-647-6981
October 23, Howell 3:00 pm
8-year olds and older are invited to Free Concert at 3rd Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Friday’s concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and features local high school students. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 23, Howell 7:00 pm
All invited to Free Concert at 3rd Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Friday’s concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and features local high school students. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 24, Howell 9:00 pm
Age 14 to Adult invited to Concert at 3rd Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Saturday’s concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Featuring Yvonne Healy, Jeff Doyle and others TBA. Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 24, Mt. Pleasant
Beth Horner (IL) is pure comic delight. Kevin Locke is NEA master traditional artist of Lakota stories and hoop dancing. They’re joined by Michigan storytellers Lois Sprengnether Keel and Dawn Daniels in this jam-packed day of story in word, art, lecture, rhyme and music. Don’t miss the Michigan Story Festival, a partnership between Central Michigan University and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. www.MichiganStoryFestival.org
October 31, Detroit 6:00 pm
Virgil Carr Arts Center presents Ivory D. Williams in a storytelling concert: “Listen up…I ain’t sayin’ it again!” Bring your funnybone and thinking cap as grown folks enjoy an elegant night out to hear some good old fashioned storytelling. Virgil Carr Arts Center, 311 W. Grandriver (Harmonie Park). Tickets: $10. Info: Contact: Ivory D. 313-822-6483
November
November 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: The Wise Old Owl and Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. ½ hour program for young and old alike. Free. Kerrytown Market & Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Ave., 734-769-3115
November 1, Dearborn, 2:00 p.m.
Islamic tales from the Middle East about Goha/the Hodja/the Mullah with Lois Sprengnether Keel. Arab-American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn.  Info: 313-582-2266.
November 8, Dearborn, 2:00 p.m.
Family friendly classic tales from India with Lois Sprengnether Keel. Arab-American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn.  Info: 313-582-2266.
November 8, Birmingham 2:00 pm
Corinne Stavish tells stories “From the Souls of Our People” at Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI,
248.554.4671
November 12, Alpena, 7:00 p.m.
An Evening with 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. Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. 1st, Alpena.  Info: 989-356-6188.
November 14, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Adult Tellebration! Ann Arbor’s 18th annual evening of storytelling for grownups features Yvonne Healy, Star Burton-West, Darryl Mickens, Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge and Jill Halpern. Located at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church/Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard (at Eastover) Ann Arbor, 48104. Tickets $10 each at the door. Info from the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
November 15, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
Family Tellebration Concert. Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild presents their 8th Family Tellabration at 2:00 pm. Kids aged 4 & up are invited with their grownup to this popular event hosted by The Ann Arbor District Library, Pittsfield Branch Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, 48103. Admission Free. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
November 20, Rochester 10:30 a.m.
Tunes & Tales Together – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun, hands on, and participatory program for families. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, 248-656-2900
November 20, Livonia 7:00 pm
Detroit Story League presents “Tellabration 2009″ featuring stories by Mary Masson, Carolyn Graves, Margaret Lockard and Barbara Shapiro with Doreen Lawton as Mastro. Located at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile at Farmington Rd. Tickets: $5 at door. Info: www.DetroitStorytelling.org or alma@twmi.rr.com
November 22, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm
FREE kids and family show by storyteller/musician Bill Harley (RI) presented by the Ann Arbor District Library at the Ark, 361 Main St. Info: raynorl@aadl.org
November 22, Detroit 2:00 pm
Corinne Stavish presents a program of stories entitled “Thankful for Families” at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue. “Thankful for Families.” 313.833.7900
November 22, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Concert for adults and teens with storyteller/musician Bill Harley (RI) at the Ark, 361 Main St. Ticket info: www.theArk.org
DECEMBER
December 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Surprise! Surprise! Says Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. ½ hour program for young and old alike. Free. errytown Market & Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Ave., 734-769-3115
December 13, Detroit 2:00 pm
Cozy up to Christmas Stories performed by the dynamic Yvonne Healy. For adults and children alike. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., www.dia.org
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 29, Farmington Hills, 2:00pm
Enjoy
  ”Warm Tales for a Chilly Afternoon”  for the entire family with storyteller, Judy Sima at the Farmington Community Library, 32737 West 12 Mile Rd. Info: Laura Scott, 248-848-4315
Find-A-Storyteller:
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com
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Michigan guilds are also found at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.YHealy.com
Managing Editor
810-225-2204
Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
248-644-3951
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