December 21, 2011

January 2012

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
since 2001
Yvonne Healy, Editor    -    Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.
SUBMISSIONS: by 15th of month


·         Call for Stories:  Deadline January 15. 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
·         Call for Fringe: Deadline January 15. 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


January 29, Detroit 2:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents “Storytelling...not just for kids," a highly interactive and entertaining journey through stories that will make entire families laugh and think at the same time. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit,MI 48202. Free with museum admission. Info 313-822-6483 or

February 4, Detroit 1:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents “Grandma's Biscuits,” family fun & stories at Detroit Historical Museum celebrating, "African American History Day". 5401 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202. Info:313-822-6483 or
February 11, Niles 2:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents “"Grown Folks Talkin'...Hush!" Fun and humorous stories about what happens to those who don't listen to their elders. Niles Public Library, 620 E. Main St., Niles, MI 49120. Info: 313-822-6483 or
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.
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 local teller Lyn Davidge. Info:
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 Lyn Davidge.

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
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

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
Managing Editor - 810-813-3000