July 3, 2018

July 2018

* 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.
 

July 1, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS


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JULY

Many Storytelling groups take a break in summer. Email or call to see if your favorite group is meeting in July and August

July 1, Warren, 12:30 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share an enchanting and interactive music and storytelling program for families at the Warren Farmers Market, Warren City Center, One City Square. Site phone: 586-574-4520

July 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

July 5, Detroit 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Lois Keel tells Musical Stories and brings along her Folk Music Instrument "Petting Zoo" for both storytelling fun and an opportunity to explore a wide variety of instruments in this program filled with audience participation from around the world.  Bowen Branch of Detroit Public Library, 3648 W. Vernor.  For more information on this free program contact: Elizabeth Ogan, 313-481-1545. eogan@detroitpubliclibrary.org

July 5, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Journeys. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

July 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

July 7, Flint 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for
this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E Kearsley St.
Contact: Leslie Acevedo, 810-232-7111

July 7, 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

July 9, DeWitt 10:30 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents "Rock and Read".  Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading! This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Families welcome to come and join in also! DeWitt Public Library, 13101 Schavey Rd. Contact: Mindy Schafer, youth coordinator, 517-669-3156  youthservices@dewittlibrary.org

July 10, Hastings  6:00 p.m.
Take a journey with storyteller, Judy Sima as she shares “My Mother’s Voice” 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 storytelling, audience members are invited to share stories of their own families using a series of “Conversation Starters.” Historic Charlton Park, 2545 S, Charlton Park Road. The event is free abd part of their “Power of Children” exhibit. For more information, contact Shannon Pinkster, 269-945-3775. Spinkster@barrycounty.org  www.CharltonPark.org

July 11, Vassar 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Bullard
Sanford Memorial Library, 520 W Huron Ave.Contact: Sarah Barber, 989-282-3441

July 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

July 12, Evart 1:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia present "Rock and Read". Tricia encourages kids to keep singing , keep smiling , and always, always, keep reading!  This program is designed to be interactive and fun.  Free to the public.  Families are encouraged to join in the musical frivolity! Evart Public Library, 104 N. Main. Contact:  Lilas Vanscoyoc,  librarian,  231-734-5542

July 12, Holly, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Bullard
Holly Township Library, 1116 N. Saginaw St., Holly, Contact: Tara Kanon, 248-634-1764

July 12, White Lake Township 6:30pm.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS).  Themes for July is Journeys; Meetings are at the Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Road.  Contact: Pam Dawson, pdawsonusa (at) gmail.com (248)-245-1499 or   http://www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org/

July 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

July 14, 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

July 15, 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

July 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

July 17, Frankenmuth 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for
this fun & interactive storytelling and improv program at the Frankenmuth Wickson District Library, 359 S
Franklin St, Frankenmuth, Contact: Pam Williams, 989-652-8323

July 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
July 18, 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

July 19, Mount Pleasant 10:45-11:30 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. This event is free. Look for the Parks and Recreation blue canopy. 331 North Main Street.Contact: Cara Auda, 989-779-5338

July 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

July 21, Delton 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Lois Sprengnether Keel as the One-Room Schoolteacher at the Bernard Museum for the Brown School Reunion, which is also open to the public.  Tour Brown School and enjoy a look back at how school was in Michigan when one and two-room schools were common.  This is free, but a donation is suggested for the museum.  Bernard Historical Society & Museum, 7135 W. Delton Road.  https://www.bernardmuseum.org/general-info

July 21, 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

July 23 - 27, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 1 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller Karen Bonnici 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/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx  or call (248) 473-1859

July 24, Kansas City, MO 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Youth, Educators, Storytelling Alliance annual pre-conference. Storytelling methods and strategies as used in grades K-12. Using Storytelling in the Modern Classroom: A Panel Discussion, Lies My Teacher Told Me: How Storytelling Can Engage Students in History’s Absent Narratives, Storytelling and Science: The “I-Wonder” Model of Science Teaching, Break-Out Sessions with Contributors to Science with Storytelling. YES Sig members $100, non-members $140. Register: https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference

July 26, Kansas City, MO 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Producers and Organizers (PRO) Pre-Summit Workshop: Getting to Know You: Partnerships and Sponsorships. NSN/PRO SIG members $20, non-members $30. Register: https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference

July 26, Kansas City, MO 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Storytelling in Higher Education:“Storytelling and Social Justice in Higher Education” NSN/SHE members: $35, non-members $55. Register: https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference

July 26, Kansas City, MO 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Healing Story Alliance (HSA) Pre-Summit Workshop. Daring Acts: Cultivating Resilience and Wholeness through Story. NSN/HSA SIG members $30 non-members $40. Register:  https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference

July 26-28, Kansas City, MO
Annual National Storytelling Network Summit. Network with storytellers from around the country and enjoy workshops, concerts, Master Classes, Fringes, Showcase Performances and story swaps. Register https://storynet.org/nsnevents/conference . Michigan connections: Judy Sima workshop “Raising Voices: Creating Youth Storytelling Groups and Troupes; Fringe performances by: Jeff Doyle (“Lost letters of Eve and Adam”) Eileen Delorenzo and Jennifer Otto (“Nothing New”) Steve Daut (“A Village and Then Some”)

