August 1, 2012

August 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
8/1/2012

HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • 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.
     
  • JustStories Online Storytelling Festival August 1, 2 & 3 – a free Facebook event. Every hour from 8 am to midnight (CDT) a new video will post on the JustStories Facebook Page (www.Facebook.com/juststories) - stories that can help heal our racial and ethnic divides.  Over 70 humorous and heartwarming stories by 43 professional story artists including Syd Lieberman, Diane Ferlatte and Michigan’s Yvonne Healy! You can comment, ask questions and share your stories, too.  Please share this invitation with all your friends so they, too, can have a front row seat to the JustStories Online Festival right in the comfort of their homes! Full schedule of events at: http://www.facebook.com/juststories/app_186981981345123


AUGUST
August 1 @ 9:00 pm (Michigan time) online
Discover Yvonne Healy’s secret identity as an Alien from the comfort of your own home. Tell her your story, thoughts, and listen to 70 stories by 43 professional storytellers in the 1st Ever FREE Online Just Stories Festival. Let’s open the conversation on ethnicity and race with humorous, honest and heartwarming stories. Videos will be available online for a short whle after th Festival. Info & Full schedule of 70 true stories at the 1st Ever FREE Online Just Stories Festival. https://www.facebook.com/juststories 
August 3-5, Dublin, OH  

You can afford this cheap trip to Dublin for the 25th Irish Festival. Yvonne Healy returns as featured teller to Dublin, Ohio’s famous festival. Traditional music, contemporary Celtic rock, kids area, dancing to learn or watch, great food!!!!, whiskey tasting, men in kilts, unique gifts in a lush and comfortable park. Yvonne Healy is featured in the Spoken Word Stage with ghost stories, shenanigans and wonder tales: Friday 7:00 pm, Saturday 4:00 pm and Sunday 5:00 pm. She’s also in the Cultural Traditions Tent presenting the humorous Irish History Blitz: 5,000 years in 50 minutes with stories and fun facts on what the heck happened in Ireland. Gaelic Storm, T with the Maggies, Eileen Iver, Makem & Spain Brothers, John Whelan, and bunches more. www.DublinIrishFest.org
August 4, Detroit 1:00 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, 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, 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. www.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 11, Detroit 1:00 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, Clarkston 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Historic Clarkston Downtown Ghost Walk. Lois Sprengnether Keel and others will tell of paranormal activities that haunt some of Clarkston's most historic homes and buildings.  Members of Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan will be available at the end of the tour to answer any questions. Guided tours leave every 10 minutes.  Adults - $12.50 with no children under 12, please.  Tickets available at Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road or call Clarkston Historical Society, 248-922-0270.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the Depot Park check-in tent.  The event will be rain or shine.
August 18, Detroit 1:00 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. 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 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, 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. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., then follow signs. $5/adults, $3/kids. terry-wooten.com 231-264-9467 stonecir@aol.com
August 25 & 26, Mt. Clemens 10:00-5:00
Step back in time and discover the rich history of the Voyageurs during the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era at the 16th Annual Voyageur Encampment.  Demonstrations, re-enactors, games, music and dance, along with storytellers Barbara Schutzgruber, Genot Picor, & Lois Sprengnether Keel. Lake St. Clair Metropark near Day Sail Launch. Vehicle Entry Permit required.  Contact: 586-463-4332
August 25, Detroit 1:00 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 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.


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. Turn right on Stone
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
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 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
311 E. Grand River (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 7, Evanston, IL 8:00 pm
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy will be telling at the Celtic Knot Pub in Evanston, IL. 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 10, Minneapolis, MN
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 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 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

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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