May 3, 2010

MAY 2010


* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
Yvonne Healy, Editor - Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
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5/01/2010
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HIGHLIGHTS
Michigan’s Corinne Stavish brings stories from her Jewish American culture as a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival. This jewel of a festival offers scintillating storytelling under big-top tents and against the backdrop of a charming Tennessee town. The weather is usually gorgeous and the experience is unique. Families are welcome though the crowd is primarily adult. Info: www.StorytellingFestival.com.
May 2010
May 1, Lansing
Gathering of Michigan Storytellers at Waldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing 48917. Come for all or part of this relaxed day of meeting other storytellers from around the state and sharing stories. Organized by the Lansing Storytellers Guild. Info: bolleyj@hotmail.com. Details to follow.
May 1, St. Louis, MO Michigan’s Yvonne Healy performs under the Arch at the 31st St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Schedule of locations and tellers at http://stlstorytellingfestival.org/
May 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
"Kerry Tales: Smell the Flowers 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, MI. Free. 734-769-3115
May 6, Detroit 7:30 pm The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com May theme: Money.
May 7-8, Jackson Jackson StoryFest returns with 2 full days of storytelling for all ages. During the day children are treated to concerts by Dovie Thomason, Native American storyteller, and Willy Claflin (CA) with Maynard the Moose. Also telling are Judy Gail, Tim Bogar, Trudy Bulkley, Paige Conat, Lainie Levin, Adam Mellema, Darryl Mickens, Robin Nott, Genot Picor, Laura Pershin Raynor, Judy Sima, Cate Robarts-Snyder and LaRon Williams. Adults and teens are treated to evening concerts and Saturday workshops with both Thomason and Claflin. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 7, 7:30 pm
Willy Claflin entertains adults and teens with his humorous and thoughtful stories. Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave. Free.
May 8, 8:45 am Dovie Thomas offers a workshop in storytelling for adults and teens. "Don’t ask me how. Let’s talk about Why." Jackson District Library - 244 W. Michigan Ave. (enter on Pearl St.) Registration requested. www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 11:30 am
Willy Claflin offers a workshop on "Fracturing Folk and Fairy Tales" for adults and teens. Registration suggested. Jackson District Library - 244 W. Michigan Ave. (enter on Pearl St.) www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 2:00
The irrepressible and delightful Judy Gail entertains at the Free Family Matinee. Adults welcome, too!. The Assembly Church ,141 E. Michigan Ave. www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 8, 7:30 pm
Native American teller, Dovie Thomason, entertains adults and teens at the Jackson High School, 7:30 pm, 544 Wildwood Ave. Free. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org
May 11, Dowagiac, 7:00 pm
Storytelling Master Class with naturalist teller, Doug Elliot, at the Dowagiac Fine Arts Festival. Dogwood Festival Headquarters, 207 Commercial Street. Tickets: $10. Info www. DowagiacFineArts.org
May 12, Dowagiac 7:30 pm
Storyteller Doug Elliot performs at the Dowagiac Fine Arts Festival, Dale A. Lyons Building Theatre, Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road. Tickets $ TBA. Info Info www. DowagiacFineArts.org
May 15 Tecumseh 1:30 pm.
Kick off Summer Reading with storyteller, Judy Sima, as she up tales, real and imagined that flow from our steams, lakes, and seas with stories "Wet and Wild." Tecumseh District Library, 215 N Ottawa. Information: Mary Beth Reasoner 517-423-2238
May 28, Detroit 6:30 pm Ivory Williams & Grown Folks Storytelling presents: "Storytelling in Peace" Unique humorous and thoughtful stories that focus on the theme of Peace. Virgil Carr Cultural Center, 311 E. Grand River (Harmonie Park, downtown Detroit) Info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com
May 29-31, Oak Forest, IL

Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, is the featured teller (seanachai) all three days at the annual Chicago Irish Fest at Gaelic Park. Saturday 6:00pm and Sunday 5:00 pm for adults and teens and Monday 1:00 pm for families. Festival offers folk arts, rock bands, trad music, dancing, food, and vendors. 147 W. Oak St., Oak Forest, IL. Info: www.ChicagoGaelicPark.org
June 2010
June 3, Detroit 7:30 pm
The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com June theme: Scars
June 5, Roscommon 10:00-5:00 "Gone Wild!" a free family festival of words celebration of all the ways that words can be used including a concerts and how-to workshops. Join storyteller Yvonne Healy, Paleo Joe, Acting Up Theatre, the Finnish reggae band, Conga Se Menne, and others TBA for fun at the lake with a spelling bee, a giant sized outdoor scrabble game and some of Michigan’s unique talents in one of Michigan’s premier state parks. Free with your state park pass or day car fee. South Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon, MI. Info: 989-821-6374
June 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm "Kerry Tales: Jump in June 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, MI. Free. 734-769-3115
June 8, Laingsburg 6:00 pm Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Laingsburg Library, 255 E. Grand River, Laingsburg. Info 517-651-6282.
June 10, Saginaw, 7:00 pm Splish, Splash I Was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this Summer Reading program for families. Bridgeport Public Library, 3399 Williamson Road, Saginaw, 989-777-6030
June 12, Clarkston, 12:00 pm "Liberetta Lerich Green" reenactment of life on a Shelby Twp. Underground Railroad Station, Civil War times, & life 100 years ago with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Daughters of the American Revolution Picnic (indoors), 5482 Winell Street, Clarkston.  Information: Vesta DeRiso, 248-922-1717.
June 16, Fairgrove, 11:00 am Splish, Splash I Was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this Summer Reading program for families. Fairgrove District Library, 1959 Main Street, Fairgrove, MI, 989-693-6050
June 21-25, Farmington Hills 9:00 am Session 1 of weeklong "Art Adventure Camp." Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1857
June 21-25, Farmington Hills 9:00 am Session 2 of weeklong "Art Adventure Camp." Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1857
June 24, Wyandotte 3:00 pm Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Bacon Memorial Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Info: 734-246-8357
June 30, Novi, 7:00 pm Karen Czarnik presents LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv – A highly interactive 1.5 hour workshop for teens & tweens featuring improvisational theatre games, comedy skits & stories. Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI, 248-349-0720
 June 30, 1:00 pm
"Storytelling Cruise Around the World" with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Melvindale Public Library, 18650 Allen Road, Melvindale.  Information: Francine Allen, 313-429-1090.
July 2010
July 1, Saginaw 3:00 pm
Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Zauel Memorial Branch Library, 3100 N. Center Road, Saginaw. Info 989-799-2771.
July 1, Detroit 7:30 pm The Moth StorySLAMs are held first Thursday of each month at Cliff Bell's, a bar/jazz club serving alcohol and food. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Adults Only! $5 at door. Arrive by 6:00 pm to get in. Arrive earlier to get a seat. Bring a 5-minute true, personal story on chosen theme and put your name in hat. If chosen, tell your 5 minute personal, true story. Volunteer with your friends to judge. Judges vote on winner. Info: www.themoth.org and www.CliffBells.com July theme: Persuasion
July 1, Ecorse, 1:00 p.m. "Storytelling Cruise Around the World" with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Ecorse Public Library, 4184 W. Jefferson Avenue, Ecorse.  Information: Anita Zelmon, 313-389-2030.
July 8, Lincoln Park, 2:00 p.m. "Storytelling Cruise Around the World" with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Lincoln Park Public Library, 1381 Southfield Rd, Lincoln Park.  Information: Christine Gogolowski, 313-381-0374.
July 14, Freeland 10:00 am Yvonne Healy returns to Tittabawassee Township Park with a free family storytelling program followed by snacks and crafts. 9200 Midland Road. Free. Info: www.freeland-sportszone.com 989-695-2000
July 15, Watervliet, 1:00 p.m. "Storytelling Cruise Around the World" with Lois Sprengnether Keel at Watervliet District Library, 333 N. Main Street, Watervliet.  Information: Lois Hartman, 269-463-6382.
July 15, Bay City 2:30 pm Genot Picor, 4:00 pm Ric Mixter are featured storytellers at Bay City’s award-winning Maritime festival. The Tall Ship Celebration features loads of family fun including hands-on craft activities for children, internationally-acclaimed Maritime musicians, interactive ship tours. Info: www.TallShipCelebration.com.
July 16, Bay City 10:00 am Genot Picor, 11:30 Yvonne Healy, 1:00 pm Ric Mixter, 2:30 & 4:00 Carri Wilson are featured storytellers at Bay City’s award-winning Maritime festival. The Tall Ship Celebration features loads of family fun including hands-on craft activities for children, internationally-acclaimed Maritime musicians, interactive ship tours. Info: www.TallShipCelebration.com.
July 16-17, Flint Save the dates for the Michigan Storytellers’ Festival under a big top tent at the Flint Cultural Center. Featured tellers are Donald Davis, Jenifer Strauss, and Tejumol Olegboni. Details and schedule will be posted online http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/msf/index.shtml
July 17, Bay City 10:00 am Genot Picor, 11:30 & 1:00 Larry Massie, 2:30 & 4:00 Carl Behrend are featured storytellers at Bay City’s award-winning Maritime festival. The Tall Ship Celebration features loads of family fun including hands-on craft activities for children, internationally-acclaimed Maritime musicians, interactive ship tours. Info: www.TallShipCelebration.com.
July 18, Bay City 11:30 July Sima, 1:00 pm La’Ron Williams, 2:30 & 4:00 Jenifer Strauss are featured storytellers at Bay City’s award-winning Maritime festival. The Tall Ship Celebration features loads of family fun including hands-on craft activities for children, internationally-acclaimed Maritime musicians, interactive ship tours. Info: www.TallShipCelebration.com.
July 19, Allen Park 10:30 am Kids & parents enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 19, Allen Park 3:00 pm
Kids & parents enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 19, Allen Park 7:00 pm Kids & parents enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 21, Allen Park 10:30 am Kids only enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 21, Allen Park 1:00 pm
Kids only enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 21, Allen Park 7:00 pm Kids only enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road. Free. Tickets required. Info:313-381-2425
July 27, Pinckney 11:00 am Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Pinckney Public Library, 350 Mower Road. 734-878-3888
Info: 517-339-2324
July 28, Haslett 3:00 pm Families and kids enjoy waves of laughter, smooth sailing and hi-jinks on the high seas with "Splish! Splash! Stories!" Yvonne Healy performs at Haslett Branch of the Lansing Area Libraries, 5670 School St., Haslett. Info: 517-339-2324
July 29-August 1, 2010, Los Angeles, CA The National Storytelling Conference brings together National Storytelling Network (NSN) members, as well as individuals and organizations from the community, who are interested in the art and application of storytelling. Members and non-members present material appealing to attendees’ variety of interests and needs. Concerts, workshops, fringes, showcases, good times are open to all. To register: www.StoryNet.org
AUGUST
August 7-8, Dublin, OH
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy celebrates her Irish heritage and culture as the featured storyteller at the Dublin Irish Fest. Adult shows take place in the Spoken Word Tent. Separate performances for children are located in the Wee Folks Area. This long-running festival is renowned for bringing the very best of Irish music to America. Info: www.DublinIrishFest.com
Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
248-644-3951
www.JudySima.com