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Thu, April 24, 2014 7:00PM-9:00PM @Coolidge Corner Theatre

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Each of The Drum's ten annual issues brings you new literature you can weave into your daily life. Listen online or download the audio to listen to on your mp3 player and/or to share with up to five friends.



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BIG MOUTH OFF Thu, April 24, 7PM-9PM @Coolidge Corner Theatre

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This is a big deal for storytelling in Boston. In the brand-spanking-new category Best Storytelling Night” and we we chosen has "Editor's Pick"   at the DigThisAwards 2014 in! Thanks to the editors all our friends and fans who voted. Click on image below to see the MOTH, Johnny D's, Club Passim, Coolidge Corner Theater who also won awards!


m a s s m o u t h, i n c. 
" With a new storytelling or over-sharing night seemingly starting at a coffee shop every month, we’re stoked to see Massmouth lending some structure to the scene and weeding out the suckers through its kickass slams. A nonprofit we adore for sure. ( "


Storytelling is front page news in Boston... G section • Globe 12/22/12

thanks to reporter Eugenia Williamson and newest storyteller and now a volunteer as well, Ryan LaPerle!

**Volunteers get into slams for FREE!!!**

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Donate to StoriesLive® Scholarship 2012

Now, if we can cover some of massmouth's expenses to raise the money, we will be golden. We run a "lean machine" and are grateful for your support of our fabulous high school storytellers.

 Please Click here to donate, Thanks!


Here they are... at last. There will be more to come from story slam season II. And in the upcoming season III podcasts will be posted more like news. Click on the arrow below for more options and to hear the first in a series of 9 podcasts. Also Click on link for iTunes or our podcast webpage for a list of podcasts.



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Story Slam! Theme Pets and Animals. at In a Pig's Eye Restaurant

April 15, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
Story Slam. Theme: Pets and Animals. Tuesday, April 15th, 8 pm, $5 admission, Doors Open 7:30 pm. 1st Prize $50.  2nd Prize $25.  3rd Prize $25. 5 minute story. From memory. No notes, no props, no musical instruments. To participate, put your name in the hat. 10 names will be drawn. In a Pig's Eye 148 Derby Street Salem, MA  978- 741-4436 Hosted by Tony Toledo and Alicia QuintanoTony Toledo PO Box 302 Beverly MA 01915…See More
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"Brave" StorySlam @Club Passim at Club Passim

April 21, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
It's Marathon Monday!  Bring your stories on Bravery to Club Passim!! 50% of the massmouth's ticket sales will go to the The One Fund Boston.  What is a Story Slam? A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Themes are posted on our events pages (…See More
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BMO 2013 Winners

Scott Schultz, 1st prize, Katie Liesener, 2nd and Rob Goldman, 3rd Prize

StoriesLive® Winners - 2012

StoriesLive® 2013:


Annemarie DeMarco-Alfama - 1st place

Kenny Le & Moises Caraballo - Runner-ups


Latisha Joujute - 1st place

Stephen Carlin & Henry Chavez - Runner-Ups

Kristen Ruffin - Audience Choice


Nico Luisi - 1st Place

Moises Ramirez & Vance Crayton - Runner-ups

Theodore Biv - Audience Choice


StoriesLive® 2012:

First place, and $1,000  prize

Junior Fernando Ortiz from Revere High School 

Senior Amario Malcolm from Boston Latin Academy

Runners-up ($500 each)11th

Alan Estes from Newburyport, 

AngelinaFerullo from Everett and 

Runners-up ($500 each)12th Caylen Bryant (Andover) 

Shavar Lazarus (Boston Latin Academy).

Audience Choice awards:

11th Justin Alexander 

(South Community High) 

12th Varvarra Valentin

(Lynn Classical High School)

massmouth choice awards:


Jennifer MonJoie(Revere) 

Bahiya Nasuuna (Chelsea) 

Karen Hua (Andover) 


Jason Hittinger (Revere)


Last Year 2011: StoriesLive® first ever high school story slam. 1st place awarded a $2,000 scholarship Brianda Agramonte, Lynn Classical High School, senior

2 runners up received $1,000 scholarship each: junior Conor Miller Newburyport High School and Mathews DeSouza, Everett High School,  Our "massmouth choice" was Sandy Fonseca, Boston Latin Academy, senior [below] She was awarded $500

Lexi Hernando Lynn Classical High School, senior was chosen by the attendees and awarded the Audience Choice prize of $500.

Congratulations all!

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