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.)


Sept 6th — Masks
Sept 13th — Ghosts
Sept 20th — Trouble
Sept 27th — Friday

Oct 4th — Thieves — special guest Jennifer Blowdryer
Oct 11th — Deafness
Oct 18th — Skin
Oct 25th — Maps — special guest Indran Amirthanayagam

Nov 1st — The Dead
Nov 8th — Lottery
Nov 15th — Confessions — special guest Alison Koehler
Nov 22nd — Rituals — special guest Kim Lane
Nov 29th — Cooking — special guest Mark Norman Harris

Dec 6th — Becoming
Dec 13th — Time Travel
Dec 20th — Murder


Jan 10th — Imaginary friends
Jan 17th — Tea
Jan 24th — Habits
Jan 31st — Rites of Passage

Feb 7th — After life
Feb 14th — Solitude
Feb 21st — Teeth
Feb 28th — Change

Mar 7th — Birth — guest poet David Barnes
Mar 14th — Hair
Mar 21st — New
Mar 28th — April is the cruellest month

Apr 4th — April Fools — guest poet Yann Rousselot
Apr 11th — Demons — guests Moonlit Brooks
Apr 18th — Smoke — guest poet Sue Burge
Apr 25th — Curses — guest poet Jack Cooper

May 2nd — Pests — guest poet Rethabile Masilo
May 9th — Perfume — guest poet Lisa Pasold
May 16th — Mistakes — guest writer Richard Krawiec
May 23rd — Mischievous — guest writer Bruce Edward Sherfield
May 30th — guest poet Adeena Karasick

June 6th — guest poet Xoài David
June 13th — guest poet Jill Montilla
June 20th — guest poet William Strangmeyer
June 27th — guest poet Nina Zivancevic

July 4th — guest poet Pansy Maurer Alvarez
July 11th — guest poet Janine Booth
July 18th — guest writer Chris Burke
July 25th —

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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