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Moth StorySLAM

If you’ve jumped onto the podcast wagon like the We Know Melbourne team have, then you’ll want to bookmark The Moth, an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and since August last year, Melbourne now has it’s very own monthly StorySLAM.

Launching different themes each month (previous themes have included love hurts, strange encounters, payback and celebration), The Moth have opened up the Melbourne stages to all storytellers near and afar. Presented as on open-mic theme, the story-tellers will get the chance to get intimate with the audience sharing their deepest, emotional, spellbinding tales.

“Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.”

The next Melbourne StorySlam is on March 7 and the theme is Lost. Think  about a time you were lost; physically, physiologically, spiritually – when you looked around and nothing was familiar. When you were off course or led astray, map-less or unmappable, up a creek or otherwise unable to see the light. When all was lost, how were you found? We can’t wait to hear what you come up with! 

When: Monthly (7 Mar – Lost; 4 Apr – Jokers; 2 May – Kin; 6 Jun – Borders)

Where: Howler, 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick

Visit the website here (or for Melbourne updates here)

We Know Melbourne exclusive: Win a double pass to the March 7, StorySlam at Howler Bar. To enter, fill out your details below. This competition is now closed.