December 30, 2013

January 2014

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

Yvonne Healy, Editor • Judy Sima Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Submission: Judy@JudySima.com  by the 15th of the month.

January 1, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS
 


Happy New Year – Happy Tales!

JANUARY
January 2, Detroit 4:30 pm doors open/7:00 pm stories begin
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 “Vices.” Tickets $5 at the door.

January 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: The New Year Opens with Mother Goose”Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  Kerrytown Market and Shops in  Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

January 9, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Bring a story or lend an ear at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild members. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell. We're all ears. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

January 12, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm
S.J. Ann Arbor Senior Center “A Winter Dweller’s Celebration,” all afternoon, with Genot Picor and Brother Jim Boynton, 1320 Baldwin Avenue Ann Arbor, MI , 48104  Pre-registration is recommended, seating is limited so call early 734.794.6250. $5 general admission; $4 for 60 years and older. Free for Ann Arbor senior center members and children 12 and under if accompanied by an adult.

January 12, Detroit 2:00 pm
Family Sundays at the DIA presents: Storyteller, Roan Judd who uses mime, puppetry and physically based acting techniques to tell multicultural stories from around the world. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

January 14, Commerce Twp  6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage or sit back and enjoy the show.  Our January theme is “All in the Family.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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 14, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info: http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

January 16, Ann Arbor 6:00 doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $6 at the door.

January 17, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

January 16, Beverly Hills, MI 7:00-8:00 pm
“Grown Folks Talkin’…HUSH!”  Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams entertains and educates via stories for the Birmingham/Bloomfield community. Fun tales designed for adults, but family friendly. 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills, MI. Free. For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

January 18, Redford Township 1:00-3:00 pm
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road. (between Beech Daily & Telegraph)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

January 18, Detroit 12:00-1:00 pm
“Stories…stories…stories.” Ivory D. Williams’ highly interactive, entertaining and educational presentation of fun tales at the Carr Center, 311 E. Grandriver, Detroit. Free and open to the public.  For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

January 19, Evanston, Illinois 8:00 pm
Please join the Celtic Knot in welcoming Michigan storyteller/humorist Jeff Doyle.  Jeff tells wildly funny and scary tales that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Whether it’s the story of unearthing Playboy magazines in his uncle’s house or his hilarious "Office, not Orifice" story, Jeff mesmerizes listeners of all ages. 626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201. Tickets are free Jeff Doyle (810) 231-2912, JJDoyle99@yahoo.comCeltic Knot, Liz Bartlow Breslin, (847) 864-1679 elizjb@aol.com.

January 20, Farmington 11:00 am
Rosie Chapman will help celebrate Martin Luther King Day by telling stories at the Farmington Community Library, 32737 W 12 Mile Rd. 248-553-0300

January 20, Birmingham 3:30 pm
Rosie Chapman will re-enact the life of Sojourner Truth to help celebrate Martin Luther King Day at the Baldwin Public Library, 300 W Merrill St, (248) 647-1700

January 20, Allen Park Noon-1:00 pm
“Stories…stories…stories”  Ivory D. Williams ’highly interactive, entertaining and educational presentation of fun tales at Baker College, 4500 Enterprise Dr. Free and open to the public. For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

January 21, Ann Arbor 6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
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 “Beginnings.” Tickets $6 at the door.

January 25, Detroit 10 am-12:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.


FEBRUARY
February 1, Kalamazoo 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival – One World, Many Stories. Featuring Yvonne Healy, Allison Downey, Adam Mellema, Carri Wilson, Rob Reider, Austin Brauker as well as vendors, crafts and preschool area. 230 North Rose Street. 800.772.3370 or 269.373.7990 www.kalamazoomuseum.org/storytelling.

February 1, Detroit 12:00-1:00 pm
Grandma’s Biscuits” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings his wit, wisdom and humor to African American Family Day at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward. Free and open to all. For info: Ivory D.
313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com

February 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Groundhog Shadows and Mother Goose.”Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  Kerrytown Market and Shops in  Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

February 2 , Ypsilanti 2:00-3:00 pm
“Fun Tales” Ivory D. Williams presents a fun and educational storytelling presentation for adults (family friendly) ICW “Black History Month”. Ypsilanti Public Library 5577 Whittaker Rd,
Free and open to the public. For info: Christy Havens, Adult Services Librarian 734-482-4110

February 6, Detroit  4:30 pm doors open/7:00 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is “Love Hurts.”

