September 17, 2020

September/October 2020

 

* MI Story +

Storytelling Event Calendar

www.MichiganStorytelling.org
Free Since 2001

 Judy Sima  Editor
All events are located in Michigan unless otherwise noted.

October 1, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS 
 
Visit this page to discover more about live and virtual storytelling events in Michigan and around the world. https://www.facebook.com/mistorytelling/ 
 
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. Contact judy@judysima to list and promote your Public Virtual Storytelling Events
 
SEPTEMBER
 
September 17, at 3:00 EDT ZOOM
Cork (Ireland) Yarnspinner’s story circle (repeats event 3rd Thursday) (which is 8pm Cork time).  Vanessa and Tom Isaac are guest tellers. Email corkyarnspinner@gmail.com for meeting link
 
September 18, Virtual Doors @7:15p.m. Showtime  @7:30p.m. EDT ZOOM  
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers® goes virtual! We’re bringing stories of systemic racism, Whiteness, Blackness and where do we go from here? Join us for an evening of raw and revealing, hilarious and healing stories. We are talking, RACE! Hosted by Satori Shakoor, featuring Twisted Storytellers Walter Borden, Celeste Demps-Simons, David Robinson and Chris Tanner, with Twisted musical guest, Michon Young and DJ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale spinning that extra! Get your spot now! Limited capacity. https://www.twistedtellers.org/events
 
September 19, 10:00 a,m. to 1:00 p.m., CDT Prepare to Scare. Quality storytelling webinar workshop from award-winning teacher of stoytellers, Elizabeth Ellis.
Why tell Scary Stories? What value do they serve? (Even for children? Especially for children.) Tips on how to select them and guidelines for sharing them effectively. Focus on performance skills of building a relationship with listeners, timing, and dealing with performance anxiety. Narrative skills of sensory imagery and conflict building. The deadline to register is Thursday, September 17 at midnight, Central Time. Each webinar is $60 for Tejas Storytelling Association members or $75 for non-members. The proceeds benefit the Tejas Storytelling Association. Register here: Prepare to Scare Webinar.or call 940-380-9320 and ask for Beverly to register over the phone.   
 
September 20, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
September 20, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Oak Hill Cemetery Walk - Prosperity and Prohibition.   Lois Keel leads guided cemetery tours to re-enactors telling    about their life in Pontiac in the Roaring Twenties.  Proceeds benefit Oak Hill Cemetery restoration efforts.  Comfortable walking shoes encouraged and masks required.  Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. $15 tickets, event held rain or shine & timed walk registration information 248-338-6730, https://www.ocphs.org  and https://www.facebook.com/OaklandHistoryCenter
 
September 22, 29, 7:30 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week) 
https://zoom.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991. Password: 219861
 
September 22, 7:00-8:00p.m. CD7 ZOOM
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  We ask that you offer content warnings if the story might be challenging, and that you let others know if they can retell it. If you'd like to reserve a spot to tell, please email us at storyartsmn@gmail.com.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)
 
September 24, 9:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Storytelling Association of California Presents: Storytelling in Living Color.  Donna Washington will emcee two sets of paired stories by Jacoby Cochran and Jessica Piscitelli, and Sheila Arnold and Sara Armstrong. For information about this ongoing project, click on this link:
http://www.storysaac.org/stories-in-living-color.html All proceeds from this event in excess of costs involved will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Please contact rickroberts@tds.net if you have any questions. Tickets are available at eventcombo via the following link.
https://www.eventcombo.com/e/Stories-in-Living-Color--Stories-in-Black-and-White-40641
 
September 24, Ann Arbor 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Story Night: Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members host a lively program of stories for grownups. Now in your own living room you can listen to the old tales and personal stories as well. Free Event, register ahead of time. Info: www.annarborstorytelling.org  
 
September 25, 7:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers present 4th Friday Story Hour. Contact Judy@JudySima.com for the Zoom link. Featuring Gwenolyn Lewis, Janice Burnett, Sheryl Pryor and emcee Jatu Gray
 
