Sunday, November 4, 2018

Call for True Stories, November's Stories at the Storey



Myths are all around us. Their plots underpin our origins, our stories. They shape how we view ourselves and the world around us. They travel with us, through us, in spite of us. Through myths we learn and tell our own stories. We also learn through mistakes: the ones we make and the ones others make.
This month Stories at the Storey’s celebrates with two themes: myths and mistakes (both loosely interpreted). We’re looking for stories about mythical beings, events, places, things, origins and endings.  We're also looking for stories about mistakes you have made or been impacted by, mistakes you've learned from, and even mistakes you make time and time again. 
The themes are open to your interpretation. 
What am I writing about? I'm not sure. I'm fascinated with origin stories and the ways we invent and reinvent ourselves I may write about that. What are you writing?
If you have a true story to share, email (storiesatthestorey@gmail.com) to sign up for your 3-5-minute (2-4 pages A4) open-mic slot.

Not sure you're ready to read your true story? That’s fine too. Come by and listen. If you would like to share a story but want us to offer some feedback, get in touch. We can help you get your story ready.

When: Thursday, November 29, 7-8 PM
Where: Printroom Café, Lancaster


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Day 31 of 31 Days of Prose: Everything to Play Part II

The final segment of the story and of my project 31 Days of Prose. I hope you've enjoyed listening as much as I have enjoyed reading and sharing the pieces.

Please feel free to post your own readings any time of the year (especially for your birthday) and let me know. I'm looking forward to hearing your writing brought to life.

Thank you for helping me celebrate!


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Day 30 of 31 Days of Prose: Everything to Play Part I

Part one of a short story written as part of Manchester's First Draft, the piece was commissioned and read as part of a project responding to archives in the Manchester Jewish Museum. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Day 29 of 31 Days of Prose: The Power of Food

I wrote this piece to read at Stories at the Storey. The piece loosely interprets the theme "food" and explores my relationship with the acquiring,- if not the eating- of food.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Day 28 of 31 Days of Prose: Speaking Me

This is a reading of a creative nonfiction personal essay I wrote for Stories at the Storey. The piece loosely interprets the theme "light". I read the piece there and recorded it as part of 31 Days of Prose.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Day 26 of 31 Days of Prose: The Quickest Way to Success (Fiction)

This is part one of a two-part short story published in Florida State's Slices years ago. I'm reading it here as part of 31 Days of Prose because it seems I needed to get writing about a writer out of my system.


Call for True Stories, November's Stories at the Storey

Myths shape, define, and sometimes confine us. Some are absorbed by others; some disappear from memory or seem to, while others transcend...