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massmouth Cambridge story slam "Errors of Eros"

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massmouth Cambridge story slam "Errors of Eros"

Time: February 14, 2010 from 4pm to 7pm
Location: Ryles
Street: 212 Hampshire Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
Website or Map:
Phone: (617) 876-9330
Event Type: story, slam
Organized By: Norah Dooley/Andrea Lovett/Doria Hughes/Stu Mendleson
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2010

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Ryles Jazz Club:
212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA (617) 876-9330

10 stories of love hosted by Laura Packer and co-host TBA.
Love in haste, recount at leisure. Bring us stories from your adventures with Eros.
6th in a series of 9 massmouth story slams in 2009-2010

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What is a story slam ? Based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of wit, words and in this case, story by known and undiscovered talent. massmouth posts a theme on it's blogspot and story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme . Ten lucky tellers will be picked at random, or participants can opt to listen, or join a judging team. There will be 3 teams of 3 judges and the 2 sets of 5 stories will begin with a short-short feature by one of the judges. Listeners will be engaged in story improv games and other entertainment between the 5 minute features. And the audience will have full service for the pub menu and bar at Their menu is varied and the food is good!
This SLAM's theme is "Errors of Eros". You lived it, now, you can tell it. Each of the ten 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 3 highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the "the big mouthoff" venue and date TBA. Prizes will be awarded at each slam. $7 cover, $5 for students and seniors.
Monthly winners are entered in a grand prize contest - slam of all slammers on April 20, 2010
After a minimum of 6 story slams we will have a big mouthoff - grand finale, slam of all slams to decide on a winner. The big mouthoff will be held in APRIL 2010 in the beautiful Rabb Auditorium, Boston Public Library, Copley Square. The winner, with up to 5 friends or family members, will enjoy the fabulous grand prize of a week in a town house in Tuscany. More info here:

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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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