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Season V: Johnny D's -- semifinals

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Season V: Johnny D's -- semifinals

Time: March 5, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Johnny D's
Street: 17 Holland Street
City/Town: Somerville, MA
Phone: 617-942-2553
Event Type: story, slam, storytelling, doyles, season, v, semi, finals
Latest Activity: Mar 3, 2014

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** All patrons under 21 years old MUST purchase "Youth tickets" and MUST sit at a table in the restaurant side of the club; General Admission - Standing room will not be allowed **

Story Slam, Season V in 2013-14!

Winners of Somerville from story slam season V will get together to compete for a spot in the BIG MOUTH OFF!

Theme: Semifinals (Include the Slams: Teacher, 9to5, Fear, We are family, Feast, Celebrate, Animal, Relative, Missed Connections)

Come see all the winners from our Story Slams in Somerville re-share their stories for a chance to move on to the Big Mouth Off. Each individual will re-tell their story, shortened to 4 minutes, which reflects the theme of the Slam they won. This event is a fundraiser for our Storieslive program.

Tickets bought here in advance are $15 and are $20 at the door.

After 6:30PM, seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while seats last.

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 perform at the "BigMouthOff" at the at the end of the slam season (Sept - April).

For more info, visit:


Johnny D's
17 Holland Street
Somerville, MA

The Big Mouth Off is April 24th, 2014

at the Coolidge Corner Theater 7pm-9pm

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

Tickets in advance are recommended.

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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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