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3rd Annual Boston Storytelling Festival - FREE

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3rd Annual Boston Storytelling Festival - FREE

Time: February 15, 2014 all day
Location: Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library
Street: 700 Boylston Street
City/Town: Boston, MA
Phone: 617-942-2553
Event Type: storytelling, festival
Organized By: friend massmouth
Latest Activity: Feb 14, 2014

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3rd 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 the Boston Public Library will be hosting the third annual Boston Storytelling Festival on Saturday, Feb 15th, 2014.  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 “The Long and Short of it” themed slam.

9:30am - 12:30pm Traditional storytellers will include: 
Tim Seston, Carolyn Stearns, Tony Toledo, Alicia Quintano, Jackson Gillman, Norah Dooley, Robin Bady, Doria Hughes, Maggie Bush, Kevin Kulp and Bruce Marcus.

2pm - 4:30pm Storytellers “for the 21st century” include: .

HR Britton, Wes Hazard, Theresa Okokon, Jon Klein, Ken Green, Elizabeth Freeman, Rebecca Sacks, Jim Stahl and more.

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:

10:00AM-10:50AM - From Play to Page and Back

11:00AM - 11:50AM - Family Stories

12:30PM - 1:20PM Storyscaping

2:00PM - 2:50PM How to Tell a 5minute Kick-butt Story

3:00PM - 4:00PM Characters - other persons in your personal stories

We look forward to seeing you on February 15, at what has become an annual celebration of the art of storytelling in its many forms in the city of Boston!

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.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

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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