massmouth Story Slams resume Season 2 Save the dates for the best night out in Boston!
Slam season Opens at Kennedys on MONDAY OCT 4th If you have a life, you have a story. Bring it.
This month Bill Littlefield hosts along side one of the massmouth storytellers. From tennis to trash talking; from baseball to backstabbing - all human beings play games.
Win, lose or draw -bat,ball or special shoes - if you've played a game, there is a story. Bring it.
There’s the sports world and there’s the rest of the world; NPR® and Bill Littlefield brings them together on Only A Game.
An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Bill wrote his first commentary for WBUR in 1984, and shortly thereafter his work began airing on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” where, for a few years, he hit second in a line-up that included Red Barber and Frank Deford. A graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Bill continues to teach one course each semester at Curry College, where he also serves as writer-in-residence. Bill’s most recent book is “Only A Game.” He refuses to say where he got the title.
$10 entry includes a drink.
massmouth and Kennedy’s offer a $50 gift certificate and a t-shirt for the winner of each monthly slam. On April 26, 2011 all the finalists will gather for a BIG MOUT HOFF story slam at Rabb Hall at Copley Square Library. massmouth will award the winners of this contest fabulous prizes.
Do you wonder if you have a story to share? Would you like a free 5 minute consult on your story?
EMAIL us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us you are calling in a story. In subject line please put your name and story title or theme. Then include your name and telephone # and best time to call back in text of email for a free 5 minute story consult. Also mention theme of slam and your info. DO NOT SEND text of story.
CALL massmouth's new phone line # 617-922-0032 for consult - leave 2-3 minutes of your story an YOUR NAME and the THEME or slam you are calling about. Put the rest of the info or Qs in the email to save room for your story on the recording.
Real stories and 5 minutes - 5 minutes means...5 minutes. You loose points if you use the 60 second grace period to wind up. Real stories have a beginning, middle and end and a point. You are clear about why the story is important to you and why you want to tell it. People are expecting real life adventures. No retelling of literary works and if we discover that you have pirated someone's story - you will be disqualified from all competition and prizes. (copyright laws apply, besides, this it is storytelling NOT recitation). No poetry unless the poem is original,5 minutes long, and tells your personal story.
After sold out, SRO opening season massmouth‘s series continues this year with 6 slams at Kennedy’s Midtown, 42 Province Street, a short walk from Park Street T stop. Seating starts at 6:30pm. Stories begin at 7pm. If you have a five minute story on the theme bring it and drop your name in the box. Ten lucky tellers will be drawn at random to tell and be judged. Other audience members can join in on judging teams or just listen and enjoy a night of stories. Like poetry slams and the well known Moth story slams in NYC, there will be 3 teams of 3 judges and massmouth awards the top two stories. Listeners will be engaged in story improv games between each 5 minute feature.
Other massmouth story slams in the fall season include:
SUN OCT 17 Bella Luna in JP "getting there"
TUE OCT 26 Johnny D's Somerville, Davis Square "horrified" cohost: Jim Infantino
MON NOV 8 Kennedy's Midtown "service!" cohost: Pactrick Maguire
TUE NOV 16 The Precinct in Somerville, Union Square "a Boston T Party"
SUN NOV 21 Bella Luna in JP at the Brewery "medical madness