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Story Slam RYles Jazz CLub

Errors of Eros is the theme for the upcoming slam at Ryles 1/14 doors open at 3:45pm to sign up. This will be the second slam in a series of 4 in Cambridge. Love is in the air don't miss the chance to tell your love story, break up, hang up , love of a parent or not, misguided, or otherwise story......

Added by andrea lovett on February 8, 2010 at 8:56am — No Comments

WInner of Audience Choice 1/31 Slam

Jess Sutich won - congrats Jess as Audience Choice for the "It's Relative Slam"

" Wait, does this mean if I bring loads of your friends to the next slam and I get to tell that I could win this way?"

Um, yeah. That is exactly what this means.

Ralph Chadis

Mike Cohen

Dana Jay Bein

Joan Cousins

Jess Sutich

were all write-ins for Audience Choice

we would like to announce that

massmouth will tithe over 10% of door… Continue

Added by andrea lovett on February 1, 2010 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Story Slam in Cambridge Enormous Room 1/31

What a Story Slam at the Enormous Room in Cambridge last night! We had to turn 20 people away,(no room). The room was packed. Doria Hughes and Will Luera shared "relative" stories. Will left us with a quiet and reflective story on the way out. Perfect! 2 brand new tellers one(new to storytelling) Amelia and Ilene.Video to show up within a few days. Reporters were present and we will be looking for the article and pictures upcoming. 85 % of the audience were new to storytelling. thank you to… Continue

Added by andrea lovett on February 1, 2010 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Roundtable Discussion Notes


Lani Peterson,Kate Carney,Diane Edgecomb,Leeny DelSeamond,Karen Chace,Doug Lipman,Stu Mendleson,Doria Hughes,Carol Burns,Norah Dooley,John Porcino,Merrill Kholhofer,Susan Lenoe,Rona Levanthal,Jo Radner,Mei Lin,Laura Packer,Norah Dooley,Andrea Lovett

Greetings from massmouth!! Thank you to everyone who came to our roundtable discussion, (Twas really fun and productive) "The State of Storytelling in Mass and Greater Boston".

Todays meeting was a success in that we… Continue

Added by andrea lovett on January 17, 2010 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Article of How to Not Judge

The Moth’s Story Slam or: How Not to Judge

By Queequeg

June 2nd, 2009 @ 9:35 AM Commentary, East Side, Events, West Side

800px-tragic_life_storiesOne of the worst things I did in college and post-college was go to poetry slams. They sound so great in theory, but the reality is, the ones I went to completely failed to build and strengthen community (which I thought they were supposed to actually do). Instead, these slams were self-affirming forums to bolster rather… Continue

Added by andrea lovett on October 28, 2009 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Important Legislation!

"Disaster/Emergency Aid for Massachusetts Artists working in all disciplines.

This fund will be used to help artists who have had a health care emergency

(i.e. could not pay their medical bills or medical insurance) as well as to help

those artists who suffered other types of emergencies (fires, floods, theft).

Oct 5th is a hearing by the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development-

the Emergency Disaster Aid Bill for Artists is going to be heard… Continue

Added by andrea lovett on September 25, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

I have been telling stories all my life but professionally since 1992. Arts Positions of the 2008 Presidential Candidates Sen. Barack Obama Democratic Nominee Sen. Jo…

I have been telling stories all my life but professionally since 1992.

Arts Positions of the 2008 Presidential Candidates

Sen. Barack Obama

Democratic Nominee

Sen. John McCain

Republican Nominee

Campaign has met with Americans for the Arts Action Fund to discuss policy issues.


Meeting held 4/1/08


Meeting held 4/1/08

Campaign has published policy proposals on the arts… Continue

Added by andrea lovett on September 22, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments


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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What is a story slam? Get the FAQs! 9 Replies

Started by Norah Dooley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tamara Safford Feb 4, 2014.

Press Clippings 2012-2013 - Links and as a Pdf

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Storytelling is front page news in Boston...12/22/12 2 Replies

Started by Norah Dooley in Sample Title. Last reply by Brendyn Schneider Dec 23, 2012.

Grand Slam Story Slam Fuller Craft Museum May 7th

The South Shore story Slams presents The GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM MAY 5TH @The Company Theater 6:30PM the winners of Doyles and SS Story Slam Season compete for Maine Getaway valued at  $1,000. Get your tickets before they are gone $25.00 in advance $20.00 members at door $30.00 non members 



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