September 24, 2010

October 2010

It's not scary - Michigan has great storytelling events this month.
 
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Yvonne Healy, Editor - Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
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10/01/2010
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Save the dates: May 10-11, 2011. Grammy Award winning storyteller & musician, Bill Harley, offers a Master Class workshop 7:00 pm May 10 followed by a Family Performance the next day 7:30. Presented with numerous other arts events by the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival in Dowagiac, MI. Info at www.DogwoodFineArts.org or 866-490-2847.
  • October 1, Call for Northlands Storytelling Conference: Proposals are due. Open to all. Got a great or classic idea for a workshop on using storytelling in education? With seniors With puppets/props/puppies? Sky’s the limit. Easy to follow proposal guidelines at www.Northlands.net.
  • Call for Workshop Proposals for O.O.P.S! 2011 Conference: Ohio’s storytelling conference will be held April 29 & 30 & May 1 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  See proposal guidelines and submission info at Workshops will be presented on Saturday, April 29, 20http://oopstorytelling.org/page/call-for-workshop-proposals11. 

OCTOBER

October 1, Petoskey 8:00 am.
Early Care and Education Window of Opportunity Conference at North Central Michigan College.  SB-CEUs available.  Storyteller, Lois Sprengnether Keel, presents "Storytelling with Puppets" workshop and also noted children's author and musician, Jim Gill, will be the keynote speaker and workshop presenter.  For more information go to http://www.ncmich.edu/pdfs/ece%20reg%202010.pdf .
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 5, Brighton, 7:00pm "Michigan Facts & Fables" - Award winning Michigan storyteller, Barbara Schutzgruber, takes you on a stroll through time with stories and legends of folly, courage, resourcefulness and hope - all celebrating
the people and natural wonders of Michigan. Brighton District Library Adult Services Programs - http://www.brightonlibrary.info/
October 7, 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: Near Death
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.



October 21. Sterling Heights 3:30 pm
"Bloody Mary and other Gruesome Tales." Get ready for a harrowing Halloween with storyteller Judy Sima as she shares frightfully delightful tales meant to disturb your dreams. Sterling Heights Public Library Teen Program. 40255 Dodge Park Road - Sterling Heights, MI 48313. (586) 446-2665.
October 22, Howell 7:30 pm

Ages 8 to adult are invited to 5th 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 23, Howell 7:00 pm All invited to Free Concert at 5th 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 23, Howell 9:00 pm Age 14 to Adult invited to Concert at 5th 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 24, Beverly Hills, 6:30 pmAnnual Halloween Hoot  for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring storytellers Judy Sima and Karen Czarnik. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the woods followed by delightfully frightful stories. Beverly Road, North of 13 Mile, west of Southfield Rd. For more information call: Pat Greening  248-644-7802
October 26, Ypsilanti 8:00 am-2:00 pm Yvonne Healy will present "Harnassing the Power of Storytelling to Fundraise, Advocate and Sell Your Art." Convergence is a conference for arts administrators and artists. It’s open to the public and produced by the Arts Alliance. Held at EMU Student Center in Ypsilanti, you may register and get further info at www.a3arts.org
October 30, White Lake, 7 p.m. Fright Night, storytelling in the historic Fisk Farm Barn, at 9180 Highland Rd (M-59) .  Stories for families at 7 p.m., then the telling gets scarier after 8:30 p.m.  $2 per person or $5 per family.  For more information contact Ron Hinman at 248-698-9279 or Lois Sprengnether Keel at LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com .
NOVEMBER
November 4, 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: Secrets
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 7:30 pm Tellabration, an Evening of Storytelling for Adults, returns to Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Road. Presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild, proceeds from the concerts underwrites presentations at Washtenaw County schools by nationally touring tellers. Featured tellers include Illinois teller, Lainie Levin, and Guild members Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge, Jeff Doyle, Jill Halpern, and Laura Lee Hayes. Info: www.annarborstorytelling.org.
November 14, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm Family Tellabration returns to the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. This concert is co-presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and the Ann Arbor District Library. It is free and recommended for children age 4+ and their families. Featured tellers are Lainie Levin (IL),
Yvonne Healy, Darryl Mickens, and Judy Schmidt. Free. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
DECEMBER
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

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.MichiganStoryteller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000
Judy Sima
Storyteller-Author-Educator
248-644-3951
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