- 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.
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.
November 19, Midland 7:00 pm MAST's upcoming Tellebration is going to be November 19th, 7:00 p.m at the Grace Dow Auditorium. Stories are recommended for children 10 yrs. old and on up. Grace Dow Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews, Midland. Info & directions: Carol Garner 989-506-8829 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 19, Livonia 6:00-9:30Detroit Story League Tellabration 2010 at the Livonia Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Road, featuring: The Music Sisters, Toni Isaac, Barbara Clark, and Linda Day with Judy Sima as Maestro. Silent Auction with many exciting and unique items from 6:00-7:00. Concert begins at 7:00 followed by Refreshments and Reception. Admission $5. For information call: 248-514-6739 or 248-557-6249.
December 5, Detroit, 2:00Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights" as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org
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
December 10, Vernon 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm Cozy up with stories and games with Yvonne Healy for families before or after visiting Santa Claus at the Vernon District Public Library,m 115 E. Main St., Vernon 48476. Info: (989) 288-6486 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
December 12, Detroit 2:00 pm
Come to play or sit a spell with jolly interactive stories for children and cozy tales for adults from the European Christmas tradition performed by award-winning storyteller, Yvonne Healy. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., info: www.DIA.org
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Yvonne Healy, storyteller