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Storytelling 101 w/ Norah Dooley @

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Storytelling 101 w/ Norah Dooley @

Time: February 24, 2011 at 6pm to March 17, 2011 at 7:30pm
Location: Cambridge Center for Adult Ed
Street: 42 Brattle Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA, 02138
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Event Type: 4, week, class
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2011

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Storytelling 101 w/ Norah Dooley @

We all have a story to tell. And from NPR programs like "Story Corps" to live stories at massmouth story slams in Boston, personal stories are filling venues and imaginations everywhere. Do you wish you could tell your story? Storyteller Norah Dooley's workshop will focus on story games and oral exercises to find your stories and help you craft a compelling oral, personal narrative and perform it. Handouts, resources, and worksheets will be provided. Class members are invited to tell at monthly massmouth open mics or story slams in the fall/winter. Limited to 12.
Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm. Begins Feb. 24, 56 Brattle St. | $108

Norah Dooley is an “…entrancing storyteller”,  ( Scott Alarik, Boston Globe) author, and a versatile presenter in schools and has been a keynote speaker at teacher’s conferences and  a featured storyteller  at festivals and other venues. Norah is also a picture book author. Her first CD, Music of Angels … and other things I've heard, includes Italian folk tales, original stories and other Christmas stories was self-produced in 1999. It was followed by  Stories Nobody Told Me "Italian" Folk tales for all seasons and Stories from the Neighborhood: World Folk Tales. Produced by Seat of Her Pants Productions, 2002. Her latest storytelling CDs are  My Bad, Bad Dog, Rabbitails, 2006 and Irish Folktales, Live at Passim 2008. Her critically acclaimed published picture books, Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, Everybody Serves Soup and Everybody Brings Noodles, (Lerner Books) are four titles in a series about her neighbors in Cambridge, MA.
            For over 15 years, Norah has been presenting workshops throughout the US for people of all ages -- from early elementary grade students through high school and community college and adult learners of all ages. Norah is in demand as a free-lance performer and presenter even during the years she interrupted her 'career' to work as a classroom teacher and as a performing arts instructor in an inner-city middle school.

Norah has been a featured storyteller in the Christmas and Spring Revels, the Newport Folk Festival, Albany NY River Festival, the Clearwater Festival and at 3 Apples Storytelling Festival, Harvard, MA. She has told 100s stories to tens of 1000s of children throughout the City of Boston for ten summers through the city-wide Read Boston, literacy program.

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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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