May 10, 2012

May 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: Stories@YHealy.com by 15th of month
5/1/2012

HIGHLIGHTS

2012

MAY 2012
May 3, 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 “Mothers”
May 4, Clinton Township 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
“What Was It Like in Early Michigan Times” is told by Lois Sprengnether Keel at Lorenzo Cultural Center, at Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield Road, completing the series, Becoming Michigan: From Revolution to Statehood. PreRegistration is required.  Info:  http://lorenzoculturalcenter.com/schedule/index.asp
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 and Judy Sima. Mark your calendars now! Info:  www.JacksonStoryFest.com
  • May 4, Jackson 7:00 pm
  • Adults and teens are invited to a free concert with either Jay O’Callahan or Donald Davis at Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave., Jackson.
  • May 5, Jackson 8:45 am
Workshop “Light Your Fire” with Jay O’Callahan, Jackson Public Library, 244 Michigan Ave., Jackson. $25. Register www.JacksonStoryFest.org
  • May 5, Jackson 11:30 am
Workshop “Grandma’s In the Attick. Let’s Get Her Out” with Donald Davis, Jackson Public Library, 244 Michigan Ave., Jackson $25. Register www.JacksonStoryFest.org
  • May 5, Jackson 2:00 pm
Free public concert with Michigan’s own Yvonne Healy at Jackson Symphony Hall, You +1'd this publicly. Undo
215 W. Michigan Ave.
  • May 5, Jackson 7:00 pm
Adults and teens are invited to a free concert with either Jay O’Callahan or Donald Davis storyteller at Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave.
May 15, 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 “Decadence”
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 www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/events or Lois Sprengnether Keel, 248-625-5848, LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com


May 20, Detroit 3:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “Black History Comes Alive 365” at the Virgin Hl Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit. 3:00-4:00 pm light refreshments, 4:00-6:00 storytelling. $15 advanced purchased, $20 at door. Info: 313-442-3227 or 313-866-6607.
May 25, Commerce Twp 10:30 am
Talkin' Tales, Tunes and Tappin' - Join Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive
performance program for pre-K students and families. Commerce Twp Community Library, 2869 N.
Pontiac Trail, Commerce Twp, MI, 248-669-8108

JUNE 2012
June 7, 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 “Retaliation”
June 18, Cass City, 7:00 pm
Wear your comfy jammies, bring your favorite pillow for the “PJ Party” with storyteller Yvonne Healy. Rawson Library kicks off the Summer Reading Program for this evening performance at Rawson Library, 6495 Pine St.  Info: 989-872-2856.
June 19, Ann Arbor 7:30pm
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 “Education”
June 21, Lansing 1:30 pm
Tune Me, Tell Me & Tuck Me In With A Story. Grab your favorite blanket, leave on your PJ’s and join
Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive performance program for families. Capital
Area District Library – Foster Branch, 200 N. Foster Street, Lansing, MI, (517) 485-5185
June 26, Mayville 11:00 am
Talkin' Tales, Tunes and Tappin' - Join Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive
performance program for pre-K students and families. Mayville District Public Library - 6090 Fulton
Street, Mayville, MI, (989) 843-6522
June 28, Ann Arbor 8:00 pm
The Moth Mainstage returns to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival thanks to Michigan Radio and the Festival. Presented at the Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty St., the theme isi “Under the Influence: Stories that Shape and Shake Us.”  Info: www.theMoth.org and www.AnnArborSummerFestival.org
June 28-July 1, Cincinnatti, OH
Rare chance to enjoy the National Storytelling Conference! This year only, it’s in our own backyard. You’re guaranteed a memorable time whether you love listening to stories or telling them. Checkout the inexpensive Performances Only registration with entertainment morning to midnight in showcases, swaps, open mics, and fringes. Or learn new techniques and applications by taking workshops with the Full registration. Go whole hog and add on preconference Intensives & Master Classes. Michigan tellers performing are Yvonne Healy, Barb Schutzgruber and Judy Sima. Stay at the conference hotel if you wish or stay nearby.  SENIOR Discount & STUDENT Discount available.  Info:  www.StoryNet.org

