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Love and Lies story slam

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Love and Lies story slam

Time: February 22, 2010 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Street: 42 Province Street
City/Town: Boston MA 5 minutes from Park Street T
Phone: 617-426-9333
Event Type: story, slam
Organized By: Norah Dooley, Andrea Lovett, Doria Hughes, Stu Mendleson
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2010

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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 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:

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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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