Grandparents of Tri-County Michigan – Call for Stories

In celebration of Grandparents Day 2021, the Detroit Institute of Arts invites tri-county residents (grandparents, families, or chosen family members) to share 5-minute self-recorded stories on the experience of grandparenting.  

Each participant will have an opportunity to participate in an individual (virtual) video-making workshop with Satori Shakoor from The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, LLC. The sessions will offer techniques on how to build narratives, engage audiences, and provide valuable insights for anyone with a personal interest in writing or storytelling. 

Three selected stories from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties will be presented in July and August as a lead-in to Grandparents Day 2021. Story videos will remain viewable throughout the month of September 2021 


  • 5-minute self-recorded videos from grandparents, parents or grandchildren telling heartfelt stories about grandparenting 
  • Recommended workshop participation