December 29, 2012

January 2013

* MI Story *

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.COM

Free 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

1/1/2013
 

HIGHLIGHTS
 

JANUARY

January 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  New Year’s Greetings from 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

January 9, Commerce Twp, 7:30 pm
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Do Overs & Beginnings.”  Arrive early to get a seat and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  Free valet parking.  $8.00 Tickets at the door, $6.00 online.  Email karen@redthreadstories.org, call 248-766-4323 or go to www.redthreadstories.org  Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township

January 18, Beaufort, SC 7:30pm
Family Storytelling with Judy Sima, In the Black Box Theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street 29902. http://www.artworksinbeaufort.org/, 843-379-2787.

January 26, Albion, 7:00 pm
Winter Wonderland Family event:  Spend the evening at the museum and pack your imagination to travel the globe with award-winning storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber.  Adventure and laughter are on the ticket as gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters and fools use creativity, humor and spunk to win the day.  Event runs 6:00 - 8:30pm.  Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum, 301 S. Superior St., Albion, (517) 629-8023.  http://www.kidsnstuff.org

FEBRUARY

February 2, Detroit 12:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "African American History Day" to celebrate Black History Month at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward, Det. 48202. Free. Info: 313-822-6483

February 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Jack & Jill 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

February 3, Detroit 2:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "Fun Tales" to celebrate Black History Month at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Det. 48202. www.dia.org Info: 313-822-6483

February 12, Commerce Twp, 7:30 pm
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Affection/Affliction”  Arrive early to get a seat and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  Free valet parking.  $8.00 Tickets at the door, $6.00 online.  Email karen@redthreadstories.org, call 248-766-4323 or go to www.redthreadstories.org  Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township

February 13, Rochester 5:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "Taste of Africa" to celebrate Black History Month at Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel Rd, Rochester, 48309. Free. Info: 313-822-6483

February 16, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Free! Writers, actors, poets, storytellers, dancers, painters, game-designers, artists of all sorts will be enriched by this rare opportunity. Free to the public, visiting maestro, Carol Birch, leads a workshop in narrative art. Learn to make the ' techniques' of storytelling vanish, leaving only the storyteller's depth of feeling, wit and conviction in evidence. Free! Adults & teens. Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild and the Ann Arbor District Library at the Main Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Info: www.annarborstorytellers.org. *Not To Be Missed*

February 16, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
The Ark Storytelling Festival features Donald Davis (NC), Carol Birch (CT), and Laura Lee Hayes (MI). Fans of John Steinbeck and American history buffs are in for a rare treat. Saturday’s show is for adults and teens only. Children will be bored. The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Tickets: (734) 761-1451, or www.theark.org or Ticketmaster.

February 17, Ann Arbor  1:00 pm
Kids and families get their own special concert with Donald Davis (NC), Carol Birch (CT), and Laura Lee Hayes (MI) at the Ark, 316. S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Tickets: (734) 761-1451, or www.theark.org or Ticketmaster.

February 22, Hartland 2:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "Fun Tales" to celebrate Black History Month at Cromaine Library, Hartland, 48353. Free Info: 313-822-6483

February 26, Harper Woods 6:30 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "Family Fun Night" to celebrate Black History Month at Harper Woods Library, 19601 Harper, Harper Woods, 48225. Free. Info: 313-822-6483

February 28-March 3, Mt Dora, FL
Judy Sima will be presenting a workshop, "Literacy Alive: Using Storytelling to Strengthen Literacy Skills" and tell family stories at the "Tell and Talk concert series at the Florida StoryFest. www.flstory.com, contact MyLinda Butterworth, flstorytelling@gmail.com. 443-817-2129

MARCH

March 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Many Mice 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

March 6, Midland 7:00 pm
Celebrate Irish stories and music with Yvonne Healy. For adults and older children. Presented by Creative 360, 1517 Bayliss St., Midland, 48640. Info: Carol Speltz 989-837-1885

