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Next SpokenWord at the Chat Noir? Monday 5th September. Meanwhile AWOL writers’ workshop continues every Sunday in July and August.

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Chris Burke is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 18th! Monday’s Theme: SHOCKS

Chris Burke is an English-Irish writer whose debut collection of poetry, The Noise of Everything at Once,was published by Happy House Books in 2017. He won second prize in the 2020 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition and has been longlisted … Continue reading

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Janine Booth is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 11th! Monday’s Theme: HOPE

Janine Booth is a ranting, rhyming, revolting poet, recently relocated from London to the South Downs. She delivers poetry formal and free, serious and silly, political and personal. Janine`s work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, and in … Continue reading

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Yazmin Monet Watkins is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 4th + Special Musical Guest Dominique Toney! Monday’s Theme: QUEER

Yazmin Monet Watkins is a poet, comedian, writer, actress, educator and organizer. Touring her intimate yet political poetry from Obama’s White House to Johannesburg, and empowering students from Harvard to youth prisons, Watkins’ body of work weaves art and activism, … Continue reading

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Nina Zivancevic is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 27th! Monday’s Theme: BULLSHIT

Poet, essayist, fiction writer, playwright, art critic, translator, Serbian-born Nina Zivancevic published 17 books of poetry. She has also written three books of short stories, two novels and 2 books of essays published in Paris, New York and Belgrade. The … Continue reading

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Tonight Wednesday 22nd at L’Impasse poetry from David Barnes, songs from Kristina Vaughan, followed by an open mic

Unfortunately Sophia has Covid and can’t perform because she might still be contagious. So… this event will now include an OPEN MIC section, as announced at SpokenWord on Monday. The open mic will follow the sets by David Barnes (poetry … Continue reading

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William Strangmeyer is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 20th! Monday’s Theme: MISSING

William Walrond Strangmeyer was born in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1945 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he went to Rutgers University, studying classics, music and psychology, on which he declined to follow up … Continue reading

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Jillian Montilla is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 13th! Monday’s Theme: ROOM

Up until two weeks ago, Jillian Montilla (elle/she/her) was a part-time poet and a full-time master’s student in human rights at the Paris School of International Affairs. She’s still a part-time poet, but now she’s just unemployed. In 2020, Jill … Continue reading

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Xoai David is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 6th! Monday’s Theme: PLANE

Xoài Elda David (pronounced s-why) is a Third Culture Kid who grew up in eight different countries. She studied Graphisme at LISAA applied arts school and Book Design at Ecole Estienne. Xoài has published several poems and short stories, and performed as well … Continue reading

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Adeena Karasick is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris May 30th! Monday’s Theme: HEAVEN

Adeena Karasick, Ph.D, is a New York based poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of 12 books of poetry and poetics. Her Kabbalistically inflected, urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole … Continue reading

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