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Dispatches from the Moth

2012

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 08, 2012

The Moth StorySLAM Launches in Four New Cities!

by The Moth Staff

Live audiences, get ready! Storytellers pull up your boot straps! The Moth StorySLAM is putting down roots in four new cities this fall. In September, Boston, Milwaukee and Seattle will launch monthly StorySLAMs. Potential storytellers take note: the theme will be NERVE so there is time for you to dare yourself into a juicy, story-generating situation. Make haste! And please don’t break any laws! Portland, Oregon hops on board on October 1 with the theme CHEMISTRY. Put on your ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 13, 2012

The Moth and Tour de Fat join forces for a special storytelling event!

by The Moth Staff

Life in the Bike Lane: Stories of People-Powered Exploits & Adventures What’s happening? Join The Moth and Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s celebration of bicycles, beer and all manner of sustainable folly. Submit YOUR story for a chance to be a part of The Moth’s special Tour De Fat show. We’ll feature four stories from beloved Moth storytellers brought from headquarters and four local stories told by…maybe you? See below for how and...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 07, 2012

Celebrating 15 Years of The Moth

by The Moth Staff

On June 7th, 1997, George Dawes Green invited a small group of people to his home in New York City for the first Moth night. Pegi Vail, a founding member of The Moth’s board, remembers below: I’ll never forget when my friend George Green said to me, “I have this idea I want to tell you about and I want you to do this with me” at our mutual friend Roland Legiardi-Laura’s loft during one of Roland’s regular ‘Salons’ in 1995 or ’96. As I would later write in many appeal letters over the next cou...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: May 16, 2012

Jay Allison on “The Rise of Stories Out Loud”

by The Moth Staff

We were absolutely thrilled to be included in this year’s NarrativeArc conference at Boston University. The conference “celebrates and explores narrative journalism, a powerful, unfettered, public but individually voiced genre, as it expands into many digital media.” Radio legend and The Moth Radio Hour‘s producer Jay Allison delivered the conference’s keynote “The Moth & Friends: The Rise of Stories Out Loud” about the importance of oral storytelling in an increasingly digital world. “I have...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 09, 2012

The Moth Remembers Katherine Russell Rich

by The Moth Staff

Judy Stone, a dear friend of Katherine and long-time member of The Moth community, writes: Our much-loved, deeply admired friend Kathy Rich died last week, nearly two decades after her doctor said she had a year left, two at most. You might say she was living on borrowed time – except that Kathy didn’t borrow time; she owned it, planting her flag firmly and ruling that span of seasons fiercely, wisely, hilariously, benevolently, and beautifully. Hearing of Kathy’s passing, ...

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