September 7, 2011

September 2001


* 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
8/30/2011

HIGHLIGHTS

Story Tellers needed to volunteer for the 2011 Michigan International Books Festival. It happens at 6:00 p.m. Oct 29 at the Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia. Participants will get advertising and promotions in kind. Please call (313) 862-5000 or email tac@44th.net . Info:  www.MIBF.info

SEPTEMBER
September 1-3, Orem, UT
Corinne Stavish talents for both storytelling and teaching are featured at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. She will teach a workshop on crafting stories as well as offer many performances throughout the weekend.  www.TimpFest.org
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 10 & 11, White Lake12:00 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers join with White Lake Historical Society for the annual Fisk Farm Festival.  Family stories on Saturday and Civil War stories on Sunday.  At the historic Kelley-Fisk Farm, M59 at Fisk Road.  Info: Ron Hinman, 248-698-9279.
September 15, Warren 9:00-11:00
Fitzgerald Parent-Tellers. First meeting of the year - Our weekly meetings are open to anyone who wants to learn and practice the art of storytelling. Beginners will be taken through the process of learning to tell stories. Experienced tellers have the opportunity to practice their tales and receive helpful feedback. We also provide opportunities to tell stories in classrooms K-12. For information and directions call Judy Sima. 248-644-3951. You don't have to be a Parent to join!
September 17,
Livonia 12:00-3:00
Open meeting of the Detroit Story League, Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile. Special guest workshop with Yvonne Healy on “Irish Storytelling.”
12:00-1:00 bring a sandwich and meet the Story Leaguers, 1:00-1:45 Stories, 1:45-2:30 Yvonne's workshop, 2:30-3:00 Business meeting. Call Judy Sima for more information: 248-644-3951.
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 19, Detroit 7:30 pm
2nd Annual Moth Grand Slam will be presented at the Gem Theater, 333 Madison Ave., Detroit. Tellers include monthly story slam winners Karen Czarnik, etc. Details TBA at www.wdetfm.org and www.themoth.org
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
September 23, West Bloomfield 8:00pm
Judy Sima tells "Mostly Ghostly" stories for families for West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation's annual Camp In-Camp Out.  Activities for families begin at
6:00pm. Storytelling at 8:00 around the campfire. $5 per car. www.WestBloomfieldParks.org 248-451-1900.

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
October 8, White Lake 7:30 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers' Story Slam; theme: Spooky Stories; admission $5; winner receives 25% of the evening's admission.  At the historic Kelley-Fisk Farm, M59 at Fisk Road. More information at http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/events or Lois Sprengnether Keel, LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com.  (This may become a monthly event, so be sure to support this first event.)
October 15, Highland 11:00 am
“Shivers and Shakes”  Yvonne Healy and the Highland Library offer a special Halloween performance for the local community and Prime Time Family Literacy. Free. All welcome. Highland Library444 Beach Farm Circle, Highland, MI 48357 248-887-2218 - www.highlandlibrary.info
October 18, Walled Lake 6:00-8:00-pm
Free Beginner's Storytelling Workshop for adults and teens, presented by award winning Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist, Judy Sima at the Walled Lake Public Library.  1499 East West Maple. This introductory workshop will give you the ability and confidence to tell stories immediately. Contact Judy@JudySima.com for more information about the workshop. To register contact D
arlene Williams. 248-624-3772 or darlene@walledlakelibrary.org
October 29,
White Lake7:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers annual Fright Night starts with less spooky stories for younger children, then scarier stories after intermission.  $2 per person or $5 per family. At the historic Kelley-Fisk Farm, M59 at Fisk Road.  Info: Ron Hinman, 248-698-9279, http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/events or Lois Sprengnether Keel, LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com

NOVEMBER
November 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Sing a Song of Sixpence with Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  Kerrytown Market and Shops in  Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free.  734-769-3115
November 12, 7:00 pm Ann Arbor
Tellebration is an evening of Adult Storytelling presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.  Tellers to be announced. Proceeds are used to bring storytellers from other regions to the Washtenaw County schools.  Located at Genesis on Packard Road, Ann Arbor.  Info:  www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
November 12, St. Joseph, 10:30 a.m.
Hear the tales of Michigan's First People in “First Came the Anishinabe,” told by Lois Sprengnether Keel.  St. Joseph/Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, 500 Market Street, INFO: Jo Wurz, 269-983-7167.
November 12, Three Rivers, 1 p.m.
Hear the tales of Michigan's first people in First Came the Anishinabe, told by Lois Sprengnether Keel.  Three Rivers Public Library, 920 West Michigan Avenue, INFO: Jennifer Tice, 269-273-8666 or jticethreeriverspublib@gmail.com
November 13, 1:00 pm Three Rivers
Hear the tales of Michigan's First People in First Came the Anishinabe, told by Lois Sprengnether Keel.  Three Rivers Public Library, 920 West Michigan Avenue, Info: Kim Talbot, 269-273-8666
November 13, 1:00 pm Ann Arbor
Kids and families get a free concert in honor of Tellebration. Presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and located at the Mallett’s Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.  Tellers to be announced. Info:  www.AnnArborStorytelling.org

DECEMBER
December 4, Detroit, 2:00 pm
Join 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 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Twinkling Stars 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
December 10, Mt. Clemens 11:00 am
Italian storyteller, Loretta Vitek, offers “Holiday Stories from The Befana” to celebrate the season.  Mt. Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Ave., Mt. Clemens, MI. Info: 586- 469-6200 or www.Dragon-Story.com
December 11, Detroit 2:00 pm
“Cozy Christmas Stories” at the DIA. Cozy tales and jolly games from the European Christmas tradition entertain adults and children when shared by award-winning Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy. www.DIA.org


2012
MAY 2012
May 4-5, Jackson
Celebrate 25 years of Jackson StoryFest with Donald Davis, Jay O’Callahan and Michigan’s Yvonne Healy.  Mark your calendars now! Info:  www.JacksonStoryFest.com

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Yvonne Healy, storyteller
Managing Editor
810-813-3000