Dispatches from the Moth

Explore interviews, storytelling tips, playlists and other Mothy fun curated by our staff and community. New dispatches are posted every other Tuesday.

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Mar 02, 2016

Just Launched: The All City StorySLAM

by Inga Glodowski

To meet an increasing demand for “more Moth” from new students and alums, this past weekend we launched The Moth All City StorySLAM. By providing a unique opportunity outside of school for students to feel supported be brave and reflect on their lives and identities, it is our hope that “All City” will enable young people to come together across boroughs and backgrounds to build a more connected and compassionate New York City. Yesterday our Director of Development Inga Glodowski sat down wit...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jan 18, 2016

Introducing The Moth All City High School StorySLAM!

by Micaela Blei, Education Program Manager

High School Students:Apply for The Moth All City SLAM Team here! ROLLING APPLICATIONSWe are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We'll notify you within 4 weeks.Fall 2016 workshops start Saturday on October 8th, 2016.Shows are November 19th and 20th, 2016. What is The Moth anyway?The Moth is an international organization all about storytelling– TRUE STORIES TOLD LIVE. We have monthly shows in cities all over the country, a radio hour, and a podcast that’s downloaded over 25 million times a...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Oct 07, 2015

The Moth in Uganda

by Inga Glodowski

This past August, as a part of our work with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns and Producing Director Sarah Austin Jenness went to Uganda to work with African women writers. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Catherine and Sarah to hear about their experiences. Here’s an excerpt from our chat: Had you ever envisioned The Moth – or yourself – in Uganda? Catherine: Going to Uganda to work with The Africa...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 28, 2015

The Quality of Listening: A Teacher on Telling Moth Stories

by Mary Whittemore

I’ve never had any trouble getting students to be quiet, take notes, and look at me while I talk. Most of my literature classes are devoted group discussions in which I am more moderator than participant. Yet when I do speak, students take their cues and appear to be all ears. Being quiet and dutiful, however, is not the same as listening. Listening requires intention and offers a kind of unspoken invitation to the speaker. Listening is the result of an exchange between speaker and audience t...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 14, 2015

Diamante Ortiz: The High School GrandSLAM

by Diamante Ortiz

Hey there, my name is Diamante Ortiz and I am a senior at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn and I am a school storyteller thanks to the Moth Educational Program and I had the honor of presenting my story at the New York Public Library for the GrandSlam on June 5th, 2015. The week preparing for the GrandSlam week was utterly mind blowing. That Tuesday, I arrived to The Moth office in Soho and I met 9 other AMAZING, talented and all around terrific storytellers from all around t...

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