the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts

promoting of the art of storytelling

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This is a highly sought after workshop  How To Tell A FIce Min. Kickbutt Story and it is the VERY FIRST  Story Workshop crafted for Personal Stories for Performance in Boston . Many Grand Champions and Story Slam winners have come from this workshop. TBA Storytelling with  Andrea Lovett  at

 @Doyles in JP must register


Andrea Lovett and Norah Dooley won the

massmouth's national award!


March 2019


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Storytelling events in Massachusetts and Beyond

THIS IS NOT A MASSMOUTH SITE click here for Massmouth,Inc.


This is South Shore Story Slams, Doyles Story Slams  and  South Coastal Story Slams . and Massmouth,Inc. are in no way connected.

This page advertises most events in and around Boston. 


March 3, 8PM,Sunday

The Moth

Story Slam Impossible

Oberon Cambridge


March 5, 6:45PM, Tuesday

Story Space

Mathew Dicks

Havurut Shalom 113 College Ave ,Somerville


March 5, 8PM, Tuesday

The Moth

Story Slam Envy

Laugh Boston , Western Waterfront


March 7, 7PM, Thursday

Stories From The Stage

WGBH and Massmouth

1 Guest St. Boston, Mass.


March 10, 2PM,Sunday

Story Slam OOPS

South Shore Story Slams

Hingham Public Library

66 Leavitt  St. Hingham, Mass


March 10,7PM

AFTer Hours Adult Folktales March

Theme Women and Their Allies

Arts At The Armory Cafe



March 12, Tuesday

Secrets and Lies

 Trident Bookstore

2nd Tuesdays  Boston (Massmouth)


March 12 , 6:45PM, Tuesday

Story Space

Sara deBeer

Havurut Shalom 113 College Ave ,Somerville


March 13, 7PM, Wednesday

North Shore Story Slams

Story Slam 

Lost and Found

Theory WIne Bar and Listening Room 

Andover, Mass.


March 13,Wednesday

Story Slam Rush (The Moth)

WBUR City Space


March 19 , 6:45PM, Tuesday

Story Space

Joe Keane

Havurut Shalom 113 College Ave ,Somerville


March 22, 7:30PM, Friday

A Thousand Doorways with Diane Edgecomb

First Church Boston

66 Marlborough St, Boston, MA


March 23, 7:30PM,Saturday 

A Thousand Doorways with Diane Edgecomb

First Church Boston

66 Marlborough St, Boston, MA


March 24, 7PM, Sunday

Story Slam Lists or judged

Doyles Cafe  Jamaica Plain

3484 Washington St.


March 24, 2PM, Sunday

A Thousand Doorways with Diane Edgecomb

First Church Boston

66 Marlborough St, Boston, MA


March 24, 6PM, Sunday

Fugitive stories

The Gallery at West Acton Villageworks



March 26 , 6:45PM, Tuesday

Story Space

Cindy Rivka Marshall

Havurut Shalom 113 College Ave ,Somerville


March 26, 8PM, Tuesday

The Moth Grand Slam Boston

The Cutler Majestic Theater


March 28, 7:30PM, Thursday

Kickstand Cafe




March 29-31, Friday , Saturday and Sunday

New England Storytelling Conference

Feature  Grammy Winner Bill Harley

Hotel 1620

Plymouth, Mass. 


March 30, 3:30PM Saturday

South Shore Perspectives.

Showcase Featuring South Shore Story Slam Winners

1620 Hotel

Plymouth Harbor








Doyles Story Slam Season 3rd Sundays of the Month




WEDNESDAYS - promoting the art of storytelling in MA

January 9th @6:15PM WORKSHOP Kickbutt Storytelling with Andrea Lovett• 


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Chris Kastle Featured at Story Space Tue 04/02/2019 at Havurat Shalom

April 2, 2019 from 6pm to 7pm
Chris Kastle:This award-winning storyteller, folk & sea song singer, author, artist and educator from St. Augustine, FL, is a touring performer and seasoned traveler who offers insight into a lifetime of adventure. Her original songs and stories possess great imagery, tinged with Celtic and Maritime traditions.Hosted By: Ralph ChadisFeature’s website: is a $5 requested donation.Every Tuesday night is Story Space from…See More
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Cindy Rivka Marshall Featured at Story Space Tue 03/26/2019 at Havurat Shalom

March 26, 2019 from 6:45pm to 9pm
Cindy Rivka Marshall:From the moment of her childhood theatrical debut to her present work as a storyteller, Cindy Rivka Marshall traces the various influences on her creative process and her belief in the importance of the arts.Hosted By: Andrea KamensFeature’s website: is a $5 requested donation.Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a…See More
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Joe Keane Featured at Story Space Tue 03/19/2019 at Havurat Shalom

March 19, 2019 from 6:45pm to 9pm
Joe Keane:Happy belated St. Patrick's Day! As one of our favorite Celtic yarn spinners, Joe will enchant us from a collection of Irish stories and a collection of his own work. A storyteller of mystical abundance, lore and talent, he is an unmitigated delight for young and old alike.Hosted By: Andrea KamensFeature’s website: http://www.celticrevival.comThere is a $5 requested donation.Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00…See More
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Songs & Stories for a Small Planet with Jackson Gillman and Pierre Giono at Listening Tree Coop

April 6, 2019 from 2pm to 6pm
Songs and Stories for a Small Planet with Jackson Gillman and Pierre Giono Events @ Listening Tree Co-op launches our Spoken Word! series with treasured Cape Cod storyteller Jackson Gillman. An open mic hoot will follow, along with a potluck and tour of Listening Tree's farm.Celebrate spring with an afternoon of Songs & Stories for a Small Planet. Gillman will be performing along with a visiting colleague, Pierre Giono, who will recount his grandfather Jean’s story of The Man Who Planted…See More
Mar 10
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Story Slam James Library at The James Library and Center for the Arts

April 12, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
South Shore Story Slams returns to the James for the fifth year in a row.  Theme I can't believe I ... good time guaranteed.$20.00 Ever do something and wonder what the heck you were thinking? Share that story, or participate by listening in at our story slam. The theme for the evening’s storytelling is “I Can’t Believe I…”, and all submissions are welcome.Story Slams bring stories and people together. Storytellers share funny, emotional and sometimes heartbreaking tales, woven on the model of…See More
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South Shore Perspectives at Hotel 1620

March 30, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5pm
What do you get when you take all the winners from South Shore Story Slams and the Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference in Plymouth and put them together? A damn good show!  South Shore Residents are free due in part to a grant from Scituate and Bridgewater Cultural Councils. Thank you to them!See More
Mar 4

Because you have a life, you have a story!!



Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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