APRIL

April 2, Monroe 11:00 am
Enjoy storytelling and Q&A by Yvonne Healy as part of the One Book, One Community program at the Lazy Box Atrium, Monroe Community College, Raisindale Road, Monroe.  Registration required; free but tickets are limited.  Info: http://www.monroeccc.edu/onebook/

April 2, Monroe 3:00 pm
Free workshop in “Storytelling 101” offered to community members as part of the One Book, One Community program. Monroe Community College, Raisindale Road, Monroe.  Age 12 – Adult. Registration required; free but limited availability. Info: http://www.monroeccc.edu/onebook/

 April 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Simple Simon 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

April 26-28, Lake Geneva, WI
31st Annual Northlands Conference features the best in the Midwest. Story lovers and story tellers are invited for a relaxing and inspiring experience at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Are you looking for a blockbuster storytelling conference? Then you’re in right place!
Northlands is well known for great conferences year after year! www.Northlands.net


Find-A-Storyteller:
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.com

STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org


Yvonne Healy, Storyteller                                  Judy Sima, Storyteller   
www.MichiganStoryTeller.com                           www.JudySima.com
Managing Editor                                                 Distribution Editor
810-813-3000                                                    248-644-3951  

Copyright © 2012 MI Story - Judy Sima, All rights reserved.

December 2, 2012

December 2012

www.MichiganStorytelling.COM
Free 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
12/1/2012

 

HIGHLIGHTS



DECEMBER
December 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Dance a Jig 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
December 2, 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, Davisburg 6:30 pm
Michael Deren invites you to Santa Storytime at Springfield Twp Library, 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg, MI  48350. Call to verify 248-846-6550
December 5, Hamburg 6:30 PM
Michael Deren invites you to Santa Storytime at Hamburg Twp Library. 10411 Merrill Road,                                     Hamburg, MI  48139. Call to verify 810-231-1771          
December 5, Lansing 1:00 pm
Enjoy storytelling by Yvonne Healy and other performances at The Avenue CafĂ©, 2021 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI. “Tori Saves Christmas” is both a memorial for a sparkling little girl and a benefit for Lansing area . This is a 24-hour event filled with fun, laughter and silliness. It features comedy,music, art and film guaranteed to bring a smile.  Events runs continuously December 4, 9 pm through December 5, 9:00 pm.
Info: Jeff.Croff@asteracu.com
December 6, Detroit 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is COURAGE
December 9, Detroit 2:00 pm               
Take a break, relax, and drink in the warmth of family, art, love and light with “Christmas Stories” in the gallery by Yvonne Healy. Free with admission. Detroit Institute of Art, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI www.DIA.org
December 9, Windsor, Ontario, 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. Jewish Federation and Community Centre, 1641 Ouellette Ave. Contact: Sandi Malowitz, 519-973-1772
December 11, Commerce Twp 7:30 pm
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “GIFTS.”  Arrive early to get a seat and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  Free valet parking.  $8.00 Tickets at the door, $6.00 pre-order.  Email karen@redthreadstories.com, call 248-766-4323 or go to www.redthreadstories.org  Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township
December 13, Berkley 4:00 pm
Michael Deren invites you to Santa Storytime at Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy,                                 Berkley, MI  48072.  Call to verify 248-658-3440
December 13, Southgate 6:00 pm
Michael Deren invites you to Santa Storytime at Southgate Public Library, 14680 Dix Toledo Road,                                 Southgate, MI  48195. Call to verify 734-258-3002
December 15, Hazel Park 2:00 pm
Michael Deren invites you to Santa Storytime at Hazel Park Memorial Library, 123 East Nine Mile Road, Hazel Park, MI  48030. Call to verify 248-546-4095
December 17, Belleville 6:30 pm
Michael Deren invites you to Santa Storytime at Belleville Area District Library, 167 Fourth Street, Belleville, MI  48111. Call to verify 734-699-3291
December 18, Dearborn Heights 6:30 pm
Michael Deren invites you to Santa Storytime at John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library, 24602 Van Born Road, Dearborn Heights, MI  48125. Call to verify 313-791-6050
December 18, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is AFTERMATH.
December 19, Dearborn Heights 7:00 pm
Michael Deren invites you to Santa Storytimes at Dearborn Heights Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Street, Dearborn Heights, MI  48127. Call to verify 313-791-3800.                                                                 

