December 30, 2013

January 2014

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
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Yvonne Healy, Editor • Judy Sima Sima, Distribution Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Submission: Judy@JudySima.com  by the 15th of the month.

January 1, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS
 


Happy New Year – Happy Tales!

JANUARY
January 2, Detroit 4:30 pm doors open/7:00 pm stories begin
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 “Vices.” Tickets $5 at the door.

January 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales: The New Year Opens with Mother Goose”Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  Kerrytown Market and Shops in  Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

January 9, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Bring a story or lend an ear at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild members. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell. We're all ears. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

January 12, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm
S.J. Ann Arbor Senior Center “A Winter Dweller’s Celebration,” all afternoon, with Genot Picor and Brother Jim Boynton, 1320 Baldwin Avenue Ann Arbor, MI , 48104  Pre-registration is recommended, seating is limited so call early 734.794.6250. $5 general admission; $4 for 60 years and older. Free for Ann Arbor senior center members and children 12 and under if accompanied by an adult.

January 12, Detroit 2:00 pm
Family Sundays at the DIA presents: Storyteller, Roan Judd who uses mime, puppetry and physically based acting techniques to tell multicultural stories from around the world. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

January 14, Commerce Twp  6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage or sit back and enjoy the show.  Our January theme is “All in the Family.”  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

January 14, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40 pm
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.  Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info: http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

January 16, Ann Arbor 6:00 doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $6 at the door.

January 17, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, 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. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

January 16, Beverly Hills, MI 7:00-8:00 pm
“Grown Folks Talkin’…HUSH!”  Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams entertains and educates via stories for the Birmingham/Bloomfield community. Fun tales designed for adults, but family friendly. 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills, MI. Free. For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

January 18, Redford Township 1:00-3:00 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, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road. (between Beech Daily & Telegraph)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

January 18, Detroit 12:00-1:00 pm
“Stories…stories…stories.” Ivory D. Williams’ highly interactive, entertaining and educational presentation of fun tales at the Carr Center, 311 E. Grandriver, Detroit. Free and open to the public.  For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

January 19, Evanston, Illinois 8:00 pm
Please join the Celtic Knot in welcoming Michigan storyteller/humorist Jeff Doyle.  Jeff tells wildly funny and scary tales that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Whether it’s the story of unearthing Playboy magazines in his uncle’s house or his hilarious "Office, not Orifice" story, Jeff mesmerizes listeners of all ages. 626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201. Tickets are free Jeff Doyle (810) 231-2912, JJDoyle99@yahoo.comCeltic Knot, Liz Bartlow Breslin, (847) 864-1679 elizjb@aol.com.

January 20, Farmington 11:00 am
Rosie Chapman will help celebrate Martin Luther King Day by telling stories at the Farmington Community Library, 32737 W 12 Mile Rd. 248-553-0300

January 20, Birmingham 3:30 pm
Rosie Chapman will re-enact the life of Sojourner Truth to help celebrate Martin Luther King Day at the Baldwin Public Library, 300 W Merrill St, (248) 647-1700

January 20, Allen Park Noon-1:00 pm
“Stories…stories…stories”  Ivory D. Williams ’highly interactive, entertaining and educational presentation of fun tales at Baker College, 4500 Enterprise Dr. Free and open to the public. For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

January 21, Ann Arbor 6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
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 “Beginnings.” Tickets $6 at the door.

January 25, Detroit 10 am-12:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.


FEBRUARY
February 1, Kalamazoo 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival – One World, Many Stories. Featuring Yvonne Healy, Allison Downey, Adam Mellema, Carri Wilson, Rob Reider, Austin Brauker as well as vendors, crafts and preschool area. 230 North Rose Street. 800.772.3370 or 269.373.7990 www.kalamazoomuseum.org/storytelling.

February 1, Detroit 12:00-1:00 pm
Grandma’s Biscuits” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings his wit, wisdom and humor to African American Family Day at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward. Free and open to all. For info: Ivory D.
313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com

February 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Groundhog Shadows and Mother Goose.”Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  Kerrytown Market and Shops in  Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

February 2 , Ypsilanti 2:00-3:00 pm
“Fun Tales” Ivory D. Williams presents a fun and educational storytelling presentation for adults (family friendly) ICW “Black History Month”. Ypsilanti Public Library 5577 Whittaker Rd,
Free and open to the public. For info: Christy Havens, Adult Services Librarian 734-482-4110

February 6, Detroit  4:30 pm doors open/7:00 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is “Love Hurts.”

February 6, 2014, Hartland 6:30-8:00 pm.
"An Abolitionist Comes to Life!" Cromaine District Library presents Lois Sprengnether Keel as Liberetta Lerich Green, daughter of abolitionist parents who operated the Beacon Tree station of the Underground Railroad in Shelby Township.  Village Community Room in library, 810-632-5200, http://www.cromaine.org

February 7, Rochester 5:00 -6:00 pm
“Taste of Africa” Ivory D. Williams presents a highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation for Oakland U. college students/faculty. Oakland University 2200 N. Squirrel Rd, Free and open to the public.
For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

February 11, Commerce Twp  6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
Red Thread Storytelling Night - Story Slam event.  Bring your story to tell live on stage or sit back and enjoy the show.  Our February theme is “Falling.”  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

February 11, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:40 pm
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.  Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info: http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

