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French Poetry Grand Slam on Thursday May 26

Posted on 23 May 2016 in PLU Slam Poetry | 0 comments

No PLU Open Mic this week. Instead, all week-long, Culture Rapide will play host to the French Poetry Grand Slam!...

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PLU Comedy with Amber Minogue

Posted on 12 May 2016 in PLU Comedy | 0 comments

After a little hiatus, come back to laugh your ass off at the 5th edition of Paris Lit Up Comedy, with Paris’ best stand-up comedians. Hosted every six weeks or so by Fred Eyangoh (Unfiltered Comedy Hour), comedians and stand up performers are invited to sign up for free starting at 20h for a slot during the evening. Each performer is given ample time to strut their stuff – just beware the flying tomatoes! This week’s special guest is comedian Amber Minogue! Amber Minogue is an English stand-up comedian, who moved to Paris to study mime before growing a French person in her belly and deciding never to leave. She regularly performs on all the English-speaking comedy nights and also features on Luke Thompson’s English podcast. Held on Thursdays at Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julian Lacroix, 75020 – métro...

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Paris Lit Up n°4 — Call for Submissions

Posted on 9 May 2016 in News | 0 comments

Accepting submissions from 01 March to 31 May 2016 Transgressive voices crossing national borders and breaking traditional lines, mestizo origins and citizens of the world narrating unique experiences: Paris Lit Up n°4 is looking for transcultural expressions that move in the margins and push beyond static identities. We want to see a moveable feast; the complex alterity that is the City of Light. Show us how Paris is at once here and elsewhere, give us the local with the global, and...

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PLU multimedia workshop – Alessandra Trevisan

Posted on 12 Apr 2016 in News, PLU Open Mic, Workshop | 0 comments

PLU multi media workshop – Alessandra Trevisan 16/01/16 ferabam in oculis Latinos poetas, apud quos ferventer rerum naturam meus visus legabat. Cor ardet qualis scientia siderea personam novam induescat. Before my eyes lie those Latin poets, in whose works my mind reads keenly of the nature of things; my heart burns like when starry knowledge brings about a new personality. Back in January – this reviewer has only just woken up from the winter sleep – PLU had the...

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Use poetry as a way of giving a shit: A workshop with Dominic Stevenson

Posted on 7 Apr 2016 in News, Workshop | 0 comments

By Edward Bell.  By the Theatre of Odeon is Berkeley Books, a fine second-hand bookshop that cradles every Saturday the Paris Lit Up weekly workshop, featuring our special guest from Thursday night. This greying Saturday, PLU had the pleasure of receiving Dominic Stevenson, a storyteller and charity worker who had come over from London to teach us with his words and enchant us with his teaching. He had planned for our sesquipedalian delectation a series of exercises that were...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Dominic Stevenson

Posted on 5 Apr 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

A bit like – but mostly not at all like –  Noah’s ark, Culture Rapide played vessel to a menagerie of beasts on Thursday, March 31, for our weekly Paris Lit Up open mic night! Dominic Stevenson traveled the stormy seas of La Manche to read for us as our Featured Reader and participant in the PLU Mini Writing Residency. Elisa was in town to baptize the evening with songs from her album “Men I Want to Sleep With”, including her...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Steve Nahaj

Posted on 4 Apr 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Apologies for the delay, dear readers. Here’s your host’s resume of what shakeouts and shenanigans shook the shtage on April 7 #! (shebang) Ursula dove headfirst into an awful lot of salty water with Pat Ingoldsby’s “Vagina in the Vatican”, followed by Lara’s experiment in free will on our resident guinea pig René. Next, Nick read Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”, Moe read some Moe Poems – “The poem is a web that a poet spins from his own gut” –...

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PLU Grand Tourists – Italy 2016

Posted on 29 Mar 2016 in News | 0 comments

Following in the footsteps of the old masters, Paris Lit Up embarks on our Grand Tour of Italy this spring. Writers, musicians and artists from Paris will descend upon five Italian cities for readings, performances and festivities in collaboration with local associations at the forefront of contemporary culture. Building a new Europe of creativity and imagination from the bottom up, we invite you to join us to celebrate life, art… and excellent wine! For the complete program, see here: http://parislitup.com/grand-tour-italy-2016/   Edward...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Andre K’por

Posted on 20 Mar 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Last Thursday at PLU was a night that just kept on giving and giving and… We sang, read, played and freestyled out the night until 2! Our special guest, Andre K’por kept us entertained with both amazing spoken word performances as well as song. But I’m getting ahead of myself… Round One began with René jamming on some French rock, followed by Alison‘s stark poem Tell me the truth. Melissa, our first virgin sacrifice of the evening, spoke of...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Not Anyone

Posted on 14 Mar 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic ran ramped last Thursday with a suspect collective Not Anyone refusing to show for their featured performance. Instead, they contacted performance artist Ryan Galer to bring in a bunch of Trash Poetry to litter the premises. Luckily, we still had many performers who did show up, despite – or possibly due to – Saint Patrick’s festivities. Round one included: René‘s pitch for a new movie, to be entitled Tattoo & Genitals, Janice – who gave Advice...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Lauren Elkin

Posted on 6 Mar 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

A most memorable evening at Paris Lit Up Open Mic featuring our special guest, Lauren Elkin. We kicked off the ceremonies with slam champ Winona Linn rehearsing SOMUCHNOISE! and If I were a superhero (I’d be Awkward Girl) for her upcoming Canadian tour followed by Will Cox‘s For my angels and One month later. Sella then sang some dark blues with her magical keyboard, Tell me why… with a sneak preview of René‘s chapter 32: Fuck Frank from his upcoming...

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Grand Tour Italy 2016

Posted on 5 Mar 2016 in News | 0 comments

Join Paris Lit Up from April 13th-20th in Florence, Bologna, Venice, Padua, Trieste Following in the footsteps of the old masters, Paris Lit Up embarks on our Grand Tour of Italy this spring. Ten writers, musicians and artists from Paris will descend upon five Italian cities for readings, performances and festivities in collaboration with local associations at the forefront of contemporary culture. Building a new Europe of creativity and imagination from the bottom up, we invite you to join us...

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