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.
March 9th – STRANGERS
March 16th – DENTISTS/TEETH
March 23rd – REGENERATION/REBIRTH with a short play by Samantha Fields and Annie Prossnitz
March 30th – DREAMS & SCHEMES guest poet Bibi Jacob
April 6th – BEAT special guests from Morocco – poet El Habib Louai & musicians
April 13th – INVISIBLE guest poet Antonia Alexandra Klimenko
April 20th – MIRRORS guest poet Linda Campalese
April 27th – TIME guest poet Lisa Pasold
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.
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
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.
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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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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.
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 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.
Youssef Alaoui-Fdili is a Moroccan-Latino, born in California. His family and heritage are an endless source of inspiration for his varied, dark, spiritual and carnal writings. He has an MFA in Poetics from New College of California. There, he studied Classical Arabic, Spanish Baroque and Contemporary Moroccan poetry. He is also well versed in the most dour and macabre literature of the 19th Century. His poems have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, 580 Split, Cherry Bleeds, Carcinogenic Poetry, Red Fez, Big Bridge, Dusie Press, and nominated for a Pushcart at Full of Crow. Youssef is an original creator of the East Bay literary arts festival “Beast Crawl.”
Theme: FRIENDS & LOVERS
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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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.
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.
See you soon, Alex!
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