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The Moth Youth Storytelling Workshop

Got a story to tell? Then this is the workshop for you.

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Do you have a story to tell? If so, The Moth, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, have a pretty cool opportunity for you.

The Moth is an acclaimed U.S. based non-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of personal stories told live. They’ve presented more than 15,000 stories, at live events, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Many of these live events are recorded and distributed online as podcasts, which you can check out to get a feel for what they do.

They are hosting two storytelling workshops in Dublin at Towers this April, on the theme of ‘Game Change’. They want you to pinpoint a moment in your life when everything changed for you, where you turned a corner, where you flipped a switch. At the workshops, you’ll be taught how to craft these moments into dynamic and engaging stories to be performed out loud.

The stories told must be true and relating to the theme. Here are a few suggested prompts to get you thinking on the theme:

  • Things changed for me when…
  • I am who I am today because of…
  • Tell us about a time you had to stand up for yourself…
  • Tell us about a time when you participated in- or started- a campaign to cause change…
  • Have you ever stood up for someone who was different?

Workshop participants will also be invited to attend a reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in the Phoenix Park on the evening of April 8th from 6pm - 8pm. 

Workshop Logistics

The workshops are free of charge. There are 32 places for young people (aged 18-25) from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with 16 participants in each workshop.

The workshops will take place on Wednesday April 8th at 9:00am-11:30am (Dublin participants) and 12:30pm-3:00pm (participants from Northern Ireland and long distances), at Towers in Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be paid to participants and lunch will be provided.

How to apply

To apply for the workshop, please apply using this short form.

The deadline is Friday, March 13th 2015 at midnight and successful applicants will be notified on March 27th.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Katie Keogh at at any time.

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Published Feb­ru­ary 24th2015
Last updated March 11th2015
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