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Michele Carlo tours Greater Boston

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Michele Carlo tours Greater Boston

Time: December 9, 2012 at 6:30pm to December 12, 2012 at 10pm
Location: Greater Boston
City/Town: Jamaica Plain, Somerville, Cambridge, & Lynn
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Event Type: storytelling
Organized By: H.R. Britton
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2012

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One of NYC's finest storytellers tours Greater Boston Dec 9-12th with four featured appearances in Jamaica Plain, Somerville, Cambridge, and Lynn!

Michele Carlo has performed almost everywhere a person can tell stories, including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage, and is thrilled to be invited back to Boston for another tour.  She is the author of the memoir "Fish Out Of Agua: My Life on Neither Side of the (Subway) Tracks" (Citadel 2010). Her writing also appears in "Mr. Beller’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York," and SMITH magazine's "Next Door Neighbor" among others.

Sunday, Dec. 9th

Massmouth Storyslam on the theme "Kin"

Doyle's Cafe 

3484 Washington Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

6:30pm to 9:30pm


Hosted by Robin Maxfield

If you've got a five minute story to tell about family (and who doesn't!),  come sign up to tell it!  Names are drawn at random from the hat - and you may be the next storyslam winner!  Michele Carlo is the special guest!



Monday, Dec. 10th

"1stPerson, Plural"

Rosebud Bar and Grill

381 Summer Street  Somerville, MA 02144

7-9 pm


Hosted by H.R. Britton, co-curated with Norah Dooley

A curated long-form storytelling series, where three seasoned tellers stretch out and tell longer stories.  This show features Michele Carlo, Michael Anderson and Diana Valentine


Tuesday, Dec. 11th

"The Story Space"

Out of the Blue Art Gallery

106 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA (Central Square)

7:00 - 9:30pm 


 Founded in 1992 by Brother Blue and Ruth Hill this is the longest lasting storytelling series in New England.  The Story Space is a community dedicated to making the world a better place through storytelling.   Open Telling slots are 8 minutes long.   Michele Carlo is the feature performing a 40-minute set.


Wednesday, Dec. 12th

"Speak UP" Spoken Word Open Mike  

Hosted by Tony Toledo

The Walnut Street Café

157 Walnut St., Lynn, MA

7:30 – 10pm

$ = Pass The Hat

Started in 2008, "Speak UP" meets every Wednesday at the Walnut Street Coffee Café in Lynn, MA. It features poetry, storytelling, jive talking, ranting, listening and just hanging out.  Lottery for open mike happens at 7:30.  Michele is the featured teller for the evening and performs her 30-minute set at 8:30. 

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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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