June 26, 2014

July 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.

July 1, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS


Many  storytelling groups and guilds take a break for the summer, check back in September for meeting start ups.

 


JULY 
July 1 & 3, Detroit 12:00 p. m.
Storytelling and Jazz at Paradise Valley Medallions - Virgil Carr Center 311 E. Grand River Ave. 12:00PM - 1:00PM. DABS storytelling at 12:30 PM - for more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

July 1, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Carolyn Graves, gravesccr@aol.com, 248-363-6149. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

July 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: “Pride.”

July 8, Mayville 11:00 a.m.
Join Storyteller/Musician Karen Czarnik for a fun & interactive performance program for children and families.  Mayville District Public Library - 6090 Fulton Street, Mayville, MI, (989) 843-6522

July 8 &10, Detroit 12:00 p. m.
Storytelling and Jazz at Paradise Valley Medallions - Virgil Carr Center 311 E. Grand River Ave. 12:00PM - 1:00PM. DABS storytelling at 12:30 PM - for more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com


RATS!  I forgot to send in one of my own gigs that's open to the public:
July 9, Romulus 1 p.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel celebrates the Summer Reading Club with "The Sky's the Limit with Star and Sky Stories That Fizz, Boom, and Sizzle."  Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd.  For information and registration call: Jessica Wilhoite at 734-942-7589.

This is a perfect example of why people should also check the Bulletin Board page here for any last minute additions and changes.

July 10, Waterford 2:00-4:00 pm
"Terrifying Tales to Tell” for Tweens ‘n Teens.” Want to scare your friends?  Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, will help you create and tell spooky ghost stories guaranteed to keep your friends awake at night. Learn how to bring stories to life, create memorable characters, develop realistic settings and get your listeners to “jump!” Waterford Public Library, 5168 Civic Center Drive. For information and registration call: Lindsay Chittle at 248-618-7687.

July 10,  Southfield 1:00-2:00 p.m.
“Grown Folks Talkin’…HUSH!” Ivory D. Williams delivers a highly interactive, entertaining, fun and educational storytelling session that shows that stories are not just for kids. AARP-McDonnell Towers, 24300 Civic Center Dr. No charge, for information call: 313-822-6483

July 10, 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.

July 13, Ann Arbor 2 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Jack and Jill Join 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

July 15& 17, Detroit 12:00 p. m.
Storytelling and Jazz at Paradise Valley Medallions - Virgil Carr Center 311 E. Grand River Ave. 12:00PM - 1:00PM. DABS storytelling at 12:30 PM - for more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

July 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: “Altered”

July 18, Detroit 8:00 pm Doors at 7:00 p.m.
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

July 19, Flint 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
34th  Annual Michigan Storytellers Festival Featuring Bil Lepp and Judy Gail Krasnow. Sponserd by Flint Public Library, Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley. Free fun for all inside the library. For complete schedule see www.fpl.info/msf
   9:15-10:45 workshop with Bil Lepp “From Mundane to Sublime.”
   11:00-12:30 Workshop with Judy Gail “Using Local History for Stories to Tell.”
   10:00-11:30 Children’s Turn to Tell. Noon-1:00 Tales for Children.
   1:30-2:30 “Stories for Seasoned Citizens” with Bil Lepp and Judy Gail at Rosehaven Manor, 3900 Hammerberg.
   2:30-4:00 Michigan Showcase including storytellers Darryl Micken and Gloria Cangelosi.
   6:30-8:30 evening concert with Bil Lepp and Judy Gail.

