March 1, 2015

March 2015

* 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.

March 1, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS



Special opportunity for storytellers and story listeners:  MSU student run radio station is looking to emulate the Moth Radio hour. They have created a 5 to 10 minute segment at the end of their show “Exposure" called, "the Michigan Storytellers Segment." If you have a true, interesting/meaningful/funny story you are willing to share on the air, contact: Quin Hoffman, News Director, WDBM Impact 89FM, (989)295-6652. quinlanhoffman@gmail.com

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 3, Highland 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. HVCA Headquarters (Highland Station), 205 W. Livingston Rd. contact Carolyn Graves: gravesccraol.com (258) 363-6149 for more information www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

March 4, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com.

March 5, 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: “Save.”

March 7, Southfield 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers Interactive Underground Railroad Experience Part 2 concludes with more stories, songs, and audience participation at the Truth Bookstore in Northland Mall. Use the Target entrance off service drive to locate the bookstore. Information call: Chiquita at 313-268-9065, chiquitachiquita67@gmail.com. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com.

March 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.

March 11, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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

March 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. 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 
Michigan storyteller, 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 17, 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: “Confusion.”

March 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with The Story Spinners of Grand Rapids. We welcome new members to our monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills Elementary. 2550 Burritt NW.   storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

March 20, Detroit, 8PM, Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "PRIDE & PREJUDICE" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Twisted Storytellers Nicole Pitts, Nicholaus Rainey, Hannah Wise and more. Musical Guest Amy Jackson with Dance Guests SambaSoul: Vanessa Almeida and Jamile Lulo. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48203. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037

March 21, Detroit 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: “Developing Loveable Bad Guys”, 2:30 Business meeting. Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward (SE corner of Woodward on Warren). Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

March 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild – monthly meeting always start with stories, and then more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Nichola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd. members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

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.

March 27, Detroit 11:00 a.m.
Ms Gwen, The Storyteller presents: America Reads Storytelling Program at the University of Michigan Detroit    3663 Woodward Ave. 48201. Information: 313-467-9294 or http://gwenstoryteller.com

March 28, 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.

March 28, Livonia 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Story League presents its 4th annual: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 featuring Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose, Judy Sima, and special guest Ivory Williams at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $3 per person. Refreshments will be served and each child will receive a special Detroit Story League gift. For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net

April
April 1, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com.

April 2, 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: “Fools.”

April 7, Highland 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. HVCA Headquarters (Highland Station), 205 W. Livingston Rd. contact Carolyn Graves: gravesccraol.com (258) 363-6149 for more information www.northlandcountystorytellers.org


April 8, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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

April  9, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. 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

April 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Splash in Puddles 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

April 13, 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.

April 14, Ann Arbor 6:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Michigan Grand Slam Championship at The Ark  Info: www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. 316 South Main Street.  Limited number of presale tickets available two weeks prior online at www.TheMoth.org.

April 16, Farmington Hills 10:00 a.m.-noon
Society of Active Retirees presents a special workshop with Corinne Stavish, “Leaving Lasting Legacies: How Your Story Is an Ethical Will.” Wayne State University, Oakland Center, 33737 West 12 Mile Road. Class is limited to 20; to register contact soarcontact@gmail.com

April 17, Livonia (Lunch served 11:45) 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Storytelling presentation with audience participation “My Mother’s Voice: A Story to Tell” and discussion of the art of storytelling for “Conversation and Coffee” with Judy Sima. Schoolcraft College Lifelong Learning Center. 18600 Haggerty Road. $15/Seniors $12. Doors open at 11:15. Advanced registration required.  734-462-4448. https://wevadvisor.schoolcraft.edu

April 18, Plymouth12:00-3:00 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 Annual Meeting, 2:30 Business meeting. Plymouth Public Library, 223 South Main Street (W. of Haggerty, N. of Ann Arbor Road)  Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

April 20, Farmington Hills 7:00 p.m.
Storyteller, Corinne Stavish tells the remarkable story: “When Good People Do SomethingWith all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Adat Shalom Synagogue,29901 Middlebelt Road,  248-851-5100. No charge.

