Moth Story Slam New Orleans. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist 

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Moth Story Slam New Orleans. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist

Moth Story Slam New Orleans. Theme KARMA. Erin McGee Ferrell Artist. Contemporary Urban Painter first place winner. LIVE Radio Hour NPR. ArtistAmerican.com

Contemporary Urban Painter first place winner. LIVE Radio Hour NPR. ArtistAmerican.com

Moth Story Slam NEW ORLEANS. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist

Moth Story Slam New Orleans. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist

LISTEN TO ERIN’S 5 minute First Place STORY

New Orleans Story Slam May 2017

“Pam Main and I traveled to New Orleans from Philadelphia and Maine May 2017. Pam wrote Movie scripts and I painted in The French Quarter all week. Half way through I saw that a Moth Story Slam was happening. I listen to The Moth in Maine every Sunday night on NPR Radio. After dragging my friend to event and convincing her to submit her name we ended up winning first and second place! The theme was KARMA and we both shared great stories!!!”

Listen HERE

Erin McGee Ferrell

About The MOTH:

Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions, held in 26 cities around the world. They are open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme.

When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth “hat.” A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in a GrandSLAM Championship.

  • Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme and having a story that has a conflict and a resolution.
Contemporary Urban Painter first place winner. LIVE Radio Hour NPR. ArtistAmerican.com

Moth Story Slam NEW ORLEANS. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist

Erin McGee Ferrell www.ArtistAmerican.com “I am a fearless and passionate explorer of materials, seeking to alter environments and evoke transformation.” “I place big paintings on medical walls to distract patients from pain.” Erin McGee Ferrell creates large 2-D mixed media installations for Corporate and Health Care Interior Spaces. She also creates large Urban Architectural Oil Paintings on the streets of Portland, Maine and Philadelphia, PA. McGee Ferrell creates art in public places where onlookers collaborate with the artist in the creative process and outcome. Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Her Maine Oil paintings can be purchased through Portland Art Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia. McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.

Poem: The Nap before Prom

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The Nap before Prom

Both my high schoolers are attending Prom tomorrow night

The White tux with silver vest and tie has been picked up

the fushia strapless dress has been hemmed

The shoes and clutch are bought

the hair is planned

tomorrow morning the flowers are arranged into the expected gifts

Car loads of parents meet up to snap photos of the group

the limo arrives

Then the waiting begins

Prom night my husband and I sit up

putting toothpicks under our eye lids

scheduling one pickup at 1 am for the younger

actively texting the where abouts of the older

A tired Sunday for all in the house

Today warrents the Nap

(Erin McGee Ferrell April 26, 2013)

Poem: Ants in the Bouquet

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Ants in the Bouquet

For last years Prom I made the bouquet for my son’s date

May Peonies and Tulips from my garden

White fluffy, fragrant, full blossoms tinged with pink

Lovingly cut and arranged with ribbon

gingerly placed in the fridge for the big night

the ants unseen quietly retreated into the depths

I thought they had gone…only asleep

until the warm restaurant table an hour after the photos

a hundred small moving insects exploring

this year my son begged me not to make to bouquet

(Erin McGee Ferrell April 25, 2013)