September 27, 2011

October 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
9/30/2011

HIGHLIGHTS

·         Michigan Humanities Council announced that applications for Michigan Touring Arts Program will be online by September 26. Adjudication takes place January 2012 and presenters will be notified in February. Applications must be accompanied by a quality 10-minute DVD of a current performance in front of a live audience. Visual artists and traveling exhibits can either submit a 10-minute DVD or three photographs that demonstrate their work or exhibit.  Info: http://michiganhumanities.org/programs/touring/index.php

·         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

·         Save the date!  February 18-19, 2012 is set for the Ark Storytelling Festival. Tellers include Willy Claflin, Csenga Zalka, Allison Downey, and a teller to be announced. 


2011

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 6, 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 “Near Death.”

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 15, Plymouth 1:00pm
Open meeting of the Detroit Story League, Plymouth Township District Library. 223 South Main (West of Haggerty, North of Ann Arbor Road) Special guest workshop with Karen Czarnik, "Sing It, Clap It, Tap It." 12:00-1:00 bring a sandwich and meet the Story Leaguers, 1:00-1:45 Stories, 1:45-2:30 Karen's workshop, 2:30-3:00 Business meeting. Call Judy Sima for more information: 248-644-3951.

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 18,
Ann Arbor 6:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories
Ann Arbor Moth StorySLAM. Arrive early to get a seat. Held each third Tuesday of every month to get a seat. Circus Bar, 210 South First Street, Ann Arbor. $5 tickets at the door.  Info: http://www.themoth.org/storyslams_detroit This month’s theme is “Jokers.”

October 23, Beverly Hills, 6:30 pm
Annual Halloween Hoot  for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring storytellers Judy Sima and Jean Bolley. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the woods followed by delightfully frightful stories. Beverly Road, North of 13 Mile, west of Southfield Rd. For more information call: Pat Greening  248-644-7802

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
October 30, Detroit 3:00 pm
Paradise Valley Comes Alive!” Tales of soulful singers and dancers from back-n-the-day presented by Detroit Association of Black Storytellers (DABS). Virgin Carr Cultural Arts Ctr. Info: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/137702376302852/

NOVEMBER

November 3, 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 “Drive

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 11, Muskegon 7:00 pm
Experience the joy of storytelling at a Tellabration evening with the Yarnspinners of Muskegon.  Stories for adults and older childlren.  $5 per person; $15 per family.  Downtown Muskegon Museum of Art at 296 W. Webster between 2nd and 3rd Streets, next to Hackley Public Library.  Free parking in rear of museum.  More information:  Call Ned (231) 755-2383 or email him at edwin.carter@halo.com; or before 7:00 p.m., call Sue (231) 766-3953 or email her at jjkobza@comcast.net .
November 12, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
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, Three Rivers 1:00 pm
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, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
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
November 15, Ann Arbor 6:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories
Ann Arbor Moth StorySLAM. Arrive early to get a seat. Held each third Tuesday of every month to get a seat. Circus Bar, 210 South First Street, Ann Arbor. $5 tickets at the door.  Info: http://www.themoth.org/storyslams_detroit This month’s theme is “Reunion.”
November 17, Detroit 7:00 pm doors/8:00 pm stories
Tickets go on sale soon for Moth Main Stage on the road. Presented at the Filmore Theater, 2115 Woodward. Theme “Save Me.” Buy tickets at www.themoth.org.




DECEMBER

December 1, 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 “Discovery.”

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
December 20, Ann Arbor 6:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories
Ann Arbor Moth StorySLAM. Arrive early to get a seat. Held each third Tuesday of every month to get a seat. Circus Bar, 210 South First Street, Ann Arbor. $5 tickets at the door.  Info: http://www.themoth.org/storyslams_detroit This month’s theme is “Ancestors.”

2012

FEBRUARY 2012
February 18, 7:30 pm Ann Arbor
The Ark Storytelling Festival offers spoken word narrative and storytelling for adults. Info TBA.  www.theark.org
February 19, 1:00 pm Ann Arbor
Children and families get their very own concert with mainstage storytellers at the Ark Storytelling Festival.  Info TBA.  www.theark.org

MAY 2012
May 4-5, Jackson
Celebrate 25 years of Jackson StoryFest with Donald Davis, Jay O’Callahan and Michigan’s Yvonne Healy.  Other tellers include Barbara Schutzgruber, Judy Gail Krasnow and others TBA. Mark your calendars now! Info:  www.JacksonStoryFest.com

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STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.Michiganstorytelling.com

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Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
Managing Editor
810-813-3000