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Online Meetings

Due to the pandemic, all our in-person meetings and events are currently canceled until further notice. You can still participate with the DSL meetings (the third Saturday of the month) or with story workshops on Zoom. Our Zoom meetings are much more informal and since we have no current business, we don't really have a business meeting! Please email us for more information and for an invite to the Zoom meeting at: ContactUs@detroitstorytelling.org

New! DSL Merchandise!

Now you can purchase DSL merchandise to show that you are a fan! The price on the items has been set as low as possible to make them as affordable as possible for you! All items have a profit around $1, which will be donated to the DSL. A number of items are available from t-shirts, face masks, coffee mugs, totes, and more. Click here to buy DSL Merchandise!

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. 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!