February 27, 2014

March 2014

* 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.

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

March 1, 2014


DATE HIGHLIGHTS


Please note there has been an UPDATE changing an event, Red Thread Stories, from April 8 to April 3.

** Registration is now open:

Northlands Storytelling Conference April 25-28 in Lake Geneva, WI www.northlands.net
National Storytelling Conference July 25-28 in Phoenix , AZ www.storynet.org.

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 4, Walled Lake  7:00-9:00 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Walled Lake Public Library, 1499 East West Maple Road. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

March 5, Midland 7:00-8:30 pm
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 West Saint Andrews Rd, Info: Joe Remenar, jremenar66@yahoo.com

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. This month’s theme is: “Heroes”

March 8, Hamtramck 6:00-7:00 pm
Stories and songs with local storyteller Phil Leslie. Free event at Lo & Behold Books, 10022 Joseph Campau. Traditional  and original tales topped off with songs and jokes. Join us for a fun, intimate and interactive family show featuring special gues singer Katarina Quain of Wayne State’s choir. For more information: www.facebook.com/storieswithphil.

March 10, Lansing 7:00-9: pm
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

March 11, Commerce Twp, 6:00 pm doors/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 March theme is “Lucky Break”  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  $5.00 Tickets at the door, $7.00 online.  Email karen@redthreadstories.org, call 248-766-4323 or go to www.redthreadstories.org  Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple.

March 11, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:30pm
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids. Business meeting 7:00.  Storytelling 7:30-8:30pm.  At the Story Café, 444 Leonard NW. Contact storyspinners@gmail.com http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

March 12, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 pm
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

March 13, Montcalm  6:30-8:39 pm
Montcalm County Storyweavers: Welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. For information and location contact Georgia Schad 989-291-5518 gmschad@chartermi.net or Janet Wulf-Marvin 989-821-4168 wulfmarj@yahoo.com

March 15, Warren 2:00 pm
Free! Enjoy Irish storytelling by Yvonne Healy in a dynamic performance for families and adults at the Warren Civic Center Library, One City Square. Info: 586-751-0770

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. This month’s theme is “Escape”

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 8:00-10:00 pm, Doors open 7:30 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.. Text "STORIES" to 42828 to JOIN the Mailing List. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit:  www.secretstorytellers.com

March 22, Bloomfield Township, 11:00am
“The Art of Storytelling with Yvonne Healy,” one of Michigan’s favorite storytellers. Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI. This free program is designed for student storytellers as well as families with children ages 6+.  No registration.  Contact Susan Barr or Connie Silver (248) 642-5800 for further information.  www.btpl.org

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 23, Detroit 2:00 pm
The DIA Family Sundays presents: Japanese Storyteller, Kuniko Yamamoto. Charming folktales are combined with traditional musical instruments, masks, origami and mime to create a storytelling experience that will portray the culture and moral perspective of Japan. - Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. See more at: http://www.dia.org

March 23, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild: at Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson Avenue, (in the Westgate Shopping Center) Guests welcome. The first portion of the meeting, usually at least an hour, is devoted to stories. We'd love to hear your stories!

March 28-30 - Amherst, MA
Michigan storytellers Judy Sima presents “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts” and  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 29, Livonia
The Detroit Story League presents: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 featuring special guest storyteller, Jeff Doyle, along with Gwendolyn Lewis, Loretta Vitek, Maestro, Doreen Lawto. 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

APRIL
April 2, White Lake 7:00-9:00 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

April 1-2, Bloomfield Township 6:30 pm both evenings
10th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, 48302.   Talented forensic student storytellers from the Bloomfield Hills School District will weave their magical tales for children ages 6+, families and adults.  There will be different student performers each night.  The program is open to everyone.  Audience registration begins March 1. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Bloomfield Hills School District. For more information or to register, call Susan Barr at the Youth Services
Department at (248) 642-5800.

April 3, 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: “Kharma”


April 3, Commerce Twp, 6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin  UPDATE: This was originally listed as April 8, but should be April 3.
Red Thread Storytelling Night - “Who Knew?” Slampionship Event.  Join us for our final show of the season where winners from our first six story slams will tell their tales and compete for the title of Grand Storytelling Slampion.  Arrive early to grab your seats and enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you wait.  Email karen@redthreadstories.org, call 248-766-4323 or go to www.redthreadstories.org for ticket info. Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple.

April 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  April Showers 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

April 7, Midland 7:00-8:30 pm
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 West Saint Andrews Rd, Info: Joe Remenar, jremenar66@yahoo.com

April 8, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:30 pm
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids. Business meeting 7:00.  Storytelling 7:30-8:30pm.  At the Story Café, 444 Leonard NW. Contact storyspinners@gmail.com http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

April 9, Ferndale 7:00 pm
Join award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, for her performance of “My Mother’s Voice.” Using stories about her mother and intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Ferndale Public Library, 222 East 9 Mile Rd.This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Great Michigan Read selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Contact: Darlene Hellenberg 248-546-2504. www.ferndalepublicliblrary.org. Adults only.

