Lies, Dreaming #13 – RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

We are delighted to launch our thirteenth podcast on the theme of “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast using the links on the right.

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

Ian Richardson enjoys writing and performing poetry and is always greatly encouraged when his work is published. His works appear in various anthologies and he has been a contributor to Lies and Dreaming since Podcast #1. He lives on the East coast of Scotland where the biggest thing he has seen rising out of the sea is the morning sun. 

Janette Ayachi (1982- ) is a Scottish-Algerian poet who has been published in over sixty literary journals and anthologies from presses such as Polygon, Freight, Seren, and Salt’s ‘The Best British Poetry of 2015’. She collaborates with artists, has been shortlisted for a few chewable accolades, and has performed her work on the BBC Radio, as well as across the U.K at various events. She has a combined honors degree in Literature and Film from Stirling University and an MSc in Creative Writing from Edinburgh University. She is the author of poetry pamphlets Pauses at Zebra Crossings and A Choir of Ghosts, and a children’s chapter book The Mermaid, The Girl and The Gondola published by Black Wolf Edition press. Her first full poetry collection Hand Over Mouth music will be published by Pavilion (University of Liverpool) in 2019, and she is currently working on Misdialing The Muses: A Poet’s Memoir.

J.S.Watts is a UK novelist and poet. Her writing appears in publications in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the States and has been broadcast on BBC and Independent Radio. She has published five books: two poetry collections, “Cats and Other Myths” and “ Years Ago You Coloured Me”, plus a multi-award nominated SF poetry pamphlet, “Songs of Steelyard Sue”, all published by Lapwing Publications, and two novels, “A Darker Moon” – dark literary fantasy, and “Witchlight”  – paranormal romance, published in the US and UK by Vagabondage Press. See www.jswatts.co.uk for further details.

Antonia Seaward is a spoken and written word artist based in the Southside of Glasgow, whose words are as pragmatic as they are poignant with a very human tone. When she is not writing poetry at her kitchen table she is looking after her three young girls.

 

Our next podcast theme is “HORSES”. Submission criteria can be found here.

 

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Call for Submissions #14 – HORSES

We want your words. Your words…inspired by HORSES.

When we say ‘we want your words’ we want anything that involves you making noises; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of January 2018 for a podcast at the end of February.

The theme for the fourteenth podcast is HORSES.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

Headset #1 – Stef Mohamed

We’re delighted to introduce the first of our new Headset format, twenty minutes of spoken word from Stef Mohamed. You can buy it from our Bandcamp page below, or get it by subscribing to our podcast via the links on the right.

INFORMATION:

When you google him these words appear on the right of the screen:

Stefan Mohamed is an author, poet and sometime journalist. He graduated from Kingston University in 2010 with a first class degree in creative writing and film studies, and later that year won the inaugural Sony Reader Award, a category of the Dylan Thomas Prize, for his novel Bitter Sixteen. He lives in Bristol, where he works as an editorial assistant, writing stories and performing poetry in his spare time.

His Twitter feed is also good, but this is all we know.

Enjoy!

Introducing “Lies, Dreaming: Headsets”

We are delighted to introduce a new series of Lies, Dreaming – Headsets.

These will be released every other month, alternately with our regular theme-driven podcasts, and will feature one writer performing a solo pieces or pieces set to an ambient backdrop. They will be available via the Poetry as Fuck podcast and our new Bandcamp page. If you buy it from the latter 75% of the profits will go to the artist.

To kick things off, we’ve got Stefan Mohamed, who featured on our very first podcast about Tim Henman, performing a series of poetry and prose pieces. That will be released at the end of October. Following this in late December we have Calum Rodger with his sequence “Rock Star North”.

These are brilliant. We are SUPER ENTHUSED about them and what we’ve got planned for this project.

We have other writers lined up to follow, but if you have an idea for a Headset please let us know. Send a synopsis and a short bio to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com. These must be 10-30 minute spoken word pieces that we can set to an ambient backdrop. You should also be aware that it may be over a year before they are released.

Producing these first two podcasts has been an immensely satisfying collaboration, so thanks to all our listeners and supporters who allow us to keep providing this platform.

 

Lies, Dreaming #12 – Postcards from the Future

We are delighted to launch our twelfth podcast on the theme of “Postcards from the Future”. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast using the links on the right.

