March 28, 2018

April 2018

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Storytelling Event Calendar

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Judy Sima  Editor
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April 1, 2018

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APRIL

April 1, Hastings 11:30 a.m.
Storyteller folk singer Robin Nott will present an April fool's program entitled "Fooling Around With Spring," for the family audience at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. The program will include humorous tales and participation songs about nature and spring.  Pierce Cedar Creek will offer their famous Easter brunch, with sittings at both 11:30 am and 1:00pm, Robin's performance will be at 12:15pm.  There is a fee for brunch, but the program is free, call to make reservations for brunch, 269-721-4190, no reservation needed for the performance.  Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is at 701 W. Cloverdale Rd.

April 3, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 3, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

April 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 7, East Lansing 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Karen Bonnici presents her Story Rhythms, music & storytelling program for families at Fiddle Scouts. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn. Contact: Tamiko Rothhorn, fiddlescouts@gmail.com

April 8, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  Sing a Song of Sixpence 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

April 10, Detroit 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
“Storytelling Symposium” Wayne County Community College District-School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development hosts Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams in an entertaining and educational series using storytelling to develop critical thinking skills, exploring the imagination and develop self-confidence and effective public speaking skills. WCCCD-Eastern Campus, 5901 Connor, For info contact: 313-496-2526. Free and open to the public.


April 10, Aurelius 2:00 p.m. and Williamston 6:00 p.m.
Reminisce about the rural one and two-room schools with Lois Keel as the school teacher at the Capital Area District Libraries.  Aurelius Branch Library, 1939 South Aurelius Road (mailing address is Mason 48854), 517-628-3743 and Williamston Branch Library, 201 School Street, 517-655-1191,

April 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

April 12, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com.

April 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 2nd 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 or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 14, Mount Pleasant 1:00 p.m.
Stories Superabound! Near and Far - Family Storytelling Celebration! Come listen to delightful, fun, traditional and crafted-original stories performed by Mid-Michigan Area StoryTellers, Joe Remenar, Jan Drzyzga, Carol Garner, and Eileen Delorenzo. Broadway Theater, 216 East Broadway. (989) 772-2075. www.friendsofthebroadway.org/events.
$5 Admission

April 14, Jackson 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Stories of Connection: an evening of storytelling with Emmy Award winning, nationally known Storyteller, Jim May and local storyteller Steve Daut. This event features stories that highlight the ways we are all connected as members of our society and planet. The $40 fee includes dinner, and profits from the event support Saturday Morning Challengers, a bowling league for people with developmental disabilities. Sandhill Crane Winery, 4724 Walz Road, Tickets MUST be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-connection-tickets-40158242384?aff=eac2

April 16, Detroit 6:00 p.m.
“Storytelling Symposium” Wayne County Community College District-School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development hosts Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams in an entertaining and educational series using storytelling to develop critical thinking skills, exploring the imagination and develop self-confidence and effective public speaking skills. WCCCD-Downtown Campus, 1001 W. Fort St. For info contact: 313-496-2526. Free and open to the public.

April 16, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

April 16, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"PSA." Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about how we can learn from their mistakes. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

April 17, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

April 17, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

April 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m. Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin
The Moth Main Stage, City Opera House, 106 E Front St. www.themoth.org

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

April 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, 2:30 Business meeting. Schoolcraft College, Lower Waterman, VisTa Tech Center. 19600 Haggerty (at 7 Mile) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org 

April 22, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

April 22, Otisville 12:00 p.m. Doors Open, 1:00 p.m. Program Begins
 "Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln" by Pam Dawson, storyteller. Otisville Historical Museum, Forest Township Hall, 100 E. Main St. (Otisville, 10 miles N. of Davison) Cost: $12.00 per person, must have ticket in advance. Ticket sales end April 18th. Call Peggy Banks 810-631-6659.

April 26-29, Madison WS
Northlands Storytelling Network presents its annual “Confabulation” with 90-minute workshops, concerts, Triple X Story Slam (“Sex, Drugs and Other Entertainments”), Story Swaps, Fringes, Intensive 3 hour workshops (Jeff Doyle “Mapping Your Creativity,” and a 4 hour Master Class with Beth Horner (Powerful Story Presentation: A Coaching Master Class). Michigan Presenters: Concert performers: Barbara Schutzgruber (Friday night Ghost Stories), Jeff Doyle, Jennifer Otto, Patti Smith (Sunday Story Showcase). Workshop Presenters: Judy Sima, “Capturing the ‘Story’ Behind the Facts,” Barbara Schutzgruber (with Dorothy Cleveland)  "Surviving Trauma Through Story"  Fringe performers: Eileen DeLorenzo and Jennifer Otto, Steve Daut

April 28, 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 or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

MAY

May 1 Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

May 1, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

May 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

May 6, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  Daffy-down-dilly 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

May 7, Kalamazoo 9:30 and11:30 a.m.
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum will present free spring entertainment for the whole family. Storyteller folk singer Robin Nott will present "The Trick of the Tale," a 50 minute program encouraging families to tell stories from their lives. Nott will demonstrate the value of life stories, and engage the audience in using their "story generators (their imaginations)" to recall and tell interesting stories from their lives.  Each family will leave with a "story spark" sheet to use at home.  Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 N. Rose St. 269-373-7990.

May 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

May 10, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

May 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 2nd 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 or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

May 15, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

May 15, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

May 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

May 19, 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, 2:30 Business meeting. Location Northville Public Library, 212 W Cady (west of Center St., South of W Main St). 248-349-3020. Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

May 21, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

May 21, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"Toe to Toe." Scheduled performers will get in the ring (that is, take the stage) to tell true stories about fights. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

May 26, 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 or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome.

May 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

JUNE

June 1, Detroit 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents their spring concert at the Northwest Activity Center featuring storyteller, Oba William King from Dallas Texas.

June 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  “Up the Hill 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, Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

June 5, White Lake 7:00-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their monthly meetings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

June 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: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

June 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 carteredwin93@yahoo.com

June 14, Mt Pleasant 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers, M.A.S.T., welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings which gathers every 2nd Thursday of the month. We meet at Veteran's Memorial Library Founders Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com .

June 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 2nd 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 or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

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

June 16, 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, 2:30 Business meeting. Farmington Branch Library, 23500 Liberty St. ( W of Farmington, S of Grand River) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

June 16, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"PSA." Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about how we can learn from their mistakes. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. heresaytc@gmail.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $5 donation at door.

June 18, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler Books in the Meridian Mall, 1982 Grand River. Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane24@yahoo.com

June 19, Grand Rapids 7:00-9:00 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids welcome new members to come tell and learn at the monthly meeting at Shawmut Hills 2550 Burritt NW Grand Rapids 49504  For more information, contact Gloria Cangelosi at storyspinnersgr@gmail.com

June 19, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open  7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam – new venue: Zingerman's Greyline,  100 N. Ashley 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. Info:  www.theMoth.org  Note: adults only. Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $8 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

June 23, 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 or call: Amy Jackson 313-567-5949.  New members welcome

June 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings - Ann Arbor District Library – 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - 3rd floor freespace room. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Meetings are free. More information: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

June 30, Elk Rapids 9:00 p.m.
Bring a story, poem or song to celebrate Stone Circle’ s 35th 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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