Performers for the Deep South Tour (January 11-19, 2013) are listed below:
Peter Aguero, Raconteur
Peter Aguero was born and raised in the wilds of South Jersey. He is a Moth GrandSlam Champion, host of Moth StorySlams, and an instructor for the MothShop Community Program. An unrepentant narcissist, he’s told stories across the US, Canada, and Europe. He is also the lead singer of The BTK Band, NYC’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band. Peter loves his mom.
Micaela Blei, Raconteur
Micaela Blei loves stories, bicycling and third grade, among other things. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion and coaches storytelling all over the country (meaning, New York City and one other place once). Micaela taught elementary school for several years, and she’s currently studying for her doctorate in education. Whenever she goes into a junk shop she leaves with something she doesn’t need.
Annie Duke, Raconteur
Annie Duke is a poker champion, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and the author of Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker, among other books. She was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire, the child of two teachers passionate about card playing. Duke matriculated at Columbia University with a double major in English and Psychology. She studied Cognitive Psychology as a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Marrying her academic training in cognitive psychology with the lessons in decision making she has learned from playing poker, Duke is now sought after for her motivational and educational talks on topics such as evaluation of feedback, decision fitness, emotional control, sunk cost and negotiation tactics. Duke currently resides in Los Angeles with her four children, Maud, Leo, Lucy and Nelly.
George Dawes Green, Raconteur
George Dawes Green, founder of Unchained and The Moth, is an internationally celebrated author. His first novel The Caveman’s Valentine won the Edgar Award and became a motion picture staring 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. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
Tim Manley, Raconteur
Tim Manley writes fiction, draws comics, and does other weird art projects like a card catalog of reasons to be happy. He is a mentor with PEN American’s Writers In Prison Program and for several years taught high school English in New York City. His Tumblr, Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, takes classic stories and reinvents them for a modern age. Tim has officiated seven weddings, one of which was Beatles-themed.
Christopher Paul Stelling, Musician
Christopher Paul Stelling is a songwriter mostly based in Brooklyn by way of many places. After enduring (or not) community college for half a semester, he dropped out and received his education working in a used book and record store. He played his guitar, read, and eventually wrote songs. His most recent record Songs of Praise and Scorn was released on Feb. 20th of 2012 to some pretty damn nice reviews. He has spent the majority of 2012 on tour while preparing his new record False Cities for release in 2013.
Prior Performers Include:
Peter Aguero, Tina McElroy Ansa, Elna Baker, Tina Brown, Joan Juliet Buck, Wanda Bullard, Chad Faries, Dawn Fraser, Neil Gaiman, Dan Kennedy, Edgar Oliver, and Juliet Hope Wayne.
Prior Musicians Include:
Kate Rose Cox, Rachel Kate Gillon, Joel T. Hamilton, Phillip Roebuck, and Shovels and Rope.
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