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StoriesLive® High School Scholarship Story Slam

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StoriesLive® High School Scholarship Story Slam

Time: April 30, 2011 from 2pm to 4:45pm
Location: Cambridge Public Library
Street: 449 Broadway
City/Town: Cambridge MA
Website or Map: http://www.cambridgema.gov/cp…
Event Type: storyslam, final_slam, high_school
Organized By: StoriesLive® at massmouth,inc.
Latest Activity: Apr 28, 2011

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When high school students Maho( at Lynn Classical High School, who is orginally from Bosnia) and Sandy ( at Boston Latin Academy from Mattapan) told their stories the air was taught with the energy and attention their peers were sending them. The two students are as different as can be but their stories were equally powerful. Teachers said they were surprised to see Maho step up to the mic - he has a stutter, they said, but it was not at all evident in his performance. Sandy is an award winning slam poet and practiced performer but the raw memory of her story caused her to pause for composure.

These are just two of the stories we will hear in StoriesLive® Scholarship High School slam. There are many more stories; poignant, funny, sad and joyful -  all worth hearing.

 

Please come on April 30th at 2:30PM to the auditorium of the Cambidge's Main Library. Free and open to the public, this event is supported by StoryStream Cambridge's ctiy wide storytelling initiative. StoriesLive®  has brought forth  Look here for more stories posted online:
http://massmouth.org/storieslive/photos-and-video-from-storieslive%C2%AE-so-far/

After a summer and fall of planning, recruiting, training storytellers and promoting our project to high schools we wrote and recieved a MassHumanities grant, established an office for our work, prepared our existing curriculum for easy duplication and received several LCC grants in over 8 communities in MA.  We began teaching over 1,100 juniors and seniors on March 11th, 2011. Everything started at once!   10 massmouth storytellers who are also artists educators have worked in a variety of public high schools with diverse demographics from relatively affluent ex-urbs of Abington, Andover and Newburyport to the Title 1 schools of Boston Latin Academy, Lynn and Everett.

 

2pm doors open - 4:45pm 

the first ever  high school scholarship slam at Cambridge Public Library

sponsored by massmouth and StoryStream, Cambridge

Featuring junior and senior high school students who are finalists from the 1,100 students who learned about the art of storytelling while crafting a personal narrative under the direction of massmouth storytellers.

 

We have raised $5,000 in prizes to be divided between the top winners.

These are just two of the stories we will hear in StoriesLive® Scholarship High School slam. There are many more stories; poignant, funny, sad and joyful -  all worth hearing.

Please come on April 30th at 2:30PM to the auditorium of the Cambidge's Main Library. Free and open to the public, this event is supported by StoryStream Cambridge's ctiy wide storytelling initiative. StoriesLive®  has brought forth  Look here for more stories posted online:
http://massmouth.org/storieslive/photos-and-video-from-storieslive%C2%AE-so-far/

After a summer and fall of planning, recruiting, training storytellers and promoting our project to high schools we wrote and recieved a MassHumanities grant, established an office for our work, prepared our existing curriculum for easy duplication and received several LCC grants in over 8 communities in MA.  We began teaching over 1,100 juniors and seniors on March 11th, 2011. Everything started at once!   10 massmouth storytellers who are also artists educators have worked in a variety of public high schools with diverse demographics from relatively affluent ex-urbs of Abington, Andover and Newburyport to the Title 1 schools of Boston Latin Academy, Lynn and Everett.

 

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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)

https://www.facebook.com/StoriesInTheStreets

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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