Stonehurst Place To Host Award-winning Writer George Dawes Green

Atlanta Luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn donates accommodation to support Green’s ‘Unchained Tour’ across Georgia
By: Prairie Dog Media
Shannon McNeal, Southern Humorist and Storyteller
Shannon McNeal, Southern Humorist and Storyteller
Oct. 28, 2010 - PRLog -- Stonehurst Place today announced it will host Edgar Award-winning novelist George Dawes Green as he brings his “Unchained Tour” to Atlanta.  Green, author of novels “The Caveman’s Valentine” and “The Juror,” has taken the successful not-for-profit organization he founded, “The Moth,” on a storytelling and music journey across Georgia, arriving in Atlanta October 28 on their restored and artfully painted 1975 Bluebird school bus.  On stage at Atlanta’s Manuel’s Tavern will be what tour website calls the ‘purest arts: handmade music and the voice of the raconteur” adding local talent like Shannon McNeal, Southern Humorist and Storyteller.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta’s first EarthCraft certified bed and breakfast inn and features deluxe rooms and suites with gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning.  In addition to a large collection of books coveted by guests for their interesting and varied subject matter, the inn displays original art works by Andy Warhol, Dale Chihuly, and Jim Dine as well as an original 1960s Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman.

“One of the greatest gifts we’ve been given is our ability to share the Stonehurst Place experience with travelers from all over the world,” said interior designer and owner Barb Shadomy.  “It’s most satisfying to gift this experience to organizations without the budget for luxury accommodations.”

Shadomy worked with two other Atlanta hotels and inns to garner ten beds for the traveling group.

“I will send you acres of country sunset love, Barb, and a porch to watch it from. You are an angel to help us with these places to stay,” said Green in a note to Shadomy. “We will roll back to Atlanta in the Spring and we will come sliding in sidelong on our astonishing bus and will turn you all into gypsies.”

About Stonehurst Place
Built in 1896, award-winning Stonehurst Place is Atlanta’s only eco-friendly, luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn. Because it belonged to the same family for over 100 years, this bed and breakfast retains much of its original layout, features and hardware. Guests are treated to the unique combination of restored features of the home and modern luxuries such as heated Carrara marble floors, deluxe two-person spa tubs, and Corian®-clad walk in showers.  Owner and interior designer Barb Shadomy’s environmentally friendly work restored and renovated Stonehurst beyond it’s original grandeur, incorporating solar panels and other green features into this eco-friendly Atlanta bed & breakfast inn. For more information on Stonehurst Place features, rates and amenities, call +1 404 881 0722 or visit

About George Dawes Green and The Unchained Tour
The Unchained Tour is the brainchild of novelist George Dawes Green.  In 1997, Mr. Green founded the Moth, 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, including Berlin, Germany, and Savannah. The new “Moth on the Radio” program on NPR reaches more than 200 radio stations, and is one of the most successful new programs in thirty years.
“We’re embarking on our tour,” Green commented, “to spread the message that indie bookstores should be the vital center of communities. Nights of storytelling and music, of book groups and talent shows, are at the heart of any living town. It’s time to break the chains of the Internet, and of addictive shallow surfing, and get back to books and deep reading and sharing evenings with living breathing people.”  For more information about the not-for-profit Unchained Tour visit or contact Francis Allen+1.704.533.2517

All media inquiries please contact Lori Woroschuk at Prairie Dog Media   +1.404.784.1249

Photo courtesy of Raquel Colley, Copyright 2010.

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