The Moth: Occasional Magic (Paperback)

50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible

, The Moth

50 extraordinary new stories from The Moth

Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. Storytelling phenomenon The Moth recaptures this lost each week in cities across America, Britain, Australia and beyond, playing to packed crowds at sold-out live events.

Occasional Magic is a selection of 50 of the finest Moth stories from recent shows, from storytellers who found the courage to face their deepest fears. The stories feature voices familiar and new. Alongside Neil Gaiman, Adam Gopnik, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, and Cristina Lamb, there are stories from around the world describing moments of strength, passion, courage and humour - and when a little magic happened.

In finest Moth tradition, Occasional Magic encourages us all to be more open, vulnerable and alive.

Publication date: 14/03/2019

£12.99

ISBN: 9781781256664

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Non-Fiction

Introduction by: Catherine Burns

Edited by: Catherine Burns

The Moth: Occasional Magic (Ebook)

50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible

, The Moth

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50 extraordinary new stories from The Moth

Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. Storytelling phenomenon The Moth recaptures this lost each week in cities across America, Britain, Australia and beyond, playing to packed crowds at sold-out live events.

Occasional Magic is a selection of 50 of the finest Moth stories from recent shows, from storytellers who found the courage to face their deepest fears. The stories feature voices familiar and new. Alongside Neil Gaiman, Adam Gopnik, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, and Cristina Lamb, there are stories from around the world describing moments of strength, passion, courage and humour - and when a little magic happened.

In finest Moth tradition, Occasional Magic encourages us all to be more open, vulnerable and alive.

Publication date: 14/03/2019

£5.99

ISBN: 9781782832614

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Non-Fiction

Introduction by: Catherine Burns

Edited by: Catherine Burns

The Moth: Occasional Magic (Paperback)

50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible

, The Moth

50 extraordinary new stories from The Moth

Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. Storytelling phenomenon The Moth recaptures this lost each week in cities across America, Britain, Australia and beyond, playing to packed crowds at sold-out live events.

Occasional Magic is a selection of 50 of the finest Moth stories from recent shows, from storytellers who found the courage to face their deepest fears. The stories feature voices familiar and new. Alongside Neil Gaiman, Adam Gopnik, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, and Cristina Lamb, there are stories from around the world describing moments of strength, passion, courage and humour - and when a little magic happened.

In finest Moth tradition, Occasional Magic encourages us all to be more open, vulnerable and alive.

Publication date: 05/03/2020

£9.99

ISBN: 9781781256671

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Non-Fiction

Introduction by: Catherine Burns

Edited by: Catherine Burns

The Moth

The Moth

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the centre of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theatre, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.

Moth stories dissolve socio-economic barriers, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome challenges and see with new eyes.

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