The Moth StorySLAM: this month’s theme: CARS!

The Moth StorySLAM: this month’s theme: CARS!

Thursday, December 3, 2009
7pm Doors / 7.30pm Stories

Moth StorySLAMS have been rocking audiences in New York and Los Angeles since 2001. In October of this year, the Moth, a national organization based in New York, alighted in the midwest to launch StorySLAMs in Chicago and Detroit. The monthly StorySLAM is one of the many ways that The Moth achieves its mission of promoting the art of storytelling.

Here’s how it works (from www.themoth.org): the Moth StorySLAM provides a stage and a microphone, a theme to inspire and shape the evening, a lively and supportive audience, and a host to guide the festivities. Stories are limited to five minutes, and ten stories are heard. The stories are scored by three teams of audience-member judges, and a winner is announced at every SLAM. SLAM winners later face off in a Moth GrandSLAM.

alt textClockwise from left: Host Dan Kennedy, slam contestants
Dave (in hat) and Barry. Photo by Travis R. Wright
(Metro Times)

The Moth launched Detroit’s StorySLAM on the first Thursday of October with the fitting theme of Firsts. Blunders followed on November 5. Tomorrow’s storytellers will wax poetic, comic, and tragic on a theme familiar to all Detroiters: Cars.

Detroit StorySLAMs are held on the first Thursday of each month at:
Cliff Bell’s
2030 Park Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
www.cliffbells.com
Tickets: $5 at the door.

You can tune in to The Moth Radio Hour on 101.9FM WDET, the media sponsor of the Detroit Moth StorySLAM, Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m.
You can also check out www.themoth.org.