Author Archives: David Barnes

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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James Jewell to guest at SpokenWord 17th December

James Jewell is a jack of all trades: poet, rambling man, singer songwriter, and sometimes slave to the big system to make a buck. He and his wife Kara have been kind of nomadic wonderers from their home in the … Continue reading

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Ellie O’Neill to guest at SpokenWord Monday 10th December

Ellie O’Neill is a 21 year old Irish songwriter living in Paris. Combining vocals and music that are at once delicate and powerful, her music is honest and open. Ellie takes inspiration from deeply personal experience that translates as both … Continue reading

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3rd December on SpokenWord… Mike Lemme

Our special guest this week will be a former intern for Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien, Mike Lemme. Best known for his work at the UNDER St. Marks Theater in New York’s East Village. He wrote and produced 2018’s 50th … Continue reading

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