Monday, April 12, 2010

Put Your Story Where Your Mouth Is!

The MassMouth organization has been making great strides in bringing storytelling to new audiences throughout 2009-2010 with their amazing Story Slams. Next week, they will host the final slam of the year. You won't want to miss a word!

                SLAM OF ALL SLAMMERS
                     THE BIG MOUTH OFF

The final contest in Boston’s first story slam season, produced by massmouth and will be held. 6:00 P.M. on April 20, 2010 at in the Boston Public Library’s Rabb Auditorium, Copley Square, Boston MA.

Come hear the winners of the monthly slams plus one People’s Choice entrant compete for the grand prize – a week at a medieval Tuscan townhouse. There are more prizes for the winners chosen by the distinguished judges; including Jay O’Callahan (master storyteller), Charlie Pierce ( Boston Globe, panelist on npr's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" NPR) Brian O’Donovan ( host of a Celtic Sojourn- WGBH-FM, Josna Rege ( English professor, blogging at Tell Me Another ) and Jay Allison ("Independent journalist and producer for radio, including NPR's This I Believe") In between sets of judged stories, the audience and People’s Choice entrants will participate in a mini-slam of stories on the theme - “ the first time”.

Rabb Auditorium is in the new wing of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, at the Copley T stop. We start at 6:00 P.M. sharp on April 20th. Come to a virtual marathon of storytelling! massmouth presents a program of stories that highlight the human experience in all its darkness and light. Seasoned professionals and fledgling storytellers strut their stuff, share their experiences and reveal their insights in this epic competition of 21 finalists. Any one of them can win the grand prize – it all comes down to the winning story. So… if you ran the Boston marathon, come recharge with us! If you didn’t run April 19th and want a different kind of marathon, come experience massmouth‘s 26+ story marathon! After Slam at Kennedy’ – see for details.

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