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Massmouth is a Boston-based non-profit organization that promotes the timeless art of storytelling. Since our founding in 2009, Massmouth has changed the way Greater Boston and the surrounding communities tell and listen to stories. Massmouth organizes storytelling events throughout Greater Boston and surrounding communities, including competitive slams, monthly special features, and custom events. The organization also provides coaching and storytelling workshops for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals. 

Child's Play Story Slam at CIC ArtWeek


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Child's Play Story Slam at CIC ArtWeek

  • CIC, Havana Event Space, 5th Floor 1 Broadway Cambridge, MA, 02142 United States (map)

They say "child's play" is easy. But how about epic adventures, sibling rivalries, or games that spin out of control? Or a task you thought would be "child's play," and oh, so wasn't? Come tell your own best 5-minute true story of playful pandemonium at our "Child's Play" story slam at CIC ArtWeek. The audience choice winner will go home with a $100 gift card from local restaurant Glass House!

CIC, a world-renowned startup incubator in Kendall Square, is hosting the slam in collaboration with Massmouth as part of ArtWeek Boston. Doors open at 5pm for FREE food and drink and an hour to mingle. The story slam starts at 6pm. We will also be celebrating local independent fiction publication, The Cantabrigian Magazine, with a reading from the next issue. It'll be a great mash-up of business and tech innovators, storytellers, and literary mavens – in short, an evening of people who play.

CIC Cambridge has generously underwritten the event so that the public can attend for free. Space is limited, though, so be sure to RSVP to claim your seat!

To access the 5th floor event space, please bring a valid ID to show to first-floor security and tell them you are attending the show. 

What is a story slam?
A story slam is a storytelling event where audience members become the tellers! Anyone can throw their name in the hat for the chance to tell a 5-minute true story from their lives on the evening's theme: Child's Play. A team of five volunteer judges will evaluate the stories and the night's top-scorer wins a prize.