Kim Lane, Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris, November 22nd–Monday’s Theme: Rituals

Kim Lane is a former National Poetry Slam champion (Team Asheville, NC,) author, marathoner, and gifted education advocate. Educated at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Duke University, she is a tenacious advocate for developing student voices and community outreach through the arts. As of 2018, Lane has also begun arts outreach with dementia patients in association with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project. Lane lives in central North Carolina, and runs from its mountains to its sea.

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Zoom link for tonight’s event Spoken Word Paris meets the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Zoom link to join this event tonight

Sunday 8pm Paris time / 2pm NYC

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Two Venues – One Mic. Sunday 14th November 8pm Paris time, 2pm NYC.

An exchange of poetry between poets an ocean apart – 8 poets in the Chat Noir, 8 poets in the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, linked and projected in sound and vision. Come to either venue to hear all 16 poets do their 4 minutes of intense condensed life lived and imagination dreamed… Or if you can’t make it to either venue physically, join us on Zoom. (Link will be posted closer to the time.)

8pm Paris time in the Chat Noir.

2pm NYC time in the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

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Alison Grace Koehler, Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris November 15th–Monday’s Theme: Confessions

Alison Grace Koehler is a stained glass poet. These two mediums cross, fragment, break, and get rebuilt in her work. In live, reflective, evolving ways. Making windows with words, and soldering poems into spaces. She has performed or exhibited at festivals, galleries, and other environments including Marché de la Poesie, Slant Events, Cité International des Arts, Irruzioni, The Bloomsday Festival, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Stillpoint Spaces, Carbone 17, and the Edinburgh Art Festival. Alison lives in Paris, and her first book, Stained Glass Poetry, was published in 2020 by Paris Heretics. Her work can be found at, @alisongracekoehler (instagram & facebook), and @AGraceColor (twitter)

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Indran Amirthanayagam, Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris, Monday October 25th. Theme: Maps

Indran Amirthanayagam produced a “world’ record in 2020 by publishing three new poetry books written in three languages: The Migrant States (Hanging Loose,Press, New York) Sur l’île nostalgique (L’Harmattan, Paris) and Lírica a tiempo(Mesa Redonda, Lima). He has just published Blue Window (Ventana Azul), translated by Jennifer Rathbun.(Dialogos Books). He writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese,Haitian Creole, and has twenty poetry books; a music album Rankont Dout. He edits The Beltway Poetry Quarterly ( and helps curate He won the Paterson Prize; received fellowships from The Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and US/Mexico Fund For Culture and the MacDowell Colony. Hosts the Poetry Channel on Youtube (https://youtubm/user/indranam).

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Jennifer Blowdryer, Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris, Monday, October 4th. Theme: “Thieves”

JENNIFER BLOWDRYER got her dumb name from her SF punk band, the Blowdryers, in 1977. She’s written columns for Maximum rock’n’roll, New York press, and downtown, and her books include: white trash debutante, modern English : a slang dictionary, and Good Advice for young trendy people of all ages. She remains a band singer/writer, recent releases include Blowdryer Punk Soul: Pinot Grigio and 4 Essays – the most harmless person you are ever going to meet in your life, Bent Boy Press, SF, 2018. She lives in NYCs East Village.

SpokenWord theme (should you want to follow it): Thieves

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SpokenWord 20th September 2021

Theme: Trouble

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SpokenWord begins 8.45pm

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SpokenWord at the Chat Noir, Monday 13th September

Theme – Ghosts / les phantoms

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SpokenWord at the Chat Noir 6th September

Theme – MASKS

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