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9/22/10

THIS THURS: Moth GrandSLAM Championship



Thursday, September 23, 2010
Detroit GrandSLAM
GrandSLAM Championship

Hosted by Alex Trajano
at The Gem Theatre
333 Madison Street
Detroit, MI
(not Cliff Bell's, the usual venue!)

7:00 Doors Open / 7:30 Stories Begin

Purchase $12 tickets at www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444.

What is The Moth?

The Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization, was founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings on his native St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where he and a small circle of friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales on his friend Wanda's porch. After moving to New York, George missed the sense of connection he had felt sharing stories with his friends back home, and he decided to invite a few friends over to his New York apartment to tell and hear stories. Thus the first "Moth" evening took place in his living room. Word of these captivating story nights quickly spread, and The Moth moved to bigger venues in New York. Today, The Moth conducts eight ongoing programs and has brought more than 3,000 live stories to over 100,000 audience members.