January 9, 2015

January 2015


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Storytelling Event Calendar

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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.

January 2015

HIGHLIGHTS
 

May your New Year be filled with happiness, health, the love of family and friends, and great stories!


JANUARY

January 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  ‘New Year’s Here,’ says Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue. Free.  734-769-3115

January 8, 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.
Info:  
www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

January 10, 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

January 11, Hastings 12:30 p.m.
January Brunch and Winter Festival with Storytelling by Dick Strader.  Pierce Cedar Creek Institute.  701 W. Cloverdale Rd.  Hastings, MI 49058. Program free.  Brunch: $14 members, $16 non-members.  269-721-4190.

January 12, 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

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 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Buckle Your Shoe with Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue. Free.  734-769-3115

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 7th, Detroit 2:30 p.m.
"Grown Folks Talkin'...HUSH!" Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams celebrates Black History Month with wit, wisdom and humor in a medley of uplifting tales. Clemente Recreation Ctr., 2631 Bagley, Free and open to the public. For info contact: Mike Hudson (City of Detroit) 313-224-0228

February 6-7, Kalamazoo 5:00 p.m.
Storytellers, poets, and musicians will have your rapt attention! Enjoy a vendor fair, arts and crafts, and books galore during this full-day festival: Words That Heal!  Friday: BenJammin Educational Music 6:00 pm, Karen Libman at 7:00 pm. Saturday: Gemini at 11:00 am, Kinetic Affect at noon, Speak It Forward at 1:00 pm, Robin Nott at 2:00 pm, Shawahah Jane Murray at 3:00 pm, Musical Folktales at 4:00pm. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, (269)373-7990, FREE

February 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.
Info:  
www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

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 14, Ann Arbor, 7:30 p.m.
Annual Ark Storytelling Festival featuring Alton Chung, Robert Jones and members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. 
www.theark.org. Tickets $20

February 15, Ann Abor,
The Are Storytelling Festival “Storytelling for Kids” featuring Alton Chung, Robert Jones and members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild, 
www.theark.org. Tickets $10.

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 28, Southfield 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents a Black History Storytelling Program part 1 at Northland Mall.

MARCH

March 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  March Along with Mother Goose.”Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue. Free.  734-769-3115

March 7, Southfield 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents a Black History Storytelling Program part 2 at Northland Mall.

March 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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.
Info: 
www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

March 13-14, Charleston SC
Corinne Stavish joins Charlotte Blake-Alston, Michael Reno Harrell and Bil Lepp as a featured teller at Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival. 
http://www.ccpl.org/content.asp?id=133199&action=detail&catID=5367

March 24, Center Line 7:00 p.m.
Take a journey with Storyteller, Judy Sima as she shares “My Mother’s Voice,” the compelling story of her Mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, her escape from Germany during World War II and adjustment to her new life in America. Using intriguing “Conversation Starters,” Judy helps you bring treasured memories of your family back to life. Center Line Public, 7345 Weingartz. Program is Free, call 586-758-8275 to register.

  
Yvonne Healy, storyteller          Judy Sima 
www.michiganstoryTeller.com          www.JudySima.com                         
Managing Editor                                  Distribution Editor
810-813-3000                                       248-644-3951  
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