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H.R. Britton, Speak Up Feature, July 14, 2010

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H.R. Britton, Speak Up Feature, July 14, 2010

Time: July 14, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Tatiana's Restaurant
Street: 70 Market Street
City/Town: Lynn, MA 01901
Website or Map: http://www.tatianasrestaurant…
Phone: 978-921-4628
Event Type: spoken, word, open, mike
Organized By: Tony Toledo
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2010

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H.R. Britton, Speak Up Feature "Melting in Madras", Wed July 14, Lynn, MA

H.R. Britton will be the featured performer at SPEAK UP Spoke Word Open Mike this
Wednesday, July 14th at Tatiana's Restaurant in Lynn, MA. Melting In Madras is a
funny and reflective solo show about seeking, singing and sickness. In 1995, as a wide-eyed,
just-out-of-college 23-year-old, H.R. traveled to South India to explore yoga, meditation, and
music for a year. But after three months, his quest for spiritual clarity took a detour when he
became seriously ill. Drawing on character work, live music, and storytelling, Melting in Madras
vividly paints portraits of the people he met, and weaves his work into “a moving and humorous
account of an India less traveled.” BackStage called H.R. “an engaging storyteller... one honest,
likable guy telling his story with unaffected simplicity."

Check out H. R. Britton's webpage for more juicy details.

SPEAK UP! meets every Wednesday. We gather at 7 PM. Sign up begins at
7 PM. You will get your own five minute slot of fame at the microphone.
The Open Mike starts at 7:30. Our featured performer goes on at 8:30 PM
followed by more Open Mikers till 10 PM. See you at SPEAK UP!

SPEAK UP! Spoken Word Open Mike
Every Wednesday 7 PM.
Tatiana's Restaurant
70 Market Street
Lynn, MA 01901

Tony Toledo, SPEAK UP! host
Corn Party Host Aug 14th, 2:44 PM
PO Box 302
Beverly MA 01915

Sign Up for SPEAK UP! on Facebook:

Up Coming Features:

July 14 H.R. Britton, Melting in Madras

July 21 Andrea Lovett, The S**t I Did as a Newly Wed

July 28 Norah Dooley, The Charter School as Gulag.

August 4 Harris Gardner and Lainie Senechal, Poets

August 11 TBA

August 18 TBA

August 25 KR Glickman, What I'd Tell Oprah, Stories in Sign Language
(w/voice interpreter for the Deaf impaired.)

If you, for some unknown reason don't wish to be enlightened with Speak Up emails,
just hit reply and type in "remove". I'll miss you though.

PS. Sunday Evening Music and More Open Mike hosted by our pal Don White happens
every Sunday evening at the Walnut Street Coffee Cafe at 157 Walnut Street, Lynn.
It kicks off at 6:00 PM sharp. Folks can sing two songs or have the mike for 10 minutes,
which ever is shorter.

At 7:30 PM the musical feature holds reign for half an hour, followed
by more Open Mikers. Cold beer, good tunes, good sandwiches. Now that's living!
Spoken Word is also welcome at this open mike just so you know.

(This Musical Open Mike is NOT taking the place of Speak Up. It's in addition to it.
Don White is crazy, crazy busy, and crazy wonderful for the community he loves.)

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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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