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Doria performed this Burmese tale, inspired by a retelling by Margaret Read MacDonald, and was filmed as part of the Storytelling apprenticeship, co-led with Andrea Lovett and Norah Dooley through Citizen Schools.

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Location: South Boston Boys and Girls Club


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Comment by Vernon L. Cox on July 28, 2008 at 8:26pm
Doria I love the images of the lion and his bad breath. But most of all I like the message which of course does not stink.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Well done!
Learnin' Vernon
Comment by Doria Hughes on July 28, 2008 at 1:31pm
Here I am telling a story from Burma (retold by Margaret Read MacDonald) for a group of children at the South Boston Boys & Girls Club, Fall of 2007. I was filmed by Kenny, one of our Citizen School Apprentices from the Gavin Middle School, where Norah Dooley and Andrea Lovett and I were teaching a semester-long class on Storytelling. One of my students later re-interpreted and retold this story at First Night!


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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