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PLU Open Mic featuring Stephanie Marcella

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Open Mic last night was filled with the beautifully delicate and strong songs of Stephanie Marcella. Matt opened round one with gut-wrenching yet funny poems about the army interventions in taliban-heavy regions and monkey king figurines in China. Jonathan turned in a silent, awkward and hilarious performance entitled “the melancholy existence of a page turner.” Thomas, who’d seen an advertisement for a watch called Jardin du Palais Royal that touched on the heat of another person’s epidermus, went full anatonomical in his love poem to someone’s medically-correctly-cited organs. Ed hefted his heavy-looking electric piano onstage, then failed to turn it on, and fell back on that mainstay of stage performance, latin poetry declaimed in latin. Zoé read from a poem scrawled on a multitude of little papers scotched one to another, hinting at love, insisting that “le désir n’a pas besoin de raison”, things lunaire, things lunatique. René sang a song about changing the diapers of ageing rock icons. Lara, maybe soon to be out of a job, addressed a very funny letter to American president Trump asking to be hired to fill that new vacancy on the national security panel, eagerly proposing her experience organizing a rave party to fix national security issues in the US. Stephanie Marcella closed the round with her...

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PLU Open Mic with Filippa Bahrke

Posted on 3 Feb 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Come and join us on February 9, 2017, when we celebrate our weekly open mic with our featured performer Filippa Bahrke! Sign-up starts at 8pm, the stage comes to life around 8.30/45pm. Filippa Bahrke is 24, and recently released her debut poetry chapbook “Elsewhere”, published by Corrupt Press. Her poems have previously featured in an anthology and various magazines, and she was the winner of the 2016 PNSEL Poetry Prize. Originally from Sweden, she earned her degree in Literature with Creative Writing in London, and currently resides in...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Marin Fouqué

Posted on 15 Jan 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join PLU Jan 19th for a special hardcore session with French poet, rapper and badass Marin Marien. For everyone else, sign up is free and open to all forms of expression, starting at 20h. Marin Marien est un jeune poète et artiste plasticien. Considère la prose comme combat, les vers en mitraille. Dans sa bouche : rap, râles et poésie-à-pompe. Né dans le 77, au milieu des champs, monte sur la ville, jeune, découvre le rap, étudie cinq ans dans une...

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PLU Open Mic with Matt Longabucco

Posted on 6 Jan 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Matt Longabucco is the author of the chapbooks The Sober Day (DoubleCross Press, 2016) and Everybody Suffers: The Selected Poems of Juan García Madero (O’Clock Press, 2014). Other work has appeared recently in Prelude, Haunt, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is a co-founder of Wendy’s Subway, an independent library and meeting space for writers, artists, and readers. He teaches at New York University and Bard College, and lives in...

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PLU Open Mic with Elia Cohen

Posted on 29 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

This week’s (January 5) says bonjour to 2017 (please, 2017, don’t be a stinky shit like 2016) in the best way with our anyone-welcome* open mic PLUS featured performer, the uber-talented musician and lyricist ELIA COHEN!! Sign-up for the open mic (poetry, prose, words, no words, theatre, art, whatever) starts at 8pm, your host will be the Em C of the RK, and we’ll kick off the new year with whatever you feel like around 8.30/45…. * Just don’t be...

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PLU Open Mic with Pépin

Posted on 21 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

  Come hear the sound of the joyous ukulele this Thursday 21st of December with Pépin! Entre 4 accords de Ukulélé et Le Double de Grimaces, Pépin kidnappe tes oreilles et leur susurre des Histoires. Des chansons farfelues plein les valises, Ici on parle cul, alcool et coup de gueule mais attention, en rimes et avec le sourire ! On t’invite à poser ton anus entre deux chaises: Le tabouret haut du comptoir, ou se mêlent confidences et révoltes,...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Lara Azar

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

Open Mic was a blast last Thursday 15/12 with the cringe-happy standup comedy of feature Lara Azar. Round One started with Nasser reading poems in both Italian and Spanish. Then Gene read a story about the Costellos’ restaurant experience, interspersed with a bluesy song he belted out on guitar, with that haunting lyric “Let her go, God bless her.” Rebecca read a piece that combined white russians and lubricious thoughts. Ap Cooper flatly stated that he hated the English...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Rufo Quintavalle

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

This Thursday (Dec 8) why don’t you join us onstage or by the bar to welcome back our featured performer Rufo Quintavalle, celebrating the launch of a brand spanking new book! Signup starts at 8, the Bell rings for round one at 8.30/45. Rufo Quintavalle was born in London, studied at Oxford and the University of Iowa and lives in Paris. He is the author of eight books of poetry, the most recent of which, hhereenow, is available from corrupt...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Richard Earls

Posted on 28 Nov 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join us on December 1 as we toss away crappy Christmas toons and stamp some warmth into our feet at the Paris Lit Up Open Mic with featured performer Richard Earls! Signup for everyone starts at 8pm, grab a chair and a mulled wine for an 8.30/45pm start. Richard Earls writes and performs poetry and songs from his Older Wiser Harder collection on subjects as diverse as love, war, family, death and desperation on the dance floor. A musician and...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Anne Marsella

Posted on 13 Nov 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic was a mindful orgasm last Thursday November 17 with delicious and funny readings from Anne Marsella’s upcoming next novel. Momo kicked off Round One with two instrumental guitar performances, one Satie piece and an ‘orientalization’ of Aranjuez. He was then joined onstage by Nathalie who sang “Marcel”. Stacie sang an a capella version of Mumford and Sons’ “Give Her Your Heart”. Scott took the opportunity to broadcast his performance live, telling a story taken from his...

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PLU Open Mic featuring James Navé

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

PLU Open Mic this week welcomes a special guest and longtime friend, all at the way from the good ol’ US of A, James Navé! Make sure you check out the workshop he’ll be doing next week! For over twenty-five years, poet, public speaker, creative strategist, and arts entrepreneur James Navé has spent his time working globally as a facilitator and presenter in workshops, assembly programs, conferences, salons, and creativity coaching situations. He is one of the pioneers of the spoken word...

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PLU Open Mic featuring 36:15 Live Body Painting

Posted on 25 Oct 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Naked people night! Emily kicks everything off by complaining about her Neighbours, Florant Frenches it, Jon loses his poetry virginity, the Ciat comes back with this burning ukulele, Daniel slams from SanFran, and Scott asks for a Kickstart. Then: Round 2 saw: Donald, Alison, Maysan, Pupple & P’tit Ben, Rebecca, Adrian, Ed and a rap battle at the end.   On Thursday, October 27th, PLU’s Open Mic expands into visual performance with the calligrapher and artist 36.15 with writer...

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