Neil Gaiman Poem for RAINN

Author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust, Neverwhere, American Gods, Coraline) donated his exquisite recording of his fairytale-survival poem “Instructions” to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can watch Neil read the poem live in the video below. The version he recorded for the RAINN album features a nice splash of sitar music. The poem’s text appears in the liner notes alongside artwork by Sandman illustrator Dave McKean.



Donate $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page to receive the 25-mp3 album..

The album also features music and poetry by Neil’s wife Amanda Palmer, Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.

Donate to RAINN/Get the Album

Neil Gaiman Poem for RAINN

Author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust, Neverwhere, American Gods, Coraline) donated his exquisite recording of his fairytale-survival poem “Instructions” to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can watch Neil read the poem live in the video below. The version he recorded for the RAINN album features a nice splash of sitar music. The poem’s text appears in the liner notes alongside artwork by Sandman illustrator Dave McKean.



Donate $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page to receive the 25-mp3 album..

The album also features music and poetry by Neil’s wife Amanda Palmer, Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.

Donate to RAINN/Get the Album

Donate to RAINN & Neil Gaiman Will Match It!

Author Neil Gaiman, one of the contributors to Muruch’s upcoming RAINN Benefit Album, has offered to match all donations made through Muruch’s Fundraising Page on RAINN.org for the next 24 hours, up to $10,000!

This is an amazing opportunity to double the impact you can make in the lives of survivors. For just a $10 donation, RAINN’s national sexual violence charity and helpline will be able to provide support to two more survivors.

Plus every donor who gives $10 or more through Muruch’s Fundraising Page will receive a copy of Muruch’s benefit album when it becomes available later this summer.

The satisfaction of helping RAINN’s most worthy cause and an album of magnificent music, poetry and art curated by your favorite music expert, everybody wins!

To donate to RAINN: visit Muruch’s Fundraising Page.

To submit art, music or poetry for the benefit album, see the Call for Submissions.

Muruch’s RAINN benefit album and fundraising campaign is tentatively schedule for an official launch on July 1st.

Anyone who has suffered from or is in danger of rape, abuse or domestic violence please visit RAINN or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE. You are not alone or hopeless, you can survive and RAINN will help you. Everyone deserves a happy, healthy, safe life. Don’t ever give up.

Neil Gaiman at WV Book Festival in October!

As if the resurrection of our beloved WV Book Festival isn’t exciting enough, The Charleston Gazette reports that Sandman creator Neil Gaiman is among the featured authors! Whether his wife, The Dresden Doll’s Amanda Palmer, will join him remains to be seen.

The book festival will return October 23 & 24 at the Charleston Civic Center during the fall edition of FestivALL.

The Storyteller author Jodi Picoult and Brown Girl Dreaming author Jacqueline Woodson are also on the festival lineup, which will feature several writer-oriented workshops.