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My website has had a makeover!

I’m pleased to be able to announce – that my personal website here of lisadevaney.com has had a fantastic makeover! My creative online hub here has not had a new look in about six years – so it’s long overdue. I want to say a huge thanks to some folks that have helped make this […]

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Donate to help Chats Palace get a new door

Do you love your door? Think about how useful it is to you every day – you enter in and out of your door, keep your door shut and locked when you are out, protecting all your stuff, and while you are inside it stays closed and keeps the cold out and the people inside […]

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I co-founded e9makers

I’ve been up to something very new in late 2017 – and I’m pleased to tell you more about my adventure here on my blog. As I’ve mentioned previously, I have been an on-off painter since I was a child, creating bright, cheery, textured paintings of oil, acrylic and watercolour, as well as pen and […]

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Me too

When can I remember two small words being as powerful as the words me too proved this week? Me too. Lighting up the internet, in a matter of hours, I watched amazed as hashtag me too cascaded and stretched out around the world. Me too – is a trigger, for me, and for most of […]

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Back on stage for Redgates Theatre

Words are not boring. Words are actually still popular, still loved and still highly entertaining as I discovered this past Friday night, October 13th 2017. I joined a cast of 40+ writers and performers to share words, all original writings, in the new Redgates Theatre’s Gateways showcase evening, on Fish Island in Hackney Wick. More […]

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I also paint!

For my entire life, as long as I can remember, I’ve loved art — in all forms. I’ve also been a participant in creating artistic works — this includes performances, poetry, a little bit of singing, books, drawing and painting. This year in 2017, I’ve picked up my paint brushes and oil paints again, after […]

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Book Review: Saving Bletchley Park

FYI — I’ve also posted my review for the book ‘Saving Bletchley Park’ here and here. And you can find my reviews of this book on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Goodreads. Thank you to publishers Unbound for providing me this book, in exchange for an honest review. -Lisa So often these days, news headlines are pock-marked […]

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Back on stage with my SLAM! poetry! April 27th

Back in the day, as I like to say lately, I was running around New York City as a young, single woman, shouting out words at open-mic evenings and entertaining, or disgusting, audiences with my SLAM-poetry. Then, oh this was around about the millennium years between the late nineties and into the early noughties, I […]

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Revive The Castle Cinema on Chatsworth Road

If you walk around my neighbourhood in London’s East End, here in Hackney, you may, at first, be put off by our terrible problem with dog poo littering the sidewalks, or focus on some the the run down buildings that could do with bit of a paint job.  To me though, from the moment I […]

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62 Cli-Fi Ruminations

If you follow the hashtag #clifi on Twitter, for this rising literary genre of cli-fi (climate change fiction) you’ll find a growing number of fans, and among those who tweet about the topic, is the father of cli-fi himself – Dan Bloom, based in Taiwan. Bloom is often credited with coining the term cli-fi around […]

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200+ things I have learned as an American living in the UK

What have I learned from living in the UK? Inspired by the Americans in London Facebook Group, I discovered that there are many other Americans living in the UK, who, like me, are bumping up against various cultural confusions. Also, prompted by my friends and family asking me to share more information about living in […]

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Blog Action Day 2015: #RaiseYourVoice with caution

I would like to tell you today for Blog Action Day 2015‘s theme of #RaiseYourVoice that I am courageous, brave and strong in my ability to share my views online and off. But I am not. I want to shout out to the world about causes I support and issues I feel strongly about, but […]

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Margaret Atwood: “The ordinary is deeply sinister”

When I first read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck for English class in high school, I remember being bored by a long passage about a turtle crossing the road. It was an incredible book, but I just remember feeling irritated and wanting to jump to the plot, get to the action and see […]

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‘Headline Murder’ Book Launch

Congratulations to author and journalist Peter Bartram who’s first book Headline Murder debuts this Friday, August 28th 2015. In this debut novel “A Crampton of the Chronicle mystery” you’ll be transported back to the 1960s in Brighton, UK, where a newspaper journalist called Colin Crampton stumbles upon a missing person case that takes him on […]

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Throwback Thursday: A #tbt for my #InArk book launch

Last year, I was rushing to get my cli-fi book In Ark: A Promise of Survival into print format, to make sure that there would be actual paper copies available for sale at my book launch on November 8th, 2014. Today I’m reflecting on the evening and the experience for a Throwback Thursday #tbt moment. […]

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Book Review: One Pink Muscle To Go by Patrick J. Russell

You may sometimes wonder what life in a small town of America’s West Virginia is like, as I have from my visits to this wild and wonderful state, and while Patrick J. Russell’s book One Pink Muscle To Go may be entirely fictional and imaginatively far-fetched, it does make you wonder how much is make-believe […]

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As a self-taught artist, a writer, and a publicist – I welcome you to my creative online hub, where you’ll get to see some of my works, and find out more about me.

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