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Season IV: Club Passim -- "bankrupt"

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Season IV: Club Passim -- "bankrupt"

Time: January 21, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Club Passim
Street: 47 Palmer Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
Website or Map:
Phone: (617) 942-2553
Event Type: story, slam, storytelling, club_passim, bankrupt, january
Organized By: massmouth
Latest Activity: Jan 18, 2013

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Story Slam, Season IV in Fall 2012!

Theme: "bankrupt"

It's been a tough few years for everyone.  We know we've had a few brushes with bankruptcy - how's your view from the edge of the fiscal cliff?  And we're not limited to budgets; how about moral?  Bring your best (or worst) to "Bankruptcy" at Club Passim.

What is a Story Slam?  A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Themes are posted on our events pages ( and story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme. Ten names will be drawn at random from a box. A team of 5 volunteer judges - interested amateurs, storytellers, theater people and members of the audience who love stories - evaluate how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme and, how well it honors the time limit. The 2 highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to progress to the "BigMouthOff" at the at the end of the slam season (Sept  - April).

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Street: 47 Palmer Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
Website or Map:

Club Passim dates are MONDAYS 6:30-9pm:
JAN 21  FEB 18  MAR 18

Admission $10 or $5 for students and Passim members.
Tickets in advance are recommended.


Passim, a nonprofit arts organization, creates an interactive and inspiring music experience for all, building a vibrant community for artists, students and audience members through its legendary listening venue and school of music.

Directions:  Via the T
Take Red Line to Harvard Square T stop.
Meters are in force to 8:00 PM. On-street parking at meters can often be found along Brattle Street and Cambridge Common. Resident only parking is enforced.

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SATURDAYS 3:00 - 6:00pm

2012: SEP 29  OCT 27  DEC 1

2013: JAN 26  FEB 16  MAR 23




SUNDAYS 6:30-9:00PM

2012: SEP 9  OCT 14  NOV 11  DEC 9

2013: JAN 13  FEB 10  MAR 10



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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.

This season thank you to The Tinkers son , The Hingham Conservatory of Music. 


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