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"celtic craic" - traditional slam

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"celtic craic" - traditional slam

Time: March 16, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Puppet Show Place Theatre
Street: 32 Station Street
City/Town: Brookline, MA 02445
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Phone: 617-942-2553
Event Type: story, slam, storytelling, concert
Organized By: friend massmouth
Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2013

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Event Description

Open slam, "celtic craic* "

Mar 16 is the last open event in this series where tellers:

  • tell a 7 minute story (+ 1 minute grace )
  • must be fiction and in some traditional form
  • must be related to or on the theme
  • may use a prop, costume, music BUT no notes

Prizes are: $25 dollar gift certificate from Brookline BookSmitha & bag of magic beans = 1st  A magic wishing stone = 2nd  and A small bale of hay = 3rd

Adult Folktale Slam Series Grand Finale 
Saturday, March 16  - doors open at 6:30, Slam begins shortly thereafter.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we are having a Celtic-themed Story Slam, so bring your stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Brittany.  Heck, bring some Manx tales, if you've got 'em!!  This is our "Celtic Craic" Story Slam, and our last Adult Folktale Slam of the season, don't miss it!  Each Slammer gets seven (7) minutes to tell their folktale, fairytale, legend, myth or tall tale.  No judges, we go by Audience Choice for our Adult Folktale Slam series.  Fabulous prizes will be distributed!

After the Slammers tell, Doria will share her program, 

“Irish Tales of the Horny, Ornery and Out-of-the-Ordinary”

Yes, you guessed it, this is not a family show.  18+ only.  Beer, wine and snacks available for purchase.Bring your stories, bring your sense of humor and spirit of adventure, bring your friends and lovers, and celebrate with us!

For more information, check out:

"celtic craic" stories that say " I kid you not " and other blarney - def - good craic*!" "

Used in a sentence: " As we chatted at lunch, the carpenters were amused by the plumber's craic."
* Craic" (pr. "crack") is a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland. It is often used with the definite article – the craic.


Host: Norah Dooley,  and featuring  Doria Hughes, (left) is a native of Cambridge, MA, with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Anthropology, and a Masters in Celtic Languages and Literatures. She has been telling for several years around greater Boston and Cambridge, in schools, bookstores and festivals. Doria is a co-founder of massmouth,inc. and the co-host of this Folk and Fairy Tale series.

Puppet Showplace Theatre is an award-winning non-profit performing arts organization  32 Station Street  Brookline, MA 02445

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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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