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cctv airs "Cambridge Story Slams (3of3) "In Like a Lion""

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cctv airs "Cambridge Story Slams (3of3) "In Like a Lion""

Time: July 7, 2010 at 7:45pm to July 28, 2010 at 7pm
Location: cctv actually 7:56 PM
Street: cctv
City/Town: Cambridge MA
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Event Type: video, of, live, story, slams
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Jul 25, 2010

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Kevin Brooks cohosts with Ilene Fischer in the final slam of the season. On Channel 9 and sometimes 10
For exact time and channel click here

July 7 6:30PM
July 11 10:00 PM
July 14 10:00 PM
July 17 6:00PM
July 24 7:00 PM
July 26 8:30 PM
July 28 2:00PM

CCTV operates three cable channels in the city of Cambridge. All of the programming on our channels is either produced or sponsored by Cambridge residents. Residents and members can submit programming, too!
* Channel 9 features live and live-to-tape television shows produced by CCTV members. * Channel 10 features programs on art, sports, politics, music, movies, and more. * Channel 22 features religious and non-English programming in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic and more.

Read more about story slams here:

What is a story slam ? Based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of words by known and undiscovered talent. Like the Moth, massmouth posts a theme on it's website ( and story slammers will sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme and a lucky ten names will be drawn at random from a bag. Other audience members may feel moved to join in on a judging team. Each set of 5 stories will begin with a short-short feature by one of the judges or cohosts. Listeners are engaged in story improv games and other interactive entertainments between the 5 minute feature.

Each of the featured 5 minute stories is judged on how well it is told, how well it is constructed and how well it honors the time limit and relates to the theme. The 2 highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the "the big mouthoff" April 20th in Boston at the Copley Library.

Real stories and 5 minutes - 5 minutes means...5 minutes. You loose points if you use the 60 second grace period to wind up. Real stories have a beginning, middle and end. And they have a point.

massmouth Cambridge Story Slams are funded with partial support from the MCC and the City of Cambridge Arts Council, and generous in-kind contributions from Toscannini's, The Enormous Room, and Ryles Jazz Club.

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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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