the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts

On October 20, 2008 at the third MouthOff hosted by MassMouth and Toscanini's in Central Square, James offered up his unique re-telling of the tragic tale of Orpheus and Eurydice.

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Comment by James McCoy on November 2, 2008 at 7:50pm
Thanks, Libby!
Comment by Libby Franck on November 2, 2008 at 10:57am
James, This was simply mesmerizing. Just a wonderful re-interpretation. Your mythic vision is so original. Thank you.
Comment by Norah Dooley on October 26, 2008 at 11:29am
Yes. But, enough about those definitions. Let's talk about your performance and your poem! BOTH
really amazing.
Comment by James McCoy on October 25, 2008 at 10:32pm
Thanks, Norah!

It's also
Late Latin, from Greek onomatopoiia, from onomat-, onoma name + poiein to make — more at poet
Date: circa 1577
1 : the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss) 2 : the use of words whose sound suggests the sense
Comment by Norah Dooley on October 22, 2008 at 10:15pm
sussuration - n. 1. A faint, indistinct, or background sound resembling whispering.
Right on james - loved this one.


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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