We know you've got a good story.
Are you ready to tell it?
Raleigh Public Record and Little Raleigh Radio are looking for competitors for our annual Oak City Bard Brawl, a storytelling showdown, held April 8 at King's and emceed by Frank Stasio of WUNC's The State of Things.
This year's theme is Metamorphosis, and we're looking for stories about ways in which you've experienced dramatic change. Stories must be tied to Raleigh and should be around 7 minutes long. Both fiction and nonfiction are welcome, but material must be original and no props are allowed.
Six storytellers will compete with their original stories in an initial round, after which a panel of judges will choose two finalists to go head to head in one final match.
This final round requires competitors to create a story based on a character from NC history and a classic fairy or folk tale, both drawn at random. Finalists will have 15 minutes to prepare this second story before performing it. The winner will then be crowned the Bard of Oak City!
Prospective bards should sign up using the form below. Tell us your name, email address, and why your story just has to be heard. For more information, email Laura White at lwhite [at] raleighpublicrecord.org.