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PLU Open Mic featuring Richard Earls

Posted on 6 Jan 2018 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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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PLU Open Mic featuring Jon Brown

Posted on 27 Oct 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU welcomes a magician-hypnotist-poet to the stage November 2. Sign-up at 20h; the magic happens at just before 21h. “Words have always held a degree of fascination over me. From when I was small growing up in rural England to now. They are the bastions to an understanding of truths, ourselves, and beauty. So it’s to no-one’s real surprise then that I would find such affinity with art forms that are based around control; poetry, hypnosis and magic. As a magician words form story that refuses to be tricked into giving away truth; as a hypnotist the connection between language and personhood is plundered to reveal the raw delicate suspeptability of the human will; then as poet words are used to discover the beauty that lies in waiting behind the ordinary, the monotonous, the everday – just waiting for...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Rachel Bell

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

Come and join in the literary fun at Culture Rapide October 26th, the home place to slam poetry and all other shenanigans. We have a special feature who is returning after over a year from the Big Apple… Rachel Bell is the author of four books, including Loving The Ocean Won’t Keep It From Killing You and Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy. She lives in New York and travels extensively to perform her work. She is allergic to feather pillows. She will be reading excerpts from her novel-in-progress, a deeply depressing and incredibly uplifting...

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