JANUARY

FEBRUARY
February 16, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Writers, actors, poets, storytellers, dancers, painters, game-designers, artists of all sorts will be enriched by this rare opportunity. Free to the public, visiting maestro, Carol Birch, leads a workshop in narrative art. Learn to make the ' techniques' of storytelling vanish, leaving only the storyteller's depth of feeling, wit and conviction in evidence. Free! Adults & teens. Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild and the Ann Arbor District Library at the Main Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Info: www.annarborstorytellers.org. *Not To Be Missed*
February 16, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
The Ark Storytelling Festival features Donald Davis (NC), Carol Birch (CT), and Laura Lee Hayes (MI). Fans of John Steinbeck and American history buffs are in for a rare treat. Saturday’s show is for adults and teens only. Children will be bored. The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Tickets: (734) 761-1451, or www.theark.org or Ticketmaster.
February 17, Ann Arbor  1:00 pm
Kids and families get their own special concert with Donald Davis (NC), Carol Birch (CT), and Laura Lee Hayes (MI) at the Ark, 316. S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Tickets: (734) 761-1451, or www.theark.org or Ticketmaster.

MARCH

APRIL
April 2, Monroe 11:00 am
Enjoy storytelling and Q&A by Yvonne Healy as part of the One Book, One Community program at the Lazy Box Atrium, Monroe Community College, Raisindale Road, Monroe.  Registration required; free but tickets are limited.  Info: http://www.monroeccc.edu/onebook/
April 2, Monroe 3:00 pm
Free workshop in “Storytelling 101” offered to community members as part of the One Book, One Community program. Monroe Community College, Raisindale Road, Monroe.  Age 12 – Adult. Registration required; free but limited availability. Info: http://www.monroeccc.edu/onebook/

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.MichiganStoryTeller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000

Judy Sima
www.JudySima.com
Distribution Editor
248-644-3951 
 


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November 2012

* MI Story *

Storytelling Event Calendar
www.MichiganStorytelling.COM
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
11/1/2012

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS: November 15
Storytellers, educators, artists of any kind are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the 2013 National Story 2013 National Storytelling Conference, August 1-4, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. The theme is Story: Seed of Creativity. Storytelling is the root of film and theatre, dance and music, visual arts, and, of course, literature and the spoken-word tradition. We will examine and celebrate “the power of story in all its forms,” honoring our collective and diverse creativity through story.  Info & proposal form at www.storynet.org.

