Dispatches from the Moth


Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Dec 20, 2013

A Night To Remember: The Inaugural High School GrandSLAM

by George Dawes Green

This past Monday, we held our first ever High School Grand Slam, featuring ten high school students from around New York City. George Dawes Green, our founder, reflects on the night. The first name called was Willa. When she approached the mike she seemed a little shy, as most high school girls would be before a microphone and a couple of hundred classmates and parents and teachers and Moth staff and Moth friends and Moth addicts. She was nervous. We were all nervous. It was the first Moth Hi...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Oct 13, 2013

Ten Thousand Stories Strong: The 2013 Members Drive

by The Moth Staff

What is your favorite Moth story? This year the 10,000th story graced our stages. Sometimes heartbreaking, at other times hilarious, each story offers insights into our lives. Collectively they form a unique record of the voices of our time. And you make this all possible. Thanks to your support we will produce 270 shows across the country this year, with millions more listeners enjoying Moth stories through our public radio show and podcast. But The Moth’s own story is ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 28, 2013

This Fall, The Moth Heads South – New SLAMs in Houston and New Orleans!

by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer

Houston and New Orleans story lovers and storytellers, heads up! The Moth StorySLAM, our open mic celebration of local stories is taking root in Texas and Louisiana. Come to listen or come to share… hopefully both! The Moth StorySLAM is a showcase for true stories from every day folks. Heroes and hell-raisers, students, grandpas, insurance agents and truck drivers–people from all corners are welcome. Ex-cons, nurses, tax lawyers, bakers, barbacks or bee keepers. Everyone is qualified ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 07, 2013

The Moth Is Now In Print… With A Special Offer!

by The Moth Staff

Dear Moth Friends, We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of the first-ever Moth book: The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hyperion) Preface by Adam Gopnik, foreward by George Dawes Green, edited and with an introduction by Catherine Burns For the first time in print, The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from our archive. The same magic you’ve witnessed on the stage, now available in our very first book. (The next best thing to having fifty cool p...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: May 07, 2013

The Moth and Tour de Fat Reunite for More Summer Hijincks!

by The Moth Staff

The Moth is true stories, told live! If you’ve just discovered our site, you can find out about us here. The Moth Presents: SWITCHING GEARS Join The Moth and Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s celebration of bicycles, beer and all manner of sustainable folly, for a day of merriment that offers music, a bicycle parade, artistic spectacles and other tantalizing creative endeavors… including a very rare, midday, broad-daylight Moth show. Come gather round! We’ll feature four stories tol...

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