April 25, 2010

SEPTEMBER 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.com by 15th of month
9/1/08
HIGHLIGHTS
Sad, Sad News
Doc McConnell, one of the founders of the American storytelling renaissance and the National Storytelling Festival died on August 16. Only 1 week earlier, he’d been in fine fettle sharing wisdom and stories at the NSN Conference in TN. He so enjoyed telling stories and helping other tellers. We will miss Doc sorely.
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September 15, DEADLINE
Tellers may apply to tell one 10-12 minute story at 3rd Annual Scary Story Festival on October 25. No fee provided but good listeners. Festival is presented at Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell by Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild. To apply, contact Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo. Tell Jeff whether you wish to tell either at Children’s Show @7:00 pm or Adult Show @ 9:00 pm.
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October 1, DEADLINE
Just posted: Call for Workshop Presenters for the renowned Northlands 2009 Conference. Dollars to donuts, this is the best regional storytelling conference on the continent. Download the application at www.Northlands.net. Submit your tried & true, best workshop to Northlands Storytelling Network for the April 24-26 Conference at the idyllic Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, WI. Download the application at www.Northlands.net.
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Ride Offer – National Storytelling Festival (October)
Ride offered to NSFestival, Jonesborough, TN. Share gas. Pay your own expenses, lodging, meals, festival ticket, etc. Room for 4 more. Leave Manchester, MI on 10/2; return on 10/6. Info: Bill Weber
weberbc@umich.edu
CALENDAR
Avoid omissions or typos…
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to Info@YvonneHealy.com
SEPTEMBER
September 1, Geneva, IL
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy is the featured storyteller at Illinois’ famed Fox Valley Folk Festival. Concerts, workshops, and vendors in folk arts, music and stories on a lush, green island in the middle of the beautiful Fox River. Info: http://members.aol.com/fvfolk/
September 5-7, St. Mary’s ON
Michigan’s La’Ron Williams is again a featured teller at the “Once Upon a Thames Festival” in St. Mary’s, Ontario. Antonio Roche is also featured along with Canadian tellers Marylyn Peringer and Sandra Carpenter-Davis. Info: www.StMaryStorytelling.org
September 7, Detroit 2:00 pm
Storyteller Latika Mangrulkar tells the stories of Birbal, the witty courtier in the Mughal Emperor Akbar’s court in honor of the exhibition The Private World of India’s Mughal Emperors. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Info. www.DIA.org
September 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: A, B, C 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
September 6-7, White Lake 1:00 pm
Fisk Farm Festival Storytelling 1-4 pm by North Oakland County Storytellers. Fisk Farm located at M-59 at Fisk Road, 9180 Highland Rd, White Lake 48386. Plenty of free parking. Info: Ron Hinman, 248-698-9279 or Pam Dawson, 248-684-7426 or 248-245-1499 or http://www.eventlister.com/E1112204
September 9, Greenville 7 p.m.
Flat River Historical Society presents Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green on the Civil War from the home front in Michigan and schools of the mid-19th to early 20th centuries. Info: James R. Wise, 616-754-5840 or Jwise@mcbh.org
September 13, Highland, 9:00 am
Brown Bag Workshop for Storytellers: 9:00-11:30 am Judy Sima teaches “Adding Participation to Your Stories”; 1:00–3:30pm Rob McCabe & Michael Mawilai “From Little Acorns Big Oaks Grow; Folklore, Fairy Tales & Historical Research.” Located at Highland Station, 205 West Livingston Rd, Highland MI 48357. $5.00 Non-NOCS Members. Info: Pam Dawson, 248-684-7426 or 248-245-1499 or Ron Hinman, 248-698-9279.
September 14, Detroit 2:00 pm
Jenifer Strauss tells “Autumn Tales to Tell Together” at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Free with admission. www.DIA.org
September 15- October 20, Ypsilanti, 4:30 – 6:00
C.A.S.T. – Mondays: Karen Czarnik presents this 6 week storytelling & crafts class for ages 8 – 11.  Ypsilanti 
Township Comm Center, 2025 E. Clark Road, Ypsilanti.  Fee. Call 734-544-3800 or go to 
www.twp.ypsilanti.mi.us
September 16- October 21, Ypsilanti, 6:30-8:00
Improv Story Theatre – Mondays: Karen Czarnik presents this 6 week storytelling & improv theatre 
performance class for middle school students Ypsilanti Township Comm Center, 2025 E. Clark Road, Ypsilanti
Fee. Call 734-544-3800 or go to www.twp.ypsilanti.mi.us
September 16- October 21, Brighton, 4:30 – 6:00
C.A.S.T. – Tuesdays: Karen Czarnik presents this 6 week storytelling & crafts class for elementary school 
students. Scranton Middle School, 8415 Maltby Road, Brighton.  Fee - $58.00 plus $15 materials. Call 
810-299-4130 or go to http://scnc.bas.k12.mi.us/~commed/ 
September 16- October 21, Brighton, 6:30-8:00
Improv Story Theatre – Tuesdays: Karen Czarnik presents this 6 week storytelling & improv theatre 
performance class for middle school students. Scranton Middle School, 8415 Maltby Road, Brighton
Fee - $62.00 Call 810-299-4130 or go to http://scnc.bas.k12.mi.us/~commed/ 
September 19, Livonia 7:00 pm
Don’t miss the amazing Antonio Sacre and delightful Lyn Ford, featured tellers at the Detroit Story League Festival. Opening concert Friday for Adults and Teens at 7:00 pm, Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia. Tickets prices & details at www.DetroitStorytelling.org.