July 20, Detroit 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
2nd annual Storytelling Festival at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave. Detroit Association of Black Storytellers along with several representatives from other Detroit ethnic communities will share their stories. This event is free. www.DetroitAssociationofBlackStorytellers.com  marygrant1915@gmail.com 248-304-0030

July 22 & 24, Detroit 12:00 p. m.
Storytelling and Jazz at Paradise Valley Medallions - Virgil Carr Center 311 E. Grand River Ave. 12:00PM - 1:00PM. DABS storytelling at 12:30 PM - for more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

July 22, Detroit, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
“Hotter n July” Ivory D. Williams presents fun tales for kids big and small to kick off the Duffield Library’s summer program supporting literacy. All are welcome to this free event. Detroit Public Library-Duffield Branch
2507 W. Grand Blvd. Contact: Maria Bryson, Librarian 313-481-1710

July 26, Ortonville 7:00 p.m. 
Diamond M Ranch Concert Series presents Michael Reno Harrell. $10 donation is requested. Michael will be doing a storytelling workshop earlier in the day. To reserve space for the show or workshop contact BobMarshallMusic@aol.com or text Bob at 248-2070679. Location:  3368 Breezewood Ct . For more info about Michael, http://www.michaelreno.com/

** 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  Michigan Connection: Judy Sima tells “My Mother’s Voice” in the Thursday night Fringe.

July 23, Bay City 11:30-12:30
Stories in the Park” – Young Peoples Summer Series, Highly interactive, entertaining, educational and fun storytelling concert for the youth & families with storyteller, Ivory Williams. Wenonah Park, Free and open to the public. Contact: Matthew Reid 989-860-0375

July 26, Detroit 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Great Lakes Regional Festival, Motor City Puppet Blast at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Lois Sprengnether Keel will give "A to Z, Puppets Are Easy" workshop among many workshops useful for storytellers -- also performances at the conference.  Official information at http://www.greatlakespoa.com/Festival.html, but even more at June 5 article on <http://www.storytellingresearchlois.com/

July 28 - Aug 1, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “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

July 29 - August 2, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s own, Corinne Stavish returns for her fifth appearance as a Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center.  http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/tir-schedule/corinne-stavish/   For additional information, call: 800.952.8392

July 29 & 31, Detroit 12:00 p. m.
Storytelling and Jazz at Paradise Valley Medallions - Virgil Carr Center 311 E. Grand River Ave. 12:00PM - 1:00PM. DABS storytelling at 12:30 PM - for more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

AUGUST
August 2, Detroit 8:00a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Backpack Music Festival Belle Isle Park Shed #19 &20 (Next to Detroit Yacht Club) Detroit Association of Black Storytellers will share stories at 10:00 a.m-11:00a.m. Adults $20, Children K-12 free. Questions www.backpackmusicfestival. netwww.DetroitAssociationofBlackStorytellers.com marygrant1915@gmail.com.
248-304-0030

Aug 4 - 8, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.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 5 & 7, Detroit 12:00 p. m.
Storytelling and Jazz at Paradise Valley Medallions - Virgil Carr Center 311 E. Grand River Ave. 12:00PM - 1:00PM. DABS storytelling at 12:30 PM - for more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

August 7, Detroit 4:30 pm doors open/7:00 p.m. 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: “Ambition.”

August 9, Gladwin 2:00 -3:30 p.m.
Relax in the shade and enjoy folktales, fairy tales, and fables for all ages told by the Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers. The Mainstreet Misfits, a local musical group, will also entertain with music from days gone by. In case of rain, the program will be held in the barn. Please bring your friends and join us!  August 9th 2:00-3:30 pm Stone Cottage Gardens, 3740 Willford Rd. 48624  For info. contact Carol Garner at sdcagarner@yahoo.com  or 989-506-8829

August 11 - 15, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.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 12 & 14, Detroit 12:00 p. m.
Storytelling and Jazz at Paradise Valley Medallions - Virgil Carr Center 311 E. Grand River Ave. 12:00PM - 1:00PM. DABS storytelling at 12:30 PM - for more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

August 12, 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.

August 15 -17, Detroit
African World Festival at the Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 Warren.  Detroit Association of Black Storytellers will share stories on Saturday and Sunday.  For more up to date information of performances, schedule, parking and more view www.awfdetroit.com. www.DetroitAssociationofBlackStorytellers.com  marygrant1915@gmail.com 248-304-0030

August 16, 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 “Using an outline for storytelling” workshop, 2:30 Business meeting) Detroit Main Library, 5201 Woodward (North of Warren, Parking in Library lot off Putnam)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

August 17, Ann Arbor 2 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Dogs Laugh 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

