What a great pic. Ladies and gentlemen, your Boston Moth StorySLAMmers!
Oh hey there, Ophira!
(From the SLAM at Housing Works Bookstore last night, via Photo by anggilly • Instagram)
The Moth StorySLAM
Polaroid SLR 680SE / Impossible PX-680 Color Shade COOL 5*12
Finally went to a live Moth event at Martyrs. Had a great time, maybe next month I’ll sign up to speak. Also, you’d think I would have figured out to avoid long distance shots and flashes in dark rooms by now? Alas, some shots just don’t work out.
Cool shot! And you should definitely sign up to tell a story next month.
Seriously great night of stories at The Moth tonight!
Can’t wait to hear them here in New York!
The scene from the SLAM last night - host Peter Aguero in a kilt.
Tell us about a time when seeking revenge paid off - or didn’t.
I was unfairly suspended from high school for something that another student had done. My friends joined in my revenge plot. We each snuck a screwdriver in our backpacks every day, and “slowly dismantled our school.”
If you’ve never been to a Moth StorySLAM before, please enjoy the audience slips! We hand these out to people as they walk in so they can anonymously participate in the show.
In case you missed it last night - we’re shipping up to Boston (and three other cities!) for some new StorySLAMs.
Mystery solved - we’re expanding our StorySLAMs to four more cities! Congrats to Boston, Milwaukee, Seattle and Portland. Can’t wait to hear your stories!
Check out our website for more details.
The view from the line at the SLAM in Brooklyn on Monday.
Telling a story tonight? The rules and guidelines at The Moth StorySLAM.
What we don’t want:
Stand-up routines. Rants. Essays. How-tos. Confessions. Lectures. Fictions. Gratuitous anything.
What we do want:
Hook us in. Make us care about you. Paint the scene. Clearly state your fears, desires, the dilemma. Make us invested in the outcome. Introduce the conflict. Make us worried for you. Impress us with observations that are uniquely yours. Rope us into the moment when it all goes down. Conclude as a different person: triumphant? Defeated? Befuddled? Enlightened? …CHANGED.
Kind of applies to all sorts of storytelling, right?