December 29, 2012

January 2013

* MI Story *

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.COM

Free 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

1/1/2013
 

HIGHLIGHTS
 

JANUARY

January 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  New Year’s Greetings from 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

January 9, Commerce Twp, 7:30 pm
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Do Overs & Beginnings.”  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 online.  Email karen@redthreadstories.org, call 248-766-4323 or go to www.redthreadstories.org  Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township

January 18, Beaufort, SC 7:30pm
Family Storytelling with Judy Sima, In the Black Box Theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street 29902. http://www.artworksinbeaufort.org/, 843-379-2787.

January 26, Albion, 7:00 pm
Winter Wonderland Family event:  Spend the evening at the museum and pack your imagination to travel the globe with award-winning storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber.  Adventure and laughter are on the ticket as gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters and fools use creativity, humor and spunk to win the day.  Event runs 6:00 - 8:30pm.  Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum, 301 S. Superior St., Albion, (517) 629-8023.  http://www.kidsnstuff.org

FEBRUARY

February 2, Detroit 12:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "African American History Day" to celebrate Black History Month at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward, Det. 48202. Free. Info: 313-822-6483

February 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Jack & Jill 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

February 3, Detroit 2:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "Fun Tales" to celebrate Black History Month at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Det. 48202. www.dia.org Info: 313-822-6483

February 12, Commerce Twp, 7:30 pm
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Affection/Affliction”  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 online.  Email karen@redthreadstories.org, call 248-766-4323 or go to www.redthreadstories.org  Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township

February 13, Rochester 5:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "Taste of Africa" to celebrate Black History Month at Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel Rd, Rochester, 48309. Free. Info: 313-822-6483

February 16, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Free! 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.

February 22, Hartland 2:00 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "Fun Tales" to celebrate Black History Month at Cromaine Library, Hartland, 48353. Free Info: 313-822-6483

February 26, Harper Woods 6:30 pm
Ivory D. Williams presents "Family Fun Night" to celebrate Black History Month at Harper Woods Library, 19601 Harper, Harper Woods, 48225. Free. Info: 313-822-6483

February 28-March 3, Mt Dora, FL
Judy Sima will be presenting a workshop, "Literacy Alive: Using Storytelling to Strengthen Literacy Skills" and tell family stories at the "Tell and Talk concert series at the Florida StoryFest. www.flstory.com, contact MyLinda Butterworth, flstorytelling@gmail.com. 443-817-2129

MARCH

March 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Many Mice 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

March 6, Midland 7:00 pm
Celebrate Irish stories and music with Yvonne Healy. For adults and older children. Presented by Creative 360, 1517 Bayliss St., Midland, 48640. Info: Carol Speltz 989-837-1885

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/

 April 7, 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

April 26-28, Lake Geneva, WI
31st Annual Northlands Conference features the best in the Midwest. Story lovers and story tellers are invited for a relaxing and inspiring experience at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Are you looking for a blockbuster storytelling conference? Then you’re in right place!
Northlands is well known for great conferences year after year! www.Northlands.net


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