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

Colin Bramwell is a writer and performer from the Black Isle. His various projects include creating and performing spoken word theatre shows at fringe festivals across Europe, translating the Taiwanese poet Yang Mu, playing piano for Scottish improv wizards Men With Coconuts, and trying to write poems about Milo Yiannopoulos without doing loads of sick burps. He’s the artistic director of Teuchter Company, a group dedicated to making genre-spanning theatre. You can listen to a solo version of his second show, Tiger, here: https://colinbramwell.bandcamp.com/releases

Elaine McKay lives in Scotland. She is a graduate of Glasgow University. She has stories included in several anthologies and has flash fiction pieces published in various places online.
She is also the author of the picture book, ‘Grandma’s Face Tells Her Story’ (published by eTreasurespublishing.)

Maria Di Mario is a Scottish writer based in Barcelona. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Her creative interests include the natural world and concepts of family. She swims in the sea every day.

Stephen Barnaby was raised by stoats and taught to communicate entirely through fifty snuffly, grunty noises, which he has successfully and randomly rearranged into two pamphlets, Self Loathing Ostrich Tragedy and It was Happy Hour at the Nutty Nun.

 

Our next podcast theme is “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”. Submission criteria can be found here.

 

Call for Submissions #13 – RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

 

We want your words. Or maybe we just want your underwater squid-type noises. It’s up to you. Who is releasing the Kraken? Why? What or where from? And what does the Kraken make of all this?

When we say ‘we want your words’ we want anything that involves you making noises; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of October.

The theme for the thirteenth podcast is RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

We’re looking forward to your responses!

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

Lies, Dreaming #11 – Treasure

We are delighted to launch our eleventh podcast, this one on the theme of “Treasure”. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast using the links on the right.

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

Hannah Reber (*1983) is a concept and multimedia artist based in Berlin. She studied physics and philosophy at the University of Kassel and Media Sciences at the University of Mannheim and the Film University HFF in Potsdam-Babelsberg. She describes her experimental work as fundamental research. Fractal geometry and quantum physics are recurring themes in her work.

Eilidh G Clark is a writer and poet living in central Scotland. She has previously published with The Ogilvie, Anti-Heroine Chic, and The Scottish Book Trust. Eilidh is currently on the final stages of her MLitt Creative Writing degree at The University of Stirling.

Angie Spoto is an American fiction writer and poet. Writers who inspire her include Angela Carter, Leonora Carrington, and Ursula Le Guin. Her most recent endeavours include a lyrical essay about her Italian family, a collection of horror surrealist fairy tales, and a fantasy novel about grief. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous online and print anthologies, including Crooked HolsterSWAMP Magazine, and Toad Suck Review. She has lived in Austria, the Netherlands, and now lives in Scotland. www.angiespoto.com.

Mike Daviot is an Edinburgh born actor and playwright of 34 years professional experience. He has acted in a huge variety of roles north and south of the border, returning to Edinburgh 6 years ago after 20 years of living and working in England.  Favourite parts range from Robert the Bruce to Henry Higgins and from Scarecrow to Leontes. This piece is an extract from his 2016 Fringe hit, Nosferatu’s Shadow, about the life of Max Schreck. He is performing his new solo play – 1917, A Phantasmagoria – at Sweet Venues from the 3rd to the 27th of August.

David Ralph Lewis is a writer of short stories and poetry. He is currently in the process of uprooting his whole life, which is both incredibly stressful and fun in a weird way. His website is at www.davidralphlewis.co.uk, where he writes weekly blogs about art and politics.

 

Our next podcast theme is “Postcards from the Future”. Submission criteria can be found here.

 

Call for Submissions #12 – POSTCARDS FROM THE FUTURE

It is that time again. The time when we want your words. We want to put them in our ears.

When we say ‘words’ we want anything that involves you making noises; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of August. 

The theme for the podcast is Postcards from the Future.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

 

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing. All pieces included in the podcast will receive a £5 payment.

Call for Submissions #11 – TREASURE

It is that time again. The time when we want your words. We want to put them in our ears and brains.

When we say ‘words’ we want anything that involves you making noises; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 30th of June.

The theme for the ninth podcast is Treasure.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

 

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.