Anita Harms

Muskegon, MI (231) 755-0126 or (231) 670-2591 • veslealfh@gmail.com http://talesofperformingandpenii.blogspot.com Anita has a background in literature, writing, and theater, has acted in several states and has taught theatre. Her storytelling performances offer opportunities for audience members to get involved in a fun-filled hour. Her presentations cover educational, inspirational, and entertaining topics. Her stories, folk and Read More …

Barb Schutzgruber

Ann Arbor, MI 734-761-5118 • barb@weavestory.com • www.weavestory.com Gutsy girls, wise women, tricksters and string come to life as Barbara weaves string stories and folktales, sings ballads and shares the history and legends of Michigan. Her comfortable, spontaneous style, rich voice and flawless pacing conjure images from the depth of your imagination. She performs for Read More …

Steve Daut

Chelsea, MI (734) 845-1070 • mail@stevedaut.com • www.stevedaut.com Steve has been telling stories since the dog first ate his homework. His primary focus is on personal tales and lessons learned during his childhood. Steve inhabits his stories with unforgettable characters, allowing the audience to experience the story along with him. Drawing on his experience as Read More …

Simran Harvey

Ann Arbor, MI (734) 222-0043 • bluemoonastrology2012@gmail.com (SIM ron) Simran’s basic training in storytelling happened naturally over the years as she told astrological clients the archetypal stories at work in their charts and lives via planets and stars. From 2007-2009 she had the pleasure of being a tour guide at the Allan Houser Sculptural Garden Read More …

Lois Keel

Clarkston, MI (248) 625-5848 • LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com • www.LoiS-sez.com Lois tells stories from around the world and back through time. Over 40 years combines storytelling with librarianship, theatre training, puppetry, sign language, music, and dance to create programs from historical reenactments (including One Room Schoolteacher, the 50s, or 2 very real women from 100 years ago Read More …

Jean Bolley

Bath, MI 517-281-8036 • bolleyj@hotmail.com Jean Bolley loves stories and it shows in her presentations. Her warm, casual style draws listeners in, letting the stories work their magic. Jean has a master’s degree in storytelling and 20 years of experience with schools, libraries, and community groups.

Karen Czarnik

Wixom, MI (248) 766-4323 • karen@storyrhythms.com Family, youth and adult programs can be found at www.storyrhythms.com Adult RED Thread Story Slam programs can be found at www.REDthreadstories.org As a storyteller, singer, songwriter & musician, Karen’s unique performances combine music & tale to teach, engage, encourage & tickle the funny bone. Her collaboration of character & Read More …

Jennifer Otto

Lansing, MI 517-371-4960 • jennifer.pahl.otto@gmail.com Jennifer Pahl Otto creates whimsical stories for adults and children. A member of the Lansing Storytellers and the Ann Arbor Storytelling Guild, she says she grew up in a house where every room, every hallway, every staircase was lined from floor to ceiling with books. Her love of stories began Read More …

Judy Sima

West Bloomfield, MI 248-644-3951 • judy@judysima.com • www.judysima.com Award winning Storyteller, Author, and Teaching Artist, Judy Sima’s warm, engaging performances bubble over with humor, song, and loads of audience participation. Judy has been inspiring readers, writers and listeners across the nation with her highly interactive, practical workshops. With over 20 years experience coaching students and Read More …

Eileen DeLorenzo

Mount Pleasant, MI (989) 773-2429 • (989) 854-1047 • emdelorenzo@msn.com www.eileendelorenzo.com A professional storyteller since 1998, Eileen performs at schools, libraries, community events, private events, senior organizations, and Tellabrations! Her storytelling elicits vivid imagery, participation, laughter and wonder that stays with us long after the stories are told. A teller of world folktales and original Read More …

Jeff Doyle

Brighton, MI 517-404-8257 • jjdoyle99@yahoo.com • www.myblueape.com Jeff tells wild, funny and scary tales that will keep you on the edge of your seat!  Whether it’s the story of  “The Blue Ape,” the tale of “Pull My Finger Bob,” or his hilarious adult story “Office not Orifice” Jeff captivates listeners of all ages. He developed Read More …

Yvonne Healy

Howell, MI 810-813-3000 • info@MichiganStoryteller.com • www.MichiganStoryteller.com Weird Irish legends, rollicking kids’ tales, provocative adult fare, and inspiring yet practical workshops: all this and more are available from one of the Midwest’s favorite storytellers. See and hear stories on the website!

Dick Strader

Battle Creek, MI 269-274-1812 • dstrader40@yahoo.com For over 30 years Strader has been delighting audiences of all ages with his intriguing trickster characters and folktales from many world cultures. He continues to captivate older listeners with his humorous personal stories and insightful portrayals of people from history told in first person. Dick loves to work Read More …

Robin Nott

Augusta, MI 269-731-2335 • 269 569-2671 • rnott@tds.net robinnott.weebly.com Robin Nott combines storytelling and folk singing to awaken audiences of all ages to their authentic personal imaginative worlds. Robin has been telling and singing since 1983 in libraries, festivals, conferences, schools, community events, state and national parks.

Ted Parkhurst

Marion, MI Parkhurst Brothers Publishers 231-215-0488 • ted.parkhurst@gmail.com • www.parkhurstbrothers.com “Ted Parkhurst is the book publisher to the storytelling stars!” –David Holt Parkhurst Brothers Publishers is busy spreading the storytelling umbrella by publishing Elizabeth Ellis, Lyn Ford, Kevin Cordi, Jim May, Julie Moss, Michael Cotter, Loren Niemi, Fran Stallings, Jennifer Munro, Sherry Norfolk, Len Froyen, Read More …