Portland

Monday July 1
StorySLAM

Bold

Portland, Oregon

Venue: The Secret Society Map It

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

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Event Details:

BOLD: Prepare a five-minute story about living out loud, rising to the occasion and undertaking the adventure that has always been a dream. Your last big statement, that moment you did not back down where your courage and flair surprised you. Mixing ...  Learn More

Tuesday July 16
StorySLAM

Backfired

Portland, Oregon

Venue: Holocene Map It

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

Event Details:

BACKFIRED: Prepare a five-minute story about the best laid plans that... weren't. From bungled diamond heists to busted dinner reservations, tell us about foolproof schemes gone bad, a cunning plot that went awry. Muffler malfunctions also welcome. ...  Learn More

Monday August 5
StorySLAM

Animals

Portland, Oregon

Venue: The Secret Society Map It

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

Event Details:

ANIMALS: Prepare a five-minute story involving creatures great or small from the glorious animal kingdom. Scaly, furry, feathered. The hunted or the pampered. The feared or the cuddled! Man's best friend or foe. Roadkill, pests and party animals welc...  Learn More

Tuesday August 20
StorySLAM

Camp

Portland, Oregon

Venue: Holocene Map It

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

Event Details:

CAMP:Prepare a five-minute story about camp; the summer destination where you found friends, first loves, and maybe a bees nest or two. Roughing it out in the woods or pitching tents in your backyard. Whether it’s the territory or community, you’ll d...  Learn More

Tuesday September 3
StorySLAM

Lessons

Portland, Oregon

Venue: The Secret Society Map It

7:00pm 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 17
StorySLAM

Neighborhoods

Portland, Oregon

Venue: Holocene Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm 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

Monday October 7
StorySLAM

Spooky

Portland, Oregon

Venue: The Secret Society Map It

7:00pm 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

Tuesday October 15
StorySLAM

Fraud

Portland, Oregon

Venue: Holocene Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm 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. Th...  Learn More

Monday November 4
StorySLAM

Gratitude

Portland, Oregon

Venue: The Secret Society Map It

7:00pm 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

Tuesday November 19
StorySLAM

Gumption

Portland, Oregon

Venue: Holocene Map It

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

Event Details:

GUMPTION: Prepare a five-minute story about go-getting. Moments of courage and the peaks and pratfalls of a daring spirit. Scaling mountains or admitting to mistakes. Nerves of steel or jelly legs. Tell us about your gutsiest gambles and the mettle t...  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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