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LSL – July edition

Listen Softly London is delighted to be presenting four incredible artists at our next live event at The Royal George in Soho on Sunday 9 July.

Rebecca Parfitt will be reading from her debut collection of poetry, The Days After. Rebecca is originally from Brighton but now lives and works in Cardiff. She has been working in publishing for almost a decade, beginning her career in London before moving to Wales. She is Founder and Editor of the Ghastling – a literary magazine devoted to ghost stories, the macabre and the oh-so-strange. @EditorRebecca

Alice Stevenson is a London based illustrator, artist, and writer. Alice’s creative output is informed by her observations of the world around her.  Her use of striking colour palettes and interplay between flat colour and detail, beautifully capture the atmosphere of specific locations. Her books are simply incredible works of beauty and her readings give a real insight into her journey and process. @AliceStevo

Claire Askew’s debut poetry collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe in 2016 and shortlisted for an Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize.  Claire is also a novelist: her debut crime novel won the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize in 2016 and is due for publication in summer 2018 by Hodder & Staughton.  Claire holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Contemporary Women’s Poetry and is based in Edinburgh. @onenightstanzas

Elisa Fernández-Arias is a writer, singer, and teacher who just moved to London after spending over two years living in Paris and Rome. Elisa completed her MFA in fiction writing and translation at Columbia University in 2014, where she was awarded the De Alba and Chair’s Fellowships to subsidize her studies. Elisa’s stories have appeared in many literary magazines, including Bellevue Literary Review, The Portland Review flash fiction feature, Cream City Review, New Delta Review, and Berkeley Fiction Review, among others. She has also read and interned at The New Yorker, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Helping Orphans Worldwide Journal, and Apogee. @elisamariarox

Alongside the four artists, we also have five open mic slots available. You can sign up for an open mic slot on our website – and be sure to bring your best work as we do occasionally offer paid feature slots to those who impress on the open mic.

You can also add your name to the Facebook event for regular updates.

Sunday 9 July
7 – 9.30pm

The Royal George
133 Charing Cross Rd
London WC2H 0EA

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