March 1, 2013

March 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
3/1/2013

Updates

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 in “Blarney” with Yvonne Healy. For adults and older children. Presented by Creative 360, 1517 Bayliss St., Midland, 48640. Info: Carol Speltz 989-837-1885

March 8-10, Mariposa, CA
Laura Pershin Raynor, a Michigan treasure, will be telling stories at a national treasure, Yosemite Park in historical Mariposa County at the 26th Mariposa Storytelling Festival www.arts-mariposa.org

March 12, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
“Elm Park 1955,” performance for an adult audience. In this performance, La’Ron Williams combines an adult’s analysis and wisdom with the fully believable wonderment, confusion, and fear he felt as a child growing up on the south side of Flint, Michigan in the midst of social upheaval. Listeners of every color and background are drawn into his story because it is suffused with a child’s sincerity and genuine bafflement that reality didn’t match the stories taught about his country. Info: Amy Harris aharris@umich.edu (734) 763-4191 or Amanda Bynum abynum@michtheater.org. Offered as part of the Understanding Race Project. Advance tickets available at ticketweb.com.

March 12, Grand Rapids 6:00-8:00 pm
Arena District, a non-profit organization that promotes culture and diversity in downtown Grand Rapids. Celebrates Ireland in their Culture Club evening serives. Yvonne Healy, recognized as the premier Irish storyteller in the USA, will share authentic and original stories. There will also be ethnic cuisine, live traditional music, and a traditional dance performance. Located at McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon, information can be found at www.arenadistrictgr.com.

March 12, Commerce Twp, 7:30 pm stories
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 21, 2013, Oak Park 7:30pm
You are invited to "
The Storytellers House Of Entertainment" at the Village Green Townhouse Community Center, 10811 W. 10 Mile Road. The time is 8:00p.m. -9:30p.m.  The doors open at 7:30p.m.  The reservation of $10.00 made in advance. Stories You Won't Forget" Contact, Gwen Lewis "Ms G" for tickets at 313-467-9294.  The storytellers are  Gwendolyn Lewis,Berline Brown, Pamela Jones and Michele Pierrie.  The theme will be ""You Can't Be Too Polite"..

March 22, 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.

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 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 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
31st Annual Northlands Conference features the best in the Midwest at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Michigan’s Barbara Schutzgruber is presenting the workshop “Hero vs Heroine.... Does It Matter?” and Allison Downey will coach your story for a slam at the Moth or similar events. Concert & Fringe tellers TBA as the best of the Midwest. Beautiful surroundings and a welcoming atmosphere for story fans and tellers alike. Lots of performances for people who want to sit back and relax. And tons of workshops for people who want to improve their skills or use storytelling to improve their day jobs or family gatherings. Northlands is well known for great conferences year after year! 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, 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, LoiS Sprengnether Keel, Cate Robarts Snyder, Jenifer Strauss, Barry Weaver, 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 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

Yvonne Healy, storyteller
www.MichiganStoryTeller.com
Managing Editor
810-813-3000

Judy Sima
www.JudySima.com
Distribution Editor
248-644-3951