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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 January 26
Monday November 28
StorySLAM

Leftovers

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:

LEFTOVERS: Prepare a five-minute story of what remained. Feelings, dinners, or lingering guests; the time there was too much or not quite enough; or the moment you couldn’t quite end things clearly. Cold pizza for breakfast, the last appetizer on the...  Learn More

Monday November 28
GrandSLAM

GrandSLAM Championship

Washington DC, District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: Lincoln Theatre Map It

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

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The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of self-inflicted blunders, screw-ups and mishaps, destined-to-fail schemes or any episod...  Learn More

Tuesday November 29
StorySLAM

Willpower

San Francisco, California

Venue: Public Works Map It

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

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WILLPOWER: Prepare a five-minute story about willpower. Tell us of your iron (or paper-thin) resolve. Your battle with smoking, drinking, loving, eating or obsessing. Resisting the urge to check Facebook, read your lover's diary or sleep in. Cav...  Learn More

Tuesday November 29
StorySLAM

Leftovers

Louisville, Kentucky

Venue: Headliners Music Hall Map It

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

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LEFTOVERS: Prepare a five-minute story of what remained. Feelings, dinners, or lingering guests; the time there was too much or not quite enough; or the moment you couldn’t quite end things clearly. Cold pizza for breakfast, the last appetizer on the...  Learn More

Tuesday November 29
GrandSLAM

Never Again: London GrandSLAM Championship

London, United Kingdom

Venue: Union Chapel Map It

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

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Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell stories about something terrifying, regrettable, stupid, unplanned, un-re-doable, once-in-a-lifetime, fleeting or unique....  Learn More

Wednesday November 30
StorySLAM

Leftovers

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Venue: Amsterdam Bar and Hall Map It

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

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LEFTOVERS: Prepare a five-minute story about intense desires fueled by your favorite foods, people, or anything that has hit the "I need it now!" button on more than one occasion. Indulging with conviction or abstaining with difficulty! Sugar tooth,...  Learn More

Wednesday November 30
StorySLAM

Dealbreakers

New York City, New York

Venue: The Bell House Map It

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

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DEALBREAKERS: Prepare a five-minute story about the little things you just can't get over. The perfect love interest who happens to speak in third person; the dream job with a two hour commute, or the spacious apartment with no windows. Tell us about...  Learn More

Wednesday November 30
GrandSLAM

Blessings in Disguise: The Chicago GrandSLAM Championship

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: The Vic Map It

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

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The Moth presents The Chicago GrandSLAM Championship! Blessings in Disguise: 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 th...  Learn More

Thursday December 1
StorySLAM

Anniversary

Miami, Florida

Venue: Sandrell Rivers Theater

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

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Event Details:

ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoi...  Learn More

Thursday December 1
StorySLAM

Anniversary

Washington DC, District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: Miracle Theatre Map It

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

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ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoi...  Learn More

Thursday December 1
StorySLAM

Anniversary

Detroit, Michigan

Venue: Marble Bar Map It

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

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Event Details:

ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoi...  Learn More

Thursday December 1
Mainstage

The Moth Mainstage in Fargo

Fargo, North Dakota

Venue: The Fargo Theatre Map It

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

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The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storyt...  Learn More

Thursday December 1
StorySLAM

Anniversary

Seattle, Washington

Venue: Fremont Abbey Arts Center Map It

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

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Event Details:

ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoi...  Learn More

Friday December 2
Education

Between Worlds: The Moth Education Program's Annual Showcase

New York City, New York

Venue: Culture Lab

6:00pm Doors Open | 6:30pm Stories Begin

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Join us as five storytellers share tales from the journey. Stories of mediators and make-believers, the betwixt and between. Neither here nor there, metamorphosis or masquerade, the space amidst and among.The Moth Education Program is made possible b...  Learn More

Monday December 5
GrandSLAM

GrandSLAM Championship

Atlanta, Georgia

Venue: Center Stage Map It

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

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The Moth presents the Atlanta GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. The Moth is dedicated to finding people from all walks of life to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those p...  Learn More

Monday December 5
StorySLAM

Anniversary

New York City, New York

Venue: The Bell House Map It

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

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Event Details:

ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoi...  Learn More

Monday December 5
StorySLAM

Anniversary

Portland, Oregon

Venue: TOC Concert Hall Map It

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

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Event Details:

ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoi...  Learn More

Tuesday December 6
StorySLAM

Anniversary

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

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

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Event Details:

ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoi...  Learn More

Tuesday December 6
StorySLAM

Anniversary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Venue: World Cafe Live Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoi...  Learn More

Wednesday December 7
StorySLAM

Anniversary

Berkeley, California

Venue: Freight & Salvage Map It

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

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Event Details:

ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoi...  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