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What's Up - 2014

next WORKSHOP Kickbutt Storytelling with Andrea Lovett is in November 10 ,2014 @Doyles 6:15PM


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Storytelling events

Look What's Coming Up in October

Oct.3rd 7PM Friday

Story Slam "Superstition" E. Bridgewater Commercial Club

Oct. 5th 7PM Sunday 

Story Slam "wicked" Doyles Cafe JP

Oct.6th 7PM Monday

Story Slam Trident Booksellers & Cafe "beginner's luck" massmouth

Oct.7th 7PM Wednesday

Story Space Elisa Pearmain (feature)

Oct.11th 2PM Saturday

               Story Slam for families at Park Hill Orchard

                                Oct. 14th Wednesday 7PM

                Story Space with Brendyn Schneider

 Oct. 16th 6:30PM Thursday

Story Slam Motherbrook Arts Center Dedham "deception"

Oct. 18th 7PM Saturday

Best of Boston Story Slams on Lawn"D"

Oct 19th 7PM Sunday

Story Slam New World Tavern "terrified"

Oct.20th 7PM Monday

Story Slam Club Passim "mistaken identity"

Oct. 25 7PM Saturday

Best of Boston's Story Slams on Lawn "D"

Oct.26 7PM Sunday

Centre Street Sanctuary JP "near death"


Click here to reach to read all latest story developments at our blog.

This is a big deal for storytelling in Boston. In the brand-spanking-new category “Best Storytelling Night” and we were 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!


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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!



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Donate to StoriesLive® Scholarship

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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Artist (Advocate)Under The (statehouse)Dome at State House

November 12, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
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How to Request massmouth storytellers

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Click on the link above or here to access a simple request form. Also, you may go to our member page and use "advanced search" to search members profiles by key words: genre, age range etc.


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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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