Some of the writers from my groups have been taking advantage of an invitation from the Writers’ Room for local writers to read their stories on Corinium Radio.
Unless you live in Gloucestershire you’ve probably never dreamed such a broadcast existed. I do live in the county, and didn’t realize until I was forwarded the email calling for contributors to volunteer for a short story slot in the schedule. Since this discovery I’ve been tuning in and enjoying an eclectic range of subjects, styles and approaches.
So why don’t you check it out too? It’s available on-line as well as via the air-waves.
Perhaps you should also check out your local radio stations and see if they have similar opportunities. If they haven’t, it still might be worth approaching them with the idea…
It’s all too easy to get locked into thinking the only way to share our words is through the printed media, but the truth is there’s a whole other world of performance opportunities out there for prose people, from slams to story-telling events to internet podcasts.
Reports from the first recordings have been trickling back to me full of positive vibes. Scary but fantastic, is what they say. I say, what a buzz.