July 22, 2010

August 2010



* MI Story *

Storytelling Event Calendar


since 2001

Yvonne Healy, Editor - Judy Sima, Distribution Editor

All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

SUBMISSIONS: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month

8/01/2010

HIGHLIGHTS

*Call for Tellers to volunteer their services for September 25 & 26 at the Festival of the Senses in Clinton Township. The event is produced by the volunteer organizations, the Clinton Township Historical Commission and Society. Festival website is http://ctfestival.squarespace.com. If interested, please contact Karen Stephens 586 286 3136 or tokarens@yahoo.com. Sounds like fun!
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 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 7, Gladwin 2:00 pm
Stories for the entire family by the Mid Michigan Area Storytellers on the lawn at Stone Cottage Gardens. 3740 Willford Rd., Gladwin. Map & directions: For directions
www.stonecottagegardens.com. Info: Carol Garner sdcagarner@yahoo.com
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 3, Romeo, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Splish, Splash I was Taking a Bath – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families.  Romeo District Library, 65821 Van Dyke, Washington MI, 586-752-0603
August 5, 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: Heat
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. A separate performance for children and families will be 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
August 8, Detroit 2:00 pm
"Summertime Stories" at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48202
Corinne Stavish shares personal narratives and popular folktales. Info: www.dia.org

August 16-20, Farmington Hills 9:00 am 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
August 26, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm "Guilt Trips:  Roads Taken...and Not" - Corinne Stavish shares personal narratives at Pittsfield Branch Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Info: Laura Pershin Raynor raynorl.@aadl.org
SEPTEMBER
September 2, 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: Backfired
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
September 18, Detroit 6:00 pm "You ain't got no sense!" A Grown Folks Storytelling Concert. Enjoy an elegant and hilarious evening out for grown folks to hear some good old fashioned storytelling.Bring your funnybone and your thinking cap as Ivory Williams, Master Teller of the Oral Tradition, stirs the emotions with his unique brand of wit, wisdom and humor. Virgil Carr Arts & Cultural Center, 311 E. Grandriver (Harmonie Park, downtown Detroit). $10. Info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com
OCTOBER
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
October 19, Farmington Hills, 7:00 pm Dark shadows, dead sweethearts, dank dungeons and candy! Teen Library Week celebration with "Shudders and Spooks" by storyteller Yvonne Healy at the Farmington Hill Main Library, 32737 West 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Info: 248-553-0300 x216.
NOVEMBER
November 5-7, George West, TX
Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, joins Tim Tingle as featured teller at the 22nd George West StoryFest, home of the Texas State Liar’s Contest and the Texas Folklife Festival. www.GeorgeWestStoryFest.org
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
Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.MichiganStoryteller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000
Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
248-644-3951
www.JudySima.com