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mouthoffs - new location AUG 14th moved to Kennedy's Midtown

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mouthoffs - new location AUG 14th moved to Kennedy's Midtown

Time: August 14, 2011 from 5pm to 6:15pm
Location: Boston Common
Street: near Park Street or Boylston T stops
City/Town: Boston, MA
Event Type: mouthoff, storytelling, all_is_well_as_ends_well, commonwealth_shakespeare_free_plays, boston_common
Organized By: friend massmouth
Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2011

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mouthoffs are 5 minute stories in nontraditonal venues

NEW DATE: AUG 14th Sunday from 5:00 - 6:15 pm.
Slam winning storyteller and npr producer, Karen Given will host an open mic with 
stories inspired by the Bard's words. Bring your 5 minute stories showing how it really is true that all is well that ends well.  Or that a rose by any other name smells as sweet. Or how important it is "to thine own self be true.  True life stories, folk tales - whatever! Bring it.  Look for us near the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.

Commonwealth Shakespeare's final free performance of All's Well That Ends Well follows at 7PM

However ever you want to put the Bards words in your 5 minute story about your lived experience.

Karen Given:
Karen is a writer, blogger, and massmouth storyteller.  When she's not amusing audiences with tales ranging from modern dating disasters to growing up in a crazy desert town, Karen tells stories of another variety while working as a reporter and producer for WBUR and
NPR’s Only A Game.


Hey Ho, the Wind and the Rain

When that I was and a little tiny boy,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
A foolish thing was but a toy,
For the rain it raineth every day...

-Feste, 12th Night


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Comment by Robin Maxfield on August 14, 2011 at 4:50pm
thought I was going to be able to go and then saw the early sorry! I hope it's GREAT!

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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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