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The Moth Story SLAM Series Comes To Vermont

Updated April 16: The first two StorySlam competitions at Skinny Pancake were sold out events, and testament to the incredible storytellers we have here in Vermont! 

We've received a few questions about how to get tickets. They are available directly from The Moth's website, and they generally go on sale one week before the event. 

All the stories are being recorded for possible broadcast or feature on The Moth's You Tube channel.

Original post: We are thrilled to announce that The Moth is coming to Vermont for a series of Story Slam contests in 2014!

The series kicks off on Tuesday, March 18 at the Skinny Pancake in Burlington. Guests are invited to prepare a five-minute story about a maiden voyage  - your first kiss, first overseas trip, or any first time. 

Show up at 7:00 p.m. to sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team, or just settle into your seats and buckle up to listen to the show. At 8, the first storyteller will be picked at random 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 the StorySLAM winner and will compete at the next GrandSLAM Championship! You can learn more about how StorySLAMs work at The Moth's website

The Moth is in the process of scheduling 13 Story SLAMs througout Vermont. Here is a list of the dates and locations so far - we'll add to the list as more information becomes available, or you can check at The Moth's events page.

Tuesday, March 18, The Skinny Pancake, Burlington
Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m.
Theme: Firsts

Tuesday, April 15, The Skinny Pancake, Burlington
Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m.
Theme: Scars

Wednesday, May 21, The Flynn Center, Burlington
Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m.
Theme: Nerve

Tuesday, June 17, The Flynn Center, Burlington
Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m.
Theme: Home

And of course, you can catch The Moth Radio Hour every Saturday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 9 p.m.!

Michelle leads the team that oversees station branding, marketing, events, communications, and audience services. She joined VPR in 2002.
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