March 1, 2019

March 2019


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 Judy Sima  Editor
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March 1, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

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Thank you for being a valued MI Story subscriber. Your thoughts and comments are always welcome. Start the new year off with some wonderful storytelling events.

MARCH

March 2, Traverse City 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Author and storyteller David McDonnell will share some his favorite Irish stories, guaranteed to entertain the Irish and the Irish-at-heart. He’ll also speak a wee bit about the history of storytelling and what led to his passion Horizon Books, Front Street, Traverse City. For information please contact David McDonnell. clandonnell@gmail.com (248) 330-6992

March 2, Redford 1:30 p.m.
Author and storyteller David McDonnell will share some his favorite Irish stories, guaranteed to entertain the Irish and the Irish-at-heart. He’ll also speak a wee bit about the history of storytelling and what led to his passion. Irish Genealogical Society, at Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall. For information please contact David McDonnell. clandonnell@gmail.com (248) 330-6992

March 3, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  March Along with Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2-hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-769-3115

March 4, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Open Mic Storytelling." Throw your name into the basket to tell a true, first-person story. No theme, no cover. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com,heresaystorytelling.com.

March 5, 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 .

March 5, 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

March 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

March 7, 14, 21, 27 Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

March 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: Cliff Cook, 313-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com

March 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 personal stories as well as the old old tales 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

March 14, Dexter 7:00 p.m.
Folktales and Tall Tales from Near and Far: Barbara Schutzgruber will join storytellers from the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild to awake your imagination with folktales from lands afar and American tall tales from just around the corner.  Come and be captivated by these enchanting stories brought to life as only gifted storytellers can. Adults - Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 734-426-4477. Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street.

March 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 .

March 15, Flint 10:30 a.m.
Join Storyteller Karen Bonnici for a fun and interactive music and storytelling program for children at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E Kearsley St, 810-232-7111

March 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

March 16, Fraser 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop “Let’s Find a Story.” 2:30 Business meeting. Fraser Public Library. 16330 E. 14 Mile Road. (1 block west of Utica Road) 586-293-2055  Information: Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

March 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

March 18, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"Shock and Awe."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about taking down an enemy. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

March 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

March 19, 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 .

March 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

March 20, Ann Arbor 7:00 p.m.
We Are Our Father's Daughters: Storytelling and Music for Adults. Storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor join musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes. Join these storytellers as they celebrate Women's History Month with this unique and humor-filled evening. Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Avenue, www.aadl.org 734-327-4226

March 21, Novi 7:00 p.m.
Lois Sprengnether Keel as Marine City's Oleda Joure tells about the Hello Girls, WWI's bilingual phone operators at Novi Public Library's Historical Commission program series, 45255 W. Ten Mile, https://www.novilibrary.org/About-Us/Historical-Commission/Upcoming-Events.aspx , registration required online or call the library at 248-349-0720.

March 21, Walled Lake Library 6:30-9:00 p.m. 
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Nature. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org>


March 23, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
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: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome $7 donation at door. www.heresay.com

March 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

March 25, Parchment 6:00-8:00 pm.
Parchment Community Library is delighted to host Judy Sima, “Turning Memories into Treasures” for adults only. In this highly interactive, fun filled two-hour workshop, Judy gently guides participants through a series of exercises to help bring cherished memories to life and capture family tales before they disappear. 401 S. Riverview Drive. To register contact Marsha Meyer, 269-343-7747. mjmeyerbooks64@gmail.com, The event is free.

March 30, Marshall 1:30 p.m.
Author and storyteller David McDonnell will share some his favorite Irish stories, guaranteed to entertain the Irish and the Irish-at-heart. He’ll also speak a wee bit about the history of storytelling and what led to his passion. Irish. The Mitten Word Bookshop. For information please contact David McDonnell. clandonnell@gmail.com (248) 330-6992

March 30, Livonia 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Detroit Story League presents its 8th annual: "Once Upon a Time" storytelling concert for children ages 4-10. Featured tellers: Sher Watkins, Barb Poelman (Mother Goose) Larry Castleberry and youth teller, Aaliya Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd. $5 per person. Refreshments will be served and each child will receive a special Detroit Story League gift. For more information call: Josie 248-476-8515 or email jflores-1234@sbcglobal.net

March 31, Charlotte 2:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers present Liars' Club; some of Michigan's best whoppers, tall tales and outright lies for your entertainment. Windwalker Underground Gallery.125 South Cochran Avenue$5 or 4 non-perishable food items for the Food Bank at the door. More info - bolleyj@hotmail.com

