Storytelling & Improv with Matthew Dicks

September 3, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Internationally bestselling novelist and record 7-time Moth GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks for an evening of personal storytelling and improv centered on the theme of "Transformation." Matthew will be telling hilarious and heartfelt stories of parenting mishaps. classroom calamities, life-and-death struggles, and disastrous decisions all leading to hope and perhaps a little redemption. Matthew will also teach and model storytelling improv with the help of audience members.

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The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email,, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

  • Free admission for Mount Members! We recommend advance registration.
  • General admission is $10.
  • Location: Kitchen Garden open-air tent.
Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, Twenty-one Truths About Love, The Other Mother,and the nonfiction title Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Art of Storytelling. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide. He is an advice columnist for Slate magazine and the humor columnist for Seasons magazine.

When not hunched over a computer screen, he fills his days as an elementary school teacher, storyteller, blogger, wedding DJ, minister, and storytelling and speaking consultant. He has been teaching for 21 years and is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year and a finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.

Matthew is a record 53-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 7-time GrandSLAM champion whose stories have been featured on their nationally syndicated Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast. He has performed for audiences around the globe.

Matthew is also the founder and creative director of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization that produces shows throughout New England. He teaches storytelling and public speaking throughout the world to individuals, corporations, school districts, hospitals, universities, and more.