May 8, 2011

May 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
4/30/2011

HIGHLIGHTS
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2011

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, Karen Czarnik with Judy Sima as emcee. Other tellers for Friday shows for schools and seniors include Laura Pershin Raynor, Lainie Levin, Trudy Bulkley, Paige Conat, Judy Gail, Gemini, Larry Massie, Barbara Schutzgruber, Cate Robarts-Snyder, Dick Strader and LaRon Williams
·         7:30 pm Friday - “Bagels with Barbecue”, free Adult Concert with Corinne Stavish at Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave, Jackson,
·         8:45 am Saturday workshop - “Storytelling for the Facebook Generation”, Carnegie Branch Jackson District Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave with Barbara McBride Smith and Corinne Stavish. $25
·         11:30 am Saturday workshop - “Secrets of Biblical Storytelling” Carnegie Branch Jackson District Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave with McBride Smith and Stavish. $25
·         2:00 pm Saturday Family Concert – with the warm, wacky and wonderful Karen Czarnik.  Free at The Assembly Church, 141 E. Michigan Ave, Jackson
·         7:30 pm Saturday – Free Adult Concert “I’m Becoming My Mother” with Barbara McBride Smith and Corinne Stavish at Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave., Jackson
·         Info and registration for workshops at www.JacksonStoryFest.org. or 517-499-2290 
May 10-11, Dowagiac 7:00 pm
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,
  • 1:00-2:00 Family Concert with Jeff Doyle, Judy Sima and Carolyn Graves.
  • 3:00 - 4:00  Puppet Making Workshop with Mary Ann Carr
  • 2:45-5:00 Music and Song.
  • 7:00-9:00 Adult Storytelling Concert with Pam Dawson, Lois Sprengnether-Keel, Loretta Vitek and special guest, La’Ron Williams
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.
May 29, Detroit 2:00
Storyteller Ming Louie brings Chinese stories from the Middle Kingdom to life, illustrating the wide diversity of ethnic groups in China. DIA. 5200 Woodward Avenue. Detroit, Michigan 48202 . www.dia.org


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 16, West Bloomfield 7:00
Campfire Tales and Smores for Families with Judy Sima at the newly remodeled Marshbank Park, rain or shine. 2805 Hiller Road. For more information contact laurel Zoet l_zoet@westbloomfieldparks.org
 June 18-19, Sanilac
Genot Picor will tell stories at Sanilac County's Log Cabin Days. Sanilac Museum, 228 S. Ridge Street
Port
Sanilac, Michigan 48469. Info: 810-622-9946
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 22, Grand Rapids 7:30 pm
The Moth Mainstage is presented at Royce Auditorium, St. Cecelia Music Center, Grand Rapids, MI info . Sponsored by Michigan Public Radio. Info: http://www.michiganradio.org/mothmainstage.html
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 23, Saginaw 3:00 pm
Genot Picor presents LaCompagnie at the Zauel Branch of the Saginaw Public Library system. 3100 N. Center Road , Saginaw, MI 48603.  Info: (989) 799-2771
June 23, Ann Arbor 8:00 pm
The Moth Mainstage tickets $25. Sponsored by Michigan Public Radio. Power Center, part of the Ann Arbor Summer Fair, Info: www.AnnArborSummerFestival.org
June 23, Homer, 11:00 am
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 28, Okemos 6:30 pm
Genot Picor tells stories at Okemos Public Library. 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864-2552. Info: (517) 349-0250
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, Highland, 3:30 pm
World Tales & Tunes – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance program for families. Highland Twp. Library, 444 Beach Farm Circle, Highland, MI, 248-887-2218
June 29, Highland, 6:00 pm
Teelightful Teesigns for Tweens & Teens - Join Storyteller & Crafter Karen Czarnik for this no sew, upcycling craft program using old tee shirts. Highland Twp. Library, 444 Beach Farm Circle, Highland,
MI, 248-887-2218
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