August 19 & 21, Detroit 12:00 p. m.
Storytelling and Jazz at Paradise Valley Medallions - Virgil Carr Center 311 E. Grand River Ave. 12:00PM - 1:00PM. DABS storytelling at 12:30 PM - for more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

August 19, 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 Circus Bar, 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: “Deception”

August 22-23, Saginaw 5:00 -9:00 pm
Calling all story lovers! Please come to enjoy Irish Stories for Adults on Friday evening with Yvonne Healy. The Great Lakes Gathering festival is testing whether storytelling can interest adults. Let's give them a resounding "Yes!" Irish traditional and Irish rock music, dance, food  and shops will fill the First Merit Bank Event Park, 303 Johnson Street, Saginaw, MI 48607. Info http://www.greatlakesgathering.com

August 26 & 28, Detroit 12:00 p. m.
Storytelling and Jazz at Paradise Valley Medallions - Virgil Carr Center 311 E. Grand River Ave. 12:00PM - 1:00PM. DABS storytelling at 12:30 PM - for more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

August 29-31, Kansas City, MO
Michigan's Yvonne Healy is the featured seanachie/storyteller at the KC Irish Fest. The festival is full of music, dance,  shopping with something for all ages all weekend. Located at Crown Center Square, Washington Park, and Grand Boulevard, the festival takes over downtown Kansas City with fun, culture and music. Info www.KCIrishFest.com.

SEPTEMBER
September 4, 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: “Crime and Punishment.”

September 6, Detroit 3:00p.m.
Children Storytelling Event at The Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Detroit Association of Black Storytellers will be featuring Adult and Children Storytellers. The cost is $5.00 for children (covers membership to Charles H Wright Museum) and $10.00 for adults.  The listener will be in for a special treat as Barbara Jones Clark, Judy Sima, Nya Russell, Jasmine Ross and more share their children stories. For more information view www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com. marygrant1915@gmail.com 248-304-0030

September 7, Ann Arbor
Kerrytown Bookfest, 701 N. 4th Ave. Children’s Tent:  12:00 p.m. “Kerry Tales:  Make a Book with Mother Goose” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  3:00-4:00 p.m. Storyteller Laura Pershin Raynor with a craft for kids.

September 13, Southfield
Come out and celebrate with Storyteller Mary J. Grant as she shares her story “Floyd B’s Pond” and more stories. Truth Bookstore 21500 Northwestern Hwy, (Northland Mall across from Macy’s) For more information view www.storiesbymary.com or email marygrant1915@gmail.com

September 15, 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.

September 16, 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 Circus Bar, 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: “Do-over.”

September 19, 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

September 20, Canton 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) Tutor Time 951 N. Canton Center Rd Between Sheldon & Beck. S. of Ford Rd.: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

September 27,  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.

STORYTELLING ORGANIZATIONS/MEETINGS
Michigan guilds listed at http://www.MichiganStorytelling.org

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June 1, 2014

June 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

JUNE 1, 2014
 

HIGHLIGHTS

*** Registration now open: 
National Storytelling Conference July 25-28 in Phoenix , AZ www.storynet.org.

MI Story now lists monthly meetings of local storytelling groups and guilds.  Visitors and new members welcome.

JUNE
June 1, Detroit 4:00-6:00 pm
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents the DABS Men’s Concert “The Good Ol’ Days: Storytelling at it’s Finest” with Ivory Williams, James Graham, John Bellamy, Keir Jackson, Tone Ross and the Vision Choir. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in the General Motors Theater, 315 East Warren Ave. Tickets: $10 at the door.

June 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 pm
“Kerry Tales:  Jump for June 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

June 1, Detroit 4:00-6:00 pm
The men of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers are poised to present a unique Storytelling Concert that will rattle the emotions. Powerful & dynamic, humorous & thoughtful, these masters of the oral tradition will take us all back to “The Good Ol’ Days” at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Ave.        (313) 442-DABS (3227) Tickets $10 info@Detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com (313) 442- 3227)

June 2, 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

June 2 - 23, Clarkston, Fridays 1:30-2:30 pm
Lois Sprengnether Keel leads storytelling activities focusing on use of imagination, creativity and humor rather than memory. This program provides fun interaction and communication opportunity for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.  $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  Call the Senior Center at 248/625-8231 to register and information.

