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Mary Read - pirate

Time: August 5, 2009 at 10am to August 6, 2009 at 2pm
Location: 3 venues daily - see below
Street: various locations in neighborhoods of Roxbury and Dorchester
City/Town: see below for details
Website or Map: http://norahdooley.blogspot.c…
Event Type: women, pirates, story, historical, characters, folk, tales, free, public
Organized By: Read Boston
Latest Activity: Aug 5, 2009

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Dressed as pirate Mary Read, Norah Dooley puts into port in Boston, starting July 6th. READ BOSTON schedules 20 minute shows all over the city - free and open to the public...Performing for summer camps, libraries and community centers in one show only at DANA PARK in Cambridge MA, Mary Read will tell tales about the people she sailed with in the Golden Age of Piracy, folktales, sings sea chanties, tells riddles and challenges squibbs to knot tying.
AUGUST WED 5 Jamaica Plain and Roxbury
10:00AM JP Head Start, 315 Centre Street 02130
11:15 AM Bromely Heath, 30 Bickford Street 02130
1:00 PM Yawkey Club 115 Warren Street, 02119

AUGUST THUR 6 Roxbury + Dorchester
10:00AM YMCA, 285 MLK Blvd. 02119
11:15 AM Crispus Attacks, 105 Crawford Street 02121
1:00 PM St. Katherine's 175 Ruggles Street, 02120

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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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