South Shore Story Slams ,Doyles Cafe in JP Story Slams and Workshop Schedules



South Shore Story Slams, Story Slams at Doyles in JP and upcoming workshop  Schedule
What is a story slam? 
A story slam is a live storytelling competition in the vein of poetry slams.  Storytellers have five minutes to tell a well-crafted story based on their true life experiences and a theme chosen for the event. 
The slam is judged by a panel of judges and audience choice. 
It is all done in good fun.


Andrea Lovett is co-founder of the award winning non-profit organization massmouth. She has taught and performed stories nationally and internationally. Lovett is currently a teaching artist for Young Audiences of Massachusetts.  She believes stories and storytelling help create strong, healthy and connected communities. 

2017/18 season kickoff
Next Story Slam is at Doyles Cafe 3484 Washington Street JP 9/17 7PM
Theme is Deal Breakers with guest host Robing Gilinski formerly Robin Maxfield


Doyles Season 2016/17   www.Mass-story.com Story Slam Season opens with "firsts"at Doyles Cafe


Story Slams South Shore Story Slams
October 6th weymouth Library 7PM story Slam "conceal"
October 15th 10AM Weymouth Library Storytelling Workshop
October 22nd 7PM Weymouth Library "reveal"
Ocotber 23rd The New World Tavern "Blunder"
November 4th Friday BrocktonArts"relative"
February 18th Hingham Library heartbroken 
April 4th Common Market mishaps
April 10th Workshop James Library
April 28th Story Slam James "Faux Paux"

New Mini story slam added
July 27th
Lucky Finn Cafe
Scituate 4:30-6PM
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New Doyles Season About to Begin
Doyles 3rd Sunday of the month 7PM
Sept. 18th "firsts"
October 16th "strangers"
November 20th "feast"
no Dec.
January 22nd TBA
February 19th "online dating"
March 19th TBA
April 16th TBA

SouthShore Slams Schedule... Watch for new dates coming up!
October 6th Weymouth Library 
Ocober 15th Workshop
October 20th Story Slam
October 23rd New World Tavern TBA
April 4th Common Market
April 14th The James Library
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GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM on MAY 7th 
was fantastic Fuller Craft Museum  The Best of the Best 

Andrea has been featured twice in the Boston Globe “G” pages. 
Schedule for Doyles in JP

New Schedule for Doyles 3rd Sunday of the month with the exception of December 7PM

South Shore Slams are coming together:  (more to come)
Weymouth Library October 16th
New World Tavern Oct. 23 Sunday 7PM
October 20th Weymouth Library
The Common Market 4/4 7PM
The James Library 4/14 7:30PM



South Shore Story Slams
March 12th Hingham Library 2PM The Road Less Traveled
April 1st The James Library and Center for the Arts 7PM  Funny Business 20.00
April 10th The New World Tavern Plymouth 7PM Where I'm From 10.00
April 12th The Common Market 7PM Parents  10.00
April 22nd The River South Quincy Chemistry free
May 7th The Grand Slam Story Slam Fuller Craft Museum Brockton 7PM Best of the Best 15.00 online 20.00 at door members non member at door 25.00 buy tickets here 


Sharing the Fire Story Slam April 2nd 9:15PM

Valley Voices North Hampton Mass and NEPR 
@North Hampton Brewery

February 25 Show/Stranger
March 24 Show/Money Money Money
May 19         May Slam TBA
These slams are all sold out!!!!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

How to Tell A 5min. Story Workshop

March 28th  Monday 6:15PM @Doyles Cafe Washington St. 


How to Tell A 5min. Story Workshop Description and what to expect.
Workshop length 2 hours

Come and enjoy a fun and thoughtful workshop to cultivate a story based on personal experience into a performance. Participants learn how storytelling differs from theater, stand up, or twisting balloon animals. You will explore the art of storytelling through guided sense memory, writing, performance, individual and group exercises.


Andrea Lovett is the co-founder of the award winning non-profit organization Massmouth. She has taught and performed stories nationally and internationally. Lovett is currently a teaching artist for Young Audiences of Massachusetts.  She believes stories and storytelling help create strong, healthy and connected communities. Andrea has been featured twice in the Boston Globe “G” pages and South Shore Living Magazine.


Slam Press
http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20160313/ENTERTAINMENT/160318017
  • Brave bards hold forth at first South Shore Story Slam

  • Forty people gathered Saturday at the Hingham Public Library for the first South Shore Story Slam event. More slams will be held in area towns with a Grand Slam finale May 7 at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton.

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HINGHAM – Brave bards and risque raconteurs took to the stage Saturday at the Hingham Public Library, sharing their life experiences at the first South Shore Story Slam.
“Live the story as you tell it,” Andrea Lovett of Abington, the founder of the Story Slam series, advised the 10 men and women who performed. Some 40 people filled the community room at the library.
“Being present in the story you tell is so important,” Lovett said after the event. “People are looking to connect with you as you tell it and it has to be detailed because that is what people connect to.”
The turnout was so good for this first in a series of upcoming story slams that Lovett had to choose randomly who would get to tell their story.
The oldest participant was retired South Shore Hospital surgeon James Dolphin, 90, of Hingham. Helped onto the stage, Dolphin enjoyed himself as he related a story about an early experience in his medical training when he was asked to pronounce a nun as deceased of natural cause and she surprised him with her timing.
The rules call for well crafted stories, based on true life experiences, told in five minutes or less. Poetry is not allowed. A story theme is chosen for each event and Saturday’s theme was “The Road Not Traveled Free.”
The two winners were Jann Tenenbaum of Hingham and Paul Doncaster of Weymouth. They received gift certificates and can go on to compete in the Grand Slam finale May 7 at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton. The winners of six upcoming story slams can also advance to the finale.
The Hingham slam was free; the others have $10 entrance fees.
Three seasoned storytellers -- Bart Thompson, Rebecca Sacks and Laura Lovett -- warmed up the audience with their own tales: a harrowing bus ride in Ecuador, a nude bathing surprise in Greece and an Italian wedding that left villagers with dazed expressions 
Then, with a mini workshop in between, entrants performed before the live audience and a panel of three judges: Wiesy MacMillan, Abby MacLean and Charlie Lovett, Andrea Lovett’s husband who is also a storyteller.
Those who exceeded the five minute time limit heard a jingling sound and then Andrea Lovett approached the stage to give them, as promised, “not the hook, but the hug.” 
Diane Snyder of Hingham, not quite finished with her tale of a Vermont bicycle trip, began speed talking as she saw Lovett approach and begin to hug her.
A half dozen more Story Slams will be held in the next two months. The James Library and Center for the Arts in Norwell will hold a story slam April 1 at 7:30 p.m. with the theme Funny Business.
Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain will hold the event March 19 and April 16 at 7:30 p.m. 
The Grand Slam Story Slam Best of the Best will be May 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton. 






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