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Retiring the Champ: Coaching Life’s Last Big Bout

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Retiring the Champ: Coaching Life’s Last Big Bout

Time: March 4, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Coachman Square at Woodbridge
Street: 21 Bradley Rd.
City/Town: Woodbridge, CT 06525
Website or Map:…
Phone: 203-397-7544
Event Type: storytelling, theater
Organized By: Benchmark Assisted Living
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2010

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The bell sounds. This life-long prizefighter bounds from her corner throwing jabs and hooks. The eldest child of immigrants, teacher, and union organizer in the New York City schools, Trina, a fierce and valuable ally, was not to be danced around. The paradox is that at 83, she was still throwing punches, but forgetting which direction her opponent's were coming from! This is a story about coaching a feisty prizewinner through her last big bout, only this one is visited by landmarks of laughter and redemption.

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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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