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You wanted it.

But you were conflicted about it.

What did you finally decide to do?

What were the consequences???


Format review! 1. This is a TRUE story that *happened to you*. Your story has a BEGINNING and an ENDING. Maybe you learned a lesson. Or you changed. 

Tell us what happened to you, and make sure we know what the point of your story is. Why do you want to tell us this story? 

2. No Notes allowed. 

3. Time limits. To help you not run over time - a visual timer and audio cue at 10 mins will be provided. You do not have to take up the whole 10 mins! In fact, we love short stories. More people get to tell. And some stories do take 10 mins. 

Our awesome audience gives the storytellers a warm and supportive environment for sharing, and our storytellers support the audience by adhering to format and respecting time limits. 

Advice to enhance the probability you'll get to tell your story: get here on time (or early!) - make sure your name is in the hat at the beginning of the event. We sometimes do not get to all of the stories - and we draw from names that were in the "hat" (pumpkin) by 7pm. We have a latecomer "hat" (large christmas ornament) that we draw from after that. 

We are officially registered as a MothUP group with the Moth. 


June 28th - 
July 26th *** (new date - NOT the 19th)
Aug 23rd
Sep 27th 
Oct 25th 
Nov 8th 
Dec 13th


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  • Catherine

    Amazing turnout - fantastic stories. Thank you so much everyone. Yes - i acknowledge the people in the front for whom the sound is a bit loud and the people in the back for whom the sound is a bit soft. And, I recognize that people may say things or tell stories that have aspects you disagree with. I invite you to set aside any "should be like this" notions you have about the event and about the people, and just come, open your minds and hearts, and enjoy the beautiful and spontaneous community that has emerged. We have two more events together as MothUP and then The Moth StorySLAM will start in September. Let's make them awesome. Details on The Moth StorySlam will come if you follow or friend The Moth on facebook/twitter. Details on whether and how a Roy Street event will continue after August are TBD. --cat

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love the MOTHup and love the stories and the story tellers! Cheers to all you tempters out there ;-)

    June 29, 2012

  • Catherine

    PS: you can sign releases retroactively.

    April 27, 2012

  • Catherine

    Just a reminder - if you guys want videos of your stories - you need to bring your own camera or phone. and please, if you are ok with your story being posted on the internet, you must sign a release, every time. thanks!!

    April 27, 2012

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