Evening of Stories with The Moth Founder and Storyteller/Host at BPA July 23
BPA presents An Evening of Stories
with The Moth Founder George Dawes Green and Storyteller/Host Dan Kennedy
Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Performing Arts is thrilled and honored to present “An Evening of Stories with The Moth Founder George Dawes Green and Storyteller/Host Dan Kennedy” one night only on July 23. The ideal way to experience the style of The Moth is live and in person, where you can feel the electricity in the room and be a part of the visceral dialogue between teller and audience.
George Dawes Green created the Moth in 1997. He is the author of three highly acclaimed novels: The Caveman’s Valentine, which won an Edgar award for Best First Mystery, and was made into a motion picture starring Samuel L. Jackson; The Juror, which sold nearly three million copies worldwide and was the basis for a film starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore; and Ravens, which was featured on many Best Novel of the Year lists for 2009, including Publisher’s Weekly, the UK’s Daily Mirror, and Entertainment Weekly. Recently Mr. Green assumed the 2016 Mackey Chair for Creative Writing at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, joining a long list of distinguished writers who have held the post, including Raymond Carver, Ursula K. Le Guin and Robert Stone.
Dan Kennedy is host of The Moth storytelling podcast, a longtime host and performer at Moth live events, and has spent much of the last fifteen years traveling the world writing and performing. His stories have appeared in GQ Magazine, in McSweeney’s, and in numerous print anthologies. He is the author of three books, Loser Goes First (Random House/Crown 2003), Rock On (Algonquin 2008, a Times of London Book of The Year, series rights bought by HBO) and American Spirit: A Novel (Houghton Mifflin/Little a, 2013. Publisher’s Weekly starred Review). Kennedy has been a guest lecturer at Yale, and a visiting writer at The Harvard Lampoon in celebration of his work anthologized in The Best of McSweeney's. He lives in downtown New York.
Join us for this special event one night only at BPA on Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $25 per person, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.
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