The Moth storytelling events arrive in the UK

In America the Moth has been organising storytelling events since 1997. Now it’s arrived in London to launch monthly sessions. The stories told on stage are largely autobiographical and at times highly intimate. But will the reveal-all formula work outside the USA?

"The reason I started the Moth was simple," says George Dawes Green. "I was tired of being interrupted and of hearing others being interrupted. Go to any party in New York City and there are vultures ready to jump in before you finish a sentence. I wanted a place where people talk for ten or twelve minutes without interruption."

The Moth began in New York but now runs in more than a dozen other US cities too. There are two formats. Curated, formal sessions feature professional writers and performers telling a story to an audience. Then there are Story Slams…

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