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In response to concerns about COVID-19: Our goal is to create a safe environment that fosters empathy and builds a community enriched by storytelling. In an effort to abide by local and state guidelines, please reference each event's ticket landing page for updates on COVID-19 regulations. Search below for upcoming events in your area.

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All Upcoming Events

through November 26
Tuesday October 11
StorySLAM

Grown

Burlington, Vermont

Venue: Main Street Landing

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

GROWN: Prepare a five-minute story about the highs and lows of adulting, or the trials and tribulations of getting there. Old enough to know better or wishing someone else would grow the heck up. Growing pains, rites of passage and the great onslaugh...  Learn More

Wednesday October 12
StorySLAM

Spanish-Language StorySLAM - Cocinas

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Lodge Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth StorySLAMs are our open-mic storytelling shows, open to anyone with a five minute story to share on the night's theme. Our Chicago StorySLAM series has been hosting shows since 2009. This spring, The Moth is proud to present our second Spani...  Learn More

Wednesday October 12
StorySLAM

Grown

Berkeley, California

Venue: Freight & Salvage Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

GROWN: Prepare a five-minute story about the highs and lows of adulting, or the trials and tribulations of getting there. Old enough to know better or wishing someone else would grow the heck up. Growing pains, rites of passage and the great onslaugh...  Learn More

Wednesday October 12
StorySLAM

GROWN

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Jam In The Van Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

GROWN: Prepare a five-minute story about the highs and lows of adulting, or the trials and tribulations of getting there. Old enough to know better or wishing someone else would grow the heck up. Growing pains, rites of passage and the great onslaugh...  Learn More

Wednesday October 12
StorySLAM

Grown

London, United Kingdom

Venue: Rich Mix Map It

7:15pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

GROWN: Prepare a five-minute story about the highs and lows of adulting, or the trials and tribulations of getting there. Old enough to know better or wishing someone else would grow the heck up. Growing pains, rites of passage and the great onslaugh...  Learn More

Thursday October 13
StorySLAM

Costumes

New York City, New York

Venue: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Map It

6:15pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

Costumes: Prepare a five-minute story about playing the part. Holidays, parties or the school play. Stories of wearing the clothes to conform or stand out. Imposter syndrome or uniforms that itch. From ComiCon to Mardi Gras— Santa Clause to Spo...  Learn More

Thursday October 13
StorySLAM

Pop-Up Porch: Crossroads

New Orleans, Louisiana

Venue: Cafe Istanbul Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

CROSSROADS: Prepare a five-minute story about a turning point in your life. Do or die, now or never. Saying or doing something you can never take back. Turning down the job, saying yes to the tattoo, breaking up with not-the-one. Opportunities, decis...  Learn More

Friday October 14
GrandSLAM

BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE: GrandSLAM Championship

Madison, Wisconsin

Venue: Barrymore Theatre Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of unexpected fortune. The miracle in the morbid, the journey to the destination, or the door that opens when another shuts. Silver-linings and the best of a bad thing. When it rains it pours, but you know th...  Learn More

Monday October 17
StorySLAM

Costumes

Washington DC, District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: City Winery DC Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

COSTUMES: Prepare a five-minute story about playing the part. Holidays, parties or the school play. Stories of wearing the clothes to conform or stand out. Imposter syndrome or uniforms that itch. From Comicon to Mardi Gras— Santa Clause to Spo...  Learn More

Monday October 17
StorySLAM

Underground

New York City, New York

Venue: The Bell House Map It

7:15pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

UNDERGROUND: Prepare a five-minute story about subways, graveyards, basements and other places hidden from the light of day. Music, movements, ideas and schools of thought off the beaten track. Clandestine, illicit or just sunshine-shy. Media Spo...  Learn More

Tuesday October 18
StorySLAM

Grown

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: FitzGerald's Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

GROWN: Prepare a five-minute story about the highs and lows of adulting, or the trials and tribulations of getting there. Old enough to know better or wishing someone else would grow the heck up. Growing pains, rites of passage and the great onslaugh...  Learn More

Tuesday October 18
StorySLAM

Costumes

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Venue: The Blind Pig Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

COSTUMES: Prepare a five-minute story about playing the part. Holidays, parties or the school play. Stories of wearing the clothes to conform or stand out. Imposter syndrome or uniforms that itch. From ComiCon to Mardi Gras— Santa Clause to Spo...  Learn More

Tuesday October 18
StorySLAM

Costumes

Portland, Oregon

Venue: Holocene Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

COSTUMES: Prepare a five-minute story about playing the part. Holidays, parties or the school play. Stories of wearing the clothes to conform or stand out. Imposter syndrome or uniforms that itch. From ComiCon to Mardi Gras— Santa Clause to Spo...  Learn More

Wednesday October 19
Mainstage

The Moth at Lincoln Center

New York City, New York

Venue: Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Wednesday October 19
GrandSLAM

GrandSLAM Championship

Miami, Florida

Venue: The Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth Miami GrandSLAM Story Champion. Media Sponsor: WLRN...  Learn More

Wednesday October 19
StorySLAM

Costumes

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

COSTUMES: Prepare a five-minute story about playing the part. Holidays, parties or the school play. Stories of wearing the clothes to conform or stand out. Imposter syndrome or uniforms that itch. From ComiCon to Mardi Gras— Santa Clause to Spo...  Learn More

Thursday October 20
StorySLAM

Grown

Asheville, North Carolina

Venue: The Grey Eagle Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

GROWN: Prepare a five-minute story about the highs and lows of adulting, or the trials and tribulations of getting there. Old enough to know better or wishing someone else would grow the heck up. Growing pains, rites of passage and the great onslaugh...  Learn More

Thursday October 20
StorySLAM

Pop-Up Porch: Crossroads

Birmingham, Alabama

Venue: Red Mountain Theatre Arts Campus - Discovery theatre Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

CROSSROADS: Prepare a five-minute story about a turning point in your life. Do or die, now or never. Saying or doing something you can never take back. Turning down the job, saying yes to the tattoo, breaking up with not-the-one. Opportunities, decis...  Learn More

Thursday October 20
StorySLAM

Grown

Phoenix, Arizona

Venue: Crescent Ballroom Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

GROWN: Prepare a five-minute story about the highs and lows of adulting, or the trials and tribulations of getting there. Old enough to know better or wishing someone else would grow the heck up. Growing pains, rites of passage and the great onslaugh...  Learn More

Friday October 21
StorySLAM

Grown

Denver, Colorado

Venue: Swallow Hill Music Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

GROWN: Prepare a five-minute story about the highs and lows of adulting, or the trials and tribulations of getting there. Old enough to know better or wishing someone else would grow the heck up. Growing pains, rites of passage and the great onslaugh...  Learn More

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Moth Events

Mainstage

Curated events featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with our directors. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.

StorySLAM

Open-mic storytelling competitions. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

GrandSLAM

After ten StorySLAMs in a city, the winners then compete for the title of GrandSLAM Champion with a brand new story. This is the ultimate battle of wits and words.

Special Events

Each year The Moth presents two benefits featuring a special show and party: The Moth Ball and the Moth Members' Show.

Education

Featuring high school and college students who have participated in Moth workshops in their schools.

Community

Showcases of storytellers from a wide range of populations, community organizations and non-profits.

Global Community
SLAM Showcase