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I have been an educator of young children for more than 25 years so I am no stranger to telling stories. Only most of those stories were written by other people like Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein and Mark Alan Stamaty. Preschoolers thru 6th graders all sitting criss-cross applesauce, with their faces looking up at me, waiting to hear the next rhyme or poem or cliffhanger of a story. It is always nice to get the full attention of a group and watch them become enthralled with the imaginations of the author. When I attend the monthly Massmouth story slams at Doyle's in Jamaica Plain, I see the same kinds of looks on faces in the audience as I would at circle time. Except at Doyle's we are all drinking beer, eating pizza and onion rings and sitting in a bar watching the performers up on the stage! It's wonderful! If the audience wasn't so supportive and caring, I would never have gotten up on the stage to tell any of my stories...Thank you Massmouth! I am a teller, a listener and a volunteer..PS: Th

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At 7:56am on January 21, 2012, andrea lovett said…

Welcome MaryFaith ,glad you accepted my invite! Glad you are here.

At 1:26am on January 21, 2012, Norah Dooley said…




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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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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