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Andrea Lovett

I was born tellin tales but professionally since 1992. I am the co-founder of massmouth and co-recipient of the 2010 Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award.
I tell to audiences of all ages on all stages both nationally and internationally. I teach
storytelling and the power of words in schools,workshops and residencies. I am a member of LANES(The League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling),Jay O'Callahan's writer's group Spoken Voices and Young Audiences Agency.
you can find me on my website

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Story Slam RYles Jazz CLub

Errors of Eros is the theme for the upcoming slam at Ryles 1/14 doors open at 3:45pm to sign up. This will be the second slam in a series of 4 in Cambridge. Love is in the air don't miss the chance to tell your love story, break up, hang up , love of a parent or not, misguided, or otherwise story......

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 8:56am

WInner of Audience Choice 1/31 Slam

Jess Sutich won - congrats Jess as Audience Choice for the "It's Relative Slam"

" Wait, does this mean if I bring loads of your friends to the next slam and I get to tell that I could win this way?"

Um, yeah. That is exactly what this means.

Ralph Chadis

Mike Cohen

Dana Jay Bein

Joan Cousins

Jess Sutich

were all write-ins for Audience Choice

we would like to announce that

massmouth will tithe over 10% of door… Continue

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 8:02pm

Story Slam in Cambridge Enormous Room 1/31

What a Story Slam at the Enormous Room in Cambridge last night! We had to turn 20 people away,(no room). The room was packed. Doria Hughes and Will Luera shared "relative" stories. Will left us with a quiet and reflective story on the way out. Perfect! 2 brand new tellers one(new to storytelling) Amelia and Ilene.Video to show up within a few days. Reporters were present and we will be looking for the article and pictures upcoming. 85 % of the audience were new to storytelling. thank you to… Continue

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 5:53pm

Roundtable Discussion Notes


Lani Peterson,Kate Carney,Diane Edgecomb,Leeny DelSeamond,Karen Chace,Doug Lipman,Stu Mendleson,Doria Hughes,Carol Burns,Norah Dooley,John Porcino,Merrill Kholhofer,Susan Lenoe,Rona Levanthal,Jo Radner,Mei Lin,Laura Packer,Norah Dooley,Andrea Lovett

Greetings from massmouth!! Thank you to everyone who came to our roundtable discussion, (Twas really fun and productive) "The State of Storytelling in Mass and Greater Boston".

Todays meeting was a success in that we… Continue

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Article of How to Not Judge

The Moth’s Story Slam or: How Not to Judge

By Queequeg

June 2nd, 2009 @ 9:35 AM Commentary, East Side, Events, West Side

800px-tragic_life_storiesOne of the worst things I did in college and post-college was go to poetry slams. They sound so great in theory, but the reality is, the ones I went to completely failed to build and strengthen community (which I thought they were supposed to actually do). Instead, these slams were self-affirming forums to bolster rather… Continue

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 3:22pm

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At 1:47pm on May 28, 2012, Gwendolyn Rosemond said…

Many thanks.  I am happy to be accepted as a member. Now, for me, the work begins.  

Please give my regards to Tony Toledo!

At 8:47am on February 6, 2012, Kiki Latimer said…

Thank you! Among other things I am hoping it will help me find an agent to book me at schools.


At 10:02pm on February 2, 2012, Alejandro Yegros said…

Yeah, the 12th sounds fun. JP is easier for me.

At 8:29pm on February 2, 2012, Alejandro Yegros said…

Thanks, but I'm out. That's not a drive I want to make from Watertown on a school night. Would love to do another closer event.

At 8:11pm on February 2, 2012, Alejandro Yegros said…

Hi Andrea. Regarding your suggestion to tell a story on the 13th in Quincy... where is it, and what's the theme? Still five minutes, right? As long as there's alcohol, I'm game.

At 6:16pm on January 31, 2012, Tori Piskin said…

Hey Andrea, I know this message is a bit late, but I was wondering If you have to be over 21 for tonight show? Hopefully you get this before tonight and also say you don't need to be 21! Crossing my fingers

At 8:17pm on January 3, 2012, Anuranjan Roy said…

Andrea, glad to be finally in. Thanks for following my problem up to the end! I actually wanted to throw my name in the hat for this Saturday's "Resolution" story slam at Doyle's. Is that a possibility?  

At 11:42am on December 22, 2011, Debra Lytle said…

Hi Andrea!  Yes, I told a one minute story at the home slam at Max and Dylan's and I was also at the pranked slam at Precinct.  Looking forward to making it to more slams in 2012!

At 8:10pm on December 20, 2011, Jack Speranza said…

Hi Andrea -- just realized I "responded" to your welcome by posting to my own page... not something you're likely to see.  In any event, thanks for the kind words (and I'm humbled you've even heard of ZENMothra...)

I look forward to becoming more acquainted with MassMouth and the wonderful things going on here.  And you have an open invitation to be my guest at any future ZENMothra...  just give me a shout and we'll make it happen.  No stories required (but certainly welcome!) 

At 3:48pm on November 2, 2011, Michael Anthony said…

Glad to be here.  Have you guys ever put on a strictly veteran storytelling event?  Who are some of the other vets?  Thanks.



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BMO 2014 Winners

Vanessa Ouellette, 1st prize, Simon Moody, 2nd and Theresa Okokon, 3rd Prize

StoriesLive® Winners - 2014

Freshman/Sophomores/ELL: $500 - 1st place - Mannasseh Konadu

$250 - Runners up - William Lam, Heroldine Blemur, Sabrina Barroso 

Juniors: $1,000 split to Patrick Hoarty and Silas Weiner to tie 1st place

Seniors: $1,000 - 1st Place to Rosemary Nabukeera 
$500 to Marie Pena and Briana Crockett 

Audience Choice – Freshman/Sophomore/ELL: $150 to David Judkins 

Audience Choice – Juniors/Seniors: $300 to Tony Santiago

StoriesLive® 2013:


Annemarie DeMarco-Alfama - 1st place

Kenny Le & Moises Caraballo - Runner-ups


Latisha Joujute - 1st place

Stephen Carlin & Henry Chavez - Runner-Ups

Kristen Ruffin - Audience Choice


Nico Luisi - 1st Place

Moises Ramirez & Vance Crayton - Runner-ups

Theodore Biv - Audience Choice


StoriesLive® 2012:

First place, and $1,000  prize

Junior Fernando Ortiz from Revere High School 

Senior Amario Malcolm from Boston Latin Academy

Runners-up ($500 each)11th

Alan Estes from Newburyport, 

AngelinaFerullo from Everett and 

Runners-up ($500 each)12th Caylen Bryant (Andover) 

Shavar Lazarus (Boston Latin Academy).

Audience Choice awards:

11th Justin Alexander 

(South Community High) 

12th Varvarra Valentin

(Lynn Classical High School)

massmouth choice awards:


Jennifer MonJoie(Revere) 

Bahiya Nasuuna (Chelsea) 

Karen Hua (Andover) 


Jason Hittinger (Revere)


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.

Congratulations all!

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