Broadly Speaking

A regular open mic session for storytellers


Starting on 28th January 2018, and then on every last Sunday of the month (except for August and December), we will be hosting Broadly Speaking, an open mic for storytellers in the bar at The Yarrow Hotel starting at 7:30pm. The event is open to anyone who has an original story to tell. The stories can be fictional or non-fictional, and cover any topic or style you wish, but they should be entertaining, enjoyable and short enough to be told within a 10 minute time slot. Please feel free to use notes or even the full text of your story when performing, if that is something that will help (this is not a memory test!).

If you are interested, and want to book a slot, please contact us via the form on the website or via email to, giving us your name and contact details and a brief summary of the story you want to tell.

Dates for Broadly Speaking in 2018 are:-

  • January 28th
  • February 25th
  • March 25th
  • April 29th
  • May 27th
  • June 24th
  • July 29th
  • September 30th
  • October 28th
  • November 25th

In line with the open and inclusive nature of BroadstairsLit events, please be mindful of the subject matter of your story. We reserve the right to refuse a story or curtail a performance if we feel the subject matter is unsuitable.