The Moth, coming to Flushing Town Hall on March 30, is looking for true stories set in Queens.
Saturday's storytelling event is the culmination of a yearlong program for teen girls.
"Yum's the Word" serves ice cream cakes, balloon animals and "Mad Libs" along with live storytelling.
The Moth will use the MacArthur Foundation grant to preserve its archives and launch a weekly radio show.
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