Miami Book Fair x The Moth Summer Storytelling Lab

Miami Book Fair’s Speak Up meets The Moth Story Lab for a 7-week virtual workshop series for 10th – 12th grade students. The Moth Story Lab workshop teaches the art and craft of true, personal storytelling (including games, brainstorming, and story crafting) and culminates in a final virtual story share to friends, and family. You must be able to be there for all 7 virtual sessions. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to develop and share a story about their lives, friends, or the family dinner table, and can even serve as a starting point for a college essay or scholarship application. Free to apply. No previous storytelling, writing, or performance experience necessary. 

Application deadline: May 31, 2024

Read below for a full timeline and FAQs.


  • How long will the application be open? Now – May 31, 2024
  • What is The Moth? It is an organization dedicated to the art and craft of true, personal storytelling. In other words, it’s all about telling your stories!
  • What is the time commitment? You must be able to commit to all 7 sessions on Tuesdays at 3 – 5 p.m. from June 18 – July 30
  • Is it in-person? Nope! Join us virtually on Zoom!
  • Who can participate? Rising 10th – 12th graders
  • Does this program cost anything? It is completely free to apply and participate!

Applications are open until 11:59 p.m. EST May 31, 2024.

No late submissions will be accepted.

There is no fee to apply.


  • Open to Miami-Dade County and Broward high school students only. Public, charter, private, and homeschoolers are all eligible to apply.
  • Must be a rising 10th – 12th grader to apply.  
  • If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please contact us.


  • April 10 – May 31: Application period
  • June 7: Students are notified of admission status
  • June 12: Students must confirm their participation or lose their spot
  • June 18 – July 30: Speak Up x The Moth Story Lab sessions


  • June 18 and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

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