August 1, 2017

August 2017

Public Storytelling Events throughout Michigan - August through October - 2017

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** Storytelling Event Calendar
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** www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001
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*Judy Sima  Editor*
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

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



** August 1, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS
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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. or call Judy Sima at 248-644-3951. RSVP

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

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 (http://judysima.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=5292f46dba&e=2dfd5c103f) .
www.auburn-hills.lib.mi.us (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=e9631b127a&e=2dfd5c103f)

August 1, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam at the 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:   Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Caution.” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

August 3, Detroit 6:30 p.m.
The families of Conley Library, 4800 Martin St. will travel with  songs and stories to Africa with Gwendolyn Lewis. This event is part of their Passport Adventure Throughout The World Series. For information: contact Librarian Charlene Hyland at 313-481-1590.

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:  Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “ Grease”

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://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=a207189d01&e=2dfd5c103f (http://judysima.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=d7de34584d&e=2dfd5c103f)

August 5, Livonia 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
North Oakland Storytellers bring Scottish heritage in stories to children in the Wee Bairns area of the annual St. Andrew's Society of Detroit Highland Games. www.highlandgames.com/> Greenmead Historical Park|20501 Newburgh Road.

August 5, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33^rd 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: or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=18ef2d11a6&e=2dfd5c103f) .

August 6, Ann  Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Dogs Laugh 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

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 (http://judysima.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=f4168b6fd1&e=2dfd5c103f) 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

August 10, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2^nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org (http://judysima.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=03e9de6e0e&e=2dfd5c103f) or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=70b859ae43&e=2dfd5c103f)

August 12, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33^rd 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: or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=b034ba2961&e=2dfd5c103f) .

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

August 15, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam at the 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:   Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Good Intentions” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

August 16-17 Mt. Pleasant 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Blooming Yogis- RedBloom Mindfulness Kids camps. Join red bloom, Simple Dharma Wisdom, and storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo for two days of Joy! Move your body, listen to the playfulness within yourself, connect with others through laughter, storytelling, and other mindfulness activities. Find the joy inside you and let it shine! 206 W. Michigan. $60 for Budding Yogis (ages 4-7),$100 for Blooming Yogis (ages 8-11) call: 989.317.0657. or register on line:

August 17, Mt. Pleasant 10:45 a.m.
Storyteller, Eileen DeLorenzo (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=5345d3d572&e=2dfd5c103f) 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 18-20, Detroit 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
The annual African World Festival features Detroit Association of Black Storytellers and Guest Tellers. Our guests will enjoy storytellers sharing stories under the tent on Fri Sat and Sunday in the Watoto “Children’s Village.”  Charles Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren. For info contact: 313-494-5800 (tel:(313)%20494-5800) ,  313-442-3227, http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=526e37c7a1&e=2dfd5c103f  www.detroitassociationofblackstoryteller.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=3beeda8c4e&e=2dfd5c103f)  or
Detroit Association of Black  Storytellers facebook.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=9e0e15f788&e=2dfd5c103f) .

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,  For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037 (http://judysima.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=db04ae8405&e=2dfd5c103f or%20call%20313-744-6037)

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:   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 33^rd 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: or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=8817eef068&e=2dfd5c103f) .

August 26, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33^rd 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: or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=e5c131a9b1&e=2dfd5c103f) .

SEPTEMBER

September 2, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 33^rd 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: or 231-264-9467 or terry-wooten.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=d2232a9b0c&e=2dfd5c103f)

September 3, 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 4, 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:   Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Bouncing Backs” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

September 4, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. 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://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=3eb82464aa&e=2dfd5c103f (http://judysima.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=f36490f5b3&e=2dfd5c103f)

September 5, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam at the 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:   Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Schooled.” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

September 7, 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:  Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Comfort.”

September 8, Royal Oak 7:30 p.m.
Unity of Royal Oak presents Corinne Savish “When Good People Do Something.” With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Come hear Denmark’s remarkable story. 2500 Crooks, Cost: $10. Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to songandspirit@gmail.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=ca2ed59d99&e=2dfd5c103f)

September 13, 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

September 14, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2^nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=27ea0941d3&e=2dfd5c103f) or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=b8545e986f&e=2dfd5c103f)

September 15, 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,  For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037 (http://judysima.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=c2efa42e6b&e=2dfd5c103f or%20call%20313-744-6037)

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. or call Judy Sima at 248-644-3951. RSVP

September 16, East Lansing 7:00 p.m.
The Lansing Storytellers Guild presents an: “Evening of Storytelling for Grown-Ups” Hannah Center at 819 Abbot Road. Suggested donation $5.00. For more info contact Jean Bolley: or call 516-281-8036.

