Mark your calendars!

Story Slam

Don't miss our June meeting, featuring a "story slam" or story contest. The theme of the slam will be "And then I knew. . ." Tellers will interpret the theme in their 5-7 minute personal stories as they wish, such as "And then I knew I was in love," or "And then I knew that I was in trouble." Our panel of judges will be picked from the audience and the best story will win a prize! Come to tell or listen and bring a friend!

June 17, 2017 at the Farmington Branch Library on Liberty Street.

Membership Drive

Our September meeting (September 16th) will be held at the Jon Grant Community Center on Grand River in Farmington Hills as the inaugrual event for our membership drive. This will be a big event and we hope that you will attend and help make the event a success.

About the Detroit Story League

The Detroit Story League is a service organization providing storytellers for schools, libraries, churches, clubs, retirement homes, and other organizations throughout the Metropolitan area. We are afilliated with the National Storytellers League and the National Storytelling Network.

The DSL is for people who enjoy listening to and/or telling stories! Storytellers are teachers, librarians, writers, professional storytellers, or simply people who love to tell a good story in any place at any time!

At our monthly meetings, we feature three tellers followed by a storytelling workshop. Hosts provide beverages and desserts, and we bring our lunches to enjoy as we listen to the stories. Join us for a meeting and see what we’re all about! We’d love to see you there!

What Kinds of Stories?

People often ask what kinds of stories we tell. Your imagination is the limit! We tell folk and fairy-tales, nursery rhymes, epic poetry, tandem stories (told with a partner), participation stories (with audience interaction), personal narratives, historical stories, scary stories, and more!

Some members write their own stories, while others adapt existing stories. When telling a story created by someone else, unless it's out of copyright, please get permission before you use it! And if you're telling a story about people who are alive and well, you may want to ask them first, just to be polite!