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Scarred for Life Story Slam at U.Mass Amherst

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Scarred for Life Story Slam at U.Mass Amherst

Time: March 28, 2014 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: U.Mass Campus Hotel
Street: 1 Campus Center Way
City/Town: Amherst
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Event Type: story, slam
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2014

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Sharing The Fire Story Slam this year at U.Mass Amherst Conference Center.

This years theme Scarred for Life !

Have you ever walked in on something you wished you hadn't ?

Have you ever had a romance go suddenly sour? 

Or what about that tattoo of what's her name on your chest? 

Bring your true 5 min. scarred for life story and tell it at the STF slam .

$5.00 gets you in.

What is a Story Slam? A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme. Ten names will be drawn at random. This year you be the judge , the audience will- evaluate how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme and, how well it honors the time limit. Highest-scoring teller wins the coveted Osgood award and has their name engraved on the Osgood plaque forever.

If you're in the area watch for these

January 26: LANES Storytelling Workshop at Greenfield Community College

February 3: LANES Story Slam at Greenfield Community College 

February 27th: LANES Storytelling Workshop at Holyoke Community College

March 12: LANES Story Slam at Holyoke Community College

March 14, 2014: Valley Voices Story Slam - Second Chances At the Hinge in North Hampton 7PM

March 28 through 30: Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference, UMass Amherst

Students discounts with ID 1.00 gets you in.

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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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