April 9, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 pm
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

April 10, Montcalm  6:30-8:39 pm
Montcalm County Storyweavers: Welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. For information and location contact Georgia Schad 989-291-5518 gmschad@chartermi.net or Janet Wulf-Marvin 989-821-4168 wulfmarj@yahoo.com

April 12, Hamtramck 6:00-7:00 pm
Stories and songs with local storyteller Phil Leslie. Free event at Lo & Behold Books, 10022 Joseph Campau. Traditional  and original tales topped off with songs and jokes. Join us for a fun, intimate and interactive family show featuring special gues singer Katarina Quain of Wayne State’s choir. For more information: www.facebook.com/storieswithphil.

April 14, Lansing 7:00-9: pm
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

April 15, 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: “Song”

April 19, Plymouth 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 Annual Meeting, 2:30 Business meeting. Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main Street (West of Haggerty, north of Ann Arbor Rd.)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

April 23, West Bloomfield 7:00 pm
Join award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, for her performance of “My Mother’s Voice.” Using stories about her mother and intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. West Bloomfield Public Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Road. This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Great Michigan Read selection, “Annie's Ghosts.” Contact: Mike Bruno, 248-232-2313. www.wblib.org

April 24, Grosse Pointe Shores 6:00 Dinner/7:45 Program
Women’s Connection of Grosse Pointe hosts storyteller, Judy Sima for her performance of “My Mother’s Voice.” Using stories about her mother and intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore Blvd. 313-884-4222. $30 for Dinner and program, $5 for program only. For more information and registration contact elliek23@yahoo.com

**April 25-26, Lake Geneva, WI
Enrich your day job or family life by learning new skills at 31st Annual Northlands Conference features the Best in the Midwest at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Michigan’s Yvonne Healy present a dynamic, interactive workshop “Guideposts to Better Stories. This year’s conference includes concerts, intensives, fringes and workshops by the best storytellers in the Midwest and beyond. From Michigan: Emcee, Yvonne Healy and  storytellers Jeff Doyle, Barbara Schutzgruber,Jennifer Otto perform in concerts. Beautiful surroundings and a welcoming atmosphere for story fans and tellers alike. www.Northlands.net

April 25-26,  Tulsa OK
Tapestry Tales: Tulsa Storytelling Festival, with Michigan’s own, Corinne Stavish along with Charlotte Blake Alston, Donald Davis and Tim Tingle. For more information: info@tulsastorytellingfestival.com

April 26, 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.

April 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild: at Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson Avenue, (in the Westgate Shopping Center) Guests welcome. The first portion of the meeting, usually at least an hour, is devoted to stories. We'd love to hear your stories!

MAY
May 1, 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: “Blood, Sweat and Tears.”

May 2, Jackson 10:00 am
The 26th annual Jackson Story Fest kicks off with “Silver Tales” a free performance of stories for Seniors” by Judy Gail and Carrie Sue Ayvar. Located at the Assembly Church, 141 E Michigan Ave. (Old Furmans Building,) doors open at 9:30am for priority seating. www.jacksonstoryfest.org

May 2, Jackson 7:30 pm
Jackson Story Fest offers a free evening concert with Antonio Rocha at Jackson High School Auditorium, 544 Wildwood Ave. Doors open at 7pm. Antonio Rocha’s tenor voice, trained movements and meaningful repertoire come together to deliver an unforgettable performance you are sure to be talking about. It will sooth your soul, tickle you funny bone and leave you spell bound. Free storytelling for school children earlier in the day with Antonio Rocha, Carrie Sue Ayvar, Karen Czarnik, Ivory Williams, Trudy Bulkley, Allison Downey, Rosie Chapman, Judy Gail, Mike Deren, Gemini, Brenda Harris, Lois Sprengnether Keel, Larry Massey, Robin Nott, Laura Pershin Raynor, Cate Robarts-Snyder, Dick Strader, and La’Ron Williams. www.JacksonStoryFest.org

May 3, Jackson 8:45 to 10:45 am
Jackson Story Fest Register for in-depth workshop with award winning storyteller, Judy Sima at www.JacksonStoryFest.org. “Unleash the Power – Let Kids Tell,” Join Judy as she presents practical ideas for helping young people become confident storytellers.  Learn how to encourage them through games, activities, chants, a structured story-learning process, and how to take them on the road.  If you are a teacher, librarian, storyteller or parent w/a desire to work w/kids, you’ll come away w/an extensive handout, a story, and ideas you can use tomorrow. Jackson District Library, Carnegie Branch Auditorium, 244 W. Michigan Ave.

