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Are you a performer of story or listener, both, other? Tell us a bit about yourself...
I am a lover of story. Love to to tell.

About Joanne

Joanne has been telling stories since before she knew there was any such thing. Once she knew what she was doing, she stopped going to Confession for it, and started making money at it. (Well, just a little bit). Her stories are often amalgams of folk tales, real life, music, humor and something sticky to hold them all together. She tells for children and adult audiences alike, often simultaneously!
Joanne's CD "Lemmetellya: New Twists on Old Tales" was awarded a NAPPA Honors Award in 2008. It is available at, and it is quite good.
Joanne is the producer of the monthly "Storytelling in the Pantry" series in Rochester, NH and is the past president of LANES (The League for the Advancement of NE Storytelling;

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At 8:16pm on January 31, 2011, Norah Dooley said…

Just posted and featured you video - love the music!

At 8:31pm on January 21, 2010, Norah Dooley said…
Hey - great to "see" you here!
At 2:51pm on January 20, 2010, andrea lovett said…
Welcome Joanne, huzzar glad you could join us down heya! We invite you to tell at one of our slams


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

Started by Norah Dooley in Sample Title Jun 26, 2013.

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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