Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Moth Night: Powerful Storytelling

I read The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown last week, and it was an awesome read. It's a book of true stories told at storytelling events all over the world known as The Moth. 

I remembered as I read that I'd attended The Moth storytelling night a few years back, but the photos were so dark that I never posted about it. 

Oh well, I decided. Bad photos were no excuse not to post about fabulous stories.


Do you know how The Moth works? Each night has a theme. If you want to tell a story onstage that relates to that theme, you draw a number from a cup. Some numbers are randomly drawn that night, and you are given five minutes to tell your story. There are also a random group of judges, and poems are rated like Olympic activities. In Houston, there is a Moth StorySlam once a month. There is also a Moth Radio Hour, if you can't make it to a live event.

At least that's how I remember it. 


Here is a photo of my librarian friends and me at The Moth. We want to go back soon.

14 comments:

  1. Never heard of The Moth, but we have a similar thing here. It's usually poetry that's read aloud to the audience, though, with the writers reading their own work.

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    1. I think The Moth is actually all over the world. In the book there were stories from Europe.

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  2. never heard of that but it does sound like fun. My sons were part of the group of school kids who planted those daffodils in the photo 20 odd years ago

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    1. Oh my! That makes the daffodils very special.

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  3. We could have our own right here in lil ole' Alvin.

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    1. We librarians planned to do one last year at ACC, but we got rained out.

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  4. Love your wording! Bad photos are now excuse for great stories...! Awesome!

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  5. I don't know the Moth neither, it sounds like a crime story, lol !

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  6. Wonderful capture with friends. Happy WW!

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  7. Wow I've never heard of this before.

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  8. I love it when I hear the Moth Radio Hour on NPR. The Moth is coming to my town in a couple months; maybe I'll see it live

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  9. seems interesting. I have to look for it :)

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful event! Thanks for sharing, and now I'll be watching for a similar event around here. Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  11. I love The Moth--it is one of my favorite podcasts!

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