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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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PLU Open Mic featuring Sin Licencia

Posted on 29 Sep 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

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 Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

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 Featured, PLU Open Mic, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“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: https://rayknightlive.bandcamp.com/album/grapes-water...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Rose Reyes

Posted on 9 Sep 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

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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Paris Lit Up n°5 – Call for Submissions

Posted on 3 Sep 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: FRIDAY, 15th SEPTEMBER 2017 At the point of its lustrum, Paris Lit Up is insatiable. But for what? What more can we have? We don’t know, you haven’t sent it yet, but we need MORE, MORE, MORE. ..Or do we mean PLUS PLUS PLU5? The digital revolution offers boundless communication, conversation, collaboration. Yet we’re left in the overfed red, the dizzy tessellation of never-ending plus signs scrolling down the unsatisfying feed. The collective unconsciousness is an unfulfilling chamber full of echoes. Il n’y a PLU5 rien. Yet we have TOUT. Through production, the artist exceeds herself: her work and her self an overflowing configuration of elements multiplied by each other, just as creative communities expand and overflow in our cities. Necessary and natural excess is produced by more than just the sum of its many parts. Too...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Elia Cohen

Posted on 18 Aug 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

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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