Weird Lies in Lewisham – the video

A festive evening of stories from Weird Lies at Lewisham Library: icemaidens, time travellers, dream lovers and … cult murder. Like I said, festive!

Cliff Chapman reads from Richard Smyth‘s Heriot.

Malini Stevenson reads from C T Kingston‘s The Icicle

Rhik Samadder reads from Maria Kyle‘s Candyfloss

Everybody reads from Jonathan Pinnock‘s The Last Words of Emmanuel Prettyjohn

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London Love and Strangeness at Peckham Literary Festival

We had a capacity crowd at Review bookshop for our PLF event: here are some videos of the readings and an audio file of the Q&A.

lies special offerRhik Samadder reading David Bausor‘s O Happy Day: from London Lies, a tale of weddings, street parties and sausages.

Nicky Diss reading Rosalind StoppsHow to Survive the Olympics with a Broken Heart from Lovers’ Lies

and Peter Noble (who stepped in at the 11th hour for which we are VERY grateful) reading Alan Graham‘s Zwo from Weird Lies, a stroy of alienation and B-movies.

The Q&A features all the authors plus Cherry Potts and Katy Darby – editors of the anthologies, talking about writing for Liars’ League, having stories read aloud, arguing, editing, Liars’ League attempts to take over the world, and our massive ignorance on the short story scene in Canada!

Thanks to all our readers, authors, audience and especially Evie Wyld (who didn’t even get to hear the stories apart from the monster roars through the floor) and Review Bookshop for hosting.

Peckham Literary Festival

Arachne Press is delighted to announce that we are taking part in the Peckham Literary Festival: showcasing our three Liars’ League collaborations.

Thursday 28th November 2013 at 7pm

Review Bookshop 131 Bellenden Road, Peckham, SE15 4QY

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come together to introduce you to new worlds hiding in the everyday. From a movie monster convention in Berlin to a “riotous assembly” on Peckham Rye, via the twin heartbreaks of love and the Olympics, professional actors breathe life into short fiction from Arachne Press’s three acclaimed anthologies of Liars’ League stories. After the readings, there will be an informal Q&A with the writers, performers and editors (Cherry Potts and Katy Darby)

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about what makes a short story sing, and what publishers and live events look for in fiction.

With work from  Rosalind Stopps, Alan Graham, and  David Bausor

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Rosalind Stopps

Alan Graham

Read and performed by Nicky Diss, Rhik Samadder, and Alistair Lock

Nicky Diss

Rhik Samadder

Alistair Lock

Book your ticket here www.eventbrite.com/event/8851321541

Weird Lies at Lewisham Library

Science fiction, fantasy and strange stories from Weird Lies at

Lewisham Library 199-201 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG
Thursday 5th December, 8-9.30.

weird handsReadings of
The Icicle by CT Kingston read by Malini Stevenson – fairy tale of an icemaiden
Candyfloss by Maria Kyle read by Rhik Samadder – nightmare of a dreamfriend
Heriot by Richard Smyth read by Cliff Chapman – mental institution inmate may be more than he seems
and
Jonathan Pinnock‘s spoof documentary The Last Words of Emmanuel Prettyjohn read by as many people as we can persuade to join in and get rehearsed.