The Moth StorySLAM: Music

The mothThursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm

Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. This event always sells out. Tickets are on sale 1 week before the show at 3PM EDT. If this event is sold out make sure to catch future StorySLAMs at The Moth’s events page.

Please note – new Moth StorySLAM ticketing policy as of Fall 2016:

  • ALL NYC StorySLAM tickets are available for online, pre-event purchase. Tickets go live 1 week before the show at 3pm EDT, unless otherwise noted.
  • Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In addition to online sales, a limited number of tickets to this SLAM will be sold at the door – first come, first-served!
  • Please plan to arrive early and join the line outside the bookstore, south toward Prince Street.
  • This event always sells out. Standing in line does not guarantee entry. We do our absolute best to monitor the line and let people know if they might be past our capacity.
  • Housing Works does not sell any pre-sale tickets to this event.

$10 at the door ONLY (+credit card fee).

Book Launch: Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz with illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl

rad women

Friday, October 14 at
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

28 Adams St.
Brooklyn , NY 11201

Come join us for the book launch of Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz with illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl, the exciting new book celebrating the lives of extraordinary and radical women from around the world.

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world.

In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women’s history.

Admission is free. RSVP is preferred. RSVP by filling out the booking form on this page or sending an email to

Greenwich Village Rock & Folk Music Walking Tour & Book Launch

GreenwichSaturday, October 15 at 4:00 pm

Washington Square Arch
Washington Square Park
New York, NY 10011

Through a partnership with the City Blocks Culture Collective, a FREE presentation of their  Greenwich Village Walking Folk & Rock MusicTour and launch of their BLOCKS NYC Greenwich Village Coloring Book, will be available, which celebrates the music, history and architecture of Greenwich Village.
Join a FREE walking tour to celebrate and learn about the rich musical history of Greenwich Village and visit the places of its 60’s & 70’s folk rock scene, see where legends such as Bob Dylan, the Ramones and Led Zeppelin lived and performed. Tours are led by Bob Egan of Pop Spots NYC.
After the walking tour join the FREE official launch party of the BLOCKS NYC Greenwich Village Coloring Book and meet the founder of the City Blocks Culture Collective and creator of the coloring book, Rafi Ghanaghounian in the spectacular surroundings of the Lomography Gallery store where complimentary drinks and light snacks will be served. There will be opportunity to win one of three limited edition books signed by the books illustrator, David Setrakian.
The BLOCKS NYC coloring book includes pullout coloring pages of album covers that played a critical role in the 60’s and 70’s folk and rock scene in Greenwich Village, iconic buildings of musician’s haunts and studios, as well as some personal sketch and journal pages. Each page has an illustration on the front and a stories about the neighborhood on the back and comes packaged in a custom designed “record sleeve.”
Admission is free, but a reservation is required. Click Here to make a reservation and for more information.
Columbus: Daniel Menaker on “The African Svelte”

Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm

450 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
African SvelteInspired by his tenure at The New Yorker, this collection of comical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English comes with commentary by the author, illustrations by Roz Chast, and a foreword from Billy Collins. During his time at The New Yorker, Daniel Menaker happened across a superb spelling mistake: The zebras were grazing on the African svelte. Fascinated by the idea of unintentionally meaningful spelling errors, he began to see that these gaffes, neither typos nor auto-corrects, are sometimes more interesting than their “straight-laced “counterparts. Through examples he has collected over the course of his decades-long career as an editor and writer, he brings us to a new understanding of language–how it’s used, what it means, and what fun it can be. Illustrated by the inimitable Roz Chast, with a foreword from former poet laureate Billy Collins, The African Svelte offers thoughtful and intelligent “exit Jesus.” Menaker glances at familiar fumbles like “for all intensive purposes” and “doggy-dog world,” but readers delighted by language will find themselves turning the pages with “baited breath” to discover fresh howlers that have them laughing off their “dairy airs.”
Admission is free.