Moth Storytelling

Course Dates: 
Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2013
2-4 p.m.
Jay Fields


Moth Storytelling is based on the well-known New York improvisational "true stories told live" storytelling evenings in which participants are given twelve minutes to captivate their audience with tales from their own lives, delivered extemporaneously.  This course will begin by listening to recorded Moth stories, then hearing storytellers from the city and region talk about and present the art of making stories unforgettable.  The last three classes will involve course participants delivering their own true stories of the heart to other members of the course.

Jay Fields ( is a writer/creative director with thirty-five year’s experience and is the author of The Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina.  He served as creative director for over ten years shaping communications for the city of Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, and later for Grandfather Mountain.  He has been a guest lecturer at Appalachian State University, Mars Hill College, and UNC Asheville.