March 31, 2013

April 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
4/1/2013

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Enrich your day job or family life by learning new skills at 31st Annual Northlands Conference features the Best in the Midwest at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Michigan’s Barbara Schutzgruber, Lyn Davidge, Judy Sima and Yvonne Healy perform in concerts and fringe. Beautiful surroundings and a welcoming atmosphere for story fans and tellers alike. April 26-28 www.Northlands.net
     
  • Enjoy a story with No Pants On! At your leisure, listen & comment on stories at www.michiganradio.org/programs/stateside-cynthia-canty. Available online whenever it suits you of the recent MAB award for Broadcasting Excellence, “The Living Room” section of Stateside is created and produced by Allison Downey and Zach Posen. The latest edition is a story co-created with Yvonne Healy. Click www.michiganradio.org/programs/stateside-cynthia-canty, scroll down to St.Patrick’s Day story, listen and please, please leave a comment.

APRIL
April 1, Ann Arbor 8:00 pm
The Moth Michigan GrandSLAM Championship takes place at the Ark, 316 South Main St. Hosted by Satori Shakoor, the competition feaures winners of 10 past StorySLAMs. Media Sponsors:
WDET and Michigan Radio

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 6, Detroit 6:00 pm
Bring your funny bone and your thinking cap as Ivory Williams, Master Teller of the Oral Tradition,  shares his wit, wisdom and humor to stressthe importance of morals, values and principles in everyday living. Tickets: $10.00, 311 E. Grandriver, Detroit (Harmonie Park-next to Music Hall)  To RSVP and for info: (313) 822-6483.

April 6, Wacousta 8:00am-5:00 pm
Lauretta Phillips, a storyteller from New Hampshire, invites all to register for “A Time To Grow,” a day long storytelling retreat. Mill Run Cottage, Wacousta Girl Scout Camp, Wacousta, MI. Contact  
lphillipstale@comcast.net for details about the program, fee and presenter and to register.

 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 winners from our first six story slams will tell their tales on the theme “That’s a Wrap” and compete for the title of Grand Storytelling Slampion.  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  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 10, Holly 7:30 pm
Truth Be Told nights at the Holly Hotel celebrate true tales of ordinary life every second Wednesday. Host is Norm Stulz. Interested in sharing your 5-minute story? Contact 248-634-5208. You don’t have to tell a story. We love listeners, too! Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley. Reservations required george@hollyhotel.com or 248-634-5208  or
www.HollyHotel.com Theme: Admission/Confession

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

April 14, Beaufort, SC 2:00
Join storyteller, Judy Sima  as she evokes memories of the distant and not so distant past as tells stories in  "My Mother's Voice" encouraging her audience to share memories that touched them the most. Beth Israel Synagogue, 401 Scott Street, Beaufort, South Carolina, for information call: Joan Shore: 843-521-9133.

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, Detroit 7:00 pm
Real Detroiters. True Stories. Told Live.  The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers invites you to The Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit, MI 48235. Hosted and curated by Satori Shakoor, stories run 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Doors open @7:00 p.m. For show info and tickets please visit 
www.secretstorytellers.com or call 313-744-6037 for reservations.

April 26-28, Lake Geneva, WI
Enrich your day job or family life by learning new skills at 31st Annual Northlands Conference features the Best in the Midwest at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Michigan’s Barbara Schutzgruber and Allison Downey present workshops and Jeff Doyle, Allison Downey, Jennifer Otto, Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge and Yvonne Healy perform in concerts and fringe. Beautiful surroundings and a welcoming atmosphere for story fans and tellers alike.
www.Northlands.net

MAY

May 2, Jackson 10:00 am
The 26th annual Jackson Story Fest kicks off with a free performance of “Stories for Seniors” by Sharon Peacock. Located at the Assembly Church, 141 E Michigan Ave. (Old Furmans Building,) doors open at 9:30am for priority seating. Free www.jacksonstoryfest.org

May 3-4, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Metroparks, Rocky River Nature Center, hosts the annual conference of Ohio Organization for the Perpetuation of Storytelling featuring concerts and workshops with Doug Elliott (NC), Yvonne Healy (MI) and Ohio storytellers. Located at 24000 Valley Pkwy  North Olmsted, OH 44070, schedule and registration information will be posted at http://oopstorytelling.org

