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The Moth Pop Up Porch in Jackson

Presented by General Motors

October 5 - 9, 2022

The Moth Pop Up Porch Tour will come to Jackson at the Art Garden at Mississippi Museum of Art and the Mississippi State Fair!

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 Ecoshed. 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 

At the Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art

Wednesday, October 5th - Friday, October 7th | 11 AM - 7 PM

380 S Lamar Street

Free and open to the public 

At the Mississippi State Fair

Saturday, October 8th - Sunday, October 9th  | 11 AM - 7 PM

1207 Mississippi Street

Free and open to the public 

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Attend The Moth StorySLAM

At Ecoshed

Thursday, October 6th 

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

133 Commerce Park Drive

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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The Moth Playlist: Stories for Mississippi

Go Back and Tell

by Hannah Drake

After a trip to Senegal's Door of No Return, Hannah Drake tries to piece together a family history obliterated by slavery.  

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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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The Freedom Riders and Me

by Barbara Collins Bowie

A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi.

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I Want To Be A Freedom Rider

by Sala Udin

Sala Udin, a Freedom Rider, is captured by the Mississippi Highway Patrol and almost loses his life.

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Small Town Prisoner

by Wanda Bullard

A woman’s father trusts a prisoner, with surprising results.

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Beneath the Sheets: Klansmen I've Covered

by Jerry Mitchell

When a reporter uncovers unpunished crimes from the Civil Rights Movement, he begins to pursue the suspects and puts himself at great risk.

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R2 Where Are You

by Tig Notaro

A comedian must build a new relationship with her stepfather after her mother's sudden death.

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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

Founding Donors

Anne Maffei and John Eaton


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


Klyde Warren Park


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


Public Radio Tulsa

Railroad Park

Seven Stages

Troy Public Radio

Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Tulsa Botanic Garden