September 26, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Free event; register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org
 
September 27, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
OCTOBER
 
October 2-4 Virtual
The National Storytelling Festival (Jonesborough) The 2020 digital Festival will be held, as always, during the first weekend in October. You’ll be able to experience some of the world-class storytellers you’ve come to know and love, all from the comfort of your home! Tickets are $50  https://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/
 
October 4, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115.  Here is the link:    https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
October 6, 13, 20, 27 7:30 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week) 
https://zoom.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991. Password: 219861
 
October 7,14,21,28, 11:00 a.m. EDT ZOOM
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 on Zoom in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com. You don’t have to be a parent to attend
 
October 10, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/

October 10, Ann Arbor, 7:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
StoryFest: Adult Concert:  The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents StoryFest.  Come join us for a Zoom concert from the comfort of your own home.  Celebrate this ancient art form with us as we share stories to wow and woo you, amaze and amuse you, connect and convince you, for adults and teens 14 and older.  Admission is free, donations welcome.  For more information and to register go to www.annarborstorytelling.org (registration is required). Jennifer Otto is the MC and tellers include Beverly Black, Rich Swanson, Tom Isaacs, Dave Karen, Lorelle Otis, Mike Cox and Judy Sima.
 
October 11, Ann Arbor, 2:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
StoryFest: Family Story Fun:  The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild presents a Family Story Concert for kids 4 and older and their families.  Join us for a Zoom concert from the comfort of your own home. Event is free, donations are welcome.  For more information and to register go to www.annarborstorytelling.org (registrations is required).  Tellers include: Beverly Black is the MC, Jennifer Otto, Steve Daut, Judy Sima and Laura Lee Hayes.
 
October 13, 1:00 p.m. EDT Zoom
"Stories with Surprises" No matter our age, we all love stories. They catch our attention, hold our interest, spark our curiosity, and challenge us. Importantly, they often give us hope. Join awarding winning storyteller, Barbara Schutzgruber, for an afternoon of stories and ballads for adults featuring tales of resilience and transformation drawn from history, legend, and family life that celebrate the human spirit, and are filled with unexpected surprises. Stories with Surprises CU37 is being offered through Elderwise Learning of Ann Arbor. Advance registration is required. email elderwiselearning@gmail.com for how to register. Full catalog of class offerings www.elderwiselearning.org. Membership is $30 - first session is free.
 
October 15, 3:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Cork (Ireland) Yarnspinner’s story circle (repeats event 3rd Thursday) (which is 8pm Cork time).  Vanessa and Tom Isaac are guest tellers. Email corkyarnspinner@gmail.com for meeting link
 
October 15, Virtual program, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m EDT.
Join storyteller and musician Karen Bonnici for her Spooky and Kooky family-friendly songs and tales for Halloween bumps in the night! Get ready to participate as we laugh and sing along through our virtual platform with Karen's frighteningly funny characters, music, and stories for all ages. For registration info visit https://bit.ly/2ZCp9X1
 
October 16, 7:00 p.m. EDT Zoom
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers® goes virtual! Get your spot now! Limited capacity. https://www.twistedtellers.org/purchase-show-tickets
  https://www.twistedtellers.org/events
 
October 18, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
October 20, 8:00 p.m. EDT. ZOOM
Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You don't even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
  
October 21, 8:00 p.m. EDT. ZOOM
Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You don't even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
 
October 23, 7:00 p.m. EDT ZOOM
Detroit Association of Black Storytellers present 4th Friday Story Hour. Contact Judy@JudySima.com for the Zoom link.
 
