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SPEAK UP! Spoken Word Open Mike Wednesdays

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SPEAK UP! Spoken Word Open Mike Wednesdays

Time: October 8, 2008 at 7pm
Location: The Gulu Gulu Cafe
Street: 59 Central Square
City/Town: Lynn, MA 01901
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Phone: 617-848-5967
Event Type: SPEAK, UP!, Spoken, Word, Open, Mike
Organized By: Tony Toledo
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2008

Event Description

SPEAK UP! Spoken Word Open Mike is the venue for Comedians, Storytellers, Poets, Community Organizers (Bless there Hearts), and just folks who want to rant for 5 minutes. Open Mike sign up is at 7 PM. SPEAK UP! happens every Wednesday evening. It is hosted by Tony Toledo. The Open Mike starts at 7:30, the Featured Performer goes on at 8:30. FREE.
Featured Performers:
Oct 8 Barrence Whitfield, R & B Blaster
Oct 15Jim Infantino, Funky Folk Talker
Oct 22 Kato, Poet:The Streets Of Lynn
Oct 29 David Gerard, Poet Person Power Revolution
Nov 5 Roz Cummins, Poet Food Fine
Nov 12 Richard Cambridge, Poet Deep River
Nov 19 Richard Fox, Poet Worcester Ways
Nov 26 Leslie Greenberg, Comm Activists, Proud
Dec 3 Elizabeth McKin, Poet, Honey Words
Dec 10 KR Glickman, ASL Storyteller
Dec 17 Linda Werbner, Quirk Quark Quack
Dec 24 Closed Happy Holidays
Dec 31 Closed Happy New Year

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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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