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  • v. Present participle of raconteur.


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  • Being the Moth's founder, Mr. Green has had a lot of practice in explaining what it is and isn't -- his way of making the point that "the Moth is a completely original phenomenon: It's the only organization dedicated to real raconteuring, which is a great art but a totally neglected one.

    The Tale of a Yarn-Spinner

  • And since Moth evenings are so popular, with our podcasts of true personal stories reaching millions around the globe, and with The Moth Radio Hour playing on some 240 stations, it seemed that raconteuring would be a good way to spread this message.

    George Dawes Green: Indie Bookstore Tour With Creator Of The Moth

  • We think a good bookstore should be a hive of activity, offering not just author readings but also music shows, nights of raconteuring, gardening and cooking classes, philosophical debates.

    George Dawes Green: Indie Bookstore Tour With Creator Of The Moth

  • And, of course, in 1997, Mr. Green had founded the Moth, a "raconteuring club," as he calls it, in his 17th Street loft in New York with, as he says, "a bunch of friends who liked to drink and tell stories of their personal experiences late into the night."

    The Tale of a Yarn-Spinner

  • He sees raconteuring as a peculiarly Southern activity -- or, rather, "a universal activity, but one that still survives organically in the South."

    The Tale of a Yarn-Spinner

  • I'm trying to like her as I watch her raconteuring on Uncle Bill Moyers's new big-buck vehicle he's got running on PBS--and I thought he was so pissed off at and revolted by their new right-wing asskissing policies at PBS he would never appear on their stages again.

    Books Again

  • I recall the two friends around the table at the farm, cracking sly jokes and raconteuring about the business of literature and the joys of life.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • There is even talk of doing a Moth in Baghdad, though that might raise logistical issues -- among them that, according to Mr. Green, "the venue must be a place where alcohol is served; having a drink or two is essential to raconteuring and the mood of the audience.

    The Tale of a Yarn-Spinner

  • Later, he took to raconteuring, but his pitch-perfect story about staggering into an Islington pub in the morning to see the first test in the Lions vs All Blacks series ( "And it was like boom!

    Public Address


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