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Metropolis – Paris : Vive la littérature!

Posted on 16 Oct 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

On October 15th, Paris Lit Up was featured on Arte’s transmission “Metropolis” to discuss the actual state of literature in the City of Light. Watch the full show here below! Francophone authors are currently guests of honor in Frankfurt, where the largest book fair in the world takes place. For writers all over the world, Paris has long been the city of all desires, a myth. What about today? What has become of the Parisian literary scene? In the company of author Murielle Rousseau, Metropolis investigates and meets the most important authors of the moment, including Alain Mabanckou and Gaël Faye. by Stefanie...

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Ivy Writers Paris & PLU feat. Jason Stoneking, Donald Tournier, Bremner Duthie and George Vance

Posted on 2 Oct 2017 in Featured, Ivy Writers | 0 comments

PLU celebrates its 4th edition while discovering more artists and getting ready to start work on PLU5! Ivy Writers Paris is a monthly bilingual experimental poetry reading series curated by Jennifer K. Dick that brings together the music of two languages: French and English. For their special Rentrée (post-vacation/back-to-work) edition, we will be treated to performances from Jason Stoneking, Donald Tournier, Bremner Duthie and George Vance. October 3, 2017 at CAFE DU PONT NEUF, 14 Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris 7:30PM BREMNER DUTHIE GEORGE VANCE JASON STONEKING DONALD TOURNIER Rentrée Evening IWP with Paris Lit Up issue 4 featuring Jason Stoneking and Donald Tournier, returning once-local Paris poet George Vance (on leave from Guadaloupe!) and all of this alongside the styling showmanship of Bremner Duthie, who will be sharing some of his recent songs with us! It is a rare opportunity Ivy Writers Paris will be offering next week with the styling music of cabaret singer and performer Bremner Duthie and readings by writers published in Paris Lit Up magazine—Jason Stoneking and Donald Tournier as well as our well-loved returning author and friend, George Vance. A great opportunity to pick up a copy of the most recent PLU issue, to order a CD, get George’s book if you have not, check out some books by Jason and...

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PLU Drop-in Workshop

Posted on 30 Sep 2017 in Featured, Workshop | 0 comments

Join us for a drop-in workshop October 1st at 12:30pm At Shakespeare and Co! Our monthly writing workshop takes place upstairs in Shakespeare and Co’s library. We’ll explore different themes, share our work, get constructive feedback and do writing prompts to generate new material and ideas. The workshop is open to everyone, both new and experienced writers of any genre. See you...

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**FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS**23:59 30/09/2017**Paris Lit Up n°5

Posted on 28 Sep 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The deadline for submissions to the literary and artistic magazine PLU5 will expire this Saturday, 30th September 2017. Please do not miss out on the opportunity to be part of our magazine. You might want to consider sending 5 poems, 5000 words of prose, 15 pieces of photography and/or artwork (lacework, DIY, graffiti, self-portraits, lacquer, etc.). Remember to send a high-res picture of the work, not the work itself. Submit work here. The publication of the...

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** Extended Deadline** 30th September 2017**: Paris Lit Up n°5 – Call for Submissions

Posted on 16 Sep 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Extension of Deadline for Paris Lit Up n°5 The deadline for submissions to the literary and artistic magazine PLU5 has been extended to Saturday, 30th September 2017. This is to ensure that more/plus of you will send us your individual expressions of what makes you you. You might want to consider sending 5 poems, 5000 words of prose, 15 pieces of photography and/or artwork (lacework, DIY, graffiti, self-portraits, lacquer, etc.). Remember to send a high-res picture of the work, not the...

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Paris Lit Up n°5 – Call for Submissions

Posted on 3 Sep 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: FRIDAY, 15th SEPTEMBER 2017 At the point of its lustrum, Paris Lit Up is insatiable. But for what? What more can we have? We don’t know, you haven’t sent it yet, but we need MORE, MORE, MORE. ..Or do we mean PLUS PLUS PLU5? The digital revolution offers boundless communication, conversation, collaboration. Yet we’re left in the overfed red, the dizzy tessellation of never-ending plus signs scrolling down the unsatisfying feed. The collective unconsciousness is an unfulfilling...

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Paris Lit Up 4 Magazine!

Posted on 29 Jun 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Crossing cultures, breaking boundaries, liberating languages: Paris Lit Up is back with the fourth edition of its flagship publication. In Paris Lit Up Magazine n°4, readers will enjoy a variety of talented, transnational writers and artists who go beyond national, cultural and linguistic limits to explore the trans-. True to this collaborative spirit, this issue also includes special contributions curated by Ivy Writers Paris and Poets Live. Continue your support of independent, non-profit literature and art and get a copy today! Visit our online...

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Paris Lit Up EN TOUR: some feedback

Posted on 10 Apr 2017 in News | 0 comments

We asked some of the troupe to give us some thoughts about this year’s Paris Lit Up England tour. Here’s their brutal feedback…           Elia Cohen, aka Rorsha “Art, like knowledge, love and amazing puns, is better when shared.” As I was in the bus going « home », it dawned on me that we are living the times of our live(r)s, and also that I should be awarded a prize for best 2017 written pun. First of...

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Paris Lit Up England Tour 2017: SYNOPSIS

Posted on 8 Apr 2017 in News | 0 comments

As we do every year, a bold and brazen group from Paris Lit Up went to wow England with our words and music. Why? Because the PLU philosophy is a borderless one, and we believe that the more one absorbs, the better one becomes as an artist and person. PLU is nothing without its web of creative connections, and this web has to be fostered and fed. This year, our troupe included Richard Earls, Isabelle Lorion, Elia Cohen (aka Rorsha), Dom...

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Paris Lit Up at Bar 48 in Oval, London

Posted on 25 Mar 2017 in News | 0 comments

Last night the tour began in earnest and we learned that our team has impeccable timing: literally as Emily was introducing the PLU project, with two absentees, Elia and Maysan arrived (see photo), bags on backs, “fresh” from the bus, to be thrown on stage and knock the good people of Oval’s socks off. Bar 48 welcomes Fourth Friday in a new setting due to renovations at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden.  An Eritrean restaurant – which Emily...

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Paris Lit Up England Tour 2017!

Posted on 28 Feb 2017 in News | 0 comments

Paris Lit Up is off once again* to visit her neighbour across La Manche, to read, write, sing and dance across England with a merry band of artists, and hopefully you too. London, Bristol, Bath, Bradford on Avon, Oxford and Guildford…we’re coming for you. If you’re near any of these venues, come join us, we’d love to see you!   MARCH 24: Fourth Friday ,  Bar 48, Brixon, London, 8pm. MARCH 26: Sun At Night London, St. Leonards Church. Shoreditch High...

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PLU: Cultural Revolution IS Here!

Posted on 5 Jan 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Beautiful documentary by Dina Khan and Maria Cavallo on PLU! In Dina’s own words: “I would like to dedicate this movie to all the artists who work torn with doubts or fears. We have a terrific job, but sometimes to make art and share it with the public makes us vulnerable. This is, for me, the greatest sign of authenticity. I would like to see more vulnerability around me. The more we feel vulnerable in our work, the more our art...

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