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Tony Toledo
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  • Beverly, MA
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Tony Toledo has been telling stories to pay the rent since 1990. From The Coffin Elementary School in Marblehead to a one room library in Post Mills, Vermont, Tony Toledo's voice brings you into the tale, makes you jump and makes you laugh. Tony Toledo grew up surrounded by soybeans, wheat and pinochle on his parents farm on Glenburg Road in Defiance, Ohio. In eighth grade he got an award for his penmanship. His hand writing has been all down hill since then. He graduated from Tinora High School last century in 1975. He ran away to the Army after High School. He was shocked that in the army he needed to wake up at 5 AM. They kept cutting his hair. These days he has 20 people who have had a few beers give him a haircut twice a year. Since 1990 he has been telling stories to pay the rent. He travels around New England sharing tales at elementary schools, libraries and festivals. He and his wife KR live on a massive one tenth of an acre estate in Beverly, Massachusetts with just enough room for her basil, his books and their Corn Museum. Tony is 52 years old but reads at a 63 year old level.

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At 10:57am on October 11, 2012, Carol Wintle said…

I'd love it if you could attend my workshop on December 1, 2012. Belmont, MA.

On the Wings of Imagination: Storytelling for your own Well Being.

At 9:33pm on October 20, 2011, andrea lovett said…
Hi Tony, If you're around we'd love you to come to our fundraiser on Saturday. Try out your costume. Judith is telling spine tingling tales .
At 5:12pm on December 10, 2010, Alicia Quintano said…

if he writes to me I won't mention the Robert Ingersoll competition but I WILL tell him you're a very nice guy

At 12:04am on April 22, 2010, Andrew Potter said…
Thanks, T;
I hope, (plan) to make it to your Lynn gig, Speak Out, soon.
Maybe even next week.
'til then, or whenever,
At 9:56pm on October 6, 2008, andrea lovett said…
well my friend so glad you came on, your event looks good ,nice picture! Andrea
At 9:02pm on October 6, 2008, Norah Dooley said…
Tony the T!
Great that you are here - How 'bout your better hlf - Will she join too?
I am buried alive in work!
coffee break is over, back on my head !



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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