April 21, 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: “Delusions.”

April 21, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at  Shawmut Hills Elementary. 2550 Burritt NW.   storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

April 25,  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.

April 24-26, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Join the friendliest group of storytellers on the planet at the Northlands Storytelling Confabulation; “It’s All About the Story.” Stories, Workshops, Swaps, Fringes, Story Slam. Special Master Class with Lyn Ford. Workshops by Judy Sima and Yvonne Healy. Geneva Ridge Resort. www.northland.net, 815-344-6435

April 26, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild – monthly meeting always start with stories, and then more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Nichola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd. members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

Thursday, April 30 10 a.m.  
Celebrating 28 years of storytelling Jackson Storyfest presents a free concert:  “Silver Tales – Stories for Seniors and the Young at Heart” featuring Laura Pershin Raynor at The Ella Sharp Museum Community Room, 3225 4th Street. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

April 29-30, Jackson
Celebrating its 28th year, Jackson Storyfest presents storytelling performances for school children with Carol Birch, Ivory Williams, Trudy Bulkley, Allison Downey, Judy Sima, Judy Gail Krasnow, Corinne Stavish, Jeff Doyle, Lanie Levin, Yvonne Healy, Gwendolyn Lewis, Adam Mellema, Sharon Peacock, Genot Picor, Gemini, Brenda Harris, Lois Sprengnether Keel, Larry Massey, Robin Nott, Laura Pershin Raynor, Cate Robarts-Snyder, Steveanna Roose, and La’Ron Williams. Performances take place in Jackson County schools. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

MAY
May 1, Jackson 7:30 p.m
Celebrating its 28th year the Jackson Storyfest offers a free evening concert with National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Award winner, Connecticut storyteller Carol Birch who offers a wealth of stories full of memories worth having at Jackson High School Auditorium, with Emcee: Corinne Stavish. 544 Wildwood Ave. Doors open at 7 pm. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Jackson Storyfest presents a free concert, “Tales R Us – Stories for All Ages” featuring Gemini and KIDS TELL! featuring student storytellers, held at Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Avenue, www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 2, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
The Jackson Storyfest presents a perennial Storyfest favorite, storyteller La’Ron Williams at Jackson High School Auditorium with emcee Judy Gail Krasnow. 544 Wildwood Ave. Doors open at 7 pm. The concert is free. www.JacksonStoryfest.org

May 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  “Smell the Flowers 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

May 4, Troy 6:30-8:20 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. Troy Public Library, 510 Big Beaver. Call 248-524-3534 to register.

May 5, Highland 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. HVCA Headquarters (Highland Station), 205 W. Livingston Rd. contact Carolyn Graves: gravesccraol.com (258) 363-6149 for more information www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

May 2, Golden, Colorado 
Michigan's Barbara Schutzgruber teams up with Minnesota's Dorothy Cleveland to present their workshop "Beyond the Sword Maiden: The Heroine's Journey as Story Structure" at the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference. This year's theme is "Wickedly Funny and Soul Deep: The Story Road" with featured presenter, Judith Black, exploring the humor in stories of all types. http://www.rmstory.org/

May 6, Mt Pleasant 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers (MAST): Welcomes new members to their monthly meeting, at the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant. 301 South University Avenue. Info: Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com.

May 7, 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: “Cravings.”

May 11, 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.

May 13, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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

May 14, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 pm
Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. 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

May 15, Madison Heights 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 Installation of Officers. 2:30 Business meeting. Madison Heights Public Library, 240 West 13 Mile Rd. Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

May 19, 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: “Snooping.”

May 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at  Shawmut Hills Elementary. 2550 Burritt NW.   storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

May 23, 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.

May 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild – monthly meeting always start with stories, and then more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Nichola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd. members. Info: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

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