Monday, 21 March 2011

Can you tell a story?

There's an interesting and lucrative competition run by Lyons Tea to make and tell a story. They have a roadshow where you can record it or you can video yourself and upload it on the site. Have a listen to some of the ones there already and also some of the ones told by the Lyons storytellers. I liked the way Clare Muireann Murphy told hers.

The judges filter to the top 10. They are stand up comedian, Karl Spain, novelist and actor Claudia Carroll and storyteller and wordsmith Clare Muireann Murphy.

The top 10 are then put online for people to vote for (with all the shananigans that can entail) but the prize is only massive, €10,000. There are prizes by province too.

It's all here.

They say the are running a nationwide search for Ireland's top storyteller. A story can be fact or fiction - that's your call. If you’ve got the gift of the gab, put your money where your mouth is and tell us your favourite story in under 2 minutes.

Deadline: midnight on Monday 11th April 2011.

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