Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Celebrate All Year with the 2010 Story Café

Tis the season to be jolly and what could make you happier than a year filled with amazing opportunities to see some of the finest storytellers from near and far! The New Year is just around the corner so I am offering you a head start in filling up your shiny new 2010 calendars. Break out the pens and start writing, you won't want to miss a moment!

January starts us off on the right foot with
Featuring the Stand-Up Chameleon
Jackson Gillman

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Quick before those New Year’s resolutions are yesterday's news resolve to start the year with some "Hardy Laughs and Hearty Stories." Jackson Gillman of Onset, MA has stories that sparkle with energy, wit and whimsy. He has been Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center and featured at national festivals. Known for his eccentric comedy, Jackson also enjoys using the quirks and quiet in daily life for grist in his storytelling. You'll get a taste of both tonight as Jackson flashes back on the year, and life in general, regaling us with his perceptions, astute and askew. And when all is said and sung, it is apparent that there is an underlying foundation of beneficence, hope and spirit infusing all of his work.

“A zany kind of comic mutant” - Maine Public Broadcasting

“…a masterly storyteller. Compelling…” – Christian Science Monitor

“…All in all, the incredible scope of Gillman’s talents, his love of the natural world and the warmth of his relationship with the audience make an event with Jackson well worth while.” - Bar Harbor Times

Come to the city early, stroll the beautiful historic district and catch dinner at one of the local restaurants withing walking distance of Artworks. There is so much to do and see.


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 21, 2010 - Bob Reiser - Massachusetts and Clare Vadeboncoeur - Rhode Island
September 18, 2010 - Dale Jarvis - Newfoundland
October 16, 2010 - Tim Van Egmond - Massachusetts
November/December 2010 - No Story Café


ADULT OPEN MIC: Sign up for your eight minute turn at the mic beginning at 7:00 p.m. Share your own story, song, music, essay or poem. Feature begins at 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Artworks, 384 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Feature begins at 8:00 P.M.)
ADMISSION: FREE (pass the hat for the featured performer)
AUDIENCE: 18 and older
For more information email Karen Chace at  or call Artworks at(508) 984-1588

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