Thursday, January 11, 2018

Call for True Stories: January Stories at The Storey

Call for Writers, Readers, Storytellers, You


It can warm, guide, and move us; propel, protect, reveal: This month’s theme is “light” (loosely interpreted). Join us as we share true stories of light: walking with or in it, the pursuit of, the search for, the loss of, and everything in between.

Whether you are a writer, reader, storyteller, or can spin an interesting tale, we would love to hear your 3-5 minute (2-4 pages A4) true story loosely interpreting this month's theme. Have a true story to share? Message us here or email: storiesatthestorey@gmail.com to sign up for an open-mic slot.

Please note this month features the opportunity to have your true story recorded by and broadcast on Beyond Radio. As always, this is optional. If you would like to read and have your story recorded, please let us know. If you would like to read and would not like your story recorded, please let us know that as well.

The choice is yours.

Either way, we’d love to hear your true story.

When is it? The next Stories at the Storey is Thursday, January 25.  The event is 7-8 PM (Join us for drinks and refreshments at 6:30).

Where is it? Stories at the Storey is at Print Room Cafe in The Storey, Lancaster

What are we looking for? Stories at the Storey is a true story open mic night. The stories we are looking for are creative nonfiction, lifewriting, well-crafted true stories.

What is Creative Nonfiction? Creative nonfiction draws on storytelling techniques to create stories that engage readers. Create a scene for us; describe the setting, landscape (emotional, geographical, otherwise), bring your characters to life. For an example of Creative Nonfiction, read Truman Capote's In Cold Blood or Creative Nonfiction magazine.

Tips:
The most engaging stories are practiced. Whether you memorize your story, read it from a screen, or read it from a notebook, practice reading your story out loud.

Remember you have 3-5 minutes; that's about 2-4 sheets of A4. Your story will be concise. It doesn't have to connect all of the dots for us.

Engage us, invite us in to your world.

Relax: we want to hear your story as much as you want to share it.


So sign up for your slot and get writing!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Call for Actors to Bring New Writing to Life

Can you bring text to life?

We are looking for five actors to bring new writing to life for our Characters in Motion creative writing workshop. The workshop features short story drafts from emerging student, staff, and local writers.

Date: Thursday, December 14
Time: 6-8 PM
Where: Lancaster Campus, Alexandra Building 003 (AXB003)

This is a script-in-hand reading. Writers will submit short drafts (short stories, poetry, script, monologue, or creative non-fiction). Actors are asked to read through each draft prior to the workshop. On the day, a group of actors and I will meet from 6-7 to discuss each piece as readers might interpret them. From 7-8 you will give dramatic readings of each piece. After the reading writers and actors can ask questions about process, craft, choices, interpretations, etc…

Refreshments will be provided.

Please note that this is unpaid.


If you are interested in getting involved, please email me at yvonne.battle-felton@cumbria.ac.uk

Call for Writers for Performed Writing Workshop

Want to see your writing brought to life?

Submissions are open for drafts of new writing. We are looking for short stories (up to 1,000 words), poems (2), scripts (15 page max.), and creative nonfiction (up to 1,000 words) drafts for a performed workshop where actors will bring the writing to life. The performed-workshop is open to students, staff, and local writers. Please note, this is a developmental opportunity where actors/readers will interpret your work and perform it script-in-hand.

Submission deadline: December 11

Date: Thursday, December 14
Time: 6-8 PM
Where: University of Cumbria Lancaster Campus, Alexandra Building 003 (AXB003)

This is a script-in-hand reading. Writers will submit short drafts (short stories, poetry, script, monologue, or creative non-fiction). Actors are asked to read through each draft prior to the workshop. On the day, a group of actors and I will meet from 6-7 to discuss each piece as readers might interpret them. From 7-8 they will give dramatic readings of each piece. After the reading writers and actors can ask questions about process, craft, choices, interpretations, etc…

Refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in getting involved, please email me at yvonne.battle-felton@cumbria.ac.uk

Sponsored by University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Call for New Writing for Performed Workshops: See Your Characters Come to Life

Want to see your writing brought to life?

Submissions are open for drafts of new writing. We are looking for short stories (up to 1,000 words), poems (2), scripts (15 page max.), and creative nonfiction (up to 1,000 words) drafts for a performed workshop where actors will bring the writing to life. The performed-workshop is open to students, staff, and local writers. Please note, this is a developmental opportunity where actors/readers will interpret your work and perform it script-in-hand.

Date: Thursday, December 14
Time: 6-8 PM
Where: University of Cumbria Lancaster Campus, Alexandra Building 003 (AXB003)

This is a script-in-hand reading. Writers will submit short drafts (short stories, poetry, script, monologue, or creative non-fiction). Actors are asked to read through each draft prior to the workshop. On the day, a group of actors and I will meet from 6-7 to discuss each piece as readers might interpret them. From 7-8 there will be dramatic readings of each piece. After the reading writers and actors can ask questions about process, craft, choices, interpretations, etc…

Refreshments will be provided.


If you are interested in getting involved, please email me at yvonne.battle-felton@cumbria.ac.uk
Sponsored by University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts

Friday, November 17, 2017

Call for True Stories on the theme Empty Nest

November's Stories at the Stories theme is "empty nest"

We're looking for true stories about kids, parents, and partners leaving home. Stories that explore growing up, moving on, and being left behind. We're collecting, hoarding, and acquiring stories of freedom, loneliness, and growth and considering how life and roles change when everyone else is gone.

There are other stories, happy ones, and we want those too.

If you have a true story to share that loosely interprets the theme "empty nest" we would love to hear it either in person, audio, or typed.

November's Stories at the Store is November 30th in the Print Room at the Storey, Lancaster. To sign up for a 3-5 minute open mic slot, email us , leave a comment here, find us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

To have your true story included in our upcoming podcast or on our website, get in touch. You do not have to be a writer to share your story. This is a wide call for anyone with a true story to share. Everyone has a story, we're interested in yours.

Remember, the theme loosely explores the theme empty nest.
Who are you when you're the only one left?

Sunday, October 8, 2017

October Call for True Stories: Stories at the Storey

There are still a few slots available for to share your story at October's Stories at the Storey.

October's theme is "alternate paths/choices" (loosely interpreted). We are looking for stories about the choices we make and that are made for us; the paths we take, the what if's and maybes, the if onlys and what could have beens.

Your choices led you to where you are today, where else can they take you?

We're already looking forward to it!

Want to read a 3-5 minute (2-4 typed pages of A4) true story?

Get in touch!

When is it? The next Stories at the Storey is Thursday, October 26

Where is it? Stories at the Storey is at Print Room Cafe in The Storey.

What are we looking for? Stories at the Storey is a true story open mic night. The stories we are looking for are creative nonfiction, lifewriting, well-crafted true stories.

What is Creative Nonfiction? Creative nonfiction draws on storytelling techniques to create stories that engage readers. Create a scene for us; describe the setting, landscape (emotional, geographical, otherwise), bring your characters to life. For an example of Creative Nonfiction, read Truman Capote's In Cold Blood or Creative Nonfiction magazine.

Tips:
The most engaging stories are practiced. Whether you memorize your story, read it from a screen, or read it from a notebook, practice reading your story out loud.

Remember you have 3-5 minutes; that's about 2-4 sheets of A4. Your story will be concise. It doesn't have to connect all of the dots for us.

Engage us, invite us in to your world.

Relax: we want to hear your story as much as you want to share it.

So sign up for your slot and get writing!

Call for True Stories: January Stories at The Storey

Call for Writers, Readers, Storytellers, You It can warm, guide, and move us; propel, protect, reveal: This month’s theme is “light”...