I love the fall weather almost as much as I love stories and storytelling. I’m proud to be hosting a storytelling event in collaboration with Lancaster Words and The Priory.
The event includes a workshop, writing time, and a storytelling event.
During the one-hour workshop (5-6 PM), we’ll be writing about setting and characters inspired by our time in the Priory. Then, armed with some techniques, prompts, and inspiration, you’ll write for an hour (6-7). You may even choose to write underneath the Moon (exhibit). From 7-8 we’ll share our stories at the open mic/storytelling event. You can share the story you write for the event or bring along one to share. You can also choose to participate in the open mic without attending the workshop (or attend the workshop without reading at the open mic). I’m hoping that like me, you’ll do both.
I’m happy to review the piece you’re considering reading and to give you some of my tips of reading work in front of audiences.
All are welcome to listen to the stories whether they participate in the workshop so feel free to bring a guest, tell your friends, and come along.
This month saw the routine of the popular true or false night. Writers shared pieces through poetry and stories; through fiction, creative nonfiction, and blends of both.
As always, we were touched by the pieces shared and the trust placed in us. We welcomed new writers to the stage as well as a piece shared anonymously, as well as many of our regular readers. We welcome writers, readers, storytellers, friends, visitors, anyone with a story to share at any writing and/or performing level.
It was a warm environment and another great night of true and false stories. Hope to see you there next month when we return to true stories. We’ll be announcing the theme over the next few days. If you’d like to share your story, let us know. Need help developing it? Let us know that too. We are always happy to help.
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 tool for writers thanks to analytics you can view through your desktop. For more info visit macguffin.io.
Please keep in mind you are under no obligation to have your story recorded. If you want to share your story and not have it recorded, let us know.
Celebrate summer reading and First Fridays with North West Literary Salon’s first ever children’s salon.
Join us as author Leila Rasheed reads from her celebrated children’s series featuring Bathsheba Clarice de Trop. Leila may even read from the Witch of Turlingham series. Either way, it’s sure to be a delight.
This is a free event ideal for book lovers between 7-13 (and their adults), the engaging readings will be followed by delicious snacks, delightful music and a chance to chat with the author.