Submissions are open for our next Telltales on 30 September at Dolly’s Wine Bar. The theme is DRIFT. All submissions should take no longer than 10 minutes to read aloud (approximately 1,600 words.) Submit via the website form, and don’t forget to tell us if you are new to Telltales. Submissions close on Friday 19 September.
Telltales is a free event and we welcome all types of writing – poetry, prose, memoir, non-fiction.
Send in your Spoken Word performance to Guardian Witness
Guardian Witness have been in touch to say that they have commissioned a series of original spoken word opinion pieces from some of the UK’s leading poets and spoken word performers. You can already listen to Hollie McNish on Outdoor Education and Luke Wright on Scottish Independence. Coming soon are James Massiah on Gentrification and Deanna Rodger on Housing.
To coincide with the launch, Guardian Witness are calling for spoken word pieces from Telltales writers in the form of a short video (no longer than three minutes) filmed on your computer, camera or phone (the video quality is irrelevant.) You can then upload this to the Spoken Word: share your performance assignment on the Guardian Witness website https://witness.theguardian.com. Join Telltales writers Aaron Kent, Abigail Wyatt and Nick Jarvis, whose contributions are already available on the website.
If the series goes well, the Guardian may use these submissions to find new talent to commission, so it’s an excellent opportunity for Telltales writers to get their work seen and heard on a national level.
Telltales at Parklive, Kimberley Park, Falmouth 21 September 2.15 to 3pm
Telltales will be performing at Source FM’s Parklive event on Sunday 21 September 2.15 to 3pm in the Spoken word marquee. There’ll be performance poetry, novel extracts, poetry and non-fiction from our talented performers. The event is free.
There will also be four open mic sessions during the afternoon (starting at 1pm) if anyone wants to bring along a reading.