the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts

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Summer Season- 2014

AUG 18th @ ClubPassim Fund raiser for massmouth and special edition of 1st Person Plural.  "Never Done"  Women at work in the world.

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next WORKSHOP Kickbutt Storytelling with Andrea Lovett is in August 25th, 2014


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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.



Storytelling events

AUG 18th Fund raiser for massmouth and special edition of 1st Person Plural.

Thanks to all who came to the BIG MOUTH OFF Thu, April 24, 7PM-9PM @Coolidge Corner Theatre

Storytellers, emcees, listeners, volunteers, musicians and all! Thanks to you we all had a great time celebrating the beautiful diversity of human experience through the timeless art of storytelling.

Click on image above to read all about it at our blog.

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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Superstition Story Slam at Commercial Club

October 3, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Where can you experience a plane crash in the amazon, give birth to quadrpelets and get trapped inside your own sleeping bag, all from the safety of your own chair? At a story slam of course!  Come and share your own out of this world experience or listen to outrageous true tales from The South Shore and beyond. Think you can tell a kick butt story? Come and share your true five minute story for a panel of three to five judges and tell in front of a full house. "SUPERSTITION"STORY SLAMCome and…See More
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New World Tavern in Plymouth Story Slam "Terrified" at New World Tavern

October 19, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
On Sunday Oct.19th come and share your own out of this world experience or listen to some outrageous true tales at the New World Tavern’s first story slam. The slam will be hosted by Andrea Lovett, co-founder of massmouth. Our  sacrificial teller of the evening will be Kim Miot of Plymouth setting the bar high. Kim is the Director of News at Plymouth Cable TV ( . She will share a terrifying story of her own. Power outage? Short curcuit?  Our…See More
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Season VI: Story Slam @ Trident Booksellers & Cafe at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

October 6, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
What is a Story Slam?  A story slam is a contest of stories on a set theme by known and undiscovered talent. Themes are posted on our events pages ( and story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme. Ten names are drawn at random. A team of 5 volunteer judges - interested amateurs, storytellers, and members of the audience who love stories who evaluate…See More
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BMO 2014 Winners

Vanessa Ouellette, 1st prize, Simon Moody, 2nd and Theresa Okokon, 3rd Prize

StoriesLive® Winners - 2014

Freshman/Sophomores/ELL: $500 - 1st place - Mannasseh Konadu

$250 - Runners up - William Lam, Heroldine Blemur, Sabrina Barroso 

Juniors: $1,000 split to Patrick Hoarty and Silas Weiner to tie 1st place

Seniors: $1,000 - 1st Place to Rosemary Nabukeera 
$500 to Marie Pena and Briana Crockett 

Audience Choice – Freshman/Sophomore/ELL: $150 to David Judkins 

Audience Choice – Juniors/Seniors: $300 to Tony Santiago

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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