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Storytelling in Michigan - www.yHealy.com

Ongoing storytelling sessions and projects:

Michigan Storytelling Organizations/Meetings Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Very informal groups meets monthly Sept.-June on second Sunday. All invited to bring their own stories to tell or just listen to guild members swap stories. 2-4 pm. second Sunday at Guild House 802 Monroe at Oakland Sts. Free. Contact: Judy Schmidt (734) 971-5763 or Yvonne Healy (810) 225-2204.

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Informal group meets second Sunday Sept.-June. Bring your own stories to tell or listen to guild members swap stories. 2-4 pm. second Sunday at Guild House 802 Monroe at Oakland Sts. Free. Contact: Judy Schmidt (734) 971-5763 or Yvonne Healy (810) 225-2204/healy@cac.net.
Detroit Assoc of Black Storytellers: Contact: Lila McFarlin, 1981 Monterey, Detroit, MI 48206-1205, (313) 867-0036, email: lelamac@hotmail.com
Detroit Story League meets the 3rd Saturday of every month except July in locations throughout the Greater Detroit Area. Sponsors a storytelling festival in late September as well as a Tellabration. Carol Schwartz (248) 626-4619 or Judy Sima judsim@hotmail.com
Flint Area Story Tellers (F.A.S.T.) Contact: Lois Coleman, president of FAST at (810) 659-8060 or e-mail halo96@aol.com
Flint - Society of Afrikan American Storytellers-SAAS: Brenda Harris, POBox 13296, Flint Mi 48501, 810-235-1844, email vagabrarian@hotmail.com
Fulton Community Storytellers: contact Ralph Morrison.616-778-3235
Fulton, Toad Hollow Biblical Tellers: Ralph Morrison 616-778-3235
Grand Rapids Story Spinners: 7:00 p.m. Third Tuesday of each month at Heron Woods apartment complex. (Common Room), 2110 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids across from Yankee Clipper Library. Info: ssgr@voyager.net.
Grand Rapids. Fall Semester, Grand Valley State University. Associate Professor Karen Libman offers an undergraduate level course in storytelling. Course # CTH 300, Storytelling (3 semester hours credit) offered in fall term only. To enroll: Grand Valley State University www.gvsu.edu
Lansing Storytellers meets second Monday of each month 7-9pm at Plymouth Congregational Church at Fairview St. & Grand River in Lansing (I 96 to Lansing, exit I 27 north - Saginaw/Grand River exit. Follow Grand River west to 2nd light (Fairview St). Contact: Lori VanHoesen at vanhoese@pilot.msu.edu or Trudy Bower at trudy.bower@excite.com.
Lenawee Storytellers Guild: Jan Richardi, 526 Comstock; Adrian Mi 49221, 517-263-5197
Midland Area Storytellers: Paul Armstrong, GraceA Dow Memorial Libary, 1710 West Saint Andrews Rd, Midland MI 45860-2698, 517-837-3430, email openarms@juno.com.
Midland Area Storytellers: Paul Armstrong, GraceA Dow Memorial Libary, 1710 West Saint Andrews Rd, Midland MI 45860-2698, 517-837-3430, email openarms9@cs.com
Mother Goose Guild center: Joanne Ladd, 106 Kettering; Burton MI 48509-2406, 810-743-7773
Mt. Clemens Raconteurs: Lois Sprengnether or Marge Kinzy, Mt Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass, Mt Clemens MI 48043, 810-469-6200, lois-sez@juno.com
Muskegon Yarnspinners: John Dragone 231-744-2040.
Plymouth Off the Page Story Tellers: Storytelling remains important to Plymouth District Library and Librarian Donna Boudreau provides storytelling workshops to groups & teachers by appointment. Otherwise regular meetings are suspended due to staffing changes.734-453-0750. Contact: Donna Boudreau ext. 243 or dlb@plymouth.lib.mi.us.
Richland Story Caravan: Robin Nott, Gull Lake High School 99550 E M-89, Richland, MI 49083, 616-629-5803 #212
Royal Oak Biblical Storytellers Contact: Katie Dailey (810) 716-9543 / jtrm@futnet.net held 2nd. Fridays of the month at my home 7-9pm . Call for address in New Baltimore & directions
Saginaw Sylvia Burden Story League: Betty Briggs, 3122 Weiss, Apt H, Saginaw MI 48602
Traverse City Word of Mouth; Steven Holl 231-933-7010, soulworks@traverse.com
Warren - Chatterton Parent-Tellers, meets every Thursday during the school year, 9:30-11:00am Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Rd; Warren, 810-758-0911. You don't have to be a parent to attend.
June-August, Grand Rapids, Third Fridays, Story Spinners participate with the Kent County Parks and W. MI Nature Society in Bards' Bonfires - a night of storytelling, music and poetry.

http://www.northlands.net/ Northlands Storytelling Network, regional storytelling organization for Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Features details on Northlands' storytelling conference, held annually the last weekend in April.
Telling Times Magazine, Editor Debbie Johnson, daleja@aol.com, http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listtellingd.html
Michigan Arts & Humanities Touring Directory www.matrix.msu.edu/touring
Michigan Humanities Council www.michiganhumanities.org
Northlands Storytelling Network www.northlands.net

Grand Rapids. Fall Semester, Grand Valley State University. Associate Professor Karen Libman offers an undergraduate level course in storytelling. Course # CTH 300, Storytelling (3 semester hours credit) offered in fall term only. To enroll: Grand Valley State University www.gvsu.edu

Flint. Summer Term, University of Michigan - Flint Campus., Dr. Sue Woestehoff, Professor & Department Chairperson, Children's Literature offer Course ED 449 Folklore & Storytelling. Contact: Education Department, Univ. of Michigan-Flint, 430 David M. French Hall, Flint, MI 48502-2186, phone: (810) 762-3260, fax: (810) 762-3102, email: Suew@umich.edu, website: www.flint.umich.edu/departments/edu

Detroit.Fall Semester, Wayne State University. R. Craig Roney, Ph.D. offers a graduate level course in story performance (techniques in reading aloud, mediated storytelling, & storytelling) every fall term. Course # RLL 7780, Storytelling (3 semester hours credit) offered in fall term only. Contact: R. Craig Roney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, 287 Education Bldg., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, (313) 577-0928, rroney@wayne.edu

Saturdays, Detroit, 2:00 pm Storytellers are a regular feature at the Detroit Institute of Art each Saturday at 2:00 pm. Free with admission. Info: <http://www.dia.org>

To receive the most updated MI Tellers Calendar by email on a regular basis, contact judsim@hotmail.com. To list event contact healy@cac.net.

every October Michigan Story Fest, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. (989-774-3355.
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Michigan Story Festival, visit http://www.michiganstoryfestival.org.
For more information about the Michigan Story Festival, call 989-774-1885.


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