"Sugar & Spice" Story Slam Rings in the Holidays
December 7, 2016 – Storytelling is as integral to family gatherings as awkward politics. So why not get a jumpstart on the holiday season by sharing stories – minus the debates – with strangers instead?
On Tuesday, December 13th, Massmouth will hold a story slam on the theme "Sugar & Spice" at Trident Booksellers & Café in Boston's Back Bay. Audience members are invited to put their names in the hat to tell a true 5-minute story on their interpretation of the theme. Stories could run the gamut from the gastro-inspired to the abstractly sweet and spicy.
The night's featured teller is Jeanne Dasaro, founder of Wonder Women of Boston, a network of ambitious area females made of much more than "sugar and spice and everything nice." A storyteller in multiple media, Dasaro has been featured in The Boston Globe, O, Oprah Magazine, Boston Magazine, and Boston.com, among many outlets. As a videographer, she has collected invaluable stories of Boston's North End in the North End Stories project.
As with all Massmouth story slams, storytellers will be picked from the hat at random and scored by a panel of judges. The judges' top two picks and an audience-voted favorite will advance to the semi-finals round for a chance to compete at the Big Mouth Off, Boston's storytelling finals competition.
Dinner and drinks will be available at the show. To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massmouth-sugar-spice-slam-trident-tickets-28116172228
WHAT: "Sugar & Spice" Story Slam
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6pm.
WHERE: Trident Booksellers & Café, 338 Newbury St.
COST: $10 online or at the door
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Massmouth is non-profit organization that promotes the timeless art of storytelling in Massachusetts. Its community partners include WGBH, Club Passim, Trident Booksellers Emerson University and The City of Boston. It has won regional and national awards and grants to produce events and introduce storytelling into local school curriculums. Learn more about Massmouth at www.massmouth.org.