April 24, 2020

April/May 2020

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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.

May 1, 2020



Due to the precautions surrounding the Coronavirus, live storytelling meetings and events have been canceled, several storytellers and storytelling groups have set up virtual events and meetings.

Please follow Governor Whitmer’s Stay-at-Home Executive Orders. Be safe, be well.

Many storytellers throughout Michigan and the rest of the country rely on storytelling as their sole source of income. Due to the coronavirus, all live storytelling events have been canceled. Please consider making a donation to the Storytellers Relief Fund through the National Storytelling Network: https://storynet.org/storyteller-relief-fund/  Visit this sight to make a donation and learn what expenses your donation will cover

https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan.

Visit this page to discover more about live and virtual storytelling events in Michigan.
https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ If you are an active member in the Michigan storytelling community please share this link and our monthly events on your personal and business Facebook pages to help spread the word about all of the wonderful work we're doing in Michigan.


April 25 10:00 a.m.
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers meeting. Webex virtual meeting. https://meetingsamer11.webex.com/meetingsamer11/j.php?MTID=mb2c8f4e5f48231a0b1c0a1bcba4bc3ab
Meeting number (access code): 626 791 906
Meeting password: DABS1 (32271 from phones and video systems)


Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 - 1:25 p.m.
Join Karen Bonnici for music, storytelling, and learning activities for families, teachers, and students. Karen will share music, stories, and creative activities for parents and teachers to include as teaching tools for students during the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order 2020-21 from Michigan’s Governor Whitmer. Click the link below to follow Karen and view her live and recorded events. https://www.facebook.com/karenabonnicistoryrhythms

May 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Zoom virtual concert
LIVING ROOM LIVE! This online storytelling concert features some of the best storytellers that the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild has to offer. Hosted by Steve Daut, tellers include Beverly Black, Steve Daut, Jeff Doyle, Jane Fink, Laura Lee Hayes, Lorelle Otis, and Judy Schmidt. There is no cost for this concert, but donations are gratefully accepted. To register in advance for this meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuduutrzIvlm_ckSxWAHYgkUyr0Ko2LA Send questions to mail@stevedaut.com

 May 16, ZOOM virtual meeting
Detroit Story League invites you to join our monthly meeting via Zoom. For more Information contact Judy@JudySima.com  or call: 248-644-3951. Online workshop “Telling Your Story” contact Judy to register. www.DetroitStorytelling.org.

May 16, 9:00 a.m. 24 hour Zoom Virtual Storytelling Conference
“Storytelling in a World Shaped by Coronavirus-19" including Panel Discussion, Workshops, a Healing Story Circle, and Performances. Presented by:World Storytelling Institute (Chennai, India), In Association with National Storytelling Network (USA), and others. There is a 90-minute segment for Storytelling Performances, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Contact Eric Miller if you would like to tell a story up to 8 minutes. (folklore, personal experience, made-up story, etc.) virtualstorytellingconference@gmail.com
The complete schedule-in-process is at http://storytellingandvideoconferencing.com/conference.pdf

May 21, 4-5:30 p.m. Zoom online Class
Overcome Isolation by Telling Your Life Stories. Learn to use your life stories for health and healing during this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Narrative Therapist and Story Coach Sheila Carroll will share with you five ways you can use the events of your life to build a bridge to friends and family in a meaningful way that brings comfort and connection. Sheila will share tips and stories you can easily use. No charge but registration is requested.  To register contact: Sheila at carrollsheila@gmail.com

Judy Sima, Editor
Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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