September 29, 2013

October 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
10/1/2013

HIGHLIGHTS


 

OCTOBER

October 3, Detroit 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: 
www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is TRUST

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

October 8, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night Season II Premier - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Disturbing.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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

October 8, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  The eduction topic for the month is "Stories for the Adult Listener." Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info:
http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

 October 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Stories for Grownups with members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room. 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. 114 S Main St. (734) 665-2757 Info: Laura Hayes
laurastory62@gmail.com.

October 13, Detroit 4:00-6:00 pm
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents: "Say It Again" at The Virgil Carr Center, 311 East Grand River. $10 admission for adults. For more information contact: Anthony (Tone) Ross  
rossanthony27@yahoo.com  www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

 October 14, Lake Orion 7:00pm
Join award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, as she evokes memories of the distant and not so distant pass. Using stories about her mother and intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Michigan Reads selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Contact: 
Sheridan@orionlibrary.org or 248-693-3000. Adults only.

 October 15, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: 
www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is CREEPY.

October 18, Detroit, 8:00-10:15 pm
The Knight Arts Challenge award winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Boys 2 Men", a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. An all male cast of Twisted storytellers with Twisted Dance Guests and hosted by creator and curator, Satori Shakoor. To join mailing list please text "Stories" to 42828. For info, tickets and to watch videos of past performances, visit :
www.secretstorytellers.com

October 19, Redford 12:00-3:00
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop by Judy Sima. "Finding the 'Story' in History. 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Community Library, 25320 W. Six Mile (between Beech Daily & Telegraph)  For information contact:
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

October 20, Beverly Hills 6:30pm
Annual Halloween Hoot for kids of all ages at Beverly Park featuring two of Michigan’s favorite storytellers, Judy Sima and Karen Czarnik. Wear a costume and enjoy a walk through the woods followed by delightfully frightful tales told under the park pavilion. Beverly Road, north of 13 mile, west of Southfield Rd. For information: 248-644-7802.

October 23, Fraser 6:30 pm
Loretta P. Vitek will present “Tales from Grandmother’s Trunk.” Learn to preserve your family’s unique history by creating stories at the Fraser Public Library, 16330 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026. Info: (586) 293-2055. Registration required.

October 26, Howell 9:30 pm
6th Annual Scary Story Festival, Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell. Presented by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. 14-Adult Only. Donation $15.  Donation $15 includes dessert & coffee. Info:  Jeff Doyle (517) 404-8257,
jjdoyle99@yahoo.com  or www.AnnArborStorytelling.org

NOVEMBER

November 1, Detroit 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:00 pm for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit thanks to WDET 101.9. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: 
www.theMoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES

November 8, Muskegon 7:00-8:30 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. Muskegon  Museum of Art, 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

November 12, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Revealed.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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

November 12, Detroit 7:00 pm doors/8:00 pm stories
Tickets go on sale soon for Moth Main Stage on the road. Presented at the Filmore Theater, 2115 Woodward. Theme “Great Escapes.” Buy tickets at
www.themoth.org.

November 12, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  The eduction topic for the month is "History and Music in Stories." Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info:
http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

November 14, Plymouth 10:00 am
Plymouth Study Group presents, Judy Sima’s “My Mother’s Voice” storytelling program for adults with audience participation. Plymouth Arts Council, 774 North Sheldon Road. Information
JKChapin@aol.com 734-453-4765.

November 14, Farmington Hills, 10:30 am
Corinne Stavish will appear at the Farmington Hills Public Library telling “Thankful for Families” stories. 32737 W 12 Mile Rd. Contact: Julie Solomon (248) 553-0300.
www.farmlib.org

November 15, Livonia 6:00 pm
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 101 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults.  6:00 pm Silent Auction, 7:00 pm storytelling followed by refreshments; featuring Barbara Jones Clark, Doris Cooney and Linda Day with Trudy Bulkley as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email
Judy@JudySima.com www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 15, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents Tellabration! Storytelling for Adults (ages 14 and older) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor.  Jeff Doyle is MC and guest storyteller.  Tickets are $10 at door.  Plenty of parking.  Door prize. Refreshments.  Info: www.annarborstorytelling.org 734-662-3770, or 
lauragami@provide.net

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 16, Farmington 12:00-3:00
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 1:00 Enjoy stories and workshop "Celebration of Life." 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Community Library, 32737 W 12 Mile (between Farmington and Orchard Lake Road) For information contact:
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951.

November 17, Ann Arbor, 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents Tellabration! a Family Storytelling Concert (ages 4 and older) at the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor.  Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library.  Free. Door prize. Info:  
annarborstorytelling.org, 764-662-3770 or lauragami@provide.net

November 19, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 for the monthly Moth Story Slam located at the bar Circus at 210 S. First Avenue, thanks to Michigan Public Radio. Prepare a 5 minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Info: 
www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. This month’s theme is OFFICE.

November 21, Commerce Twp, 7:00 p.m.
CAST - Crafts, Arts & Storytelling Theatre - Join Storyteller, Karen Czarnik, for this craft and storytelling/song performance program for children and families.  We will be making story sticks.  All supplies provided.  Call 248-669-8018 for info. Commerce Twp. Community Library, 2869 N. Pontiac Trail, Commerce Twp.

 November 22, Midland 7:00 pm
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers Tellebration will be Nov. 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m at the Grace Dow Memorial Library, 1710 St. Andrews St. Midland, MI.  M.A.S.T. will present stories appropriate for ages 10- adult. Refreshments will follow. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information call Carol Garner at 989-506-8829.
sdcagarner@yahoo.com.

DECEMBER

December 10, Commerce Twp, 5:00 pm doors/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage fitting the theme “Good Intentions.”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $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

December 10, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids.  All are welcome!  7:00-8:00pm - Storytelling.  8:00-8:40pm - Story Education and Business.  The eduction topic for the month is "Religion and Stories." Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info:
http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

December 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Stories for Grownups with members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room. 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. 114 S Main St. (734) 665-2757 Info: Laura Hayes
laurastory62@gmail.com.

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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