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2nd Annual Boston Storytelling Festival - FREE

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2nd Annual Boston Storytelling Festival - FREE

Time: February 23, 2013 all day
Location: Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library
Street: 700 Boylston Street
City/Town: Boston, MA
Event Type: festival, concerts, workshops
Organized By: massmouth
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2013

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2nd Annual Boston Storytelling Festival at the Boston Public Library with massmouth, inc.

It’s that magical time of year; it’s dark, we’ve survived our first blizzard, it has been cold and will continue to be cold - maybe forever.  For those of us who aren’t spending February Vacation in the Bahamas, there’s a small light a bit closer to home.  In honor of the oldest human tradition, as well as Black History Month the Boston Public Library will be hosting the second annual Boston Storytelling Festival on Saturday, Feb 23rd, 2013.  We’re inviting people (big and small) to gather around the proverbial fire for a variety of storytelling experiences -- including workshops, folk and fairy tales and a “Trickster” themed slam.

Featured Artist: From 10:30-11:15 am we’ll feature actor, storyteller, swashbuckler and puppeteer, Alan White.  Alan has been performing for audiences of all ages for over 20 years.  Though well versed in folk and fairy tales from around the world, Alan’s performance will focus on African folk story traditions. 

9:30am - 12:30pm Traditional storytellers will include: Norah Dooley, Danielle Schulman, Cindy Rivka Marshall, Andrea Lovett, and Tony Toledo.

2pm - 4:30pm Storytellers “for the 21st century” include: HR Britton, Scott Schultz, Alicia Quintano, Amy Goldfarb, Peter Carcia, Cheryl Hamilton, Chuck Collins, David Erik Finn, David Nevins, Devin Bramhall, Jackson Gillman, Katie Liesener, Theresa Okokon, Lynn Cooper, Dan Dahari, and Ron Goldman.

Best of all? Honoring our commitment to bring storytelling to the widest audience possible, massmouth,inc. presents this entire event FREE and open to the public.  In order to secure a place in your workshop(s) of choice, pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

Workshops include:

DIY Storytelling: Characters, Voices, and More

From Page to Stage

Personal Narrative

We look forward to seeing you on February 23, at what has become an annual celebration of the art of storytelling in its many forms in the city of Boston!

This program is sponsored in part by the Boston Public Library and massmouth, inc. -- a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting the art of storytelling.

Storytelling has been entertaining human beings since time immemorial, but the art form doesn't always get the attention it deserves. Boston-based massmouth, inc. is changing that.

In 2009 massmouth,inc. hosted first story slam in Boston. Since then we have held hundreds of live events, taught thousands of people to tell their stories, including high school students in over 10 public schools, and have a robust online presence that includes audio, video and social media sites.

"Storytelling is our 'birthright' art.  We aim to reacquaint people with their own creativity and imaginations. In doing so, we bring people together in meaningful and rewarding way." – Norah Dooley, co-founder and Executive Director.

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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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