the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Kevin Brooks cohosts with Ilene Fischer in the final slam of the season. On Channel 9 and sometimes 10
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July 7 6:30PM
July 11 10:00 PM
July 14 10:00 PM
July 17 6:00PM
July 24 7:00 PM
July 26 8:30 PM
July 28 2:00PM
CCTV operates three cable channels in the city of Cambridge. All of the programming on our channels is either produced or sponsored by Cambridge residents. Residents and members can submit programming, too!
* Channel 9 features live and live-to-tape television shows produced by CCTV members. * Channel 10 features programs on art, sports, politics, music, movies, and more. * Channel 22 features religious and non-English programming in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic and more.
Read more about story slams here:
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. Each set of 5 stories will begin with a short-short feature by one of the judges or cohosts. Listeners are engaged in story improv games and other interactive entertainments between the 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 2 highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the "the big mouthoff" April 20th in Boston at the Copley Library.
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.