Dispatches from the Moth

Explore interviews, storytelling tips, playlists and other Mothy fun curated by our staff and community.

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

Expansion! More Moth SLAMs in 2014

by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer

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...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Dec 20, 2013

A Night To Remember: The Inaugural High School GrandSLAM

by George Dawes Green

This past Monday, we held our first ever High School Grand Slam, featuring ten high school students from around New York City. George Dawes Green, our founder, reflects on the night. The first name called was Willa. When she approached the mike she seemed a little shy, as most high school girls would be before a microphone and a couple of hundred classmates and parents and teachers and Moth staff and Moth friends and Moth addicts. She was nervous. We were all nervous. It was the first Moth...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Oct 13, 2013

Ten Thousand Stories Strong: The 2013 Members Drive

by The Moth Staff

What is your favorite Moth story? This year the 10,000th story graced our stages. Sometimes heartbreaking, at other times hilarious, each story offers insights into our lives. Collectively they form a unique record of the voices of our time. And you make this all possible. Thanks to your support we will produce 270 shows across the country this year, with millions more listeners enjoying Moth stories through our public radio show and podcast. But The Moth’s own story...

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