Author Archives: David Barnes

This week…

SpokenWord in Paris… open air and off-line… Monday July 13th Spoken World Online… featuring Bill Strangmeyer… theme LIFETIMES… Tuesday July 14th  

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An outdoor, open air SpokenWord in Paris this Monday. And a simultaneous Spoken World Online in cyberspace

And we’re back! with an outdoor SpokenWord in Paris. Gather at the Chat Noir from 8pm on Monday 6th July. At 8.45pm we’ll set off for a secret open air, outdoors location nearby. At 9pm the poetry starts! Chat Noir … Continue reading

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Spoken World Online 8th June features the première of ”Coldhearts, a poetical”

A special event combining the usual spoken word open mic with the première of the short film Coldhearts, a poetical. Coldhearts is the world’s first ever Poetical – like a musical but where poetry drives the feel, flow, color and chemistry of … Continue reading

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AWOL Online writers’ workshop

This is to let you know that the AWOL folks have now established a good way of working for the AWOL Online workshop, so it’ll be running every week throughout lockdown. The details are as follows: AWOL Online workshop, every Sunday … Continue reading

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Online SpokenWord Monday 23rd March

This Monday we’re doing our second online SpokenWord, taking place nowhere and everywhere thanks to a Zoom room provided by the University of the 3rd Horizon. This Monday’s theme – Apologies. More info on the Home page, top post. Quoted … Continue reading

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Jennifer Blowdryer guests at SpokenWord Monday 7th Oct

JENNIFER BLOWDRYER got her dumb name from her SF punk band, the Blowdryers, in 1977. She’s written columns for Maximin rock’n’roll, New York press, and downtown, and her books include: white trash debutante, modern English : a slang dictionary, and … Continue reading

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TRANS-EUROPE EXPRESSION: Win a trip to Manchester to compete for £500

90-second slam competition Paris heat – 23rd September at SpokenWord Practice – round 2 at SpokenWord on 9th and 16th September INFO & RULES for the 23rd September heat Format 3 rounds with up to 15 contestants – 12 is … Continue reading

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AWOL writers’ workshop moves to the Chat Noir for the summer.

The time stays the same – every Sunday at 6.30pm-8.30pm. Running throughout the summer. The Chat Noir is of course where we do SpokenWord on Mondays. It’s at 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011. Métro Parmentier (line 3) or Couronnes (line … Continue reading

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Miss Yankey guest poet at SpokenWord 17th June. Theme: Travelling blind

Bio Miss Yankey is a British/Ghanaian writer and performance poet, International Slam Champion, founder of Poetry Prescribed, co-host and resident poet at The Chocolate Poetry Club, open mic host at Mind Over Matter, and member of the FLO Poets. As … Continue reading

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SpokenWord 3rd June – Francis Dropkin reads the poems of Celia Dropkin

”Celia Dropkin’s poems are erotically frank and emotionally unabashed, deeply engendered, relentlessly truthful. Like songs, they are terse and musical and carefully constructed to explode with maximum impact. They reveal the relationships between women and men in a way that … Continue reading

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