In this month’s newsletter, we’re talking about last month’s Stories at the Storey, upcoming events (you’re all invited), and breaking through writers’ block. Here is this month’s newsletter: North West Literary Arts Newsletter May 2018
Dates to remember:
May 29th: we are hosting an evening with Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Naomi Kruger. If you’d like to join us at our free literary salon in London, please order a free ticket via Eventbrite.
May 31: Funding Your Creativity, the Arts Council will be joining us to discuss funding your creative practice/project. The panel will include discussion of grants as well as ticketing, crowd funding, and collaborations. We have creatives joining us from a number of practices and disciplines. If you’re near Lancaster, order your free ticket via Eventbrite and contact us to make a one-to-one appointment with the Arts Councils Alison Boyle. During the one-to-one you’ll be able to talk about projects, applications, etc…
Thanks and Happy May!
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.
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: email@example.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
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 7 PM-8 PM Open Mic
Location: The Storey (First floor)
Stories at The Storey: Real people; Real Stories.
Light refreshments will be served.
This month Stories at the Storey True Story Open Mic Night is hosting our first ever True or False night.
The stories will be funny, sad, touching, moving and those that aren’t true will be false. The storytellers will not reveal whether their tale is true or false; it will be up to the audience to decide.
Why is Stories at the Storey True Story Open Mic Night hosting a True or False Night?
Some of our audience members would like to share their stories but may be less comfortable sharing true stories. We get it. Sharing your innermost thoughts, dreams and experiences with an intimate group of strangers can appear daunting. So we’re removing the barrier of truth–for one night.
So join us for a night of true or false stories. Drop in to read or to listen. Either way, you’re welcome to join us. The event is free and like always, light refreshments will be served.
Whether it’s true or false, you’re nervous or excited, the piece is written or memorized, we’re looking forward to hearing your story.
Order your free tickets via Eventbrite.
To reserve your storytelling slot email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Edition North West Literary Salon
There’s a chill in the air and it’s not just the Autumn-like weather.
Join us as Jenn Ashworth reads from her haunting new novel, Fell. The lively reading will be followed by discussion, music, food and wine.
Jenn is an award-winning author with a distinctive voice, an enchanting talent for storytelling and the ability to captivate an audience.
Is North West Literary Salon for you? If you like engaging readings, lively discussions, delicious food, moving music and good company, North West Literary Salon is the place for you.
When is North West Literary Salon? Friday, September 9 from 7-8 PM
Where is North West Literary Salon? Waterstones King Street, Lancaster
How much is North West Literary Salon? Free
You’ll be shivering and it won’t have anything to do with the whistling wind, the frost in the air, just the words trickling down your spine…
Sponsored by Sceptre, the event is free. Please order your free tickets via Eventbrite
. We hope to see you there
Summer + Reading= Fun!
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.
Leila Rasheed is the author of Chips, Beans and Limonusines (a Red House Read of the Year) and sequels, also the Witch of Turlingham series as Ellie Boswell, and the Somerton trilogy for Disney-Hyperion USA. She created and delivers the Megaphone Writer Development Programme (www.megaphonewrite.com) which supports new ethnic minority writers of children’s literature.
Order your free tickets via Eventbrite
Sponsored and supported by Lancaster Arts City, North West Literary Salon is a BBC Get Creative event