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Folk and Fairy Tale Slam - Grimm & Twisted

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Folk and Fairy Tale Slam - Grimm & Twisted

Time: October 18, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: The Puppet Showplace Theatre
Street: 32 Station Street
City/Town: Brookline, MA 02445
Website or Map: http://www.puppetshowplace.or…
Phone: (617) 942-2553
Event Type: traditional, storytelling, slam, adult_storytelling
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2012

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Click on link below to learn how to enter a story in advance...

Folk-Fairy-Tale-Slam- entry-guide sssIV.pdf

Folk and Fairy Tale Slam - "Grimm & Twisted"

Listen to some samples here 

Notes for "Grimm and Twisted" submissions:

Your story must be one of the 200 collected Brothers' Grimm tales, and must be twisted in some way... setting, gender-bender, ending is changed... use your imagination.

This project challenges tellers of traditional stories with the following guidelines in a monthly series of folk & fairy tale slams events on themes Slamming the Tradition - Six traditional storytelling events for adults. 

  • tell a 7 minute story
  • must be fiction and from some tradition
  • not a literary work but the tellers own words
  • and tellers may use poetry, props, costumes, music BUT no notes

Featured teller Jackson Gillman: As the Stand-up Chameleon, Jackson often enlists one of his many altered egos for his storytelling. Such is the case as Jackson embodies his Yiddish grandmother to twist “Jeck mit de Binn Stuck” and other classics.
Jackson Gillman has thrice been Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center and has been featured at many regional and national festivals. He runs Springboards for Stories workshops annually in the inspiring setting of Rudyard Kipling's historic VT home.


A bag of magic beans = 1st • A magic wishing stone = 2nd        • A small bale of hay = 3rd

Additional prizes including free passes to story slams + mugs and T-shirts maybe added. More details to come.

Tickets will be $8 online and $10 at the door and available at

Oct 18, 2012 – "Grimm & Twisted"

Special Guest: Q&A and signing ( the books are that new!) with Maria Tatar of Harvard U author of a brand new edition of: Annotated Grimms from the Brookline Booksmith.

Record your story here:

if selected you'll have free admission

Storyteller's recorded entries close for OCT 18 on OCT 15th at the stroke of midnight and selected stories announced by OCT 16th Entries for “feast and famine” open on OCT 20th, 2012

Puppet Showplace Theatre is an award-winning non-profit performing arts organization committed to excellence in puppetry for audiences of all ages.

Nov 15, 2012 – “feast/famine"

with special guest and featuring: TBA

Dec 20, 2012 – “bringing back the light"  and more in 2013

32 Station Street  Brookline, MA 02445

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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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