February 1, 2020

February 2020

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

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 Judy Sima  Editor All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted. Submission: Judy@JudySima.com  by the 15th of the month.
 

https://facebook.com/MichiganStorytelling   February 1, 2020   HIGHLIGHTS

FEBRUARY February 1 and 2, Detroit 2:00 p.m. Through music and audience participation, storyteller La’Ron Williams invites you to explore folk tales of the African and African American traditions. Detroit Institute of Arts, free admission to residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County. 5200 Woodward Ave. 313-833-7900. https://www.dia.org/events/storytelling-la%E2%80%99ron-williams
February 1, Grand Rapids 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Blandford Nature Center and Story Spinners of Grand Rapids invite you Tales for the Family. Kid and adult storytellers…. Fun and hot chocolate as well…yum! Bland 1715 Hillburn Ave. www.storyspinners.org<

February 2, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: ”Greet Groundhogs 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

February 4, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

February 4, Battle Creek 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join, Judy Sima, storyteller and teaching artist at the Willard Library for a meaningful fun filled “Family Writing Night” workshop for parents, grandparents, and children ages 5 and up. 7 West Van Buren, contact Alisha Daugherty to register, 269-968-8166 ext. 509. Adaugherty@willardlibrary.org. www.willardlibrary.org
February 6, 13, 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 Sima’s famed 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

February 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 to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

February 7, Kalamazoo  5:00-8:00 p.m.
8th annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival, Growing Stories. Family stories that grow from one generation to the next, stories that sprout from another story, ones that connect us like vines, and stories bigger than us will entertain children and adults alike. Featuring Joe McHugh's -The Time Travelers. Bringing America’s rich history to life through storytelling, music and art at 6 p.m. Allison Downey will tell her family stories at 7 p.m. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.kalamazooMuseum.org&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8f561272417e431a2be208d767a90f1e%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637091848117995201&sdata=Z6xDPKc8Y0YiUXwVBM%2BXXCnvDZDqdBngMaOjkEKfT4o%3D&reserved=0.


February 8, Kalamazoo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8th annual Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival, Growing Stories. 11 a.m. Mama Edie McCloud Armstrong tells African Native American family stories. 12:30 NEW this year is a lunch panel focused on learning how to be a storyteller, the importance of family stories, and how creativity and imagination are formed by reading stories aloud with Judy Sima, Joe McHugh, Jenifer Strauss, and Randy Pearson.  2 p.m. Donna Marie Todd tells family stories, that connect, make you laugh, and entertain. 3 p.m. Adam Mellema takes to the stage with stories of family, gardening, and more.  4 p.m. Arif Chowhury shares stories of finding his identity growing up in Chicago. For more information contact Annette Hoppenworth, 269-373-7955, ahoppenworth@kvcc.edu, 230 North Rose Street, or visit us on line at https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.kalamazooMuseum.org&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8f561272417e431a2be208d767a90f1e%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637091848117995201&sdata=Z6xDPKc8Y0YiUXwVBM%2BXXCnvDZDqdBngMaOjkEKfT4o%3D&reserved=0
February 12, Muskegon 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Muskegon Yarnspinners: welcome new members at their monthly meetings from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston). Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

February 13, Ferndale 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Go Comedy Improv Theater. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Storytelling beginners and veterans welcome. Adult content is permitted, and shows are sometimes not suitable for children. The theme for the following month is announced at the end of every show and posted  at https://www.facebook.com/LetsJustSayGoComedy/ Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme: “Exposed.” Lineups are set before the show; those who want to tell a story should email letsjustsay@gocomedy.net.  Previous shows can be viewed at our Youtube channel Tickets are $10 at gocomedy.net or at the door

February 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 Founder’s Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com
February 15, Detroit 2:00-5:30 p.m.
Storytelling, Dancing, Vendors, food, merchandise, clothing, FUN FREE to PUBLIC At the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 East Warren Avenue, lower level. Parking 'Metered,' or $7 in DIA Public Parking behind the Wright Museum.

February 15, Fraser 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring your lunch, 12:30 stories begin followed by workshop, 2:00 Business meeting. Fraser Public Library. 16330 E 14 Mile Rd, 586-293-2055. For more Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

February 17, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler in Eastwood Town Center Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane@comcast.net
February 18, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

February 18, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"DysFUNctional."    We're putting the FUN in dysfunctional! Join Here:Say as scheduled performers tell true, first-person stories of things not working out as expected. FREE, with donations accepted at door. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street karen@heresaystorytelling.com, facebook.com/heresaytc, heresaystorytelling.com Requested $7 donation at door.

