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Celebrate Local Lore @ Wake Up The Earth fest

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Celebrate Local Lore @ Wake Up The Earth fest

Time: May 3, 2014 from 1:15pm to 5pm
Location: Hubbard Street at Wake Up The Earth Festival
Website or Map: http://spontaneouscelebration…
Event Type: festival, concerts, workshops, storytelling
Organized By: Maaak Pelletier
Latest Activity: May 2, 2014

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Celebrate Local Lore @ Wake Up The Earth fest

Storytelling is for everybody, not just for kids! Jamaica Plain based nonprofit massmouth,inc. has been filling venues of all sizes and imaginations of all ages for over 5 years. Come to listen and join in. Storytelling is not a spectator sport - audiences and tellers always co-create the story. We'll have stories for young and old that families can enjoy together all day.

Hubbard at Lamartine Streets 

Since 2008 massmouth,inc. has been promoting the timeless art of storytelling in  through digital and social media, education and live performance. We've taught over 6,000 high school students to tell their personal stories and introduced thousands of adults to the joy of telling and listening to each other.  Our goal is to enable anyone, in any walk of life, in all parts of our community, to tell their story.

1:15 ToRena Webb Thomas ( Boston born and raised ) folktales for the young at heart - 3-6yrs

1:45 Norah Dooley ( massmouth founder-office in JP, storyteller and author ) stories from my neighbors from children's author and master storyteller 

2:00 Danielle Schulman ( JP teller)  "Find out what happens when Toad races Donkey, what Anansi plans for Tiger's tail, and more! Best for ages 4-9."

2:30 Wes Hazard Boston-based stand-up comic & writer, will be telling funny stories about family, horrible doctor visits, funerals, and the surprises to be found at Star Trek conventions. PG 13+

3:00  ToRena Webb Thomas ( massmouth is in JP) folktales for the young at heart. Best for 3-6yrs

3:40 Gregory Spera -  Deaf mime  All ages 

4:10 massmouth - story games and slam - bring your best, true hometown saga - "it happened in JP" prizes for all tellers...Best for 6+ or your very precocious 3 year old?

4:45 Alan White -native Bostonian & storyteller All Ages

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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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