The Paper Nerd Podcast
Episode #8: I Dream of NY NOW
As we all endure an August with no NY NOW, I’m hosting a longtime exhibitor, Joni Lewis, the super-creative mind behind Visual Treats Design Studio.
I’m a big fan of The Moth and listen to the show each week on NPR. So I was very excited to travel to Washington, DC to actually *see* a live show. We found a parking space in front of the theater but we’d need to pop out to feed the parking meter. I stopped to ask the nice man at the Moth swag table if there would be an intermission. When he offered me his pen to fill out the application to tell a story, I declined, saying no, I only planned to listen. But he said, “oh c’mon, don’t you have a story about ‘education’?”. And suddenly I thought of the perfect story, took a chance and put my name in the hat.
Photo credit: The Moth and Photographer Daniel Trill Boken
After winning the Washington DC StorySLAM I was invited to compete against nine other winners in a Moth GrandSLAM on the stage of the Lincoln Theatre. That night’s theme was ‘Crash Course’. Enjoy!