June 30, 2013

July 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
7/1/2013
 

HIGHLIGHTS
 

JULY

July 6, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 30th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

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 13, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 30th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

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, Flint
Enjoy as much or as little as you please. Starting at 9:00 am and lasting till 10 pm, the Michigan Storytellers’ Festival returns to delight adults & families alike with the storytelling shenanigans of Laura Pershon Raynor, Ed Stivender and La’Ron Williams. Michigan Showcase featuring Gwen Lewis. Concerts and workshops abound. And it’s all free! Flint Main Library, Flint Cultural Center, The Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley, Flint, MI 48502.  Info: 810-249-2170 or
http://www.fpl.info/msf/

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 20, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 30th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.


July 21, Detroit 12:00-4:00pm
Storytellers Festival at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward,  www.detroithistorical.org. 313-833-1805.  Bring the family to the FREE event. Several community organizations that represent Detroit’s ethnic communities will share their heritage through storytelling and traditional song and dance; including Detroit Association of Black Storytellers, French-Canadian Heritage Society, Arab American National Museum, Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. Discover your own story through a workshop led by award-winning performer, Satori Shakoor.

July 26, Allen Park, 6:00 p.m.
Diggin’ up Tales, Tunes & Treasures & Create a Story Treasure Box – Storytelling & Song program for
families - Join Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for this fun & interactive performance and crafting
program for children and families. Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI, (313)
381-2425

July 27, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 30th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

July 29 - Aug 2, Farmington Hills, 9:00 a.m.
 Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

July 30, Pinconning 6:30 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 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 !!!!! Jeff Doyle will perform at the Fringe. Ticket packages to suit every budget.  Info:
www.storynet.org

August 3, Midland 2:00 pm
Relax in the shade and enjoy stories for the whole family told by the Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers. The Main Street Misfits, a local music group will also be here to entertain you. We'll provide some chairs or bring your own lawn chair or blanket for lounging on the grass. The event will start at 2:00 p.m. and last until 3:30. In case of rain, we will move to the barn. Come early and enjoy the gardens before the event. Stone Cottage Gardens 3740 Willford Rd  Gladwin, MI 48624. Info:
sdcagarner@yahoo.com

August 3, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 30th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 5 - 9, Farmington Hills, 9:00 a.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to
students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington
Hills, MI. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

August 10, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Special Celebrations Nights on August 10 & 17 with documentary film crew. Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 30th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 12 - 16, Farmington Hills, 9:00 am
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to
students in the following age groups (5 to 7 and 8 to 12) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington
Hills, MI. (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859

August 17, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Special Celebrations Nights on August 10 & 17 with documentary film crew. Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 30th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 24, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 30th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

August 24 & 25,  Lake St. Clair Metropark,  Mt. Clemens
Step back in time and discover the rich history of the Voyageurs during the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era at the 17th Annual Voyageur Encampment with storytellers Barbara Schutzgruber and Genot Picor, music and dance with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, plus demonstrations, re-enactors, games… and more!!  The encampment will be held on the park shoreline near the Day Sail Launch from 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday.   Program is free. Vehicle Entry Permit required.  Contact: 586-463-4332

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.timpfest.org

August 31, Elk Rapids 9:00 pm
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 30th summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids. Stone Circle is located 20 miles north of Elk Rapids, then right on Stone Circle Drive. Info:
stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com.

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 27, Ann Arbor
Allison Downey, Moth Main Stage teller, offers “On the Way: Tales of Travel and Transformation.” Presented by Journeys Travel to celebrate their 35th anniversary, the event is open to the public. Further info: Joey Lechtner, 734-665-4407 or joey@journeys.travel


OCTOBER

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