AASG Collaboration with The Ark

Jane Fink

February 15 & 16, 2014 The Ark Storytelling Festival

The Ark, Ann Arbor’s renowned acoustic music club, sponsors its 27th annual Storytelling Festival. This treasured weekend of storytelling features an adult concert on Saturday, February 15 and a family concert on Sunday, February 16. 

This year’s line-up features Donna Washington, Tim Tingle and local teller and AASG member, Jane Fink. For times and ticket info, check out:


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Donna will present two open-to-the public workshops while she is in Ann Arbor.  We hope to see you at one or both of them!

Language and Literacy

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:30 to 6:00 pm Washtenaw Intermediate School District - 1819 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Vogel C -  $15.00      In this workshop we explore thirty years of research that inextricably links language and literacy. We will discuss ways to increase a youngster’s aptitude in both. Using activities from finger games to beginning stories, we will look at ways of using familiar tales in the classroom and library to enhance vocabulary and improve a student’s chances of becoming a solid reader.  (To register please  contact Judy Schmidt - FransDotir@aol.com   734-971-5763) or use the registration form on our downloads page.)

"A Family Affair" An Interactive Family Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 10:00 to 11:30 am

Ann Arbor District Library - 343 S. Fifth Avenue,

Ann Arbor 48104 Free

(Designed for parents and children ages 5 and up)

Telling stories within a family is an amazing way to build bonds, establish good communication skills and share some fun, while creating an atmosphere that is both

safe and inviting for parents and children.  In A Family Affair, we lay the foundations for instituting a family tradition of  sharing stories that benefits all families whether the children are eight or eighteen.

For more about Donna, visit her website:


Follow Donna’s Blog for her ongoing tips and thoughts

about storytelling and literacy:


Donna Washington

Jane has been telling stories to anyone who would listen since she was five years old.  A year ago Jane joined the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild where she has found a great group of friends and mentors and many more opportunities to learn, listen and tell.

Tim Tingle