February 6, 2014, Hartland 6:30-8:00 pm.
"An Abolitionist Comes to Life!" Cromaine District Library presents Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green, daughter of abolitionist parents who operated the Beacon Tree station of the Underground Railroad in Shelby Township.  Village Community Room in library, 810-632-5200, http://www.cromaine.org

February 7, Rochester 5:00 -6:00 pm
“Taste of Africa” Ivory D. Williams presents a highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation for Oakland U. college students/faculty. Oakland University 2200 N. Squirrel Rd, Free and open to the public.
For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

February 11, Commerce Twp  6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage or sit back and enjoy the show.  Our February theme is “Falling.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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 11, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info: http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

February 13 - Sterling Heights 2:00 pm
"In Search of the Family Gems" Every family has stories... even if we think we don't.  Join award winning storyteller, Barbars Schutzgruber as we start with anecdotal 'rough stones' and begin the polishing process - crafting them into 'gems of stories' in this 90 minute workshop for adults. This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Michigan Reads selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Sterling Heights Public Library. For information:
586-446-2669  http://www.shpl.net

February 13, Ann Arbor 4:30-6:00 pm
Language and Literacy workshop with nationally recognized North Carolina storyteller, Donna Washington at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S Wagner Rd. Using activities from finger games to beginning stories, we will look at ways of using familiar tales to enhance vocabulary and reading ability. Cost $15. Contact Judy Schmidt to register. FransDotir@aol.com or 734-971-5763

February 15, Detroit 1:00-3:00 pm
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop “After You Share a Story…Then What?”, 2:30 Business meeting. Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Ave. (Southeast corner of Woodward and Warren)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

February 15, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Ann Arbor District Library presents “A Family Affair” an interactive family storytelling workshop with nationally recognized North Carolina storyteller, Donna Washington. This free concert is designed for parents and children ages 5 and up. 2503 Jackson Ave. (734) 327-4200, www.aad.org

February 15, Detroit 5:00 pm dinner/6:00 pm concert begins
His Grace, Our Faith Community Services partner with Detroit Association of Black Storytellers present “A Gift for the Homeless” fundraiser dinner and storytelling Concert- "The Divas of Storytelling" at Rosedale Park Baptist Church, 14179 Evergreen. Donation items: Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks, Face towels, Bath towels -dinner is free. Information:  info@detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call 313-952-3045.

February 15, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
27th annual Ark Storytelling Festival offers spoken word narrative and storytelling for adults featuring nationally recognized North Carolina storyteller, Donna Washington and Jane Fink. www.theArk.org

February 16, Detroit 2:00 pm
The DIA Family Sundays presents Award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, from Philadelphia who breathes life into ancient and contemporary tales that draw on the rich source of stories, songs and rhythmic elements of the African and African American oral traditions.  Program is geared for listeners ages 4-8 and includes audience participation. Come ready to clap, sing and help tell stories! - Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. See more at: http://www.dia.org

February 16, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm
Children and families get their very own concert with mainstage storytellers at the Ark Storytelling Festival. www.theark.org

February 18, Ann Arbor  6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $6 at the door. This month’s theme is “Happy.”

February 20, Sterling Heights 7:00 pm
Join award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, as she evokes memories of the distant and not so distant pass. Using stories about her mother and intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Michigan Reads selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Contact: Sheridan@orionlibrary.org or 248-693-3000. Adults only.

February 20, Midland 7:30 pm
“The Life and Times of Martin Luther King Jr. Though the Eyes of Coretta Scott King” Join storyteller, Rosie Chapman, as she brings history to life with her reenactment of Coretta Scott King, as the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Her performance includes audience participation and has thrilled children and adults all over the US and around the world.Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 St Andrews St, (989) 631-8250. www.mcfta.org. Tickets $5

February 21, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

February 21, 2014, Detroit 11:30 am
“Grown Folks Talkin’…HUSH!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents stories that take us on a humorous trip to back in the day. Westminster Church of Detroit, 17567 Hubbell. Free and open to all. For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com

February 22, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

February 23, Detroit 4:00 pm
Don’t miss Chicago storyteller, Oba William King at the Vernon Chapel AME Church, 18500 Norwood. Adults $10, Children Free. Contact Ami Jackson for more information 313-567-5949 daddy4991@aol.com

February 23, Detroit 2:00 pm
Family Sundays at the DIA presents: Storyteller and author Mary J. Grant who will share entertaining and engaging African American stories  for adults and children. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org or mjg1009@yahoo.com  or www.storiebymary.com

MARCH
March 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  March Up the Hill with Mother Goose.”Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  Kerrytown Market and Shops in  Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

March 6, Detroit  4:30 pm doors open/7:00 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $5 at the door.

