November 26, 2014

December 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.

December 1, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS


Happy Holidays to all our loyal storytelling friends and fans. Enjoy some warm tales on these cold dark nights. Thanks for all you support.

DECEMBER

December 2, Davisburg 6:30 p.m.
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Springfield Twp. Library, 12000 Davisburg Road. For details 248-846-6550

December 4, Romulus 6:00 p.m.
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Road. For details 734-942-7589

December 4, Detroit 4:30 p.m. 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: “Art.”

December 6, Detroit 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers performs for the 42nd annual Noel Night at the Michigan State University Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Avenue. Storytellers include Chiquita McKenzie-Bennett, Tone Ross, Michele Pierrie, Judy Sima, James Graham, Vickie Slaughter, Betty Appleby. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com

December 5 & 6, Grosse Pointe Shores, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 7, Ann Arbor 2 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Sing a Song 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

December 8, Belleville 6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Belleville Public Library, 167 Fourth Street    Santa Storytime   For details  734-699-3291

December 10, Hamburg 6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Hamburg Public Library, 10411 Merrill Road. For details  810-231-1771

December 11  Southgate 6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Southgate Memorial Library, 14680 Dix Toledo Road. For details  734-258-3002

December 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night! 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: laurastory@gmail.com

December 12 & 13, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 14, Ecorse 4:30 p.m.
“Oh What a Night”  For the sixth consecutive year, St John of River Rouge, Community of Ecorse, and St. Paul, of Southwest Detroit, all A.M.E. churches, will come together to present a Christmas concert. The concert will feature James Graham telling the "Christmas Story" as the  combined choir supports his efforts. The event will be 4:30 pm, December 14, 2014 at 4010 17th Street Ecorse Michigan. A love offering will be taken during the program

December 15, Dearborn Heights 7:00 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested. Dearborn Heights Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Street. For details 313-791-3800

December 16, Grosse Pte. Woods 6:30 p.m.
Aesop Visits the “Woods”, Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses his trademark wit, wisdom and humor to deliver thoughtful lessons in a hilarious community concert. Grosse Pte. Woods Library20680 Mack, Free for all ages.Contact: Pat McClary 313-343-2072

December 16  Dearborn Heights  6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested. Dearborn Hgts John F. Kennedy, Jr. Lib., 24602 Van Born Road
For details 313-791-6050

December 16, Grosse Pointe Woods 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Aesop Visits Grosse Pointe” Master storyteller, Ivory Williams delivers a special presentation for the Grosse Pointe Woods community highlighting the morals & lessons of Aesop the Storyteller. Grosse Pointe Library, 20680 Mack. Free and open to the public.Contact: Pat McClary 313-343-2072

December 16, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. 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: “Rewards.”

December 17,  Berkley  6:30 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge. For details 248-658-3440

December 18,  Livonia  6:00 p.m. 
Santa Michael Deller will be presenting storytime programs at the libraries named below on the dates indicated.  Programs are free but check at the library to see if pre-registration is requested.
Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road. For details  734-466-2454

December 19 & 20, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 19, Detroit 8PM, Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, presents "Stocking Stuffer Stories", 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 Five Twisted Storytellers with Twisted Musical and Dance Guests. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. $20. For info, tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org

December 20, Redford Township 12:00-3:00 p.m.
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 Guest Storytellers from Detroit Association of Black Storytellers. 2:30 Business meeting) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 and 12 Mile Roads): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

December 21, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Sing a Song 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, Free.  734-769-3115

December 26 & 27, Grosse Pointe Shores 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Winter Wonderland Weekends. Bundle up the family for some outdoor fun because Ford House will be putting a little sparkle around your steps this holiday season! Enjoy Storytelling by Karen Czarnik, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds.  For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

December 30, Ferndale 11:00 a.m.
Storyteller and author Mary J. Grant will share “KWANZA STORIES at Royal Oak Township and Ujima Consortium - Celebration 21272 Mendota. For more information check www.storiesbymary.com.

JANUARY

January 17, Farmington 12:00-3:00 p.m.
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 Storytelling and Workshop. 2:30 Business meeting) Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty. (West of Farmington, South of Grand River) Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

January 24, Detroit 10:00 am-12:00 p.m.
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 4, Petoskey 12:30 p.m.
“Ice Thrones, Pottery, and Sculpted Heads: The story of well known Michigan Sculptor and Potter, Stanley Price Kellogg” portrayed in first person by storyteller Dick Strader.  Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building, 451 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770.  Free.  269-274-1812.

February 7, Detroit Noon
 “Funtales”, Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams engages the Detroit community in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun presentation at the annual Family Day at the Museum. Detroit Historical Museum Auditorium, 5401 Woodward.Free for all ages. Contact: Ivory D. 313-822-6483

February 14, Detroit 11:00 a.m.
Storyteller and author Mary J. Grant will share her personal children’s story: “My Daddy Taught Me To Read” at Farmington Hills Library 32737 West Twelve Mile Rd. Farmington Hill, Michigan www.famlib.org

February 20, Detroit 8 p.m., Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, Real People. True Stories. Told Live, presents "Love Stories", 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 Five Twisted Storytellers with Twisted Musical and Dance Guests. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. $20. For info, tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org

February 21, Detroit 2:30 p.m.
Reading Rules!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses the art of storytelling in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun presentation to promote the importance of reading. Elmwood Library, 550 Chene. Free for all ages. Contact: Karen Johnson 313-481-1730

February 23, Detroit 2:30 p.m.
Reading Rules!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses the art of storytelling in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun presentation to promote the importance of reading.Lincoln Library,1221 E. 7 Mile Rd. Free for all ages.
Contact: Veronica Obianwu 313-481-1780

February 28, Detroit 2:30 p.m.
Reading Rules!” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams uses the art of storytelling in a highly interactive, entertaining and fun presentation to promote the importance of reading. Wilder Library, 7140 E. 7 Mile Rd. Free for all ages. Contact: Veronica Obianwu 313-481-1870



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