WHAT WE DO
Our members explore many avenues to support storytelling, locally, regionally, and nationwide. Each of us not only has stories to tell, but the way we tell and the approach we take to our craft is unique to each of us. Here is a sampling of some of the ways the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild helps to support the art and craft of storytelling.
EXPLORE: Guild members pursue various storytelling interests. Some delve into the rich legacy of traditional folktales, legends and myths. Some mine their own lives for drama and insight. Some search historical sources to higlight notable characters and events. Some enrich their storytelling with puppets, music, and even martial arts.
CREATE: Meetings and Guild-sponsored workshops provide a nuturing environment for members to try out new stories and new ways ot telling their favorite stories.
LEARN: In addition to workshops, many Guild members attend conferences and form study groups to enhance their understanding of the art of storytelling.
SHARE: Each Fall, the Guild joins groups around the country and the world by producing Storyfest (Formerly Tellabration): An Evening of Storytelling for Grown-ups, and a family Storyfest co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library. We also hold a Story Night at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room and Bookstore on the second Thursday each month during the school year.
COLLABORATE: The Guild works hand-in-hand with other storytelling groups and venues to bring the wonder of storytelling to audiences in the Ann Arbor area and beyond. Collaborative partners include the Ark, Crazy Wisdom, the Ann Arbor District Library, Serendipity Books in Chelsea, and a number of local area churches. Take a look at some of the events listed on this website, and keep checking back with us for news of new events.