Monday October 8, 2018
Penguin Random House Headquarters
Midtown Manhattan | New York City
Since the National Day on Writing (October 20) was established by NCTE to draw attention to helping make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft, thousands of people have organized groups to engage in activities around the theme of #WhyIWrite. On the 10-year anniversary of the National Day on Writing, we hope you will join us for this special event to celebrate the power of writing to inspire hope and create change.
Participants will learn the basics of Moth storytelling, including techniques for crafting and structuring a story and strategies for brainstorming and honing stories from their own lives. We will hear from leaders of The Moth Education Program about ways that storytelling can be a part of educational spaces, and what impact it can have on classroom community and individual development. Participants will engage with each other in authentic ways as they share story ideas and story feedback. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of tools to help participants take their work further, places to share their stories, and ways to develop them.