JULY 2011
July 4, Alpena
Genot Picor tells stories at the 11th Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Thunder Bay Maritime Heritage Center - 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena.  Info: www.thunderbay.noaa.gov or 989-356-8805.
July 5, Mayville, 11:00 am
Talkin' Tales, Tunes and Tappin'– Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive
performance program for families. Mayville District Public Library - 6090 Fulton Street, Mayville, MI,
989-843-6522
July 6, Harrisville 11:00 am
Genot Picor tells stories at the Harrisville Public Library. 312 West Main Street, Harrisville, MI 48740-9601
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July 7, Saginaw, 7:00 pm
World Tales & Tunes – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance
program for families. Bridgeport Public Library, 3399 Williamson Road, Saginaw, MI, (989) 777-6030
July 12, Leslie 1:00 pm
Yvonne Healy presents “Wee Folk Tales” for families for families as part of the summer reading program. Sponsored by the Leslie City Library, 201 Pennsylvania Ave., Leslie 49251.  Info: 517-589-9400
July 13, Fraser 1:30 pm
Italian storyteller, Loretta Vitek, offers “Italian Tales” in the One World, Many Stories Summer Reading Program. Fraser Public Library, 16330 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser MI 48026.  Info: 586-293-2055 or www.Dragon-Story.com
July 15, Ira Library 1:00 pm
Yvonne Healy presents “Wee Folk Tales” for children and families to celebrate the Summer Reading Program at Ira Public Library. 7013 Meldrum Road, Ira, MI 48023-2427. Info: (586) 725-9081
July 18, Allen Park 10:30 am, and 7:00 pm
Yvonne Healy presents “Wee Folk Tales” for families as part of the summer reading program. Sponsored by the Allen Park Library, 8100  Allen Road. Info: 313-381-2425
July 19, Grand Haven, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel takes Summer Readers from the Spring Lake District Library and Grand Haven Library on a Storytelling Cruise Around the World.   Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington, INFO: Nancy Buchanan, 616-842-0700 or nbuchanan@tricitiesmuseum.org .
July 19, River Rouge, 1:00 pm
Genot Picor tells stories at the River Rouge Public Library.  221 Burke Street, River Rouge, MI 48218-1410.  Info:
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July 19, Ecorse, 4:00 pm
Genot Picor tells stories at the Ecorse Public Library, 4184 West Jefferson Avenue, Ecorse, MI 48229-1556. Info:
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July 20, Allen Park 10:30 am, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Yvonne Healy presents “Wee Folk Tales” for families as part of the summer reading program. Sponsored by the Allen Park Library, 8100  Allen Road. Info: 313-381-2425
July 20, Caro, 2:00 pm
World Tales & Tunes – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun and interactive performance
program for families. Caro Area District Library, 840 Frank Street, Caro, MI, 989-673-4329 
July 23, Lake Orion 2:00 pm
Free, fun, spicy and sweet!  Orion Township Library celebrates “One World, Many Stories” with Middle Eastern Stories,”a free family concert by Yvonne Healy. 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion.  Info:  http://www.orion.lib.mi.us/

AUGUST
August 1, Richmond, 1:00
Judy Sima tells stories from "Around the World and Home Again" for families as part of the Summer Reading at the Lois Wagner Memorial Library, 35200 Division St.; Richmond, MI. For information call Debra Fejedelem at 586-727-2665, fejedeld@libcoop.net
August 5-7, Dublin, OH
Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, returns as featured teller to the multi-arts Dublin Irish Festival. This year a workshop on “The Irish Storytelling Tradition” is added to her performances of “Ballyhoo” for adults and Blarney for older children and adults. It was a great time last year: an easy drive to a lush, green park. This festival is clean, well-run, affordable with music, food, cultural events, and shopping galore. There’s even a separate kiddy area and a cultural re-enactment area.  Info:  www.DublinIrishFestival.org
August 13, Sterling Heights, dusk
Genot Picor tells Full Moon stories around the campfire at the Sterling Heights Nature Center. 42700 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313.  Info. 586.446.2710
STORYTELLING  Guilds: Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
Managing Editor
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