Monday, September 28, 2009

October Story Café

“Bella Notte” - Stories from the Italian Tradition
Featuring Storyteller Carolyn Martino
October 17, 2009

A beautiful night of Italian tales and personal recollections with storyteller and 2nd generation Italian. Meet a plucky Palmero princess, a Sardinian seer, a swan tenor, some distinctive Italian fairy tale, and more. Enjoy the musical rhythms and joyous logic of all that is Italian in a Bella Notte of Italian storytelling.

“The audience, whether of Italian descent or not, was laughing out loud.”
Friends Newsletter, North Providence RI Public Library

“ A beautiful night it was, too! Filled with pathos and joy and the sensibility the Italian outlook on life provides to the world. You did the Italian culture proud!” Laurie Burke, Community Services Librarian, Barrington, RI Public Library

“We were spellbound. You have a great fit and it’s a privilege to watch you use it.Buono fortuna!” Audience Member

ADULT OPEN MIC: Sign up for your ten minute turn at the mic beginning at 7:00 p.m. Share your own story, song, music, essay or poem.
TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Feature begins at 8:00 P.M.)
LOCATION: Artworks, 384 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
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 For directions:

Schedule for 2010

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