September 2, 2013

September 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.
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9/1/2013

HIGHLIGHTS


 
Storytelling Contest: The National Association of Black Storytellers announces a National Storytelling Contest in response to the Trayvon Martin tragedy and the culture of violence in our community. NABS is calling all members of the community to encourage one another by recalling and sharing personal stories and oral history of racial discrimination. As well as, creating new verses to old songs like “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” Storytelling Contest deadline, September 28, 2013. To read the official NABS statement in its entirety and review guidelines to enter the first annual National Storytelling Contest, as well as register to attend this year’s Festival, please visit: www.NabsInc.org.
 

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 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.

September 12, 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 WANDERLUST.

September 14 & 15, Detroit 10:00 pm
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:
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September 15, Fraser 12:00 pm
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 Marie Sims "Where to Find Michigan Stories." 2:30 Business meeting.  Fraser Public Library: 16630 E. 14 Mile. (1 block west of Utica Road) For information contact: 
Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951.

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 15, Detroit 2:00 pm
DIA presents Family Program on the Lawn with musician, storyteller, Robert Jones that showcases the relationship between America's folk music and its historic and social changes.  The program begins with early spirituals set in the 1840s and progresses through the songs of the Underground Railroad, the Industrial Revolution, early Blues and its offshoots Country, Jazz, Bluegrass, Gospel and R&B, and continues this journey into Rap and Hip-Hop. Appropriate for all ages but designed for those in middle school and older. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info:
www.DIA.org

September 17, 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 RULES

September 19, Warren 9:30-11:30 am
Fitzgerald Parent Tellers first weekly meeting of the new school year. New members welcome. Learn to tell stories, practice and receive helpful feedback. Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road. You don’t have to be a parent to attend. For information call: Judy Sima 248-644-3951,
Judy@JudySima.com

September 19, Detroit 7:00 doors open/8:00 Stories
The Moth Michigan GrandSLAM Championship. Gem Theater, 333 Madison Ave. Purchase tickets:
www.theMoth.org

September 20, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Hair Stories: Good, Bad, Ugly", a live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10:15 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Storytellers Nefertiti Harris, Ari Shen, Mark Sweetman and more, with Twisted Musical Guests, DPS and hosted by Satori Shakoor. To join our mailing list please text "Stories" to 42828. For info, tickets and to watch videos please visit:
www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html

September 22, Detroit 3:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents “Wise Tales from the Village” at the Carr Center, 311 East Grand River. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Refreshments will be served. Contact Mary Grant 248-304-0030,
mjg1009@yahoo.com or N. Abi 313-316-3739. Info: www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

September 27, Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Allison Downey, Moth Main Stage teller, offers “On the Way: Tales of Travel and Transformation.” Presented by JOURNEYS International to celebrate their 35th anniversary, at the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. Tickets may be purchased for $10 by calling 734-665-4407, at Bivouac, and at the door the day of the event Further info: Joey Lechtner
joey@journeys.travel

September 29, Detroit 2:00 pm
Rosie Chapman narrates African and African-American stories accompanied by traditional instruments that the audience will be invited to play. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info:
www.DIA.org

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 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 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 Great Michigan Read selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Contact: 
Sheridan@orionlibrary.org or 248-693-3000. Adults only.

October 14, Detroit 6:30 pm
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents: "Say It Again" at The Carr Center, 311 East Grand River. $10 admission for adults. For more information contact: Anthony (Tone) Ross - 
rossanthony27@yahoo.com

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 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

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 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 6-10, Hampton, VA
31st Annual ”In the Tradition” National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference. The Crowne Plaza Hampton-Marina, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Historic Hampton, Virginia.
www.nabsinc.org. 410-947-1117

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 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 15, Livonia 6:00 pm
The Detroit Story League presents Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. (ages 14 and older) 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 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.

 

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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