Themes & special guests

Matthew Silver performing at SpokenWord’s ”Going insane” night, January 2018

SpokenWord themes & special guests:

(Themes are suggestions to inspire, you don’t have to follow them.)

Autumn 2022 & Winter 2022-2023 themes & special guests:

Sept 5th — la rentrée/the Return
Sept 12th — Boxes
Sept 19th — Denial
Sept 26th — Change — guest poet Anthony Lombardi

Oct 3rd — Taxidermy — guest poet Rufo Quintavalle
Oct 10th — Fruit — guest poet Roarshock
Oct 17th — Borders — guest poet Carrie Chappell
Oct 24th — Suspicion — guest poet Jeff Cottrill with Skylar Wynter & Neshka Turner
Oct 31st — Trick & Treat

Nov 7th — Traps — guest poet Clifton Joseph
Nov 14th — Vague — guest poet Kevin P. Gilday
Nov 21st — Silence
Nov 28th — Shrink — guest poet Emmett O’Brien

Dec 5th — List — guest poet Trudie Gorman
Dec 12th — Midnight snack — guest poet Ann Condron
Dec 19th — Toy

Jan 9th — Changing Places — guest poet Siobhan Hickey
Jan 23rd — Dissidence — Nick Calderbank & friends
Jan 30th — Underground — Jennifer K Dick

Feb 6th — Nuisance — guest poet Alex Vellis
Feb 13th — Cringe — guest poet Kieran Beville
Feb 20th — Pajamas — guest poet Jo Black
Feb 27th — Weather — guest poet Stephen James Smith

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Reckon you’ve got what it takes to be the special guest?
If you’ve got both strong poetry and skill at performance then talk to Antonia Klimenko or David Barnes at SpokenWord on Monday or drop an email to spokenwordparis @

David Barnes