the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts

Laura Packer
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  • Malden, MA
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"Some thoughts on how sometimes stories change to fill the moment, from last night's trad story slam."
Dec 21, 2012
Laura Packer is attending Norah Dooley's event

Folk and Fairy Tale Slam - "Bring Back the Light" at The Puppet Showplace Theatre

December 20, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Folk and Fairy Tale Slam - Laura Packer knows that the best way to the truth is through a good story. Whether folktale or true, epic or flash, her stories captivate and amuse audiences around the world. Laura has told, taught, ranted, raved, consulted and considered storytelling around the world.www.laurapacker.comBringing Back the Light features Laura's retellings of Persephone's tale, How Raven Brought Light to the World and more.…See More
Dec 4, 2012
Laura Packer is attending Norah Dooley's event

Folk and Fairy Tale Slam - "Feast & Famine" at The Puppet Showplace Theatre

November 15, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Folk & Fairy Tale Slam - II    "feast and famine"    NOV 15th   from 7pm to 9pmThe Puppet Showplace Theatre32 Station Street  Brookline, MA 02445 Bring your fantastic, realistic, metaphorical and/or phantasmagorical stories about food from around the world.Traditional storytellers from massmouth,inc. featuring Laura Packer & Danielle Schulman as co hosts and George Capaccio as the…See More
Nov 12, 2012
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Storytelling Retreat in the Adirondacks at Paradox, NY

July 13, 2012 to July 15, 2012
Kevin Brooks and I will be leading a storytelling retreat in the Adirondacks on July 13-15 for everyone, beginners to experienced, adults to teenagers. Held at the stunning Pyramid Life Center, the weekend includes workshops, concerts, story swaps and plenty of time to enjoy the pristine wilderness. For only $130 you get all of this, room and board. The facilities are rustic but comfortable, plenty of hot water and flush toilets.You can learn more and register here:…See More
Jun 14, 2012
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Non-profit storytelling workshop at Robbins Library, Arlington MA

April 11, 2012 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Arlington Enrichment Center is sponsoring a Free Workshop to all professionals within the nonprofit industry who are looking to incorporate storytelling as a great organizational practice!Nonprofit Storytelling WorkshopWednesday, April 11th7-8:30Robbins Library Community RoomWorkshop Facilitator: Laura Packer In today's economic climate…See More
Mar 24, 2012
Laura Packer and Bambi Good are now friends
Jan 23, 2012
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"Nice article on how to tell a story from the Story League in D.C."
Jan 18, 2012
Laura Packer posted an event

The art of storytelling at Brookline Adult Ed at Brookline Adult Ed

October 3, 2011 at 7pm to November 14, 2011 at 8:30pm
Join me at this 7 week, highly interactive storytelling class for everyone from beginners to advanced tellers. We'll work on a range of storytelling techniques and styles culminating in a storytelling concert.
Aug 18, 2011
Laura Packer posted a status
"New #storytelling blog post - living the life of a storyteller."
Aug 18, 2011
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"My short story "Running Away with Greta" has been published by The Drum Lit magazine. Check it out!"
Jun 27, 2011
Laura Packer left a comment for Norah Dooley
"Hey Norah, I thought this might be useful."
Jun 14, 2011
Laura Packer might attend Paula H Junn's event

Cambridge RiverFest - massmouth @StoryStream Tent at Riverfest

June 4, 2011 from 12pm to 1pm
Come one, come all to the Cambridge (MA) River Festival, noon to 6pm on Memorial Drive along the banks of the Charles River on June 4! As it did last year, StoryStream Cambridge will be presenting an afternoon full of diverse stories and tellers at its tent near the Weeks Footbridge (near DeWolfe Street).  Here's the schedule for the day: 12:00    5 minute folktales: Featuring Norah Dooley, Andrea Lovett and Doria Hughes of…See More
May 23, 2011
Laura Packer is attending Norah Dooley's event

"Where I'm From" Story Slam at

March 21, 2011 from 6:30pm to 7pm
6th and final open slam in Boston Then we have semi finals and the Big Mouth Off, April 26th, 2011If you have a life, you have a story. Bring it.Admission $7 and $3 for students...Brian O'DonovanWGBH host of Celtic Sojourn will be our special guest The theme reminded me of this poem from George Ella Lyons. Our final…See More
Mar 21, 2011
Laura Packer and H.R. Britton are now friends
Feb 1, 2011

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Future of Tuesday night storytelling

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent conversations about the future of Tuesday night storytelling. In (very) brief, the conclusion was that a small council has stepped forward to take over the administrative tasks. We're still working out the details. For the time being the format and location will remain the same, though who knows what the future will bring?

If you'd like to see a summary of the conversations - mostly brainstorming notes - please…

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 10:36pm

Errors of Eros blog post at

Some thoughts about the upcoming 2/14 slam at including films on the theme and some telling prompts.

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 10:15am

Museum of storytelling in Oxford UK!

Check this out - a Museum of Storytelling (focused on kids, but still incredibly cool) is planned for Oxford England.

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 11:27am

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At 6:04am on October 16, 2009, andrea lovett said…
welcome Laura, so glad you are here!
At 11:32pm on October 15, 2009, Norah Dooley said…
yay - so glad you're here!


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.

This season the Company Theater Norwell

will be hosting The Grand Slam Story Slam on May 5th 7:30PM. 


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Press Clippings 2012-2013 - Links and as a Pdf

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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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