June 3, Pontiac 6:00-7:00 pm
Lois Sprengnether Keel previews the Summer Reading Club as "The Sky's the Limit with Star and Sky Stories That Fizz, Boom, and Sizzle." Pontiac Public Library, 60 E. Pike Street. Contact (248) 758-3942

June 3, 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

June 3, 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

June 5, 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: “Celebration.”

June 8, Farmington Hills, 11:00 am
The Jewish Genealogical Society presents, Judy Sima as she tells the story of  her mother escape from Germany during World War II and compelling account of her encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht, and adjustment to her new life in America. Following the storytelling, participants will be encouraged to tell stories about their own parents. Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Road. $35 cost includes brunch. Guests are welcome. Sign up at http://jgsmi.org/annual-meeting-2014/ or send check to JGS of Michigan. P.O. Box 251693, West Bloomfield, MI 48325. For more information contact: president@jgsmi.org.

June 9, 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.

June 10, Grand Rapids 6:00-9:00 pm
Story Spinners of Grand Rapids picnic!  Please call Gloria at 616-454-6234 for details http://www.storyspinners.org/events.html.

June 11, 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

June 11, 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

June 12, 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.

June 17, Southgate 10:30-11:30 am
Lois Sprengnether Keel celebrates the Summer Reading Club with "The Sky's the Limit with Star and Sky Stories That Fizz, Boom, and Sizzle." Southgate Veterans Memorial Library, 14680 Dix-Toledo Road.

June 17, 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: “Fathers”

June 20, Detroit 8:00 pm Doors at 7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Fathers & Figures" a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Twisted storytellers Qasim Abbas, Rep. Phil Cavanaugh, Dwight Stackhouse and more with Twisted Musical Guests, The Meltones: Butch & Jay Hollowell. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. For info, tickets & Video visit: http://www.secretstorytellers.com/events.html www.secretstorytellers.com

June 21, Columbus, OH
What a deal! What a price! For only $25, story lovers and storytellers are invited to the most affordable storytelling enrichment opportunity ever! June 21 at Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road, conference center, Dominican University, Columbus, OH. Topics: k-12 ducation practicums & theory, finding authentic cultural stories, marketing, technology. Presenters include Lyn Ford, Kevin Cordi and Michigan's Yvonne Healy.Concerts, slams, swaps, and work.shops for best price ever! Info: http://www.OOPStorytelling.org

June 21, Livonia, 12:00-3:00 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 “Cookin’ Up Stories,” 2:30 Business meeting) Sandburg Branch Library, 20100 Seven Mile Road (Between Farmington and Merriman)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

June 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.

June 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!

JULY
July 10, Waterford 2:00-4:00 pm
"Terrifying Tales to Tell” for Tweens ‘n Teens.” Want to scare your friends?  Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, will help you create and tell spooky ghost stories guaranteed to keep your friends awake at night. Learn how to bring stories to life, create memorable characters, develop realistic settings and get your listeners to “jump!” Waterford Public Library, 5168 Civic Center Drive. For information and registration call: Lindsay Chittle at 248-618-7687.

July 10, 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.

July 18, Detroit 8:00 pm Doors at 7:00 p.m.
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

** 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  Michigan Connection: Judy Sima “My Mother’s Voice” Fringe.

July 23, Bay City 11:30-12:30
Stories in the Park” – Young Peoples Summer Series, Highly interactive, entertaining, educational and fun storytelling concert for the youth & families with storyteller, Ivory Williams. Wenonah Park, Free and open to the public. Contact: Matthew Reid 989-860-0375

July 29 - August 2, Jonesborough, TN
Michigan’s own, Corinne Stavish returns for her fifth appearance as a Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center.  http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/tir-schedule/corinne-stavish/   For additional information, call: 800.952.8392

AUGUST
August 16, 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, 2:30 Business meeting) Detroit Main Library, 5201 Woodward (North of Warren, Parking in Library lot off Putnam)  For information contact: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951
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