Smart phones, convertibles, skyscrapers, computers—the present day is a fast-paced, impersonal sea of chrome and automation. But amid the smog of big business and the ever-present buzz of city street chatter, The Moth is dedicated to reviving the lost art of storytelling.
Aside from its StorySLAMs (audience members place their names in a hat, and are randomly called upon to present their true stories on stage), The Moth offers story-crafting workshops led by seasoned authors and StorySLAM contributors. Dubbed MothSHOPs, the two-month long classes are led in a cool, comfortable environment reminiscent of a campfire get-together—participants share funny quips and anecdotes of daily life as they come (one of many: a MothSHOP participant was forced to buy five Airheads sticks for ten dollars by a persuasive teenage candy salesman). [Read more…]