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1st Person Plural - May 2014

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1st Person Plural - May 2014

Time: May 19, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Club Passim
Street: 47 Palmer Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
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Phone: 617-942-2553
Event Type: storytelling, bill, hillman, michael, anderson
Organized By: H.R. Britton
Latest Activity: May 15, 2014

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Now on Mondays through the summer.  Followed by an open story slam with 5 contestants. 

“1st Person Plural” – an evening of long-form storytelling

2 features:  Michael Anderson, and out-of-town special guest, Bill Hillman

Monday, May 19th, at 7pm – Doors at 6:30pm

Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA

Adv. Tickets: $12 at

Door Tickets: $15 or $7 for students & seniors                                                                        

Following April's packed house, local hero Michael Anderson and special out-of-town guest Bill Hillman will keep up the momentum of great stories for 1st Person Plural in 2014. 

This monthly series gives accomplished storytellers a chance to tell longer stories than you’d hear at a story slam.  Host H.R. Britton says, “the audiences just love getting to go deeper into the stories with the tellers.  The response has been tremendous.”

Bill Hillmann is an award-winning storyteller and the creator of the internationally acclaimed storytelling series The Windy City Story Slam. He is the author of the acclaimed debut novel The Old Neighborhood which was released in April.  The Chicago Tribune says, "Hillmann's evocative novel captures the gritty sights, sounds and pulse of street life in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago."  Hillmann is a union construction worker, a bull-runner in Spain and a former Chicago Golden Glove Champion.

Bill will tell about an experience he had in Pamplona, Spain running with the bulls. Last year on July 13th there was a catastrophic pile up of runners in the tunnel. Over one hundred people were injured, and five were left fighting for their lives. Bill was a central figure in this unfolding drama.

Michael Anderson is a First Amendment lawyer.  He thinks: there’s no such thing as free speech if you don’t use it. After he takes off his tie, he talks to audiences in ways they don’t allow in federal court. He has performed in venues from San Francisco to London. And is a multiple massmouth story slam winner and several times BigMouthOff finalist.   

massmouth, inc. is a Boston-based 501c3 promoting the art of storytelling through education, live performance and digital media.

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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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