Reddit Moth Hour (Storytelling)

  • March 29, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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Hi there guys!

I just moved to Austin and I don't know anyone. My husband and I don't really play poker or Halo...so I was thinking maybe a new meetup could happen that would be a bit more inclusive.

What about starting a Reddit-Moth Hour? The Moth is all about stories...so what if this meetup happened in a park, church or maybe someone's place and everyone has to tell a story. The stories can be true, made-up, written down, short, long, sad, happy. But everyone brings a story and some food.

Bring food and stories and let's make this happen!!!!!!

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  • J. J. E

    Who ever is organizing this please let me know how is goes. I have a venue that may want to host this next time.

    March 28, 2013

    • dennis

      we will definitely b in touch.

      March 29, 2013

    • Natalie

      It was great! If you have a good venue that would be awesome! Our apartment is small and parking downtown is rough. Would something in a month work for you?

      March 31, 2013

  • Natalie

    Thanks everyone for coming!! When should we do this again? Like a month or so? :)

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let me just say - I had an amazing time last night! Thank you so much to everyone who told stories and participated! :)

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Glen M.

    I can't say enough about how great this was. Storytelling rules and the folks who showed up were amazing.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Eric

    We're currently in the foyer off to the left of the entrance. If we've moved upstairs, just check in with the concierge to get elevator access, parking is next to the building, down the ramp, $5 (beats chancing a ticket on the street).

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Glen M.

    Out front... Now what?

    March 29, 2013

  • dennis

    my guest has rsvp'd. yee-haa !!

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • dennis

      love it when people like my yee-haa's !! YEE-HAA !!

      March 29, 2013

  • Natalie

    So, parking at the Monarch requires $5.00 cash or you can try to park somewhere for free. I'll be in the lobby around 8 to figure out how to get you all into our place easily. See you tonight! :)

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My daughter had a hard night last night so I'm not going to have the energy to stay out so late.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Eric

    I already have a commitment for another event, but I really hope this catches on. It's a great idea.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Tyrus P.

    STORYTIME My Favorite #Hashtag

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Natalie

    Guys, we have about 9 chairs... so if about half of you could bring folding chairs...that'd be great. :) I'll have plastic plates, plasticware and napkins and I'll have some veggies out to munch on.

    March 24, 2013

  • David c.

    How long will you guys be there?

    March 22, 2013

    • Natalie

      I assume at least a few hours, 830 for everyone to get there, storytime, and mingling and munching on everyone's food.

      March 24, 2013

  • Marc M

    Hey JJ I guess you're tired of losing money at poker too

    2 · March 23, 2013

    • J. J. E

      I am not even sure I am going to make it to this. It seems fun

      March 23, 2013

  • dennis

    20 minutes seems qquite reasonable as a limit. 3, 4, 5, or 10 minutes can also make a good story. of course, some stories can go on and on when u add what else happened. but i would encourage anyone w a good story to bring it, even if it is as short as less than a minute. when u write it down, and then time it, 20 minutes is a long time. :)

    March 19, 2013

  • dennis

    this seems to b an incredibly enthusiastic crowd, and we r only warming up - yee-haa !! may i suggest there b some kind of guidelines as to length of time allotted ? or we can ask each contributor how long their story is ? also, how about time for discussion after each story ?

    March 18, 2013

    • Glen M.

      Too much structure might take some of the fun out of it, though I agree that a time limit should br kept.

      March 19, 2013

    • Natalie

      I agree Glen. What do you guys think about the 20 min limit?

      March 19, 2013

  • Erin D.

    Fantastic idea! I will brush up on my story-telling skills & come bearing food.

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Natalie

    Everyone has a great story, not just those fancy pants on NPR.

    March 17, 2013

  • dennis

    donn's depot is supposed to b a great place to hang out. 1600 W 5th St Austin, TX 78703. (512) 478-3142. i will check it out & report back.

    March 17, 2013

    • Natalie

      I wanna make sure it is quiet enough, I'm open to it.

      March 17, 2013

  • Pete M.

    This sounds novel and interesting!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome! This is exciting, I'm happy to join in!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • dennis

    there is also sandy bullock's place called bess' bistro @ 500 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701. i will check it out & report back.

    March 17, 2013

  • Nathan

    I'll bring food!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Glen M.

    This is an excellent idea - though I don't know if I have any worthy stories

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Natalie

      I'm sure you will come up with something! You can even tell your favorite Reddit story if you like. :) Or maybe ask family/friends.

      March 17, 2013

  • dennis

    MEETUP says i removed the location. i don't know what they r talking about. anyway... r u in a high rise aptmt ? may i have the apt # pls ?

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Natalie

      Yeah, I think there are some glitches in the site.. it's all good. yep, updated. It is a high rise, I know parking is a bitch.... any other location suggestions are welcome.

      March 17, 2013

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    March 17, 2013

  • Natalie

    Should the location be at my apartment? Does anyone have any thoughts on the location?

    March 17, 2013

  • Natalie

    Let the group know if you have any allergies! I'm so happy this is a thing now! Tell your friends!!

    March 17, 2013

  • dennis

    hope i can make it. so we r gonna tell stories ? r they for real live true stories ? lololol....omg !! like truth or dare ?

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Natalie

      Real stories Dennis!! True, made-up, written out, from memory, whatever you like! Now that it's happening we can pick a location. Maybe we'll just meet at my place!

      March 17, 2013

    • dennis

      sounds good to me. i'm ready.

      March 17, 2013

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