May 23, 2017

June 2017

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

 •Judy Sima  Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Submission: Judy@JudySima.com  by the 15th of the month.
 

June 2017

HIGHLIGHTS



Save the date:

September 16, Farmington Hills 12:00-3:00 pm.
The Detroit Story League is looking for people who enjoy telling or listening to stories. Come to our September meeting. We will provide lunch, stories, and an afternoon of fun! Come see what we’re all about. Join us for a “Meet and Greet: Food, Fun and Stories at the John Grant Community Center, 29260 Grand River Avenue. RSVP: detroitstorytelling@gmail.com or call Judy Sima at 248-644-3951.

JUNE
Many storytelling groups take a break or change locations for the summer. If a storytelling group in your area is not listed in June, July, and/or August, check back in September

June 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: “Celebration.”

June 4, Detroit 3:00 p.m. doors open/4:00 p.m. stories begin
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers present “The Evolution of African Storytelling,” starting with the African Griot, storytellers Pa’Mela Williams, Ramona Lucius, Ami Jackson and James Graham will share the evolution of African Storytelling from crossing the Atlantic in th 1600’s to the 21st century. Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd.. Admission $10 at the door. www.detroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com 313-442-3227

June 4, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Make music 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

June 5, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say's Open Season. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. We're opening up the mic for storytelling! Come and throw your name into the hat for a chance to tell a true story on stage. No theme, just stories, a couple rules, and lots of fun! Information on how it works: https://www.facebook.com/events/1295311970583146/.

June 6, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman’s Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. 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 “Mystery” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 6, 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>

June 8, 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. 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

June 8, 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.

June 10, Southfield 1:30-3:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Southfield Public Library proudly presents:Tea and Tales, featuring storyteller, Judy Sima, plus tea and refreshments. All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Tickets are available at the Guest Services Desk at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road and must be purchased in person. Tickets are $10 for 1 ticket, $15 for two tickets and $20 for three to five tickets.  Cash only. The tea is not restricted to Southfield residents. Contact Alicia Bell at abell@southfieldlibrary.org, 248-796-4389 for more information.

June 13, Harrison 10:30 a.m.
Harrison Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, presents Genot Picor, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 105 E Main St, Harrison, MI 48625: (989) 539-6711

June 13, Claire 2:00 p.m.
Pere Marquette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, presents Genot Picor, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 185 E 4th St., 989- 386-7576.

June 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

June 15, McBain 10:30 a.m.
McBain Community Library Summer Reading Kick Off presents: Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss “Pull the Turnip, Skin the Snake: Cooperative Stories and Games to Build a Better World. 107 E. Maple Street. www.mcbain.michlibrary.org. Diane Eisenga, Library Director 231-825-2197

June 15, Grand Ledge 6:30 p.m.
Come experience songs and stories and hear music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil, and more with The Storytellers: Bob and Audrey Allison. Don't miss this chance to hear didgeridoo and a berimbau too! Bridge Street Plaza, 213 S Bridge St. www.grandledge.lib.mi.us

June 16, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “Father Father" 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

June 17, Lakeview 10:30 a.m.
Tamarack District Library presents Tunes and Tales by Tricia as part of the celebration of Lakeview's sesquicentennial and summerfest event. It is sure to be interactive, musical,  upbeat,..... and pure joy as Tricia celebrates a return to her hometown! Surprises for all! All ages, from toddlers to tweens.

June 17, 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 and workshop (Story Slam – prepare a 5-7 minute story completing the sentence “And then I knew….” There will be judges and prizes), 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty (W of Farmington, S of Grand River) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org   

June 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

June 19, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
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.

June 20, Allen Park, 10:30 a.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, Novi, MI  48375 Contact is Kathleen Alberga - Phone 248-869-7226

June 20, Mount Pleasant 11:00 a.m.
Join us for this unique program that combines interactive storytelling, beautiful music, full audience participation and hands-on fun with musical instruments from many cultures with the Storytellers – Bob and Audrey Allison. Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial Library, 301 S. University Avenue. Barb Sanford, (989) 773 - 3242 x23. bsanford@crdl.org

June 20, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman’s Greyline, 100 N Ashley. 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 “Outnumbered” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 21, Chelsea 2:00 p.m.
Come experience songs and stories and hear music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil, and more with The Storytellers: Bob and Audrey Allison. Don't miss this chance to hear didgeridoo and a berimbau too!   221 S Main St., 734-475-8732 www.chelseadistrictlibrary.org

June 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Please note this is a correction as the date was first printed as the 25th and was incorrect.
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. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. Zoumbaris_Susann@comcast.net. Meetings are free.