October 24, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Free event, register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org
 
October 24, 7:00 p.m. EDT, ZOOM
Living Room LIVE series will feature a special event with SCARY STORIES for adults and older children. These truly scary stories will be told by local and national storytellers, and will feature classis tales from Shirley Jackson and Brahm Stoker, as well as folk tales and contemporary original tales by the tellers. Turn off the lights, gather on the couch, and be prepared to shiver with fright as our talented storytellers chill you to the bone. You don’t want to miss this show! The BOX OFFICE and contribution link for this event is https://tinyurl.com/LRLive2U
The contribution link includes a cut and paste link to registration. Your BOX OFFICE contributions will help to benefit ongoing restoration efforts of the haunted HOWELL OPERA HOUSE - http://www.howelloperahouse.com/. A portion also helps to support the tellers and helps cover expenses such as software, processing charges, and advertising. Donations are necessary to keep this series going. If you have any questions about this event, please send an email to mail@stevedaut.com
 
October 25, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
October 25, 2:00-4:00p.m.
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Free event:register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org
 
October 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT, ZOOM
Story Arts of MN holds an online Story Circle (open mic) on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This FREE event is open to everyone.  After registering, you'll receive an email message with the Zoom link.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/story-arts-of-minnesota-17294067957.  Bring your favorite seven-minute tale and your listening ears. All stories are welcome, including traditional tales as well as original true stories.  Both experienced and new storytellers are welcome.  We ask that you offer content warnings if the story might be challenging, and that you let others know if they can retell it. If you'd like to reserve a spot to tell, please email us at storyartsmn@gmail.com.  Don't have a story to share?  We invite you to watch and listen.   (This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)
 
NOVEMBER
 
November 1, 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
November 3, 10, 17, 24 7:30 p.m. ZOOM
Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week) 
https://zoom.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991. Password: 219861
 
November 5, 12,19 11:00 a.m. ZOOM
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 on Zoom in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com. You don’t have to be a parent to attend
 
November 8, 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
November 13-15
Northeast Storytelling (NEST) presents NEST FEST, online storytelling festival with performances, applied storytelling, panels, swaps, and happy hours. www.neststorytelling.org.
 
November 15, 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
November 17, 8:00 p.m.. ZOOM
Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You don't even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
November 18, 8:00 p.m. ZOOM
Register for the next Michigan Meet-Up: 7 tellers, 7 minutes each, stories of any type, any topic, any stage of development, with a bit of time to chat after. You don't even have to be from Michigan! Contact Jennifer Otto to sign up to tell and/or register for the event. jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
 
November 20, 7:00 p.m.  ZOOM
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers® goes virtual! Get your spot now! Limited capacity. https://www.twistedtellers.org/purchase-show-tickets
 
November 22, 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
November 28, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. ZOOM
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Free Event register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org 
 
November 29, 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
DECEMBER
 
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 7:30 p.m. ZOOM
Every Tuesday Ottawa, Canada Story Swap Join Zoom Meeting (same link every week) 
https://zoom--.us/j/668027991?pwd=WDJLWW1uTlZVcFN1YndTOG40ellMZz09 Meeting ID: 668 027 991. Password: 219861
 
December 3. 10. 24, 31 11:00 a.m. ZOOM
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 on Zoom in its 31st year, join Judy Sima’s famed Parent-Tellers. Contact Judy if you wish to participate. 248-644-3951 Judy@JudySima.com. You don’t have to be a parent to attend
 
December 6, 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
December 13, 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
December 20, 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
December 27, Ann Arbor 2:00-4:00 p.m. ZOOM
Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild Monthly meetings – Virtual Meeting. Meetings always start with stories, and then, more stories! Listeners and tellers welcome. Free Event register ahead of time. Information: www.annarborstorytelling.org 
 
December 20, 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose and Gander will be on the Kerrytown Market and Shops FaceBook Page, once a week, with a short program, geared to a preschool audience, sharing rhymes and stories. For more information contact Trudy Bulkley 734-769-3115. Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/99965546438/posts/10157273430701439/
 
 
Save the dates: January 28 - 31, 2021
Check out our schedule: https://flstory.com/festival/
Florida Storytelling Festival 2021 will be a LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT!
 
 
 
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Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
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