June 28, 2011

July 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
6/30/2011

HIGHLIGHTS

·         July 15-16, Flint - It’s free fun for all INSIDE the Flint Public Library with Leeny Del Seamonds, Dan Yashinsky andMi Kala Jojo. Don’t miss our master storytellers who bring the oral radition to life. As always there will be several workshops and storytelling concerts during the day on Saturday with storytellers in concert beginning at 7PM each night on Friday and Saturday. For a complete schedule go to www.fpl.info.
·         Congratulations to popular Michigan storyteller, Karen Czarnik, for winning 1st place at The Detroit Moth StorySlam on June 4. Winners of the monthly slams will tell new stories at the 2nd Annual Grand Slam in Detroit. Date and details to be announced.

2011

JULY 2011
July 1-3, Tamworth, ON
Storytelling in the Irish Gaelic language is presented by Michigan’s Yvonne Healy and other Irish speakers at the Oireactas na Gaeilge. This festival celebrates traditional Irish arts, culture and language. Held in Ontario, the festival is presented by the Oireachtas na Gaeilge (Ireland) and Cumann na Gaeltachta (Canada).  Info:  http://www.anGhaeltacht.CA
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, Bay City 11:30 am
The Dow Corning Young People's Summer Series presents Barbara Schutzgruber at the Wenonah Park, Bay City, MI. Gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters, and string come to life as Barbara weaves folktales and string stories; sings medieval ballads, and shares the history and legends of Michigan. This event is FREE! Info:  989-893-0343 or director@bayartscouncil.org
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 6, Ionia 2:00 PM
Ionia Community Library presents "Tales Told 'Round the Globe" with Karen Libman. For all ages. 126 East Main Street, Ionia MI 48846 For more info: 616-527-3680

July 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 “Fireworks.”

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 10, Detroit 2:00 pm
Ivory “D” tells stories at the Detroit Institute of Art in "Hotter than July!"  Family fun storytelling event at the DIA 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit.  Info: www.dia.org or 313-822-6483 (effy1@aol.com).
July 10, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Nimble Jack and 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
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 12, Ionia 2:00 PM
Ionia Community Library presents a storytelling experience for all ages with La'Ron Williams. 126 East Main Street, Ionia MI 48846 For more info: 616-527-3680
July 13, Southgate, 10:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Lois Sprengnether Keel, presents a playful introduction to American Sign Language, including stories told in voice and sign at the Southgate Veterans Memorial Library, 14680 Dix Toledo Road, Southgate, 48195-2597.  Info: 734-258-3002.
 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 13, 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 15, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Returning to the Ann Arbor Main Library is Story Collider! Science Storytelling Series. Everyday people share personal stories that involve science and scientists that share personal stories about science in everyday life. Emceed by Brian Wecht, String Theorist and Ninja, tellers include Allison Downey, Jonathan Schwartz, Ibrahima Bah, Brook Williams and Yvonne Healy. Ann Arbor District Library, 345 S. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor. www.aadl.org or www.storycollider.org.
July 15-16, Flint - It’s free fun for all INSIDE the Flint Public Library with Leeny Del Seamonds, Dan Yashinsky and Kala Jojo. Don’t miss our master storytellers who bring the oral radition to life. As always there will be several workshops and storytelling concerts during the day on Saturday with storytellers in concert beginning at 7PM each night on Friday and Saturday. For a complete schedule go to www.fpl.info .
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/
July 23, Detroit
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House presents Fairy Tale Festival, a day of imagination and wonder. There will be a variety of performers. Storytellers include Rosie Chapman, Mary Luevanos, Jazz Storytelling,  and Loretta P. Vitek. 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan 48236   (313) 884-4222  Info:  http://www.fordhouse.org
July 27, Troy, 6 p.m.
Troy Historical Museum and Village, 60 W. Wattles, Troy, 48098, presents Lois Sprengnether Keel on Collecting, Sharing and Preserving Family Stories.  Includes a pizza supper.  Registration and information, 248-524-3570.
July 29, Howell 8:00 pm
Jeff Doyle Presents “As I See It” a collection of hilarious stories for adults.  Tales from Jeff’s life and childhood.  A free concert at The Opera House in Howell, MI  123 W. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843   Free. Refreshments. More info: Jeff  (517) 404-8257 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting.

July 30, Pinconning  2:00pm
 “A Novel Way to See the World Textile Program. “ Barbara Schutzgruber uses folktales and fabrics from around the world in this interactive workshop for grades 6-12. Come and try your hand at spinning, weaving, dying and felt making.  Call 879-3283 ext. 202 to register.  Located at Penconning Branch Library, 218 South Kaiser Street, Pinconning, MI 48650

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 4, 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 “Food.”

August 1 - 5, Farmington Hills
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp” runs 9:00 am-4:00 pm. 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 5-7, Dublin, OH
Batt Burns (Ireland) and Michigan’s Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy return as featured tellers in the multi-arts Dublin Irish Festival. Batt offers lectures on “The Irish Language” and concerts for adults and older children. Yvonne adds a lecture-demo on “The Irish Storytelling Tradition” to 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 with storytelling for kids and a cultural re-enactment area.  Info:  www.DublinIrishFestival.org
August 6, Gladwin 2:00 pm
Something different is offered at the annual M.A.S.T. concert. This year, the Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers, are sharing time with The Mainstreet Misfits, a 60’s & 70’s folk and pop band. It Is a beautiful setting and always a great time.  Stone Cottage Gardens, 3740 Willford Rd., Gladwin, MI, 48624.  Info: sdcagarner@yahoo.com.
August 6, Livonia
Scottish stories presented throughout the day from 10 am. Tellers from the NOCS guild will be found at the Wee Bairns Area of the Highland Games Festival. Greenmead Historical Park, 20501 Newburgh Rd. (at 8 Mile Rd).  Info & tickets at www.highlandgames.com or purchase at gate. Children under 12 are free.
August 6, Croswell, 5 p.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green celebrates the Aitken Memorial District Library's Centennial Anniversary on the front steps of the library during the Croswell Civil War encampment.  Aitken Memorial District Library, 111 N. Howard Ave., Croswell, 48422.  Info: 810-679-3627.
August 8 - 12, Farmington Hills
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp” runs 9:00 am-4:00 pm. 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 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
August 21, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Buckle Your Shoe 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

SEPTEMBER
September 11, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Come to the Tent with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  *September 11 location is Children's Tent, Kerrytown Bookfest.
September 17, Detroit 6:00 pm
"Grown Folks Talkin' again...HUSH!" Ivory “D” continues the Grown Folks Storytelling Series, always hilariously family friendly concerts at Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center, 311 E. Grandriver, Detroit, MI (behind the Music Hall). $10.  Info:  Ivory D. at 313-822-6483 (effy1@aol.com).
September  21, Williamstown 10:30 am
“Storytime Romp” with Yvonne Healy delights ages 3-5 with games, stories, songs and play.  Free for caregiver and child. Located at the Williamstown Public Library, 201 School Street and presented by the Capital Area District Libraries.  Info:  517.655.1191

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