Author Archives: Antonia Alexandra Klimenko

Nupur Saraswat and Kate Black-Regan to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 31st—Monday’s Theme: Sisters/Brothers

Nupur Saraswat is a passionate stage performer, who brings an electric energy on stage along with her bold words. Her volatile words and performance style has been praised by the most sought-after lyricist of Bollywood – Javed Akhtar with whom … Continue reading

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Zoe Besmond de Senneville to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 24th—Monday’s Theme: On the Horizon

Zoé is a French actress and poet born and raised in Paris. She has studied acting from Paris to the USA and made her film debut with Marina de Van and Denis Lavant in the adaptation of Thumb O’Neil for … Continue reading

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Ben Aleshire to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 17th—Monday’s Theme: Strange/Strangers

Benjamin Aleshire is based in New Orleans, and travels the world as a poet-for-hire, composing poems for strangers on a manual typewriter. His work is forthcoming in Iowa Review and Boston Review, and he was recently featured in El Mundo, in … Continue reading

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Naniso Tswai to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 10th—Monday’s Theme: Revolution

Naniso Tswai is a Berlin-based author and academic. His work is strongly embedded in broader issues of justice and peace, particularly as these relate to human rights and identity. Over the past five years he has shifted his focus from … Continue reading

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Troy Yorke to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 3rd—Monday’s Theme: The City

Troy Yorke’s poetry seeks beauty in the absurd and surreal, celebrating the darker corners of life, our minds, and our society with irreverence and humor. His work embraces the hidden brilliance in things we normally consider abhorrent and taboo, bringing … Continue reading

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Joel Lewis to Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 26th—Monday’s Theme: The Beat Generation

Joel Lewis’s latest book, My Shaolin, is a book-length poem that serves as a psychogeographic investigation of the southernmost portion of the New York Archipelago, Staten Island. According to poet/anthologist Trace Peterson “This commuter poem evokes big questions such as: … Continue reading

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Jennifer K. Dick to Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 19th—Monday’s Theme: Mechanics

Jennifer K Dick, originally from Iowa, resides in France where she is a Maître de Conférences (Associate Professor) of American Literature and Civilization at the Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse. She is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox … Continue reading

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Lara Azar to Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 12th—Monday’s Theme: Excuses

Lara is an American stand up comedian and writer living in Paris. She does stand up in venues all over Paris and runs a weekly late night interactive comedy show. When she’s not writing or doing comedy, she can be … Continue reading

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Update – there is a SpokenWord tonight (June 5th) but sadly Jude Cowan Montague has had to postpone.

Postponed: Jude Cowan Montague is an artist. writer and composer with a multi-media practice that crosses disciplines. She is active in new printmaking, installation, poetry, prose fiction, film history, vocal work and performance. She is known for her innovative work with international … Continue reading

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Nick Calderbank and Damian Corcoran to Guest at SpokenWord Paris May 29th–Theme: Friends/Hope Springs Eternal

NI NICK CALDERBANK is the founder member of the On Stage/Open Space theatre company and has produced plays by Shakespeare, Pinter, Ayckbourn and Mamet.More recently he has turned his hand to writing and last year wrote and directed the short … Continue reading

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