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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 Pamela Manché Pearce

Posted on 30 Nov 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

As 2018 bears upon us, what better way to hope for a kinder year than to welcome the writer Pamela Manché Pearce from across the ocean to our little Parisian stage on December 28! Sign-up for the open mic starts at 8pm, we will show the new year what to expect from 8.45pm. Come one, come all. Bring a listening ear. Whether it be rage, anarchism, love, laughter or le néant, are all welcome. (Photography by Shana Schnur) Introducing… Pamela Manché Pearce! Pamela Manché Pearce has been widely published both in the US and internationally. Her poems, essays, short stories and memoirs have appeared in literary magazines including  The Brooklyn Review; ArsMedica; Samba; MondoGreco and Literature Today and in anthologies such as THE WIDOWS’ HANDBOOK (Kent State University Press). She looks forward to a pamphlet from Green Bottle Press...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Thibaut Narme

Posted on 30 Nov 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Are those sleigh bells jingling in the air? No, it’s the merry footsteps of featured reader Thibaut Narme as he skips over to the PLU open mic on December 21! Join the festivities, with sign-up open from 8, for a 8.45 start. We offer the gift of performance and presence a’plenty! Thibaut Narme grew up (and still lives on) the left bank of the river Seine. When he is not teaching economics, he writes poetry and is published in magazines such as the Bastille, the Opiate and the upcoming issue of PLU. In 2016, he self-released a chap-ebook on Amazon entitled “Rap In My Poetry”. You can find him every Sunday evening co-hosting the AWOL writing workshop at Shakespeare &...

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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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PLU Open Mic featuring Jon Brown

Posted on 27 Oct 2017 in Featured, 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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Metropolis – Paris : Vive la littérature!

Posted on 16 Oct 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

On October 15th, Paris Lit Up was featured on Arte’s transmission “Metropolis” to discuss the actual state of literature in the City of Light. Watch the full show here below! Francophone authors are currently guests of honor in Frankfurt, where the largest book fair in the world takes place. For writers all over the world, Paris has long been the city of all desires, a myth. What about today? What has become of the Parisian literary scene? In the company of author Murielle Rousseau, Metropolis investigates and meets the most important authors of the moment, including Alain Mabanckou and Gaël Faye. by Stefanie...

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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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PLU Open Mic featuring Daniel Wilner

Posted on 14 Aug 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

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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