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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!
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Are you a performer of story or listener, both, other? Tell us a bit about yourself...
Oh gee, I like all sorts of things: listening, reading, writing, telling, eating, playing. Combine two or more and I'm a happy lad.

3rd Place!

And with a 9.0, my debut "story slam" took home the non-existent bronze medal during the Boston T-Party event at The Precinct, on November 16th in Union Square.

The story I told was basically a live re-telling of my short essay originally published at Check it out and witness the bagel devastation for yourself...

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At 5:16pm on November 24, 2010, andrea lovett said…
Hi Jon, The videos should be going up on the website shortly but here is the embed code to use and here is the link we have to load them on youtube first then to mm.enjoy!

At 10:13pm on November 18, 2010, andrea lovett said…
Welcome Jon, yes your story was very good indeed. Thanks for coming on board ,hoping to hear more from you.


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

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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