The Willows Community School proudly presents an evening with The Moth featuring Micaela Blei, Moth Director of Education and Community Programs, on Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.at The Willows Community School, 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City, 90232. Ms. Blei’s engaging keynote is entitled Storytelling for Empathy and Engagement-An Innovative Strategy for Child Development.
The Moth has presented thousands of stories to worldwide audiences and now brings its magic to The Willows. This talk will focus on the art and craft of storytelling, and how personal narrative performance and the crafting of stories can create a powerful context in which to explore together the emotional and critical work of learning and life. This talk is geared toward parents, educators, storytellers, and all who wish to help students, teachers, and families listen to, and lift, their many voices. Ms. Blei draws on her seven years of experience as a Moth educator, curriculum designer, and GrandSLAM champion storyteller to present Moth storytelling as an innovative strategy perfect for parents, students, and educators.
The evening is free and open to all. Seating is limited; a reservation is required. Please RSVP at www.thewillows.org/Events.
“Stories that attest to the startling varieties and travails of human experience, and the shared threads of love, loss, fear and kindness that connect us.” New York Times
The Moth is a non-profit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling and celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 true personal stories, told live, without notes, to audiences around the globe. The Moth produces approximately 600 live shows each year and has an ongoing presence in 29 cities worldwide. In addition, The Moth Podcast is downloaded over 52 million times a year, and each week, the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, presented by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, is heard on over 475 public radio stations globally. The Moth has published two critically acclaimed books — international bestseller The Moth: 50 True Stories (2013), and All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown (2017). Its third book, Occasional Magic: True Stories of Defying the Impossible will be released in Spring 2019.