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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.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter, and at: www.massmouth.com, www.massmouth.org, www.massmouth.blogspot.com

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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:

Sophomores:

Annemarie DeMarco-Alfama - 1st place

Kenny Le & Moises Caraballo - Runner-ups

Juniors:

Latisha Joujute - 1st place

Stephen Carlin & Henry Chavez - Runner-Ups

Kristen Ruffin - Audience Choice

Seniors:

Nico Luisi - 1st Place

Moises Ramirez & Vance Crayton - Runner-ups

Theodore Biv - Audience Choice

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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:

Juniors 

Jennifer MonJoie(Revere) 

Bahiya Nasuuna (Chelsea) 

Karen Hua (Andover) 

Senior 

Jason Hittinger (Revere)

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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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