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Zelda Chappel is joining us on Mon 29 Feb!

Zelda Chappel is one of our favourites. She’s a friend of Listen Softly London, a publisher, a reader, a writer, and so much more – and that is why we’re delighted that she is joining us on Monday 29 February to help us celebrate the extra day of 2016! Zelda’s poetry has been widely published… Continue reading Zelda Chappel is joining us on Mon 29 Feb!

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Celebrate your extra day with LSL!

There is no better way to spend your extra day of the year than joining Listen Softly London in welcoming Alice Stevenson, Laura Rae, and Zelda Chappel, as our featured artists on Monday 29 February at The Barley Mow, Curtain Road, EC2A. Alice Stevenson is a London based illustrator, artist, and writer. Alice’s creative output is… Continue reading Celebrate your extra day with LSL!

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Launch of Being With Me Will Help You Learn

Thomas McColl's first book, Being With Me Will Help You Learn, is being launched at The Crown, Southwark on Monday 18 January. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance to guarantee entry. They can be booked here.  Tom will be joined on the night by David Floyd and further guests who will be… Continue reading Launch of Being With Me Will Help You Learn

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Poem of the week – Carmina Masoliver

Our first poem of the week is from Carmina Masoliver. Her poem Computer Generated Images is one of a selection available in book form from Nasty Little Intros. Computer Generated Images we grew up on html love was a cartoon heart pink or red we dissected some cold slab of meat in science labs and with… Continue reading Poem of the week – Carmina Masoliver

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***Christmas fundraising gig alert***

Listen Softly London is teaming up with our friends at She Grrrowls to host a Christmas fundraising gig! This event will be action packed as a range of lovely artists have volunteered to raise money for the Nia Project. Tickets are £5, but do give as much as you like as all proceeds this month… Continue reading ***Christmas fundraising gig alert***

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First book from Listen Softly London to be published

Listen Softly London is thrilled to announce that the first book to be published by the press will be Being With Me Will Help You Learn by Thomas McColl. In Being With Me Will Help You Learn McColl uses poetry and short fiction to guide the reader through the murky streets of time and space… Continue reading First book from Listen Softly London to be published

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Introducing the Cool Side of the Pillow…

In our drive to uncover even more literary and performance talent, Listen Softly London is pleased to announce the first Cool Side of the Pillow open mic competition. We think that nothing is more refreshing than turning over your pillow on a warm night and feeling the coolness of the material on your skin. We… Continue reading Introducing the Cool Side of the Pillow…

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Hearing voices – book and event invitation

Listen Softly London is pleased to share exciting news, and an invitation, with you... The news: Our friends at London-based literary magazine Litro are releasing Hearing Voices: The Litro Anthology of New Fiction, featuring two artists who have previously performed at Listen Softly London Reece Choules and Iain Robinson. Reece and Iain are also two… Continue reading Hearing voices – book and event invitation

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The process – making yourself stand out

Writing a book has never been easier, but writing something that is publishable or indeed worth self-publishing is harder than it has ever been. Dominic Stevenson looks at the writing and editorial process. When time and books began, access to education was limited, and this meant that a lucky few told the stories and made… Continue reading The process – making yourself stand out