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November 15th Story Slam at the Back Page Lowell

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November 15th  Story Slam at the Back Page Lowell

Time: November 15, 2011 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: The Back Page
Street: 15 Kearney Sq
City/Town: Lowell
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Event Type: story, slam
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2011

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The Back Page 15 Kearney Sq.Lowell

$5.00 admission

 massmouth member storyteller and actress Obehi Janice will be hosting this first ever story slam in Lowell.

"Where I'm From" is the theme for this first story slam in  Lowell , exploring the unique complexity of our individual and collective narratives.

special guest Jessica Wilson

Jessica  has been telling stories since she could talk – since then no one has been able to make her stop. She worked in community media and came to a zen place teaching others how to tell their stories with technology.

What is a story slam ? Based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of words by known and undiscovered talent.  story slammers will sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme

6:30pm buy tickets online at

On April 11, 2012 all the finalists will gather at Coolidge Corner Theater main theater to compete for a week in a medeival townhouse in Tuscany and other prizes. 

"Because have a life, you have a story. Bring it!"


Watch for  Semi finals in March 2012

Finals: WED APRIL 11th   the Finals will be  at Coolidge Corner Theater main theater  Brookline, 7-9PM

Grand Prize for Slam Season 2012

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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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