Dionysia 2016 will explore "Speak, Memory . . . Stories of our Odyssey." April 22-29, 2016

Call for Submissions

Where did my life start?  Where have I traveled?  Where have I found joy or pain? Who has helped me along the way? How do I get home? These are questions Odysseus must answer if he is going to journey from a battlefield, through obstacles, through happiness and suffering, and finally reach Penelope and Telemachus. Homer’s epic poem is a story we all experience, we all share.

What is your story? As part of our festival of storytelling we want you to share your tales of challenge and reward, of pain and happiness, of leaving home and returning. By December 18, please email a half-page summary of your story to jrharvey@central.uh.edu. The Center for Creative Work (CCW) faculty will review the submissions and you will receive notification at the beginning of the spring 2016 semester if you have been chosen to be a Dionysia storyteller. Each storyteller will receive 100 dollars for writing and telling their story.  

Over the next semester, CCW faculty will help you shape your full story, which you will read to an invited audience between April 22 and April 29 as part of our Dionysia 2016: "Speak, Memory . . . Stories of our Odyssey."