Featuring stories by Moth GrandSLAM champions and story pitches by YOU!
Moderated by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns with conversation and live story coaching from Moth Mainstage directors Sarah Austin Jenness and Maggie Cino.
Inspired by a summer’s night of impromptu storytelling on a Georgia porch and taking root in small clubs on the Lower East Side, The Moth has grown into a global event and what the Wall Street Journal has called “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket.” In its sixteen-year history, The Moth has presented more than 10,000 live stories and has risen to national acclaim with its wildly popular podcast, and Peabody Award–winning weekly radio show. In the new book The Moth: 50 True Stories, the organization has selected fifty favorite stories, which The Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns edited for the page. To celebrate the book’s release, join Catherine Burns and The Moth's creative team to talk about stories, hear GrandSLAM winning tales and to pitch stories of your own!
To pitch a story for The Moth at The Booksmith, call the pitch line at 1-877-799-MOTH and specify that your pitch is for The Booksmith. Anyone who submits a pitch will receive a special discount on copies of the new book on the night of the event, and several pitches will be selected to be presented to a live audience at The Booksmith with feedback from The Moth.