September 17, Detroit doors open at 3:30 p.m. concert begins at 4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents their annual “Sky’s the Limit” storytelling concert featuring The Storytellers: Bob and Audrey Allison and youth from the Community. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren. Admission is $5 for youth under 17 years old and includes membership to the museum. Adult ticket are $10 and goes to support the Museum. Additional information 313-442-3227. www.thedetroitassociationofblackstorytellers.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=c932643550&e=2dfd5c103f) .

September 18, 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  and/or Shirley Bradley

September 19, 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

September 19, 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

September 19, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
The Moth Story Slam at the 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:   Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Confrontation.” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

September 22, Detroit 10:00 a.m.-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 (http://judysima.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=f468df37f0&e=2dfd5c103f) or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

September 22, Detroit 6:00 p.m.
"She Said ~ He Said Storytelling Event & Fundraiser" featuring Tone Ross, Brandon T. Marsh & Chiquita McKenzie with mixed media artist Martin McNeely. Spend an evening laughing, Enjoy 2-Timed Wine Tastings & Silent Art Auction in support of young males. Hosted by Focused Intent supporting Gentlemen's Round Table Location: Northwest Activity Center, Lower Level Glass Room. 18100 Meyers, ample parking/entrance in rear. Tickets: $35; Timed tastings limited to 12 people per session(21 and older, first session promptly at 6:45pm-advance tickets highly suggested).Confirm Tickets-Send Electronic Request/Confirmation to:   (Chiquita 313/268-9065) or  (Brandon T. Marsh, 734/717-7934)

September 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3^rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=c5e3acfed1&e=2dfd5c103f) or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. . Meetings are free.

September 29, Grosse Pte Woods 6:30 p.m.
“Family Fun Night” with fun being the operative word as Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams brings all the bells, whistles and of course, stories to this annual community event. Grosse Pte. Woods Library, 20680 Mack. Free admission, for info contact: 313-343-2072 ext-200

OCTOBER

October 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Jack Sprat and 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

October 3, 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:   Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Creepy” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

October 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m. 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://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=94493c50ca&e=2dfd5c103f (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=bfbadea03e&e=2dfd5c103f)

October 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:  Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. This month’s theme is: “Competition.”

October 6-8, Jonesborough, Tennessee
Michigan’s very on Corinne Stavish will be a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival. Click here for the National Storytelling Festival website (http://judysima.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=4577a5ac0b&e=2dfd5c103f) .

October 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

October 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour, with an open mic for the 2^nd hour. So if you have a 5 - minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in! Desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=eb0c4c3a77&e=2dfd5c103f) or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=0d98a28e39&e=2dfd5c103f)

October 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  and/or Shirley Bradley

October 16, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
Here:Say is a live, monthly storytelling series held on the third Monday of each month at new location: Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland St.  This month’s theme: “Go Here:Say It’s Your Birthday.” Free. Visit heresaystorytelling.com (http://judysima.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=07bfc758d0&e=2dfd5c103f) to listen to the podcast of past shows and write to us at if you're interested in performing at an upcoming show.

October 17, 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

October 17, 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:   Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. This month’s theme “Discovery” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

October 7, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcomes new members to their monthly meeting in members’ homes call Gloria Cangelosi for more information

October 20, 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,  For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037 (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=8fedb8e7a6&e=2dfd5c103f or%20call%20313-744-6037)

October 21, Northville 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 (Storytelling? Yes! You Can!), 2:30 Business meeting. Northville Public Library, 313 W. Cady (West of Center St., South of W. Main St.) Six Mile Road Information:   or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org (http://judysima.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=9cdcd46226&e=2dfd5c103f)

October 25, Grosse Pointe Shores, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Fairytale Festival - The enchanting Ford House gardens and grounds will be transformed into Camelot. Enjoy a variety of activities along with storytelling by Karen Bonnici Czarnik. www.fordhouse.org/events/  1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

October 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 (http://judysima.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=9eb98d8f74&e=2dfd5c103f) or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

October 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild monthly meeting: Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave., (3^rd floor, free space room) Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories!  Listeners and tellers welcome.  More information: www.annarborstorytelling.org (http://judysima.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a0fbbb48c1512ccb7993af6fc&id=efc393a48b&e=2dfd5c103f) or www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. Contact Susanne Zoumbaris, 734-997-5388. . Meetings are free.


Judy Sima, Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist


MI Story Editor 248-644-3951

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