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Season IV: Doyle's Cafe -- Semifinals

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Season IV: Doyle's Cafe -- Semifinals

Time: March 10, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Doyle's Cafe
Street: 3484 Washington Street
City/Town: JP 02130
Website or Map: http://www.doylescafeboston.c…
Phone: (617) 942-2553
Event Type: story, slam, storyslam, semi-final
Organized By: massmouth
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2013

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Event Description

Story Slam, Season IV 2012-2013

"The Semi-Finals"

The winners of Doyle's Café Season IV slams  will gather for one last showdown of stories at Doyle's in JP.

Come and vote for your favorite story of the season along with the judges and send finalists to the Big Mouth Off at Coolidge Corner Theater on April 17th, 2013.

This season's themes at Doyle's were:

Schooled, Sixth Sense, Politics, Kin, Pets, and Betrayal


Admission: $15.00 in advance $20.00 at the door. Profits benefit masssmouth's nonprofit mission to promote the art of storytelling.

Tickets here!

Your pre-sale (online) ticket guarantees you entry to the Doyles Semifinals.
And ALL pre-sale ticket holders have their choice of seating between 6:00pm and 6:30pm.
After 6:30PM, seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while seats last.
Pre-sale ticket holders arriving after 6:30pm will be given a seat or standing room, depending on availability.This event is a fund raiser for our high school story slams and Doyle's is a popular venue. Come early.

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 signed up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme. Ten names were 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 - evaluated 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 perform at the "BigMouthOff" at the at the end of the slam season (Sept  - April).

For more info, visit:

Street: 3484 Washington Street
City/Town: JP 02130

The Big Mouth Off is April 17th, 2013

at the Coolidge Corner Theater 7pm-9pm

Admission: $20.00 in advance $25.00 at the door.

Tickets in advance are recommended.


Regularly recognized as Boston's best bar and restaurant, Doyle's offers and unmatched mix of good food, good talk and good people.
Doyle's is located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, accessible by the Orange line and close to the Sam Adams Brewery!
Nearest transit: Green Street (Orange Line)

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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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