Friday, 8 February 2013

In Conversation With ...

'Conversations with the Community'
for The Festival of Stories.

Check out The Festival of Stories blog with an update of the most recent community event in the lead up to The Festival of Stories, a brand new four day festival planned to take place in Lytham later in 2013.

I'm dead excited to be involved in this project, and the ‘Conversations With The Community’ at St. Bede's High School in January was a fabulously enjoyable event for the Festival build-up with members of the community sharing their stories.

Organised by local Lytham writer and resident, Alex O’Toole, in collaboration with community organisation, ParkView4U and with the aim of using storytelling and story sharing to connect generations within the community, twelve members of the Lytham community shared their memories of growing up in Lytham with a class of Year 9 pupils from St. Bede’s.

Organisers of The Festival of Stories are currently working with Lancashire County Council to bid for funding from The Arts Council in order to bring the event to the public.

And in the meantime, the deadline for submissions for The Lytham Lives Anthology: A Community In Writing is 5pm on 28th February.
Some of those at the ‘Conversations With The Community’ event have been inspired to submit some of their creative writing, life stories, and poetry to The Lytham Lives Anthology so if you have any writing on the theme you can submit, get cracking because there's only 21 days to go...!

For more details about how to submit your poems, short stories or pieces of life writing go to: