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At 11:07pm on January 27, 2013, Erik Lindgren said…

Thanks for the message Norah. I graduated Tufts '76 BA Music. Mostly intrigued by storytelling but as you know, everybody has a story or two to relate. Hope to catch a MM event soon. 

At 12:50pm on July 24, 2012, Raysel Martinez said…

Hey Norah! I hope you enjoyed cincinnati while you were here! it has a really great arts scene! I'm excited for my move to boston and to go to massmouth for the first time! I'm really lookin fwd to hearing you & the rest of the storytellers!


At 12:44am on January 21, 2012, Maryfaith Goessling said…

Sure..You can quote me!

At 9:12pm on January 3, 2012, Jack Speranza said…

Hi Norah -- thanks for connecting with me here on your site.  Yes, it was good meeting you during First Night, too.  I'm sorry I couldn't stick around longer to chat with you after the stories ended.  I'm not really a storyteller myself...  just one who enjoys hearing them and engaging in a littler banter around them ;-)   If you ever want to spend a Friday evening in Hopkinton when I'm hosting a ZENMothra, you're always welcome as my guest!

At 8:06pm on January 3, 2012, Anuranjan Roy said…

Norah, I am greatly flattered! :) But the only thing I share with the Booker Prize winner is my last name. She has a tendency to generate polarized opinion these days and is quite famous/infamous (depending on your opinion) in India. Here's something I wrote about an essay she wrote: WARNING: It's very loooooooong. Firstly her essay of 8 pages (if you haven't read it already) and then mine...

At 8:09pm on November 28, 2011, beth kantrowitz said…

Thanks for getting us involved!

Take care,


At 7:32pm on October 2, 2011, Lynette Ford said…

Hi, Norah!  Thanks for saying hello.


At 12:58pm on June 14, 2011, Laura Packer said…
Hey Norah, I thought this might be useful.
At 10:33am on February 9, 2011, Amberin Khan said…
Norah, I had so much fun and everyone was simply delightful.  I'm so glad I found you guys!
At 2:59pm on January 13, 2011, Esther Piszczek said…
Cool! Thanks for the tip and for all of your help with Monday's slam. I truly appreciate it!! Esther
At 10:10am on January 12, 2011, MzAmar said…
HI, yes it's me!  :>  See you soon!
At 12:57pm on December 28, 2010, Ray Salemi said…
Thanks, Norah!  I'm looking forward to it!
At 12:10pm on November 29, 2010, Jennifer Bodde said…
Hey, Norah--Yup, I knew this was your baby, and I've been meaning to come to a Story Slam forever. I'm a big fan of The Moth, and stories in general. (And I actually moved to Cambridge, so Bella Luna is now a good excuse for a bike ride, instead of right around the corner). Jen
At 1:02pm on November 26, 2010, David briola said…
Hi, Nora: Thanks for the compliment. I liked your story, too. I'm working on my "Secrets" story. Of course, it's difficult because I have only one or two major secrets. Right!

At 5:42pm on November 11, 2010, Brendyn Schneider said…
Thanks for the welcoming Norah. Yes, that search continues =)
At 12:16pm on October 25, 2010, Tom Stamp said…
Hey, Nora. VT got too chilly for me so I moved to Brooklyn. Trying to get my bearings. Slowly making progress, meeting people and getting settled. I have to make this work; I'm running out of states. Hope to cross paths with you one of these days. Thanks for reaching...
At 10:34pm on September 7, 2010, Marvin Novogrodski said…
Thanks Nora, I'll be there with my friend Phil Goldman from Live Bait in Providence.
At 10:02pm on August 16, 2010, Paula Plum said…
Nora, I am not really a storyteller, but I was intrigued by your invitation in light of my recent injury in Paris and subsequent need to BLOG about it... I NEVER thought I would blog about anything. If you're at all interested, my blog is Loads of stories there... but can I tell them live? I tend to freeze without a script! Happy, though, to be part of Mass Mouth!
At 10:53pm on August 1, 2010, Josna Rege said…
Hi Norah--it took me a while, but today I realized that I'd only visited the site, but never signed up. Hope you enjoyed the lovely weekend. BTW, I screwed up my courage and wrote to Jay O'Callahan. Will let you know if he replies. x J
At 7:13pm on July 26, 2010, Ann Langone said…
thanks nora-- i was on vacation in the rainforest and monkeys ran around the lodge like pigeons do here.

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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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