The Narratives Library has been created around one simple idea, we all love stories. How much more wonderful can it be then to hear the voice of the person who wrote the story , reading their own words just for you?
This library provides a permanent, online resource for community radio stations, educational institutions,book clubs, writers and readers – anyone who is interested in books , stories and writing.
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Now over 50,000 hits per month!
STOP PRESS! – JANUARY 2018 – 96,784 HITS!
Over 500,000 hits for 2017!
Heading for a million in 2018!
IF YOU ARE A READER ……
Listen to small excerpts from authors reading on many different themes by clicking on the tab that interests you in the top bar or use the box on the right hand side of the page . You can also search for authors by name in the INDEX page.
Once in your chosen category, the authors are listed alphabetically by surname. Scroll down the page to the author that interests you and click on sound bar to hear the author reading from their book.
Something longer? Go to my PODCASTS page and settle in for half an hour – lots more reads and interviews and beautiful music in every edition.
We are now affiliated with Booktopia – if you like the sound of a book and want to read more, just go to the book cover slideshow on each category page and click on the cover of the book you want! You will be taken to a page in Booktopia’s vast store. We hope you enjoy this convenient way of supporting the continuation of this site!
(Please note: 95% of books on this site are held by Booktopia, but not all of them! Maybe ask them for the author you want if you can’t find it there?)
IF YOU ARE AN AUTHOR…..
This library will be added to on a regular basis and over time it will contain hundreds of audio samples of authors reading from their own work on particular themes but most will be no longer than 5 minutes.The number of Themes will also be enlarged as we record more and more authors.
If you are a published author and would like to be included here, please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org – so we can make it happen. If you are already listed here feel free to use the link to help promote your work.
IF YOU ARE A PUBLISHER….
This is a global platform for your author’s work, and also a link to over 300 community radio stations around the nation. This is a free access site for users whether consumers or producers ( however there is a donation button over on the left there, think of all the work we are doing on behalf of the book industry!)
2018 Narratives recording schedule
This year we hope to be once again at :
SOMERSET FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE- March 16
SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL – May 4-7
BELLINGEN WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL – June 8 -10
BYRON WRITERS FESTIVAL . – August 1-3
MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL -August 31- Sept.2
BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL -September 7-9
We will endeavour to attend as many other conventions, conferences and literary festivals as we can to keep adding to our incredible archive of authors reading and talking about their work.
From October 2 ,2017 , 7.05pm – NARRATIVES LIBRARY NATIONAL EDITION goes live across the Community Radio Network and every Monday evening thereafter..
Special half hour editions of lots more authors interviews and reads and music!
Can’t listen in? No problem, just go to our PODCASTS on this site .Updated every week with the latest edition.
IF YOU ARE A BROADCASTER…..
These readings make great spoken word content additions to a wide range of programs for both Community Radio and Commercial radio. Contact us to learn how we can deliver material ready to go and even make up longer programs around specific subjects.If you work in Radio and would like to use these reads they all have full clearance. For Narratives National contact the Community Radio Network.
ABOUT THE CREATOR OF THIS SITE
Karena’s two hour weekly program ‘Arts Canvass’ has been on air for nearly 20 years and is consistently in the top 10% of listener-ship for Bay FM 99.9 programs. Her Arts Canvass internet site of interviews with authors has an average 15,000 hits per month.Click on the Arts Canvass blog link to listen to author interviews – most authors reading here have been interviewed as well.
Karena’s writing and producing credits include winning the CBAA Spoken Word Documentary Award in 2014 for her 3 part series ” Memories of Sarajevo” which was also awarded the Bronze Award – Social Issues 2015 New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs International Competition. This series also received an Honourable Mention for Radio Documentary 2015 International Association of Women in Radio & Television Awards. She is also a Fine Artist, Composer , and Filmmaker.
Karena and author L.A Larkin,
L.A reads from her thriller ‘Devour’ in Crime..
This project is supported by the Community Broadcasting Foundation of Australia.