the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: February 10, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Tatiana's Restuarant
Street: 70 Market Street
City/Town: Lynn, MA 01901
Website or Map: http://www.tatianasrestaurant…
Event Type: spoken, word, open, mike
Organized By: Tony Toledo
Latest Activity: Feb 8, 2010
Storyteller Andy Davis will be the Featured Performer at SPEAK UP! Spoken Word Open Mike on Wed February 10th. He fill you in on what dogs talk about around the wood stove after their humans have gone to bed. Andy will reveal a peculiar, personal occupational dilemma to SPEAK UP members. Andy's stories are part magical realism, part personal, part folktale and all engaging. Audiences from Paris to Bamako to San Diego shake their heads, smile and wonder about Andy and his tales tall and short.
Andy lives with his wife and ten year old daughter in the shadow of Mt. Chocorua, where he co-directs the World Fellowship Center, an educational family camp and retreat center dedicated to peace and social justice. He is a member of the Mountain Storytellers Guild, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES) and the National Storytelling Network.
"Andy Davis is a storyteller of remarkable guile and wit. Andy has a straight-faced, straight-forward, seemingly innocent way of delivering the most outlandish tales I've ever heard. He's three-quarters of the way through it when I realize I've been had! Again! Why do I keep falling for this? Because he's so good at charming his audience and making us groan with recognition and laugh at ourselves. That's what the teller of a good story does. Andy is one of the best." --Joanne Piazzi, storyteller and host of the 'Storytelling in the Pantry' series, Rochester, New Hampshire
"Andy's stories are unique, witty, and totally captivating. His material is personal and, thank goodness, never self-conscious. He combines a warm, easy manner with a commanding, straightforward delivery. A storyteller with brains and heart." --Michael Parent, 1999 honoree, National Storytelling Network’s (USA) Circle of Excellence Award.
SPEAK UP! meets every Wednesday. We gather at 7 PM. Sign up begins at 7 PM to get your own five minute slot of fame at the microphone. The Open Mike starts at 7:30. Our featured performer goes on at 8:30 PM followed by more Open Mikers till 10 PM. FREE. There is food and drink aplenty at Tatiana's to satisfy your every taste, all moderately priced to make make your wallet happy. See you at SPEAK UP!
SPEAK UP! Spoken Word Open Mike
Every Wednesday 7 PM.
70 Market Street
Lynn, MA 01901
Tony Toledo, SPEAK UP! host
Brownie baker, Folk Music Nut
Uncle to Maddy and Lola in Minnesota
PO Box 302
Beverly MA 01915
Up Coming Features:
Feb 3 January Gill O'Neil. Poet/ Author of Underlife. http://poetmom.blogspot.com
Feb 10 Andy Davis, NH Storyteller and Chipmunk Farmer.
Feb 17 Walnut. Da Lyrical Geni www.shelshokentertainment.com
Feb 24 Ryan and Santo. Blazing Words in a Family Way. www.YourTheatreCompany.com
March 3 Janet Feld. Singer Songwriter Sublime.
March 10 Geoff Bartley, Blues Guitarist/Singer/ Songwriter. Legend.
March 17 Pending Annoucement TBA
March 24 Nick Nickerson. Boom Boom Poet. (Nick's 61st birthday is March 23)
March 31 Richard Cambridge, Poet from the People's Republic.
April 7 Tony Toledo, Storyteller. 2nd Anniversary of SPEAK UP! Say What? WOW.
April 14 Justin Locke. Bassist with BSO for 18 years. Author: Principals of Applied Stupidity. www.JustinLocke.com
April 21 Pending Announcement TBA
April 28 Ana Eder-Mulhane, Poet of the Gentle Breeze, Poet of the Mountain