February 27, 2017

March 2017

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

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.
 

March 1, 2017

 HIGHLIGHTS

Just received updates:

March 1-May 6, Clinton Township
The Albert Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb County Community College presents: Tall Tales and Folklore: Exploring Michigan’s Traditional Stories. Most programs are free. Check their website for descriptions and times. 
www.LorenzoCulturalCenter.com 586-445-7348.
Correction: March 22. Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m.
STORIES FOR A SPRING EVENING - Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild Concert featuring Lyn Davidge,  Jane Fink,  Darryl Mickens, Patti Smith with smidgens of 25 years of Ann Arbor Storytelling history by Judy Schmidt  Nicola's Books- free and open to the public.  Copies of the AASG CD Tellabration!  LIVE! with the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild will be available for sale.
Storyteller, Ralph Morrison, died this month.  (Adding him to the memorial page will come soon.)  St Timothy Lutheran Church will hold a memorial for Ralph on Saturday, March 25 at 12:00. 8820 Wayne Road, Livonia. 734-748-0569. Hope some of you will be able to share a few "Ralph" stories.

FEBRUARY

February 25 & 26, Detroit 2:00 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts presents storytelling with La’Ron Williams. Through music and audience participation, La’Ron Williams invites you to explore folk tales of the African and African-American traditions as well as stories from his own life experiences that teach important lessons about self-esteem, self-reliance and perseverance. DIA Revera Court. www.dia.org

February 26, 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, Detroit, Doors open 11 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. story begins
Enjoy a winter afternoon of cultural storytelling by Author Educator, Storyteller Mary J. Grant and “Spoken Word” by Detroit’s Youth at Detroit Book City’s African-American Family Book Expo at the Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers. Meet local Black authors, buy ‘discount’ autographed books and enjoy a host of family, fun entertainment including kid zone.  Free Admission – Open to Public.  www.detroitbookcity.com  For info contact: 248-667-6449

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.

MARCH


March 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: “Wonders.”

March 3-5, Potosi, MO
Riverwind Storytellers present their annual storytelling event at Trout Lodge, featuring two three-hour workshops by Judy Sima: “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts” and “Seven Slick Steps to Spruce Up Stories.” For information contact: lynnebeetner@yahoo.com www.marilynkinsella.org/Riverwind. Registration $100.

March 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales: March along 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

March 7, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Making Peace” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

March 7, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

March 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

March 9, Ann Arbor 7:00-8:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old and new tales during an evening of stories for grownups. Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members present from 7:00-8:00 pm.  If you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org.

March 9, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"House of Cards." Join Here:Say at The State Theatre for a special event to benefit Safe Harbor. Performers will tell personal stories of experiences with housing vulnerability. Beverages provided by The Workshop Brewing Company. Free admission; all donations will go to Safe Harbor. State Theatre, 233 E. Front Street, Email: heresaytc@gmail.com.

March 10-12, Denton, TX.
Yvonne Healy is a featured teller at the Texas Storytelling Festival http://tejasstorytelling.com

March 16, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m.
The Ann Arbor Storytelling Guild presents a CD release party with Yvonne Healy, Jane Fink, Beverly Black, Jennifer Otto, Lyn Davidge, Steve Daut, Leif Larsen, Lorelle Otis, Jill Halpern, Derryl Mickens, Laura Lee Hayes, Patti Smith, Gertrude Warkentin, Glen Modell, from the newly released “Tellabration! Live”, Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., http://aadl.org

March 16, Oak Park, 6:00 p.m.
"Plant A Seed... Read!! After Storytelling...Then What?" Gwendolyn Lewis, author and former librarian, will share techniques parents may use to motivate their children to read. Bring your child so you as a team may grow together.
The free make-and take-workshop will be held at Oak Park Public Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd. The contact number is 248-691-7480 for reservations.

March 17, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. “School Days.” 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. Tickets $20. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 18, Jackson 1:00 p.m.

Join us at the Carnegie Branch Library for all things Irish! Irish storyteller, Yvonne Healy, charms with her stories of Ireland. Tap your toes to the Harp & Pennywhistle music of Deidreanna & Tabitha Potter. 244 W. Michigan Ave. The festivities continue at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra after the event. Intended for families. http://myjdl.org

March 18, 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. Redford Branch Library, 21200 Grand River (south of McNichols) 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951.  www.DetroitStorytelling.org

March 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Me, Myself, & I" Here:Say. Sometimes things are way better (or worse) when you just do it alone. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland. Free admission, $5 suggested donation. Email: heresaytc@gmail.com.

March 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

March 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.  Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

March 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

March 22, Farmington Hills 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Take a journey with Judy Sima as she tells 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. Following the story participants are encouraged to tell stories about their own parents using a series of “Conversation Starters.” Farmington Community, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. Event is free - Contact: Judy Donlin 248-553-6871 to register. http://www.farmlib.org/

March 24, Ann Arbor 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Award winning storyteller and puppeteer Willy Claflin will present “Puppets Tell Stories”, an interactive workshop, at the downtown Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Avenue. Free admission, for info contact Laura Pershin Raynor at raynorl@aadl.org or 734-327-4226.


March 25, Ann Arbor 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Stories with Willy Claflin and Maynard Moose, a family program, at the downtown Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Avenue. Free admission, for info contact Laura Pershin Raynor at raynorl@aadl.org or 734-327-4226. http://www.aadl.org/node/343964

March 25, Livonia 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Story League presents its 7th annual: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10 featuring our special guests, Audrey and Bob Allison “The Storytellers,” with stories, music and audience participation. Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $5 per person. Refreshments will be served and each child will receive a special Detroit Story League gift. For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net


March 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.