July 23, Lansing 2:00 p.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents "Rock and Read". Tricia encourages kids to keep singing , keep smiling, and always, always, keep reading! This program is interactive, fun, and free to the public. Familes are encouraged to join in the fun too! Delta Twp Library, 5130 Davenport Dr. Contact: Becky LeBoeuf, Youth Services, 517-321-4014   bleboeuf@dtdl.org

July 28, 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

July 29, Ft. Hunter, NY, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for the kick off of another terrific year of Not Just for Kids Storytelling at the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center with nationally acclaimed storyteller, Corinne Stavish, as she shares: All in the Family: Three Generations of Journeys and Guilt Trips. Event is free to the public. 129 Schoharie  Street, Ft. Hunter, NY. 518.829.7517, https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=27-21311.1.1

July 30 - Aug 3, Farmington Hills Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller Karen Bonnici 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/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx  or call (248) 473-1859

July 31, Charlotte 11:00 a.m.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia presents, "Rock and Read". Tricia encourages kids to keep singing, keep smiling, and always, always, keep readingThis program is interactive, fun and free to the public. Families are encouraged to join in the musical fun! Charlotte Public Library.Contact: Christina Stuck, youth services librarian, 517-543-8868  stuckc@charlottelibrary.org


August

August 2, Dexter 7:00 p.m. 
'Musical Tales for Adults.” A measure of professional storytellers from the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild along with Barbara Schutzgruber will jazz up your evening with a concert of musical tales.  Feel the rhythm in stories that are inspired by the great musicians, musical compositions and instruments that bring people together and enrich all of our lives. Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St. Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 734-426-4477.

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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

August 4, 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

August 6 - 10, Farmington Hills  Camp runs from 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 - “Art Adventure Camp,” Storyteller Karen Bonnici presents the Storytelling performance
section of this 4 section arts camp which offers Music, Photography, Mixed Media Art and Storytelling tostudents from (5 to 14) Heritage Park, Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, (Camp fee)
www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Activities/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx or call (248) 473-1859

August 7, 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

August 7, 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

August 8, Center Line 6:00-8:30 p.p.m
Judy Sima (the Fairy Godmother of Storytelling) presents “Awaken Your Inner Storyteller” In this highly interactive, fun filled two-hour workshop, Judy guides participants through a series of exercises that bring cherished memories to life and capture family tales before they disappear. Center Line Public Library, 7345 Weingartz. To register for this free workshop contact: Wesleyann Johnson, 586-758-8275. wjohnson@centerline.gov

August 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

August 9, Mount Pleasant 10:45-11:30 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. This event is free. Look for the Parks and Recreation blue canopy. 331 North Main Street. Contact: Cara Auda, 989-779-5338

August 9, 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

August 11, Harrison Township 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Karen Bonnici will share her Clap it, Tap it, Sing it Music & Storytelling program for families at the Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L'Anse Creuse, Ste. A, Harrison Township, Contact: Julie Dries, 586-329-1261

August 11, 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

August 12, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  “London Bridge 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

August 14, Shepherdstown, WV 7:30 p.m.
The Speak Story Series features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Reynolds Hall at Shepherd University, 109 North King Street, info@speakstoryseries.com or https://www.speakstoryseries.com/tickets/ 304.886.9481

August 15, East Tawas 6:30-7:30
Discover WWI's "Hello Girls", the bilingual phone operators, then fought for 60 years for veterans status as Lois Keel brings the story and songs alive as Michigan's Oleda Joure Christedes.  It's at the Iosco County Historical Museum, 405 W. Bay Street, 231-652-6723. Free to the public http://www.ioscomuseum.net/

August 17, 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 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. 1:00 stories and workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Detroit Main Library. 5201 Woodward Ave., (Nor of Warren, Parking in Library lot off  Putnam) Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

August 18, 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

August 20, 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

August 21, 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

August 21, Farmington Hills 1:00 p.m.                                                                   
The Holocaust Memorial Center features national storyteller Corinne Stavish telling the compelling story of occupied Denmark in WWII: When Good People Do Something. With all the horror stories of the Holocaust, we forget sometimes that there were people who responded with integrity and humanity. In one instance, it was an entire country that saved 98% of its Jewish population. Free. Open to the Public. Contact  248.553.2400 https://www.holocaustcenter.org/programs

August 25, 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

August 29, Farmington Hills, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, Contact: Laura E. Scott,
248-848-4315. Karen Bonnici will share an enchanting and interactive music and storytelling program for families at the Farmington

SEPTEMBER

September 1, 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

September 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
 “Kerry Tales:  “An Apple for the Teacher 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

September 4, 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

September 5, 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 6, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m.
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Animals. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information
http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>

September 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

September 13, 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

September 13, 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 .

September 14, 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

September 15, 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 Public Library Redford Branch. 21200 Grand River Ave, info: (313) 481-1820. Contace: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

September 17, 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

September 18, 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

September 18, 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

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

September 23, 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

September 24, Chesterfield, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
LOL - Laugh Out Loud Improv & Storytelling program for tweens and up. Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for this fun &
interactive storytelling and improv program at the Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia St, Chesterfield, Contact: Casee Hill, 586-598-4900

 September 27, Romeo, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Karen Bonnici will share a bewitching interactive music and storytelling campfire program for families at the Romeo District Library/Kezar Branch, 107 Church St, Romeo, MI 48065, Stacie Guzzo, 586-752-2583
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September 30, 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

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