Wait 'til You Hear This...comments (8) March 17th, 2009
Visitors to CraftStylish.com are familiar with our fantastic managing editor, Michaela Murphy. Members have been eagerly following her prolific posts (nearly 150 and counting) since last summer and she's shown herself to be a crafter of incredible breadth and scope. Beyond her day job as CraftStylish's nuanced and insightful editor, she's also managed to become a fixture on the current craft landscape, as comfortable collaborating with other major craft players (Etsy.com, Lion Brand Yarn) as she is speaking to manufacturers about craft trends or knitting with neighborhood stitch-clubs from Portland to Rhode Island.
I, however, belong to a select (and fortunate) group of people who know Michaela as an award-winning storyteller whose spoken-word narratives have been a sensation on the New York City storytelling scene for years (and yes, there really is such a thing as a "storytelling scene" in New York...and LA...and Seattle). If you've missed hearing her stories on National Public Radio, today is your lucky day.
Beginning today, The Moth (one of the oldest and most prestigious storytelling organizations in America) is featuring an online audio podcast of Michaela telling one of her finest stories. Social inferiority, tragedy-at-sea, fierce Irish pride, voyeurism, and a missing prosthesis never sounded funnier or more touching. Once you give it a listen, I suspect you'll agree that "storyteller" needs to be added to the long list of "crafts" she's mastered.
HOW TO HEAR THE STORY: Put down that pint of stout and wander over to www.themoth.org (click "podcast") or visit the podcast directory in iTunes and check out Michaela Murphy telling her story "Eye Spy." If you happen to be in the metropolitan New York area, you can also catch Michaela telling a story live at The Liar Show, this Wednesday, March 18th.