June 5, 2010

JUNE 2010

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar

All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: by 15th of month. Avoid omissions or typos.
Send your listing in correct format by the 15th to info@yvonnehealy.com

Updated 6/1/10

HIGLIGHTS

*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 experienc e is unique. Families are welcome though the crowd is primarily adult. Info:  www.StorytellingFestival.com.
*Ning website moving. www.Michiganstorytelling.ning.com – a place for online conversations about storytelling in Michigan has moved to http://michiganstorytelling.socialgo.com
*From 2001 to 2012? Most up-todate Calendar posted first and always for nine consecutive years at the original www.michiganstorytelling.COM published by Yvonne Healy.

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 4-5, St. Mary’s ON
Michigan’s La’Ron Williams once again joins Canadian tellers at the “Once Upon A Thames” storytelling festival along the Thames River in St. Mary’s ON. Workshops, concerts for families or for adults are free and open to the public.  Info:  www.stmarystorytelling.org
June 5, Roscommon 10:00-5:00
“Gone Wild!” a free family festival. Join storytellers Yvonne Healy, Joe Remenar, Eileen DeLorenzo, Carol Garner, and Ray Roberts. Also performing are Paleo Joe, Acting Up Theatre, and the Finnish reggae band, Conga Se Menne. Join us 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, Detroit 2:00 pm
Target and the DIA present Family Sundays with storyteller Pat Road Judd. “Tales of Wit, Wisdom and Enchantment" Roan Judd combines mime, puppetry, Irish drumming, improvisational acting and dialects to tell tales about heroic folks gifted with the imagination to solve complicated problems. www.dia.org
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 7, Sterling Heights, 11:00 am
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, 586-446-2665
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 10, Detroit 12:00 pm
"Gimme dem kids!" A highly interactive and fun storytelling family event features Ivory D. Williams. Free for families, schools, and community youth groups. Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center, 311 E. Grandriver (Harmonie Park), Detroit. Info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com website: ivorytells.homestead.com
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 15, Frankenmuth, 3:00 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.  James E. Wickson Memorial Library, 359 South Franklin Street, Frankenmuth, 989-652-8323
July 15, Frankenmuth, 3:00 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.  James E. Wickson Memorial Library, 359 South Franklin Street, Frankenmuth, 989-652-8323
July 15, Frankenmuth, 6:00 pm
CAST – Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance/arts & craft program for kids and families.  James E. Wickson Memorial Library, 359 South Franklin Street, Frankenmuth, 989-652-8323
July 16, Bay City 11:00 am-5:00 pm
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, Kalkaska, 3:30 pm
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Kalkaska County Senior Center, 303 S. Coral, Kalkaska, 231-258-5030
July 16, Flint 7:00 pm
The 30th Michigan Storytellers Festival kicks off with an evening concert on Friday, July 16 at 7:00 pm.  Featured tellers are Donald Davis, Jenifer Strauss, and Tejumol Olegboni. In front of the Flint Public Library, Flint Cultural Center. Details and schedule will be posted online http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/msf/index.shtml
July 17, Flint 9:00 am
The 30th Michigan Storytellers Festival offers a free, full day of activities beginning with Coffee Hour at 9AM and a Workshop by Donald Davis at 9:30 am on how to tell stories about our families and communities. In front of the Flint Public Library, Flint Cultural Center. 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 27, Macomb Twp., 10:30 am
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Clinton-Macomb Libraries - North Branch, 16800 24 Mile, Macomb Twp., 586-226-5082
July 27, Clinton Twp., 6:30 pm
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Clinton-Macomb Libraries - Main Branch, 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp., 586-226-5020
July 28, Clinton Twp., 6:30 pm
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Clinton-Macomb Libraries - South Branch, 35891 South Gratiot, Clinton Twp., 586-226-5072
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 2010

August 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
 “Kerry Tales:  Puppy Dog Tales 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
August 2, Manistee, 11:00 a.m.
Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Manistee County Library, 95 Maple Street, Manistee,
231-723-2519
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

SEPTEMBER 2010

September 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
Different location and 2nd Sunday in September:  2 p.m.  “Kerry Tales:  Silly September with Mother Goose, Trudy Bulkley.” Children's Tent, Kerrytown Bookfest, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-769-3115

OCTOBER 2010

October 1-4, Jonesborough, TN
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.
October 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Pumpkin Time 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 2010

November 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  A Pocket Full of Rye 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 13, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Tellabration, an Evening of Storytelling for Adults, returns thanks to the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild. Lainie Levin, a dynamic teller from Illinois, emcees and performs along with members of the Guild to be announced at Genesis, Packard Road.  Info:  www.AnnArborStorytelling.org

DECEMBER 2010

December 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Ring a Bell 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

2011

2012

MAY 2012

May 4-5, Jackson
Celebrate 25 years of Jackson StoryFest with Donald Davis, Jay O'Callahan and Yvonne Healy. Mark your calendars now! Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.com

FIND-A-Storyteller: 

STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.michiganstorytelling.com/directory.html

Michigan Arts & Humanities Touring Program www.michiganhumanities.org/programs/touringlistings/index.php
National Storytelling Network http://www.storynet.org/Directory/searchstate.php
Northlands http://www.northlands.net/membership/michigan.htm
or follow other links listed at http://www.michiganstorytelling.com/directory.html

STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS

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