The Moth Takes the Stage in SLC, Release (04-10-17)

THE MOTH TAKES THE STAGE IN SALT LAKE CITY 

Storytelling Nonprofit’s Signature Mainstage To Debut at  

Kingsbury Hall on Tuesday, May 30

                                                                                               Tickets on Sale Now 

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - KUER 90.1 is pleased to present The Moth live onstage on Tuesday, May 30. The internationally acclaimed organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling is making its Salt Lake City debut at Kingsbury Hall. The Moth Mainstage features true, personal stories told live and without notes by people from all walks of life. 

The Moth’s premiere Mainstage in Salt Lake City will introduce five tellers sharing personal tales on the theme “Between Worlds,” and the host for the evening will be Moth regular, Dame Wilburn. With 8,100 KUER listeners tuning in to The Moth Radio Hour each week, KUER is proud to bring The Moth to Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Kingsbury Hall. Tickets are available at Kingsbury Hall via https://tickets.utah.edu/events/kuer-90-1-presents-the-moth/ or (801) 581-7100

The Moth began on a back porch in small-town Georgia where founder George Dawes Green would spend summer evenings swapping spellbinding tales with a small circle of friends. There was a hole in the screen, which let in moths that were attracted to the light, and the group started calling themselves “The Moths.” Green recreated the feeling of those nights with the first The Moth event in New York City, which quickly evolved into events like The Moth Mainstage and StorySLAMs. The Moth Radio Hour is a Peabody Award-winning show that features storytellers chosen from across The Moth’s programs. It is heard on more than 450 stations across the country, including KUER, airing on Saturdays at 5:00 pm. The podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.

Do you have a story to tell? The Moth is currently seeking submissions from folks in Utah! Prepare a 2-minute version of your story and call their pitch line at 877-799-MOTH. Be sure to mention you’re from the Salt Lake City-area.

For media-related inquiries, please contact Gayle Ewer, KUER’s Marketing Manager, at (801) 587-9331 or gewer@kuer.org.

A charter member of NPR, KUER 90.1 broadcasts from the Eccles Broadcast Center at the University of Utah. KUER provides a commercial-free mix of local and national news and storytelling to more than 175,000 weekly listeners across 80 percent of the state. KUER and its HD channels can be streamed online at kuer.org and with KUER's mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. 

About The Moth

The Moth is an acclaimed nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2017. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 20,000 stories, told live and without notes to standing­room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth conducts seven ongoing programs: The Moth Mainstage, which tours internationally, has featured stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, John Turturro, Molly Ringwald, and Tig Notaro, as well as an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hot­dog eating champion and hundreds more; The Moth StorySLAM program, which conducts open mic storytelling competitions in 26 cities; 21 in the US plus Sydney and Melbourne, AU, London, UK and Dublin, IE; The Moth Community Program, which offers storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to adults who are too often overlooked by the mainstream media; The Moth High School StorySLAMs, which bring the thrill of personal storytelling to high schools in New York and educators around the world; The Moth Podcast, which is downloaded more than 44 million times a year; The Moth Corporate Program, which provides industry-specific storytelling solutions; and Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour which airs weekly on 450+ public radio stations nationwide. The Moth’s second book, THE MOTH PRESENTS ALL THESE WONDERS: True Stories about Facing the Unknown (Crown Archetype; Hardcover; $25.00), was released on March 21, 2017. Learn more at www.themoth.org.

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