January 29, 2013

February 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.
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2/1/2013

 HIGHLIGHTS
 
FEBRUARY

February 2, Kalamazoo 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s first annual Storytelling Festival storytellers, workshops, vendors, and story-related crafts. The festival theme “Tales with Ties” recognizes that we are all tied to our stories; they tell others who we are, what we value, and, when we share them, what it is we want others to know about us. Presenters include Jenifer Straus, Lisa Bredahl, Adam Mellema/ Workshops will also be scheduled throughout the day: creating storytelling props, bookmarks, story collages, and journals and collecting oral histories.  Info: http://www.kalamazoomuseum.org. Free.

February 2, Detroit 12:00-3:00
Members of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers will present stories of African-American historical figures for the Detroit Historical Museum's, "Black Family Day."  5401 Woodward Ave., 313-822-6483.

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

Feb. 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 grab your seats 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 making story, the 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, Howell 7:30 pm
If you want to laugh and have a great evening come out, you can’t do any better than tonight’s Acoustic Café. Enjoy the comic stylings of Jeff Doyle and Karen Czarnik. It’s rated PG so leave the kids with a sitter and enjoy a night out. Howell Opera House, 123 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan 48843. Tickets are $7 at the door/ $5 for Opera House members.

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 24, Detroit 4:00-6:00pm
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents: "Wise Tales from the Village" at the Virgil Carr Center Cultural Arts Center, 311 E. Grand River Phone: Join us for this entertaining and culturally enriching experience. Adults $15.00, children $8.00 paid in advance or at-the-door. To purchase tickets for the event or questions, call (313) 491-0777 or (313) 875-9700 x312

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

February 28, Westland 6:30pm
Storyteller, Gwendolyn Lewis will tell stories of Martin Luther King at the Westland Public Library's Black History Program. 6123 Central City Parkway, 734-326-6123

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

Mar. 12, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event. Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the
theme “As Luck Would Have It.” Arrive early to grab your seats 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

March 23, Livonia 2:00
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.  $2 per child, $5 per family. Every child receives a free gift.  For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net

Mar. 27, Bloomfield Township, 6:30 p.m.
“Tune me, Tell me and Tuck me in with a Story” Storytelling & Song program for families with
Storyteller & Musician Karen Czarnik. Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road,
248-642-5800

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 9, Commerce Twp, 7:30 pm
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slampionship Event. Join us for our final show of the season
where the winners from our first six story slams will tell their tales and compete for the title of Grand
Storytelling Slampion. Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while
you wait. Free valet parking. Email karen@redthreadstories.org, call 248-766-4323 or go to
www.redthreadstories.org for ticket info. Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Township

April 11-14, Beaufort, SC
The Beaufort BIG Story Fest and Liar's Competition featuring Bil Lep, Doug Elliot, Natalie Daise, and Michigan's own, Judy Sima. http://beaufortcountyarts.com/bigstoryfest.htm

April 19 Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Serendipity:An Evening of Stories for Adults with Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor.  MultiPurpose Room of the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Storyteller's Guild and the Library. Call 734-327-4226 for more information.

April 26-28, Lake Geneva, WI
31st Annual Northlands Conference features the best in the Midwest at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Michigan’s Allison Downey is presenting a workshop on coaching your story for a slam. Concert & Fringe tellers to be announced. Beautiful surroundings and a welcoming atmosphere for story fans and tellers alike. Northlands is well known for great conferences year after year! www.Northlands.net

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