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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jan 06, 2014

Expansion! More Moth SLAMs in 2014

by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer

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Happy 2014, storytellers! We’re so happy to see a new StorySLAM take root and some older ones fully blossom.

First, we’re VERY excited to announce that we’ll be starting a brand new StorySLAM in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. The Moth StorySLAM is a showcase for true stories from everyday folks. Heroes and hell-raisers, students, grandpas, insurance agents and truck drivers–people from all corners are welcome. Philly has a thriving storytelling scene and we can’t wait to join in the fun.

The Philadelphia Moth StorySLAM will launch on Tuesday, January 21st at World Cafe Live and will continue through this season with support from WXPN. The theme will be FIRSTS.

Meanwhile, Boston, Milwaukee, Portland and Seattle are gearing up for their inaugural GrandSLAM championships. The GrandSLAMs features 10 winners of previous SLAMs with brand new stories. It’s the best raconteurs each city has to offer battling for storytelling supremacy – what more could you want?

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Photo by Mario Almanza.

Of course, none of these shows would have been possible without the support of our media sponsors. Special thanks to WXPN(Philadelphia), PRX The Public Radio Exchange and WBUR (Boston), Wisconsin Public Radio (Milwaukee), OPBLiterary Artsand Backfence PDX (Portland), and KUOW (Seattle) for helping to give The Moth StorySLAM a permanent home in your communities and for playing The Moth Radio Hour on their airwaves!

Don’t forget to check our events page for all upcoming shows and themes. While you’re getting ready, brush up on our rules and check out on our storytelling tips. And don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr for all the latest Moth news.

Good luck!

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