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How to Tell a Kick Butt 5 minute story.

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How to Tell a Kick Butt 5 minute story.

Time: June 14, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Kennedys Midtown
Street: 42 Province Street
City/Town: Boston, MA 02116 (617) 536-5400
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Phone: 781 267 9979
Event Type: workshop/open, mic
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2010

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How to Tell a Kick Butt 5 minute story.
Come and enjoy a 1.5 hour workshop on finding a story from your life experience with coaching and pointers on performance. Storytelling is a whole performance art unto itself.

Each workshop is one time/ free standing event and taught by professional teaching artists. The workshops may be different in flavor and perhaps worth taking twice BUT are meant to be a jump start, all-in-one experience. The cost is $20 for each session/workshop and, if you stay for open mic (recommended) you must purchase something ($5 minimum) at the venue.

In this workshop you will begin to learn how storytelling differs from theater, stand up and twisting balloon animals and how to mine your life experience to craft a story. Followed by an open mic opportunity to tell your story to an audience.

Limited to 16 and minimum of 6 to run. Taught by professional massmouth tellers who will feature with a ten minute story at the open mic 2nd Mondays from MAY 10th - SEPT 13th

Coordinated by Norah Dooley and Andrea Lovett; educators, professional storytellers, performance coaches, and story lovers. and

JUNE 14 Andrea Lovett and Lani Peterson
JULY 12 Norah Dooley and Judith Black
AUG 9 Andrea Lovett and Doug Lipman
SEPT tba
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Cost for each workshop is $20 cash. Personal checks accepted. Not set up for any plastic. The $20 fee for each session/workshop does not include food or drink and if staying for the open mic, you must purchase something ($5 minimum) at the venue.

Lani Peterson
Known for her personal tales of wit and wisdom, Lani Peterson, storyteller
and psychologist, has been storytelling, coaching and leading workshops at
schools, festivals, universities, organizations, museums, hospitals,
prisons, community centers, slams and street corners for more than ten
years. This wild, wonderful journey has only led to more stories.. Lani's
CD, "Stories from Within" won a 2004 honor from Storytelling World Magazine.

Andrea Lovett has been a professional storyteller for 18years. She is the co-founder of the award winning storytelling organization massmouth and the massmouth story slams. Lovett has performed and facilitated workshops in both national and international venues. Most recently ,she has presented Storyshops at the following venues: Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conferences ,New York Riverway Festival Albany New York, Disney World Florida, Acorn Assembly School Bath ,England,Lesley College, Tufts Graduate Theater Program, First Night Boston ,Winchester School District, and the Burlington School District.

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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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