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Remember story hour? That soothing voice reading children’s stories as you sat wide-eyed on a rug? The Moth GrandSLAM Championship isn’t like that. Think: fast-paced, funny, tear-jerking, humanity-inducing and completely true. Featuring winners of the past 10 L.A. Moth StorySLAMs, it’s a great way to experience live storytelling for the first (or 14th) time. The Moth, which takes its name from the way storytellers attract listeners like moths to a flame, was founded in New York by poet-novelist George Dawes Green. It has since expanded to include nationwide events, competitions and a radio show.

Mon., Feb. 23, 7 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 02/23/15)