Audio Under the Stars – Share Your Durham Story

by Kristen Southworth

While it might not be summer yet, it doesn’t hurt to warm up with thoughts of relaxing on a lovely summer evening at the Audio Under the Stars Festival at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. This unique summer long audio festival is heading into its third season and is looking for stories to include in this year’s festival. The producers would love to include pieces based in Durham, in North Carolina, or made by local radio producers.  Click here to learn more about how to share your story about our wonderful Bull City!

This years story themes will include:

Destination Unknown: trips, travels, and unexpected journeys

Tell us of a time when you went in search of something: a new place, a lost love, a chance at following a dream. Or when you set out just for fun- Where did the wanderlust take you and who did you meet along the way? We want stories of those eager for change and those longing for what’s left behind.

Danger: tales of mischief and misfortune

We’re looking for stories with an element of danger, either real or imagined. A lurking threat, a prank gone wrong, bullets dodged or imminent disaster. These could be humorous or serious; ideally stories will have a bit of each.

Work it: stories of labor and leisure

Drudgery or dream job- how do you make your money? What’s the oddest job you’ve ever taken? What would push you to walk away? At the end of the day, how do you put the world of work behind you? We’re looking for stories about any kind of work and play.

The deadline to submit your story is February 28th.  For additional information on attending this year’s events visit


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