the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: February 22, 2010 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Street: 42 Province Street
City/Town: Boston MA 5 minutes from Park Street T
Event Type: story, slam
Organized By: Norah Dooley, Andrea Lovett, Doria Hughes, Stu Mendleson
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2010
Love and Lies
fifth in a series of 6 slams in 2009-2010 -
co-hosted by Andrea Lovett, storyteller and founding member of massouth and the story slams.
Jerry Gregoire hosts with her and he also co-hosts the Live Bait Story Slam in Providence, RI.
look here for details on theme and more on slams...
What is a story slam ? Based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of wit, words and in this case, story by known and undiscovered talent. massmouth posts a theme on its blogspot and story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5 minute short story on the evening's theme . Ten lucky tellers will be picked at random, or participants can opt to listen, or join a judging team. There will be 3 teams of 3 judges and the 2 sets of 5 stories will begin with a short-short feature by one of the judges. Listeners will be engaged in story improv games and other entertainment between the 5 minute features. And the audience will have full service for the pub menu and bar at http://www.kennedysmidtown.com/index.htm. Their menu is varied and the food is good!
This month's theme is "love and lies" Bring it! Each of the ten 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". Prizes will be awarded at each slam. $8-$10 which includes a $5.00 cover and one drink.
Monthly winners are entered in a grand prize contest - slam of all slammers on April 20, 2010
After a minimum of 6 story slams we will have a big mouthoff - grand finale, slam of all slams to decide on a winner. The big mouthoff will be held in APRIL 2010 in the beautiful Rabb Auditorium, Boston Public Library, Copley Square. The winner, with up to 5 friends or family members, will enjoy the fabulous grand prize of a week in a town house in Tuscany. More info here: