A Night With Mama Sol

Special Event
June 19 @ 7:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

How Do Activism, Music, and Education Occupy the Same Space? This Juneteenth, you are invited to an evening of conversation, poetry, music, and visioning as we welcome hip-hop and spoken word artist, Mama Sol. Sol will be joined in conversation by Yodit Mesfin Johnson. She serves as President & CEO of Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW). Be ready for an evening of interactive conversation with Mama Sol and Yodit, as well as live music and poetry.

February 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Saturday brings storytellers Bill Harley, Sheila Arnold, and Steve Daut. Bill Harley is a songwriter and storyteller whose commentaries have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He’s equally at home performing for adults and for families, and a refreshing breath of fantasy is just around the corner in everything he does. Sheila Arnold brings stories, historic individuals, new ideas, new perspectives and old knowledge to schools, libraries, professional organizations, museums and churches. And Steve Daut is well known to Michigan audiences; he has adapted stories of Mark Twain to the storytelling medium.

February 24 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Liars have been around since the snake first hit it off with Eve. By some accounts, contests celebrating liars have been around since the 15th century, but these accounts may be apocryphal. Today, liars contests are held in countries all around the globe, and The Ark is joining the fray with its First Annual Liars contest, which is part of the new and expanded 36th Annual Storytelling Festival. The event will feature six of the best liars in the region, each telling a ten-minute story and competing for highly valuable bragging rights, a crisp $100 bill, and a fabulous trophy for the winner! Each of our distinguished celebrity judges has a special relationship to the fine art of prevarication.