Lies, Dreaming #16 – Supermarket Sweep

We are delighted to announce the contributors for our sixteenth podcast, which has as its theme “Supermarket Sweep”.

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

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

David Ralph Lewis is a Bristol based poet and writer. He is currently working on a book of sci-fi shorts and a blackout poetry collection. He has just released ‘Spare Parts’, a collaborative blackout poetry chapbook which is available through his website:

Nalini Paul is a widely-published poet based in Glasgow. She graduated with a PhD on Jean Rhys and postcolonial subjectivity in 2008 and has since developed her collaborative practice (with actors, musicians, visual artists, archaeologists in Orkney and the RSPB). In 2017 she was a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow in France. Soon after, she was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Book Festival and An Lanntair Arts to travel to Lewis and Kolkata as part of the ‘New Passages’ project.

Becky Downing is a Liverpool-based, Actor, Poet & Playwright. She began writing for Theatre in the Rough in 2012 and has since created work for various festivals & projects with the Company including ‘A Concept of Beauty’ for the Liverpool and the Titanic Fest (2012), ‘The Jewellery box’ for the Lusitania Exhibition (2015) and a short audio play, ‘Haunted Sefton’ in 2016. Since then, Becky has been writing Poetry for her website, toured with Want The Moon Theatre Company this year playing ‘Joss’ in ‘Other People’s Teeth’,  and has just written & Performed her one woman show ‘We’ve Been Bette’ at theatre 503, London.

Sean Wai Keung’s debut poetry pamphlet you are mistaken won the inaugural Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition 2016 and was named a Poetry School ‘book of the year’. In 2018 he released how to cook, a food-poem pamphlet, with Speculative Books. Find him on twitter @SeanWaiKeung or at

Our next theme will be ‘Tell me something I don’t know’. Check out this blogpost for further details.


Call for Submissions #17 – Tell me something I don’t know


We want your words. Your words inspired by the theme ‘Tell me something I don’t know’.

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 15th of November 2018 for a podcast at the end of November.

The theme for the podcast is Tell me something I don’t know.

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.