March 27, 2011

April 2011

* 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
3/30/2011

HIGHLIGHTS

2011

APRIL 2011
April 2, Detroit 6:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams continues the Grown Folks Storytelling series presenting "Stagger Lee" (The night was clear, and the moon was yellow...) Virgil Carr Arts & Cultural Ctr. 311 E. Grandriver, Detroit (downtown behind Music Hall). Tickets: $10. For info contact: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 or effy1@aol.com.

April 7, Detroit 4:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories

Detroit Moth StorySLAM. Arrive early the first Thursday of every month to get a seat. Cliff Bell’s Bar, 2030 Park near Comerica Park to get a seat. Enjoy snacks or dinner and drinks while you wait.  $5 tickets at the door.  Info: http://www.themoth.org/storyslams_detroit This month’s theme is “Danger.”

April 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Songs and Showers 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
April 16, 9:45am-4:30pm Flint
This full day program focuses on storytelling using artworks and Origami. Visit the museum galleries and uncover stories the artworks tell. Christine Petrell-Kallevig, author of Fold Along Stories, demonstrates how to connect Origami techniques to classroom language arts lesson. Practice paper folding techniques and discover the secrets of how to present Origami stories with confidence. $75 per workshop Graduate credit available. Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503. Info: flintartsed@me.com and http://flintarts.org • 810-237-7314
April 27-May 1, Lake Geneva, WI
The fun & esteemed Northlands Storytelling Conference offers performances, workshops, intensives, slams, open mics, and good times for storytellers and story fans. Michigan tellers presenting include Jeff Doyle, Yvonne Healy and Judy Sima. Ride sharing available.  Info:  www.Northlands.net
April 29, Oxford/Lake Orion 6:30 & 8:00 pm
First time in Michigan, nationally known Latina storyteller, Olga Loya will perform at Casa Real Restaurant and Cantina, 21 S. Washington  in Downtown Oxford, MI. Two performances: 6:30 and 8:00 pm. Buffet dinner served 5:30pm -8:00 pm @ $12 adults/$8 children  or  Regular menu service from 5 pm -10 pm. Reservations strongly recommended:   KWMelaas@comcast.net
April 30, Detroit, 1-4 p.m.
Detroit Puppeteers Guild's annual Day of Puppetry (includes performance by PuppetArt of the Japanese folktale, "The Crane Maiden" at 2 p.m.) includes Lois Sprengnether Keel's workshop, "Let Puppets Tell Your Story" at 3 p.m.  $20, children $10 (includes performance and a children's puppet making workshop).  PuppetArt theatre, 25 E. Grand River, INFO: Julia C. or PuppetArt 313-961-7777 http://www.detroitpuppeteersguild.org/DayofPuppetry.html
April 30, Livonia 2:00pm
The Detroit Story League presents: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Featuring: special guest, Ming Louie, and League members: Trudy Bulkley, Linda Day, and Barbara Jones Clark.  $2 per child, $5 per family. Raffle prizes and every child receives a free gift.  For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net

MAY 2011
May 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Flowers A Plenty for 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 5, Detroit 4:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories

Detroit Moth StorySLAM. Arrive early the first Thursday of every month to get a seat. Cliff Bell’s Bar, 2030 Park near Comerica Park to get a seat. Enjoy snacks or dinner and drinks while you wait.  $5 tickets at the door.  Info: http://www.themoth.org/storyslams_detroit This month’s theme is “Confusion.”

May 6-7, Jackson
Jackson StoryFest again brings free storytelling to historic downtown. Featured tellers are Barbara McBride-Smith, Corinne Stavish and Karen Czarnik. School shows with featured tellers and regional favorites are offered on Friday, free concerts for adults & teens both Friday & Saturday nights, a free family concert on Saturday, and workshops on how to tell stories for a small fee on Saturday morning.  www.JacksonStoryFest.com.
May 10-11, Dowagiac
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 by the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival. Info at www.DogwoodFineArts.org or 866-490-2847.
May 14, White Lake
North Oakland County Storytellers presents "Spring Storytelling & Song Festival" at the Fisk Farm, 9180 HIghland Road (M-59). For info call Tracy Selak 248-706-0665.
·         10:00-12:00 Beginners' Storytelling Workshop with Judy Sima, Puppet workshop with Mary Ann.
·         1:00-2:00 Family Concert with Jeff Doyle and Carolyn Graves.
·         2:45-5:00 Music and Song.
·         7:00-9:00 Adult Storytelling Concert with Pam Dawson, Tracey Selak, Lois Sprengnether-Keel, Loretta Vitek and special guest Rev. Robert Jones.
May 27, Coldwater, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green shares life on a Michigan Underground Railway station and the Civil War for Michiganders.  Branch County Fairgrounds, 262 South Sprague Street, (517) 278-5367 or INFO: Carol Bavin 517-2797184 or 517-918-4021.

JUNE 2011

June 2, Detroit 4:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories

Detroit Moth StorySLAM. Arrive early the first Thursday of every month to get a seat. Cliff Bell’s Bar, 2030 Park near Comerica Park to get a seat. Enjoy snacks or dinner and drinks while you wait.  $5 tickets at the door.  Info: http://www.themoth.org/storyslams_detroit This month’s theme is “Fame.”

June 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Ladybugs Dance 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 22, Holland 10:30 am
Main Branch of Herrick District Library presents interactive games and “Stories from the Heart of the World” with Yvonne Healy. Info: 616-738-4360
June 22, Holland 2:00 pm
North Branch off Herrick District Library presents interactive games and “Stories from the Heart of the World” with Yvonne Healy. Info: 616-738-4360
June 23, Homer, 11 a.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel takes Summer Readers on a Storytelling Cruise Around the World.  Homer Public Library, 141 West Main Street, INFO: Trixie Wint, 517-568-3450.
June 29, South Lansing 10:00am
Yvonne Healy presents “Wee Folk Tales” for families for families as part of the summer reading program. The South Lansing Branch of CADL at 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI.  Info: 517-272-9840
June 29, Webberville 2:00 pm
Yvonne Healy presents “Wee Folk Tales” for families for families as part of the summer reading program. Webberville Library, 115 S. Main, Webberville.  Info: 517-521-3643

STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
Managing Editor
810-813-3000