BY JACKIE KEOGH
WHYTE Books in Schull will be hosting its second ‘Moth’ storytelling event in the bookshop tonight at 7.30 pm.
‘The Moth’ phenomenon started in New York City in 1997 after author, George Dawes Green, held the first session in his home. He started it because he missed the storytelling tradition of his native Georgia, where people sat around on the porch in the evening, telling stories while moths flickered around the lights.
It was an instant success and the word quickly spread. Soon the sessions moved out into clubs and bars and the ‘Moth’ storytelling session became a worldwide phenomenon.
There are just a few rules: the stories must be true; the stories must come from the storyteller’s own experience; and they should last no longer than ten minutes.
The Whyte Books inaugural ‘Moth’ event was held last November when five people told their wonderful, varied and authentic stories to an appreciative audience.
The candlelit event is held in the upstairs room in the bookshop and the intimate atmosphere fosters a unique experience for both the storytellers and the audience.
‘We are issuing a call out for more storytellers because we would like to make it a regular event,’ said Sheila Whyte, who owns the bookstore.
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