Moth StorySLAM at Skidmore

The Moth StorySLAM promo photo

The storytelling org The Moth will be at Skidmore later this month for a StorySLAM event at the Zankel Center September 30. It's free and open to the public, but you will need to claim a ticket ahead.


During the SLAM, 10 students will take to the microphone and tell a five-minute story about a personal transformation or metamorphosis. A Moth host will emcee the event, which will be recorded for possible broadcast on a future episode of The Moth Radio Hour--presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, and airing on hundreds of radio stations--as well as on The Moth Podcast (free at

Instructors from the The Moth will be at Skidmore in the preceding week holding workshops for faculty and students. The storytellers for the Zankel event will be drawn from those workshops.

The Moth is very popular, and it packed The Egg a few years back. So if you'd like to check out this performance, it's not a bad idea to claim a spot earlier rather than later.

photo: Denise Ofelia Mangen / The Moth

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