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The Big Mouth Off ~ grande finale of the story slam season

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The Big Mouth Off ~ grande finale of the story slam season

Time: April 26, 2011 from 6pm to 8:45pm
Location: Rabb Hall, Copley Sq Library
Street: 700 Boylston Street
City/Town: Boston MA 2 minutes from Green Line T
Event Type: storyslam, final_slam, big_mouth_off
Organized By: Big Mouths
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2011

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SLAM OF ALL SLAMMERS! THE BIG MOUTH OFF  is the final contest in Boston’s second story slam season. Eighteen slams, from OCT - 2010 until April 2011, were produced by massmouth and the winning stories will be performed starting at 6PM on APRIL 26th 2011 at in the Boston Public Library’s Rabb Auditorium, Copley Square, Boston MA .


In venues from Somerville, to Roxbury  to JP and beyond,  massmouth has hosted a series of story slams where seasoned professionals and fledgling storytellers alike shared their experiences and reveal their insights on the following themes: 

"games people play”, "transported", "horrified"," service “," a Boston T Party ",“medical madness ","secrets", "holidaze", "your day in court", “somebody’s got to do it”, "love objects”, “beasts”, “ crazy exes”, "point of view", "where I'm from", “death and taxes”, "down and out”, "wysiwyg"


At each slam, ten contestants, coming from all walks of life ,told their real life stories.


The audience will listen to a writing professor, a lawyer, an after school teacher,  a real estate agent, a high school teacher, and others tell their winning stories and compete for the grand prize – a week at a medieval Tuscan townhouse.  There are more prizes for the winners chosen by the distinguished judges.  In addition there will be 1 Audience Choice winner chosen by the audience at the end of the evening. In between sets of judged stories, the audience can participate in a mini-slam of stories on the theme  - "wrong turn".

our esteemed panel of judges:

Deborah Henson Conant

Brian O'Donovan

Josna Rege

Kerry Schmidt

and our Chief Justice

Bambi Goode massmouth's prized member

Rabb Auditorium is in the new wing of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, at the Copley T stop.  We start at 6 pm sharp on April 26th. Come to a virtual marathon of storytelling!   Any one of the tellers can win the grand prize – it all comes down to the winning story.  For a marathon of stories, come experience massmouth‘s final story slam !     



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Comment by Susanne Boitano on April 19, 2011 at 10:21am

Never thought a story on deli takeout could get so far...


Comment by Norah Dooley on April 17, 2011 at 10:06pm
Comment by H.R. Britton on March 22, 2011 at 10:00am

This is going to be great!

Totally looking forward to it!

I had so much fun last year!


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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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