February 20 to March 26, Mount Pleasant 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Telling My Story Class
Telling My Story teaches participants to recall and tell important life events in order to them to pass on to their children and grandchildren. Class is held at the Isabella Commission on Aging, 2200 S Lincoln Rd. Cost for the six-week class will be $25. Deadline for signups is February 14. To sign up, contact Marcy Jerome, Activity Program Coordinator at (989) 772-0748 or mjerome@isabellacounty.org.

February 21, Detroit 8 p.m. Doors @7:00 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents a curated, live storytelling event. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Five Twisted Storytellers with Musical and Dance Guests. Local Artisans/Exhibitors and Cash Bar! Hosted by Satori Shakoor. Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Avenue, For information, tickets, and video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037
February 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: Jatu Gray, 313-433-4249.  New members welcome

February 22, Ann Arbor 7:30 p.m.
33rd Annual Storytelling Festival at The Ark. This fantastic lineup features internationally acclaimed storyteller Antonio Rocha, national stars Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke, and our very own Barbara Schutzgruber, with Steve Daut as Emcee. The Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild is hosting these incredible storytellers, and a workshop will be available the following day. This is sure to fill up, so get your tickets in advance! https://theark.org/shows-events/2020/feb/22/33rd-annual-storytelling-festivalca4f4>

February 23, Ann Arbor, 1:00 p.m.
Storytelling for Kids at The Ark with Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. This will be followed by a workshop for storytellers at a location TBA. For the concert, ticket price is $10, and tickets can be purchased through https://theark.org/shows-events/2020/feb/23/storytelling-kids. If you are interested in the workshop, contact Steve Daut for details - mail@stevedaut.com

February 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 or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

February 23, Dexter, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Join Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke, national storytellers, for a three-hour workshop on how to create distinct and memorable characters. Anne was featured at last summer's National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Chela's Restaurant, 7065 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road. $35, plus join us for dinner at your cost if desired. Hosted by the Ann Arbor Storyteller's Guild. Contact Steve Daut, mail@stevedaut.com
February 24, White Lake 6:30 p.m.
"High Times in the Dry Times" join Lois Keel as a reporter/flapper telling how Michigan supplied 3/4 of the smuggled alcohol during Prohibition. Includes music and a bit of audience participation! White Lake Township Library, 11005 Elizabeth Lake. For information and free registration: 248-698-4942; http://whitelakelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar>

February 24, Grand Rapids 6:30-8:30 p.m.
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids: Monthly meeting featuring stories, education, and a treat. Come listen or share your favorite tale. Shawmut Hills School 2550 Burritt St. NW. www.storyspinners.org

February 25, Detroit 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
DABS Storyteller, Author, Educator - Mary Johnson Grant will present a workshop - The Story Within the Story - African Americans in the Great Migration  - We will share Great Migration stories at the end. Detroit Main Library 5201 Woodward Ave, in Old Fine Arts Room on the 3rd floor Free parking in DPL Library Lot For information: (313) 622 4315


MARCH

March 1, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales:  “Time to march 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

March 3, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

March 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 Sima’s famed 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 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 to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

March 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). Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

March 12, Ferndale 7:30-9 p.m.
Go Comedy Improv Theater. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Storytelling beginners and veterans welcome. Adult content is permitted, and shows are sometimes not suitable for children. The theme for the following month is announced at the end of every show and posted  at https://www.facebook.com/LetsJustSayGoComedy/. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Lineups are set before the show; those who want to tell a story should email letsjustsay@gocomedy.net.  Previous shows can be viewed at our Youtube channe Tickets are $10 at gocomedy.netor at the door

March 12, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Story Night: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members host a lively program of stories for grownups. Enjoy yummy desserts, exotic teas, or light supper, all available for purchase, while listening to the old tales and personal stories as well. Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main. Free but donations accepted. Info: annarborstorytelling.org or facebook.com/annarborstorytellers

March 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 Founder’s Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com.

March 16, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Ventriloquist."   For the first time, we're throwing our voices on the Here:Say stage! Join us as scheduled performers tell true, THIRD-person stories about people in their lives who had a story to tell. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com, facebook.com/heresaytc, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

March 16, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler in Eastwood Town Center Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane@comcast.net

March 17, Grand Rapids 6:30-8:30 pm
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids: Monthly meeting featuring stories, education, and a treat. Come listen or share your favorite tale. Shawmut Hills School 2550 Burritt St. NW. www.storyspinners.org

March 17, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets

March 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 information, tickets, and video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037

March 20, Midland, 7:30 p.m.
"ROAR."  Invited local performers will tell true, first-person stories about trying to change the world, or their own corner of it, by embracing the anthem “I am woman, hear me roar!” This live storytelling event will be staged in March to coincide with Women’s History Month. Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. Saint Andrews St. karen@heresaystorytelling.com, facebook.com/heresaytc, heresaystorytelling.com. FREE.

