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Theatre & Performing Arts

The Moth GrandSLAM Storytelling Championship

The ultimate storytelling competition, The Moth GrandSLAM invites winners from our open-mic StorySLAMs back to the stage for the Chicago storytelling championship. The theme for the night is… A POINT OF BEAUTY.

“When the noise and ugliness got so loud, I focused in on a point of beauty.” –Maniza Naqvi

Prepare a five-minute story about the gobsmackingly gorgeous nestled in the mess, the astonishingly attractive, the sensationally stunning. Witnessing an awe-inspiring work of art, or admiring the humble daisy growing through the crack in the sidewalk. Seeing past the sound and the fury to find something unexpectedly exquisite.

Each ticket purchase includes a copy of The Moth’s new book, A Point of Beauty: True Stories of Holding On and Letting Go coming out on March 19, 2024! The Moth’s fourth anthology is an inspiring and entertaining collection of unforgettable true stories about finding unexpected beauty in life’s transitions. Storytellers in A Point of Beauty include Elizabeth Gilbert and Quiara Alegría Hudes alongside tales of an international rescue mission for Paddington Bear, a family matriarch running numbers in Detroit, an epic Lucha libre showdown in Mexico City, and more. The book will be distributed to ticket holders the night of the GrandSLAM.

Presented By: The Moth


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