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Speak UP: Spoken Word - with Featured performers Cyndi Freeman & Brad Lawrence

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Speak UP: Spoken Word - with Featured performers Cyndi Freeman & Brad Lawrence

Time: December 5, 2012 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: Speak UP: Spoken Word @ The Walnut Street Café
Street: 157 Walnut St.
City/Town: Lynn, MA
Website or Map: http://www.speakupspokenword.…
Event Type: storytelling, open, mike, with, featured, performers
Organized By: Speak UP Spoken Word
Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2012

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Award winning performers Brad Lawrence (Moth’s podcast & winner of 2 Moth Grand SLAMS) and Boston native Cyndi Freeman (Internationally known storyteller, New York Fringe award winner, MothSlam Winner) have been invited to perform at Speak Up in Lynn as featured tellers. 

Started in 2008, Speak UP: Spoken Word Open 'Mike' meets every Wednesday at the Walnut Street Coffee Café in Lynn, MA. Come this week for the best in poetry, storytelling, jive talking, ranting, listening and just hanging out with each other. Sign up for the open mike lottery starts at 7 PM with the actual talking kicking off at 7:30 PM.  Jim Chalmers, the owner of the cafe, is delighted to host Speak Up.  He has bought a PA, installed lights and moves the chairs around for us.  If you enjoy Speak Up please buy a beer (or a coffee or a dessert) this Wednesday.  It helps his bottom line considerably.  Thanks. 

At 7:30 all who want to speak will be in a lottery that decides the speaking order. The Featured Performer for the evening goes on at 8:30. We pass the basket to get them gas money home. 

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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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