Aug
1
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Caution

CAUTION- Prepare a five-minute story about prudent behavior. Treading lightly, hedging bets, playing it safe. Vigilant rule-followers, overprotective mother hens, reckless thrill-seekers. Red alert- pitfalls ahead: hazardous materials, dangerous territory, toxic friends. Heeding the warning or throwing precaution to the wind. Slippery when wet.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/caution-ann-arbor-1

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

Aug
3
Aug 6

Pickathon

  • Pickathon Music Festival

Join Patricia outside Portland, OR, as she hosts a storytelling show she carefully curated as a part of the Pickathon Music Festival.

http://pickathon.com/

Aug
3
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM: Elbow Grease (sponsored by Shinola)

ELBOW GREASE: Prepare a five-minute story about creating change, together. Finding ways to play a part, from bake sales to rally cries, building a barn or raising a child. Being a friend with a truck on moving day. Rolling up sleeves and digging in. Hammer, keyboard or voice… choose your tool and get to work.

Under 18 allowed with parent/ guardian

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/elbow-grease-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Event Sponsor: Shinola

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Aug
15
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Good Intentions

GOOD INTENTIONS: Prepare a five-minute story about just trying to help. Botched benevolence and helpful turned hurtful. Rejected generosity. Misconstrued constructive criticism. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Take us on the road.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/good-intentions-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

Sep
5
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Schooled

SCHOOLED- Taught  by  nuns  or  wolves,  the streets, trial and error or Harvard professors, come share a story of SCHOOL. Prepare a five-minute tale about lessons learned, mentored enlightenment or hard knock knowledge.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/schooled-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

Sep
7
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM

COMFORT: Prepare a five-minute story about being snug as a bug in a rug. A blissful sleep, a peaceful relationship, a restorative act of kindness. Times when life has rubbed you the wrong way, and fate sent you solace in the metaphoric form of a cushy down comforter.

This venue is 18+.

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/comfort-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Sep
19
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Confrontation

CONFRONTATION: Prepare a five-minute story about mano a mano conflict. Standing up to your bully, sitting down with your roomate, negotiating with your boss, scaring off your stalker, looking into your bathroom mirror. No more passive-aggressive bulllsh$t!

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/confrontation-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

Oct
3
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Creepy

CREEPY: Prepare a five-minute story about something that makes your skin crawl—the people, places or things that spook you. Creatures, humans included, who slither or skulk. Haunted houses, dark alleys, inappropriate co-worker comments, menacing Facebook postings. What lurks in the bottom drawer of your fridge. Ominous strangers, suspicious ingredients. The unmistakable feeling of facing a threat that has not quite defined itself. Spidey sense activated!

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/creepy-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Oct
5
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM: Competition

COMPETITION: Prepare a five-minute story about the clash. Showdowns and tug-of-wars. Sibling rivalries, frenemies, battles of wit. Eyes on the prize; fighting for the girl, the gold medal, or the corner office. Dukes up.

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/competition-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Oct
17
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Discovery

DISCOVERY: Prepare a five-minute story about unearthing truth. Moments of eureka in a cave or in therapy, through careful analysis or dumb luck. Learning something brand new or finding something you probably should have recognized all along.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/discovery-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Nov
2
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM: Control

Control towers and control top pantyhose. It's all about holding it together. Prepare a five-minute story about your valiant efforts to keep the equilibrium. Or your maniacal plans as puppetmaster to bend others to your will. A surgeon's precision, a nursery school teacher's iron will, being the boss of yourself or others. Has anyone seen the remote?

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/control-detroit

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

 

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.


Jul
18
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Denial

DENIAL: Prepare a five-minute story about denial. From deliberate ignorance (Look the other way!) to full-out, loony blind eye to the truth (No one will notice my missing front tooth/my teenage daughter is a virgin/my bald spot isn't visible.) Skimming the truth, delusions and revisionist history too. And this year, I will stick with my New Year resolution. No really. I will. Totally. Shut. Up. I'm serious this time!

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET. themoth.org/events

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

 

Jul
6
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM: Beauty

BEAUTY: Prepare a five-minute story about that which is skin and/or soul-deep. Works of art, works of nature, and works of parents with stunning genes. What lengths have you gone to to emulate your ideal aesthetic, and where have you uncovered unexpected examples of gorgeousness?

