The Moth storytelling program is coming to IU Bloomington!
Students from all over campus are welcome to sign up for a two-day storytelling workshop followed by a public StorySLAM.
The free workshop will be presented by “The Moth Radio Hour” team and will introduce students to the Seven Principles of Moth Storytelling, The Moth Story Map, and elements of live performance. Students will work in small groups and one-on-one with instructors, learning to shape their personal experiences into well-crafted stories. The StorySLAM will take place on the third evening. Participants can test out their new storytelling skills by throwing their names in the hat to tell a true, five-minute story on the theme of CHOICES. All events are free, but space is limited.
Moth Student Workshops
At the Grunwald Gallery in the Fine Arts Building
Group A meets at 4-6pm on November 2 and 3
Group B meets at 7-9pm on November 2 and 3
Moth StorySLAM: CHOICES
At the Wells-Metz Theater
7:00pm Doors open // 7:30pm Stories begin on November 4
Email your name, major, and a brief story (500 words or less) on the theme of CHOICES to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please specify your preference for Group A or Group B.
Space for this workshop is very limited, so please only sign up if you can and will attend both days.
Applications will not be accepted without a story submission to the above email!
Some GUIDELINES for the stories:
* Stories should be TRUE, FIRST PERSON narratives.
* While we appreciate good writing, this isn’t an essay contest! We want to work with students who feel passionately about their material and are excited to craft a story they can tell live at The Moth.
* Think big or think small – be funny or serious - just be sincere about your life and the moment you want to share. Tell us what pressures you faced, and what you felt was significant about your choice.
Students will be contacted on Monday, October 19 to confirm their space in the workshop.
This event is sponsored by the Provost’s Arts and Humanities Council.
Learn more about The Moth at themoth.org.
Additional information about The Moth at IUB can be found here.