The Moth @ Grinnell College

Published:
April 12, 2021

April 9 & 10th, 2022 The Moth and Wilson center partner again to bring Grinnell College students another opportunity to work with professionals from the Moth to help you craft your story, learn from professionals, and build empathy as you hear others tell their own stories!

Students, click here to register for the workshops from 1-4pm on Saturday, Apr. 9, and Sunday, April 10th. Registrants MUST attend BOTH workshops.


The Wilson Center for Innovation & Leadership collaborates with The Moth Radio Hour to bring a story-telling workshop and slam to the Grinnell College campus.

A nonprofit dedicated to the craft of true personal storytelling with a mission to help build and create more empathy in the world, The Moth’s educational program spent their first time in Iowa working with 27 Grinnell students in two three-hour workshops to develop five-minute personal stories on the theme of transformation. On Sunday evening, ten randomly-picked students from the group of 27 performed their stories on stage. The Moth workshop starts with a large group discussion on the craft of storytelling before transitioning to three small groups where students develop stories from their own life through brainstorming, practice, and feedback. Through both the format of the workshops and the nature of storytelling, the students get an intimate look into each other’s lives.

For more information on our first collaboration check out this wonderful article in the Scarlet & Black written by Anneliese Stattelman ’20. (Special thanks to the S&B for their permission to link the story.)

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