SpokenWord open mic/scène ouvert every Monday/lundi in Dec and Jan. The Other Writers’ Group every Sunday.

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 
Dec 22nd – last times
Dec 29th – crossroads
Jan 5th – my plan for world domination begins with…
Jan 12th – Guest poet: Philip Meersman
Jan 19th -
Jan 26th -

The Other Writers’ Group:
6.30pm-8.30pm every Sunday even in Dec & Jan
 at Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005. An excellent feedback workshop for 6 euros. Description Join us afterwards for happy hour at The Gentleman, 1 bis rue Hautefeuille, 75006, behind place St Michel.

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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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SpokenWord 20th Octember – Theft

Hannni hosting in the top hat. Jonathan lecturing on obsidivism. A film from Helen. And much more. Next week’s theme – Ghosts. Thanks to Sabine Dundure for the photos – more on our facebook page.
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Photoreport from Spoken Word Paris October 13th: Odd Jobs!

Pictures by Sabine Dundure. Full Album here.

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Report from 6th Oct – I wish we’d stolen that dog

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Thanks to Sabine for the photos. More photos here. Some fragments from the night: Naniso actually using stolen dog phrase in his story. ”Let me tell you the flesh of things,” was another phrase of his that I liked. Jonathan: … Continue reading

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