Dispatches from the Moth


Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jul 11, 2016

Dispatch from St. Paul

by Jamie Goodin

The Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown St. Paul is normally used for live music, amazing french fries, and IPA-fueled revelry - at least until the Moth gets its hands on the place. On the last Wednesday of every month, the venue is transformed into a space of storytelling, connection, and powerful relatability. The Moth is famed for inducing this kind of metamorphosis. People come from all over the Twin Cities for the night of stories, the brief respite from daily routine. Since beginning to ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jan 18, 2016

Introducing The Moth All City High School StorySLAM!

by Micaela Blei, Education Program Manager

High School Students:Apply for The Moth All City SLAM Team here! ROLLING APPLICATIONSWe are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We'll notify you within 4 weeks.Fall 2016 workshops start Saturday on October 8th, 2016.Shows are November 19th and 20th, 2016. What is The Moth anyway?The Moth is an international organization all about storytelling– TRUE STORIES TOLD LIVE. We have monthly shows in cities all over the country, a radio hour, and a podcast that’s downloaded over 25 million times a...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jul 16, 2015

GrandSLAM Trophy Design Contest!

by The Moth

Put your creative brain to the test: design The Moth’s first-ever GrandSLAM trophy! Are you skilled in vector design or eager to try a new challenge? Send us your vision for what the Moth GrandSLAM trophy should look like. Our favorite design will receive an honorarium of $200, their work will be featured on our website and their name will be printed on trophies given out to all the 2015 international GrandSLAM winners. The Details: We are looking for des...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Mar 05, 2015

Encore: David Carr at The Moth StorySLAM, May 9, 2006

by Joshua Wolf Shenk

I met David Carr when he came to D.C. in the mid-1990s to edit Washington City Paper. He always struck me—a journalist 15 years younger—as part mentor and part co-conspirator. He had an earnest edge—D.C. was all about earnest—but with that slight turn of the lip that let you know he was a rascal. At lunch one day Carr told me his ambitions to be a staff writer at a big-time outfit. “I want to be talent,” he said. And that he motherfucking was...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Mar 12, 2014

The Moth Flutters To Vermont

by The Moth Staff

Storytellers, we’re making our way north! We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be starting a new StorySLAM series in Vermont. The Moth StorySLAM is where everyday folks tell their stories. Heroes and hooligans, grandpas and undergrads, teachers, truck drivers, doctors or dog walkers… the people of Vermont! The Vermont Moth StorySLAM will launch on Tuesday, March 18th at The Skinny Pancake and will continue throughout the season with support from VPR. The theme will be FIRSTS. ...

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