Dispatches from the Moth

2020

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 03, 2020

Moth Playlist: Stories from the Front Lines

by The Moth Staff

There has been a recent trend in New York City and around the world. People are taking a collective pause to applaud the essential workers helping us get through this challenging time. This week's playlist pays respect to the helpers. @media screen and (max-width: 600px) { #prideplaylist { width: 350px; } ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 01, 2020

(Home Schooled) Storytelling School with The Moth: Weekly Storytelling Activity #2

by Moth EDU

We’re back for our second installment of Home Schooled with The Moth. Because of social distancing in response to COVID-19, a large number of schools all around the world are closed. The Moth’s Education program is publishing a weekly storytelling activity to help parents and educators with some at-home curriculum. This week’s story is: “Pastels and Crayons” by Aleeza Kazmi Aleeza’s story was featured in our third book, Occasional Magic, you can read it here. After you’ve w...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Mar 26, 2020

Moth Playlist: Take A Laugh Break

by The Moth Staff

Mark Twain once said, "the human race has only one really effective weapon, and that is laughter." The Moth couldn't agree more, so we invite you to press pause on the chaos for a moment and enjoy our latest playlist. @media screen and (max-width: 600px) { #prideplaylist { width: 350px; } ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Mar 24, 2020

(Home Schooled) Storytelling School with The Moth: Weekly Storytelling Activity #1

by Moth EDU

Social Distancing in response to COVID-19 has schools closed all around the world. In an effort to help parents and educators with some at-home curriculum, The Moth’s Education program is publishing a weekly storytelling activity! Each Tuesday, we’ll bring you a story from The Moth’s archive with some journal prompts and reflection questions! Please feel free to share with other families, educators and other individuals looking for ways to engage their hearts and their minds. ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Mar 10, 2020

MOTHerview with storyteller Betty Reid Soskin

by Suzanne Rust

How did you know that this was the Moth story you had to tell? I was actually in Seattle sharing another Moth story, but then as I was talking with Sarah [Moth director Sarah Austin Jenness] this story came up. She thought I should tell it next, so I did. In what I think is one of the most poignant lines in your story, you say that at that point in your life you were, “involved in a grand improvisation, making up life one hour at a time.” If we are lucky, we will all get to that stage...

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