Are you a performer of story or listener, both, other? Tell us a bit about yourself...
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
Comment Wall (2 comments)
You need to be a member of massmouth to add comments!
Last Year 2011: StoriesLive® first ever high school story slam. 1st place awarded a $2,000 scholarship Brianda Agramonte, Lynn Classical High School, senior
2 runners up received $1,000 scholarship each: junior Conor Miller Newburyport High School and Mathews DeSouza, Everett High School, Our "massmouth choice" was Sandy Fonseca, Boston Latin Academy, senior [below] She was awarded $500
Lexi Hernando Lynn Classical High School, senior was chosen by the attendees and awarded the Audience Choice prize of $500.