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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 o…

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 w…

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 …

October Call for True Stories: Stories at the Storey

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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; de…

North West Literary Arts Organization

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Dear Diary, a Week in Words

Dear Diary, 
A few months ago, I completed my Creative Writing PhD. During my PhD I researched and applied for jobs. When I graduated, I researched and applied for jobs. Post-PhD doesn’t look quite how I planned. In some ways it’s better, in others it’s not.
The Good News I’m launching a literary arts organization. During my degree my friend Naomi and I created live literature events where we built communities around stories. Stories at the Storey is a true story open mic night where people share their true stories around a theme. Each month people share pieces of their lives and it’s pretty close to magical. We also created North West Literary Salon, a monthly event where writers read to us. The readings are followed by music, questions, food and really good conversations. Then, because we needed even more stories, we created a writers’ development tool where actors bring new writing to life. Now, with Naomi’s help and with a growing board of influencers, I am launching an arts organiza…

Lancaster Words Call for Writers, Poets, Musicians

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Emerging writer, seasoned performer? No matter who or where you are, there are still slots available for Lancaster Words’ Live Lit event. Whether you’re writing poetry, prose, or lyrics, we want to hear it. This is your invitation to come out and share your work with an enthusiastic audience.
Theme: Open Who: Writers and performers of all skill levels (emerging, experienced, published, etc…) Date: July 7 Time: 9:30 PM -10:30 PM Place: The Storey, Auditorium
For more information and to sign up please contact Yvonne y.battle-felton@lancaster.ac.uk Share your poetry, short fiction, personal essay, or song at Lancaster Words’ Live Lit event.

Your invitation to May's Stories at the Storey

As Stories at the Storey celebrates another month of awesome stories, we are looking to the future, mainly ours to reflect: how are we making the world a better place? When we’re gone, how will we be remembered? This month's theme is legacy (loosely interpreted). Join us as 3-5 storytellers share true stories of memories, regrets, bucket lists, choices, and anything (and everything) in between. What is Stories at the Storey? Stories at the Storey is a true story open mic night where people share true stories loosely interpreting the month's theme. The environment is warm and welcoming. Who is it for? All are welcome. We recommend 18+. How much does it cost? Stories at the Storey is free. What should I wear? Dress is casual. Can I share my true story? Email us at storiesatthestorey@gmail.com to sign up for a 3-5 minute slot. Feel free to bring your story (typed, written, drawn) or have an outline (mental, physical) of what you want to say. The more comfortable you are telling it, the more…

Call for True Stories: May Stories at the Storey

No matter how you live, one thing is certain: one day it will come to an end. Hope, money, destruction: What will you leave behind? As Stories at the Storey celebrates another month of awesome stories, we are looking to the future, mainly ours, to reflect: how are we making the world a better place? When we’re gone, how will we be remembered? For true stories of memories, regrets, bucket lists, choices and anything (and everything) in between, this month’s theme is legacy. Do you have a 3-5 minute true story to share on the theme “legacy” (loosely interpreted)? If so, we would love to hear it. Sign up for your 3-5 minute slot for May's Stories at the Storey: May 25, 7-8 PM at The Storey in Lancaster. You can’t take it with you, the least you can do is talk about it now.

Call for True Stories: If These Walls Could Talk: Lancaster Edition

Do you have a true story about Lancaster?
If you have visited, worked in (past/current) or lived in or near (past/current) Lancaster and have a true story to tell, why not share it May 6 at the Lancaster University Community Day special edition If These Walls Could Talk: Lancaster Open-Mic?

What kind of stories can you share?
True, well-told stories about things you have done, people you’ve met, things you’ve seen, objects (or people) you’ve left behind, things you’ve learned or forgotten. True stories about escapes, encounters, close calls and memories. Stories about loss and found love, first dates, first days of work (and last). Tales of tours, visits and explorations. You name it—you tell it.
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 3-4 PM Location: Lancaster University, LICA Building For more information or to schedule your 3-5 minute open mic slot, please email Yvonne at ybattlefelton@gmail.com

Call for True (or False) Stories: Stories at the Storey

Believe it or not, it's nearly time for this month's Stories at the Storey. This month's theme is true or false! Do you have a 3-5 minute true (or false) story that will make us laugh, think, remember, connect, cry or anything in between? If so, we would love to hear it. To sign up to share your true or false story, get in touch. Message, tweet, comment. We're looking forward to hearing your true story, even if it isn't true.
This month's Stories at the Storey: 
When: Thursday, April 27th  Time: 7 PM Where: The Storey
As always, entry is free and so are the refreshments.
The Macguffin will be on hand to record your story:  Are you a writer, poet or spoken word performer who wants your work to reach a wider audience? Why not try out MacGuffin, a self-publishing platform (website and app) by Comma Press, which allows you to upload text and audio of your written work. It's free to use, and all you need to record your audio is a smartphone! Plus it works as an editing …

Stories at the Storey: Call for writers, readers, storytellers and listeners

Love. It moves mountains, opens doors, inspires creativity and completes us. In the wrong hands it can turn wrong. Good or bad, Stories at the Storey wants to hear your love story.
Whether you’re in it, out of it, whether you’ve lost it or found it, Stories at the Storey wants to hear your love story or true story about love (loosely interpreted).
Stories at The Storey is a true story open-mic night. We’re looking for writers, readers, performers, students, community members, staff, visitors and anyone with a true story to share about love (loosely interpreted). 
Join us as we share stories about the ways we search, find, define, live with or live without love.
If you have an engaging story that loosely explores the theme “love” we would love to hear it or come along and listen to true stories shared by real people.
Email: storiesatthestorey@gmail.com for more information or for a 3-5 minute slot.
Event brought to you by Yvonne and Naomi; sponsored by Grad College, Stories at the Storey is…

Stories at the Storey Call for True Stories

It defines, nourishes, fulfills and reminds us: Food. It’s so much more than just what’s for dinner.
Whether you’re a foodie, a habitual dieter, a picky eater or someone who watches what you eat (or takes pictures of it), food connects and sometimes divides us all. What’s your food story?
Stories at The Storey is a true story open-mic night and we are looking for writers, readers, performers, students, community members, staff, visitors and anyone with a true story to share about food (loosely interpreted). 
Join us as we share stories about the ways we indulge, devour, prepare and crave food.
If you have an engaging story that loosely explores the theme “food” we would love to hear it or come along and listen to true stories shared by real people.
Email: storiesatthestorey@gmail.com for more information or for a 3-5 minute slot.
Event brought to you by Yvonne and Naomi; sponsored by Grad College, Stories at the Storey is a BBC Get Creative Event
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Date: February 23, 2017 Time: 7…