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/beauty-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Breathless

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

BREATHLESS: Prepare a five-minute story about having to pause for just a moment. Tell us about brilliant vistas, the largest ball of yarn you have ever seen, spontaneous upside-down kisses, your first time seeing snow. Whether at the top of a mountain, in a dark theatre, on a crowded dance floor, under a vast starry sky, in a hospital bed seeing your newborn for the first time.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/breathless-ann-arbor

Jun
20
6:30 pm18:30

The Moth StorySLAM: Outnumbered

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

OUTNUMBERED: Prepare a five minute story about being in the minority. In times of crisis: back alley brawls, political skirmishes, family reunions. Or times of plenty: pool boy at swim suit model's retreat or the lone voice of reason in a sea of panic. The quixotic thrill of taking on a bigger army or the panic of getting flanked.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/outnumbered-ann-arbor

Jun
6
6:30 pm18:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Mystery

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

MYSTERY: Prepare a five-minute story about puzzling events. Whodunits, secret deals, curious details and shadowy figures. Facts that don’t add up. Unsolved happenings. Anonymous packages and secret admirers. The cagy, the cryptic and the covert! The butler did it, Sherlock.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/mystery-ann-arbor

Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

The Moth StorySLAM Detroit: Cheating

  • Marble Bar

CHEATING: Prepare a five-minute story about CHEATING. Stepping out, crib sheets, tax evasion or stacked decks. Tricks, swindles, cons and frauds. Philanders and chiselers and flimflammers, tramps and thieves. Broken hearts and bank accounts, sneaks and dirty dogs.

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/cheating-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

May
16
6:30 pm18:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Traps

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

TRAPS: Prepare a five-minute story about a speed trap, mouse trap or emotional trap. Held hostage at your coworker's Tupperware party, caught in a ponzi scheme, clocked with radar on the highway or ensnared in a maddening tango with a rodent in the pantry. Or tell us how you broke free from psychological ambush, blackmail or a bad blind date.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/traps-ann-arbor

May
4
7:00 pm19:00

The Moth StorySLAM Detroit: Karma

  • Marble Bar

KARMA: Coincidence? I think not! Prepare a five-minute story about cosmic justice. Did a rude comment come back to bite you? Or have you unwittingly saved your own neck through an act of random kindness? Whether you’re fated for success or doomed for failure, what goes around comes around. Better tip your bartender!

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/karma-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

May
2
6:30 pm18:30

The Ann Arbor StorySLAM: First Impression

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

FIRST IMPRESSION: Prepare a five-minute story about the indelible mark made upon meeting somebody for the first time. Online date adventures where alter egos or earnest personalities mix for the first time. Long awaited introductions to long lost family or life's absent characters. Books with misleading covers and second chance moments that reinvent relationships.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/first-impression-ann-arbor

Apr
18
6:30 pm18:30

The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Refuge

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

REFUGE: Prepare a five-minute story about your safe haven. Sanctuary from bullies, vindictive lovers, bosses, the law and other sometimes unpleasant realities. Political asylum or a refugee in your own home. Coming to the rescue or crying out for help. For some a quiet room, for others a mosh pit. The roof over your head! The safe space in your head! Shelter from the storm.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

 

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/refuge-ann-arbor

Apr
12
8:00 am08:00

ZingTrain Speaker Series: Storytelling with Patricia Wheeler

  • ZingTrain

SPEAKER SERIES SEASON 8: April 12, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Everyone loves a good story, but we don't always think we have a good one to share.

Patricia Wheeler disagrees.

She firmly believes that each and every one of us has a story to tell. That we each have lives that are unique, inspiring and worthy of celebration. And that we each have stories to tell that are powerful - woven with the interconnected strands of every aspect of our lives - personal, professional, private, public.

JOIN us for this exciting session. Beneath Patricia's unassuming, understated style, you will find a quietly compelling storyteller. Prepare to be completely captivated and to...

  • LOOK more deeply into one story in your own life, one that defines your personal brand.
  • TELL your story and uncover how your unique perspective influences your professional identity.
  • SEE how you can harness the power of your story in your work.

RESISTER HERE:  https://www.zingtrain.com/content/patricia-wheeler-storytelling

Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

The Moth StorySLAM Detroit: Fresh

  • Marble Bar

FRESH: Prepare a five minute story about the crispest and cleanest of life's offerings. A new zip code, spouse, haircut or nose. Out with the stale, and in with the freshly baked. Tales of reinvention, from love life shakeups to a test drive of the new and improved you!

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/fresh-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Apr
4
6:30 pm18:30

The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Duped

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

DUPED: Prepare a five-minute story about deception. Swindled, tricked or fooled. Trojan horses, prank calls, fine-print stipulations or flat out fabrications. White lies and con jobs. April Fools!

