April 21, 2016

"Goin' to Jackson"

I've a song about "Goin' to Jackson" starting to haunt me.  It started when I received this email.  It's too big and important to keep only on the usual posting of MI Story or even on the Bulletin Board page here -- although the Gathering is still on the Bulletin Board.  The Evening at the Grand was there, too, and you had an opportunity to be part of the concert because the opportunity to submit a story appeared there.  

Remember to check that page for "posting of information that may have missed the deadline of the current MI Story issue or to post more complete information than the MI Story email newsletter has room to post."
The Bulletin Board page also often includes opportunities to tell stories like that Evening at the Grand submission.  

Hope you, too, are "Goin' to Jackson"! 

I wanted to make sure you knew about all the activities associated with this year’s Jackson Storyfest. This a great opportunity for us to come out and support one of the state’s great festivals, enjoy wonderful storytelling and rub elbows with fellow storytellers.  I hope you can come and share in the fun.
Jackson Storyfest Friday Evening Concert
Featuring Adam Mellema and Laura Pershin Raynor
Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Michigan Theatre, 124 N Mechanic St, Jackson, Michigan

Michigan Gathering of Storytellers
Hosted by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild.  Spend some quality time with fellow Michigan storytellers, catch up on what we’re doing, meet people you’ve only seen on Facebook, try a great workshop and share some stories.
When: Saturday, May 7, noon – 4:00 pm
Where: Jackson Carnegie Library
244 W. Michigan Ave. 49201

Noon –12:45 pm – Bring your own lunch and mingle with your colleagues.
12:45 – 1:00 pm Kick off and introductions
1:00 pm – 2:30  Creativity: Anyone can do it!
Workshop with Jeff Doyle
Learn how to structure an environment conducive to creative thinking. Put your creative mind to work in what is more of a Funshop than a Workshop!
2:45 – 4:15 pm – Storyswap
A big hit from last year’s Michigan Gathering – whether you are new to storytelling or come with long experience, bring a five-minute story to share.

An Evening at the Grand   
Michigan Storytelling Concert in conjunction with the Jackson Storyfest
May 7, 2016  7:00PM
Pull up a chair, grab a cold drink and join us for an evening of stories for adults. Storytellers from around
Michigan tell tales to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.
Grand River Brewery                                 
117 W Louis Glick Hwy, Jackson, MI 49201     
·        Tickets $10 (proceeds benefit the Jackson Storyfest)
·        Doors open at 6:30, with cash bar.  Come early to eat in the restaurant
·        Reserve seats by emailing Steve Daut mail@stevedaut.com or by calling Steve at (734) 845-1070
Concert organized by the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild
Don’t miss all the fun! 

Jeff Doyle
Storyteller / Humorist
(517) 404-8257