by John Tarpley
The weekly KUAR program is currently looking for stories from people born between 1910 and 1931 for an upcoming two-part theme show to be aired on April 19 and 26. (That's folks between the ages of 80 and 91.)
The producers will choose three to four stories to be read for the program.
Know anyone of interest?
Check out the full press release after the jump.
Call for Stories from the Greatest Generation
"Tales from the South" radio show, in conjunction with "Our Lives, Our Stories: The Greatest Generation" exhibit at William F. Laman Library, is looking for great true stories from people 80 years old and older. Three to four stories will be chosen, and writers will read their story on the internationally-syndicated radio show on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, AR. Submission guidelines and more information on the show can be found at www.talesfromthesouth.com
Writers must currently live in the South (currently limited to Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama) or be from the South originally. Stories must be true, told in the first person, and be between 500-1200 words. Stories can be set anywhere in the world; the connection to the South is the writer. Lodging provided for writers outside of the Central Arkansas area. Email submissions only. Submission deadline is 10pm Friday, April 1, 2011.
Tales from the South Radio Show is "true stories told by the Southerners who lived them" recorded in front of a live audience (Dinner and a Show) at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District (Downtown North Little Rock) on Tuesday nights. It airs locally on KUAR, FM 89.1 on Thursday evenings at 7pm and is syndicated by World Radio Network, a satellite radio distribution service, available to more than 130 million listeners worldwide.
Tales from the South is a program of William F. Laman Public Library with assistance from the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, AY Magazine, and the Argenta Arts Foundation. “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation” has been made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit was originally developed by the Minnesota Historical Society in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This exhibit was adapted and is toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance through NEH on the Road. NEH on the Road offers an exciting opportunity for communities of all sizes to experience some of the best exhibitions funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Mid-America Arts Alliance was founded in 1972 and is the oldest regional nonprofit arts organization in the United States. For more information, visit www.maaa.org or www.nehontheroad.org.
Paula Morell, Executive Producer
Tales from the South