August 26, 2012

September 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

9/1/2012


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
     
  • 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