June 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.

June 24, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.

June 25, Redford Township 11:00 a.m.
Summer children's concert in the park. Kick off for summer series. Fun for all ages. Bring mom, dad, grandma and grandpa too. Songs and stories for the young and young at heart. Free! 25320 W 6 Mile Rd, 313-531-5960 redfordlibrary.org


June 26, Saginaw 6:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Butman-Fish Branch Library. 1716 Hancock St 989-799-9160. www.saginawlibrary.org

June 26, White Lake 6:30 p.m.
Hear Lois Keel reenact World War I's "Hello Girls" as Oleda Joure, a Marine City girl just out of her teens who became a bilingual phone operator at American headquarters.  Including music, photos, and the story of the first U.S. women soldiers and why it took them 60 years to gain recognition as veterans.  White Lake Township Library, 7527 E. Highland Road.  Free admission, for info. contact: 248-698-4942.

June 27, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman’s Greyline, 100 N Ashley. 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 “Breathless” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

June 28, Lansing 10:00 a.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. South Lansing Branch Library: 3500 S Cedar St, 517-272-9840. http://www.cadl.org.

June 29, Whitmore Lake 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Join Karen Bonnici Czarnik for an interactive and musical storytelling program for children and families at the Northfield Township Area Library. 125 Barker Road, 734-449-0066

June 29, Holly 2:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. HollyTownship Public Library. 1116 N Saginaw St. 248-634-1754, https://www.hollytownshiplibrary.org/

June 29, Oxford 6:30 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Oxford Public Library. 530 Pontiac St. (248) 628-3034. http://www.miopl.org

June 29, Clinton Township Doors Open 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin
The Moth Main Stage “Driven in Detroit”  at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts presented by Michigan Radio.  Features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth's directors. 44575 Garfield Road. www.macombcenter.com www.themoth.org

June 29-July 2, Kansas City, MO
 National Storytelling Conference & Fringe, open to all levels from beginners to experts and people who simply love stories. Michigan presenters: Mary Grant and Vickie Slaughter (Workshop “Researching and Telling the Stories of African American Migration from the South”), Yvonne Healy (Fringe Performance “Irish and American”), Barbara Shutzgruber (Conference Showcase Performer), Judy Sima (Workshop “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts.” Jeff Doyle will receive the NSN Oracle Award for North Central Service and Leadership.  http://storynet.org.

JULY
July 1, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.

July 1, Goodrich 2:00 p.m.
 Genesee District Library, Goodrich Branch presents Genot Picor, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 10237 Hegel Rd, (810) 636-2489. evoyageur@aol.com

July 2, DeTour 8:00-9:00 p.m.
The Second Annual Haunted Tales Kick-off for the DeTour 4th of July Weekend with Storyteller, Jenifer Straus “Tales From the Haunted Shores of Michigan.” De Tour Performance Pavillion. Sue Lehman lehmans@eupsschools.org

July 6, Lapeer 12:30 p.m.
Lapeer District Library, de Angeli Branch, presents Genot Picor“Building Michigan One Log at a Time,” 921 W Nepessing St.,. (810) 664-6971evoyageur@aol.com.

July 6, Garden City 6:00 p/m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison.  31735 Maplewood St., 734- 793-1830 www.gardencitylib.org/

July 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: “Beauty.”

July 8, St. Ignace 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Alaska (and Yooper)Storyteller Pete Griffin for an evening of his personal Alaska and growing up stories at the St. Ignace Public Library, 110 West Spruce Street, Free to the public.  Contact Pete (tongasstrails@gmail.com) or the St. Ignace Library for more information.

July 8, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.

