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Clifton Joseph is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris November 7th! Monday’s Theme: TRAPS

Clifton Joseph is an awardwinning Antiguan born Canadian poet. He was a co-founder of De Dub Poets with Lillian Allen and Devon Haughton, the group that started Canada’s dub poetry movement. An esteemed broadcaster, journalist, writer and musical intervener, Joseph … Continue reading

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Jeff Cottrill, Skylar J. Wynter & Neshka Turner Are Our Special Guests at SpokenWord Paris, October 24th! Monday’s Theme: SUSPICION

Jeff Cottrill is a novelist, performance poet and journalist based in Toronto, Canada. He has headlined in numerous literary series throughout Canada, the U.K., the U.S., France and Ireland over the past twenty years. His performance style is influenced by slam conventions, … Continue reading

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Carrie Chappell is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris, October 17th! Monday’s Theme: BORDERS

Carrie Chappell is the author of Loving Tallulah Bankhead (Paris Heretics 2022) and Quarantine Daybook (Bottlecap Press 2021). Her poems have been published in Iron Horse Literary Review, Nashville Review, Redivider, SWIMM, and Yemassee, and her essays have previously appeared … Continue reading

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D.A. ”Roarshock” Wilson is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris, October 10th! Monday’s Theme: FRUIT

D. A. “Roarshock” Wilson is a San Francisco poet, storyteller and spoken word artist. The author of ‘First Hours of a Rainy Day and Other Poems’ and publisher of ‘Roarshock Page’, a literary street flier. He performs regularly, in person … Continue reading

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Rufo Quintavalle is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris. October 3rd! Monday’s Theme: TAXIDERMY

Rufo Quintavalle was born in London in 1978, studied at Oxford and the University of Iowa and now lives in Paris. He is the author of ten books of poetry, the most recent of which, Shelf, is a line-by-line rewrite of … Continue reading

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Anthony Thomas Lombardi is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris, September 26th! Monday’s Theme: CHANGE

Anthony Thomas Lombardi is a Pushcart-nominated poet, editor, organizer, and educator. He is the founder and director of Word is Bond, a community-centered reading series partnered with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop that raises funds for transnational relief efforts, bail … Continue reading

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SpokenWord at the Chat Noir Sept 5th 2022

Theme – la rentrée/the Return As always the theme is there to inspire you, and if it doesn’t then feel free to ignore it. the return to? the return from? the return of? what exactly was/has/will be returned? re-entry? back … Continue reading

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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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