April 26, 2010

SEPTEMBER 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
9/01/09
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Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to Stories@YHealy.com
September
September 11-12, Livonia
Detroit League Storytelling Festival features concerts for adults or families and workshops. Dianne Ferlatte (CA) and Laura Pershin Raynor (MI) are the featured tellers. Located at Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road @ Farmington Road. Info: www.Detroitstorytelling.org
Friday 7:00 pm – Concert for Adults & Teens only with Diane Ferlatte and Laura Pershin-Raynor
Saturday 1:00 pm – Workshop with Diane Ferlatte
Saturday 3:30 pm – Family Concert
September 11, Rochester, 10:30 a. m.
“Take a Gander at Mother Goose” Lois Sprengnether Keel combines rhymes, stories, songs, & a dash of art to show how Mother Goose is the foundation of literacy.   Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester Hills.  Info: Children Services, 248-656-2900.
September 12-13, Chicago 12:00-5:00 pm
Isn’t it a natural fit? Storytelling at a Celtic Festival? Relax and enjoy the 1st ever storytelling at the FREE Chicago Celtic Fest in Grant Park. Featuring Jim May, Yvonne Healy, Judith Heineman, Susan O’Halloran, and Megan Wells. Music by Gaelic Storm, Leahy and oodles of other groups. Food, dancing, music, games, public transportation, storytelling and a Contest of Men In Kilts. , Grant Park, Cultural Tent, North Rose Garden, directly north of Buckingham Fountain. General Festival info: www.exploreChicago.org. Free!
September 13, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
Mother Goose Trudy Bulkley will be in the Children’s Tent at the Kerrytown Bookfest, 410 N. Fourth Avenue with “Kerry Tales: A, B, Cs for Mother Goose”
September 13, 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
September 19-20, Story City, IA
LaRon Williams brings his entertaining and insightful performances to Iowa’s Story! Festival where he’ll be joined by Kevin Kling, Dovie Thomason and Dr. Jackie Thompson. Info: www.StoryFestival.net
September 21, Novi 3:00 p.m.
LOL – Laugh Out Loud Kids Improv with Storyteller Karen Czarnik.  This in an 8 week performance based class for grades 5th-6th.  Novi Meadows School, 25549 Taft Road, Novi.  Fee & registration info at www.novi.k12.mi.us/district/communityeducation, (248) 449-1206
September 21, Novi 5:00 pm.
CAST – Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre with Storyteller Karen Czarnik.  This is an 8 week storytelling based class for grades K – 4th. Novi Meadows School, 25549 Taft Road, Novi.  Fee & registration info at www.novi.k12.mi.us/district/communityeducation, (248) 449-1206
September 23, Walled Lake 6:00 p.m.
CAST – Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre with Storyteller Karen Czarnik.  This is an 8 week storytelling based class for grades K-5th.  Fee & registration info at  Walled Lake Comm Ed Center, 615 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake. www.walledlake.k12.mi.us/cec/ 248-956-5000
September 26 DEADLINE
Tellers may apply to tell one 10-12 minute story at 4th Annual Scary Story Festival on October 24. 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.com Tell Jeff whether you wish to tell either at Children’s Show @7:00 pm or Adult Show @ 9:00 pm. or both.
September 26, Detroit 12:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “River Tales” at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle, in Detroit. Featured Storytellers are Miz Rosie Chapman and Gerald McLamore, The Tellingman. Info Jennie Crittendon, 517- 522- 3364
October
October 2-4, Tennessee
Michigan’s Robert Jones will be featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Info: www.storytellingfestival.com. Michigan’s Yvonne Healy will be honored with the ORACLE Award on Sunday. www.storynet.org
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 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 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 begins with silent meditation (about 25-30 min.) Donations appreciated. Info: (734) 761-6520 annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.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 area high school students. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 24, 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, 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. Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. 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 area high school students. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 24, 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, 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. Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info: Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.orgOctober 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 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, will take place at 7:30 p.m. at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church/Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard (at Eastover) Ann Arbor, 48104. Tellers TBA. 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 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, 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
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Yvonne Healy, storyteller
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Managing Editor
810-225-2204
Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
248-644-3951
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