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The Moth Pop Up Porch in New Orleans

Presented by General Motors

October 12 - 16, 2022

The Moth Pop Up Porch Tour will visit New Orleans at the French Market at French Quarter!

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 Cafe Istanbul. 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 12th - 16th | 11 AM - 7 PM

At the French Market at French Quarter

1008 N. Peters Street

Free and open to the public 

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Thursday, October 13th

Attend The Moth StorySLAM

At Cafe Istanbul

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

2372 St. Claude Avenue

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 14th | 7 - 9 pm

WWNO presents: New Orleans Opera Association's Jazz & Opera Project

At the French Market at French Quarter

1008 N. Peters Street

The Moth Playlist: Stories for Louisiana

No Matter What

by Burnell Cotlon

Burnell Cotlon returns to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the community he loves.

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Grandmothers: Malpa and Myrtle

by Aubrey Edwards

Aubrey Edwards has her creativity nourished by two grandmothers. 

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Pete the Leper Pig

by Alice Shaffer

Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school.

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The Dry Run

by Emily Matuzek

Emily Matuzek gets ready to leave the nest, but not before she gets a few test runs in first.

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Resurrection of a Junkie

by Gregory Brady

Gregory Brady finds himself unprepared for a triathlon.

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Check Yourself

by Emily Richmond

Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey.

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Daddy Hurricane

by Kim Sykes

Kim Sykes recalls growing up in New Orleans with a complicated father. 

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What Can You Do?

by Mack McClendon

A New Orleans native realizes he can never return to his pre-Katrina life.

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The Voodoo Priestess of Football

by Ava Kay Jones

When the New Orleans Saints need a miracle, a voodoo priestess is put on the case.

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Environmental Engineering

by Lisa Jackson

The administrator of the EPA tells how the disaster in New Orleans shaped her as a civil servant. This story was produced in collaboration with the World Science Festival.

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The Care Package

by Leonard Lee Smith

Leonard Lee Smith struggles to survive his first California Christmas.

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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