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“Speak Up” – Open Mic at Tatiana’s

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“Speak Up” – Open Mic at Tatiana’s

Time: September 30, 2009 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Tatiana’s in Lynn MA
Street: 70 Market Street
City/Town: Lynn MA
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Event Type: open, mic, at, tatiana’s, in, lynn, ma, alicia, churchill
Organized By: Tony Toledo
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2009

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“Speak Up” – Open Mic at Tatiana’s Draws From Near and Far hosted by Tony Toledo every WED

FEATURE: Alicia Churchill

Alicia Churchill says, "I have been told, from time to time, that I exaggerate. I also “remember things out of context”, ‘lie’ and “make s**t up like crazy”. Don’t worry- I am a writer! So this is all part of my joy-loving, colorful, it-could-have-happened-that-way-so-let’s-just-say-it-did creative nonfiction way of being. But just in case anybody wants to fight about it, I am warning you right now. I might be lying. And if you ask my family and friends they will definitely remember it all a completely different way."

25 things about Alicia Churchill from her blog at:

ABOUT : "Speak Up"
"But in the front of the restaurant, a crowd gathers, as they do every Wednesday night, filling up just about every seat in the front half of the restaurant. They eat their dinners and catch up with one another while Master of Ceremonies Tony Toledo slots in the evening’s performers. They are poets, authors of books, spoken word artists, musicians, or even just people with something on their minds to share." Lynn more here: "Spoken word artists, poets, story tellers, singers with guitars, some comedic, some serious, some loud and some soft populate the evening. The ages of participants range from seventeen to probably preferring not to be asked."

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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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