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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 JaAfari

Posted on 3 Nov 2017 in Featured, 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 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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PLU Open Mic featuring Rachel Bell

Posted on 20 Oct 2017 in Featured, 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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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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PLU Open Mic featuring Steve Dalachinsky

Posted on 6 Oct 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

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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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 Drop-in Workshop

Posted on 30 Sep 2017 in Featured, Workshop | 0 comments

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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