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/duped-ann-arbor

Mar
28
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Broken

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

BROKEN: Prepare a five minute story about a time it all fell to pieces! Promises never kept, to hearts left shattered to be swept. The time YOU dropped the glass at your great-aunt’s house, or when your best friend’s 97’ Nissan finally gave out. Saving your smartphone from catastrophe! And still, theres a scratch. From laws, to limbs, to fragile iPhones tell us about the brokenness of life.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/broken-ann-arbor

Mar
7
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor: Making Peace

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

MAKING PEACE: Craft a five-minute story about Making Peace: The laying down of arms, the olive branch, the surrender to the greater good or the fierce battle for an even playing ground. Stories of all manner of amity welcome: peace with a nation, a neighbor or a notion. Loving your enemies is a tall order, but how about you just make nice?

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

The Moth StorySLAM Detroit: Wonders

  • Marble Bar

WONDERS: Prepare a five minute story about life's knee-buckling moments. Feeling small under the stars, meeting the love of your life, finding the toy before finishing the cereal box. Expansive views or small, perfect instants. Regale us with tales of ventures into uncharted territory....and how your life was changed forever by what you found there.

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/wonders-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Feb
7
6:30 pm18:30

The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Bouncing Back

  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company

BOUNCING BACK:Prepare a five-minute story about recovery and re-invention. Survival in times of dire straits, whether it be destitution, diagnosis fearful bungee jumps, or depletion of rescourses in a Settlers of Catan Match. Tell us about your Dark Horse moments!

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/bouncing-back-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

The Moth StorySLAM Detroit: Love Hurts

  • Marble Bar

LOVE HURTS: Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome.

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET. 

https://themoth.org/events/love-hurts-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Dec
6
6:00 pm18:00

The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Food

  • Circus Bar and Billiard

FOOD: Prepare a five-minute story about FOOD. Vittles, grub, cuisine, groceries, homemade or take out. From frozen dinners to nuts and berries, bring us stories of nourishment. From gluttony to gluten intolerance, tales of your daily bread.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+.

    Nov
    10
    7:00 pm19:00

    HERsay: An Evening of Performance Art

    • Pointless Brewery & Theatre

    Join some of the most talented women from Washtenaw County and its environs for an evening of storytelling, singing, dancing, comedy, improvisation, a show'n'tell of our visual art, cooking demo...and who knows what else? We're awesome women who can do anything!

    Get tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2628528
    The general admission fee is $10, half of which will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

    Select the "Woman Warrior Queen" price, and $15 of the ticket price will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

    Patricia will be performing.

    Nov
    3
    7:00 pm19:00

    The Moth StorySLAM Detroit: NINE TO FIVE

    • Marble Bar

    NINE TO FIVE: Prepare a 5 minute story about the job. Punching the clock or punching your boss. Speak of gainful, painful, or just-to-pay-the-rent employment. Office gossip, worksite conditions, business attire and harassment suits. From babysitting to air-traffic control. Stories about the boss, the office romance, finicky customers ..or dream jobs.

    This venue is 18+, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

    *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

    Media Sponsor: WDET

    Nov
    1
    6:00 pm18:00

    The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Persuasion

    • Circus Bar and Billiards

    PERSUASION: Prepare a five-minute story about persuasion. Detail your endeavors to convince others to see things your way, do your bidding, execute your wishes. Persuasion is manipulation's well-mannered sister, the subtle secret power! Share how you "guided" others to enroll in your school of thought, eat the peas, wear the handcuffs, dye the hair or buy the Ambassador Bridge. Stories of snake-oil salesfolk, rainmakers, deal breakers, used car peddlers, sirens, seductresses, ladies men, preachers and teachers. You KNOW you want to.

    *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

    Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

    Additional Information About the Venue

    This venue is 18+.

    Oct
    18
    6:00 pm18:00

    The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: HOT MESS

    • Circus Bar and Billiards

    HOT MESS: Prepare a five-minute story about spectacular chaos. Faux pas and flamboyant fails. Calamitous confusion. Wearing two different shoes to work, butt dialing your ex, tanking an interview. Disheveled dramas and situations so tangled there is no hope of straightening things out.

    *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET. 

    Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

    Additional Information About the Venue

    This venue is 18+.

    Oct
    13
    Oct 16

    NerdCon: Stories

    • Minneapolis Convention Center

    Join Patricia in Minneapolis for a weekend of nerdy story goodness!  She is moderating a panel on oral storytelling, participating in a panel on finding one's voice, hosting an open mic, and more!

    http://nerdconstories.com