Welcome to A Word In Your Ear.    Thanks for dropping in.

A Word In Your Ear is all about stories. We don’t think that people spend enough time telling stories these days.

We think stories are one of the best ways to explore what it means to be human.  We think stories help us to answer fundamental questions like ‘what are we doing here?’ and ‘was it cosy in the Middle Ages?’  We also think that stories are fun.

We like the way our ancestors enjoyed stories – by listening to them.

So we run Story Fridays in our local town, Bath, here in Somerset.  Every couple of months we gather a group of writers and invite people to listen to what inspires them about a theme.   Our next event is coming up on Friday September 19th at 8.00 pm at Burdall’s Yard on the London Road.   Our theme is Clean Slate.  We’ve got some fab stories – moving, funny, charming – set in slate mines in Wales, in a Victorian schoolroom museum, in a multitude of flats in London, in a potter’s studio.  We’re looking forward to hearing from Tricia Wastvedt, Julie Hayman, Clare Reddaway, Doc Watson, Ben Sixsmith and Anne Corlett, and we’ve got Olly Langdon, Caroline Garland and Steph Weston reading for us.  Angus Hackett is on the guitar.  It promises to be a good night!

Maybe you’d like to submit a story?  Or come along and hear how our writers have been inspired?  Either way, we’d love to hear from you.

We also make audio dramas, because nowadays we don’t need a campfire, we can carry our stories about with us on the go.  Click here to find out more.

Get in touch if you’d like to be involved.

Thank you for visiting, come again soon.


A Word In Your Ear is proud to be funded by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

image006A Word In Your Ear would like to thank The Bath Chronicle for their sponsorship of Story Friday ‘Noir’.

Here’s a flavour of Mars, Story Friday in March:

These images were taken by photographer Ben Langdon.  Visit his website here.

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  1. Neil Osborne says:

    Greetings to All at “A Word in Your Ear.” I’m a Brit living in New York and am a member of All Souls Unitarian Church here on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We have a short story group called “Stories with Soul”, and meet every Wednesday for a reading and discussion. The whole thing takes an hour. The group was formed some 15 years ago by Warren Bryant, a radio actor. There’s an overall co-ordinator who recruits a host for any particular month. That host then picks a different reader for each Wednesday of their month. (We have a goodly stock of thespians, and plain old hams, like me.) That reader chooses his / her own story, so it’s all very democratic … and fun ! Stories range from classic through contemporary. Next week, on 10th of April, I’ll read Clare’s “The New Religion” and “The Card” by James Ross. I’m looking forward to it.
    Kind regards

  2. Neil Osborne says:

    Hello, Clare

    Last evening’s reading of “The New Religion” went very well. We had a good turnout of 22 souls., and as it happened, a friend was able to tape it. Here it is :


    Hope you can open it OK.

    … and, actually I found your story on “East of the Web.” It’s an excellent site.

    With kind regards to you, and all at ” A Word in Your Ear.”


  3. Clare Reddaway says:

    Lovely Neil! So interesting to hear someone else read it! I’m glad that you and your group enjoyed the story.

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