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Upcoming Story Cafe Events Through 2010

I am very excited! We now have the schedule for the Story Cafe at ArtWorks in New Bedford, MA complete through 2010! This is a fabulous line-up, talent galore from around New England to Newfoundland, Germany and back again. In June and September, you get two featured tellers in one evening! What's not to love?

September 26, 2009 - Simon Brooks - New Hampshire
October 17, 2009 - Carolyn Martino - Rhode Island
November 7, 2009 - Michael Anderson - Massachusetts - This will not be a regular Story Cafe, but a special event at ArtWorks. Tickets required.
December 2009 - No Story Cafe
January 2, 2010 - Jackson Gillman - Massachusetts
February 13, 2010 - Leeny Del Seamonds - Massachusetts
March 6, 2010 - Marni Gillard - New York
April 10, 2010 - Michael Parent – Maine - This will be a fundraiser for ArtWorks/Story Cafe thanks to Michael's generosity. Tickets required
May 15, 2010 - Joanne Piazzi - New Hampshire
June 26, 2010 - Eshu Bumpus and Motoko - Massachusetts
July 24, 2010 - Katie Green - Massachusetts
August 28, 2010 - Bob Reiser - Massachusetts and Clare Vadeboncoeur - Rhode Island
September 18, 2010 - Dale Jarvis - Newfoundland
October 16, 2010 - Richard Martin - England/Germany
November/December 2010 - No Story Cafe

You can even sign up for your own ten minute turn at the mic and share a song, story, some music or poetry.

TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Open mic from 7:00 - 7:45. Feature begins at 8:00 P.M.)
LOCATION: Artworks, 384 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
ADMISSION: FREE (Pass the hat for the featured performer except for November 2009 and April 2010: Tickets required for both of these events.)
AUDIENCE: 18 and older
Come early and explore downtown or enjoy dinner before the show. For information on historic New Bedford go to:

Get those calendars out so you can join us for one or more; it would be grand to see and hear you. Questions? Email me at

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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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