APRIL

April 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 2, 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

April 4, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5-minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

April 5, Farmington Hills 7:30 p.m.
When Good People Do Something--With all the horror of the Holocaust, we forget that sometimes ordinary people did extraordinary acts of righteousness. In this case, it was an entire country. Corinne Stavish tells the remarkable story of how Denmark saved 98% of its Jewish population. Free to the public at The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, 28611 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 248.477.1410

April 7, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Rain Showers and Mother Goose.” Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2-hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-769-3115

April 8, Marquette 7:00 p.m.
Join Judy Sima as she tells the compelling story of her mother’s encounter with the Gestapo, her escape from Germany during WWII and adjustment to life in America. Using Intriguing Conversation Starters, Judy helps the audience bring their own treasured memories back to life. Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front Street. Contact, Carolyn McManis, cmcmanis@uproc.lib.mi.us. 906-226-4318.

April 10, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston).  Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members' homes. Contact Cliff Cook, 313-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com

April 11, 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 11, 18 Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com . You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

April 15, 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 15, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"SOS!"  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories about times they've needed an assist. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

April 16, 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

April 16, 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 18, Walled Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m. 
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Nature. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information.http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

April 19, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. For Info, Tickets & Video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

April 20, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring a lunch - our hosts will provide coffee and dessert. 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Plymouth Public Library (223 S. Main Street (Between Church and Penniman)734-453-0750   Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

April 25-28. Madison, WI
Annual Northlands Confabulation. Featuring Michigan Storytellers: Judy Sima (“Storytelling? Yes You Can” workshop and “My Mother’s Voice” Fringe performance. Barabara Schutzgruber (“Enrich the Image” Workshop, “Bedtime Stories: Sex, Death & Violence” Fringe performance). Robin Nott (“The Keys to the Kingdom: Awakening Your Storyteller” workshop) Concert performances by Jennifer Otto, Barbara Schutzgruber,

April 27, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
 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: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome

April 28, 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

MAY

May 2, Detroit 7:00 p.m. doors open/7:00 p.m. stories begin
 The monthly Moth Story Slam located at the Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. Prepare a 5-minute story on the theme, toss your name in the hat, and if your name is pulled, step up and tell your true personal story live without notes.  Volunteers from the audience judge the stories. Note: adults only. Info: www.themoth.org Language and topics are often unsuitable for children. Tickets $5 at the door. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets

May 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  Pick Some Flowers with Mother Goose. “Storyteller, Trudy Bulkley, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2-hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s, 410 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-769-3115

May 7, Novi 6:00 p.m. Doors Open, 7:00 p.m. stories begin
The Hometown Life Storytellers Growth is about glorious failures as much as victorious triumphs. ‘Growing Up” Join Hometown Life for stories about the little and big moments of growing up. Michigan Beer Company, 42875 Grand River Ave. Tickets:$10 for general admission, $5 for students, and are available at https://tickets.hometownlife.com/e/hometown-life-storytellers-romance/.If you are interested in becoming a storyteller, go to storytellersproject.com/national/speak www.storytellersproject.com/national/speak/  select "Hometown Life" under the "Choose a city" tab and submit a story idea. 248.396.0706. ddean@hometownlife.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/267881900668026/
Tickets direct: https://tickets.hometownlife.com/e/hometown-life-storytellers-music/tickets

May 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 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: Cliff Cook, 313-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com

May 9, 16, 23, 30 Warren 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you want to become a storyteller? Do want to strengthen your storytelling skills? Do you want supportive coaching on the stories you tell? Now in its 31st year, join Judy famed Sima’s Parent-Tellers. Most Thursday mornings during the school year. We meet at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road (south of 10 Mile) Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com. You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

May 9, 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 16, White Lake 6:30-9:00 p.m. 
North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS) welcomes new members to their meetings, this month's theme is Beginnings/Endings. Contact Carolyn Graves, 248-264-6752 for location and more information. http://www.NorthOaklandCountyStorytellers.org

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 18 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. 12:30 stories begin followed by a workshop, 2:30 Business meeting. Northville Public Library. 212 W.Cady St. (West of Center St., South of W. Main) 248-349-3020. Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

May 20, Traverse City, 7:00 p.m.
"You Are Here."  Scheduled performers will take the stage to tell true stories of how they got to where they are. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com. heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

May 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

May 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

May 21, 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. This month’s theme “Rules” Check website to confirm listing and purchase tickets.

May 25, Detroit 10:00 a.m. to Noon
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: 313-442-3227.  New members welcome

May 26, 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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