Help us recover the legacy of our female authors

Subject:  Arts and humanities | Multidisciplinary
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Take part in the Shared Stories project by sending in your recorded reading. You've got until 22 May.

With the Shared Stories (Relatos Compartidos) project, you're invited to record yourself reading a piece of text by a female writer to help recover the legacy of the female authors of our literature and promote their public recognition. It's really easy: just sign up and record your voice. Your recording will be added to the project's open-access bank of recorded readings. There are already more than eighty.

Anyone in the UOC community can participate, as well as national and international library users and staff.

The third edition of Shared Stories has had a strong start. Sixty people have already signed up. Are you going to join them?

How to take part

You've got until 22 May to take part. All you have to do is choose one of the proposed public domain texts, sign up for the campaign, record your reading and share it with us.

  1. Choose a text

    Take your pick from the list of works in the public domain.

  2. Sign up(link opens in a new window)

    Sign up for the initiative. In the registration form, include the title of the book you have chosen.

  3. Record and edit(link opens in a new window)

    Follow the instructions for the campaign.  We will share the tools for recording and editing with you.  

  4. Send the audio reading(link opens in a new window)

    Share the audio in .mp3 format. When it has been published, share the audio reading with the hashtag #RelatosCompartidos

What is Shared Stories?

The Shared Stories project is promoted by the UOC Library in partnership with the Camilo José Cela University Library (UCJC) and this year features the participation of the UOC's Culture department.

The aim of the project is to create an open-access bank of recorded readings to recover the legacy of female authors and highlight female talent in Catalan, Spanish, Galician and Basque literature. 


What do participants say about Shared Stories?

The positive reaction to the third edition of Shared Stories is reflected not only in the more than fifty registrations seen in the first week of the campaign but also in the opinions shared by the people who have taken part: 

  • "I've really liked the initiative, and it's an opportunity to do my bit to give visibility to women writers."
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  • "I love poetry and reading. Thank you very much to the UOC for this cultural initiative."
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  • "I chose Filomena Dato because I'm Galician and I want to promote my language of birth."
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  • "I chose the poem Melancolía by Carolina Coronado because, despite being from my city, I didn't know her work, and it seemed like a good opportunity to get to know it."
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  • "I'm a reader and a writer, and I've been really excited to be able to give a voice to Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz. I've loved giving her my voice and bringing back her passion, which is capable of travelling across centuries and remain current."
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When your recorded reading is published, share it on social media with the hashtag #RelatosCompartidos. Share, like and comment on the posts of the UOC's social media profiles. All recordings will contribute to the collective success of the campaign.

Take part and let's recover, together, the legacy of our female authors.