NOVEMBER 
November 1, Detroit 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: 
www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is TAKING SIDES.
November 1, Birmingham 9:00 am
Yvonne Healy presents “Irish Storytelling.” Fun stories: some true, some traditional for everyone to enjoy as well as tips and resources for choosing stories to tell. Produced by the Birmingham Storytellers Guild, The Community House, 380 Bates St., Birmingham. Public WELCOME! Info: 248-644-5832
November 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
Kerry Tales:  Pease Porridge Hot 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
November 6, Commerce Twp,  7:30 pm
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event. Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the
theme “Politically Incorrect.” Arrive early to get a seat and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while
you wait. Doors open at 5:00 pm.  Free valet parking. $8.00 Tickets at the door, $6.00 pre-order. Email
karen@redthreadstories.com, call 248-766-4323 or go to
www.facebook.com/RedThreadStories.
Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township
November 9, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents Storytelling for Adults (ages 14 and older) at a new location, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor.  Laura Pershin-Raynor is MC and guest storyteller.  Featured tellers are Star Burton-West, Lyn Davidge, Jill Halpern, Laura Lee Hayes, Yvonne Healy, Linda Luke, and Glen Modell.  Harp music by Beverly Black.  Tickets are $10 at door.  Plenty of parking. Refreshments. Info:
www.annarborstorytelling.org 734-662-3770, or lauragami@provide.net
November 9, Muskegon 7:00 pm
Adults will enjoy the 2nd Annual Tellebration, a worldwide evening of storytelling for adults and age 12 & up. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family (no children under 12.) Presented by the Muskegon Yarnspinners the performance takes place at the Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster, Muskegon.  Info: 
jjkobza@comcast.net or 231-766-3953.
November 11, Ann Arbor, 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents a Family Storytelling Concert (ages 4 and older) at the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor.  Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library.  Performers  Jeff Doyle, Darryl Mickens, Judy Schmidt and Kathleen Wright.  Free.  Info:  
annarborstorytelling.org, 764-662-3770 or lauragami@provide.net.
Nov. 16 , Rochester, 10:30 a.m.
Tunes, Tales & Tickles Together – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this Fall Family Fun interactive storytelling & song program for little ones and their families.  Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, 248-656-2900
November 16, Livonia 7:00 pm
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 100 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration: a Night of Storytelling for Adults.  6:00 pm Silent Auction with light hors d'oeuvres.  7:00 pm storytelling featuring Elizabeth Najduch & 'Emma'; Gabriell the Storyteller; Marilyn Music Flam; and Trudy Buckley with Carolyn Graves as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154.   Further info: 
www.detroitstorytelling.org or email Barb@WeaveStory.com.
November 16, Midland 7:00 pm
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers Tellebration will be Nov. 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m at the Grace Dow Memorial Library, 1710 St. Andrews St. Midland, MI.  M.A.S.T. will present stories appropriate for ages 10- adult. Refreshments will follow. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information call Carol Garner at 989-506-8829.
November 20, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: 
www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is GRATITUDE.
November 29, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Entrepreneurs + True Stories + Competition = Entre-SLAM. Entre-SLAM is a fun, painless way to meet and connect with your tribe and learn from the experiences of others without it feeling like work.  At Club LIVE Ann Arbor, First St. & Huron. $10 fee. Cash bar. Registration required
www.entreslam.com

DECEMBER
December 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Dance a Jig 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
December 2, 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 6, Detroit 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: 
www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is COURAGE
December 9, Detroit 2:00 pm               
Take a break, relax, and drink in the warmth of family, art, love and light with “Christmas Stories” in the gallery by Yvonne Healy. Free with admission. Detroit Institute of Art, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI www.DIA.org
December 9, Windsor, Ontario, 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. Jewish Federation and Community Centre, 1641 Ouellette Ave. Contact: Sandi Malowitz, 519-973-1772
December 18, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: 
www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is AFTERMATH.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY
February 16, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Writers, actors, poets, storytellers, dancers, painters, game-designers, artists of all sorts will be enriched by this rare opportunity. Free to the public, visiting maestro, Carol Birch, leads a workshop in narrative art. Learn to make the ' techniques' of storytelling vanish, leaving only the storyteller's depth of feeling, wit and conviction in evidence. Free! Adults & teens. Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild and the Ann Arbor District Library at the Main Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Info: www.annarborstorytellers.org. *Not To Be Missed*
February 16, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
The Ark Storytelling Festival features Donald Davis (NC), Carol Birch (CT), and Laura Lee Hayes (MI). Fans of John Steinbeck and American history buffs are in for a rare treat. Saturday’s show is for adults and teens only. Children will be bored. The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Tickets: (734) 761-1451, or www.theark.org or Ticketmaster.
February 17, Ann Arbor  1:00 pm
Kids and families get their own special concert with Donald Davis (NC), Carol Birch (CT), and Laura Lee Hayes (MI) at the Ark, 316. S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Tickets: (734) 761-1451, or www.theark.org or Ticketmaster.

