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.