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The Moth Pop Up Porch Tour Presented by General Motors

September 21 - October 30, 2022
Tulsa - Dallas - Jackson - New Orleans - Birmingham - Atlanta

The Moth Pop Up Porch Tulsa

This Fall, The Pop Up Porch, presented in partnership with General Motors, traveled to Tulsa, Dallas, Jackson, New Orleans, Birmingham, and Atlanta to foster new connections and strengthen relationships with communities throughout the American South. To the over 5,000 people who attended The Pop Up Porch—meeting you and hearing your stories has meant the world to us. Thank you to our 2022 sponsors, funders and community partners for their support on our inaugural tour. The Moth Pop Up Porch will return! Check back here for updates on future tours and more. 

About The Moth Pop Up Porch

Inspired by The Moth's origin—stories shared on warm nights as moths flocked towards the porch light and the stories—The Pop Up Porch is a tiny custom-built home fitted with a tiny porch designed for sharing and listening to stories. On the "porch," over 5,000 people gathered to learn about The Moth, listen to stories from our archive, and participate in 1-on-1 story coaching sessions. In these sessions, members of The Moth's staff, including directors, producers, and instructors, used Moth-style storytelling techniques to help each person expand their experiences into stories. 

The Moth Pop Up Porch: Tulsa
“Coming to the Pop Up Porch was just really spectacular. And I say that because as someone who has a story, sometimes you don’t know the impact of it until you share it. Being able to come here and work with these leaders was really powerful.” - Pop Up Porch visitor
The Moth Pop Up Porch: Dallas

Some of the best stories were recorded on-site and added to The Moth's story pitch archive. The Moth's artistic team will listen to each recording and consider developing them into full-length stories for future Moth events. 

The Moth Pop Up Porch: Dallas
"Sharing that story and the connection you build with the crowd is really powerful. I don't think I'll ever forget it." - Pop Up Porch Visitor and StorySLAM Teller
The Moth Pop Up Porch: New Orleans

The Pop Up Porch allowed people to experience The Moth's mission in real-time by listening to stories and working with The Moth's team to craft their own stories for future sharing—at the dinner table, at work, on a date, or a Moth stage.

The Moth Pop Up Porch: Birmingham

"The Moth is the only public radio show that genuinely connects with folks from all walks of life." - Pop Up Porch Visitor
The Moth Pop Up Porch: Atlanta

Have a story to share? Record a 2-minute version of your story on The Moth Pitchline!

2022 SPONSORS 

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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.

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Founded in 2003, the mission of the Latino Cultural Center is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, promotion, and development of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture. The multi-disciplinary arts center has a 300-seat auditorium, newly constructed black box theatre, and a gallery wing with two gallery spaces. Click here to learn more.

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