July 10,  Waterford 10:00 a.m.
Waterford Public Library, presents Genot Picor, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” 5168 Civic Center Dr, (248) 674-4831evoyageur@aol.com

July 10, Clarkston 6:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Independence Township Public Library. 6495 Clarkston Rd. 248-625-2212. https://cidlibrary.org/

July 11, Charlotte, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Join Karen Bonnici Czarnik for her Tunes & Tales Together program for children and families at the Charlotte Community Library, 226 S. Bostwick St., 48813, 517-543-8859

July 11, Lansing 2:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. CADL Lansing Main Library. 401 S Capitol Ave., 517-367-6363. .www.cadl.org

July 12, Mason 10:30 a.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison 1939 South Aurelius Road. 517.628.3743. www.cadl.org

July 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


July 13, Union City 1:00-2:30 p.m.,
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up - Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici Czarnik for this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program. Co-sponsored by Dearth Union Township Library & Community Unlimited - 430 St. Joseph Street, (517) 741-5061

July 13, Traverse City 6:00-7:30np.m.
Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road, presents Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss, an interactive evening of Storytelling for all family members to enjoy. Come reawaken the storytelling tradition in your family and go home with stories to tell! Vicki SHurly 231-223-7700. http://www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org/

July 14, St Ignace 7:00 p.m.
St. Ignace Public Library, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” 110 W Spruce St (906) 643-8318
 evoyageur@aol.com

July 15, Downtown Farmington, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
2017 Farmington Founders Festival - Story Rhythms! - Join storyteller Karen Bonnici Czarnik for this song & storytelling performance program for families. At the mainstage on Grand River in downtown

July 15, St Ignace 7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Concert at the Marina, St. Ignace Marina, presents Genot Picor “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe. 13 S State St. (906) 643-8131 evoyageur@aol.com

July 15, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.

July 16, St. Ignace 11:00 a.m.
Meet Genot “Winter Elk” Picor, writer for Michigan History for Kids Magazine, The Mackinac Journal, and The Great Lakes Pilot.  Genot performs original stories from his upcoming collection “Stories that Mimi and Pipi Told,” Fort de Buade Museum, 334 N State St (906) 643-6627evoyageur@aol.com

July 16, Interlochen 6:30 p.m.
Here:Say Presents: Summer Reruns! Interlochen Center for the Arts. Join us at the Upton-Morley Stage in Interlochen for some of our favorite stories from past seasons. Featured performers include Elon Cameron, Ben Whiting, Dave Murphy, Christal Frost, Jonelle Bowers, Jeff Smith, and Karen Stein. This show will be recorded by Interlochen Public Radio.

July 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

July 17, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
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.

July 18, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The 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 “Denial” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

July 20, Mount Pleasant 10:45 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo will present MARKET FRESH! Stories, Produce & Tasty Treats at Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. 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

July 20, Detroit 4:00 p.m.
Lois Keel and her cheerleading puppet, Priscilla Gorilla, present stories with ways to get along as they are "Cheering You on to Build a Better World."  Bowen Branch Library, 3648 Vernor Highway.  Free admission, for info. contact: 313-297-9381.

July 21, 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 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events   or call 313-744-6037

July 22, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.

July 24, Bay City 2:00 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library. 500 Center Ave., 989-893-9566. www.baycountylibrary.org/hours-locations/alice-jack-wirt-library

July 24-28, Farmington Hills from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “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

July 27, Lapeer 12:30 p.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. DeAngeli Branch Library. 921 W Nepessing St.,810-664-6971. http://www.library.lapeer.org/about-us/locations-hours/marguerite-deangeli-branch

July 29, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.

July 29 & 30, Sault Ste. Marie 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. both days
Rendezvous at the Soo, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” and “Stories that Mimi and Pipi Told evoyageur@aol.com


July 31-Aug 4, 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
August 1, Auburn Hills 10:30.m.
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit with The Storytellers - Bob and Audrey Allison. Auburn Hills Central Library, 3400 E Seyburn Dr., 248-370-9466.
 www.auburn-hills.lib.mi.us

 August 3, 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 4-6, Dublin, OH
Yvonne Healy returns to the Midwest as the featured storyteller at the Dublin Irish Fest, Cultural Tent, Festival Park, Dublin OH, http://dublinirishfestival.org

August 5, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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 7-11, 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 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

August 12, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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, 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

August 17, 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. 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 18, 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 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

August 19, 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 (N of Warren, free parking in Library lot off Putnam) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

August 19, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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 21, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
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 21, 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     

August 26, Elk Rapids 9:00 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. 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.


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