July 2, 2012

July 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

6/28/2012



HIGHLIGHTS

• In the Dark: info is sketchy but Beach Bards are probably back at the beach at the Leelanau School, north of Glen Arbor on Fridays at 8:00 pm. Bring your chair, blanket, flashlight & spoken (not written) story or poem. I’ve heard a rumor that you can hear stories on the Tall Ship Malabar in Traverse City during the summer.

• Room for you… Detroit Association of Black Storytellers has space on their bus to 30th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival & Conference in Baltimore Maryland (November 14-18, 2012.) The 2012 theme is “Coming Home…Our Family Tells Stories!” Round trip from Detroit to Baltimore is $150.00 departing Tuesday, November 13th & returning Sunday November 18th. Reserve your seat today with a deposit of $50.00 with balance due August 1. For further information contact Marie Sims at 313 866-6607



2012

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, Almont 1:00pm

Picnic Day at Skyline Camp and Retreat Center. Judy Sima will tell stories for kids of all ages as part of the festivities for this outdoor family event. Open to the public, free admission. 5650 Sandhill Road, Almont, between Bordman and Hough. www.campskyline.org. 810.798.8240.

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, Detroit 1:00-2:00 pm

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents stories of the people and places of Paradise Valley in the Beatrice Buck Park across from the Virgil H Carr Cultural Center, 211 E. Grand River. For schedule of tellers call the DABS hotline. 313 442-3227

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. Bring your own chair, blanket & flashlight.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 7 & 8, Detroit

Historic Fort Wayne Civil War Days, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Civil War reenactments including Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green telling of her brothers in Michigan's "Fighting Fifth" Infantry and the family's Underground Railroad Station in Shelby Township. Secured, on-site parking is $5.00 per car at the Fort, 6325 West Jefferson. For details and more information,

July 7 & 8, Ontario

Michigan’s Yvonne Healy is featured telling stories in Irish Gaelic as well as English. Oireachtas na Gailge, the international Irish language and culture festival, returns to the North American Gaeltacht in Tamworth, Ontario. Food, fun, competitions, singing, dancing, storytelling, craft workshops and evening ceilidh (party) each night. Info: www.oireachtas.ca

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, Saginaw 3:00 pm

Yvonne Healy presents “They Come Out @Night,” stories and songs to celebrate the Summer Reading Program at Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road, Saginaw.

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, Detroit 1:00-2:00 pm

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents stories of the people and places of Paradise Valley in the Beatrice Buck Park across from the Virgil H Carr Cultural Center, 211 E. Grand River. For schedule of tellers call the DABS hotline. 313 442-3227

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. Bring your own chair, blanket & flashlight.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, Detroit 1:00-2:00 pm

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents stories of the people and places of Paradise Valley in the Beatrice Buck Park across from the Virgil H Carr Cultural Center, 211 E. Grand River. For schedule of tellers call the DABS hotline. 313 442-3227

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. Bring your own chair, blanket & flashlight.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, Watervliet 10:30 am

Everyone has a great time when Judy Sima tells stories at the Watervliet District Library. “Dream Big,” Watervliet District Library, 333 N. Main St., 269-463-6382.

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. 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, Detroit 1:00-2:00 pm

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents stories of the people and places of Paradise Valley in the Beatrice Buck Park across from the Virgil H Carr Cultural Center, 211 E. Grand River. For schedule of tellers call the DABS hotline. 313 442-3227

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. Bring your own blanket or chair and flashlight. 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, Gladwin 1:30 pm

Midland Area Story Tellers (M.A.S.T.) invites you to it's annual Stone Cottage Garden storytelling concert from 1:30-3:00 pm. Location address is 3740 Willford Road, Gladwin, MI, 48624Questions can be directed to Carol Garner 989-773-1603 or sdcagarner@yahoo.com. Info about the venue can be answered at stonecottagegardens@ejourney.com

August 4, Detroit 1:00-2:00 pm

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents stories of the people and places of Paradise Valley in the Beatrice Buck Park across from the Virgil H Carr Cultural Center, 211 E. Grand River. For schedule of tellers call the DABS hotline. 313 442-3227

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. Bring your own chair, blanket & flashlight.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, Detroit 1:00-2:00 pm

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents stories of the people and places of Paradise Valley in the Beatrice Buck Park across from the Virgil H Carr Cultural Center, 211 E. Grand River. For schedule of tellers call the DABS hotline. 313 442-3227

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. Bring your own chair, blanket & flashlight.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, Detroit 1:00-2:00 pm

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents stories of the people and places of Paradise Valley in the Beatrice Buck Park across from the Virgil H Carr Cultural Center, 211 E. Grand River. For schedule of tellers call the DABS hotline. 313 442-3227

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. Bring your own chair, blanket & flashlight.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 19, 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

August 19, Albion 2:45 pm

Think Outside the Box & Dream BIG!!! Pack your imagination and travel the globe with award-winning storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber as your guide. Adventure and laughter are on the ticket as gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters and fools use creativity, humor and spunk to win the day. Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum 10th Anniversary celebration, 301 S. Superior St., Albion, (517) 629-8023. http://www.kidsnstuff.org

August 25, Detroit 1:00-2:00 pm

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents stories of the people and places of Paradise Valley in the Beatrice Buck Park across from the Virgil H Carr Cultural Center, 211 E. Grand River. For schedule of tellers call the DABS hotline. 313 442-3227

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. Bring your own blanket, chair and flashlight. 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.

STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS

Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org

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www.MichiganStoryTeller.com

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