November 1, 2014

November 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.

November 2014
 

HIGHLIGHTS


NOVEMBER

Check out November TELLABRATION Events – Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. In Michigan, TELLABRATION!™ brings together our most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.

November 4, White Lake 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the North Oakland County Storytellers at historic Fisk Farm in the one-room Thompson School, M59 at Fisk Road.  Info: Carolyn Graves, 248-363-6149 or

November 6, 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: “Last Minute.”

November 7, Tecumseh 7:30-9:00 p.m.
You are invited to Tell-A-Bration! at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA), sponsored by the Friends of the Tecumseh Center for the Arts. National Storytelling Festival host, Corinne Stavish, will emcee and tell stories. There will also be Story Swap, put your name in the hat to tell a five minute story. Tickets $5 and can be purchased by phone at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh, Michigan or on-line at www.thetca.org.  For additional information contact Shelley Lim at 517-423-6617 or slim@tecumseh.mi.us.        

November 7, Muskegon 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Muskegon Yarnspinners presents Tellabration! A national celebration of Storytelling at the Muskegon Museum of Art Auditorium for ages 12 to Adult, tickets $5 each or $15 per family at the door. 296 West Webster Avenue, W Webster Ave. Information at: www.yarnspinnersmuskegon.blogspot.com

November 7 & 8, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Michigan storyteller, Judy Sima will be featured at the Kentucky Storytelling Conference, presenting a six-hour workshop on Friday. “Developing Student Storytellers.” Judy will be featured in Friday and Saturday Night Concerts, and a beginning storytelling workshop on Saturday. Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center. For more information: http://www.kystory.org/conference/intro.shtml

November 9, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Duck, Duck, Goose 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

November 14,  Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
“Tellabration!” Ann Arbor Storytellers'’ Guild - Storytelling for Adults (ages 14 and older) Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd.Glen Modell MC and guest storyteller.  Featured tellers: Jeff Doyle, Jill Halpern, Darryl Mickens, Patti Smith, Gertrude Warkentin.  Anna Smith - ASL interpretation.  Tickets $15 at door. Plenty of parking. Refreshments. Info: laurastory@gmail.com

November 15, Berkley 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 stories and workshop “Time Out- keeping your stories to a time limit,” 2:30 Business meeting) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 and 12 Mile Roads): Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

November 16, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a program of traditional myths and dances presented by Reg Pettibone, a Native American Champion Dancer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, and members of his family as they provide a better understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, narration and a display of artifacts with a strong environmental emphasis. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Info: www.DIA.org

November 16, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
Family Tellabration!: Ann Arbor Storytellers'’ Guild - Family Storytelling Concert (ages 4 and older) at the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor.  Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library. Performers Star Burton-West, Linda Luke, Judy Schmidt and Susanna Zoumbaris.  Free. Info: laurastory@gmail.com

November 18, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Storytellers and listeners are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids   Shawmut Hills School   2550 Burritt NW, Grand Rapids 49504Check out our website at storyspinners.org. 616-454-6234

November 18, 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: “Accidents.”

November 21, Livonia 7:00  p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 102 years of 'Service Through Storytelling' with Tellabration! a Night of Storytelling for Adults. 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 p.m. storytelling followed by refreshments; featuring Yvonne Healy, Carolyn Graves, Chrissy Begle and Tone Ross as Maestro.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Livonia Civic Center Public Library Auditorium, 32777 Five Mile Rd. Directions to Library 734-466-2491 or for more information call 248-476-8515 or email Judy@JudySima.com  www.detroitstorytelling.org

November 21, Midland 7:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers presents our annual Tellabration! at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Auditorium. 1710 W. St. Andrews. Ten years old thru adults are welcome for a wonderful evening of stories. Donations accepted. Contact info. Carol Garner 989-506-8829.

November 21, Detroit Doors open 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents, "PATIENCE" with DICK GREGORY and Twisted Storytellers Dr. Mildred Matlock and Dwight Stackhouse! Dance Guests, Alde Lewis, Jr. with Danny Plisco, bassist and Renaissance Dance Workshop. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org

November 21, Grand Rapids 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Story Spinners of Grand Rapids presents, Tellabration! Please call Gloria for details. 616-454-6234

November 22,  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.

November 24, Walled Lake 6:00 p.m.
A Taste of Story, with Lois Sprengnether Keel telling Anishinaabe Stories of Michigan's Native People, concludes with a baked pumpkin treat using Native American ingredients.  The Walled Lake Library is at 1499 E. West Maple and reservations may be made at 248-624-3772.

DECEMBER

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 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 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 16, Grosse Pointe Woods, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Aesop Visits Grosse Pointe” Master storyteller 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 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 8:00 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

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 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

JANUARY

January 16, Detroit 8:00 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:

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.



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