Everyone has a story, and we want to hear yours! Pitch us your story and, if we like what we see, we will call you to develop it further for one of our shows.
Hear at Duke is looking for storytellers for our annual spring event, a live podcast production in the Doris Duke Center at the Duke Gardens! The theme of the night is "Unfinished Business" and those who submit a story will be considered to be a storyteller for the event.
If selected, we will work with you over the next six weeks to tell your story in an audio documentary format, which could include interviews, music, soundscape, and of course, your live narration!
The event will be on April 11th at 7PM
Here's the audio for "The State of Our Union", a live storytelling event held in April 2017. Listen to get an idea of what we are looking for.
A great pitch hits the main points of the story: rising action, climax and hints to the resolution. It keeps it short while also providing a twist that the audience wasn't expecting and wants to hear more about.
Here are some great pitches we have received in the past.
After a semester abroad, I realized I really love paella and also him.
Unlike the paella, however, I'd already tried him.
– Submitted for Sunset Stories: Love or Something Like it.
I bought an 85 year old home in Durham shortly after I began work at Duke University. I never thought twice about living in an older home....until I began to be awakened in the middle of the night. Ever nestled in your bed to sleep late and night and feel the presence of something larger than yourself in the room? Been awakened by noises or objects falling in the middle of the night? Well, I have...
– Submitted for Sunset Stories: Spooky Stories