March 11, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:30pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info: http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

March 15, Livonia 1:00-3:00 pm
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop “Crash Course in Design/Promoting Yourself,” 2:30 Business meeting. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road (Between Farmington and Merriman).  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

March 18, Ann Arbor  6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $6 at the door.

March 20, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Bring a story or lend an ear at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild members. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell. We're all ears. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

March 20, Grosse Pointe 4:00-5:00 pm
“Fun Tales” Ivory D. Williams presents a highly interactive, entertaining and educational storytelling presentation.
Grosse Pte Public Library 20680 Mack, Free and open to the public.For info: Pat McCrary, Librarian 313-343-2072

March 21, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

March 22, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

March 28-30 - Amherst, MA
Michigan storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber teams up with Dorothy Cleveland (MN) to present "Hero vs Heroine... What's the Difference?" at Sharing the Fire 2014 Conference sponsored by the League of the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES).  For information www.lanes.org

March 28-30 - Amherst, MA
Judy Sima presents a workshop on “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts” at Sharing the Fire 2014 Conference sponsored by the League of the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES).  For information www.lanes.org

March 29, Livonia
The Detroit Story League presents: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $3 per person. Every child receives a free gift.  For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net


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November 27, 2013

December 2013

Just discovered the November 2013 MI Story was never published here.  It was held for some promised updates that never arrived.  My apologies.  It should have been published and let any update go to the Bulletin Board page.  November is the month when many groups offer their annual Tellabration! programs.  To those groups and any audience looking to find programs in November, once again I do apologize and promise to publish the monthly MI Story as soon as received.  If it will affect end of the month programs that do not appear in the next month, I will make a special repeat of that part of the expiring previous month.  Promised updates will not hold up the publication of the new month.

 

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

Yvonne Healy, Editor • Judy Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Submission: Judy@JudySima.com  by the 15th of the month.


December 1, 2013

 
HIGHLIGHTS

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season filled with beautiful stories and happy memories
Judy and Yvonne

DECEMBER

December 1, Detroit 2:00 pm
Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for her annual "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 5, 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 REGRETS

December 7, Detroit 6:30 pm to 10:00pm
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers joins the Noel Night fun with stories of the season at the Michigan State University Outreach Center, 3408 Woodward Ave. Storytellers include: Ami Jackson, Judy Sima, Nkenge Abi, Jatu Gray, Vicki Slaughter, James Graham, Chiquita McKenzie-Bennett, Barbara Clark. Times vary. (313) 578-9720. Free to the public. Information: rossanthony27@yahoo.com. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com 

December 7, Caro 1:30 pm
Lois Sprengnether Keel presents "The Hired Girl at Victorian Christmas" for the Caro Gingerbread Festival by Caro Area District Library, 840 W. Frank St., 989-673-4329.  Discover what was involved in being a "hired girl", Victorian Christmas, and how it shaped the celebration as we know it, as well as stories of the period.

December 7, Plymouth 8:00 pm
FlutterBy Hour features an evening of true stories, hot mulled wine and holiday cookies. Audience members sign up for a chance to share their favorite Holiday Memories at the open mic. Buy your $15 ticket at www.justgobarefoot.com or 734-560-1493. Presented at Barefoot Productions Theater 240 N. Main St., Plymouth.

December 7, Caro 1:30 pm
Lois Sprengnether Keel presents "The Hired Girl at Victorian Christmas" for the Caro Gingerbread Festival by Caro Area District Library, 840 W. Frank St., 989-673-4329.  Discover what was involved in being a "hired girl", Victorian Christmas, and how it shaped the celebration as we know it, as well as stories of the period.

December 7 and 8, Grosse Pointe Shores 4:00-7:00 pm
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 8, St Clair Shores, 1:00 pm
Come listen to Loretta P Vitek as she tells holiday tales from countries around the world as the Befana, the Italian Christmas witch, who travels the world at this time of year, at the Lake St Clair Walleye Assoc. Kids’ X-mas party. Lakeland Manor 21801 E 9 Mile Road.

