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Paris Lit Up England Tour 2018

Posted on 19 Feb 2018 in Featured, Magazine, News, PLU Open Mic |

Paris Lit Up is going on its annual tour around England to showcase the latest PLU5 magazine and discover some of our neighbour’s exciting creative communities. Come and buy a copy, perform with us on stage, or simply catch up over a drink! See the photo below for dates and venues, and contact us if you’d like to join in (limited spaces at some gigs). Get your own copy of PLU5...

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Metropolis – Paris : Vive la littérature!

Posted on 16 Oct 2017 in Featured, News, Video clips |

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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**FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS**23:59 30/09/2017**Paris Lit Up n°5

Posted on 28 Sep 2017 in News |

FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The deadline for submissions to the literary and artistic magazine PLU5 will expire this Saturday, 30th September 2017. Please do not miss out on the opportunity to be part of our magazine. You might want to consider sending 5 poems, 5000 words of prose, 15 pieces of photography and/or artwork (lacework, DIY, graffiti, self-portraits, lacquer, etc.). Remember to send a high-res picture of the work, not the work itself. Submit work here. The publication of the magazine will take place towards the end of November 2017, following the release of PLU4. This means that two issues will have been published in one year. Catch our drift? If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch and/or catch us at our Open Mic night at Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix, Belleville, Paris every...

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** Extended Deadline** 30th September 2017**: Paris Lit Up n°5 – Call for Submissions

Posted on 16 Sep 2017 in News |

Extension of Deadline for Paris Lit Up n°5 The deadline for submissions to the literary and artistic magazine PLU5 has been extended to Saturday, 30th September 2017. This is to ensure that more/plus of you will send us your individual expressions of what makes you you. You might want to consider sending 5 poems, 5000 words of prose, 15 pieces of photography and/or artwork (lacework, DIY, graffiti, self-portraits, lacquer, etc.). Remember to send a high-res picture of the work, not the work itself. Submit work here. The publication of the magazine will take place towards the end of November 2017, following the release of PLU4. This means that two issues will have been published in one year. Catch our drift? If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch and/or catch us at our Open Mic night at...

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Paris Lit Up n°5 – Call for Submissions

Posted on 3 Sep 2017 in News |

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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Paris Lit Up 4 Magazine!

Posted on 29 Jun 2017 in News |

Crossing cultures, breaking boundaries, liberating languages: Paris Lit Up is back with the fourth edition of its flagship publication. In Paris Lit Up Magazine n°4, readers will enjoy a variety of talented, transnational writers and artists who go beyond national, cultural and linguistic limits to explore the trans-. True to this collaborative spirit, this issue also includes special contributions curated by Ivy Writers Paris and Poets Live. Continue your support of independent, non-profit literature and art and get a copy today! Visit our online press page here. Editors: Edward Bell, Emily Ruck Keene, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey, Tasha Ong, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe, Stephanie Papa Guest Editors: Jennifer K. Dick (Ivy Writers Paris), Malik Crumpler (Poets Live) Contributors: Kathryn Aldridge-Morris • Gary Allen • Lucy Anderton • David Attwooll • Michael Augustin • James Berg • Khairani Barokka • Barbara Beck • Sujata Bhatt • Kimberly Campanello...

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PLU Open Mic featuring David Robert Brimat

Posted on 6 May 2017 in News, PLU Open Mic |

David Robert Brimat, aka DRnB, is a performing songwriter from the USA. Born and raised in New York, he went to Archbishop Stepinac high school in White Plains where he joined the vocal arts and performed for Disney. Having graduated from Manhattanville College with a BA in Spanish Education, he went on to win awards from the NAACP ACT-SO competition for poetry and drawing. His debut album, Revival of Lost Love, was released in February 2008. His second album, Mental Metamorphosis, came out on 12-12-12. He is working on his third album. Contact Info Social Media – DRBlyricsofLove Email –...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Nick Calderbank and Damian Corcoran

Posted on 23 Apr 2017 in News, PLU Open Mic |

PLU Open Mic was a masterfully acted trip to a Great Britain of yesteryear with the astoundingly vivid and funny portrayals of working class brits by Nick Calderbank and Damian Corcoran. There was a lot of music in round 1, kicked off with Yvan singing a song about a sitar asking to be played by a young boy. Darshana played his song “Useless Man”. Rebecca read a poem about chickens, all sorts of chickens, in strange and not-so-strange situations, and one about her friend Leslie. Ash Orphan did a splendid version of Radiohead’s “Creep”, making it hard to believe the only instrument accompanying him was his guitar. European Son kept the music going with his song “Rio de Janeiro”, then another one “Bourgeoisie”. Krishna did the only stand-up routine of the evening, joking about vegans and what zebras are....

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Paris Lit Up EN TOUR: some feedback

Posted on 10 Apr 2017 in News |

We asked some of the troupe to give us some thoughts about this year’s Paris Lit Up England tour. Here’s their brutal feedback…           Elia Cohen, aka Rorsha “Art, like knowledge, love and amazing puns, is better when shared.” As I was in the bus going « home », it dawned on me that we are living the times of our live(r)s, and also that I should be awarded a prize for best 2017 written pun. First of all: Thank you very much for this opportunity and the overall organisation of what will stay one of the best memories of my life. It is all so true and proven, over and over during this tour, that art like knowledge, love, and amazing puns is better when shared. In coming years we’ll need words of courage, patience, some amazing...

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Paris Lit Up England Tour 2017: SYNOPSIS

Posted on 8 Apr 2017 in News |

As we do every year, a bold and brazen group from Paris Lit Up went to wow England with our words and music. Why? Because the PLU philosophy is a borderless one, and we believe that the more one absorbs, the better one becomes as an artist and person. PLU is nothing without its web of creative connections, and this web has to be fostered and fed. This year, our troupe included Richard Earls, Isabelle Lorion, Elia Cohen (aka Rorsha), Dom Stevenson, Maysan Nasser, Ed Bell and Emily Ruck Keene. We were joined along the way by other members of our creative community, for 8 events over 7 days in London (x 3), Guildford, Bristol, Bath, Bradford on Avon and Oxford. London saw us first perform near Oval, at Bar 48, where the Fourth Friday Open Mic has relocated while the...

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