October 1, 2012

October 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
10/1/2012


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
 
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, Ann 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.redthreadstories.org.  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. Registration required. $30-40pp. Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis.  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 18, Detroit, 8:00 pm
Planned Parenthood and The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Presents: "Stories From Life's Surprises," a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan, curated, produced and hosted by Satori Shakoor, Moth Mainstage storyteller and host. Five storytellers will tell true stories of life's surprises. The Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI. Proceeds will go to benefit Planned Parenthood’s education and prevention services. For show info please visit www.secretstorytellers.com  Tickets http://tinyurl.com/8g59lgg
October 21, Beverly Hills 6:00 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, Oak Park 8:00 pm
“The Storytellers House of Entertainment,” Village Green Townhouse Community Center, 10811 W. 10 Mile Road. Door open at 7:30, $10 paid in advance. Contact Gwen Lewis for information and tickets
313-467-9294.

October 25, 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
October 26, White Lake 700-9:30 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers presents its annual: "Fright Night at Fisk Farm." Spooooky fun for school-aged children and their families begins at 7:00 p.m. The stories get scarier after 8:30! $2 per person or $5 per family. For more information contact Ron Hinman at 248-698-9279. Fisk Farm is located at 9180 Highland Road (M-59).
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-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
November 9, Muskegon 7:00 pm
Adults will enjoy the 2nd Annual Tellabration, 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 16, Rochester 10:30 am
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 Tellabration 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, 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 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 9, Detroit 2:00 pm               
Take a break from shopping to remember the reason for the season with Christmas storytelling in the gallery by Yvonne Healy. Free with admission. Detroit Institute of Art, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI www.DIA.org
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.

 

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