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The Moth presents
The London Moth StorySLAM: voyage
Thursday 19 January
IN A NUTSHELL
The Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions, featuring true, five minute stories.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Prepare a five-minute story about travel. Speak of adventures in a different time zone (or at least a different post code!). Tell us about language barriers and the hunger, fear, lust or delight that compelled you to make the leap. Exchange rates, exotic flavors, culture shock. Phrase book essentials: "Thanks SO MUCH, but huge bummer, I'm allergic to lizard meat." New Cross to Nepal, anywhere but home.
When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth 'hat'. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championship.
THE MOTH is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, and a recipient of a 2012 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions (MACEI). Through its ongoing programs—The Moth Mainstage, The Moth StorySLAMs, The Moth Community & Education Programs, and Moth Corporate Programs—The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year, and the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, produced by Jay Allison and presented by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, airs weekly on over 500 radio stations nationwide. The Moth Mobile App for iOS and Android, and the international bestseller, The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hyperion), are available now
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Suitable for ages 16+
Tickets are being sold via The Moth website.
This event is wheelchair accessible.