Saturday, February 27, 2016

If These Walls Could Talk: Call for True Stories about Lancaster Castle

Do you have a true story about an experience within the walls of Lancaster Castle?

If you have visited, worked in (past/current) or lived near (past/current) Lancaster Castle and have a true story to tell, I’d love to hear it and to record it.

What kind of true stories about Lancaster Castle?

I want to hear your true stories about love, loss, meetings, missed connections, interviews, visits, work, exhibits, trials, shows; As long as your story takes place within the walls of Lancaster Castle, I want to hear it.

Who am I and why do I want your true stories about Lancaster Castle?

I’m a Creative Writing PhD student at Lancaster University, a writer, Creative Co-Producer of Stories at the Storey, North West Literary Salon and Off the Page as well as founder of The Writing Life radio show. I’m creating a pilot for a radio series, If These Walls Could Talk, a show that explores the stories within the walls of British Heritage sites, and I’d like to interview you for my BBC Radio Lancashire demo.

What's next?

Ready to share your true story about Lancaster Castle? Contact me to arrange your interview slot. On the day, we will have a brief (10 minute) conversation where you share your true story and I listen, engage and record it. 

Interviews will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 3-5 PM in the Governors House Meeting Room at Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle: If these walls could talk, what stories would they tell?

For more information or to schedule your 10 minute Lancaster Castle radio interview (recorded), please email Yvonne at

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Stories at the Storey True Story Open Mic Call for Writers, Readers, Storytellers and You

Open Call for Writers, Readers, Storytellers and anyone with an engaging true story to tell

Adventure, imagination or just getting away from it all, the theme for February’s Stories at the Storey true story open mic night is “escape” (loosely interpreted). Do you have an engaging  3-5 minute true story to share on the theme "escape" (loosely interpreted)? If so, Stories at the Storey would love to hear it.

To sign up for the next true story open mic night slot, email us at

Details of next true story open mic night"
Date: February 25
Time: 7-8PM
Location: The Storey, Lancaster UK (The Lecture Theatre)

Backstory: Reflections on this Month's Theme for Stories at the Storey

Meeting deadlines is as soothing to me as a creamy cup of flavoured coffee. Checking a project off of my mental to-do list settles me. ...