Best selling author and founder of the internationally acclaimed storytelling network The Moth, George Dawes Green is leading The Unchained Tour, which will feature two unique evenings of entertainment on Feb. 11 and 12, at Manuel’s Tavern. The Tour will feature storytellers from The Moth, as well as handmade music and circus performers. These are not your grandfather’s storytellers—their contemporary stories are drawn from personal experience and are riveting, poignant, hilarious and contemplative.

The Unchained Tour is a 10-show, 9-city bus tour throughout the South, drawing attention to and promoting locally owned, independent bookstores. Tickets for the show are available at Bound To Be Read Books (www.boundtobereadbooks.com) in East Atlanta Village.

George Dawes Green founded the internationally acclaimed storytelling network The Moth, in 1997 as a series of storytelling nights in New York City. The Moth has featured such celebrated raconteurs as Salman Rushdie, Garrison Keillor, Malcolm Gladwell and Sam Shepherd. There are now regular Moths in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and Boston, with plans to expand to four new cities this year. The Unchained Tour is inspired by the Moth but not affiliated with the program other than by the shared founder and celebration of storytelling.

Green is also the author of The Caveman’s Valentine, which won the Edgar Award and became a motion picture starring Samuel L. Jackson. The Juror was an international bestseller in more than twenty languages, and was the basis for the movie starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin. Ravens was chosen as one of the best books of 2009 by the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Mail of London, and many other publications.

For more information about The Unchained Tour visit http://theunchainedtour.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.