Who’s Who

Beverly Black

Beverly specializes in telling personal stories from her adventurous life as well as folk tales and other stories from around the world.  She enjoys telling interactive stories to children and adults who are young at heart.  Her stories may be combined with hand puppets, songs and/or Celtic harp music.

             734-665-4312 - bevblack@umich.edu

Lyn Davidge

Jeff developed his talents telling stories around the campfire and specializes in telling scary and funny stories to kids of all ages.  Mixing humor, scare, and surprise, Jeff's tales are great at Halloween parties, camp-outs, or Scout meetings.

              810-231-2912 - jjdoyle99@yahoo.com



Stories connect us!  Stories have power!  Lyn most enjoys sharing that power and those connections with adult audiences through original stories drawn from real-life experiences.  Her themed programs include, "Once in a Lifetime,"  "What if. . .?," and "Strong Women." She will work to tailor performances for specific audiences.

             734-769-6982 - StorytellerLyn@comcast.net

Jeff Doyle

Yvonne Healy

A retired elementary teacher, Linda engages young and old listeners with folk tales and lessons.  Puppets may appear!  Her spiritual stories have far reaching effects.  Board member of the Performing Arts Alliance in Southwestern Wayne County, Linda is eager to hear any and all ideas about promoting the Arts.                        

734-697-9275 - Cell: 734-740-1571 Lukeatlake@sbcglobal.net

Mythology, the Irish love of language, and her outrageous family and theatrical background inspire the writing, performance, and teaching of this award-winning storyteller and artist educator.  As an approved artist for the Michigan Arts and Humanities Council and Wolf Trap Arts in Education programs, grant funding is available.  Video and audio samples are available along with program details at

www.YHealy.com      810-225-2204

Linda Luke

Growing up in Detroit in the 1950’s, Darryl began his spinning of stories shortly after his siblings were born; they became his first audience.  A Detroit teacher since 1988, Darryl joined the AASG in 2002 and has performed in many storytelling concerts with the Guild.  He enjoys interpreting multicultural folktales, writing his own, and developing his personal and family stories.

              734-477-0373 - a2mick@yahoo.com

Darryl Mickens

Perfectly at home in a library, museum, classroom, workshop for teachers and youth, or seniors' group, Judy tells tales from around the world to engage your mind and speak to your soul.  A quilter as well as a storyteller, Judy combines both enthusiasms with Quilts and Stories sessions for all ages.

                 734-971-5763 - FransDotir@aol.com

Judy Schmidt

Jill is a storyteller, poet, tree-and-people hugger, teacher, seeker, activist, and work-in-progress who writes and tells to help love the world into being.  She enjoys sharing stories about relatonships, nature, community, self-discovery, social justice ad equality kids, zen,and peace.

                    734-662-0128  jhalpern@umich.edu

Laura grew up crafting stories from snippets of fairy tales, family tales, comic books, classics, movies and myths.  She learned to listen to the stories people tell, and to the tales that nature unfolds.  Shaped by her experience, interwoven with this rich legacy of gathered lore, her stories rise up from her heart, mysterious, and longing to be told.

                    734-662-3770  lauragami@provide.net

Laura Lee Hayes

Jill Halpern

This  page last updated June 10, 2013

Kathleen Wright has been a teacher and storyteller for over twenty five years. Her storytelling experiences include a traveling preschool program; special events; bookstore, library, and school appearances; and telling in her own elementary classroom.  Whether her stories hold listeners in a spellbinding moment or make them clutch their bellies laughing, kids and grown-ups alike come away with a grin on their lips and a twinkle in their eye.

734-663-9753  -  kidpeople@comcast.net

Kathleen Wright

 Elizabeth James is...

 ...a third generation storyteller, following in the tradition of her grandmother and mother

 ...currently the Programming person for the Department for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan

 ...dedicated to sharing multicultural stories, particularly those depicting her African-American and Native American heritage

....honored to share stories from around the world with curious souls.

313-320-0488  ecnirp@umich.edu

Elizabeth James