Are you lonesome tonight? Does your lit need a light?
Do you like booze and fiction and art?
Do you find Valentine’s weighs on hearts and on minds?
Would you like us to uplift your heart?
Then look no further, because Liars’ League has found six pulse-pounding stories for our (just pre-)Valentine’s event, LOVE & LUST, and you can hear them all for just a fiver! On Tuesday 12th February our professional actors will read brand-new fiction featuring pagan bonfires, lustful teens, scarlet knickers, ill-advised one-night stands, fish suppers, sex at the Imperial War Museum and (naturally) the end of civilisation – and we’d love you to be there.
WINNING STORIES FOR LOVE & LUST
A Shared History by Seth Marlin NEW AUTHOR, read by William Teller
Fish-fish by Cherry Potts, read by Math Jones
The Wicker Heart by Alan Graham, read by Peter Kenny
The Red Satin Flag of Resistance by Mark Sadler, read by Silas Hawkins
Soul Searching by Liam Hogan, read by Keleigh Wolf
Lili of the Valley of the Shadow by Derek Ivan Webster, read by Alex Greenhalgh
As usual, doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start and tickets are £5 on the door (currently cash only, sorry, but there is a cashpoint across the street). Drinks and food will be available at the bar, though there are also free Loveheart sweets and the infamous interval quiz features red-hot brand-new books to be won! There’s no pre-booking, but tables for four or more can be reserved by calling 07808 939535.
The venue is the downstairs bar at:
The Phoenix Pub
37 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PP
Accessibility note: Access to the basement is via stairs: there is no lift, sadly.
The Phoenix is 5 minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube station, which is on the Victoria, Bakerloo and Central lines.
Pixel Heart Literary Magazine is currently open for submissions for its first ever issue. The theme is ‘Love’, and the magazine accepts flash fiction (under 750 words), poetry (of any length), and short stories (1,000 – 2,500 words).
There is no submission fee, and we’d love to read anything you’d like to send to us, whether you’re a new or experienced writer – as long as your submission sticks to the theme in some way. (But in what way is up to you!)
For our more specific submission guidelines and info on how to submit, please click here. Submissions for Issue One are currently open until midnight BST on June 30th, 2018. ❤
11.11: November 11th, originally a day for singletons in China to either bemoan or celebrate their unattached status, but increasingly an excuse for unbridled consumerism under the auspices of the various online shopping behemoths. At Paper Republic we’re going to be stripping back the commercial self-indulgence and marking the occasion with a new run of four short stories about love, longing, and loneliness. We’re very happy to have Michelle Deeter as our managing editor for the series, which is entitled “Bare Branches” (a literal translation of the Chinese name for the occasion, 光棍节); starting this week, you can look forward to seeing a new story appearing on the site every Thursday for the next month!
Here’s the link to the first story in the series, “Forty-Nine Degrees” by Song Aman, translated by Michelle Deeter: https://paper-republic.org/pubs/read/49degrees/
Hate hearts and flowers?
Hand of Doom presents not one but two nights of alternative love stories.
The first takes place on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14 at the Old Wine Vaults, Faversham, from 8pm to 11pm followed by another on Friday, February 17 from 8pm to 11pm at Folkestone’s historic hotel The Grand.
Gather round to hear a host of twisted tales of the heart brought to life by actors and writers. Come alone, or with your partner but don’t expect romance.
Writers include Charlotte Forfieh, Kate van der Borgh, Mike Blakemore, Truda Thurai, Ribs Norman and Michele Sheldon.
Faversham £3 on the door.
Folkestone £6 from Ticket Source or £7 on the door.
For more details go to Twisted Love.