New York City

Thursday August 22
StorySLAM

Influence

New York City, New York

Venue: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Map It

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

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INFLUENCE: Prepare a five-minute story about being strong-armed or strong-willed: the tantalizing force of power or the push of peer pressure. The good, the bad, leverage bought and sold -- tell us about sparking a movement or suffering the consequen...  Learn More

Monday August 26
StorySLAM

Paper

New York City, New York

Venue: White Eagle Hall Map It

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

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PAPER: Prepare a five-minute story about paper. Newsprint, to do lists, photo albums, pink slips. The concert tickets you spent your last dime on or the lease for your dream apartment. Bounced checks, love letters, divorce documents. Getting it in wr...  Learn More

Wednesday September 4
StorySLAM

Lessons

New York City, New York

Venue: The Bell House Map It

7:30pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

LESSONS: Prepare a five-minute story about those hard-learned lessons. From the streets or the schoolhouse. Moments of enlightenment. Whether from trial-and-error or trial-by-fire, we want to hear about your “aha!” moment. You learn something new eve...  Learn More

Tuesday September 10
StorySLAM

Neighborhoods

New York City, New York

Venue: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Map It

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

Event Details:

NEIGHBORHOODS: Prepare a five-minute story about communities.Nosy grandma two doors down, kids on the stoop, block parties and other local flavors. The guy at the corner store, the church down the road, the playground down the block. Keeping up with ...  Learn More

Thursday September 19
StorySLAM

Cars

New York City, New York

Venue: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Map It

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

Event Details:

CARS: Prepare a five-minute story about the most American way of getting from point A to point B. Tell us about drag-racing on empty neighborhood streets, dropping keys down a sewer, getting away just in the nick of time. Driving through, driving in...  Learn More

Friday September 27
StorySLAM

Kitchen

New York City, New York

Venue: The Bronx Museum of the Arts Map It

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

Event Details:

KITCHEN: Prepare a five-minute story that features a kitchen, Heart of the home. Nourishment central. Where food happens. Cooking catastrophes or refrigerator revelations. Dishwashers, oven mitts, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The most crowded room at...  Learn More

Monday October 7
StorySLAM

Spooky

New York City, New York

Venue: The Bell House Map It

7:30pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

SPOOKY: Prepare a five-minute story about the moments that made your heart race. Jump up from your seat or hide under the covers. Be it Casper or spider. From butterflies to terror, reveal what makes you uneasy. Shaking in your boots or confronting i...  Learn More

Thursday October 10
StorySLAM

Fraud

New York City, New York

Venue: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Map It

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

Event Details:

FRAUD: Prepare a five-minute story about fakes, liars, and hustlers. Tell us about a time when you felt like a phony or a sham. A moment where you struggled with impostor syndrome? Exposed a con? Catch Me If You Can or fake it 'til you make it.*Ticke...  Learn More

Thursday October 17
StorySLAM

Ink

New York City, New York

Venue: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Map It

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

Event Details:

INK: Prepare a five-minute story involving things written or drawn in ink. Manifestos, diaries, contracts…dotted lines. Commitments! Tattoos you relish or regret. Documents that finally solve the mystery. Notes and letters you wish you tak...  Learn More

Monday November 4
StorySLAM

Gratitude

New York City, New York

Venue: The Bell House Map It

7:30pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

GRATITUDE: Prepare a five-minute story about blessings you can count or the ones in disguise. The times you looked a gift horse in the mouth or thanked your lucky stars. A wave of relief, a favor just for you, a hand to hold when you need it most.Th...  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
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