storytelling

The Moth
10:19 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Join Us For The Moth's March StorySLAM

Anyone can participate at The Moth! Storytellers each get five minutes to tell their tale, and the best stories are aired on the radio. John Menszer told his story during the February event.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The Moth is back for March , with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul, featuring stories by… maybe you?

Come join us for “Happy" on Tuesday, March 11

Prepare a five-minute story about smiles and sunshine. Think unbridled joy — landing the dream job, winning the talent show, or bowling a perfect game. The quest for your soul mate or for the perfect cup of coffee. The Midas touch. The good old days. Tales of finding happiness or letting it slip through your fingers.

Café Istanbul

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Bring Your Own
4:46 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Velcro Shoe Rebellion'

The Velcro Shoe Rebellion.
Credit Josh Ente

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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WWNO
2:20 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Photos From The Moth's February StorySLAM

Anyone can participate at The Moth! Storytellers each get five minutes to tell their tale, and the best stories are aired on the radio. John Menszer tells his story here.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The Moth — our monthly storytelling series at Café Instanbul — was back this week, featuring stories ranging from the sweet to the absurd. The theme was “Love Hurts” and if these stories are any indication, boy, does it!

Each month at The Moth volunteer storytellers each take five minutes to tell a true story, and some of the best (as voted by the audience) are aired on WWNO here in New Orleans, or maybe even nationally on The Moth Radio Hour.

Bring Your Own
4:51 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Love Bombed'

Amy Allison Shipley in her cult days.
Credit Amy Allison Shipley

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on wwno.org.

This story was told on June 6, 2012 at "The Pauger House" in the Marigny. The theme of the evening was "Undercover", and here Amy Allison Shipley gives a window into her being recruited and indoctrinated into a cult... and how she got out.

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Bring Your Own
8:36 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Please Tell Me, What Is A Woman?'

Richard Goodman in his (all-boys) prep school days.
Credit Richard Goodman

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on wwno.org.

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Bring Your Own
12:18 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Fenway, or Passover?'

Sarah watching the Sox during 2013 spring training.
Credit Sarah Chervinsky

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on wwno.org.

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Bring Your Own
4:14 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Serendipity'

Jesse in Sri Lanka
Credit Jesse Hardman

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on wwno.org

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11:33 am
Wed October 9, 2013

The Moth, Captivating Storytelling Competition In New Orleans

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Time-Picayune | Nola.Com art critic Doug MacCash reviewed the first ever The Moth STORYslam in the Crescent City. Hosted by WWNO, the STORYslam will be a monthly event at Café Instanbul on St. Claude Ave.
The Moth storytelling competition packed the house at Café Istanbul in the New Orleans Healing Center last night. The Moth is a nonprofit New York organization dedicated to the old-fashioned art of yarn spinning. The title was inspired by the insects that gather at front porch lights when such stories are told.
Bring Your Own
4:53 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Writing's On The Wall'

Tristan Bennett and his (owned) home.
Credit Tristan Bennett

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme.

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The Moth
4:33 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

The Moth Launches Its Monthly New Orleans StorySLAM!

The Moth is thrilled to set up residence in New Orleans, with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul, featuring stories by… maybe YOU? If you want to tell a story at The Moth, or know someone who'd be perfect, see all the details below. Throw your name in the hat or just come to listen!

Come join us for… "FIRSTS" on Tuesday, October 8

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy (host of The Moth podcast!)

7:00 p.m. Doors Open/ 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin 

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