MARCH

APRIL
April 2, Monroe 11:00 am
Enjoy storytelling and Q&A by Yvonne Healy as part of the One Book, One Community program at the Lazy Box Atrium, Monroe Community College, Raisindale Road, Monroe.  Registration required; free but tickets are limited.  Info:
http://www.monroeccc.edu/onebook/
April 2, Monroe 3:00 pm
Free workshop in “Storytelling 101” offered to community members as part of the One Book, One Community program. Monroe Community College, Raisindale Road, Monroe.  Age 12 – Adult. Registration required; free but limited availability. Info:
http://www.monroeccc.edu/onebook/

Find-A-Storyteller:
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at
http://www.MichiganStorytelling.com

STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org

Yvonne Healy, storyteller

www.MichiganStoryTeller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000

Judy Sima

www.JudySima.com
Distribution Editor
248-644-3951  


Copyright © 2012 MI Story - Judy Sima, All rights reserved.

October 1, 2012

October 2012

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
www.MichiganStorytelling.COM
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
10/1/2012


HIGHLIGHTS


  • CALL FOR TELLERS: October 31 Deadline. The Fringe @ the NSN is back for its 7th Season! Anyone can enter the lottery to perform August 1-4 at the 2013 National Storytelling Network Conference, Richmond, VA. Want to present 55 minutes of your most compelling, riskiest, experimental or work in progress storytelling? How about a mini-fringe event with you and a friend in a pair of shorter performances? Just think of the possibilities: 55 minutes of folktales, autobiography, performance art, stand-up, puppetry, dance or your favorite long form story! NSN Fringe Lottery and Eligibility Information at: http://www.storynet.org/conference/fringe.html or contact Barbara Schutzgruber at barb@weavestory.com
 
OCTOBER
October 4, Detroit 7:00 pm

Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is THE FINISH LINE.
October 7, Evanston, IL 8:00 pm
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy will be telling at the Celtic Knot Pub in Evanston, IL. Free.
mailto:info@celticknotpub.comb or www.CelticKnotPub.com
October 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Baa, Baa Black Sheep and Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young a248-644-39nd old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in  Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115
October 9, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Departures.”  Arrive early to get a seat and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  Free valet parking.  $8.00 Tickets at the door, $6.00 pre-order.  Email karen@storyrhythms.com, call 248-766-4323 or go to www.redthreadstories.org.  Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township
October 10, Minneapolis, MN 9:00 pm
Two Chairs Telling presents “On the Far Side of St. Paddy’s.” Yvonne Healy is a Michigan based storyteller who tells traditional material in English or Gaelic and original material with heavy doses of irony.  Todd Menton is a Celtic-Irish and traditional musician as well as the lead singer for the iconic folk rock band, Boiled in Lead. Bryant Lake Bowl. Info: www.BryantLakeBowl.com
October 11, Minneapolis, MN 7:00 pm
Northstar Story League presents a workshop on Irish Storytelling by Michigan’s Yvonne Healy. Registration required. $30-40pp. Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis.  Info northstarstorytelling@gmail.com
October 16, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is HAUNTED.
October 18, Detroit, 8:00 pm
Planned Parenthood and The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Presents: "Stories From Life's Surprises," a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan, curated, produced and hosted by Satori Shakoor, Moth Mainstage storyteller and host. Five storytellers will tell true stories of life's surprises. The Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI. Proceeds will go to benefit Planned Parenthood’s education and prevention services. For show info please visit www.secretstorytellers.com  Tickets http://tinyurl.com/8g59lgg
October 21, Beverly Hills 6:00 pm
Annual Halloween Hoot  for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring storytellers Judy Sima and Karen Czarnik. 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 25, Oak Park 8:00 pm
“The Storytellers House of Entertainment,” Village Green Townhouse Community Center, 10811 W. 10 Mile Road. Door open at 7:30, $10 paid in advance. Contact Gwen Lewis for information and tickets
313-467-9294.

