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PLU Open Mic Featuring Sarah Saltiel

Posted on 10 Nov 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Dive into December with Paris Lit Up open mic featuring Sarah Saltiel on December 7! Sign-up to perform starts around 8, for a 8.45pm start. Sarah “Sam” Saltiel is a queer nonbinary transmedia artist based in Chicago where she is finishing up a triple major in English, Visual Arts, and Creative Writing. She’s been writing since second grade, when she made her first attempt at writing a book by the title of “Kung Fu Kitty”, about a cheetah with wings that did kung fu. She’s spent the rest of her writing career trying to live up to that high bar, and trying to exercise restraint in not getting a tattoo of every beautiful piece of writing that she encounters. She is currently working on editing a manuscript of a novel, and on editing a tabletop rpg that she designed...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Eliza Burmistre

Posted on 9 Nov 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Our featured performer on November 16 is none other than the puntastic poet from Latvia, Eliza Burmistre! Come one, come all and enjoy some mighty word games on a chilly wintry eve. Sign-up starts at 8, the stage speaks from 8.45pm. Eliza Burmistre is a Latvian poet who studied at Bath, but currently studies at University of Kent in Paris. A punny master of wordplay, she has performed internationally at slams and open mic nights and been a featured act at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Rhyme and Reason in Bath. Her poetry can be found on Youtube, on Twitter @ElizaBurmistre and occasionally in the nearest café, along with a hot chocolate as she...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Cassidy Sacré

Posted on 8 Nov 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

November 23 we welcome musician Cassidy Sacré performing from, in his own words “My ongoing battle with toad addiction.” Intrigued? So are we! You’ll just have to come along to Culture Rapide and discover his music for yourselves… Sign-up starts at 8pm, we hit the deck around 8.45pm. See you there. Cassidy Sacré In December 2016, two ethno-musicologists entered the Louisiana swamp hoping to catch their big break recording the “Dütsons”, an incestuous family cut off from the mainstream for six generations.    One of them fell deeply in love with the eldest daughter while the other experimented with potent hallucinogens from swamp toads.    The latter “Cassidy Sacré” was the only one to come back fostering speculation as to the actual events that unfolded. Here to tell you all about it, Cassidy blends this unique style of music with a...

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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...

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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 press page here. Editors: Edward Bell, Emily Ruck Keene, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey, Tasha Ong, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe, Stephanie Papa Guest Editors: Jennifer K. Dick (Ivy Writers Paris), Malik Crumpler (Poets Live) Contributors: Kathryn Aldridge-Morris • Gary Allen • Lucy Anderton • David Attwooll • Michael Augustin • James Berg • Khairani Barokka • Barbara Beck • Sujata Bhatt • Kimberly Campanello...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Jonathan Moody

Posted on 28 Jun 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Jonathan Moody features at Paris Lit Up Open Mic on July 6, 2017

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PLU Open Mic featuring Heidi Evans

Posted on 20 Jun 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join us on June 29, 2017, as we welcome Women of Paris tour guide extraordinaire Heidi Evans as our Featured Performer! Sign-up for the open mic starts at 8, the stage starts around 8.45. Heidi Evans is Londoner who loves the daily adventure of living in Paris. She works as a freelance tour guide and, since August last year, she has run walking tours about women’s history in Paris. In her spare time she loves to read, ride a bike and do the occasional bit of yoga. She also has a serious weakness for whipped cream and caramel beurre salé…...

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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 all: Thank you very much for this opportunity and the overall organisation of what will stay one of the best memories of my life. It is all so true and proven, over and over during this tour, that art like knowledge, love, and amazing puns is better when shared. In coming years we’ll need words of courage, patience, some amazing...

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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 Stevenson, Maysan Nasser, Ed Bell and Emily Ruck Keene. We were joined along the way by other members of our creative community, for 8 events over 7 days in London (x 3), Guildford, Bristol, Bath, Bradford on Avon and Oxford. London saw us first perform near Oval, at Bar 48, where the Fourth Friday Open Mic has relocated while the...

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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 and Ed would go on to eat with their fingers – the room was lit up with fairy lights and words. Dominic Stevenson, having enjoyed his 45-minute hike from Brixton station to Oval, opened the show with his northern rhetoric and Richard Earls told us that it was not “do or die”.  Elia reminded us not to leave fires unattended...

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