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Season V: Ryles Jazz Club -- semifinals

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Season V: Ryles Jazz Club -- semifinals

Time: March 23, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Ryles Jazz Club
Street: 212 Hampshire Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
Website or Map:
Phone: (617) 942-2553
Event Type: story, slam, storytelling, ryles, semifinal, season_v
Organized By: massmouth
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2014

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Story Slam, Season V in Winter 2014!


The winners of Somerville Season V slams will gather for one last showdown of stories at Ryles Jazz Club in Inman Sq, Cambridge, MA.

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 24th, 2014.

This season's themes at Club Passim were:


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:


Ryles Jazz Club
Street: 212 Hampshire Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
Website or Map:

Admisson $15 online / $20 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.

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


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