August

Club Motte relies on the audience members who volunteer to share their stories and themselves in front of a crowd every month. In honor of these story-tellers past and future, August’s theme is ‘Risk’.

Stories may include, but are not limited to: the risks you took, the risks you deemed too much to take, the rewards, the regrets, the hindsight, and the feeling of reaching your goal against all odds.

Bring us true stories from your life, and we will celebrate your risk and kindness with beer and maybe dancing.

New York

Berlin

July

It’s Club Motte’s three-year anniversary! Crazy, right? We’ve laughed, we’ve cried. We’ve furrowed our eyebrows in contemplation. Throughout it all, we’ve listened, and we’re still listening.

In honor of everything you’ve shared, July’s theme is “Permission.” We ask for it, grant it, deny it, and press forward even when we don’t have it. Rules are made and broken, lines are drawn and crossed. What does “permission” mean to you?

On our end, we give you permission to tell a total clunker. Brilliantly crafted stories aren’t the point. You are. Join us for another night of true tales, real people, and the chance to be fully engaged as a listener.

NYC

Berlin

June

June’s theme is inspired by a quote from Cheryl Strayed:

“The invisible, unwritten last line of every essay should be “and nothing was ever the same again.” By which I mean the reader should feel the ground shift, if even only a bit, when he or she comes to the end of the essay.”

All the moments we use to understand and define ourselves have one thing in common. Afterward, nothing was ever the same. We’re all comprised of hundreds of these moments, big and small. Which one do you want to share?

Discover a nut allergy the hard way? Overhear an important conversation? Take a class that changed your brain forever? Create unexpected but life-long friendships in after-school detention? (Fine, that last one was The Breakfast Club.)

Join us as we unpack stories of every size and flavor.

New York

Berlin

May

May’s theme is “A Blessing And A Curse.” Have you ever been too smart for your own good? Has your stupidity ever put you ahead? Are you organized to a fault, or a gloriously successful slob? Bring us your stories of character traits, personal experiences, and situations with two distinct sides of the coin.

New York

Berlin

London

 

April

More than our achievements, it’s our failures that bring us closer together. We’ve all had moments of exquisite inexperience, where our lack of expertise was more memorable than if we actually got the job done correctly. That’s why April’s theme is “Amateurs.” Bring us your stories of starting out and screwing up. When’s the last time you had to learn something from the ground up? How was your first day at a new job? Tell us of the time you tried something for the first time, without the slightest clue where to start.
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March

If each of us is the main character in the movie of our life, who are the minor characters? Roommates, colleague, and landlords. Bosses and babysitters. Your Dad’s weird friend. March is dedicated to those people who only have a few lines in your movie. They’re often in the margins, but tonight we’re putting them in the spotlight, if only for a few hours.

New York

Berlin

London

February

In honor of Leap Year, February’s theme is ‘Leap Of Faith’.

We’ve all taken risks, tried new things, and made ourselves vulnerable to the unknowable and unseen. How’d it turn out? What happened next? We want to hear all about it.

London

Berlin

New York