"Mini Moth" Storytelling

After talking with some members about how much we enjoy The Moth Story Hour (seeing it live and listening on NPR), StoryCorps and other storytelling events and shows, it seems like there's interest in our own "Mini Moth" Storytelling event.

I think everyone has at least one really powerful, profound, hilarious or thought-provoking story in them and I think "our people" are often great storytellers.  Perhaps it comes from our ancestors hunkering down during the harsh winters and perfecting the art of storytelling...or our own colorful experiences that we "lived to tell about". (Like putting the car in the ditch in 3 feet of snow in the middle of the night as a teenager and getting creative b/c we knew we would *really* be in trouble if we even thought about calling our parents!)  We all have great stories, so shall we get together and share them?

Stories should be limited to about 10 minutes...no theme, just something you think others would enjoy hearing.  Stories can be funny, sad, scary, profound, et al.  The stories would have to be true, something you experienced and can be read if you need a "cheat sheet".  And, no, you won't need to talk into a microphone and don't need to stand up to share the story; you can stay seated so we don't see your knees shaking.  ;0)  Do practice your story a few times before the event, however, so you can present it well.  The goal of the event is great storytelling in the spirit of The Moth. 

If you'd like to share a story, please list the topic in the comments section, in just one word.  This way I'll know how many storytellers to expect and hopefully your one-word enticement will spark an idea in others for a story to share or prompt "spectators only" to sign up.  If time permits, you can share more than one story.  You do not need to tell a story to attend, but I don't want to be the only one telling a story!  ;0) 

We'll meet at The Barrel Thief in Fremont.  It's a schwanky, little gem with an amazing selection of wine, whiskey, craft cocktails, as well as pizzas and small-plate food offerings. The owner, Christopher - a fellow Midwesterner who also lived on the Eastcoast for a time - is accommodating our group with extended happy hour pricing.  We'll have a private, little section to the left of the door so don't worry, the whole bar will not be hearing your story, just our small group. 

Hope to see you there!

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  • Fancy N.

    Thanks for coming out and sharing your tales, all. That was fun!

    May 18

  • Trisha T.

    I will be late :( but I am coming

    May 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have to miss this. Hope there will be another soon!

    1 · May 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this wonderful event! Thanks for planning such a cool gathering, Nancy.

    I look forward to meeting ya'll next time/Soon I hope.

    1 · May 16

  • Chris K

    I'm gonna flip my story one liner to : Axe-Murders :)

    1 · May 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure yet if I will tell a story, but if so: Casual Encounters

    1 · May 7

  • Trisha T.

    Self-Sabotage Smurf is the topic of my story. I am excited to join the group!!

    1 · May 7

    • Fancy N.

      Ohhh, that sound intriguing!!

      May 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tornado.

    1 · May 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    Premature

    1 · May 3

  • Fancy N.

    Oh, this is shaping up nicely! I'm so excited for this event and so thrilled about the response!

    May 3

  • Chris K

    Whale.

    1 · May 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ian.

    1 · April 28

  • Fancy N.

    Shoes.

    April 28

  • Chris K

    I love telling stories and hearing them! (and I love the moth ;). I think this sounds splendid!

    1 · April 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love it! That sounds delightful.

    1 · April 20

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