December 8, Detroit 2:00 pm
Join us as we hear folk tales exploring Kwanzaa themes and traditions from acclaimed storyteller LaRon Williams. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

December 10, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Scot Free.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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

December 10, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  The eduction topic for the month is "Religion and Stories." Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info: http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.


December 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Bring a story or lend an ear at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members including Award winner Yvonne Healy. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell. We're all ears. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

December 14, Detroit 12:30-3:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents 14th annual “Holiday Storytelling Fest” with rotating storytelling sessions, make and take stations, light refreshments, and photos with Santa. FREE for the whole family at the Coleman A. Young Recreational Center, 2751 Robert Bradby Drive (north of Lafayette off Chene) Reservations required, call: 313-628-0995.

December 14 and 15, Grosse Pointe Shores 4:00-7:00 pm
Enjoy the Winter Wonderland Weekend at the Eleanor and Edsel Ford House with stories by Judy Sima along with hot chocolate, caroling, and Santa’s Workshop. Tickets: $10. 1100 Lake Shore Road. 313-884-4222, www.fordhouse.org

December 19, Ann Arbor 6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
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 HOME

December 20, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

December  21 and 22 Grosse Pointe Shores 4:00-7:00 pm
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores,  www.fordhouse.org

December 21, Fraser 12:00-3:00 pm
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy impromptu stories of the season, 2:30 Business meeting. Fraser Public Library, 16333 E. 14 Mile Road, 1 block west of Utica Road) For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or
call: 248-644-3951.

December 28, Detroit 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Write Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499.

December 28 and 29, Grosse Pointe Shores 4:00-7:00 pm
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 28 and 29, Detroit, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Storyteller, Doug Berky presents, Gems: The Words’ Wisdom Stories. Using masks, puppets, mime, drama and comedy, Doug Berky casts tales inspired by collections of folklore and mythology from Asian, African, Middle Eastern and Native American peoples that will delight audiences while continuing to pass on treasures of wisdom. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

JANUARY

January 9, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Stories for Grownups with members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room. Join in the fun as local storytellers share personal stories and folk tales for adults and ages 14+. As time allows audience will have a chance to share brief stories in the informal storytelling circle which follows the performance. Participation is encouraged. Donations accepted. 114 S Main St. (734) 665-2757 Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

January 12, Detroit 2:00 pm
Family Sundays at the DIA presents: Storyteller, Roan Judd who uses mime, puppetry and physically based acting techniques to tell multicultural stories from around the world. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

January 14, Commerce Twp  5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “All in the Family.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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 14, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info: http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

January 16, Ann Arbor 6:00 door open/7:30 pm stories begin
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.

January 18, Redford Township, 1:00-3:00 pm
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road. (between Beech Daily & Telegraph)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

January 20, Farmington 11:00 am
Rosie Chapman will help celebrate Martin Luther King Day by telling stories at the Farmington Community Library, 32737 W 12 Mile Rd. 248-553-0300

January 20, Birmingham 3:30 pm
Rosie Chapman will re-enact the life of Sojourner Truth to help celebrate Martin Luther King Day at the Baldwin Public Library, 300 W Merrill St, (248) 647-1700

January 25, Detroit 10am-12:00pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Write Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.


FEBRUARY

February 1, Detroit Noon-1:00 pm
Grandma’s Biscuits” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings his wit, wisdom and humor to African American Family Day at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward. Free and open to all. For info: Ivory D.
313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com

February 2, 2014, Ypsilanti 2:00-3:00pm.
Grown Folks Talkin’…HUSH!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents a highly interactive, entertaining and educational storytelling presentation for adults for Black History Month at the Ypsilanti Public Library.5577 Whittaker Rd. Free, designed for adults/family friendly. For info: Christy Havens, 734-482-4110

February 6, 2014, Hartland, 6:30-8p.m.
"An Abolitionist Comes to Life!" Cromaine District Library presents Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green, daughter of abolitionist parents who operated the Beacon Tree station of the Underground Railroad in Shelby Township.  Village Community Room in library, 810-632-5200, http://www.cromaine.org

February 11, Commerce Twp  5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme TBA. Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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 11, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info: http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

