Time & place & format

Chat noir

Updated September 2021.

SpokenWord is an open mic running every Monday except August, when Covid allows. It’s mostly in English. It’s mostly poetry.

When? Monday 8.45pm till midnight (ish).

Where? Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris. Métro Parmentier (line 3) or Couronnes (line 2).


  1. Sign up on the night at 8pm.
  2. Spoken word (poetry, prose, stand up, anything) or acoustic song: you get 5 minutes.
  3. We do 3 rounds of five minute performance spots, starting 8.45pm. Six spots in the first and second rounds, more in the third.
  4. Cinderella rule: we finish at midnight.

Content rule:

Don’t be an arsehole. No bigotry. Otherwise anything goes.

General comments:

The atmosphere is very supportive of anyone having a go.

You can do your own stuff or stuff by other people.

Every week there’s a theme. It’s a suggestion to inspire you. You don’t have to follow it.

Any and all languages welcome.

3 Responses to Time & place & format

  1. www.bethanyareid.com says:

    This was stunning — thank you!

  2. Celine el Feghaly says:

    I hope everyone is safe and well.
    I have a couple questions regarding the monday nights:
    – is there an entry fee?
    – how early should we get there to ensure we get a place? Do they fill out quickly?

    Thank you!

Leave a Reply to www.bethanyareid.com Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s