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LANES the Northeast Storytelling Conference Presents The Regional Story Slam

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LANES the Northeast Storytelling Conference Presents The Regional Story Slam

Time: March 17, 2012 from 9:30pm to 11pm
Location: Sovereign Hotel Albany
Street: 1228 Western Avenue
City/Town: Albany
Website or Map:…
Phone: 781 267 9979
Event Type: story, slam
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2012

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On March 17th LANES The Northeast Storytelling Conference will present a story slam at their regional conference. (free and open to the public)

Theme E-Erie Nights

Co Host Joseph Bruchac

As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, Joe Bruchac has performed widely in Europe and throughout the United States from Florida to Hawaii and has been featured at such events as the British Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee. 

About the Theme E-Erie Nights 

Ever had moment you shudder to think about? Haunting coincidences? Déjà vu? Déjà vu? Ever been on the Erie late at night? Bring your 4min. story on the theme and drop your name in the hat. 

Tellers from slam venues in New England will be represented including a grand slam winner of the Moth as well as winners from the Campus Slammer in Connecticut , a massmouth BigMouthoff winner from Mass. slams and representatives from The Front Parlor Series in New York. 

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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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