February 13, Ann Arbor 4:30-6:00 pm
Language and Literacy workshop with nationally recognized North Carolina storyteller, Donna Washington at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S Wagner Rd. Using activities from finger games to beginning stories, we will look at ways of using familiar tales to enhance vocabulary and reading ability. Cost $15. Contact Judy Schmidt to register. FransDotir@aol.com or 734-971-5763

February 15, Detroit 1:00-3:00 pm
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Ave. (Southeast corner of Woodward and Warren)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

February 15, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Ann Arbor District Library presents “A Family Affair” with nationally recognized North Carolina storyteller, Donna Washington. This free concert is designed for parents and children ages 5 and up. 2503 Jackson Ave. (734) 327-4200, www.aad.org

February 15, Detroit  5:00 dinner/6:00 Concert begins
His Grace, Our Faith Community Services partner with Detroit Association of Black Storytellers present “A Gift for the Homeless” fundraiser dinner and storytelling Concert- "The Divas of Storytelling" at Rosedale Park Baptist Church, 14179 Evergreen. Donation items: Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks, Face towels, Bath towels -dinner is free. Information:  info@detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call 313-952-3045.

February 15, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
27th annual Ark Storytelling Festival offers spoken word narrative and storytelling for adults featuring nationally recognized North Carolina storyteller, Donna Washington. www.theArk.org

February 16, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm
Children and families get their very own concert with mainstage storytellers at the Ark Storytelling Festival. www.theark.org

February 20, Sterling Heights 7:00 pm
Join award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, as she evokes memories of the distant and not so distant pass. Using stories about her mother and intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Michigan Reads selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Contact: Sheridan@orionlibrary.org or 248-693-3000. Adults only.

February 20, Midland 7:30 pm
“The Life and Times of Martin Luther King Jr. Though the Eyes of Coretta Scott King” Join storyteller, Rosie Chapman, as she brings history to life with her reenactment of Coretta Scott King, as the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Her performance includes audience participation and has thrilled children and adults all over the US and around the world.Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 St Andrews St, (989) 631-8250. www.mcfta.org. Tickets $5

February 21, 2014, Detroit, 11:30 am
“Grown Folks Talkin’…HUSH!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents stories that take us on a humorous trip to back in the day. Westminster Church of Detroit, 17567 Hubbell. Free and open to all. For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com

February 22, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Write Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.


STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org

Yvonne Healy, storyteller                 Judy Sima
www.michiganstoryTeller.com               www.JudySima.com                           
Managing Editor                                    Distribution Editor
810-813-3000                                     248-644-3951 
 
Copyright © 2013 MI Story - Judy Sima, All rights reserved.

September 29, 2013

October 2013

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
www.MichiganStorytelling.org
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
10/1/2013

HIGHLIGHTS


 

OCTOBER

October 3, 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 TRUST

October 4-6, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s Corinne Stavish returns to the National Storytelling Festival as one of their favorite emcees for this festival.  Registration and information:
www.storytellingfestival.com

October 8, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night Season II Premier - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Disturbing.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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

October 8, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  The eduction topic for the month is "Stories for the Adult Listener." Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info:
http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

 October 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Stories for Grownups with members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room. Join in the fun as local storytellers share personal stories and folk tales for adults and ages 14+. As time allows audience will have a chance to share brief stories in the informal storytelling circle which follows the performance. Participation is encouraged. Donations accepted. 114 S Main St. (734) 665-2757 Info: Laura Hayes
laurastory62@gmail.com.

October 13, Detroit 4:00-6:00 pm
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents: "Say It Again" at The Virgil Carr Center, 311 East Grand River. $10 admission for adults. For more information contact: Anthony (Tone) Ross  
rossanthony27@yahoo.com  www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

 October 14, Lake Orion 7:00pm
Join award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, as she evokes memories of the distant and not so distant pass. Using stories about her mother and intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Michigan Reads selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Contact: 
Sheridan@orionlibrary.org or 248-693-3000. Adults only.

 October 15, 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 CREEPY.

October 18, Detroit, 8:00-10:15 pm
The Knight Arts Challenge award winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Boys 2 Men", a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. An all male cast of Twisted storytellers with Twisted Dance Guests and hosted by creator and curator, Satori Shakoor. To join mailing list please text "Stories" to 42828. For info, tickets and to watch videos of past performances, visit :
www.secretstorytellers.com

October 19, Redford 12:00-3:00
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop by Judy Sima. "Finding the 'Story' in History. 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Community Library, 25320 W. Six Mile (between Beech Daily & Telegraph)  For information contact:
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

October 20, Beverly Hills 6:30pm
Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring two of Michigan’s favorite storytellers, Judy Sima and Karen Czarnik. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the woods followed by delightfully frightful tales told under the park pavilion. Beverly Road, north of 13 mile, west of Southfield Rd. For information: 248-644-7802.

