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Speaking in Tongues: Lost (and found) in translation

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Speaking in Tongues: Lost (and found) in translation

Time: April 17, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Sahara Cafe and Restaurant
Street: 143 Highland Street
City/Town: Worcester
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Event Type: massmouth, worcester, story, slam, worcesterartscouncil
Organized By: Josna Rege
Latest Activity: Apr 13, 2012

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Theme: Speaking in Tongues: Language Diversity in your world
Storytellers arrive early to sign up at 6:30 pm. Tellers chosen at random. Judges award prizes. Guidelines: tell a 5-minute personal story on the theme, without notes or props. MC: Margarita E. Pignataro with special guests...

"Speaking in Tongues: Lost or perhaps found, in translation? Bring your stories about adventures in meaning while listening and speaking in diverse languages, accents and cultural codes. What cross-cultural encounters, or experiences with language differences have you had? Stories in English or English peppered with any language you know. Come share your bi-tri-multilingual or monolingual story.

This program is supported, in part, by the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency funded by the MassCultural Council.

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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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