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Season V: the Burren -- "Feast"

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Season V: the Burren -- "Feast"

Time: November 16, 2013 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: The Burren - back room
Street: 247 Elm Street
City/Town: Somerville, MA
Phone: 617.942.2553
Event Type: story_slam, storytelling, burren, feast, somerville, november
Organized By: friend massmouth
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2013

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Story Slam, Season V in Fall 2013!

Theme: Feast

It’s approaching that time of year again--the time to gather with family and friends and celebrate. What’s a better way to make memories than over a nice meal? Tell us about your way of feasting on great (or maybe not so great) food with great (or maybe not so great) company!

Special guest: Elizabeth Epsen from Hearty Meals for All (HMFA), which is a free, secular community meal program at the Somerville Community Baptist Church in Davis Square, Somerville. Every 2nd Friday of the month is the day of the feast!!! Check it out!

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. 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. Highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the "BigMouthOff" at the at the end of story slam season  V in April.

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Street: 247 Elm Street
City/Town: Somerville, MA
Website or Map:

The Burren dates are SATURDAYS 2:30-5:30pm:
SEP 21 OCT 19 NOV 16

JAN 18 FEB 15 MAR 15

Admisson $10 or $5 for students and seniors.
Tickets in advance are recommended.



DOYLE’S CAFE, Jamaica Plain, Boston

CLUB PASSIM, Harvard Sq, Cambridge

RADIO, Union Sq, Somerville

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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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