October 23, Fraser 6:30 pm
Loretta P. Vitek will present “Tales from Grandmother’s Trunk.” Learn to preserve your family’s unique history by creating stories at the Fraser Public Library, 16330 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026. Info: (586) 293-2055. Registration required.

October 26, Howell 9:30 pm
6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. 14-Adult Only. Donation $15.  Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info:  Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257,
jjdoyle99@yahoo.com  or www.AnnArborStorytelling.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 PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES

November 8, Muskegon 7:00-8:30 pm
Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 3rd annual Tellabration! - A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years old thru adult. A night of storytelling celebrated around the world each November. Muskegon  Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440. Cost: $5.00 per person  ($15.00 for families.) Info: Ned @ 231-755-2383
carteredwin93@yahoo.com and www.yarnspinnersmuskegon.blogspot.com

November 12, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Revealed.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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

November 12, Detroit 7:00 pm doors/8:00 pm stories
Tickets go on sale soon for Moth Main Stage on the road. Presented at the Filmore Theater, 2115 Woodward. Theme “Great Escapes.” Buy tickets at
www.themoth.org.

November 12, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  The eduction topic for the month is "History and Music in Stories." Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info:
http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

November 14, Plymouth 10:00 am
Plymouth Study Group presents, Judy Sima’s “My Mother’s Voice” storytelling program for adults with audience participation. Plymouth Arts Council, 774 North Sheldon Road. Information
JKChapin@aol.com 734-453-4765.

November 14, Farmington Hills, 10:30 am
Corinne Stavish will appear at the Farmington Hills Public Library telling “Thankful for Families” stories. 32737 W 12 Mile Rd. Contact: Julie Solomon (248) 553-0300.
www.farmlib.org

November 15, Livonia 6:00 pm
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 101 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults.  6:00 pm Silent Auction, 7:00 pm storytelling followed by refreshments; featuring Barbara Jones Clark, Doris Cooney and Linda Day with Trudy Bulkley as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email
Judy@JudySima.com www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 15, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents Tellabration! Storytelling for Adults (ages 14 and older) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor.  Jeff Doyle is MC and guest storyteller.  Tickets are $10 at door.  Plenty of parking.  Door prize. Refreshments.  Info: www.annarborstorytelling.org 734-662-3770, or 
lauragami@provide.net

November 15, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “Story Slam" a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:  
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

November 16, Farmington 12:00-3:00
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop "Celebration of Life." 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Community Library, 32737 W 12 Mile (between Farmington and Orchard Lake Road) For information contact:
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951.

November 17, Ann Arbor, 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents Tellabration! 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.  Free. Door prize. Info:  
annarborstorytelling.org, 764-662-3770 or lauragami@provide.net

November 19, 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 OFFICE.

November 21, Commerce Twp, 7:00 p.m.
CAST - Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre - Join Storyteller, Karen Czarnik, for this craft and storytelling/song performance program for children and families.  We will be making story sticks.  All supplies provided.  Call 248-669-8018 for info. Commerce Twp. Community Library, 2869 N. Pontiac Trail, Commerce Twp.

 November 22, 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.
sdcagarner@yahoo.com.

DECEMBER

December 10, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Good Intentions.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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

December 10, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  The eduction topic for the month is "Religion and Stories." Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info:
http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

December 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Stories for Grownups with members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room. Join in the fun as local storytellers share personal stories and folk tales for adults and ages 14+. As time allows audience will have a chance to share brief stories in the informal storytelling circle which follows the performance. Participation is encouraged. Donations accepted. 114 S Main St. (734) 665-2757 Info: Laura Hayes
laurastory62@gmail.com.

December 20, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “Story Slam" a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:  
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html
       

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 
* MI Story +

 


October - December 2013


Copyright © 2013 MI Story - Judy Sima, All rights reserved.