May 3, Jackson 7:30 pm
Jackson Story Fest offers a free evening concert with Dan Keding and Mary Hamilton at Jackson High School Auditorium, 544 Wildwood Ave, Jackson. Doors open at 7pm.  Free storytelling was enjoyed by school children earlier in the day with Dan Keding, Mary Hamilton, Gemini, Sharon Peacock, Trudy Bulkley, Mike Deren, Allison Downey, Judy Gail, Brenda Harris, Robin Nott, Genot Picor, Steveanna Roose, Barbara Schutzgruber, Judy Sima, LoiS Sprengnether Keel, Cate Robarts Snyder, Jenifer Strauss, Barry Weaver, Judy Sima and La’Ron Williams.
www.JacksonStoryFest.org

May 4, Jackson 8:45 am
Register at
www.JacksonStoryFest.org for an in-depth storytelling workshop taught by headliner Mary Hamilton, formerly from Michigan and lately from Kentucky. Jackson District Library, Carnegie Branch Auditorium, 244 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson.

May 4, Jackson 11:30 am
Register at
www.JacksonStoryFest.org for an in-depth storytelling workshop taught by acoustic musician and storyteller, Dan Keding. Located at Jackson District Library, Carnegie Branch Auditorium, 244 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson.

May 4, Jackson 2:00 pm
Jackson student storytellers will join the musical duo “Gemini” at the free Family Storytelling Matinee presented by the Jackson Story Fest. Located at Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall, 215 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson. All ages are welcome. Info:
www.JacksonStoryFest.org.

May 4, Jackson 7:30 pm
Jackson Story Fest offers a free evening concert with Dan Keding and Mary Hamilton at Jackson High School Auditorium, 544 Wildwood Ave, Jackson. Doors open at 7pm. Info:
www.JacksonStoryFest.org.

May 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
Kerry Tales:  Humpty Dumpty 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

May 14, Dowagiac 7:00 pm
Story Master Class: Explore your creative side with a workshop on story and character creation, acting, and presentation with Storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin.  Dogwood Festival Headquarters, Huntington Bank Building, 207 Commercial Street, Dowagian. $10, limited registration. Info: www.dogwoodfinearts.org

May 15, Dowagiac 7:30 pm
Storytelling Performance with Andy Offut Irwin continues the celebrations at the Dogwood Festival. Andy is a native of Covington, GA. He is a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler, walking menagerie of sound effects and dialects, and so much more Dale A. Lyons Building Theatre, Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac. $6 Info: www.dogwoodfinearts.org

JUNE

June 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Buckle Your Shoe 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

June 2, Ann Arbor 6:00pm
Fund raiser for The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan presenting "Tales out of School" at the Performance Network Theatre, 120 East Huron. Storytellers: Satori Shakoor, Decky Alexander, Yvonne Healy and Judy Sima. For more information contact:
peri@studentadvocacycenter.org 734-482-0489

June 18, Hamburg 2:00 pm
Come to “The Enchanted Forest” to celebrate Hamburg Township library’s summer reading program with storytelling by Yvonne Healy. 10411 Merrill Road, Hamburg. Info: www.HamburgLibrary.org

JULY

July 15, Allen Park 10:30 am
“Dig Into Reading!” Allen Park Library presents storytelling, fun and games with Yvonne Healy. Ages 3-6 at Library, 800 Allen Road.  Free & open to the public. Registration required. Call (313) 381-2425

July 17, Allen Park 10:30 am
“Dig Into Reading!” Allen Park Library presents storytelling, fun and games with Yvonne Healy. Ages 3-6 at Library, 800 Allen Road.  Free & open to the public. Registration required. Call (313) 381-2425

July 17, Allen Park 1:00 pm
“Dig Into Reading!” Allen Park Library presents storytelling, fun and games with Yvonne Healy. Ages 3-6 at Library, 800 Allen Road.  Free & open to the public. Registration required. Call (313) 381-2425

July 17, Allen Park 3:00 pm
“Dig Into Reading!” Allen Park Library presents storytelling, fun and games with Yvonne Healy. Ages 3-6 at Library, 800 Allen Road.  Free & open to the public. Registration required. Call (313) 381-2425

July 17, Allen Park 7:00 pm
“Dig Into Reading!” Allen Park Library presents storytelling, fun and games with Yvonne Healy. Ages 3-6 at Library, 800 Allen Road.  Free & open to the public. Registration required. Call (313) 381-2425

STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
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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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