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Twentieth Anniversary

Since 1997 we've been collecting and sharing stories. Now we're taking a moment to pause and look back, from a whiskey-fueled dream in Georgia... to the storytelling movement of today. 

We honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience, with 25,000 stories to date, shared live and without notes.

Join us at one or more of our special 20th Anniversary shows and keep the party going all year long!  Explore our history and brush up on Moth trivia on our new multimedia timeline.  


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June 6 | The Moth Ball: The best party of the year! This year's Moth Ball will be held on the anniversary of our very first Moth storytelling show in 1997.

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June 6 | 20th Anniversary Moth Radio Hour: In this special twentieth anniversary hour, a look back at special stories and moments throughout The Moth’s 20 years. The inventor of the Baby Calzone runs into trouble with the mob. A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex. And a pragmatic idealist learns to listen deeply. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. 

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June 15 | The Moth High School GrandSLAM: Fish Out of Water. Ten all-star student storytellers from the spring 2017 Moth High School and All City StorySLAMs tell talesof being out of their element. Tickets by reservation only. 

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July 13 | The Moth Community Program: All-Star Showcase. The Moth has been teaching the art and craft of storytelling in communities throughout New York City and beyond since 1999. Enjoy stories from six of our most memorable graduates from over the years. To reserve a ticket, please email

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September 7 | The Moth StorySLAM Anniversary: Prospect Park Alliance and The Moth present a special Moth StorySLAM in celebration of the Park’s 150th Anniversary and The Moth’s 20th. Tickets on sale to Moth Members August 23rd, and to the general public on August 31st.

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November 8 | The Moth Members’ Show: Live at Lincoln Center Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Join us for a special thank you to all of our supporters and enjoy new stories from some of our favorite Moth raconteurs. Moth members at the $150 level and above receive complimentary tickets to this show!

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Celebrate with us by sharing a special moth memory: your favorite story, where you were when you first tuned in, the story you always send to friends using #20YearsOfStories.