Paris poets community

The English poetry scene in Paris is thriving. Everyone knows Shakespeare and Company which has events with many famous writers, but what about the wider live anglophone poetry scene?

SpokenWord was the only anglophone open mic series for years, but since 2013 there’s been another successful weekly open mic on Thursdays, Paris Lit Up. And there’s much more… several English reading series, bilingual reading series, the Poetry Brothel… And beyond that – the whole world of French poetry.

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and all you whose souls are touched by the strange alchemy of words!
Explore this diverse system of interconnected worlds, the poetry scene of Paris!