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The Moth StorySLAM 

When: Second Monday of every month, 7 p.m.
Price: $8-$16
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Spreadable Cheese and Other Truths

Storytelling is really hot right now, partly thanks to the MOTH series, which hosts its San Francisco StorySLAM once a month at the Rickshaw Stop. Whether you've got a great five-minute true story to tell — like about how you once were almost kidnapped in Brazil or how you once ate a whole thing of spreadable cheese in like, ten minutes — or whether you just want to sit back and sip a libation and listen, the MOTH showcase is where it's at. There are no notes here, no standup routines, and no fictional stories allowed. It is a competition, so stories will be judged and a prize will be awarded to the storyteller who stays within the time limit, sticks to the month's theme, and has a story that best illuminates the gentle hearts of all assembled, drunk though they may be.

— Emilie Mutert

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