Author Archives: David Barnes

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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A reading from Baldwin’s ‘Little Man, Little Man’ by Tejan Karefa and Aisha Karefa-Smart

A double feature this Monday at SpokenWord. As well as the great spoken word poet Bonafide Rojas, we are happy to welcome James Baldwin’s niece and nephew to SpokenWord on 8th April, where they will read from Baldwin’s ‘Little Man, … Continue reading

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Chris Ames to guest at SpokenWord on 1st April, theme FOOL

Chris Ames has lived in France for 27 years, but the past 10 have been a second youth due to divorce, homelessness, and travel to the four corners of the earth. He has published six books of short stories and … Continue reading

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Robert Isaf to guest at SpokenWord Monday 25th March

Robert Isaf is an award-winning poet and journalist from Atlanta. He has performed across Europe and the United States, and has recently relocated to East Germany, where he is working with the medieval Aramaic poetry of Gregory Barhebraeus and on … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2018… c/o Sabine Dundure’s photography

Just some of the poets, singers, comedians and regulars at SpokenWord Paris last year. c/o Sabine Dundure – more of her work here. Cheers all, David Barnes

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Richard Earls at SpokenWord 14th Jan

Richard Earls performs on the London, Paris and New York spoken word circuits and will be in Paris in January to promote Bonfire, a slim volume of poetry, containing work he has developed on stage over the past two years. … Continue reading

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Heidi Seaborn to guest at SpokenWord 7th January

Heidi Seaborn is Poetry Editor for The Adroit Journal, a New York University MFA candidate and author of an award-winning debut book of poetry Give a Girl Chaos {see what she can do} forthcoming from Mastodon Books in early 2019. … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve SpokenWord…

A festive SpokenWord for those like me with no family to annoy in Paris… theme MIDWINTER, usuall SpokenWordery with sign up from 8pm, poetics begin from 8.30pm downstairs at the Chat Noir… Cheers all, David Barnes

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