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Speak Up Storytelling

Jul 6, 2020

On episode #99 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!

In our follow up segment, we discuss firehouse and stripper poles as well as upcoming shows and workshops, all online!


  • July 11: Solo show at MOPCO Improv Theater (7:30 PM) (virtual)


In our Homework for Life segment, Matt talks about moments that have more than one beat, and how the smaller side of a large moment often makes for the best story.   

Next we listen to a story by Katie Field.

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. Subtly in storytelling

  2. Living your story as you tell it 

  3. Breaking the rules

  4. Define characters throughout a story

  5. Centering thoughts in scenes

Next we answer a questions about The Moth StorySLAM community and Elysha's view on Matt's storytelling. 

Lastly, we each offer a recommendation. 



  • Strawberry rhubarb crumble:


  • Art as a gift


Moth GrandSLAM story: "Genetic Flaws" -

"We adopted two cats. Our kids' reaction was... unexpected" -

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