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George Dawes Green & Stories from "The Moth"

We’ll hit the rocking chairs with George Dawes Green, founder of the live storytelling event “The Moth.”

 

George Dawes Green

George Dawes Green

Novelist George Dawes Green grew up in Georgia, swapping stories.

On the porch, in the summer, sometimes all night long, with a moth circling the light. Telling stories, hearing stories, and loving them.

Then he moved to the big, busy city, and felt the storytelling slip away.  He started storytelling sessions in his living room.  A kind of club for raconteurs.  He called it “The Moth“.

Now it’s on the radio.  And all over the world.

This hour, On Point:  “The Moth” founder George Dawes Green on the human hunger for storytelling.

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George Dawes Green, bestselling novelist and founder of “The Moth,” a nonprofit storytelling club dedicated to the art of the raconteur. His book “Ravens” (read the first chapter of Ravensfind Ravens at Amazon) was named by Stephen King as one of the Ten Best Books of 2009. He is also the author of The Juror and The Caveman’s Valentine, both of which were made into movies.

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