Andrea: Did you ever get this message. It looks like I posted it to myself on my wall and it was suppose to go to you. I'm still a bit technically challenged.
OOooooh. I missed your e-mail and spoke to Laura just before the show!!! That was suppose to be my last announcement for the show to inform our audiences that storytellers are taking it to the streets with a Blue Christmas/Holiday. Andrea, I tell you...it's almost like a church revival. There are so many people who are moving with us in this attempt to tell our own stories. It's beautiful. Brother Blue is beautiful. I just did a Kwanzaa event at one of our catholic churches in Albuquerque. I shared some memories of Brother Blue and then told a story. It can be challenging at first to do this in a place where people are not familiar with Brother Blue and do not continue the tradition of oral sharing in this electronic age...However, it looks like it didn't matter. People were moved to tears. Some even came to me and afterward vowed to share stories with their children more often. Wow oh Wow oh Wow...it's a loving blessing.
Thank you. I just found two photos of Brother Blue at STF some years past & wanted to upload them to his tribute site. But I started here and uploaded those photos and some of myself telling stories. Let me know where to send Blue's photos so they'll get wider viewing.
Hi, The way the roster goes is random. You sign up to tell, we use a bingo machine (all sign ups get a number which is entered into a bingo machine) if your number comes up you tell. Also depends on how many sign up. however there are other ways too. Look on the main page of this site and see how. We have a big mouths choice where you can phone in the story prior to event , if bigmouths like it you are in. (also depends on how many choices phone in), people's choice, we sometimes have tllers that want to write a brief paragraph about their story and audience votes on a story they'd like to hear offered by a teller. You can do all three. Hope that is helpful.
Thanks for the welcome, Ive been watching from day one and intending to sign in but been extremely busy. It was the Tuscany mention that made me take time to read more and the fact that Im home a couple days mending after a car accident Monday. I will come up at some point spend a day in the city there are sights I want to see and then come to the slam. I dont know when although I did think of a meal that would be fun to share. Will have to see if the truck can be fixed or what we will do about a car if it is indeed totaled and my son in law thinks it will be. What a great idea you have going there, so much fun!
I'm so excited about what you and Norah are doing with the new story slam! I love the Moth, and dream of something like that coming here. Lani wants me to spearhead it, but I don't think I have the time. We'll see! Congratulations.
Our slots are 5-7 minutes. We have room for 10-12 miquers along with a feature paid from a hat pass, but have a rapidly filling shows with returnees. We mix story, folk tunes, ,standup and eccentric .."new vaudeville" as someone said. see our facebook page
Hi. Thanks for invite, but I have a commitment on Monday the 26th. I am not a true storyteller and am working to develop a variety of comedic material. One approach I've taken is re-writing or simply talking words to folk songs almost as rhythmic poetry than singing or playing (neither of which I can do ). Would that work at a "slam?"
I probably do have an evolving funny story about a semi-retired college ( Berklee) treasurer's efforts to start a new open comedy show at Amazing Things in Framingham. Feel free to send your funny story tellers our way.(firstname.lastname@example.org) Our next shows are Nov 4 and Dec 2 .Libby Franck and Helena Leet- do our show. Cheers, Dave
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