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Byham Theater
September 14
7:30 p.m.

44 million annual podcast listeners can’t be wrong.

Storytelling sensation The Moth has earned legions of fans for 20 years of heartrending, life-affirming, real-as-its-gets tales of love, loss, triumph, fear and humanity. This time around, on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Byham Theater, the theme is “Voices Carry,” and speakers include:

  • Documentarian and “the Bard of Braddock,” Tony Buba, known for his work on Dawn of the Dead and for directing Lightning over Braddock.
  • Author and Pittsburgh resident Adriana E. Ramírez. Winner of the  inaugural PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize in 2015; co-founder of Aster(ix) Journal.
  • Oakland, CA-based journalist Sarah Shourd, best known for her work on solitary confinement in the prison system.
  • Pittsburgh native Morgan Zipf-Meister, an acclaimed artist, actress, and lighting designer living in Brooklyn.
  • Originally from Mexico and currently living in Pittsburgh, Maureen Conlon Gutiérrez is a renowned violinist and concertmaster of the Erie Chamber Orchestra.

The event is presented in partnership with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Essayist, author and The Moth mainstay Kate Tellers will host. Get tickets here.

Brian Conway

Brian Conway is a writer and photographer whose articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and local publications. In his free time, he operates Tripsburgh. Brian lives in the South Side.