September 2, 2013

September 2013

* MI Story *
Storytelling Event Calendar
www.MichiganStorytelling.org
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
9/1/2013

HIGHLIGHTS


 
Storytelling Contest: The National Association of Black Storytellers announces a National Storytelling Contest in response to the Trayvon Martin tragedy and the culture of violence in our community. NABS is calling all members of the community to encourage one another by recalling and sharing personal stories and oral history of racial discrimination. As well as, creating new verses to old songs like “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” Storytelling Contest deadline, September 28, 2013. To read the official NABS statement in its entirety and review guidelines to enter the first annual National Storytelling Contest, as well as register to attend this year’s Festival, please visit: www.NabsInc.org.
 

SEPTEMBER

September 8, Detroit 2:00  pm
Now that the kids are back in school, join Storyteller, Judy Sima for "Books Come Alive" as she brings to life some of the best stories in Children’s Literature -sending young people racing to the shelves to read. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info:
www.DIA.org

September 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Stories for Grownups with members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room. Join in the fun as local storytellers share personal stories and folk tales for adults and ages 14+. As time allows audience will have a chance to share brief stories in the informal storytelling circle which follows the performance. Participation is encouraged. Donations accepted. 114 S Main St. (734) 665-2757 Info: Laura Hayes
laurastory62@gmail.com.

September 12, 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 WANDERLUST.

September 14 & 15, Detroit 10:00 pm
Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI  48209 presents their annual Civil War Days.  Reenactments and other Civil War related offerings, including storytelling with Elise Parker as Sarah Edmonds, who served as a man; Genevieve and John Bellamy as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass; Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green, who grew up on an Underground Railroad Station in Shelby Twp. and her brothers were in the War; Carl and Trish Moss as Governor and Mrs. Austin Blair.  Admission is free, but secured, on-site parking is $5.00 per car.  Info:
and

September 15, Fraser 12:00 pm
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop by Marie Sims "Where to Find Michigan Stories." 2:30 Business meeting.  Fraser Public Library: 16630 E. 14 Mile. (1 block west of Utica Road) For information contact: 
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951.

September 15, Detroit 4:00 pm
The Storytellers' House of Entertainment presents poetry, jazz, and stories with Pamela Jones, Gwendolyn Lewis, Berline Brown, Michelle Pierrie at the Fellowship Chapel Banquet and Conference Center. 7707 W. Outer Drive.  Light refreshments will be served. For ticket information call: Berline 313-492-4949.
www.thestorytellershouse.com

September 15, Detroit 2:00 pm
DIA presents Family Program on the Lawn with musician, storyteller, Robert Jones that showcases the relationship between America's folk music and its historic and social changes.  The program begins with early spirituals set in the 1840s and progresses through the songs of the Underground Railroad, the Industrial Revolution, early Blues and its offshoots Country, Jazz, Bluegrass, Gospel and R&B, and continues this journey into Rap and Hip-Hop. Appropriate for all ages but designed for those in middle school and older. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info:
www.DIA.org

September 17, 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 RULES

September 19, Warren 9:30-11:30 am
Fitzgerald Parent Tellers first weekly meeting of the new school year. New members welcome. Learn to tell stories, practice and receive helpful feedback. Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road. You don’t have to be a parent to attend. For information call: Judy Sima 248-644-3951,
Judy@JudySima.com

September 19, Detroit 7:00 doors open/8:00 Stories
The Moth Michigan GrandSLAM Championship. Gem Theater, 333 Madison Ave. Purchase tickets:
www.theMoth.org

September 20, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Hair Stories: Good, Bad, Ugly", a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10:15 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Storytellers Nefertiti Harris, Ari Shen, Mark Sweetman and more, with Twisted Musical Guests, DPS and hosted by Satori Shakoor. To join our mailing list please text "Stories" to 42828. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

September 22, Detroit 3:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “Wise Tales from the Village” at the Carr Center, 311 East Grand River. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Refreshments will be served. Contact Mary Grant 248-304-0030,
mjg1009@yahoo.com or N. Abi 313-316-3739. Info: www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

September 27, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Allison Downey, Moth Main Stage teller, offers “On the Way: Tales of Travel and Transformation.” Presented by JOURNEYS International to celebrate their 35th anniversary, at the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. Tickets may be purchased for $10 by calling 734-665-4407, at Bivouac, and at the door the day of the event Further info: Joey Lechtner
joey@journeys.travel

September 29, Detroit 2:00 pm
Rosie Chapman narrates African and African-American stories accompanied by traditional instruments that the audience will be invited to play. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info:
www.DIA.org

OCTOBER
October 3, 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 TRUST

October 4-6, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s Corinne Stavish returns to the National Storytelling Festival as one of their favorite emcees for this festival.  Registration and information:
www.storytellingfestival.com

October 8, Commerce Twp 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin

Red Thread Storytelling Night Season II Premier - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Disturbing.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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

October 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Stories for Grownups with members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room. Join in the fun as local storytellers share personal stories and folk tales for adults and ages 14+. As time allows audience will have a chance to share brief stories in the informal storytelling circle which follows the performance. Participation is encouraged. Donations accepted. 114 S Main St. (734) 665-2757 Info: Laura Hayes
laurastory62@gmail.com.

