the moth

posted 8/16/2007 5:52:22 PM by: timothy

there are some good stories on the moth site.

it has a bit of a this american life or the next big thing feel to it and bills itself as "a not-for-profit storytelling organization".

from their site, a description of where the name "the moth" originated:

the screen around wanda's porch had a hole where moths would flutter in and get trapped in the light. similarly, george and his friends found that the characters in their best stories would often find themselves drawn to some bright light—of adventure, ambition, knowledge—but then find themselves burned or trapped, leaving them with some essential conflict to face before the story could reach its conclusion. so george and his original group of storytellers called themselves "the moths". george took the name with him to new york, where he hoped that new yorkers, too, would find themselves drawn to storytelling as moths to a flame.

listen to a couple

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