March 21, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring your lunch, 12:30 stories begin followed by workshop, 2:00 Business meeting. Plymouth Public Library. 223 S. Main St. 734-453-0750. For more Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org

March 22, Charlotte 2:00 p.m.
Liar's Club II.  Lansing storytelling Guild members and guests present an afternoon of whoppers, tall tales and outright lies. Join us at Windwalker Underground Gallery, 125 S. Cochran Ave. $5 or four cans of food for the food bank.

March 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

March 26 and 27, Vernal, UT, 7:00 p.m.
Join storytellers Corinne Stavish, Adam Booth and Laura K. Deal at the Vernal, Utah Storytelling Festival, 721 W. 100 South, Vernal, UT. Tickets $3 for students; $5 for adults; $10 for family.    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/vernal-utah-storytelling-festival/

March 28, Shelby Township
Storyteller, song writer, Don White performs at Shelby Gardens for his annual fundraiser to raise money and awareness for cancer research. 50265 Van Dyke Ave   https://www.shelbygardens.com/

March 29, Chelsea 2:00-4:00 p.m. Workshop. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Performance
Storyteller, song writer, Don White presents: Harnessing the Power of Humor: A workshop for performers
When the space between songs is as entertaining as the music the audience remains connected to the performance from the first note of the evening until the concert ends. Humor is powerful. When an audience is laughing, they are engaged. You will learn how to use the powerful combination of story and humor to keep your audience focused from song to song. Among the comedy tools we will discuss will be confidence, body language, misdirection, set up/pay off, and vocal inflection. The goal is not to turn you into a comedian but to give you a greater understanding of what makes people laugh so you can use it to find a style and level of humor that suits your unique. Chelsea Depot 125 Jackson St. personality. https://onthetrackschelsea.com  Workshop $35, Concert $20, workshop and concert $50

March 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.comor call: Jatu Gray, 313-433-4249.  New members welcome

APRIL

April 2, 16, 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 Sima’s famed 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 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 to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets.

April 5, Ann Arbor 2:00 p.m.
“Kerry Tales: Simple Simon 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

April 7, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website for theme and to purchase tickets.

April 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). Contact: Cliff Cook, 616-638-1121, cwcook13@aol.com.

April 9, Ferndale 7:30-9 p.m.
Go Comedy Improv Theater. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Storytelling beginners and veterans welcome. Adult content is permitted, and shows are sometimes not suitable for children. The theme for the following month is announced at the end of every show and posted  at https://www.facebook.com/LetsJustSayGoComedy/. Prepare a 5-7 minute true story based on the theme. Lineups are set before the show; those who want to tell a story should email letsjustsay@gocomedy.net.  Previous shows can be viewed at our Youtube channel. Tickets are $10 at gocomedy.net or at the door

April 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 Founder’s Room, 301 S. University, Please join us to talk about and tell our stories!  Contact info:  Joe Remenar  jremenar66@yahoo.com.

April 16, Grand Rapids 6:30-8:30 pm
StorySpinners of Grand Rapids: Monthly meeting featuring stories, education, and a treat. Come listen or share your favorite tale. Shawmut Hills School 2550 Burritt St. NW. www.storyspinners.org
April 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, For information, tickets, and video visit: www.twistedtellers.org/events or call 313-744-6037
April 18, Plymouth 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Detroit Story League invites you to enjoy our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. 12:00 Bring your lunch, 12:30 stories begin followed by workshop, 2:00 Business meeting. Berkley Public Library:      For more Information: Judy@JudySima.com or call: 248-644-3951. www.DetroitStorytelling.org
April 20, Okemos 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lansing Storytellers Guild invites new members to their monthly meeting. Schuler in Eastwood Town Center Contact for more information: Jean Bolley, phone 517-281-8036 or email bolleyj@hotmail.com  and/or Shirley Bradley, shirleyjane@comcast.net

April 20, Traverse City 7:00 p.m.
"Game Over."   It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play—or end—the game. Scheduled performers at this Here:Say Storytelling mainstage show will tell true, first-person stories about the games we play. The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street. karen@heresaystorytelling.com, facebook.com/heresaytc, heresaystorytelling.com. Requested $7 donation at door.

April 21, Ann Arbor 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. stories begin
Monthly Moth Story Slam at 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. Check website to confirm listing, theme and purchase tickets

April 24-26, Madison, WI
The Northlands Storytelling Conference. Master Class with Kim Weitkamp. Michigan presenters: Eileen DeLorenzo Jennifer Pahl Otto: A Bicycle Built for Two.  Concert performers:  Steve Daut, Barbara Schutzgruber Jane Fink*, Eileen DeLorenzo & Jennifer Otto. See  www.northlands.net for registration, complete schedule, and lodging.

April 25, 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: Jatu Gray, 313-433-4249.  New members welcome

April 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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