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Liars' League
The heart of literary London
Writers write. Actors read. Audience listens. Everybody wins.
Interests: Great stories well told.
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We've been recording our stories since the beginning, and we have a ton of audio goodness (over 150 episodes) available on our podcast over at Jellycast: you can subscribe, download or listen to them individually here if you haven't already.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
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Liars' League NYC was born in May 2012. Run by an original co-founder of Liars' League London, Andrew Lloyd-Jones, our New York sister League is a stalwart at the KGB Bar. It takes its time with a longer word count... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Liars' League
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Liars' League HK was born in February 2012, to great acclaim, the very first event packed out. Hong Kong choose a lower word count, fitting in more stories and manages to squeeze in a live musical interlude as well. After... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Liars' League
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Those who have followed our events for a while will know that as well as free-flowing booze, our annual Christmas show features the hotly-anticipated MVP (Most Valuable Player) Awards, which recognise the contributions of our most prolific actors and authors... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Liars' League
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Over the years, our LL judges have proven more than adept at talent-spotting, picking work by authors who go on to win prizes, fame and international publishing deals. Here are just a few of our success stories (alphabetical by first... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Liars' League
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Today's Top 10 is Top 10 Best Story Titles (in no particular order) ... which one tickles your fancy? The Alminian Dragon of Tureq by David Varela, read by Will Goodhand The Love Song of the Predator Drone by Owen... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Liars' League
How do we decide which our favourite story videos of all time are? Why, simple! Ask YouTube. Here, then, are the ten most watched videos on our YouTube channel (which by the way has over 300 free-to-view stories on it,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Liars' League
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Ten glorious years, 111 events, and well over 500 stories, but we tasked the League to pick their ten as the best of the best! Is your favourite in here? (Comment below if not!) Liars' League Top Ten Stories: the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Liars' League
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The votes are in! The lie is cast! The truth will out! Yes, we've found half-a-dozen shameless, barefaced fictions to celebrate our TENTH BIRTHDAY on Tuesday April 11th (click for Facebook event) - and you're invited! There are body doubles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Liars' League
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Tiny Bald Patch MP3 Read by Rich Keeble Full podcast here The problem with people, Xavier Frutiger believed, is we’re all so horribly sensitive. Well, perhaps that was a little melodramatic, but there was no denying Frutiger had suffered at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Liars' League
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Clove Oil and Vodka MP3 Read by Suzanne Goldberg Full podcast here If you’ve ever researched how to euthanise a fish, you’ll know that the most humane method is with clove oil and vodka. The juries which preside over internet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Liars' League
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Gacy: A Life in Numbers MP3 Read by Max Berendt Full podcast here 3 – Children, you were the middle one, sandwiched between two sisters. You were the only boy but you were never good enough, never clever enough, never... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Liars' League
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The Doctor's Bag MP3 Full podcast here Read by Greg Page This bag, officer? How did I come by such a fine bag? It’s a doctor’s bag, officer. Classic design. Opens at the top, surprisingly capacious. I got it off... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Liars' League
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Night at the Pincio (Rack & Ruin podcast) Read by Katy Darby Rome, March, 1755 When I am Mr Hope’s wife, men will ask me, how did Rome look? I will say she burns, and her women are even more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Liars' League
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On Depression MP3 Read by Jim Cogan Full podcast here There was a village terrorized by a giant. It could come at any hour, beating its chest to fall with greed upon the villagers’ crops. They constructed a ditch and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Liars' League
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The Coat MP3 Read by Gloria Sanders Last year, I chose a pottery class, and Max spent most of the night outside, smoking. This year, it was his turn to choose our secret Valentine’s destination. Now we were in an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Liars' League
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Max's Date MP3 Read by Nicholas Delvalle Max rented a large apartment on the top two floors of a house on Warwick Square. He used to own a car, a silver Porsche, which he parked in the space right outside... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Liars' League
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Our Winter Tryst MP3 Read by Tony Bell “I’ve always wanted a Winter Date,” you say. You turn to catch me looking at you. “A Winter Date?” “To stave off the winter blues,” you say. “Sounds great. Let’s try it,”... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Liars' League
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The Gordon Knot MP3 Read by Louisa Gummer Heart racing, I get up from the cluttered restaurant table and quickly yet calmly walk over to the till. I smile awkwardly at the head waiter and ask to pay half the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Liars' League
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Flat-Packed Love MP3 Read by Grace Cookey-Gam ‘So, where do we start?’ He claps his hands together excitedly, and posts a wide grin in my direction, appropriating all the space in the room. ‘With the instructions?’ I motion to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Liars' League
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It's all gone tits up this month and no mistake, so on Tuesday March 14th you're invited to join our pity party and drown your sorrows. Our six tales-of-fail feature stomp-happy giants, ailing pets, serial killers, catacomb seductions, decadent down-and-outs... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Liars' League
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Not just dashing swordplay and deadly duels, but the cut of a scissor or knife, the thrust of a stage or pornstar, and the dazzling drama of intellectual debate are the subjects for our CUT & THRUST event on Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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No matter what's happening politically, climatically or globally, on Valentine's Day love is always in the air - so our first show of 2017 (which happens to fall on Tuesday 14th February) is MATE & DATE (click for Facebook event).... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Liars' League
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Ladies and gentlemen, the Liars' League themes for 2017 have been announced! All stories should be unpublished, on-theme, between 800 and 2000 words long and submitted to liars@liarsleague.com by 11.59pm on the day of the deadline. Happy writing y'all! LIARS'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Liars' League