Saturday, May 28, 2016

Call for Writers for Characters in Motion Performed Workshops

With Characters in Motion performance-based draft workshops, professional actors bring your writing to life. 

 Brought to you by the team that gives you Stories at the Storey and North West Literary Salon, in collaboration with Emma Rucastle, supported by the Dukes, Off the Page Characters in Motion is a unique opportunity for Creative Writers to see their writing performed in front of an audience and to have their drafts brought to life by professional actors directed by Emma Rucastle of ELART Productions/The Rose Company. The performances are followed by feedback and discussions of issues of process, interpretation and the development of craft.

Workshop date: June 20, 2016, 6-8 PM
Location: The Dukes Lancaster

To have your work considered for the performed draft workshop, submit your poetry (3 poems), short stories/monologues/novel excerpt (up to 1,500 words) or script (2 scenes) to by June 11, 2016.                                                           
Made possible with support from Grad College

About Us: 
Naomi Kruger is a writer and lecturer at UCLAN with a Creative Writing/English PhD from Lancaster University.
Yvonne Battle-Felton is a writer and Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University in the final year of her Creative Writing PhD.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Call for True Stories: Stories at the Storey true story Open Mic Night

Sometimes the greatest gift, is the past. The theme for May's Stories at the Storey is ancestors/ancestry.
What is Stories at the Storey?
Stories at the Storey is a live true story open mic night where real people share real stories. It's an engaging evening with words, refreshments and community. The stories are sometimes funny, sad, reflective, or anything in between. They are always true.
What kind of stories do we look for?
At Stories at the Storey we like stories that move us to think, imagine, feel, laugh, cry, shout. The story you share is completely up to you. Our mission is to build community, one story at a time. 
So whether you're a baker, historian, genealogist, scrapbooker, mother, daughter, father, brother, sister, son, cousin, aunt, uncle or have a story about one, we'd like to hear your true story about ancestry. Have a 3-5 minute true story to share? 
When is the next Stories at the Storey?
The next true story live open mic night is Thursday, May 26 from 7-8PM at The Storey in Lancaster.
Contact us here or via for a slot.
Not able to make May 26th's true story open mic night? Send us your story and we may post it on our blog, Facebook or Twitter

Sponsored by Grad College, Stories at the storey is a BBC Get Creative Event

Saturday, May 14, 2016

All-UK-Creative-Writing-Student Reading Literary Event

What is the All-UK-Creative-Writing-Student Reading?

This Friday, Campus in the City opens its doors to host the All-UK-Creative Writing Student Reading. 

So what is it?

 A few weeks ago, we invited students studying Creative Writing in writing programs across the UK to share their work at this event. Any student in any year was invited to read poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, monologues, essays; if they wrote it, they were invited to read. 

We support student writers.

The literary event is an opportunity to showcase the hard work they've been doing throughout the year and to remind them that they are a part of a strong writing community.

I hope you'll come out and help celebrate their work. 

Or, if you're studying Creative Writing and you'd like to share your work at the event, contact me and we can arrange a 3-5 minute slot.

Are students from all over going to be there?

Well, we hope so. So far, most of the students reading represent Lancaster University. 

The reading is Friday, May 20 at Campus in the City located in St. Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster. The literary event is from 5-7. There will be music, food and words and it's all free.

Want to join us?

Order your free ticket via Eventbrite


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