The Moth's StorySLAM open mic nights present amateur yet potentially talented storytellers with the opportunity to perform in public at last. Put your name in the hat and if you're selected, you're rewarded with five minutes of stage time in which to wow the crowd. Just remember that most stories should include a beginning and an ending, with a middle in between. Or simply attend, order a drink, and don't put your name in the hat, and you can listen to about ten stories then go home and do whatever other hobbies interest you. In other words, the StorySLAM events are for those who have a story to tell and for those who simply love to listen.