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In the fall of 1980, at a stunning Adirondack Mountain lodge, I accidentally stumbled into a class on storytelling. A few years later, somehow(!?!?), my love for this art form led me to hang-up a shingle to the world saying "Storyteller/ Musician". Thousands of performances later and that love is still deepening. Kindled from the flames of story, song and music, my programs are humorous, tender, hopeful sparks form the fire of life. Publications include the award winning book Spinning Tales: Weaving Hope, the recording A Heck of a Way to Stay Warm, and numerous articles for Family Fun magazine.

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At 3:23pm on October 1, 2009, Norah Dooley said…
Ciao giovanni ! Send me your address so I can send you your card -

Avanti popolo! - a presto
At 2:54pm on October 1, 2009, andrea lovett said…
Well Welcome John, You are our 100th member !! How cool is that? So you get to be the feature on our front page for a week(starting next week) and a gift certificate for the best ice cream in Boston(maybe even Mass.) congratulations,Andrea


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

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Press Clippings 2012-2013 - Links and as a Pdf

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

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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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