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October 2009 Blog Posts (5)

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

Added by andrea lovett on October 28, 2009 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Amazing Open Comedy Mique - Framingham

Our monthly PG13 Comedy show on the first Wednesday of each month features and supports the full range of Open Comedy that includes storytellers, eccentrics, magicians, folk singers and of course stand-up comedy. Check us out next on November 4 when Judith Black is our feature.

Contact or call 508 405 2787 for a information on how to advance register for a mique slot. We are located at 160 Hollis Street in downtown Framingham ( Rte 126) Free parking. Tix at… Continue

Added by David R. Hornfischer on October 24, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

“storyteller who writes,” at RIC Diversity Week

Author Norah Dooley listens as ESL Teacher Jackie Sisun discusses how she uses 'Everybody Bakes Bread' in the classroom.

On Oct. 9, four MEd in TESL (teaching English as a second language) cooperating teachers attended a private book signing and discussion with Norah Dooley, famed New England author of “Everybody Bakes Bread” and “Everybody Cooks Rice.” The four were from the Pawtucket School District.

Karen Hammarstram, ESL… Continue

Added by Norah Dooley on October 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Design, Disruptive innovation, Entrepreneurship

Great post - found on twitter

Getting Started with Disruptive Business Design

10:20 AM Monday October 19, 2009

Tags:Design, Disruptive innovation, Entrepreneurship

Oliver Yeh, a first-year Mechanical Engineering student at MIT, just successfully designed, launched and retrieved a camera 17.5 miles into the atmosphere… Continue

Added by Norah Dooley on October 21, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Conflict and Resolution - Waitress Style© - Written by Peggy Melanson for Life After 50 Magazine 07/09

Two key elements to an interesting story are conflict and resolution. Author Stephen King is endowed with the talent to deliver these actions in every novel he writes. Immediately engaging the reader with conflict, he gradually keeps building intensity until it's resolved before the reader dies from fright. And, then he begins another conflict.

If you carefully observe a television show or book that really captures your full attention you will be able to see the conflict and resolution… Continue

Added by Peggy Melanson on October 3, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

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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

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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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