Central Review seeking applicants for first live storytelling event


Central Review, a literary journal at Central Michigan University, is seeking performers for its first-ever live storytelling event.

"Unwritten: An Evening of Crisis Stories Live on Stage" will take place sometime in March. Marysville senior Delany Lemke, editor-in-chief of the Central Review, said the live event will have six to seven people perform at the event with it lasting around two hours. 

Central Review will accept one-to-two minute shortened pitches of someone telling a true story about their life that involved crisis: identity crisis, a fight with someone — as long as it is non-fiction and about their own life. Submissions can be in video or audio format. 

To send a submission, email it to cmucentralreview@gmail.com. Both students and faculty can submit work.

Lemke said she would frequently listen to podcasts of people telling interesting stories about their life, which inspired her to create the event. The event would be similar to The Moth, an organization focused on live storytelling. 

Lemke said to watch Central Review’s Facebook page to stay updated.


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