Dispatches from the Moth

2017

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jul 10, 2017

Moth Summer Interns: Announcing the Alumni Podcast!

by Quyn Israel, Mmachi Dimoriaku, Brie Mann-Hernandez, Jamila Jahangir, and Dan Dobro

In Summer 2017, Moth EDU Brought on us five interns to help produce the High School GrandSLAM, assist with running the first ever Moth Teacher Institute, and create something new that would be a lasting asset to The Moth’s education program through its alumni. After some brainstorming, we decided to document an oral history of New York City, by reaching out into our neighborhoods to those storytellers whose stories might not have been heard live on the Moth stage. Although our time at The Moth ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 30, 2017

Joyce McMillan's Story

by The Moth Staff

Last month, Joyce McMillan worked with Moth teaching artists to craft a personal story about her experience regaining custody of her daughter. Spring Intern Lindsay Skedgell heard her story, and met up with Joyce to learn more about her work and perspective on storytelling. Here is what she learned. The mission of the Moth Justice Project is to share stories from those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Joyce's story focuses on her experience with the Child Welfare System du...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Feb 02, 2017

Storytelling and The Power of Meaning

by The Moth Staff

What makes life meaningful for you? Writer Emily Esfahani Smith has dedicated her latest book to answering that question, and an entire chapter to the role of storytelling. She interviewed our Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, to learn about the story crafting process. Emily's book The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters is available on Amazon. We highly recommend it! Learn more about her work at http://emilyesfahanismith.com/, and read an excerpt from the...

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