July 31, 2014

August 2014

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
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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.
 

August 1, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS
 

Catch late-breaking information on the Bulletin Board page.
 

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

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

August 2 & 3, Houghton Lake
Heritage Days, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Metis’ Voyageur with Genot Picor,” Houghton Lake, MI. Heritage Park, $5.00 admission all weekend, 12 & under free (989) 366-9124

August 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, Hastings 12:00 p.m.
 Michigan Downtown Development Authority Children’s Show with “Miner Sam,”with Genot Picor. Town Square, Free admission (269) 945-2468

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 8 and 9, Brighton 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Kensington Metro Park, Voyageur Days with Genot Picor, $5.00 vehicle admission or pass accepted at gate.  (810) 227-8910

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, Paradise 11:30 a.m.
The Wild Blueberry Festival, Stories, Songs and Dances of the Metis’ Voyageur, open to the public (906) 492-3219.

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 23, Monroe 1:00 p.m.
River Raisin Nat’l Battlefield, Stories, Songs and Dances of the Metis’ Voyageur with Genot Picor, open to the public (734) 243-7136

August 23 & 24, Harrison Twp. 3:00 p.m.
Stories, Songs and Dances of the Metis’ Voyageur with Genot Picor, Lake St. Clair Metro Park,. (586) 463-4581

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 23 & 24, Mt. Clemens 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Step back in time and discover the rich history of the Voyageurs during the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era at the 18th Annual Voyageur Encampment with storytellers Barbara Schutzgruber and Genot Picor, music and dance with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, plus demonstrations, re-enactors, games… and more!!  The encampment will be held in Lake St.Clair Metropark at the shoreline near the Day Sail Launch.   Program is free. Vehicle Entry Permit required.  Contact: 586-463-4332  http://www.metroparks.com/Lake-St.-Clair-Metropark/Events

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 30, Lexington 11:00 a.m.
 Metis’ Voyageur Storytelling with Genot Picor at Thumbfest, http://www.bluewaterfolksociety.org/thumbfest-2014

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 9, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin
The Moth GrandSLAM Championship at The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets will be available two weeks before show date: www.theark.org

September 7, Ray Township 2:00 p.m.
Paul Bunyan Tales with Genot Picor, Wolcott Mill Metro Park. (586) 749-5997 $5.00 vehicle admission or pass accepted at gate.

September 11, 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.

September 7, Ann Arbor 12:00 p.m.
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, Shelby Township Burgess 1:00 p.m.
Shadbush Nature Center Wilderness Skills Activities. $5.00 admission all weekend, 12 & under free (586) 323-2478

September 13, Lansing 7:30 p.m.
Join the Lansing Storytellers for An Evening of Storytelling for Grown-Ups and enjoy a Patchwork of Stories.  This year's event will be held at First United Methodist Church, 3827 Delta River Drive, Lansing (corner of Delta and North Waverly).  Tickets are $5.00 at the door and refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Jean Bolley at bolleyj@hotmail.com

September 13, Southfield 3:00 p.m.
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 7:00 pm
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "It's A Trip," 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 5 Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. For Info, Tickets & Video visit : www.secretstorytellers.org

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 26, Lansing 7:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 stories begin
Jeff Doyle and Jennifer Pahl Otto present Stories and Drinks. Sit back and relax as Jeff and Jennifer present an evening of hilarious tales. Whether it's Jeff's story of unearthing Playboy magazines or Jennifer's story of love, loss, redemption and cats, you will laugh until your sides hurs. Tony M's Italian Restaurant and Bar, 3420 South Creyts Rd, Tickets $6 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to help support "Old News Boys."
Contact Jeff Doyle 517-404-8257. JJdoyle99@yahoo.com

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.

OCTOBER

October 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. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Taboos.”

October 3, Detroit  
French-Canadian Heritage Days Celebration, Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageurs with Genot Picor. Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave. (313) 833-7935, admission $10.00.

October 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.

October 12, Midland 1:00 p. m.
Creative 360, Vision Quest:  Folk, Outsider, Visionary Art Experience, with Genot Picor.(989) 837-1885, free admission

October 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 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: “Lost and Found.”

October 23, 2014 Ann Arbor 7:00 - 8:00 p. m.
Storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor will join musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes. Ann Arbor District Library Multi-Purpose Room, 343 South Fifth Avenue. Free. Contact Laura Raynor at raynorl@aadl.org or 734-327-4226


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