February 13 - Sterling Heights 2:00 pm
"In Search of the Family Gems" Every family has stories... even if we think we don't.  Join award winning storyteller, Barbars Schutzgruber as we start with anecdotal 'rough stones' and begin the polishing process - crafting them into 'gems of stories' in this 90 minute workshop for adults. This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Michigan Reads selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Sterling Heights Public Library. For information:
586-446-2669  http://www.shpl.net

February 13, Ann Arbor 4:30-6:00 pm
Language and Literacy workshop with nationally recognized North Carolina storyteller, Donna Washington at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S Wagner Rd. Using activities from finger games to beginning stories, we will look at ways of using familiar tales to enhance vocabulary and reading ability. Cost $15. Contact Judy Schmidt to register. FransDotir@aol.com or 734-971-5763

February 15, Detroit 1:00-3:00 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 “After You Share a Story…Then What?”, 2:30 Business meeting. Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Ave. (Southeast corner of Woodward and Warren)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

February 15, Ann Arbor 10:00 am
Ann Arbor District Library presents “A Family Affair” an interactive family storytelling workshop with nationally recognized North Carolina storyteller, Donna Washington. This free concert is designed for parents and children ages 5 and up. 2503 Jackson Ave. (734) 327-4200, www.aad.org

February 15, Detroit 5:00 pm dinner/6:00 pm concert begins
His Grace, Our Faith Community Services partner with Detroit Association of Black Storytellers present “A Gift for the Homeless” fundraiser dinner and storytelling Concert- "The Divas of Storytelling" at Rosedale Park Baptist Church, 14179 Evergreen. Donation items: Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks, Face towels, Bath towels -dinner is free. Information:  info@detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call 313-952-3045.

February 15, Ann Arbor 7:30 pm
27th annual Ark Storytelling Festival offers spoken word narrative and storytelling for adults featuring nationally recognized North Carolina storyteller, Donna Washington and Jane Fink. www.theArk.org

February 16, Detroit 2:00 pm
The DIA Family Sundays presents Award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, from Philadelphia who breathes life into ancient and contemporary tales that draw on the rich source of stories, songs and rhythmic elements of the African and African American oral traditions.  Program is geared for listeners ages 4-8 and includes audience participation. Come ready to clap, sing and help tell stories! - Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. See more at: http://www.dia.org

February 16, Ann Arbor 1:00 pm
Children and families get their very own concert with mainstage storytellers at the Ark Storytelling Festival. www.theark.org

February 18, Ann Arbor  6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $6 at the door. This month’s theme is “Happy.”

February 20, Sterling Heights 7:00 pm
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.

February 20, Midland 7:30 pm
“The Life and Times of Martin Luther King Jr. Though the Eyes of Coretta Scott King” Join storyteller, Rosie Chapman, as she brings history to life with her reenactment of Coretta Scott King, as the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Her performance includes audience participation and has thrilled children and adults all over the US and around the world.Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 St Andrews St, (989) 631-8250. www.mcfta.org. Tickets $5

February 21, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, 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. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

February 21, 2014, Detroit 11:30 am
“Grown Folks Talkin’…HUSH!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents stories that take us on a humorous trip to back in the day. Westminster Church of Detroit, 17567 Hubbell. Free and open to all. For info: Ivory D. 313-822-6483 effy1@aol.com

February 22, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

February 23, Detroit 4:00 pm
Don’t miss Chicago storyteller, Oba William King at the Vernon Chapel AME Church, 18500 Norwood. Adults $10, Children Free. Contact Ami Jackson for more information 313-567-5949 daddy4991@aol.com

February 23, Detroit 2:00 pm
Family Sundays at the DIA presents: Storyteller and author Mary J. Grant who will share entertaining and engaging African American stories  for adults and children. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org or mjg1009@yahoo.com  or www.storiebymary.com

MARCH
March 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  March Up the Hill with Mother Goose.”Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  Kerrytown Market and Shops in  Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

March 6, Detroit  4:30 pm doors open/7:00 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $5 at the door.

March 11, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:30pm
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.  Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline NE.  Info: http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

March 15, Livonia 1:00-3:00 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 “Crash Course in Design/Promoting Yourself,” 2:30 Business meeting. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road (Between Farmington and Merriman).  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

March 18, Ann Arbor  6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
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. Tickets $6 at the door.

March 20, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Bring a story or lend an ear at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild members. No pressure, but consider bringing a 5 minute tale to tell. We're all ears. Info: www.AnnArborStorytelling.org. Info: Laura Hayes laurastory62@gmail.com.

March 20, Grosse Pointe 4:00-5:00 pm
“Fun Tales” Ivory D. Williams presents a highly interactive, entertaining and educational storytelling presentation.
Grosse Pte Public Library 20680 Mack, Free and open to the public.For info: Pat McCrary, Librarian 313-343-2072

March 21, Detroit 8:00 pm
The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, a curated, 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. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

March 22, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers invites you to attend their monthly meeting at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave. Join us for a story, workshop, refreshments and business meeting. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com or call Pam Williams: 248-836-7499. New members welcome.

March 28-30 - Amherst, MA
Michigan storyteller Barbara Schutzgruber teams up with Dorothy Cleveland (MN) to present "Hero vs Heroine... What's the Difference?" at Sharing the Fire 2014 Conference sponsored by the League of the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES).  For information www.lanes.org

March 28-30 - Amherst, MA
Judy Sima presents a workshop on “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts” at Sharing the Fire 2014 Conference sponsored by the League of the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES).  For information www.lanes.org

March 29, Livonia
The Detroit Story League presents: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $3 per person. Every child receives a free gift.  For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net


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