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Cambridge Story Slam "in like a lion"

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Cambridge Story Slam  "in like a lion"

Time: March 21, 2010 from 4pm to 7pm
Location: Ryles
Street: 212 Hampshire Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
Website or Map: http://www.rylesjazz.com
Phone: (617) 876-9330
Event Type: story, slam
Organized By: Norah Dooley/Andrea Lovett/Doria Hughes/Stu Mendleson
Latest Activity: Mar 20, 2010

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Kevin Brooks cohosts with Ilene Fischer in the final slam of the season.
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What is a story slam ? Based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of words by known and undiscovered talent. Like the Moth, massmouth posts a theme on it's website (www.massmouth.ning.com) and story slammers will sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme and a lucky ten names will be drawn at random from a bag. Other audience members may feel moved to join in on a judging team. Like the famous Moth story slams in NYC, there will be 3 teams of 3 judges. Unlike the Moth, each set of 5 stories will begin with a short-short feature by one of the judges. Listeners will be engaged in story improv games and other interactive entertainments between each 5 minute feature.

Each of the featured 5 minute stories is judged on how well it is told, how well it is constructed and how well it honors the time limit and relates to the theme. The 3 highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the "the big mouthoff" April 20th in Boston at the Copley Library. Prizes will be awarded at each slam. There is a $7.00 cover - $5 for students/seniors.

Real stories and 5 minutes - 5 minutes means...5 minutes. You loose points if you use the 60 second grace period to wind up. Real stories have a beginning, middle and end. And they have a point. You are clear about why the story is important to you and why you want to tell it. Retelling any folktale, myth or fable is fine. but people are expecting real life adventures. No retelling of literary works and if we discover that you have pirated someone's story - you will be disqualified from all competition and prizes. (copyright laws apply, besides, this it is storytelling NOT recitation). No poetry unless the poem is original,5 minutes long and tells a story.


massmouth Cambridge Story Slams are funded with partial support from the MCC and the City of Cambridge Arts Council, and generous in-kind contributions from Toscannini's, The Enormous Room, and Ryles Jazz Club.

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FIRST PRIZE AT GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM

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

https://www.facebook.com/StoriesInTheStreets

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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will be hosting The Grand Slam Story Slam on May 5th 7:30PM. 

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