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PLU Open Mic featuring John David Ragan

Posted on 14 Feb 2018 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Come along tomorrow night for a second night in a row for more music, mpoetry, mprose and madness! We welcome John David Ragan as the featured Union artist and remind you that sign-up begins at 20h. And leave your issues at home: this is a night for coming together and respecting each other, for nothing else! JD has been singing and playing guitar since he was 16 years old. He has traveled and studied in 50 countries, hitchhiking, riding motorcycles and bicycles and paying for much of it with work in the building trades in Alaska, in commercial fishing, and in the restaurant industry. He has a Masters in French from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, a PhD from NYU in European history, and he has studied Spanish in Latin America and Spain, German for a year in...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Marc Nair

Posted on 26 Jan 2018 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Join us February 8 for a glorious night of poetry with Marc Nair! Marc Nair has been, at various points in his life, a teacher, photographer, scriptwriter, voice-over talent, performance poet and cat slave. When he has time he writes poetry. When he has even more time he travels. Having been to over forty countries, he hopes to perform poetry as often as he has a good whiskey in the bars of distant...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Richard Earls

Posted on 6 Jan 2018 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Richard Earls headlines PLU open mic on January 18! Richard performs on the UK and Paris Spoken Word circuit at venues such as Paris Lit Up and Spoken Word Paris, Talking Rhythm, Greenwich; 1000 Monkeys, Guildford and The Big Untidy Night out in Reading. He toured with PLU last Spring and his first two gigs of 2018 see him returning to Belleville in January and The Poetry Cafe in London the following month. What’s he like? Well, think of Mike Skinner meets a pan European John Cooper Clarke – delivering rapid fire vers libre readings that were prevalent in post-war beatnik circles – with a style all of his own. Not always spoken, sometimes sung, his poems cover subjects as diverse as death, dementia and desperation on the dancefloor (and that’s just the...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Cecilia Knapp

Posted on 6 Jan 2018 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Come experience the poetry of Cecilia Knapp January 11! Cecilia Knapp is a British poet, play write and performer. She has performed all over the UK and internationally. Commissions include the TATE Britain and the BBC and she has been featured in Vogue as one of the UK’s young poets to watch. Her first show “Finding Home” was recently published by Burning Eye Books and toured the U.K. extensively in 2017. She is working on her first novel and her debut collection comes out in...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Tom Byam Shaw

Posted on 5 Jan 2018 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Calling all octopedes’ fans to PLU open mic February 1! Tom Byam Shaw is a failed philosophy student and a Cephalopoetic scholar who lives in Paris. He writes about octopuses, cannibalism, public transport, queer identity, & l̶a̷n̷g̷u̶a̵g̵e̷ . His work has been featured in Suma Lima Volumes 1 & 2 as well as the John Byrne Award website. To contact: find the nearest body of water, submerge your head, and scream until he screams...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Alison Koehler

Posted on 31 Dec 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Join us January 25 for multidimensional light beams and multidimensionaler, intimate poetry with featured guest Alison Koehler! Alison Grace Koehler is a poet, painter and maker of stained glass. Her work in these mediums is imbued with happenstance, and shards of transparency. She has curated and performed in shows for Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, The Poetry Brothel, Les Nocturnes de l’Aude, and The Edinburgh Art Festival. She makes windows and hangings for transient installations, as well as permanent art for public and private spaces. Alison lives in Paris and creates independently at Atelier Lengaï. You can take a look at her website at alisonkoehler.com photo credit: Yann...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Arthur Boyle

Posted on 28 Dec 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Join us January 4 for a night of pirouetting saltimbanquesque prose with featured writer Arthur Boyle! Arthur Boyle is a Minnesotan. He did a bunch of academic things in Denver, and now he works at San Francisco Book Co. in the 6th. He was the writer for a cool project about ski racing, organized by the Colorado Ski Museum, and spent some time writing blurbs and hating life for skiing related magazines and B2B marketing companies. He uses store-brand toothpaste. He has also seen Shooter with Mark Wahlberg upwards of seven times, and seen Riff Raff live in concert twice, neither of which he is necessarily proud of, but Riff Raff was a true learning experience. If you have good questions I bet he would enjoy hearing them. Also he is looking for an apartment, preferably a single, but...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Diego Alorda

Posted on 22 Dec 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Join us December 28 for the soulful strummings of Alorda!   “Alorda” is the solo project of Chilean musician Diego Alorda, who after spending several psychedelic rock bands in Chile, began his acoustic project in the streets of Paris, whose sound is influenced by Leornad Cohen, Matt Elliott, Devendra Banhart and Rodriguez. He is currently promoting his single “Druyan” and recording his first album to be released in January 2018.   French Version:   Alorda” est le projet solo du musicien chilien Diego Alorda, qui après avoir eu plusieurs groupes de rock psychédélique au Chili, a commencé son projet acoustique dans les rues de Paris, dont le son est influencé par Leornad Cohen, Matt Elliott, Devendra Banhart et Rodriguez. Il fait actuellement la promotion de son single “Druyan” et enregistre son premier album qui sera publié en janvier 2018....

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PLU Open Mic featuring Leo Mitchell

Posted on 8 Dec 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Leo Mitchell is joining us December 14 to share songs, poetry, stories but mostly love. He’s a couch-surfing, headband-wearing, globe-trotting bohemian. He lives and works as a street minstrel in Paris, moving here after falling in love with the city, the people and culture. Come and hear his strange tales. You can follow him on social media too: Instagram, Facebook,...

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PLU Open Mic featuring JaAfari

Posted on 3 Nov 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

Venez nombreux le 9 novembre pour une fête d’art et de littérature, et un tout petit peu de divertissement – pourquoi pas? Inscription dès 20h. JaAfari est à l’image des siens, le peuple mondial, de culture non bornée, ouvert à tous les aspects que peuvent prendre les mots et la musique. Sensible depuis toujours à la Culture Anglo-Saxonne tant que Français, il aime à se trouver au croisement des chemins d’expression poétique. Sa musique & ses mots reflètent sa vie d’hier, d’aujourd’hui et ses aspirations les plus...

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