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An evening of storytelling at Moth StorySlam

Last night we sat down to an evening of storytelling at the Moth StorySlam. Taking over the back room of Howler in Brunswick, there was not an empty seat in the house, as the audience prepared to be entertained by those wishing to share their most personal, intimate tales. If you’ve never been to a Moth StorySlam, we’d highly recommend it. Each month the audience is given a theme where anyone and everyone can prepare a story to tell on stage. Audience members put their name in a bag at the start of the night and one by one, their names are drawn from the bag. The stories need to be true, must be on topic and must be your story to tell. No stand-up routines, essays or how-to’s – and in case you forget the rules their up on the wall where storytellers wait when they are called up to the stage. This month’s theme was lost and storytellers had 5 minutes to ‘prepare a five-minute story about life sans GPS. Tales of the …

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 …