August 1, 2016

August, 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.
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August 1, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS
Take MI Story with you on vacation. Check the calendar for loads of summer library and family storytelling events.


AUGUST
Aug 1 - 5, Farmington Hills, Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students from (5 to 14)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859
August 2, West Bloomfield 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Enjoy storytelling and music with Bob and Audrey –“The Storytellers” children of all ages will enjoy stories and have opportunities to play various instruments during the performance, sponsored by the West Bloomfield Public Libaray, www.wblib.org 248-682-2120.  Program to take place at the West Bloomfield High School cafeteria, 4925 Orchard Lake Rd
August 3, Engadine 3:00 p.m.
To begin her Upper Peninsula Summer Tour, Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Engadine School Library, W13920 Melville Street, Engadine, MI 49827. Contact: Janice Wagner, 906-477-6313
August 3, Mason 10:30 a.m.  
Aurelius Public Library Summer Reading Program presents Genot Picor and “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children.” https://www.cadl.org/about/hours-and-locations/aurelius
August 4-5, Dublin Ohio
Yvonne Healy is one of the cultural presenters at the amazing Dublin Irish Fest. History stories of Irish rebels and ghost stories of Irish creepers will be performed for adults and teens in the Spoken Word Tent. A kid-friendly program will be presented in the Children’s Area. Exact schedule to be announced. www.dublinirishfestival.org
August 4, Cedarville 11:00 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Les Cheneaux Community Library, 75 Hodeck Street, Cedarville, MI 49745. Contact: Jane French 906-484-3547
August 4, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. 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: “.”
August 5, Paradise 11:30 a.m.
Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will be presenting her Summer Reading program called, “Going Beyond the Tortoise and the Hare” for school age kids at the Whitefish Township Community Library, 7247 M123, Paradise, MI 49768, Contact: Cindy Bulmer 906-492-3500
August 6 and 7, Mackinaw City
“Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur” featuring Genot Picor.” Mackinaw Crossings, Village Square Sound Stage, August 6, 7:00 p.m. and Aug 7, all day.  Free Admission
August 6, Houghton Lake 11:00 a.m.
Houghton Lake Heritage Days, featuring Genot Picor, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur. From I-75 Get off at exit 227 and go west on M-55 for about 5 Miles the Village and the Playhouse are on your left right next to the Chamber of Commerce Building.  http://www.houghtonlakehistory.com/2013_Village_Days.php
August 6, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com
August 8 -12, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller, Karen Czarnik presents the Storytelling performance section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling to students from (5 to 14)  Heritage Park, Farmington Road.  (Camp fee) www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us or call (248) 473-1859.
August 8, Hastings  Noon-1:00 p.m.
Robin Nott of Shadygrove Storytelling, will present a free summer afternoon program of live storytelling and folk singing in Hastings Downtown Spray Plaza Amphitheatre. Nott will present stories and participation songs for the family audience. Bring your lunch, while you enjoy the performance. Contact Maiya Merrick 269-510-6668 or mmerrick@hastingsmi.org with questions.
August 8, Harris
Join Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss for a program called “Every Family Has a Story: An Evening of Stories Designed for Families to Enjoy. All ages are welcome at the Bark River-Harris School Library, W471 HWY 2 & 41, Contact: Amanda Kivi, 906-466-9981
August 9, Iron Mountain 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Calling all adult storytellers and story writers! Join Storyteller and Narrative Consultant, Jenifer Strauss for a program called, “Hardwired for Story: Finding, Telling and Writing Your Life Stories”. Jen will be sharing her Turning Point Narrative Process at the Dickinson County Library, 401 Iron Mountain Street. Contact: Vicki Underhill 906-774-1218
August  9, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information.
August 10, Warren.  
Stories, Songs, Folk Dances and Creative Movement for Children,”  Genot Picor and the Depot Town Players, Address: 1 City Square. Phone:(586) 574-4564
August 10, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Jack Be Nimble says 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, Free.  734-769-3115
August 10, Chelsea 6:30 p.m.
Discover World War I's switchboard soldiers called the "Hello Girls" and their 60 year battle for veterans status with Lois Keel as Oleda Joure Christides at the Chelsea District Library,  221 South Main Street. Info: For info contact: Keegan Sulecki (734) 475-8732.
August 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
August 12, Ironwood 4:00 p.m.
Cygnus Storytelling members Tina Rohde, Colleen Shaskin and Jenifer Strauss will be sharing “A Bounty Of Stories” at the Depot Park Farmers Market, a program sponsored by the Ironwood Carnegie Library. Tales of Giant Turnips, Talking Pumpkins and a Lima Bean Monsters will be brought to life with songs, props, puppets and audience participation sure to spark your imagination and tickle your funny bone! Contact: Lynne Wiercinski 906-932-0203
August 13, Gladwin 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Relax in the shade and enjoy folktales, fairy tales, and fables for all ages told by the Mid-Michigan Area Story Tellers. Storytellers: Eileen Delorenzo, Joe Remenar and Judy Sima. The Mainstreet Misfits, a local musical group, will also entertain with music from the 60’s and 70’s.  This event is free.  In case of rain, this event will be held in the barn. Stone Cottage Gardens, 3740 Willford Rd. (989) 426-2919
August 13, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com
August 15, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
New meeting date and location: Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com
August 15, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.
August 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 “Back to School”
August 16, 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
August 18, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Maximum Verbosity presents: Pissing on Great Wall, a solo storytelling show by Phillip andrew Bennett Low, returning  to China, three years later and in the midst of a new identity crisis. Whether he's beating the streets of Beijing in pursuit of a stolen backpack or confronting Communism in an Emperor's tomb, engaging in a battle of wits with overzealous tour guides or performing a pig sacrifice in his ancestral village, the champion of negative thought returns with more mystery, more musings, and of course more angst. WARNING: Show contain equal measures of mature language and adolescent angst. Pointless Brewery & Theatre. 3014 Packard. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com.  (See July 14 for description of Low’s first show.)
August 19, St. Ignace  5:30 p.m.
A Summer Celebration of Stories, Music and Dance, with storyteller, Genot Picor and  La Compagnie Music Dance Troupe, Mindy Whalen (guest fiddler and bagpipes) and Sheila Graziano, dancer.on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 North State St. Call (906) 643-6627 for more information.
August 19, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "Mothers" 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
August 18, Mt. Pleasant 10:45 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park. This summer series features stories within the theme of fruits, vegetables and food. These stories will delight listeners young and old. Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy interactive folktales and fables that are full of participation, rhyme, rhythm, giggles and song. 331 North Main Street. 989-779-5331.
August 20, 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 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit Main Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. (N or Warren, Parking in Library lot off Putnam)  Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org
August 20, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com
August 24, Mt. Pleasant 10:00 a.m.
“Storytelling for Children”: Michigan Area Storytellers will take you to other worlds through traditional oral telling of folktales and fairy tales. 1/2 hour of interactive, imagination stretching, stories for children of all ages. Art Reach of Mid Michigan, 111 E. Broadway Street in historic downtown Mt. Pleasant.  Free. 989.773.3689
August 27, Elk Rapids 9:00-11:00  p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33rd  summer of gatherings around a fire in a unique outdoor setting. Hosted by poet bard, Terry Wooten. Terry’s book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected by the Michigan Library as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Regular admission is $5/adults, $3/kids.Stone Circle is located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids on Stone Circle Drive off U.S. 31. From the north - five miles south of Eastport. Info: stonecir@aol.com or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com
August 27 & 28 Harrison Twp 3:00 p.m.
Lake Ste. Clair Voyageurs Encampment, Lake St Clair Metro Park, present Genot Picor “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur. Metroparks admission free with Metroparks sticker, $10.00 admission to the park without a Metorparks sticker $5.00 admission into the event located on the Lake St. Clair Beach, south of gold course.
August 31, Orem, UT 1:15 p.m.
Yvonne Healy performs “Blarney” at the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem, UT http://timpfest.org/events/timpanogos-storytelling-conference-2016/

