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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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BMO 2014 Winners

Vanessa Ouellette, 1st prize, Simon Moody, 2nd and Theresa Okokon, 3rd Prize

StoriesLive® Winners - 2014

Freshman/Sophomores/ELL: $500 - 1st place - Mannasseh Konadu

$250 - Runners up - William Lam, Heroldine Blemur, Sabrina Barroso 

Juniors: $1,000 split to Patrick Hoarty and Silas Weiner to tie 1st place

Seniors: $1,000 - 1st Place to Rosemary Nabukeera 
$500 to Marie Pena and Briana Crockett 

Audience Choice – Freshman/Sophomore/ELL: $150 to David Judkins 

Audience Choice – Juniors/Seniors: $300 to Tony Santiago

StoriesLive® 2013:


Annemarie DeMarco-Alfama - 1st place

Kenny Le & Moises Caraballo - Runner-ups


Latisha Joujute - 1st place

Stephen Carlin & Henry Chavez - Runner-Ups

Kristen Ruffin - Audience Choice


Nico Luisi - 1st Place

Moises Ramirez & Vance Crayton - Runner-ups

Theodore Biv - Audience Choice


StoriesLive® 2012:

First place, and $1,000  prize

Junior Fernando Ortiz from Revere High School 

Senior Amario Malcolm from Boston Latin Academy

Runners-up ($500 each)11th

Alan Estes from Newburyport, 

AngelinaFerullo from Everett and 

Runners-up ($500 each)12th Caylen Bryant (Andover) 

Shavar Lazarus (Boston Latin Academy).

Audience Choice awards:

11th Justin Alexander 

(South Community High) 

12th Varvarra Valentin

(Lynn Classical High School)

massmouth choice awards:


Jennifer MonJoie(Revere) 

Bahiya Nasuuna (Chelsea) 

Karen Hua (Andover) 


Jason Hittinger (Revere)


Last Year 2011: StoriesLive® first ever high school story slam. 1st place awarded a $2,000 scholarship Brianda Agramonte, Lynn Classical High School, senior

2 runners up received $1,000 scholarship each: junior Conor Miller Newburyport High School and Mathews DeSouza, Everett High School,  Our "massmouth choice" was Sandy Fonseca, Boston Latin Academy, senior [below] She was awarded $500

Lexi Hernando Lynn Classical High School, senior was chosen by the attendees and awarded the Audience Choice prize of $500.

Congratulations all!

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