Everybody reads all the submissions, allocating a yes, no, or maybe status to each. We then meet to discuss them over posh crisps and wine, taking notes in the meeting so we can offer feedback for any stories we reject. For a live show to work, the stories all need to have certain qualities.
They need to be original, easy to follow, and interesting enough to hold an audience for around ten minutes. Rattle Tales stories often have a lyrical, almost poetic, quality in their use of language. This is something the best read-aloud stories share: a voice that carries the audience back to the bedtime stories of their childhood. We also like funny. Funny is rare. Above all else, Rattle Tales aims to promote writers who might not get a chance to perform or get in print elsewhere.
Interestingly, our less brilliant shows have been the ones which have featured more traditional storytelling. More often than not, the riskier ones pay off and the audience gets to experience something extraordinary. This year, we used our Fringe show to launch our second anthology, Rattle Tales 2.
The latest Tweets from Rattle Tales (@rattletales). A night of interactive Reading at one of your evenings was one of my favourite literary events. Thanks for all. The first volume of Rattle Tales - stories read out loud to a rattle-waving audience - is as hit-and-miss as its nature might imply. There many writers here but the.
Reading through it, as we prepared for print, we were amazed by the quality of the stories included. Not only do the authors take risks, but the flair, originality and mastery of the short story genre displayed by our contributors is something to be celebrated. A Rattle Tales show is as much about the audience as the author.
We want to encourage discussion of the stories being read, and so we hand out football rattles to the audience to shake if they want to comment or ask a question. Their comments are always insightful and are often surprising too — highlighting certain areas of a story in ways that may not have occurred to the author before.
This does mean that authors need to come with an open mind though!
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We had stories about zombie babies, coal miners, the apocalypse, coincidences, honest men, restless legs, girls with tails, and a future Brighton. To illustrate the stories, photographs were projected on a screen while the authors read — all from photographers from Brighton and Hove Camera Club , who were given the stories in advance.
This added an extra dimension to the proceedings as most of the photographers went on to discuss their interpretations. It was great fun for the authors to see their stories interpreted in this way and some of the images were quite unexpected. Check our website for all our news and events and send us a story. It could be you on our stage come September.
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