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Arts Emerson - "Home" story slam

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Arts Emerson - "Home" story slam

Time: October 23, 2011 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Max and Dylans Restaurant
Street: 15 West St.
City/Town: Boston,Mass
Website or Map:
Phone: (617) 423-3600
Event Type: story_slam, home, massmouth, emerson, college, students
Organized By: friend massmouth
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2011

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Event Description

On Sunday, October 23, 2011

Max and Dylans Restaurant

15 West. Street  Boston, MA  02111  
(between Bedford St & Mason St)

 Doors Open at 7pm.

  Storytelling workshop at 6:30pm 

Admission $10.00/$5.00 students


In the spirit of ArtsEmerson’s presentation of The Civilians’ You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce (playing OCT 25 – 30), ArtsEmerson ( and massmouth ( invite you to a story slam on “home.” Where are you from? Who is your family?  Bring your story about the people and/or the place you call home.

Like a poetry slam, a story slam is a performance based contest where volunteer judges choose the best true story on the theme. Anyone may sign up at the venue for a chance to tell their true, 5-minute, first- person narrative and a lucky 8-10 tellers will be chosen at random to perform their stories. Cast members from You Better Sit Down will serve as guest judges.

To get your creative narratives flowing, massmouth,inc. storytelling professionals will lead a workshop starting at 6:30 p.m  to help you focus on finding and crafting a story from your own life experiences .


 Listen to our podcasts at iTunes and podcast webpage:  And check out our video archive to get an idea about 5 minute stories

TICKETS  for JP slams and other events AT EVENTBRITE:

On April 11, 2012 all the finalists will gather at Coolidge Corner Theater main theater to compete for a week in a medieval townhouse in Tuscany and other prizes. 

"Because have a life, you have a story. Bring it!"

Rules, tips on storytelling and more information:
Call in a story to be sure of a spot in the line-up:
Free Story Coaching by phone:

Other massmouth slams this season:
Mondays: Club Passim in Cambridge, MA  and Semi finals in March 2012

Tuesdays: Somerville, Cambridge and other venues

Semi Finals: on March for the JP slams

Finals: WED APRIL 11th   the Finals will be  at Coolidge Corner Theater main theater  Brookline, 7-9PM

Grand Prize for Slam Season 2012

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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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