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Story Slam James Library I can't believe...

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Story Slam James Library I can't believe...

Time: April 12, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: The James Library and Center for the Arts
Street: 24 West St.
City/Town: Nowell
Event Type: story, slam
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Mar 22

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South Shore Story Slams returns to the James for the fifth year in a row.  Theme I can't believe I ... good time guaranteed.


Ever do something and wonder what the heck you were thinking? Share that story, or participate by listening in at our story slam. The theme for the evening’s storytelling is “I Can’t Believe I…”, and all submissions are welcome.

Story Slams bring stories and people together. Storytellers share funny, emotional and sometimes heartbreaking tales, woven on the model of the popular Moth Radio Hour or NPR’s adored program This American Life. The audience and spoken word create a connection, tapping the power and intimacy that only storytelling in front of a live audience can bring. Modeled after poetry slams, story slams invite participants of all skill levels to share true stories in five minutes or less. Storytelling candidates register upon entry to the Story Slam, and ten participating storytellers will be chosen at random to share stories on the theme of “faux pas”. Audience members will vote on their favorite story and prizes will be awarded to the top three. Everyone has a story, what’s yours?

Renowned storyteller Andrea Lovett appears as host and emcee. Lovett has been performing and teaching storytelling professionally since 1992. From the moment she begins to speak, her audiences are caught up in the magic of story. She has appeared widely at worldwide locations including First Night Boston, Disney World, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and Royal Crescent Park in Bath, England. She has taught storytelling workshops/residencies at Tufts University, Lesley College, and at schools and festivals across the country.

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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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