Grand Slam Story Slam: Best of the South Shore Storytellers FinalsSaturday, May 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Slam Story Slam: Best of the South Shore Storytellers Finals
Please purchase your tickets at the front desk. Seating is limited.
Join us for moth-style Storytelling at its best. The regional finalists square off with winning stories. Our host is Andrea Lovett, co-founder of Massmouth, who has begun a new story slam series South Shore Story Slams. A Story Slam is a live storytelling competition in the vein of poetry slams organized by The Moth and/or Massmouth, a nonprofit literary society from New York and Massachusetts, since 2001. Storytellers (slammers) have 5 minutes each to tell a well crafted story, based on their true life experience and a theme chosen for the event.
The Grand Prize is a Maine Getaway donated by “Stories in the Streets”
Enjoy musical interludes by the Hingham Woodwind Quartet
Our Guest Judges include: Arne Danielson, Brockton Arts, Charlot Lucien, poet, artist, storyteller, and more.
Food provided by Tasteful Adventures.
$15 advance tickets (by April 27) and students; $20 ($25 Nonmembers) Cash bar and comfort food. Please purrchase your tickets at the front desk.
followed by the Yoron Israel Quartet CD Release Party, 9:00 – 10:00 pm
Hingham Woodwind Quintet
The Hingham Woodwind Quintet (HWQ) has a long tradition of providing a venue for local amateur musicians to play and perform chamber music. The group was founded in 1973 by two Hingham residents and amateur musicians, Dr. Richard Norton and Eric Oddleifson. During Oddleifson’s many years with the HWQ, he combined his love of performance with a desire to see the repertoire for wind quintet expanded. Part of his legacy was the commissioning of several new works for woodwind quintet, including Mark Koval’s Sextet for Woodwinds and Piano in 2011, Jeff Manookian’s Quintet in 2007 and Sarah Meneely-Kyder’s Reflections in 2004. The current members of the quintet have played together for many years, occasionally collaborating in different configurations – quartet, trio or duet.
The artKitchen Café Performance Series is funded in part by the following cultural councils: Abington, Attleboro, Bridgewater, Brockton, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxborough, Hanson, Mansfield, Middleborough, Norton, Pembroke, Plympton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Westwood, and Whitman. These local agencies support the arts with funding provided by Massachusetts Cultural Council. We are grateful for their support.