September 20, Livonia 9:00 AM
Workshops led by Antonio Sacre, Lyn Ford and members of the Detroit Story League continue the Festival events. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road. Info: www.DetroitStorytelling.org
September 20, Livonia 4:00 pm
Kids get a chance to enjoy the talents of Antonio Sacre and Lyn Ford at the Family Concert of the DSL Festival. Fee. Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road. Info: www.DetroitStorytelling.org
September 27, Metamora 1 p.m.
Celebration of the Horse with Lois Sprengnether (LoiS). Info: Carol Yunkes, Equine Gatherings, 810-678-8000.
September 26-27, Plymouth
Teller and author, Yvonne Healy, is a featured presenter for the Fall conference of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Conference is open to the public. Writers and tellers will benefit from the variety of offerings. Retreat Center at St. John’s, 5 Mile Road, south of Sheldon, Plymouth, MI. Fee. Info: www.kidsbooklink.org
OCTOBER
October 5, Detroit 2:00 pm
“Target Family Sundays” at the DIA presents “Art Spoken”: Yvonne Healy uses voice, gesture and story to share weird Irish legends, outrageous family lore, and kids’ tales. The humorous stories of this “wickedly talented” Midwest performing artist open windows to life, as real and tender as it gets. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org. (With sign-language interpretation)
October 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: Eat an Apple 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
October 12, Detroit 2:00 pm
“Target Family Sundays” at the DIA presents “Art Spoken”: Yvonne Healy uses voice, gesture and story to share weird Irish legends, outrageous family lore, and kids’ tales. The humorous stories of this “wickedly talented” Midwest performing artist open windows to life, as real and tender as it gets. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org.
October 13, 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 bolleyj@cadl.org
Fee may apply. Info: October 19, Detroit 2:00 pm
“Simply Mother Goose” Marjorie Schaefer engages her audience using a call-and-response format with rhymes and using figures from her collection of Mother Goose items. Her presentation will be appealing to an inter-generational audience. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info:www.DIA.org
October 24, Howell 7:30 pm
Ages 8 to adult are invited to 3rd Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Friday’s concert is presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and area high school students. Donation: $5. Info: Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257, jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 25, Howell 7:00 pm
All invited to Free 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. Info: Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257, jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 25, 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. Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info: Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257, jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 25, Mt Pleasant 10:00 am
La’Ron Williams performs at the Michigan Story Festival, Staples Family Concert Hall, Central Michigan University. Info: www.MichiganStoryFestival.com
October 25, Mt. Pleasant 11:00 am
Gene Tagaban performs at the Michigan Story Festival, Staples Family Concert Hall, Central Michigan University. Info: www.MichiganStoryFestival.com
October 25, Mt. Pleasant 1:00 pm
Steve Berglund performs at the Michigan Story Festival, Theater on the Side, Moore Hall, Central Michigan University. Info: www.MichiganStoryFestival.com
October 25, Mt. Pleasant 3:15 pm
Bil Lepp performs at the Michigan Story Festival, Townsend Kiva, Central Michigan University. Info: www.MichiganStoryFestival.com
October 25, Howell 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
The popular Scary Story Festival returns again to the Haunted Opera House in Howell. Start the evening with more fun than frightening stories for kids and families at 7:00 pm. Then adults and teens can make reservations for the truly terrifying tales at 9:00 pm. Tellers and details will be posted on www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 28, Dundee, 6:30 – 7:20 p.m.
Monroe County Library Systems offer Spooky & Kooky Storytelling and Song program presented by Karen Czarnik. This is a family program. Dundee Branch Library, 144 E. Main St., Dundee, 734.529.3310
NOVEMBER
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 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 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.