August 1, 2011

August 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
7/30/2011

HIGHLIGHTS

2011

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 7, Detroit 2:00
Sticks and Stones and Story Bones. Join eclectic mid-Michigan performer Dawn Daniels, an artist of the spoken and sung word, for this program exploring and celebrating the art of stories and storytelling. Detroit Institutue Of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue. www.DIA.org 
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 13, Troy, 6 p.m.
Troy Historical Museum and Village, 60 W. Wattles, Troy, 48098, presents  Supper Stories for everyone. This week Larry Massie tells “Michigan Tall Tales.”  Includes a pizza supper.  Bring a blanket or chairs. Registration and information, 248-524-3570.
August 19, Ortonville, 1 - 3:30p.m.
Storytelling Workshop with Michael Reno Harrell, featured storyteller/musician at the National Storytelling Festival and Teller In Residence at the International Storytelling Center, http://www.michaelreno.com/ . Advance registration - $15.
Diamond M Stables,
3368 Breezewood Ct., Ortonville, MI 48462 contact Lori Tesch, Manager, Diamond M Music, ltes25@comcast.net or 989-714-1898
 August 19, Ortonville, 8 p.m.
Concert with storyteller/musician, Michael Reno Harrell, $12 suggested donation with a portion of the ticket sales going to "Desert Angels" who make "loving care packages" for our troops overseas. (Food will be available for purchase beginning at 5:00 for those who want to hang out and talk to Michael between the workshop and the concert.) Diamond M Stables, 3368 Breezewood Ct., Ortonville, MI 48462 contact Lori Tesch, Manager, Diamond M Music, ltes25@comcast.net or 989-714-1898
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
August 27 & 28, Harrison Twp
Barbara Schutzgruber presents “Beaver - Michigan’s ‘Gold’ Rush,” Lac Ste. Clair Voyageur Encampment at Metro Beach Metropark. Empires were built, wars were fought and adventure ruled as fortunes were made and lost... all because of one amazing creature - the beaver. Using a lively mix of factual information, rollicking stories and hands-on activity, Barbara sets the stage for entertainment and enjoyable education about the beaver, its encounters with humans and how it STILL shapes Michigan today!! (Metrobeach Nature Center) 800-477-3172
August 28, Imlay City 2:00 pm
“Amazing Gourds Stories ” Storyteller, Alfreda Harris will entertain and educate with stories and songs featuring incredible gourds. 2 p.m., at 2nd Annual Michigan Festival of Gourds at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds in Imlay City, under 12 free - www.michganfestivalofgourds.com all proceeds to benefit Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

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

OCTOBER
October 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Pumpkin-Eaters 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
October 7-9, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s Robert Jones will perform at the NSFestival in Jonesborough. www.storytellingfestival.org
Yvonne Healy, storyteller
Managing Editor
810-813-3000