October 25, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Entrepreneurs + True Stories + Competition = Entre-SLAM. Entre-SLAM is a fun, painless way to meet and connect with your tribe and learn from the experiences of others without it feeling like work.  At Club LIVE Ann Arbor, First St. & Huron. $10 fee. Cash bar. Registration required www.entreslam.com
October 26, White Lake 700-9:30 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers presents its annual: "Fright Night at Fisk Farm." Spooooky fun for school-aged children and their families begins at 7:00 p.m. The stories get scarier after 8:30! $2 per person or $5 per family. For more information contact Ron Hinman at 248-698-9279. Fisk Farm is located at 9180 Highland Road (M-59).
October 27, Chesterfield 2:00 pm
School-age children and families are invited to “Shivery Stories” with Yvonne Healy at Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia Street  Chesterfield, MI 48051. Info (586) 598-4900
October 27, Howell 7:00 pm
Free Family Concert at the 6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Info:  Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257,  jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.
October 27, Howell 9:00 pm
Age 14-Adult Only. Donation $15. 6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info:  Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257, jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org
October 30, Ann Arbor 10:30 am
“Irish Ghost Stories” by Yvonne Healy is presented to the adult public at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48104. Info: www.facebook.com/annarbor.parks
 
NOVEMBER
November 1, Detroit 7:00 pm

Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is TAKING SIDES.
November 1, Birmingham 9:00 am
Yvonne Healy presents “The Irish Storytelling Tradition.” Stories from different eras illuminate the historical development of Irish storytelling. Produced by the Birmingham Storytellers Guild, The Community House, 380 Bates St., Birmingham. Public WELCOME! Info: 248-644-5832
November 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Pease Porridge Hot 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
November 9, Muskegon 7:00 pm
Adults will enjoy the 2nd Annual Tellabration, a worldwide evening of storytelling for adults and age 12 & up. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family (no children under 12.) Presented by the Muskegon Yarnspinners the performance takes place at the Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster, Muskegon.  Info:  jjkobza@comcast.net or 231-766-3953.
November 16, Rochester 10:30 am
Tunes, Tales & Tickles Together – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this Fall Family Fun interactive storytelling & song program for little ones and their families.  Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, 248-656-2900
November 16, Livonia 7:00 pm
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 100 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration: a Night of Storytelling for Adults.  6:00 pm Silent Auction with light hors d'oeuvres.  7:00 pm storytelling featuring Elizabeth Najduch & 'Emma'; Gabriell the Storyteller; Marilyn Music Flam; and Trudy Buckley with Carolyn Graves as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154.   Further info:  www.detroitstorytelling.org or email Barb@WeaveStory.com.
November 16, Midland 7:00 pm
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers Tellabration will be Nov. 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m at the Grace Dow Memorial Library, 1710 St. Andrews St. Midland, MI.  M.A.S.T. will present stories appropriate for ages 10- adult. Refreshments will follow. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information call Carol Garner at 989-506-8829.
November 20, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is GRATITUDE.
November 29, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Entrepreneurs + True Stories + Competition = Entre-SLAM. Entre-SLAM is a fun, painless way to meet and connect with your tribe and learn from the experiences of others without it feeling like work.  At Club LIVE Ann Arbor, First St. & Huron. $10 fee. Cash bar. Registration required www.entreslam.com
 
DECEMBER
December 2, 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 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Dance a Jig 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
December 6, Detroit 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info:  www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is COURAGE
December 9, Detroit 2:00 pm               
Take a break from shopping to remember the reason for the season with Christmas storytelling in the gallery by Yvonne Healy. Free with admission. Detroit Institute of Art, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI www.DIA.org
December 18, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is AFTERMATH.

