MI Story Event Calendar

Compiled monthly and posted at
Distribution Editor, Judy Sima, has a subscription box on her website if you’d like to get the calendar in your inbox: (scroll to the bottom)

This site has more information about storytelling in Michigan, along with a bulletin board for up to date info.


Northlands Storytelling Network

Regional organization offering support and annual conference for storytellers. The conference is held in Lake Geneva, WI, the last weekend in April. or

Michigan Storytelling Groups

Most guilds are free to anyone wanting to hear or tell stories.
Always contact the guild first to check as meeting plans may have changed.

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild

Meets the 4th Sunday of each month Sept.-June. Located at Nicola’s Books, Westgate Mall, 2513 Jackson Rd at Maple Road, Ann Arbor. Free. Bring a story to tell or listen to swapped stories. 2-4 pm. or

Birmingham Storytellers Guild of the Community House

Meets each second Thursday of the month from September through June at the Community House at 380 Bates St., Birmingham. Information about the group and its calendar are listed on The Community House website: For more info: Cynthia Casey, call 248-625-3825 or email or Linda McGuire, Early Childhood Director at the Community House, call 248-644-5832.

Detroit Assoc of Black Storytellers (DABS)

Meetings are held from 10-noon at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on the 4th Saturday of each month from Sept.-June and no meeting in December. Storytelling workshops and storytelling takes place at each meeting.  Detroit Association of Black Storytellers, Inc., Rosie M. Chapman, president. For information call 313-442-3227/442-DABS or contact Rosie Chapman call 586-781-2970 or email

Detroit Story League

Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month except July (12:00-3:00) various locations in Greater Detroit Area. Since 1912 the DSL meets to tell stories, share resources. DSL sponsors Tellabration in November and a Children’s Concert in March.

Flint – Society of Afrikan American Storytellers-SAAS

Meets only related to special events and community performances. Contact: Brenda Harris, PO Box 13296, Flint Mi 48501, Email:

Grand Rapids Story Spinners

Third Tuesday of each month 7 – 9 P.M. during the school year at Shawmut Hills School  2550 Burritt NW  Grand Rapids, MI 49504. or

Lansing Storytellers

2nd Monday of each month 7-9pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 East Grand River, Lansing 48912
Contact: Jean Bolley, 517-281-8036 or email and/or Shirley Bradley,

Montcalm County Storyweavers

The Montcalm County Storytelling Guild meets 2nd Thursday monthly at 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Info: Georgia Schad (989-291-5518) email: or Janet Wulf-Marvin (989-831-4168) email:

Mother Goose Guild Center

Joanne Ladd, 2118 Magnolia Lane., Flint, MI 48532, 810-732-6956 or 810-743-7773 or email

Muskegon Yarnspinners

Second Wednesday of each month 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm from October through May at the Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston, Muskegon, Michigan 49442 (Corner of Quarterline and Evanston). Monthly meetings continue from June through September at members’ homes.  Contact Ned Carter, 231-755-2383 or email him at

New Baltimore Biblical Storytellers

Contact: Katie Dailey 586-716-9543 for information

Warren – Chatterton Parent-Tellers

Meets at Chatterton Middle School, 24333 Ryan Road, Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 during the school year. You don’t have to be a parent to attend. Contact Judy Sima,

White Lake Township – North Oakland County Storytellers (NOCS)

1st Tuesday of the month 7-9p.m., but location varies. May-Nov. at the Fisk Farm schoolhouse, Highland Road (M-59) and Fisk Road; Feb.-Apr. at Huron Valley Council for the Arts (Highland Station), 205 W. Livingston Rd., Highland, MI 48357. Contact: Pam Dawson,, (258) 684-7426 or