SEPTEMBER

September 1, Orem UT 10:15 a.m.
Yvonne Healy teaches adults and teens the process and joy of collecting and shaping family stories. Kindred Keepsakes: Pocket Sized Family History—Yvonne Healy leads a workshop for the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute, Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St. http://timpfest.org/events/timpanogos-storytelling-conference-2016/
September 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. 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: “.”
September  4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: School Starts with 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, Free.  734-769-3115
September 6, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May-Nov Fisk Farm North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Farm.  or contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for more information
September 8, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night in Crazy Wisdom Tea Room.  Come, lend an ear to tales old and new, during an evening of stories for grownups., 114 South Main Street.  Enjoy delicious desserts, exotic teas, or a light supper while listening to Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org  
September 10, Medina, Ohio 2:00 p.m.
Medina Story Fest presents, Michigan’s own, Judy Sima telling “My Mother’s Voice,” the story of her mother’s encounter with the Gestapo on The Night of the Broken Glass and her escape from Germany during WWII and her research chronicling her mother’s journey. Following the storytelling, participants are encouraged to tell stories of their own parents. 210 South Broadway Street. 330-722-6235. http://medina.lib.oh.us/ Admission is free.
September 14, 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
September 16, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents 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
September 17, 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 workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Redford Township Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Road (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-395. www.DetroitStorytelling.org
September 19, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
New meeting date and location: Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley shirleyjane24@yahoo.com
September  19, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Passport." Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland Street. At this show, performers will tell tales of international travel. Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at heresaytc@gmail.com if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.
September 20, 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 “Doubt”
September 20, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
M.A.S.T. Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers welcomes visitors to our monthly meeting. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of most months in the Veterans Memorial Library Annex room, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 301 S. University Ave. Come join us and enjoy. Contact info: Joe Remenar at jremenar66@yahoo.com.
September 20, 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
September 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: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.
September 24, Detroit 3:00 p.m.
Charles Wright Museum of African American History presents its third annual Children’s Concert and the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, to promote children’s membership at the museum. The $5.00 admission for youth ages 3-17 includes membership to the museum. Adult admission is $10. 315 E Warren Ave. www.DetroitAssociationofBlackStorytellers.com
September 25, 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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