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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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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, or the dazzling drama of intellectual debate can be your subject for our CUT & THRUST event on... 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
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Read by Most Valuable Player (Acting) 2016, Jim Cogan (Full podcast here) Snowmen, with top hats, making jazz hands. Is this really what Christmas has come to? The snowmen seem to think so. Their black button-eyes are grinning, and they’re... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Liars' League
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Read by Josie Charles (Full podcast here) ‘I wouldn’t like to mention this,’ Mrs Henderson from next door said to my mom, ‘but your Christmas decorations are a bit too…non-standard this year. I’m not sure the neighbourhood appreciates it.’ It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Liars' League
Read by Paul Clarke (Full podcast here) In the beginning there was the Word. And the word was Santa. And Santa stared out into the dark, cold void and bellowed “Let There Be Christmas”, and there was. And on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Liars' League
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Read by Clive Greenwood He counted the stack of coins on his desk, sorting them as he did. The larger piles were a dull brown, some tinged with green: copper farthings, halfpennies, and pennies; all well used. Of silver coins... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Liars' League
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Read by Robert Welling (Full podcast here) In the days leading up to the announcement, I found myself watching a lot of cartoons. The dilemma of the Roadrunner; what would Wile E Coyote do, if he ever caught the bird?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Liars' League
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Read by Lois Tucker Someone was rapping on the shop front downstairs. Dave tossed the quilt up, buttoned the sheepskin he hadn’t taken off for a week and padded to the window locked by the frost. An unconscious choreography of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Liars' League
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We're delighted to announce that our seasonal soiree, Light & Dark on Tuesday 13th December (click for link to Facebook event) will take place in the elegantly refurbished Empire Bar at The Lamb pub in Bloomsbury - a venue which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Liars' League
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LETTERS FROM THE HOUSING COMMITTEE, read by Louisa Gummer Dear Lorna Fullingham, It is our pleasure to welcome you to Starling House as its newest resident. All of us in the building were delighted to receive your submission. We’re a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Liars' League
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PT FUCKIN' SD, read by Nicholas Delvalle Saturday, so no patients. We close the office early Friday afternoon and don’t open until Monday morning. I’m just in the office to tidy up a few charts and notes — then I’ll... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Liars' League
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WE/SHE, read by Charlotte Worthing We are all She, all 3,117 of us; itemised, docketed and accounted for in a mothballed warehouse just outside Milton Keynes. Our puffy caramel blonde hair, waved and styled in miniature, is just like hers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Liars' League
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THE READING, or PERFORMANCE ANXIETY, read by Peter Kenny Yeah, I’ve never done this before. I‘m fucking terrified. I was terrified before, for weeks, and I was terrified earlier, out the back, waiting, trying to relax. And I’m terrified now,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Liars' League
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SHARING, read by Carrie Cohen A bounty of peanuts! Quickly we lay eggs on them and let the little ones gorge all day. We like the new guests. They are newly-weds from a bigger flat and our cupboard is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Liars' League
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FIVE BABY RATS, read by Silas Hawkins Colleen shudders. “What do you mean what should we do with them?” Eyes closed, the disgust shakes through her gently, vibrating her neck and rolling through her shoulders and down her spine before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Liars' League
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November's swarm of stories features baby rats, traumatised soldiers, uppity moths, self-consuming metafiction, 80s action figures, and a very sinister housing committee. No narrator is too unusual, no story too strange for our Us & Them event on Tuesday November... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Liars' League
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The Dead Wives' Club MP3 Read by Gloria Sanders George Vandemeer Jr., one of the most successful American writer-directors of his time, with a string of blockbusters to his name— but as yet no Academy Awards— was asleep in his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Liars' League
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What's for you won't pass you by MP3 Read by Cliff Chapman Once I became aware of the scarecrow, I could think of nothing else. It was a few weeks after the harvest, approaching Hallowe’en, and one of the children... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Liars' League