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What is your outside web or blog site URL ? Please post at your page - this helps connect you to the world looking for story!
http://I don't have a public web 'platform' at the moment
What is your preferred email address for contact?
dangewertz@aol.com
Are you a performer of story or listener, both, other? Tell us a bit about yourself...
A performer. I've been a journalist n Boston for 28 years, writing mostly about music and movies, and have in recent years begun writing and publishing personal essays and short memoir pieces. I teach humorous writing and personal essay at Cambridge Center for Adult Ed and a bit at Lesley University. I love to read my written pieces aloud. My work centers on adolescence and young manhood, and the foibles, rites of passage, pressures, awkwardness, humor, pain and epiphanies everyday lives possess. They often take place in the 1960s, 70s and 80s in Queens, NY and Cambridge MA. I've just begun to tell stories, as opposed to reciting them, and it's a challenging, exciting, terrifying art-form!

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At 11:40pm on March 23, 2010, Christian said…
What a great "valentine's" story that was. It was my audience choice.
At 4:15pm on January 13, 2010, Mike Sweeney said…
Dan, I think I know just the place!
At 11:11pm on December 17, 2009, andrea lovett said…
Well welcome Dan glad to see you here. Andrea
At 10:17pm on December 15, 2009, Norah Dooley said…
Hmmmmm-"coulda, shoulda,woulda" - for a theme ? roads not taken? look forward to hearing more of your stories. N
At 9:05pm on December 15, 2009, Norah Dooley said…
Yay, Dan - glad to "see" you here~
Norah
 
 
 

FIRST PRIZE AT GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM

Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

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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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What is a story slam? Get the FAQs! 9 Replies

Started by Norah Dooley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tamara Safford Feb 4, 2014.

Press Clippings 2012-2013 - Links and as a Pdf

Started by Norah Dooley in Sample Title Jun 26, 2013.

Storytelling is front page news in Boston...12/22/12 2 Replies

Started by Norah Dooley in Sample Title. Last reply by Brendyn Schneider Dec 23, 2012.

Grand Slam Story Slam Fuller Craft Museum May 7th

The South Shore story Slams presents The GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM MAY 5TH @The Company Theater 6:30PM the winners of Doyles and SS Story Slam Season compete for Maine Getaway valued at  $1,000. Get your tickets before they are gone $25.00 in advance $20.00 members at door $30.00 non members 

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