Norah LaToscaSalta Dooley , Brookline MA
Norah Dooley is a storyteller, critically acclaimed children’ s author and educator , a co-founder of and Greater Boston story slams.
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May 16, 2010 - 10:38pm The police in some states want to make this kind of footage ( above) "illegal" claiming that it "endangers" officers. Boston Police Charge Those Who Videotape Arrests as “Wire Tappers” By Dave Wieneke on Feb 22, 2010 in Featured, Free speech / censorship, Irony, Video photo_not_crime This week the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Boston Police Department for using “wiretapping” laws to prevent citizens from taking video footage of police arrests. Some would naively think such laws were passed to protect the people from the authorities, not vice versa. (details in Following Training? Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll rejected the notion that police are abusing the law to block citizen oversight, saying the department trains officers about the wiretap law. “If an individual is inappropriately interfering with an arrest that could cause harm to an officer or another individual, an officer’s primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of the situation,’’ she said. Boston Globe A near identical pattern emerged when Jon Surmacz, 34, a webmaster at Boston University, filmed BPD officers breaking up a holiday party in December 2008. Police arrested Surmacz... read more
May 16, 2010 - 10:18pm A calm and articulate teenager explains why he walked out of school and how the police reacted. Shades of the 'bad old days' documented in Cleveland, OHIO. read more
May 14, 2010 - 4:53pm Listen to this episode And read more
May 14, 2010 - 4:28pm All Star Slam MAY 24th - 6:30 to 8:00PM Cambridge Public Library A concert of 12 personal stories told to win a chance to be the massmouth representative at the National Story Slam, Windy City National Story Slam in Chicago - JUNE 13th 2010 Sunday afternoon at Printers Row massmouth has just been invited to send a rep the national event. We've created a venue to showcase 12 storytellers will contend for that spot on MONDAY night, MAY 24th at the beautiful new Lecture Hall at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway in Cambridge Contestants will tell a story on any theme 5 minutes (+30 seconds grace) and the audience will decide the winner with written ballots. The lucky winning contestant will receive $240 towards round trip air fare and free hotel in Chicago for the National Story Slam. Participants must be able to attend these two events, will be responsible for their travel arrangements and all additional expenses.The winner will be may asked to represent massmouth in other capacities as well Important - Deadline: we need a quorum of 12 contestants by MAY 18th at which time we will close entries, which... read more
April 30, 2010 - 4:38pm On April 20th, 2010 at the Big Mouth Off in Boston MA Chris Osborne, Cambridge resident, won the Audience Choice winner for his story " The Neighbor". This is the second time Chris has won the Audience Choice honors. Chris won at Ryles for his enrty in "errors of eros" recently aired on cctv. Way to go Chris, congratulations! To see the entire night of stories including Chris' entire performance order your DVD now... THE BIG MOUTH OFF was the final contest in Bostons first story slam season, produced by massmouth and will be held at 6PM on APRIL 20th 2010 at in the Boston Public Librarys Rabb Auditorium, Copley Square, Boston MA .massmouth has hosted an exciting series of story slams on the following themes: scared to death, dining disasters, its my job, so embarrassing, its relative, errors of eros, love and lies, outrageous, and in like a lion. In each slam ten contestants told real life stories and two winners became finalists. THE BIG MOUTH OFF was the final contest in Bostons first story slam season, produced by massmouth and will be held at 6PM on APRIL 20th 2010 at in the Boston Public Librarys Rabb Auditorium, Copley Square, Boston MA .massmouth... read more
April 30, 2010 - 4:28pm New prize category: Storytelling 2.0 Prize at the Big Mouth Off At the request of an anonymous donor, the Big Mouths were asked to create a new category of award for the Big Mouth Off and choose a winner for that award. This new award supports massmouth's mission to "...renew the timeless art of storytelling in Massachusetts by building audience while engaging a new generation of tellers..." In response to this request, we created a Big Mouth's Storytelling 2.0 Prize category and our donor has offered a cash prize for the contestant. We also solicited another prize from We are happy to announce the winner of the 2010, Big Mouth's Storytelling 2.0 Prize Award ~ the winner is Paul Hlebowitsh (above) for his story "Chocolate Milk" The prize is $100 in cash and, the New England's longest running storytelling organization, has contributed a one day free conference registration to the New England Storytelling Conference ~ aka Sharing The Fire, 2011. to see the entire performance order your DVD now... read more
April 23, 2010 - 4:00pm Great stories and a fabulous audience attended the Big Mouth Off on April 20 2010. read more
April 16, 2010 - 3:31pm Stories from the Cambridge Story Slams and the 6 slams in Boston will be featured as the winners from the local slams compete for season winner and a grand prize - one week in a town house in Tuscany. Free and open to the public. read more
April 9, 2010 - 4:48pm new cctv member, Mary Muthoni made her first movie today. We used a zip camera and she learned a bit about editing. Very fun. She is such an avid learner - I wish some of the western educated people who whine about using computers would take a page from her book. "This is the first time I have seen a computer," said Mary. In just 4 weeks she has been learning to navigate email, take and send pix back home and now we are going to make some videos together. The keyboard and English spelling are all big challenges for her but she just plugs along. She tries new things and wants me to make more "films " with her. makes it all happen. cctv = the best! read more
April 2, 2010 - 5:34pm above: Charlot Lucien as Toussaint L'Overture a play written by Michael Anderson preformed by the Lucien family with Tony Toledo,Joanne Piazzi and Judith Black, massmouth and LANES storytellers on on March 27th 2010 BENEFIT CONCERT RAISES MONEY FOR HAITI... On Saturday, March 27 at 7 pm the storytelling community of New England, under the auspices of Massmouth and the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES) presented an extravaganza of storytelling, dance, and music hosted most generously at the Arlington Street Unitarian Universalist Church in Boston. The suggested donation was $20 and all proceeds went to Partners in Health and Eritaj, a Haitian foundation supporting local ties to Haiti. Audience members choose which organization to donate to at the door. These combined efforts raised $2,350 dollars. Local storytellers performed Haitian stories to help celebrate Haitian culture in all its glory. Haitian born performer and artist Charlot Lucien headed up the bill and performed Haitian folktales and riddles accompanied by his two children, Malaika and Sebastien. Lucien cousins Sarah, Samantha, Gaethan, Izzy, and Sophy joined the other children to mime and... read more