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Story Slam #4 JP Doyle's Cafe "KIN"

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Story Slam #4 JP Doyle's Cafe "KIN"

Time: December 9, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Doyle's Cafe
Street: 3484 Washington Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Phone: (617) 942-2553
Event Type: storyslam, massmouth, december, kin
Organized By: Robin Maxfield
Latest Activity: Dec 9, 2012

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Event Description

Theme: "KIN" 

“The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness.” -Nancy Mitford

This month you usually see a lot of them! Bring us your stories of family.


Admission: $8.00 in advance $10.00 at the door.

Tickets in advance are recommended.  Bring your printed ticket to get early entry - 6:00! Best seat selection!


Emcee:  Your host: Robin Maxfield works for the Speech Improvement Company as a coach and trainer.  Besides storytelling, she produces and hosts Boston's only all female stand up show- Comedy with Wings.


Special Guest:  Michele Carlo

Michele Carlo is the author of Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither
side of the (subway) tracks (Citadel 2010). Her writing also appears
in Mr. Beller’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York, SMITH magazine's
Next Door Neighbor and the blog F***ed In Park Slope, among others. As
a storyteller, Michele has performed almost everywhere a person can
tell stories, including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage, and is
thrilled to be invited back to Boston. Fish Out Of Agua, the solo show
adapted from her memoir, will debut in Spring 2013. For more info:

THE VENUE:  Recognized as Boston's best bar and restaurant, Doyle's Café offers a mix of good food, good talk and good people. Nearest T: Green Street (Orange Line) and several bus lines. 3484 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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 invited back for the semi-finals in March, where they vie for a spot in the finals.

NOTE:  This year (2013), Story Slam Finals (also known as the Big Mouth Off) will take place on April 17th at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline!

More Slam dates:

CLUB PASSIM Cambridge, MA 

MONDAYS 6:30-9:00pm
2012:  SEP 17  OCT 15  NOV 19
2013:  JAN 21  FEB 18  MAR 18




SATURDAYS 3:00 - 6:00pm

2012:SEP 29  OCT 27  NOV 19

2013:FEB 16  JAN 26   MAR 18




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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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