November 25, 2011

December 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
11/30/2011

HIGHLIGHTS

·         Call for Stories:  submit recordings of told stories for the 30th Annual Northlands Storytelling Conference, April 26-29. Held in Lake Geneva, WI, details for submission are at www.Northlands.net
·         Call for Fringe: submit your written info and description of a 50 minute spoken word presentation for the Fringe Lottery for the 30th Annual Northlands Storytelling Conference, April 26-29. Held in Lake Geneva, WI, details for submission are at www.Northlands.net.

2011

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, Ann Arbor, 10:00 a.m.
"The Rhino and the Valley Girl". Public is invited to a workshop on voice presented by Willy Claflin. Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Ave. 48104  Free. Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild. Ages 11-Adult are invited to laugh, growl, whisper, whine, mumble, & bellow as participants make sound effects and other joyful noises.   http://www.annarborstorytelling.org/AASG/The_Ark_Collaboration.html
February 18, 7:30 pm Ann Arbor
The Ark Storytelling Festival offers spoken word narrative and storytelling for adults. Tellers include Willy Claflin (CA), Czenga Zalka (Hungary), Allison Downey (MI) and a local teller to be announced. Info: 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. School kids and adults will enjoy Maynard, the Moose (Willy Clafin’s sidekick), Czenga Zalka, Allison Downey and a local teller to be announced. Info TBA.  www.theark.org

MARCH 2012
March 11, Ann Arbor, 2:00 pm
Grammy Award-winning  musician, storyteller and author, Bill Harley presents a concert for families and adults aged 5-105 in this family concert sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library, at the Ark; 316 South Main Street.  Info: Laura Raynor,734-327-4226 or raynorL@aadl.org
March 11, 7:30 pm Ann Arbor
Bill Harley, Grammy Award-winning storyteller and musician, returns for a special show for adults at the Ark, 316 South Main. For ticket information, visit http://theark.org/.

APRIL 2012
April 26-29, Lake Geneva, WI
Have fun, improve skills and celebrate the 30th Annual Northlands Storytelling Conference. Workshops, slams, concerts and good times feature the best in storytelling in the Midwest and nationwide.  Presenters TBA. http://northlands.net/

MAY 2012
May 4-5, Jackson
Celebrate 25 years of free storytelling at the Jackson StoryFest with Donald Davis, Jay O’Callahan and Michigan’s Yvonne Healy.  Other tellers include Barbara Schutzgruber, Judy Gail Krasnow, Jean Bolley, Brenda Harris, Paige Conat,  Trudy Bulkley, Gemini, Sharon Peacock, Jenifer Strauss, La’Ron Williams, and Cate Robart Snyder. Mark your calendars now! Info:  www.JacksonStoryFest.com
·         May 4, Jackson 7:00 pm
·         Adults and teens are invited to a free concert at Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave., Jackson.
·         May 5, Jackson 8:45 am
·         Workshop on storytelling at the Jackson Public Library, 244 Michigan Ave., Jackson. $25. Register www.JacksonStoryFest.org
·         May 5, Jackson 11:30 am
·         Workshop on storytelling at the Jackson Public Library, 244 Michigan Ave., Jackson $25. Register www.JacksonStoryFest.org
·         May 5, Jackson 2:00 pm
·         Free public concert for families and adults with Yvonne Healy at location TBA.
·         May 5, Jackson 7:00 pm
·         Adults and teens are invited to a free concert at Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave.

May 19, White Lake
Second Annual Spring Storytelling and Song Festival presented by North Oakland County Storytellers.  Workshops, performances by storytellers and musicians, with featured guest, nationally recognized blues musician
and storyteller, Reverend Robert Jones.  Fisk Farm, 9180 Highland Rd. (M-59), White Lake, MI 48383.  Information at
http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/events or Lois Sprengnether Keel, 248-625-5848, LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com


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

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Yvonne Healy, storyteller
Managing Editor
810-813-3000