JULY 2012
July 1, Cincinnatti, OH 2:00 pm
“Celebration Concert” presented by the National Storytelling Conference! This year only, it’s in our own backyard. You can come for the concert only with tellers TBA or come for the whole day for workshops, showcase performances by storytellers from around the nationa. Michigan presenters are Yvonne Healy, Barb Schutzgruber and Judy Sima. SENIOR Discount & STUDENT Discount available.  Info:  www.StoryNet.org
July 3, Charlotte 11:00 am
Tune Me, Tell Me & Tuck Me In With A Story. Grab your favorite blanket, leave on your PJ’s and join
Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive performance program for families.
Location-Oak Park at Seminary & Clinton streets ℅ the Charlotte Community Library, 226 S. Bostwick
Street, Charlotte, MI, (517) 543-8859
July 9, Saginaw 7:00 pm
Tune Me, Tell Me & Tuck Me In With A Story and Craft Night. Grab your favorite blanket, wear your PJ’s
and join Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive performance & craft program for
families - featured craft will be Story Sticks. Butman/Fish Branch Library, 1716 Hancock Street,
Saginaw, MI (989) 755-0904
July 10, Saginaw 4:00 pm
Tune Me, Tell Me & Tuck Me In With A Story. Grab your favorite blanket, wear your PJ’s and join
Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive performance program for families. Wickes
Branch Library, 1713 Hess Ave, Saginaw, MI (989) 752-0904
July 11, Bay City 6:30 pm
Tune Me, Tell Me & Tuck Me In With A Story. Grab your favorite blanket, wear your PJ’s and join
Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive performance program for families. County
Library – Sage Branch, 100 E. Midland Street, Bay City, MI (989) 893-9566
July 12, Frankenmuth 10:30 am
Tune Me, Tell Me & Tuck Me In With A Story. Grab your favorite blanket, leave on your PJ’s and join
Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive performance program for families. James
E. Wickson Memorial Library, 359 South Franklin Street, Frankenmuth, MI, (989) 652-8323
July 16, Allen Park 10:30 am
“Bedtime Stories” for age 4-8 and their parents. Games, chants and stories presented by Yvonne Healy.  Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Info:  313-381-2425
July 16, Allen Park 7:00 pm
“Bedtime Stories” for age 4-8 and their parents. Games, chants and stories presented by Yvonne Healy.  Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Info:  313-381-2425
July 17, Okemos 6:30 pm
Tune Me, Tell Me & Tuck Me In With A Story. Grab your favorite blanket, wear your PJ’s and join
Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive performance program for families. Capital
Area District Library – Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI, (517) 347-2021
July 17-21, Jonesborough, TN
Corinne Stavish is the featured Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN.  For schedule, tickets & directions, visit www.storytellingcenter.net
July 18, Allen Park 10:30 am
“Bedtime Stories” for age 4-8. Games, chants and stories presented by Yvonne Healy.  Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Info:  313-381-2425
July 18, Allen Park 1:00 pm
“Bedtime Stories” for age 4-8. Games, chants and stories presented by Yvonne Healy.  Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Info:  313-381-2425
July 18, Allen Park 7:00 pm
“Bedtime Stories” for age 4-8. Games, chants and stories presented by Yvonne Healy.  Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Info:  313-381-2425
July 20-21, Flint
32nd Annual Michigan Storytellers’ Festival
It’s free fun for all INSIDE the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, Michigan 48502
Don’t miss our master storytellers who bring the oral tradition to life. As always there will be several workshops and storytelling concerts. Schedule TBA http://www.fpl.info/msf/index.shtml
  • Friday, 7:00 pm: concert for adults & teens with Bil Lepp (WV), Linda Gorham (IL) and Gemini (MI).
  • Saturday, workshops & family concert TBA
  • Saturday 2:00 pm - Story Slamapalooza - Teen Story Slam. Join Storyteller Karen Czarnik for story coaching, improv exercises, and small group dynamics then share your 5 minute tale of woe, wisdom, wit, wrath, weird,wreck, or winning. Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI, (810) 232-7111
  • Saturday 7:00 pm – concert for adults & teens with Bil Lepp, Linda Gorham and Gemini
July 23- 27, Farmington Hills, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to
students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington
Hills, MI. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1857


July 26, Troy 2:00 pm
Troy Historic Village presents “Blarney” a program of Irish stories by Yvonne Healy as part of its Summer Thursday Teas at Two.  60 West Wattles Road, Troy, MI.  Info: www.TroyHistoricVillage.org
July 30 - 3, Farmington Hills, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to
students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington
Hills, MI. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi or call (248) 473-1857
July 31, Allen Park 6:30 pm
“Can’t live with ‘em; can’t kill ‘em.” Adults and teens invited to enjoy stories of the comedy and challenge of family as Yvonne Healy reminds us that “Family Matters.”  Allen Park Library, 8100 Allen Road, Info:  313-381-2425.

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

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
Managing Editor
810-813-3000