 

Find-A-Storyteller
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at
http://www.MichiganStorytelling.com

STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org
 

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.MichiganStoryTeller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000
 

Judy Sima, storyteller
www.JudySima.com

Distribution Editor
248-644-3951 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • CALL FOR TELLERS: October 31 Deadline. The Fringe @ the NSN is back for its 7th Season! Anyone can enter the lottery to perform August 1-4 at the 2013 National Storytelling Network Conference, Richmond, VA. Want to present 55 minutes of your most compelling, riskiest, experimental or work in progress storytelling? How about a mini-fringe event with you and a friend in a pair of shorter performances? Just think of the possibilities: 55 minutes of folktales, autobiography, performance art, stand-up, puppetry, dance or your favorite long form story! NSN Fringe Lottery and Eligibility Information at: http://www.storynet.org/conference/fringe.html or contact Barbara Schutzgruber at barb@weavestory.com
     
  • CALL FOR TELLERS. September 22 Deadline. Tellers wanted for children’s show 7:00 pm and adult show 9:00 pm, October 27. 6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell, presented by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Contact: Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257 or jjdoyle99@yahoo.com. 

SEPTEMBER
September 1, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Stone Circle Gatherings Saturdays 6/23 - 9/1. Poetry, storytelling and music are featured at this unique outdoor amphitheater. Poet bard Terry Wooten hosts. Sit around a fire under the stars. Bring your own blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Stone Circle Drive is a right turn ten miles north of Elk Rapids off US 31.

September 1, Port Huron 3:00 pm
Enjoy Irish stories by Yvonne Healy amid the historic re-enactment of the Fenian Raid on Canada. Festivities kick off with cannonfire at 11 am and include an Irish funeral, encampment, music, food and an evening party “On the Green” with more cannons and entertainment. Free, Desmond Landing, 51 Water Street Port Huron, MI 48060. Info: (810) 989-6002 or
www.fenianraid.com

September 6, Detroit 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: 
www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is COLLABORATION.

September 7-8, LaCrosse, WI
Michigan teller, Yvonne Healy, makes a special guest appearance at the LaCrosse Storytelling Festival with Kevin Kling, Michael Reno Harrell and Amy Salloway.  Exact schedule TBA. General Info:
http://www.lacrossestoryfest.com/

September 9, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Make a Book with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  Children’s Tent, Kerrytown Bookfest.  Free.  734-769-3115

September 14, West Bloomfield 9:00 pm
Judy Sima tells "Mostly Ghostly" stories for families at The Great West Bloomfield Camp Out.  Activities for families begin at 6:00pm. Storytelling around 9:00 around the campfire. 
www.WestBloomfieldParks.org 248-451-1900.

September 18, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: 
www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is UNINTENDED.

September 22, Hamilton, NJ
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy is the featured storyteller at the 20th annual New Jersey Storytelling Festival. Located at the Grounds for Sculpture, the day begins with a 10:00 am workshop “Irish Storytelling” taught by Irish & US citizen, Yvonne Healy.  The afternoon is full of storytelling among the artwork and landscaped grounds. Info:
www.NJStorynet.org

September 22, Detroit 6:00 pm
Bring your funny bone and your thinking cap as Ivory D. Williams shares his wit, wisdom and humor to stress the importance of morals, values and principles in everyday living. Tickets: $10.00 The Carr Center . . . For more information, see Bulletin Board page here.
311 E. Grandriver (Harmonie Park), Detroit For info Contact: Ivory D. at (313) 822-6483

September 27, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Entre-SLAM is a fun, painless way to meet and connect with your tribe and learn from the experiences of others without it feeling like work.  Come enjoy a fun, club environment with great food, drinks, music, and inspiring stories told by some of the most creative, dynamic folks in A2—entrepreneurs. At
LIVE on the corner of First St & Huron. Cash bar. $10 pre-paid entry fee
www.entreslam.com.

