Tag Archives: the moth

Elise Pepple of Hear Tell: “Storytelling is a democratic art; it is a renewable resource.”


Hear Tell is a monthly live storytelling event organized by Elise Pepple. Crush[ed] is the theme of the next episode, which takes place this evening (doors at 7) at Tandem Bakery (on 742 Congress). According to Pepple, she wanted the theme “to be about love because it’s February” but “didn’t want it to be too […]

Maine, Thankfully: Samuel James: Songwriter, Storyteller, Raconteur


Samuel James is an artist and all around raconteur based in Portland, Maine. He is a seasoned and celebrated blues musician—touring around has taken him all over the planet. His writing about race has been featured in the Phoenix and he recently told a story up growing up in foster homes on the popular radio program […]

Straddling Class: Feeling out of place while in between classes


My friend Shay told me that it sounds to her like I am a class straddler. I explained that I was incredibly uncomfortable while in the crowd at The Moth Mainstage event at The State Theater. (The Moth, for the uninitiated, is a live storytelling event, recorded versions of which air on MPBN Radio.) MPBN […]