May 1, 2013

May 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
5/1/2013

HIGHLIGHTS
 

 

  • Celebrate Judy Sima as she receives the ORACLE Award for Distinguished National Service at the National Storytelling Conference!!!!! Enjoy 1 or all 4 days of performances, workshops, roundtables, meetups, fringes and slams in beautiful Richmond, VA.  You’re invited if you’re a cartoonist, maker, actor, gamer, teacher, writer, minister, storyteller, computer geek, movie maker or story lover. Michigan’s Allison Downey is presenting a workshop on slam storytelling. Ticket packages to suit every budget.  Info: www.storynet.org

MAY

May 2,  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, 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, Marquette 2:00 pm
Peter White Public Library presents “Tales from Around the World.” Join storyteller Road Judd for tales of heroic folks and enchanted creatures from the four corners of the world. Stories are accompanied by Irish drumming, puppetry, colorful costumes and interaction with the audience. All ages are welcome. 217 N. Front St., Marquette 49855 Info
www.ujproc.lib.mi.us/pwpl  or 906-228-9510

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 5th, Oak Park 3:00 pm
"Modern Mamas with Moxie" with Corinne Stavish is open to the public. Admission is free. Presented by the Jewish Community Center, 15110 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI. Admission is free. Contact Alva Dworkin: 248-432-7246.

May 6, Iron Mountain 6:30 pm
Dickenson County Public Library presents “Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds.” Storyteller Road Judd weaves tales of dragons, heroes and characters who get themselves out of heaps of trouble! Stories are accompanied by Irish drumming, puppetry, colorful costumes and interaction with the audience. All ages are welcome. 401 Iron Mountain St., Iron Mountain. Info
www.dcl@dcl-lib.org or 906-774-1218.

May 8, Marquette 6:00 pm
Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum presents “Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds.” Wear your pj’s and join storyteller Road Judd weaves tales of dragons and their magical friends from folklore and current children’s books. Stories are accompanied by Irish drumming, puppetry, colorful costumes and interaction with the audience. For young children accompanied by an adult. 123 West Baraga, Marquette.  Info: 906-226-3911
www.upcmkids.org

May 9, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
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. Crazy Wisdom Book Store and Tea Room, 114 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Info: Laura Hayes
laurastory62@gmail.com or www.crazywisdom.net

May 11, Ishpeming 1:00 pm
Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library presents “Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds.” Storyteller Road Judd weaves tales of dragons, heroes and characters who get themselves out of heaps of trouble! Stories are accompanied by Irish drumming, puppetry, colorful costumes and interaction with the audience. All ages are welcome. 317 N. Main St., Ishpeming. Info: 906-486-6226 or
www.uproc.lib.mi.us/ish

May 14, New York City
Michigan’s Satori Shakoor is a featured teller at The Moth Ball at the Hudson Theater. Recognized as one of New York’s top 100 annual events and the hippest literary gala going, The Moth Ball is the grandest, glitziest night of The Moth year. Including favorite stories and storytellers from across our programs, The Moth Ball is a celebration of the art and craft of storytelling.
www.themoth.org

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


May 17, Detroit 8:00 pm
Detroit- The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents live storytelling, every third Friday through January 2014. Curated by Satori Shakoor, five storytellers will tell a true story on a pre-selected theme. Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:00 pm. Real People... True Stories... Told Live. Theme: Transformation with Yvonne Healy as one of the tellers. For info & tickets visit:
www.secretstorytellers.com

May 18, White Lake Twp. 7:00 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers host 3rd annual Spring Storytelling & Song at the Fisk Farm on M59 in White Lake Twp. Featured performers are Neil Woodward (Michigan's Official Troubadour) & Jeff Doyle (King Of The Campfire), along with NOCS storytellers and musicians.  Admission at the door is $10 per family.  Info: dscib@yahoo.com

May 19, Detroit 2:00 pm
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents “Family Stories” with Corinne Stavish. Combine the performance with a tour of the galleries and lunch at the lovely and affordable museum café for a full day of delight. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
www.dia.org

JUNE

June 2, Ann Arbor 6:00pm
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan presents a benefit performance of  "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 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 6, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
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. Crazy Wisdom Book Store and Tea Room, 114 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Info: Laura Hayes
laurastory62@gmail.com or www.crazywisdom.net

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 8, Tulsa, OK
Temple Israel presents "Bagels and Barbecue" with Michigan’s Corinne Stavish and Barbara McBride-Smith. Public welcome.  2004 E 22nd Pl  Tulsa, OK 74114.  Info: (918) 747-1309

July 8-12, Tulsa, OK
Michigan’s Corinne Stavish co-teaches “Storytelling for the Ministry” with Barbara McBride-Smith. The intensive workshop is offered by the Phillips Theological Seminary and is open to students who are not pursuing ministerial degrees but who want to explore and deepen their faith by taking specific courses in the curriculum. Info:
www.ptstulsa.edu

July  10, Birmingham 10:30 am
Baldwin Public Library presents “Dig Up A Good Tale.” Join storyteller Roan Judd for tales of mischievous tricksters and brave heroes and heroines who shovel their way out of disaster. Stories are accompanied by Irish drumming, puppetry, colorful costumes and audience interaction. All ages welcome. 300 West Merrill, Birmingham. Info: 248-647-1700 or
www.baldwinlib.org

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

July 20,  Waterford 2:00 pm
Bloody Mary! Dancing Skeleton! It’s a scary world out there. Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, promises to take you to places you don’t want to visit alone as she tells "Stories from the Underworld" for adults and teens at the Waterford Public Library's Summer Reading Program. 5168 Civic Center Drive. For more information contact Karen Mitchell, 248-618-7484 or
kmitchell@twp.waterford.mi.us

July 30, Pinconning 6:30 pm
BloodyMary! Dancing Skeleton! It’s a scary world out there. Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, promises to take you to places you don’t want to visit alone as she tells "Stories from the Underworld" for teens  at the Pinconning Branch Library's Summer Reading Program.  218 South Kaiser. 989-879-3283,
kwellnitz@baycountylibrary.org.

AUGUST

August 1-4, Richmond, VA
Calling all cartoonists, makers, actors, gamers, teachers, writers, ministers, storytellers, computer geeks, movie makers and especially story lovers! Enjoy 1 or all 4 days of performances, workshops, roundtables, meetups, fringes and slams at the National Storytelling Conference presented by NSN in Richmond, VA.  Michigan’s Allison Downey is presenting a workshop on slam storytelling. !!!! Judy Sima will receive the ORACLE Award for Distinguished National Service !!!!! Ticket packages to suit every budget.  Info:
www.storynet.org

August 29-31, Orem, UT
Woo-hoo! Are they lucky! Utah story fans get to enjoy Michigan’s fabulously talented Laura Pershin-Raynor on the stage at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.  www.storyfest.org

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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