The Moth is back in San Francisco and it's time for YOU to tell a story! Prepare a five-minute tale about secret stairways, handshakes, agendas, or ingredients. Paper shredders, an undisclosed crush…anything on the down low. Pranks, surprise parties, hide and seeks, your sister's diary, your neighbor's predilections, hidden stash, family dirt or the toupee that had everyone fooled.
How it Works:
7:00, sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen.
7:30 (SHARP), we'll pick the first name and the show will begin. Each teller will have 5 minutes to tell his or her tale. After each story, the judges confer, and give a score. The teller with the highest score becomes our StorySLAM winner. The winner will compete with the year's other winners in our next GrandSLAM Championship.
The Moth is for TRUE STORIES. OK, there won't be a fact-checker there, and the FBI probably won't dig into your files to verify the names and dates and places, but please know, emphatically, The Moth is not for fiction stories. The tiny fictions and lies we tell ourselves ARE part of our "true stories" but that one about you, Obama, Gandhi and Einstein up in a spaceship eating brownies... not so much.
Want to go to The Moth StorySlam on March 11 at the Rickshaw Stop? We've got tickets! All you have to do to enter our contest is answer the following question:
Where was the first Moth held?
Email us your answer and full name for Will Call to firstname.lastname@example.org and from all correct entries, we'll randomly select 4 winners for 1 pair of tickets each. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 5 at 9am.
Value of each ticket: $8. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.