Thursday, August 30, 2012

Neil Gaiman and Unchained Tour to perform in Charlotte

The Unchained Tour refers to itself as a group of world-famous raconteurs. In other words, it's a bunch of folks who love telling stories.

The tour, which includes bestselling author Neil Gaiman ("Coraline," "The Graveyard Book"), is making lots of stops in the Carolinas in September. It rumbles into Charlotte in an old school bus on Sept. 18 for a 7:30 p.m. Booth Playhouse performance. Here's more information on tickets and N.C. performances.

The event is a spin off of author George Dawes Green's The Moth, a live storytelling series. You can now also hear "Moth on the Radio" on many NPR stations. The tour's goal is to spread face-to-face storytelling while supporting independent bookstores.

Along with Gaiman, other touring raconteurs include humorist and storytelling coach Dawn J. Fraser; Edgar Oliver, a raconteur star of the Edinburgh Festival; and Peter Aguero, current host of The Moth. There will be music, too, provided by Charleston-based musicians Rachel Kate and Joel T. Hamilton.