OCTOBER
October 4, Detroit 7:00 pm

Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: 
www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is THE FINISH LINE.

October 7, Evanston, IL 8:00 pm
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy will be telling at the Celtic Knot Pub in Evanston, IL. Free.

mailto:info@celticknotpub.comb or www.CelticKnotPub.com

October 7, Annn Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Baa, Baa Black Sheep and Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young a248-644-39nd old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in  Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

October 9, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Departures.”  Arrive early to get a seat and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  Free valet parking.  $8.00 Tickets at the door, $6.00 pre-order.  Email
karen@storyrhythms.com, call 248-766-4323 or go to www.facebook.com/RedThreadStories.  Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township

October 10, Minneapolis, MN 9:00 pm
Two Chairs Telling presents “On the Far Side of St. Paddy’s.” Yvonne Healy is a Michigan based storyteller who tells traditional material in English or Gaelic and original material with heavy doses of irony.  Todd Menton is a Celtic-Irish and traditional musician as well as the lead singer for the iconic folk rock band, Boiled in Lead. Bryant Lake Bowl. Info: www.BryantLakeBowl.com

October 11, Minneapolis, MN 7:00 pm
Northstar Story League presents a workshop on Irish Storytelling by Michigan’s Yvonne Healy.  Info:  northstarstorytelling@gmail.com

October 16, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: 
www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is HAUNTED.

October 21, Beverly Hills 6:30 pm
Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring storytellers, Judy Sima and Karen Czarnik. 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 25, Howell 7:30 pm
Ages 8 and up can enjoy the 6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and area high school students. Info:  Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257, jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or
www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.

October 27, Chesterfield 2:00 pm
School-age children and families are invited to “Shivery Stories” with Yvonne Healy at Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia Street  Chesterfield, MI 48051. Info (586) 598-4900

October 27, Howell 7:00 pm
Free Family Concert at the 6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Info:  Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257,  jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or
www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.

October 27, Howell 9:00 pm
Age 14 to Adult Only. Donation $15. 6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info:  Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257, jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or
www.AnnArborStorytelling.org

October 25, Howell 7:30 pm
Ages 8 and up can enjoy the 6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild and area high school students. Info:  Jeff Doyle, at (517) 404-8257, jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or
www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.

October 27, Howell 7:00 pm
Free Family Concert at the 6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Info:  Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257,  jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or
www.AnnArborStorytelling.org.

October 27, Howell 9:00 pm
Age 14-Adult Only. Donation $15. 6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info:  Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257, jjdoyle99@yahoo.com or
www.AnnArborStorytelling.org

October 30, Ann Arbor 10:30 am
“Irish Ghost Stories” by Yvonne Healy is presented to the adult public at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48104. Info:
www.facebook.com/annarbor.parks

NOVEMBER
November 1, Detroit 7:00 pm

Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: 
www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is TAKING SIDES.

November 1, Birmingham 9:00 am
Yvonne Healy presents “The Irish Storytelling Tradition.” Stories from different eras illuminate the historical development of Irish storytelling. Produced by the Birmingham Storytellers Guild, The Community House, 380 Bates St., Birmingham. Public WELCOME! Info: 248-644-5832

November 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Pease Porridge Hot 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

Nov. 16 , Rochester, 10:30 a.m.
Tunes, Tales & Tickles Together – Join Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik for this Fall Family Fun interactive storytelling & song program for little ones and their families.  Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, 248-656-2900

November 20, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: 
www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is GRATITUDE.

DECEMBER
December 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm

“Kerry Tales:  Dance a Jig 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

December 6, Detroit 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: 
www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is COURAGE

December 18, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: 
www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children.This month’s theme is AFTERMATH.


Find-A-Storyteller:
STORYTELLER DIRECTORIES links at
http://www.MichiganStorytelling.com

STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org

Yvonne Healy, storyteller

www.MichiganStoryTeller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000

Judy Sima

www.JudySima.com
Distribution Editor
248-644-3951