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PLU Open Mic featuring Jon Brown

Posted on 27 Oct 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

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 |

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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PLU Open Mic featuring Steve Dalachinsky

Posted on 6 Oct 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

PLU Open Mic Welcomes Steve Dalachinsky October 12th! Steve Dalachinsky was born in 1946 in Brooklyn, New York right after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His work has appeared extensively in journals on & off line including; Big Bridge, Milk, Tribes, Unlikely Stories, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Alpha Beat Soup, Upstairs at Duroc,, Xtant, Blue Beat Jacket, The Brooklyn Review. He is included in such anthologies as Beat Indeed, The Haiku Moment, Up is Up But So is Down: NYU Downtown Literary Anthology, the Unbearables anthologies: Help Yourself, The Worse Book I Ever Read and The Big Book of Sex (of which he is a co-editor) and the esteemed Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He has written liner notes for the CDs of many artists including Anthony Braxton, Charles Gayle, James...

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PLU Drop-in Workshop

Posted on 30 Sep 2017 in Workshop |

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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PLU Open Mic featuring Sin Licencia

Posted on 29 Sep 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

Join us October 5th for a gust of South America with Sin Licencia! Julio Rivero Ooijer, Uruguayan writer, is a performer and wandering alchemist, part of the big underground web of publishers called CARTONERAS. He publishes new writers from South America and France, builds bridges with poetry and blood. Raised between the Bolivian mountains and the Red Light District from Amsterdam, he has written a few books and founded the Sin Licencia Editorial, a new way of sharing poetry with books and audiovisual arts. Located in Paris, it is a nice opportunity to see what can happen with that kind of mix in...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Liliod

Posted on 22 Sep 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

For all you lovers of the ancient world, this is your special night September 28th. For all the uninitiated, now’s your chance. Sign up from 20h. Lilïod est un mot valise, une chimère entre l’Iliade et l’Odyssée, entre Lilith l’Insurgée et l’Odalisque amoureuse, entre l’iode du grand large et l’idiote du village. Rien de bien nouveau sous le soleil, car c’est nuit que tout s’invente. Depuis qu’ils se sont mis debout, les humains pissent dans les étoiles et psalmodient leur mère autour du feu ; et ce qui les lie, au-delà des formats et des étiquettes, se sont les contes scandés, dansés, braillés, chuchotés, chantés, arrachés, écartelés au dessus des flammes pour tenir les ténèbres en respect. Alors, que voulez-vous que l’on vous dise ! Lilïod n’est pas là pour réinventer la poudre d’artifice ou le fil à couper...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Ray Knight

Posted on 15 Sep 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley”… September 21st we will be featuring an old friend of PLU, whose presence, both on and off stage, never fails to inspire. Sign up is from 20h. Oh and, btw, if you want the chance of getting on TV, tonight is the night… Once more, sign up is from 20h. Ray Knight is an artist born and raised in Fresno, CA, finding a love for music from the records his mother played in his youth. His life journey has thus far brought him many places and given him a vast array of stories and experiences. It is these experiences that he shares with the world through the culture that’s become his life’s canvas, hip hop. Check out some of his music here:

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PLU Open Mic featuring Rose Reyes

Posted on 9 Sep 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

Serious literature and frivolous entertainment unite in this September 14th open mic. We welcome to our humble stage every kind of expression, human or otherwise, and hope we can engage in all kinds of conversation. Sign up from 20h. Born in New York, now based in Paris, Rose is a writer of poems and stories. Her memoir, Somewhere in Between, (also the name of her online blog on WordPress), won the 2006 Edward Riviera Autobiography Award. Her poems and short stories have been published by Promethean Literary Magazine, The City at the Center Magazines, Poetry in Motion© in conjunction with the New York City MTA, amongst others. She has been published in Paris Lit Up Magazine, and is currently working on an upcoming collection of her poems. Rose has been a proud performing member of the spoken word communities...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Elia Cohen

Posted on 18 Aug 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

PLU Open Mic bids bon voyage to Elia Cohen August 24 and thanks him for all the music by making him perform it all one more time! Singer/songwriter, Elia’s first insight into music came through the discovery of Indian traditional Raga. Since then, and with a renewed interest in traditions and pop music, Elia created RORSHA: Your Inner Path To Revolution: a set of soulful compositions of what he calls Introspective Rock. His lyrics, always in English, talk about hope and change, one revolution at the time, in a world where screens tend to replace people. Today, Elia composes and writes as Rorsha and under his own name for movies, plays and web series. Recently hired by CKUT he is starting next october a radio show about spoken word in Montréal. (The Cat can’t make it to the gig...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Daniel Wilner

Posted on 14 Aug 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

PLU Open Mic welcomes the verbal magician Daniel Wilner August 17th!   Daniel Wilner is a degenerate and a gentleman. Known as Uncle Lush, he comprises one half of the Brooklyn-based rap group Brotherz Grimm, and has performed at NYC open mics like the Nuyorican, The Art of Lyrics, and End of the Weak, as well as Paris Lit Up for the past year. He is a slang aficionado and battle rap manufacturer, ill drunken master of freestyling, and all around pretty nice...

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