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the zen mothra :: an experiment in local storytelling

hopkinton high school teacher michael sullivan shares his story about adolescent boy-girl relationships at the first zen mothra.

although it's just one event old, the "zen moth" has been furiously flapping its wings.  in fact, it flapped so hard that it traveled all the way to new york city and landed at the national headquarters of THE moth ("an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling").

after alighting in new york, a senior producer from the moth wrote to nicely ask us to cease using their "trademarked name"  (kudos to local cable outlet hcam.tv, for it was your news story that triggered this attention).  we're flattered.  though the lawyer in me can cite many factors as to why labeling our 1st event the "zen moth" was well within the confines of the law, we want to support the moth -- not fight it.

so in deference to our lepidopteran friends in new york, we shall be adopting a new moniker for our local gatherings.  the name is irrelevant.  it's the stories and the coming together that matters.  perhaps we'll see you at our next event (it's coming on december 16 -- stay tuned).

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