Dispatches from the Moth


Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 05, 2014


by Dan Kennedy

I’ve sat around for twenty years or so waiting for my match, waiting for the person or people I’m supposed to be creating things with. They’ve probably been with me all along, wondering why I keep talking about how I’m sitting around waiting for them to show up. I’ve read so many of those thick hardcover biographies, entranced and happy to be out of my head, but sooner or later I’m tortured by the text when I realize that nobody is here collaborating with me; not a brother who gets it like nobod...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 25, 2014

The Moth Community Showcase

by Larry Rosen

The Moth Community Program brings storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to diverse groups and organizations throughout New York City. Through these workshops hundreds of marginalized teens and adults, many from underserved communities, have discovered the experience of crafting their personal stories and having them heard and appreciated by audiences from the local community and beyond. Twice a year we present The Moth Community Showcase, featuring selected stories from recent ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 11, 2014

Support The Moth Education Program

by David Mutton

Our second-ever High School GrandSLAM took place on Monday. Nine high-school-student maestros took to the stage and told stories that made us laugh and made us cry. We learned about the beauty of an abandoned building, the trials of young love, and a girl’s dreams of becoming Hasidic. It was the type of magical evening that only The Moth can conjure. We have exciting plans in the year ahead. We want to reach more students, build online teaching tools and provide the schools we serve with the ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: May 16, 2014

Zadie Smith: Moth Award Acceptance Speech

by Jemma Brown

The Moth Award is given each year at The Moth Ball in New York City to honor the world’s greatest raconteurs. This year’s recipient, Zadie Smith, accepted The Moth Award and reflected on how her own relationship to storytelling has changed over the course of her life. Watch Zadie Smith’s full acceptance speech below: ...

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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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