October 30, 2012

November 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
11/1/2012

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS: November 15
Storytellers, educators, artists of any kind are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the 2013 National Story 2013 National Storytelling Conference, August 1-4, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. The theme is Story: Seed of Creativity. Storytelling is the root of film and theatre, dance and music, visual arts, and, of course, literature and the spoken-word tradition. We will examine and celebrate “the power of story in all its forms,” honoring our collective and diverse creativity through story.  Info & proposal form at www.storynet.org.

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 “Irish Storytelling.” Fun stories: some true, some traditional for everyone to enjoy as well as tips and resources for choosing stories to tell. 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
November 6, Commerce Twp,  7:30 pm
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event. Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the
theme “Politically Incorrect.” Arrive early to get a seat and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while
you wait. Doors open at 5:00 pm.  Free valet parking. $8.00 Tickets at the door, $6.00 pre-order. Email
karen@redthreadstories.com, call 248-766-4323 or go to
www.facebook.com/RedThreadStories.
Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township
November 9, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents Storytelling for Adults (ages 14 and older) at a new location, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor.  Laura Pershin-Raynor is MC and guest storyteller.  Featured tellers are Star Burton-West, Lyn Davidge, Jill Halpern, Laura Lee Hayes, Yvonne Healy, Linda Luke, and Glen Modell.  Harp music by Beverly Black.  Tickets are $10 at door.  Plenty of parking. Refreshments. Info:
www.annarborstorytelling.org 734-662-3770, or lauragami@provide.net
November 9, Muskegon 7:00 pm
Adults will enjoy the 2nd Annual Tellebration, a worldwide evening of storytelling for adults and age 12 & up. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family (no children under 12.) Presented by the Muskegon Yarnspinners the performance takes place at the Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster, Muskegon.  Info: 
jjkobza@comcast.net or 231-766-3953.
November 11, Ann Arbor, 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents a Family Storytelling Concert (ages 4 and older) at the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor.  Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library.  Performers  Jeff Doyle, Darryl Mickens, Judy Schmidt and Kathleen Wright.  Free.  Info:  
annarborstorytelling.org, 764-662-3770 or lauragami@provide.net.
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 16, Livonia 7:00 pm
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 100 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration: a Night of Storytelling for Adults.  6:00 pm Silent Auction with light hors d'oeuvres.  7:00 pm storytelling featuring Elizabeth Najduch & 'Emma'; Gabriell the Storyteller; Marilyn Music Flam; and Trudy Buckley with Carolyn Graves as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154.   Further info: 
www.detroitstorytelling.org or email Barb@WeaveStory.com.
November 16, Midland 7:00 pm
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers Tellebration will be Nov. 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m at the Grace Dow Memorial Library, 1710 St. Andrews St. Midland, MI.  M.A.S.T. will present stories appropriate for ages 10- adult. Refreshments will follow. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information call Carol Garner at 989-506-8829.
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.
November 29, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Entrepreneurs + True Stories + Competition = Entre-SLAM. 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.  At Club LIVE Ann Arbor, First St. & Huron. $10 fee. Cash bar. Registration required
www.entreslam.com

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 2, Detroit, 2:00 pm
Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights" as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info:
www.DIA.org
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 9, Detroit 2:00 pm               
Take a break, relax, and drink in the warmth of family, art, love and light with “Christmas Stories” in the gallery by Yvonne Healy. Free with admission. Detroit Institute of Art, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI www.DIA.org
December 9, Windsor, Ontario, 2:00 pm
Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights" as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Jewish Federation and Community Centre, 1641 Ouellette Ave. Contact: Sandi Malowitz, 519-973-1772
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.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY
February 16, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Writers, actors, poets, storytellers, dancers, painters, game-designers, artists of all sorts will be enriched by this rare opportunity. Free to the public, visiting maestro, Carol Birch, leads a workshop in narrative art. Learn to make the ' techniques' of storytelling vanish, leaving only the storyteller's depth of feeling, wit and conviction in evidence. Free! Adults & teens. Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild and the Ann Arbor District Library at the Main Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Info: www.annarborstorytellers.org. *Not To Be Missed*
February 16, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
The Ark Storytelling Festival features Donald Davis (NC), Carol Birch (CT), and Laura Lee Hayes (MI). Fans of John Steinbeck and American history buffs are in for a rare treat. Saturday’s show is for adults and teens only. Children will be bored. The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Tickets: (734) 761-1451, or www.theark.org or Ticketmaster.
February 17, Ann Arbor  1:00 pm
Kids and families get their own special concert with Donald Davis (NC), Carol Birch (CT), and Laura Lee Hayes (MI) at the Ark, 316. S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Tickets: (734) 761-1451, or www.theark.org or Ticketmaster.

MARCH

APRIL
April 2, Monroe 11:00 am
Enjoy storytelling and Q&A by Yvonne Healy as part of the One Book, One Community program at the Lazy Box Atrium, Monroe Community College, Raisindale Road, Monroe.  Registration required; free but tickets are limited.  Info:
http://www.monroeccc.edu/onebook/
April 2, Monroe 3:00 pm
Free workshop in “Storytelling 101” offered to community members as part of the One Book, One Community program. Monroe Community College, Raisindale Road, Monroe.  Age 12 – Adult. Registration required; free but limited availability. Info:
http://www.monroeccc.edu/onebook/

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Distribution Editor
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