Share your story for Homespun

ABC HomespunEveryone has a story to tell and ABC Radio Melbourne and Melbourne Writers Festival want to hear yours.

The Homespun storytelling competition is back, and we want you to share your true tale with us. The only catch is that you must feature the line, “I have been meaning to tell you”.

Winners will work with ABC Radio Melbourne producers to craft their story to tell on stage in front of an audience at our Homespun storytelling event on Saturday 4 September at 6.00pm.

During the event winners will be sharing the stage with hosts Virginia Trioli and David Astle and a special guest storyteller from Melbourne Writers Festival. It promises to be a night of laughter, love and homespun yarns.

To enter: Along with your contact details, please record and upload a video or audio file of your story. This needs to be a two-minute (or less) version of your actual story, with no cliffhangers.

Please feature the line, “I have been meaning to tell you” – and remember that there is no room for racism, homophobia, misogyny or hate speech in your story.

Entries are now open and close 11.59pm – Sunday 1 August 2021. Click here for the entry form. For more information including Storytelling tips and full Terms and Conditions, visit: for details.

We will listen to every pitch submitted; however, you will only be notified if your story makes it to the shortlist.

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