SpokenWord open mic/scène ouvert every Monday/lundi. SpokenWord 2 every Wednesday.

Open mic/scène ouverte: Performance poetry. Lire vivant. Poésie sonore. Stand up. Monologue. Stories. Beat poetry. Spoken word. English. Français. Your own original texts. Old texts from Rimbaud to Dr Seuss, Beowulf to Gil Scott-Heron. Chacun a son mot à dire. Make the words come alive…………………….. Acoustic songs also welcome.

SpokenWord
Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Sign up 8pm to 9.30pm in the bar. Poetics start from 8.30pm underground. Check out the
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Drop one euro in the hat to support the night, the magazine, this community.

SpokenWord themes 
April 20th – MIRRORS guest poet Monalisa Malone
April 27th – TIME guest poet Lisa Pasold
May 4th – THINGS THAT ARE BROKEN guest poet Rethabile Masilo
May 11th – ART AND ARTISTS guest poet Fork Burke
May 18th – TECHNICAL SERVEILLANCE
May 25th – ON THE TELEPHONE
Jun 1st – THE MOON guest poet Robert Priest (tbc)

SpokenWord 2: Open Secret (every Wednesday)
Free shot if you read! Hosted by David Sirois, 8.30pm till late at Bistrot 82, 82 rue des Martyrs, Montmartre. Metro Pigalle or Abbesses

The Other Writers’ Group:
6.30pm-8.30pm every Sunday
normally at Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 but exceptionally on 1st Feb it’s at David’s flat (8 passage Josset, metro Ledru Rollin, call for code 06 26 90 13 26.) An excellent feedback workshop for 6 euros. Description Join us afterwards for a drink.

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Monalisa Malone – guest poet 20th April

“Monalisa Maione was born near Boston and escaped to New York as soon as she was legal. She now shares her time writing between California and Paris where she splits her life between different cultures, and not very gracefully. Her perspective as a writer was affected by a serious brain injury in 2013, and the subsequent dissolution of the life she knew both internally and externally. Her poems have most recently been published “30 Years of the San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival Anthology,” “Walt Whitman’s Corner” in the Long Islander, Great Weather for Media NYC’s Anthology “I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand,” and others. Her voice can be found on Producer Tom Mears’ cd “Miller Street Memories” and at readings around the US. Her first book will be published in 2015.”

Monalisa Malone

Monalisa Malone

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Spoken Word Paris on March 30th: Dreams & Schemes and on April 7th: Beat!

Here is Sabine’s Dundure‘s photo-rumble from the two unforgettable nights. She also suggests you to listen these two songs to better remember those fleeing moments. Click for the soundtracks: Dreams and Schemes & Beat and for full facebook albums Dreams and Schemes and Beat. 78 beautiful pictures!!!

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Guest poet at Spoken Word Paris on Monday April 13th: Antonia Alexandra Klimenko

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Antonia Alexandra Klimenko trained as an actress at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She was first introduced on the BBC and to the literary world by the legendary Tambimutttu of Poetry London–publisher of T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan, to name a few. After his death, it was his friend, the late great Kathleen Raine, who took an interest in her writing and encouraged her to publish. Although her manuscript was orphaned upon ‘Tambi’s passing, her poems and correspondence are included in his Special Collections at Northwestern University. The former San Francisco Poetry Slam Champion and devotee of Spoken Word has performed at various venues such as the renowned Purple Onion and The Intersection for the Arts–the oldest alternative art space in the City by the Bay. Her one-woman-show, Where the Blue Begins was presented in conjunction with Sonoma’s performing art series Women on the…

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We Are Creating Real Poetry Fans…

700px-800px-Marie-Antoinette-2006Spring is here and it’s getting hot downstairs at the Chat Noir. Air-conditioning? No way! It’s not poetic enough. That’s why we decided to produce our own poetry fans. A very new way of reading poems and be cool. Cause we want to put a few interesting original verses on it! Haikus, short poems, extracts, final stanzas, micro-prose poems, one-liners, aphorisms and witty mottos… we are accepting submissions. Send one to three of your poetry lines to:   themag.paris@gmail.com  adding Poetry Fans in the subject and hope that your lines will be flickering into the air every given Monday, in your hands and in the hands of our audience.

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SpokenWord March 30th – guest poet Bibi Jacob

Having worked as a diamond messenger, busker, storyteller, tutor, theatre performer, Bibi Jacob is now settled in the City of Light as a voice actor. ‘Glittery City’, her collection of poems was published by Corrupt Press. Her writing has also appeared in issue.ZERO, Paris Lit Up, The Bastille, Paragram, The Belleville Park Pages, The Short Story collection and on the flashfiction.it website. She regularly performs her work.
Theme on 30th March – DREAMS & SCHEMES

Bibi Jacob

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Tonight @ Poets Live: Elizabeth Willis, Eugene Ostashevsky, Alberto Rigettini & Dante Alighieri

Elizabeth Willis, Eugene Ostashevsky and “Whadda Hell?!? The Inferno for Dummies.” Alberto Rigettini decanta Dante. Tuesday 7.30 pm at Berkeley books: lasciate ogni speranza voi ch’entrate…  More info here.March 2015 Poster for Internet(1)

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Spoken Word Paris March 9th: Strangers!

Pictures by Sabine Dundure. Full album here. She suggests you listen to this while surfing her pictures. Smiles, right hands & knick-knacks. See you on Monday with dentists.

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SpokenWord Monday 23rd Feb…

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The theme is DANCE and the special guest is Maria D’Arcy, a storyteller of Celtic literature and a dancer of Belly, Bali and Burlesque styles.

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Spoken Word Paris Feb 9th: FRIENDS AND LOVERS!

Spoken Word Paris on Feb 9th, the theme was FRIENDS AND LOVERS. Our Guest poet Youssef Alaoui. Photos by Sabine Dundure. More Photos here. See you all on February 16th for a belligerent theme:  “WAR OF THE SEXES”. Only one host can handle it. This woman from Byzanthium:

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Antonia Alexandra Klimenko – guest poet at SpokenWord Monday 16th Feb

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Antonia Alexandra Klimenko trained as an actress at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She was first introduced on the BBC and to the literary world by the legendary Tambimutttu of Poetry London–publisher of T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan, to name a few. After his death, it was his friend, the late great Kathleen Raine, who took an interest in her writing and encouraged her to publish. Although her manuscript was orphaned upon ‘Tambi’s passing, her poems and correspondence are included in his Special Collections at Northwestern University. The former San Francisco Poetry Slam Champion and devotee of Spoken Word has performed at various venues such as the renowned Purple Onion and The Intersection for the Arts–the oldest alternative art space in the City by the Bay. Her one-woman-show, Where the Blue Begins was presented in conjunction with Sonoma’s performing art series Women on the Edge. Most recently, she participated in Three Room Press’ presentation of Dada a la Carte at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art and Culture and in Entre Dada at the Au Chat Noir. Klimenko’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in CounterPunch, The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Seventh Quarry, Howl: San Francisco Poetry News, Boheme Verite, The Bastille, Paris Lit Up, Strangers in Paris–New Writing Inspired by the City of Light, The Last Clean Dirty Shirt Anthology, Voyeur, The Indian River Review, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Quail Bell, Southeast Review, The Best of Mad Swirl, Facing Feminism–Feminists We Know, Radical Lines from a Lit City, Knot Magazine, Vox Populi, Levure Litteraire, The Criterion International Literary Journal, Occupy Wall Street Anthology (in which she is distinguished as an American Poet) and Maintenant: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art archived at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. She lives in Paris.

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