Sunday 1st Feb The Other Writers’ Group is at David’s flat (8 passage Josset, metro Ledru Rollin. Call for code 06 26 90 13 26) 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.

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
Practical info page for more info. Click on the blue stamp on the right to sign up to the mailing list. 

Drop one euro in the hat to support the night, the magazine, this community.

SpokenWord themes 
Feb 2nd – ILLUSIONS/DELUSIONS ( those little white lies) Guest storyteller: Kathleen Ragan, editor of folk tale anthologies ”Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters” and ”Outfoxing Fear”
Feb 16th – WAR OF THE SEXES (Feminism uprising) Hosted by Merve (SpokenWord Istanbul) Guest poet Antonia Klimenko
Feb 23rd – DANCE Guest Maria D’Arcy
March 2nd – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS featuring short play by Annie Prossnitz & Samantha Fields

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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Photo-Report: Spoken Word Paris January 26th – Separation!

The theme was “Separation” but we stayed all close together in the crammed full Black Cat cellar. 3 rounds, 26 actual performers, 12 aspiring performers on the waiting list, 8 songs including David Sirois personal jingle and those are just a few images of the night (in case you were there or you weren’t but you are experiencing previous lives, flashbacks and deja vues). If you want to see more pictures click here or knock at Sabine Dundure‘s flat. Address provided through private email. By the way she suggests you listening to this soundtrack while watching these pictures. Try the experience and see you on Monday! What’s the theme? ILLUSIONS/DELUSIONS (those little white lies).

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1st Feb Writers’ Group at David’s apartment

Exceptionally, as Shakespeare & Co is closing for stocktake and repairs, the Other Writers’ Group will be in my flat.

8 passage Josset, 75011
metro Ledru Rollin
Call 06 26 90 13 26 for door code.

Usual time – 6.30pm to 8.30pm Sunday.



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Spoken Word Photo-report from January 5th: My plan for world domination begins with…

Featuring Elliott, Francesca, Bernard, Ret, Thomas & Pushkin, David Barnum, Thibaut, Ferdinand and Charlie and George Whitman. Yoshka, Kelly, Matthew, Alberto, David Sirois, Fred, Alex Manthei (See you soon!) John, Alison, Brianna, Maurissa, Leyla, Ania, Nancy, Kara and DR&B and all you who spent the night  in our basement. Photos by Sabine Dundure. Do you want to see more pictures? Click here.

SW 115_edit_smSee you soon, Alex!

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Happy New Year 2015!

Wishing you a good one in 2015. Greetings card/collage put together by Sabine from her photos from 2014 Happy New Year 2015!

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SpokenWord Paris made the Nouvel Obs!

nouvelobs articlearticle here

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Spoken Word Paris December 8: I’m not gay…. really!

Spoken Word Paris December 8: I’m not gay…. really! Guest Poet: Troy Yorke reading from is new book: Hole in my side. Photos by Sabine Dundure. More photos here.

See You next Monday: Fishy! Special Guest: Fun King Nero. Cheers!


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Spoken Word in Paris, December 3rd 2014: Astronomy, astrology….

Astronomic Episode of the Spoken Word Paris saga. Here’s a photo-report by Sabine Dundure, including regulars and special guests, like for example David Gaffney (Click for more micro fiction) and Sarah-Clare Conlon, also known as Les Malheureux.  For the full album go on our facebook page. And then forget about it, it’s Monday already. Let’s hit the black cat… ehm… Au Chat Noir.

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Troy’s book launch at Corrupt Press reading with 3 other Paris poets

SW 086_editTroy Yorke writes:
I’m thrilled to announce the Paris launch of my poetry book “Hole in My Side: Redemption of the Moon-Hooker” published by Corrupt Press! Please come for a very special evening on Wed Nov 19 at 19:30 to Berkeley Books of Paris, 8 rue Casimire-Delavigne, 75006 Paris, to witness the unveiling and pick up a copy! The book features 84 of my most provocative poems plus several of my illustrations. The evening will showcase readings from four poets published by Corrupt Press: Pansy Maurer-Alvarez, Kate Noakes, Rufo Quintavalle and myself. I hope you will join the fun and I can’t wait for you all to finally see the book – it’s been a long time coming! After the launch the book will be available for order at Corrupt Press but it’s better to grab a copy now while supplies last :-D
See you at the launch!

Wed November 19 at 19:30
Berkeley Books of Paris
8 rue Casimire-Delavigne
75006 Paris


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Relaunch of The Bastille & Call for Submissions

Photos by Sabine Dundre – full album here.

Call for submissions for poetry and prose – deadline 15th December – here.

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Monday 10th Nov – Relaunch of THE BASTILLE – Interesting Times

Monday 10th November’s SpokenWord is different – it’s the relaunch of our magazine THE BASTILLE – Interesting Times.
First 2 rounds will be some of the amazing stuff that people contributed to it, read by the poets & writers themselves.
Third round is open mic.

Cheers all,
DavidInteresting Times 10th Nov

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