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story slam - "it's my job"

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story slam - "it's my job"

Time: December 14, 2009 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Location: Boston -5 minutes from Park Street T
Street: 42 Province Street
City/Town: Boston,MA
Website or Map: http://www.kennedysmidtown
Phone: 617-426-3333
Event Type: storyslam, competitive
Organized By: Doria Hughes, Andrea Lovett, Norah Dooley,Stu Mendleson,
Latest Activity: Dec 13, 2009

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third in a series of 6 slams in 2009-2010 - "its my job"

This month's theme is "its my job". Or maybe it was your job?

Work: Nine to five, jobs from hell, coworker, coffee breaks, water cooler talk,office party, on strike, babysitting, selling pretzels from a bicycle cart, whatever you got. You did the work, now, you can tell the story.

More about slam below: third in a series of 6 slams in 2009-2010 - "its my job"

What is a story slam ? Based on a poetry slam format and similar to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of wit, words and in this case, story by known and undiscovered talent. massmouth posts a theme on it's blogspot and story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme . Ten lucky tellers will be picked at random, or participants can opt to listen, or join a judging team. There will be 3 teams of 3 judges and the 2 sets of 5 stories will begin with a short-short feature by one of the judges. Listeners will be engaged in story improv games and other entertainment between the 5 minute features. And the audience will have full service for the pub menu and bar at www[dot]kennedysmidtown[dot] com/index.htm. Their menu is varied and the food is good!

Each of the ten 5 minute stories is judged on how well it is told, how well it is constructed and how well it honors the time limit and relates to the theme. The 3 highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the "the big mouthoff" venue and date TBA. $50 first Prize will be awarded at each slam.
Admission $10 which includes a $5.00 cover and one drink.
Bring two people and get in for free! Bring six people and get in for free and a drink.

look here for details on theme and more on slams...

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Comment by Danielle on November 24, 2009 at 9:58am
First two have been great, but I will actually be *at my job* during this one!

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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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