July 31, 2013

August 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
8/1/2013

HIGHLIGHTS


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 16, Detroit 8:00 pm
Detroit- Friday, August 16, 2013, The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Stand Your Ground" Story Slam! Put your name in the hat. A live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Please VOTE for The Secret Society to win The Detroit Knight Arts Challenge People's Choice Award! Text ART5 to 22333  and for info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

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 19, Southfield, 6:00 pm
Lawrence Tech's Global Village Program Presents: “Solidarity Forever: Growing up Union.” *Please join us as Corinne Stavish shares a personal narrative about the American Labor Movement and Jason Barrett leads songs connected to labor history. In the Mary Marburger Theatre, Science Building on LTU’s campus, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road.  No admission fee. Info:
lkujawa@ltu.edu or 248.204.2403

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 14 & 15, Detroit, 10:00-4:00
Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI  48209 presents their annual Civil War Days.  Reenactments and other Civil War related offerings, including storytelling with Elise Parker as Sarah Edmonds, who served as a man; Genevieve and John Bellamy as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass; Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green, who grew up on an Underground Railroad Station in Shelby Twp. and her brothers were in the War; Carl and Trish Moss as Governor and Mrs. Austin Blair.  Admission is free, but secured, on-site parking is $5.00 per car.  Info:
and

September 15, Detroit 4:00 pm
The Storytellers' House of Entertainment presents poetry, jazz, and stories with Pamela Jones, Gwendolyn Lewis, Berline Brown, Michelle Pierrie at the Fellowship Chapel Banquet and Conference Center. 7707 W. Outer Drive.  Light refreshments will be served. For ticket information call: Berline 313-492-4949.
www.thestorytellershouse.com

September 20, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “Story Slam" a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:  
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

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 large southern outdoor festival.  Registration and information: www.storytellingfestival.com

October 18, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “Story Slam" a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:  
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

NOVEMBER

November 15, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “Story Slam" a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:  
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

November 8, Muskogen 7:00 pm
Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 3rd annual Tellabration! - A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years old thru adult. A night of storytelling celebrated around the world each November.These stories will entertain , 296 W. Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440. Cost: $5.00 per person  ( $15.00 for families.) Info: Ned @ 231-755-2383
carteredwin93@yahoo.com and www.yarnspinnersmuskegon.blogspot.com

DECEMBER

December 20, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “Story Slam" a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:  
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

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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