October 29, 2015

November 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.

November 1, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS


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Call for Fringe Performances – Deadline November 14 for  the 2016 National Storytelling Conference, July 21-24 in Kansas City, MO. Eligibility and Application Information: http://www.storynet.org/conference/fringe.html

Call for Workshop Proposals –November 18 for the 2016 National Storytelling Conference, July 21-24 in Kansas City, MO. Application posted on www.storynet.org

Call for Fringe Performances – Deadline November 20 for the Northlands Confabulation April 29-May 1, 2016 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Application posed on www.northlands.net

NOVEMBER

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

November 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Clocks Strike for 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 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

November 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

November 5, Detroit7:30PM, Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers in association with the 30 Americans Exhibition, presents "TALES FROM THE FUNK with GEORGE CLINTON!" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Twisted Storytellers, Austen Brantley, Dwight "Skip" Stackhouse and funk master, GEORGE CLINTON! Musical Guest, "Queen of the Blues" Thornetta Davis with Dance Guests, Legacy Competition Dancers. Afterglow and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Detroit Institute of Arts -Detroit Film Theatre 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. For Tickets & Info visit:www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037

November  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: “Payback.”

November 9, Detroit 5:30 p.m.
“Funtales” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents a highly interactive and fun youth and family storytelling presentation. Corinthian Baptist Church, 1765 Caniff. Free to the public. For info contact: 313-822-6483

November 9, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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.

November 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

November 12-15, Arlington, VA
33rd annual “In the Tradition” National Association of Black Storytellers Conference and Festival. Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, ( 800) 266-9432. For workshops, concerts, special events check the website: http://www.nabsinc.org/2015-general-information

November 13, Livonia 7:00 p.m.
Join the Detroit Story League as they celebrate 103 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 Gwendolyn Lewis, Alma Petrini, Judy Sima and Elizabeth Najduch 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 13, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
“Tellabration” The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents its 24th annual Storytelling Concert for Adults (ages 14 and older), at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor. Steve Daut will be the MC and guest storyteller.  Other featured tellers: Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge, Jane Fink, Leif Larsen, Lorelle Otis, Jennifer Otto, and duo of Simran Harvey and Susanna Zoumbaris.  Tickets are $15 at the door.  More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

November 13, Muskegon 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 5th annual Tellabration! - A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years old thru adult. These stories will entertain you, humor you, and stay with you long after the evening is over.
Muskegon Museum of Art,  96 W. Webster Avenue. Cost: $5.00 per person ( $15.00 for families) Contact:
 Ned@ 231-755-2383 carteredwin93@yahoo.com. www.yarnspinnersmuskegon.blogspot.com

November 15, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
Join us for jazzy stories told by the Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild members for preschool through grade five.  Pittsfiled Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. Directions to Library, 734-327-4200 or for more information email Laura Raynor at raynorl@aadl.org www.aadl.org

November 15, Skokie, IL 1:20-3:00 p.m.
Michigan’s own, Judy Sima 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. Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive. Information: Amanda Friedman 847-967-4884.

November 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

November 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 $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Gifted”

November 20,  Mount Pleasant 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Come join Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers for our 20th year of Tellebrations!  New venue this year. 319 S. University Ave. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Michigan auditorium . Admission $5. For more details, click our events tab. Make plans with your family and friends to attend. It's going to be a fun night of storytelling! Visit us on Facebook. For further information, contact Carol Garner, 989-506-8829, or sdcagarner@yahoo.com.Michiganstorytellers.com

November 20, Tecumseh 7:30 p.m.
Corinne Stavish will tell stories and host the 2nd Annual Tecumseh Tellabration! at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N Maumee St. (517) 423-6617​. All are welcome to share a 5-minute story. Admission is $5. Contact Shelley Lim, slim@tecumseh.mi.us

November 21, Plymouth 11:00 a.m
Mary Grant will provide stories during the AARP of Michigan Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive & Luncheon at New Providence Baptist Church Banquet Center 18211 Plymouth Rd.

November 21, 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 a Workshop “How to Give a 15 Minute Workshops.” 2:30 Business meeting. Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge (Between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

November 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

November 23, Petoskey, 7:00 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. Free.  231-758-3121

November 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.

DECEMBER

December 2, 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

December 3, 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: “Excuses.”

December 4-5, 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.

December 5, Detroit 5:15-7:15 p.m.
Bob and Audrey: “The Storytellers” will be featured at Noel Night. Detroit Public Library, Main Branch. 5201 Woodward

December 6, Detroit, 2:00 p.m.
Join award winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, Judy Sima, for "Storytelling: Hanukkah the Festival of Lights" as she lights up the holiday season with Hanukkah stories of miracles, menorahs, and magic dredyls. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Free with museum admission. Info: www.DIA.org For info contact: Emily Bowyer 734-968-7095

December 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“December Lights and 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

December 8, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

December 9, 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

December 10, 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

December 11-12, 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.

December 13, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

December 14, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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.

December 15, 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 $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Joy”

December 18-19, 26 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.

December 18, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers presents "GIFTS & MIRACLES, a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests, Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue. For Tickets & Info visit:www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037

December 19, Redford 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 stories and Holiday Impromptus, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

December 20, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
“Fun with Kwanzaa” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams continues his highly interactive and educational storytelling presentations in support of the Detroit Institute of Arts “Stories at 2” program. 5200 Woodward. Free with museum admission. For info contact: Emily Bowyer 734-968-7095

December 26, 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.

JANUARY

January 5, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm. Contact: Pam Dawson padawsonusa@gmail.com  248-684-7426. www.northlandcountystorytellers.org

January 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

January 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.

January 11, Lansing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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.

January 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

January 14, 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

January 15, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "IT'S A TRIP" a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

January 16, Livonia 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 a Workshop “Celebration of Life.” 2:30 Business meeting. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road. (Between Farmington and Merriman) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

January 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of GrandRapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information  storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

January 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 $8 at the door. This month’s theme

January 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.

January 25, 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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