Because of out-of-town family commitments, I had to miss the sold-out Savannah appearance earlier this year of The Unchained Tour, a storytelling project that traveled throughout Georgia in support of independent bookstores. But that local gig was obviously a big success — as was the entire tour.
Now The Unchained Tour has a Kickstarter campaign — A ‘Rolling Greek Temple’ of Brilliant Raconteurs! — to cover the costs of getting a ’75 Bluebird school bus ready for the February 2012 tour.
Here’s more about it:
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The Unchained Tour is the brainchild of George Dawes Green, bestselling author and founder of the acclaimed storytelling group The Moth, which has featured such accomplished raconteurs as Salman Rushdie, Garrison Keillor, Malcolm Gladwell and Sam Shepherd. There are now regular Moths in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, and other cities. â€œThe Moth Radio Hourâ€ is carried by more than 200 public radio stations, and is the proud recipient of a 2010 Peabody Award.
The Unchained Tour is not affiliated with the Moth, but weâ€™re deeply inspired by it. Weâ€™re picking up on the Mothâ€™s raconteuring concept and taking it on the road, in the stunning illustrated school bus that Edgar Oliver calls â€˜a rolling Greek temple.â€™