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WED nights=Speak UP! Spoken Word Open Mic

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WED nights=Speak UP! Spoken Word Open Mic

Time: March 2, 2011 at 6pm to May 25, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Walnut Street Coffee Cafe
Street: 157 Walnut Street
City/Town: Lynn, MA 01901
Event Type: open_mic
Organized By: Tony Toledo
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2011

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Speak UP! Spoken Word Open Mic meets every Wednesday at the Walnut Street Coffee Cafe.

Sign up  starts at 7 PM with the actual talking kicking off at 7:30 PM.  The Featured Performer for the evening goes on at 8:30.  Folks are invited to share a poem they have written, one they love, tell a story, read a memoir, talk about your week, talk about what pisses you off, share who you love, cuss up a storm or blow kisses at the crowd- Speak UP! is a Free Speech Zone. We have a three obscenity minimum.  Say what you have to say-in five minutes of course.Tony Toledo, SPEAK UP! EMCEE Coin giver 978-921-GOAT(4628)

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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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