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Folk and Fairy Tale Slam - "Bring Back the Light"

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Folk and Fairy Tale Slam - "Bring Back the Light"

Time: December 20, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: The Puppet Showplace Theatre
Street: 32 Station Street
City/Town: Brookline, MA 02445
Website or Map:
Phone: (617) 942-2553
Event Type: six, traditional, storytelling, events, for, adults
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2012

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Event Description

Folk and Fairy Tale Slam - 

Laura Packer knows that the best way to the truth is through a good story. Whether folktale or true, epic or flash, her stories captivate and amuse audiences around the world. Laura has told, taught, ranted, raved, consulted and considered storytelling around the world.

Bringing Back the Light features Laura's retellings of Persephone's tale, How Raven Brought Light to the World and more. Mythic stories that reveal our secret lives, best told in the dark and considered by daylight on this longest night of the year.

Traditional storytellers from massmouth

and the Puppet Showplace Theatre (PST)

are proud to present

a monthly series of folk & fairy tale slams events -

Slamming the Tradition

- Six traditional storytelling events for adults.

from OCT 2012 - MAR 2013

remaining Thursday evenings: Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 14.

We are in the planning stages of a program that challenges tellers to use a prop or costume piece among other fun guidelines including:

  • telling 7 minute story
  • must be fiction and in some traditional form
  • you may use a prop, costume, music BUT no notes

We have secured the prizes and the audience will choose winners:

A bag of magic beans = 1st

A magic wishing stone = 2nd

A small bale of hay = 3rd

Additional prizes including free passes to story slams and 

Gift card by: Brookline Booksmith
Independent bookstore located in Coolidge Corner 
279 Harvard Street  Brookline, MA 02446

Tickets will be $10 and available online @

Puppet Showplace Theatre is an award-winning non-profit performing arts organization committed to excellence in puppetry for audiences of all ages.  Established in 1974, PST is the first and only year-round dedicated puppetry presenter in New England. In addition to hosting MassMouth's new story slam series, PST regularly presents adult performances as part of its "Puppets@Night" series, and holds its own cabaret-style “Puppet Showplace Slam,” on alternating months.

32 Station Street  Brookline, MA 02445

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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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