the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts

Hi Massmouthers


I am headed for South Africa for a cross cultural exchange on story and narrative called the Collective Liberation Listening Tour.  See On the weekend of Jan15-16, we are having a story slam in JoBurg with several featured storytellers.  We will be using the Massmouth model. Thanks Norah and all!


Funding Update

Thanks to our backers, we are now at $3425; only $1075 short of our $4500 goal with 2 full days left. If you have not already, please consider becoming a backer of the tour today. If you already are a backer or are unable at this point, please tell some folks. Note that from now until Dec. 31st, a contribution of $50 or more gets you a Producer's Pass at a steep discount.

Producer's Pass - NEW 
All contributions of $50 or more through Kickstarter have the option of a Producer's Pass. The Producer's Pass is behind the scenes look at the tour for change agents, edutainers, and social entrepreneurs who want to use the power of story more deeply in their work.

Below is what you will get for January - April 2011. We will announce more benefits after the first fo the year when the price goes up. 
  • Access to footage of how CLLT was formed, how it was executed and what the future holds 
  • Opportunity to provide input and help shape the tour
  • Final cut DVD of the Tour with music, unpublished stories and bloopers
  • Optional recognition on the tour website as a Change Agent
Click here for a message from tour's Co-Producer that gives a highlight of what we are going to go on the tour:

Dave Room (aka Melia's Papa)

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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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