March 26, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting. locations TBD, contact Lyn Davidge (734-769-6982). May meeting at AADL, 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3rdfloor, free space room). Meetings start with stories, and then, more stories!  All welcome.  See annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free.

March 26, Detroit 4:00-5:00 p.m., Doors 3:30 p.m.
Charles H Wright Museum presents The Widow’s Project: Inspiring stories about Iconic woem and the challenges the faced. “Continuing the Legacy” featuring  storytellers Berline Brown, Gwendolyn Lewis, Pamela Jones,  Michele Pierrie with special guest Alicen Felder. CHW Museum, 315 East Warren, GM Theater. Free for ages. www.Detroitassocaitionofblackstorytellers.com 313-442-3227.

March 28, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Broken” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

APRIL

April 2, Detroit 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Fourth annual Storytellers Festival at the Detroit Historical Museum featuring representatives from several of Detroit’s ethnic communities sharing their heritage through storytelling and traditional song and dance, highlighting their customs and unique storytelling traditions. Storyteller, Judy Sima, will represent the Detroit Story League, telling “My Mother’s Voice,” the story of her mother’s escape from Germany during WWII. 5401 Woodward. http://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum.  313-833-1805. Admission to the Museum is free.

April 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  Splash in Puddles 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

April 4, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

April 6, 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: “Fresh”

April 11, Novi 7:00 p.m.
Join Karen Czarnik for an interactive and fun storytelling & music program to celebrate National Library Month. Novi Public Library, 45255 West Ten Mile Road. Contact is Kathleen Alberga - Phone 248-869-7226

April 12, 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

April 13, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old and new tales during an evening of stories for grownups. Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members present from 7:00-8:00 pm.  If you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org.

April 15, 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 Annual Meeting, 2:30 Business meeting. Timothy Lutheran Church, 8820 Wayne (Between Joy Rd. and Ann Arbor Trail) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org  

April 17, 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 

April 17, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
“Check, Please.”Here:Say The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland, Traverse City. Free admission, $5 suggested donation. Email: heresaytc@gmail.com.

April 18, 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. Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

April 18, 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

April 21, 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. Tickets $20. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 22, 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.

April 23, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.        
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting. location TBD, contact Lyn Davidge (734-769-6982). May Meetings start with stories, and then, more stories!  All welcome.  See annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Meetings are free

April 27-30, Lake Geneva, WI
Northlands Storytelling Confabulation, presents storytelling concerts and workshops by the best in the Midwest and all Coasts, including Michigan tellers Yvonne Healy, Jean Bolly, Barbara Schutzgruber, Jeff Doyle, Judy Sima, Jennifer Otto and more http://northlands.net.

MAY

May 2, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “First Impression” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 2, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. contact Carolyn Graves, 258-363-6149 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

May 2, Jackson 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest begins with stories for preschoolers with Mother Goose (aka Trudy Bulkley) Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave, open to the public. Reserve a spot by calling 517.788.4087, Extension 1331.

May 4, Jackson 10:00 a.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest presents: Silver Tales for the Young at Heart (stories for seniors) featuring Jenifer Strauss:  Ella Sharp Museum Community Room, 3225 Fourth Street, Jackson.

May 5, Jackson 7:30 p.m.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest Evening Concert featuring Christopher Agostino’s StoryFacesTM  Tales of Transformation and Wonder with special guest, Corinne Stavish. Michigan Theatre, 124 N. Mechanic Street. Free and open to the public.

May 6, Jackson 10:00 a.m–noon.
30th annual Jackson Storyfest presents a workshop with Christopher Agostino. Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave. Workshop is free to the public and will focus on the use of visual aids and props in storytelling.  To reserve a spot, contact:  517.788.4099, Extension 1303.

May 4 & 5 Jackson 
Storytelling sessions will be held at schools throughout Jackson County for students K-12 featuring approximately 30 local, regional and national professional storytellers.

May 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: “Karma.”

May 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Pick Some Flowers with 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

May 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

May 11, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Story Night”: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old and new tales during an evening of stories for grownups. Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase.  Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members present from 7:00-8:00 pm.  If you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in!  Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted.. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net. Info:  www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers or www.annarborstorytelling.org. 5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net.

May 13, Brighton 7:00 p.m.
“Full Disclosure” offers Michigan musicians and storytellers at the first ever storytelling performance at the Brighton Performing Arts Center. 35 Brighton Road, at Brighton High School, lots of free parking. Featuring, Rev. Robert B. Jones, Jeff Doyle and Yvonne Healy. Last chance in Michigan! Yvonne Healy bids a fond farewell to Michigan fans with her greatest hits before moving to Colorado. "I love my Michigan friends but it's time fir the next adventure." Tickets: http://brightonperformingarts.com/full-disclosure-may-13-2017/

May 15, 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

May 15 Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
“Reunion.” Here:Say, The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland, Traverse City. Free admission, $5 suggested donation. Email: heresaytc@gmail.com.

May 16, 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. Info. Joe Remenar jremenar66@yahoo.com

May 16, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Ann Arbor Distillery 220 Felch 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 “Traps” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 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

May 19, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 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 4820. Tickets $20. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

May 25, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m. Doors Open,  8:00 p.m. stories begin
Moth Grand Slam Championship. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. The Ark, 316 South Main Street.

May 29, Plymouth 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. Plymouth Public Library, 223 S. Main St. (Between Church & Penniman) 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org    

May 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 or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

May 28, 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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