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The Moth: Award-Winning Storytelling

May 1, 2008 | The Museum at Eldridge St. | New York City

With Jonathan Ames, Andy Borowitz, Ana Castillo, Mike Daisey, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Rian Malan, and Annie Proulx.

PEN World Voices joins forces once again with The Moth, a New York–based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the art of storytelling, which has been called “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal. Celebrating its 11th year, The Moth features simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes by wildly divergent raconteurs. The Moth has sold out every show since its inception and recently completed its first national tour.



• Andy Borowitz introduces The Moth: Award-Winning Storytelling (8:31)
• Jonathan Ames performs “I Called Myself El Cid” (12:52)
• Rian Malan tells a story about growing up in South Africa (13:50)
• Josh Kilmer-Purcell tells a story about summer camp (47:08)
• Ana Castillo tells a story about swimming with sharks (14:03)
• Mike Daisey tells a story about his life as a monologist (16:30)
• Annie Proulx perfroms “A Yard of Cloth” (14:43)

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