Strangers in Paris launch 25th July 6pm/9pm

At 6pm we launch at Shakespeare & Company bookshop
(37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005, Métro St Michel)
A sparkling taste of some of the distinct voices that make up the book.
Like literary champagne!
Just enough of each voice to tantalise and excite the palate.
With short readings from the book by Suzanne Allen, David Barnes, Marie Davis, Sion Dayson, Antonia Klimenko, Colin Joseph Wolfgang Mahar, Danielle McShine, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe and Sarah Riggs.

After, there’ll be wine courtesy of Shakespeare & Co.

Link to Shakespeare & Co’s page about the event

At 9pm the launch continues at SpokenWord
(at the bar Culture Rapide – 103 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020, Metro Belleville)

Featuring writers from Strangers integrated into the usual open mic.

facebook page for the launch:

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2 Responses to Strangers in Paris launch 25th July 6pm/9pm

  1. David Banres says:

    Quote from the blurb:The stunning variety of writing in this volume addresses the city of Paris in all its complexity, while challenging the mythology of expatriate Parisian literature. The anthology contains entries as diverse and disparate as an excerpt from John Berger’s novel, Here is Where We Meet; Suzanne Allen’s ekphrastic poetry, a tongue-in-cheek take on the nineteenth-century novel by Helen Cusack O’Keeffe; Canadian writer Lisa Pasold’s story of a forced extended stay in Paris; and an interview with the celebrated American poet Alice Notley. Strangers in Paris presents anglophone Parisian writing as it is today, without the veneer and expectations of stereotypes, romantic notions, or iconic representations. More than anything, this anthology is a landmark, a notice that begs and entices readers to explore the current English-language authorship developing in and about Paris.

  2. Ingrid says:

    David – wish I could have been at the launch of this new anthology in July. I left Paris at the beginning of July but did manage to hear you read your contribution at Berkley books in June and loved it. I was a WICE member and took one of you classes in fall 2010. I was not sure I would be able to find Strangers in Paris that easily in Calgary upon my return but to my surprise I came across it today in the The Second Story, a book store in Canmore, a small town an hour outside of Calgary, over 7000 km from Paris. It was next to Migratory Words, edited by David Eso, who also has an essay in this book. Yes, it is a small world indeed! I hope to make it to a Migratory Word meeting in Canmore soon. And I look forward to reading and being inspired by Strangers in Paris. I certainly need the inspiration right now. I also have a blog on blog spot called Tai Girls Take on Paris. Merci. Ingrid Littmann-Tai

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