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Break Out # 1 of 4 slams "In Verse Slam"

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Break Out # 1  of 4 slams "In Verse Slam"

Time: May 6, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Doyle's Cafe
Street: 3484 Washington Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Event Type: story_slam, massmouth_
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: May 6, 2012

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Break Out Story Slams @  Doyle’s Cafe

Sundays: Doors@6:30 

Show@7:00  $10

May 6  In verse Slam: Lines from a poem or a whole story told in verse;  blank, hip-hop, sonnet or linked haiku. Let us hear what you can do.

Breaking the Rules!  -an off season slams series. You can break one (1)  story slam rule per show. You still bring your story –Yes, it is still a story slam; true*, first person no notes, 5 minutes, original material only. Prizes and more details TBA at pages and on FB and Twitter

June  10  In Song: Play music, plug in your iPod and sing along. Bring your ukele or flute, sing a few bars from a song or a medley that helps tell your story.  Song or music must be an integral part of your story.


July 8  Prop it Up! A prop or a costume piece is an integral part of your story. A bat, a box, a tux, a hat…use your imagination & then bring it.


August 12  Fictional Personas -  Your true or fictional stories told in the 1st person. Channel Shakespeare, your cat or Snow White and tell your story from their perspective.  (*we drop the true story rule at this slam)


Story Slam Season IV in Fall 2012:Club Passim dates are MONDAYS: SEP 17 OCT 15 NOV 19 DEC 17  JAN 21 2013  FEB 18 MAR 18 and  Doyle’s date are SUNDAYS :  SEP 9, OCT 14, NOV 11,  DEC 9, JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 10

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Comment by Paula H Junn on April 26, 2012 at 12:32pm

Hi Theresa, it's a restaurant so you'll be fine to get in :)

Comment by Theresa Terrible on April 22, 2012 at 8:21pm

I don't have to be 21 to get into this place do I?

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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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