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The Moth Pop Up Porch in Birmingham

Presented by General Motors

October 19 - 23, 2022

The Moth Pop Up Porch Tour will come to Birmingham at Railroad Park!

Free and open to the public, The Moth Pop Up Porch, presented in collaboration with General Motors, is a brave space for sharing stories and connecting with those around you.  

At The Moth Pop Up Porch you can: 

  • Meet Moth story directors, instructors and producers 

  • Learn how to craft and pitch your own story 

  • Listen to stories from The Moth archive 

  • Attend a community event featuring local musicians, artists and creators 

  • Take part in workshops with local community organizations 

We’ll also host a Moth StorySLAM at Red Mountain Theatre. StorySLAMs are ticketed, open-mic storytelling competitions where anyone with a five-minute story based on the event’s theme can take the stage to share their story and compete for the title of StorySLAM champ! No story, no problem! Join us at the StorySLAM to meet locals from your community and listen to stories. 


Visit The Moth Pop Up Porch

Wednesday, October 19th - 23rd | 11 AM - 7 PM

At Railroad Park

1600 1st Ave S.

Free and open to the public 

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Thursday, October 20th

Attend The Moth StorySLAM

At Red Mountain Theatre

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

1600 3rd Ave S.

Open-mic storytelling theme 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, decisions or indecision. Am I this stray dog's forever home? Taking the high road or the low road. Right, left or full steam ahead…

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Friday, October 21st | 7 - 9 pm

WBHM presents An Evening with Local Musician, Mikey Clams

At Railroad Park

1008 N. Peters Street



The Moth Playlist: Stories for Alabama

07:21
Breakup on Aisle 3

by Alexis Barton

Alexis Barton learns nothing good happens after midnight.

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13:44
Coming of Age

by Swapna Kakani

After her sari ceremony and debutante ball, Swapna Kakani realizes what coming of age really means.

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11:09
Dr. King Helps Zellner Escape

by Bob Zellner

Bob Zellner is curious about a movement rising in Montgomery, Alabama in the early 1960's. 

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09:31
Butterflies Beneath the Ice

by James McClintock

James McClintock, a scientist researching at McMurdo Station, Antartica makes an interesting discovery. 

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13:49
Miss Macy

by Trisha Coburn

A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discovered’.

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13:40
200 One-of-a-Kind Shirts

by Natalie Chanin

After spending much of her life running away, a woman returns home to Alabama to manufacture the hand-sewn clothes she has designed.

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Presenting Sponsor

The Moth Pop Up Porch Tour is presented by General Motors. General Motors is boldly reaching farther than ever before as they aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. Their goal is to bring employees and collaborators along in this journey, and to influence change that will close gaps in equity across global communities.Click here to learn more.

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Tour Sponsor

PRX is a proud sponsor of The Moth Pop Up Porch Tour. PRX is a non-profit public media company specializing in audio journalism and storytelling. They serve independent producers and organizations by helping them connect to their most engaged, supportive audiences. Learn more at PRX.org.

Founding Donors

Anne Maffei and John Eaton

Anonymous

Robert Billingsley

Bonnie Levison

Christine Denham

Lisa and Eric Green

Joanne Ramos and Dave Thomas

Little Johnny Koerber

Melanie Shorin and Greg Feldman

Mia Jung and Scott Lawin

Michael Rothman

Monica Taylor

Nina and Mike Patterson

Stephanie and Tony Torre

Community Partners

Bitter Southerner

Center for Creativity

Center for Poets and Writers

The French Market at French Quarter

The Gathering Place

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Gutherie Green

Ingram Park

KERA

Klyde Warren Park

KOSU

Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia

Latino Cultural Center

Little 5 Points Alliance

Magic City Books

Mississippi Museum of Art

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

The Mississippi State Fair

OK, So Tulsa

Ponce City Market

POV

Public Radio Tulsa

Railroad Park

Seven Stages

Troy Public Radio

Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Tulsa Botanic Garden

WBHM

WWNO