November 28, 2016

December 2016



* 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.
 

December 1, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS




DECEMBER

December 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: “Risk.”

December 2 & 3, 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 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  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

December 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

December 6, 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 “Food”

December 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. Free but donations are accepted.

December 9 & 10, 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 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

December 16, 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 16, Detroit 7:30 p.m. Doors @6:30 p.m.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents "The Wiz!" Storytime with Tony Award Winning Choreographer and Director, Dr. George Faison with Twisted Storytellers, Les Gold, (Pawn Stars) and Gina Ellis. Twisted Musical and Dance Guests, Vocalist, Maurissa Rose and  orchestra conducted by Edward Gooch with Legacy Dance Studios and LSO Dance Company. A curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theatre 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. For Info and Tickets visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events  or call 313-744-6037.

December 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 impromptu stories, 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. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

December 17, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
 “Funtales with Kwanzaa” Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams celebrates Kwanzaa with an interactive, entertaining and fun storytelling presentation for youth and adults. Detroit Institute of Arts. Free with museum admission. 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48202. For info contact: 313-833-7900

December 17, Detroit 3:00 p.m.
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers will present their annual Holiday Storytelling Festival “Selfies with Santa” at the Children’s Library (Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, (313) 418-1300). Come enjoy holiday stories, drumming, arts and crafts, light refreshments and selfies with Santa.

December 17, 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 Judy Sima, twinkling lights & holiday music while you stroll around the grounds. 1100 Lake Shore Road. For more info go to www.fordhouse.org/events/

December 18, 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 19, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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

December 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.

December 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 “Give and Take”

December 20, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar

December 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  

JANUARY

January 2, Kalamazoo Noon-1:00 p.m.
Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presents “Stories Galore” as part of Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s “Holiday Break,” a highly interactive and fun storytelling presentation on the campus of Kalamazoo Valley Community College. 6767 W O Avenue. Free admission, for info contact: 269-373-7955

January 2, 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.

January 5, 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:

January 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

January 12,  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. Free but donations are accepted.

January 16, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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

January 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:

January 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
          
January 20, 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

January 21, 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 stories and workshop (Judy Sima – “Crafting Personal Stories”), 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. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

January 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.

January 23, 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.

January 24, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

January 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: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

FEBRUARY

February 2, 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:

February 3, Kalamazoo  6:00 p.m
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, “Searching for Peace!”  Storytellers from across the United States will come together to explore unity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all. Poet Terry Wooton opens the festival at 6 p.m.  Visual artist and speed painter Martina Hahn joins Joe Reilly in concert at 7 p.m. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, (269)373-7990, FREE http://kvm.kvcc.edu/plan/storytelling.html

February 4, Kalamazoo  10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, “Searching for Peace!”
Michigan author Patricia Polacco opens up the festival at 10 a.m., followed by Adam Mellema, Mark Binder, Tim Cusack, Noa Baum, Sidney Ellis and son, and Judy Sima at the top of every hour till 5 p.m. Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, (269)373-7990, FREE http://kvm.kvcc.edu/plan/storytelling.html

February 7, 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.

February 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

February 9,  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. Free but donations are accepted.

February 17, 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

February 18, 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 stories and workshop (Celebration of Life), 2:30 Business meeting) Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy.(Between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

February 20, Lansing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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

February 20, 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.

February 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 $8 at the door. This month’s them

February 21, 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
          
February 21, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes new members to their monthly meeting at Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Community Room, 301 S. University. Mt. Pleasant, MI  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

February 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: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

February 25, Detroit Noon-1pm
The annual and always fun “African American History Family Day” at the Detroit Historical Museum. Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams displays his trademark wit, wisdom and humor with an array of stories to the delight of youth and adults alike. Detroit Historical Museum auditorium, 5401 Woodward. Free admission, for info contact: 313-833-1801

February 25, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this year’s annual Storytelling Festival at The Ark featuring funny men: Bill Harley, Bil Lepp, and Don White in “Fathers Daze.” With emcee Barbara Schutzgruber. 316 South Main Street. Tickets $20. www.theark.org

February 25, Ann Arbor 1:00 p.m.
Storytelling for Kids featuring Don White, Bil Lepp and Bill Harleywith Emcee Barbara Schutzgruber. Ticket $10. 316 South Main Street. www.theark.org

February 26,  Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. (3rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.


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