January 4, 2016

January 2016

* MI Story +

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 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

Happy New Year to all our loyal subscribers. May your year be filled with health, happiness, stories and Happily Ever Afters

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JANUARY

January 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Happy New Year 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, Ann Arbor, MI.   Free.  734-769-3115

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. Theme: Brave.

January 8,  Grosse Pointe 6:30 p.m.
“Multi-Generational Funtales.”  Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings his patented highly interactive, entertaining and educational stories to the families of the Grosse Pointe community. All are welcome at the: Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee Ave. Free and open to the public. For info: 313-822-6483.

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.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members.  Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

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 18, Farmington 1:00 p.m.
Ms. Gwen, interactive storyteller, will share the life of Martin Luther King Jr. "Through the Eyes of Coretta Scott King" at the Farmington Community Library(Main Branch) at 32737  W. 12 Mile Rd. For information call (248)553-0300

January 18, Ypsilanti 3:30 p.m.
Storyteller, "Ms. Gwen" will celebrate the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.at the Ypsilanti Library, 229 W. Michigan. The audience will participate in interactive storytelling, songs and skits.  For information (734)482-4110

January 18, Ypsilanti 6:30 p.m.
Ms. Gwen, interactive storyteller, celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.. at the  Whittaker Library. The audience will participate in interactive storytelling, songs and skits. For information (734)482-4110

January 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Spinners of Grand Rapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills School, 2550 Burritt St NW. For more information: Gloria Cangelosi, 616-821-4106. storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

January 19, 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 20, Detroit 11:00 a.m.
"A Pocket Full Of Stories". Pre-School at Tabernacle Baptist Church. 2080 W. Grand Blvd. Contact person is Ms. Houston @313-285-1917. The public is invited.

January 22, Grand Rapids 7:30 p.m.
A Winter's Night of Tales  presented by Story Spinners of Grand Rapids at the Blandford Nature Center. Variety of personal, folk, and  humorous stories for adults and youth (13+) $6.00   For information, contact (616) 821-4106

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. New members welcome.

January 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org

FEBRUARY

February 2, Detroit 6:30 p.m.
Gwendolyn Lewis will reenact "The Life of Coretta Scott King" at Pages Bookstore, 19560 Grand River. All ages are invited. Contact 313-479-7342 for additional information.

February 2, Battle Creek 6:00 p.m. Doors open / 7:00 p.m. sharp - stories begin
Mosaic: Storytelling Showcase sponsored by Battle Creek Enquirer in partnership with diverse organizations. At Warehouse Performance Venue, 1299 E. Columbia Ave. www.979WARE.com. Contacts: Michelle Frank, at 269-578-3726 or expcounts@gmail.com and Dick Strader, at 269-274-1812 or dstrader40@yahoo.com. Personal stories based on the theme “Home” featuring storytellers: Jeremy Andrews, Crystal Hernandez, Sarah Lawrence, Matt Lynn, Sheri Sherban, Dick Strader, Martha Thawnghmung, Sean Washington, Joyce Wilson and others. Cash Bar & Food Available for purchase. Tickets $5.00 with proceeds supporting “Safe Place,” Battle Creek’s local shelter for victims of domestic violence.

February 2, 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

February 3, 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

February 4, Detroit 11:00 a.m.
Coretta Scott King Comes Alive". PACE SENIOR CENTER 260  McDougall . Contact person is Mr. John Elliott @313-288-7223.  The public is invited.

February 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:

February 5, Kalamazoo 5:00-8:00 p.m. February 6, 10 am- 5 pm
The 4th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum welcomes The Storytellers: Bob and Audrey, Ralph Stocker, Louie Miranda, Adam Mellema, Crawl Space Theater, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and Jennifer Pahl Otto to their lineup of storytellers.  The Festival is free, musicians and authors will be autographing and selling the materials, Festival t-shirts and book bags will also be available.  For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 6, Kalamazoo 10:00 a.m.
“Growing Family Stories” a 45-minute Workshop for Young Families presented by Judy Sima at the 4th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at www.kalamazooMuseum.org.

February 6, Detroit 12:00 p.m.
The Detroit Historical Museum celebrates the “20th Annual Black Family History Day.” This annual looked for event is always a blast as Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents his highly interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation for families. Detroit Historical Museum-Auditorium, 5401 Woodward, Detroit. Free to the public. For info contact: 313-822-6483

February 7, Ann Arbor, 12:00 p.m.
Join award winning marketer, blogger and author Upasna Kakroo, for “Remarkable Storytelling Techniques: How to create your brand storyline online" as she helps guide you through the key marketing trend for 2016. Discover how to build a professional online brand and pitch your business story! Ann Arbor. $49 for a 3 hour workshop. Info: bit.ly/StorytellingCourses. Contact: connect@brandanew.co

February 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Sweethearts for 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

February 8, 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.

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

February 10,  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

February 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members.  Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers  or www.annarborstorytelling.org Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org      

February 16, Detroit 12:30 p.m.
"Once Upon A Time"  Pre-School at Elmwood Library at 550 Chene. Contact person is Ms Tracy Massey @ 313-481-4731. The public is invited

February 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 $8 at the door. This month’s theme:

February 19, 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

February 20, Fraser 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 workshop: “Historical Re-enactment.” 2:30 Business meeting. Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile. (1block west of Utica Road) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

February 27, 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. New members welcome.

February 27, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Adults are guaranteed fun and thought provoking entertainment at the Ark Storytelling Festival featuring NPR raconteurs, Kevin Kling, Bill Harley and Michigan’s own, Yvonne Healy. www.theark.org Tickets: $20.

February 28, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
Storytelling for Kids at the Ark Storytelling Festival featuring  NPR raconteurs, Kevin Kling, Bill Harley and Michigan’s own, Yvonne Healy. www.theark.org. Tickets: $10.

February 28, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org



MARCH

March 1, 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

March 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

March 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.”

March 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Lambs, Lions 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

March 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

March 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.Come and lend an ear to the old tales and new ones too at an evening of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members.  Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.orgInfo: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytellers.org

March 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.

March 15, 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

March 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 $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Joy” 

March 18, 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

March 19 , 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 stories workshop: Trudy Bulklely “The Importance of Rhymes for Young Children,” 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty St. (west of Farmington, south of Grand River) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951

March 24, Warren 6:30 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. Free and open to the public, Salvation Army of Warren, 24140 Mound Road, open to the public. For more information contact, Amanda Passmore, 586-754-7400.

March 26, 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 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild - monthly meetings are free and start with stories, and then more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Rd., 48103 2:00-4:00 pm, 4th Sunday, January - April.  More information: www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org




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