October 14, Lake Orion 7:00pm
Join award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, as she evokes memories of the distant and not so distant pass. Using stories about her mother and intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Great Michigan Read selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Contact: 
Sheridan@orionlibrary.org or 248-693-3000. Adults only.

October 14, Detroit 6:30 pm
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents: "Say It Again" at The Carr Center, 311 East Grand River. $10 admission for adults. For more information contact: Anthony (Tone) Ross - 
rossanthony27@yahoo.com

October 15, 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 CREEPY.

October 18, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “Story Slam" a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:  
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

October 19, Redford 12:00-3:00
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop by Judy Sima. "Finding the 'Story' in History. 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Community Library, 25320 W. Six Mile (between Beech Daily & Telegraph)  For information contact:
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

October 20, Beverly Hills 6:30pm
Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring Judy Sima and Karen Czarnik. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the woods followed by delightfully frightful tales told under the park pavilion. Beverly Road, north of 13 mile, west of Southfield Rd. For information: 248-644-7802.

October 23, Fraser 6:30 pm
Loretta P. Vitek will present “Tales from Grandmother’s Trunk.” Learn to preserve your family’s unique history by creating stories at the Fraser Public Library, 16330 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026. Info:
(586) 293-2055. Registration required.

October 26, Howell 9:30 pm
6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. 14-Adult Only. Donation $15.  Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info:  Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257,
jjdoyle99@yahoo.com  or www.AnnArborStorytelling.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 PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES

November 6-10, Hampton, VA
31st Annual ”In the Tradition” National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference. The Crowne Plaza Hampton-Marina, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Historic Hampton, Virginia.
www.nabsinc.org. 410-947-1117

November 8, Muskegon 7:00-8:30 pm
Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 3rd annual Tellabration! - A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years old thru adult. A night of storytelling celebrated around the world each November. Muskegon  Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440. Cost: $5.00 per person  ($15.00 for families.) Info: Ned @ 231-755-2383
carteredwin93@yahoo.com and www.yarnspinnersmuskegon.blogspot.com

November 12, Commerce Twp  5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Revealed.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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

November 12, Detroit 7:00 pm doors/8:00 pm stories
Tickets go on sale soon for Moth Main Stage on the road. Presented at the Filmore Theater, 2115 Woodward. Theme “Great Escapes.” Buy tickets at
www.themoth.org.

November 14, Plymouth 10:00 am
Plymouth Study Group presents, Judy Sima’s “My Mother’s Voice” storytelling program for adults with audience participation. Plymouth Arts Council, 774 North Sheldon Road. Information
JKChapin@aol.com 734-453-4765.

November 15, Livonia 6:00 pm
The Detroit Story League presents Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. (ages 14 and older) 6:00 pm Silent Auction, 7:00 pm storytelling followed by refreshments; featuring Barbara Jones Clark, Doris Cooney and Linda Day with Trudy Bulkley as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email
Judy@JudySima.com www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 15, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents Tellabration! Storytelling for Adults (ages 14 and older) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor.  Jeff Doyle is MC and guest storyteller.  Tickets are $10 at door.  Plenty of parking.  Door prize. Refreshments.  Info: 
www.annarborstorytelling.org 734-662-3770, or lauragami@provide.net

November 15, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “Story Slam" a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:  
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

November 16, Farmington 12:00-3:00
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop "Celebration of Life." 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Community Library, 32737 W 12 Mile (between Farmington and Orchard Lake Road) For information contact:
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951.

November 17, Ann Arbor, 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents Tellabration! 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.  Free. Door prize. Info:  
annarborstorytelling.org, 764-662-3770 or lauragami@provide.net.

November 19, 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 OFFICE.

November 22, 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.
sdcagarner@yahoo.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  

 



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