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story slam @ Hostelling International, Boston - "Lost in Translation"

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story slam @ Hostelling International, Boston - "Lost in Translation"

Time: February 4, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Hostelling International Boston
Street: 19 Stuart Street
City/Town: Boston
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Phone: (617) 536-1027
Event Type: story_slam, storytelling, workshop
Organized By: friend massmouth
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2013

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Theme: Lost in Translation

Have you ever been lost in translation? Said something one way, only to be understood in a completely different, incomprehensible way? or have you been on the receiving end of things? We would like to hear your story! Bring it!

Venue: we are happy to be collaborating once again with Hostelling International Boston for this slam. HI-Boston has revolutionized the world of hostels. It is a state-of-the-art, green building, designed with hostellers in mind. It is located in the center of Boston, on the border of the Theater District and Chinatown. 

What's a story slam?

Modeled after poetry slams, massmouth’s story slams invite storytellers—from experienced performers to first-timers—to share a real-life story in five minutes.  Storytellers sign up and 10 are chosen at random to tell their story on the slam's theme. Volunteer judges award prizes based on a story’s narrative arc, presentation and connection to the theme. Judges select first and second place winners and the audience votes for a third.* Winners are awarded prizes provided by massmouth and the venue.

* This slam is not included in massmouth's regular season.  Winners will not progress to the semi-finals or Big Mouth Off

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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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