About Liars’ League Hong Kong
Liars’ League Hong Kong is a regular live literary night featuring professional actors reading original short stories. Selected stories are published on our website and performed by actors before a live audience. We have performed at Clockenflap, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and at select venues across Hong Kong.
What does it take to be a Liar?
Fiction is basically a lie. So is performance. Lies are told on a day to day basis. But to be a good liar, you have to really work at it; sharpen your tongue, train your movements, perfect your poker face.
We’re looking for fresh, original, unpublished short fiction between 800 and 1200 words long. Each of our events is themed, and you can find more details about each of our themes and respective deadlines over on our submissions page.
Your stories will be read by Hong Kong and London Liars and we’ll pick the best. An actor will be assigned to each one. After the event, we’ll publish your story here on the site, together with photos from the night.
We’re looking for established and up and coming thespians who are comfortable using a range of accents and voices other than their own. Find out more details about how to apply here.
Where and when does all this happen?
Every two months at Terrible Baby. 8pm. Entry is free.
Any other questions?
Send stories, actors’ resumes, words of encouragement, and anything else that’s on your mind to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Praise for Liars’ League Hong Kong
“The place is packed, standing room only at the bar, and the atmosphere electric. All eyes are on the performer on stage, hanging on to every word. Even the bar staff are mesmerised. It’s the monthly meeting of Liars’ League…”
“The Liars’ League judges did a remarkable job of choosing five stories that had a wide range of viewpoints and voices. We laughed, we pondered and we shed a tear or two.”
~ Matthew Gillespie, reviewer for HKELD.com
“Overall, it was an entertaining evening and the fact that so many people came all the way to Shek Tong Tsui on a Monday evening is testament in and of itself. Whether you are into theatre or literature or just socializing with the artistically inclined expat community, Liars’ League is a place where everybody wins.”
~ Leann Bennett, reviewer for HKELD.com