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Season IV: Precinct -- "Cherry-Poppin' -- First Time Stories"

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Season IV: Precinct -- "Cherry-Poppin' -- First Time Stories"

Time: January 24, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Precinct
Street: 70 Union Square
City/Town: Somerville, MA
Website or Map:
Phone: 617-942-2553
Event Type: story_slam, storytelling, precinct, cherry-poppin, somerville, january
Organized By: friend massmouth
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2013

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Event Description

Theme: "Cherry-Poppin' -- First Time Stories" 

There's a first time for everything, and it's not always pretty.  Bring your first times to Precinct, and remember "awkwardness" is the hot sauce to any first time experience.  Feel free to make your first time 5-minute story as spicy as you want it!
Join Diana Valentine and Dan Dahari, as they host a night of Cherry-Poppin stories!

Admission: $8.00 in advance $10.00 at the door.

Tickets in advance are recommended.  Bring your printed ticket to get early entry - 6:00! Best seat selection!

 PRECINCT, Previously home to the Somerville Police Department is a unique basement-venue that features an outdoor beer garden/patio, live music every night, food served late, and sporting events. 70 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143


What's a story slam?

Modeled after poetry slams, massmouth’s story slams invite storytellers—from experienced performers to first-timers—to share a real-life story in five minutes.  Storytellers sign up and 10 are chosen at random to tell their story on the slam's theme. Volunteer judges award prizes based on a story’s narrative arc, presentation and connection to the theme. Judges select first and second place winners and the audience votes for a third. Winners are invited back for the semi-finals in March, where they vie for a spot in the finals.

NOTE:  This year (2013), Story Slam Finals (also known as the Big Mouth Off) will take place on April 17th at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline!

More Slam dates:

CLUB PASSIM Cambridge, MA 

MONDAYS 6:30-9:00pm
2012:  SEP 17  OCT 15  NOV 19
2013:  JAN 21  FEB 18  MAR 18




SATURDAYS 3:00 - 6:00pm

2012:SEP 29, OCT 27,  DEC 1

2013: JAN 26, FEB 16, MAR 18



DOYLE'S CAFE Jamaica Plain, MA

SUNDAYS 6:30 - 9:00pm

2012: 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.


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