June 1, 2012

June 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
6/1/2012

HIGHLIGHTS

2012

JUNE 2012
June 2, Redford Twnshp, 2:00 pm
What’s more Irish than a story? For the first time, the Motor City Irish Festival offers performances by featured storyteller, Yvonne Healy. 14841 Beech Daley (between 5 Mile & I96).  Music both traditional and celtic rock, food, drink, kids activities, vendors, dancing and plenty of parking.  Info: https://www.facebook.com/motorcityirishfest/
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 23, Plymouth 8:00 pm
If you have a life, you have a story to tell. Would you like a chance to tell that story in front of an audience? Would you just like to kick off your shoes and listen to some stories?  Barefoot productions is presenting a night of story telling. Interested? Tickets are $10. Call Brian at 734-558-2109 if you have a story to tell. Barefoot Theater, 240 North Main, Plymouth, Mich. 
June 23, 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com
June 24, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Ladybugs Fly 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
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 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.  As entrepreneurs, we’ve all been to formal networking events in which we try to hand off as many business cards as possible, hoping to build those critical business relationships.  Most people dread them.  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. Located at LIVE Ann Arbor on the corner of First St. & Huron. $10 pre-paid entry fee. Cash bar. Pre-paid dinner orders available from Mark’s Carts (see website) REGISTER ONLINE: www.entreslam.com Theme: “The Show Must Go On.”
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.”  Hosted by Satori Shakoor (MI), the featured storytellers for the Ann Arbor show will include: Peter Aguero (NY), Erin Barker (NY), Tom Bodett (VT), and Brian Finkelstein (CA).
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
June 30, 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com

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 7, 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com
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 14, Elk Rapaids 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com
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 21, 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com



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 26, 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.  As entrepreneurs, we’ve all been to formal networking events in which we try to hand off as many business cards as possible, hoping to build those critical business relationships.  Most people dread them.  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. Located at LIVE Ann Arbor on the corner of First St. and Huron. $10 pre-paid entry fee. Cash bar. Pre-paid dinner orders available from Mark’s Carts (see website) REGISTER ONLINE: www.entreslam.com
July 28, 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com
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.

AUGUST
August 3-5, Dublin, OH
Take a one of a kind day trip to Dublin Irish Festival where Michigan’s Yvonne Healy returns yet again as featured Irish storyteller. Bands traditional and contemporary Celtic rock, a kids area, dancing to learn or watch, great food, unique gifts in a lush and comfortable park. Music by Gaelic Storm, T with the Maggies, Eileen Iver, Makem & Spain Brothers, John Whelan, etc. Schedule TBA at www.DublinIrishFest.org
August 4, 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com
August 6 - 10, 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.us or call (248) 473-1857
August 11, 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com




August 18, 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com
August 25, 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. Site 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com
August 30, Troy 2:00 pm
Troy Historic Village presents Thursday Teas at Two with Judy Sima presenting "In the Jewish Tradition." Judy gives voice to the traditions of her people – their wisdom, humor, warmth, and “sechel” (native good sense). 60 Wattles Road at Livernois. Call Stephanie Suszek for reservations. 248-524-3598.


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