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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