May 3, Jackson 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Register at www.JacksonStoryFest.org for an in-depth storytelling workshop taught by national known storyteller and mime, Antonio Rocha. “Five Crazy Voices…One Million Characters.” Join Antonio in this interactive workshop to discover the 5 different voice ranges (chest, neck, mouth, nose and head) to create fun characters.  Great for all stories especially folk and fairy tales.  The storyteller can have his/her own voice when narrating; however, it’s helpful and great fun to create voices for characters in a story.”  Located at Jackson District Library, Carnegie Branch Auditorium, 244 W. Michigan Ave.

May 3, Denver, Co
Michigan’s Yvonne Healy is a featured presenter at the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference. Learn how to interview for oral histories and craft the material into an oral and a written story.  Info: www.Rmstory.org

May 4, Jackson 2:00 pm
Tales R Us: Stories for all ages “The Alligator Conjure Man’s Welcome Wagon.” “This old-time medicine wagon’s elixirs don’t come in bottles.” They come in books, stories, songs, and humor.  Alli Gator (Judy Gail Krasnow) and Swamp Cabbage Sue (Carrie Sue Ayvar) guarantee to “cure what ails you” with their lively, literary, loveable tales & tunes for every mood, age, quest, and interest.  Beware, for they might even tickle your tongues with tantalizing tongue twisters. Double Trouble is on the way~ with their tandem–told stories too! And be on the lookout~ they have a pet alligator who often accompanies them! Don’t worry though.  He always behaves when performing  Free concert featuring storytellers Judy Gail and Carrie Sue Ayvar. Winners of “Kids Tell” will share their stories.  All ages are welcome. Jackson High School Auditorium, 544 Wildwood Ave. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org.

May 4, Jackson 7:30 pm
Jackson Story Fest offers a free evening concert with Dan Keding and Mary Hamilton at Jackson High School Auditorium, 544 Wildwood Ave, Jackson. Doors open at 7pm. Info: www.JacksonStoryFest.org.

May 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  May Flowers 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

May 5, Midland 7:00-8:30 pm
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 West Saint Andrews Rd, Info: Joe Remenar, jremenar66@yahoo.com

May 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 pm
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

May 8, 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.

May 8, Montcalm  6:30-8:39 pm
Montcalm County Storyweavers: Welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. For information and location contact Georgia Schad 989-291-5518 gmschad@chartermi.net or Janet Wulf-Marvin 989-821-4168 wulfmarj@yahoo.com

May 10, Westland 2:00-3:30pm
Join award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, for her performance of “My Mother’s Voice.” Using stories about her mother and intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Westland Public Library, 6123 Central City Parkway. This program is presented in conjunction with 2013-2014 Great Michigan Read selection, “Annie's Ghosts.”

March 10, Hamtramck 6:00-7:00 pm
Stories and songs with local storyteller Phil Leslie. Free event at Lo & Behold Books, 10022 Joseph Campau. Traditional  and original tales topped off with songs and jokes. Join us for a fun, intimate and interactive family show featuring special gues singer Katarina Quain of Wayne State’s choir. For more information: www.facebook.com/storieswithphil.

May 12, Lansing 7:00-9: pm
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Plymouth Congregational Church,  2001 East Grand River, Contact: Jean Bolley, phone   517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley – storylady12@comcast.net.

May 13, Grand Rapids 7:00-8:30 pm
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids. Business meeting 7:00.  Storytelling 7:30-8:30pm.  At the Story Café, 444 Leonard NW. Contact storyspinners@gmail.com http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

May 14, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 pm
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at carteredwin93@yahoo.com

May 15, Evanston, IL 7:00PM
Michigan’s own Corinne Stavish appearing at The Celtic Knot, 626 Church St. Information: 847- 864-1679

May 17, Detroit 12:00-3: 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 Installation of Officers, 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

May 20, 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: “Animals”

May 24, 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.

May 28, East Lansing 6:00 pm doors open/7:30 pm stories begin
The Moth Main Stage. Favorite storytellers from past Moth shows share the stage with local voices. Wharton Center for the Performing Arts. 750 W Shaw Lane. www.themoth.org


JULY
** July 22-27, Phoenix, AZ
Come to participate or to sit back and be entertained at the National Storytelling Conference. Register for 1 day or for the whole kit & kaboodle. Enjoy almost a full week of preconference intensives on applied storytelling, day long master classes, workshops, showcases, concerts, slams, swaps and the National Storytelling Fringe. Storytelling illuminates who we are as individuals and as a community.   Stories light the fire of joy and laughter.  Join us in the Valley of the Sun at the 2014 National Storytelling Conference for education and inspiration through the Fire & Light of story. Info: www.storynet.org


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