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massmouth at Cambridge River Festival

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massmouth at Cambridge River Festival

Time: June 5, 2010 from 12pm to 5:30pm
Location: Weeks Memorial Footbridge across Charles River
Street: Memorial Drive
City/Town: Cambridge MA
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Event Type: festival, storytelling
Organized By: Andrea Lovett, Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2010

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massmouth at Riverfest, Cambridge MA 2010
a bridge to Haiti - Weeks Memorial Footbridge
12noon - 6PM ongoing
massmouth presents Haitian Folktales in a bridge to haiti with storyteller Charlot Lucien and others

we will have story sharing in our tent all day and also plan to support Folklore and StoryStream tents

12noon - 6PM ongoing
massmouth opens their tent for ongoing StoryTrades where all festival visitors are invited into the massmouth tent to share a life story. We will record or just listen and exchange stories, if you like. Recorded stories will be archived for StoryStream Cambridge. Visit with Haitian storytellers and artists in the tent and find out more about Haiti relief efforts.

1:00PM 2:00PM 3:00PM and 4:00PM "Bridge to Haiti" on the hour
20 minute to 1/2 hour performance of Haitian folk tales by Haitian and massmouth storytellers in collaboration with Haitian and Cambridge visual artists who will respond to the stories in stations across the Charles River on the Weeks Memorial Foot Bridge.

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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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