I'm thrilled to share some good news. My story "The Frog Pond" was a finalist for The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and will be published in the upcoming issue of Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry.
I've been participating in a Community Workshop with The Moth. It's been so inspiring to hear my fellow participants' talk about their experiences. Since the stories are personal, it's sometimes felt scary to tell them, but throughout the process we've challenged each other to make our work stronger and to take risks. Moth staff and volunteers have offered great insight and guidance. On June 11th, we'll be telling our stories live.
About The Moth
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization 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 center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.
The Moth Community Program brings workshops and performance opportunities to diverse adult organizations throughout New York City. Workshops are conducted by experienced Moth instructors, assisted by teams of trained volunteer story coaches. Throughout the workshops, participants learn to shape selected life experiences into well-crafted stories, which are then presented to peers and members of the local community. Many Community Program graduates continue in the program as volunteer story coaches for future workshops, and have the opportunity to share their stories at Moth events throughout the year. http://themoth.org/
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- Nicole Fix