Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling at Amazing Things Arts Center. We bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? Sign up Amazing Things or fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a four- to five-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.
February Theme: “MOTHER KNOWS BEST”
How many times has your mother saved you from distress, pain, embarrassment, or failure (or caused any of the above)? Can you remember a time when you wished you had listened to your mother, or which you hadn't? Now that you are a parent, do you find yourself “being” your mother? With Mother's Day just a week away, perhaps one of our stories will spark a loving memory.
Wes Hazard has been named as one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. A writer and storyteller as well as comedian, Wes brings wit, energy and honesty to the stage, qualities that have made him a regular performer in Boston venues as well as at The Boston Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Wes is a multiple-time winner on The Moth StorySLAM stage and he’s appeared as a guest on the “Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!” podcast and “The Story Collider” podcast. His debut humor book Questions For Terrible People was published by Simon & Schuster in 2016, and in 2017 he was awarded a New England Emmy for his hosting work on CBS Boston’s “The Secret Worlds of Boston Comic Con.” He currently co-hosts the nationally syndicated storytelling television program “Stories from the Stage,” a collaboration between WGBH WORLD Channel, and Boston’s Massmouth storytelling organization.
Mark is a computer programmer who lives in Littleton. He got into public story telling because he ran out of stories his wife hadn’t heard before.
Norah Dooley is a storyteller, critically acclaimed children’s author, and educator who performs in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences, and specializes in teaching people of all ages how important their stories are. For the past 18 summers, she has told stories to thousands of children through ReadBoston.org. She is the founder of StoriesLive.org, and a co-founder of massmouth.org and the “Boston Story Slam” series. She teaches storytelling at Lesley, Tufts, and Suffolk Universities. Internationally, she has lectured teachers of English and graduate students in Japan on the role of storytelling in language acquisition, and in Arsuha Secondary schools in Tanzania as part of the African Storytelling initiative of http://www.worlded.org.
Doors open at 6pm. Storytelling begins at 6:30pm and ends at approximately 8:00pm with one intermission.
The Amazing Things snack bar will be open before and throughout the event including service of beer and wine.
Would you like to tell YOUR story in Framingham or another location? Fill out our form here. We welcome those as young as 13 and there is no age limit!
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Watch Fugitive Stories Online
Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017
Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.