Message from The Moth: “Due to the developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) we are cancelling the London SLAMs through the end of April 2020. Your refund will be processed within the next 7-10 business days. We know that stories are a vital tool in creating a world sustained by empathy, understanding, and community. To get your fix of Moth storytelling, you can listen to The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth podcast on all major streaming platforms or visit The Moth’s YouTube channel to enjoy stories told from the stage. “
The Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions, held in twenty-six cities worldwide.
Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme – come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!
How it works:
7:30pm: Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen
8:00pm: The first name will be picked and the show will begin. Each teller will have 5 minutes to tell his or her tale. After each story, the judges confer, and give a score. The teller with the highest score becomes our StorySLAM winner. The winner will compete with the year’s other winners in our next GrandSLAM Championship.
Prepare a five-minute story about a feat that tested your mettle, sanity or patience. Triumph or defeat. Inch-by-inch success or major overhaul. Defeating the cocky know-it-all or walking past the spider web without freaking out. Throwdowns, duels, unbearable ultimatums. Bring us your tales of defying the odds, confronting that fear, or with any luck, rising to the occasion.
Prepare a five-minute story about EARTH. Communing with nature, digging up dirt, or saving our blue marble. Cooling or warming, believing or denying, uniter or great divider.
Audience and Age
The Moth has no age minimum, though some of our venues do. That said, if you are thinking of bringing a young person to one of our events, we encourage you to first consider the following:
• StorySLAMs and GrandSLAMs are open mic; The Moth does not control the content or know what story is about to be told on stage.
• Some of the tellers share raw and explicit stories that are very much meant for an audience aged 16 years and older.
• Some of the tellers share raw and explicit stories that are meant for mature audiences and might include the use of profanity.