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Grand Tour Italy 2016

Posted on 5 Mar 2016 in News | 0 comments

Join Paris Lit Up from April 13th-20th in Florence, Bologna, Venice, Padua, Trieste Following in the footsteps of the old masters, Paris Lit Up embarks on our Grand Tour of Italy this spring. Ten writers, musicians and artists from Paris will descend upon five Italian cities for readings, performances and festivities in collaboration with local associations at the forefront of contemporary culture. Building a new Europe of creativity and imagination from the bottom up, we invite you to join us to celebrate life, art… and excellent wine! Wednesday, April 13th – Florence in collaboration with Movement for the Emancipation of Poetry La Polveriera Spazio Comune (Via Santa Reparata 12) 18.00-19.30 – Live Painting and Graffiti Aperitivo 19.30-20.30 – Open Mic & Jam Session 20.30-22.00 – Multimedia poetic performance featuring Paris Lit Up Thursday, April 14th – Bologna in collaboration with Collettivo Universitario Autonomo Aula...

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Paris Lit Up Magazine n°3 England tour

Posted on 11 Feb 2016 in News | 0 comments

Paris Lit Up is taking an elite team of volunteers to the fair shores of England to share our beautiful magazine n°3 with our neighbours. We’ll be hosting & performing around the country from March 21 – 27.  We’d like to invite as many people as possible to come and read/perform at our (free) launch nights. So, if you’re based near London, Oxford, Guildford or Bristol, please come along – or send a friend – to support the work we do, say hello, read your work, and pick up a copy of the magazine! 7.30pm, Monday 21/03/2016: The Poetry Café, Covent Garden, 22 Betterton St, London WC2H 9BX 7pm Tuesday 22/03/2016: Clapham Books, 26 The Pavement, Clapham Common, London SW4 0JA 8.30pm Wednesday 23/03/2016: The Keystone, 3 Portsmouth Road, Guildford, GU2 4BL 7.30pm Thursday 24/03/2016: Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton St, Oxford, OX2 6AA 6.30pm Friday 25/03/2016: The Arts House 108A...

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Paris Lit Up Roman Writing Retreat 2016

Posted on 2 Feb 2016 in News | 0 comments

– Only Paris is worthy of Rome, only Rome is worthy of Paris. Paris Lit Up is proud to present the second edition of our Roman Writing Retreat. This year we will be writing and workshoping in Italy from  Sunday, June 12th through Sunday, June 19th, 2016. Join us as we escape the city for this 7-day writing holiday in the picturesque Italian countryside. Set at the independently owned and operated La Preta Nera country home, applicants will spend one week honing their writing skills through daily group feedback workshops, collective and individual generative exercises and 3 master classes including our featured author and writing coach, Shannon Cain. La Preta Nera is a charming traditional house in the heart of the historic center of Giuliano di Roma, in Ciociaria. The original medieval village was built on top of the crater of an extinct volcano and the guest house is named after the basaltic stone from...

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LIMBO – A theatre screening by Manish Gandhi

Posted on 22 Nov 2015 in News | 0 comments

Review by Helen Cusack O’Keeffe Filming a play is no simple exercise: the performance necessarily targets the physical audience in the theatre space and though they may be aware of the camera’s presence, it is very much a secondary point of their focus, a fly on the wall. Here, the stage is almost exclusively shot via a wide-angle point of view, thus though the subject distance is largely unvaried, the sense of theatrical performance is preserved due to the beauty of the lighting and colour choices, plus the powerful quality of the text in its complete, live form. The addition of titles and scene descriptors help to clarify the narrative, as inevitably some parts have had to be cut. That said, Limbo the cinematic experience manages to absorb the viewer both visually and thematically. The original project was begun...

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PLU Press @ Berkeley Books of Paris

Posted on 10 Nov 2015 in News | 0 comments

Join Paris Lit Up Press at Berkeley Books of Paris as we celebrate our first year of publishing activities with a multimedia presentation including American jazz poet Steve Dalachinsky as he presents Flying Home, an extraordinary artistic collaboration that features 55 original works of art by Sig Bang Schmidt and French author Sven Hansen-Løve presenting his first collection of twelve short stories, Tender Neighbors, that explore the painful isolation and droll absurdity of contemporary life including illustrations by the Italian artist Claudio Calia. We’ll also have a selection of contributors from the latest issue of Paris Lit Up Magazine. Our readers will also be accompanied by the musical stylings of Evan Laflamme throughout the evening. Whew! Here are a few lines from Steve Dalachinsky: Check out PLU Instagram for more.   And here are a few photos:     About our writers: Steve Dalachinsky is a New...

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PLU Meeting – Speak up, speak out!

Posted on 10 Nov 2015 in News | 0 comments

Since its inception, Paris Lit Up has always aimed to create shared spaces where literary and creative energies can interact and produce synergies. Community, transparency and open communication are our fundamental working principles. In this spirit, we’d like to invite everyone to join us for our annual PLU brainstorming apéro on Tuesday, November 24th at 19h00 at the Maison des Associations du 11ème (8 Rue du Général Renault, 75011 Paris). Bring your ideas, your projects and your thoughts on new directions and new poetic ventures. We’ll be talking about Open Mic, PLU Magazine, PLU Press, Writing Workshops, our Roman Writing Retreat, theater in Paris, international collaborations… and anything else you want to bring to the...

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Paris Lit Up n°3 – Amsterdam Launch with VERSO

Posted on 27 Sep 2015 in News | 0 comments

Paris Lit Up is proud to collaborate with Editor Anna Arov as  season 2 of Amsterdam’s live literary journal premieres with American poet Jenny Drai, Rob van de Berg’s robotic plants, and a live review of Paris Lit Up Magazine n°3. If you couldn’t make the Paris Launch Party, here’s your chance to catch us up in the cold regions of the north. …and if you didn’t catch us, here’s our performance caught on video by Melissa Clausse.   October 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Mezrab 576 Veemkade Amsterdam, NH 1019 Netherlands   TABLE OF CONTENTS Editorial by Anna Arov Poetry by Jenny Drai Essay by Rob van de Berg Review by Paris Lit Up Anna Arov is a Russian/Canadian poet living and working in the Netherlands. Anna is a Poetry Editor for Amsterdam based literary journal Versal and teaches writing at...

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Writing Revolution

Posted on 25 Sep 2015 in News | 0 comments

Here we are: year three of the Paris Writing Revolution. Sure, you could say that there is nothing revolutionary about throwing a magazine launch party but it isn’t what we’re doing, it’s how we’re doing it. Here in Paris writers, poets, musicians and artists from all corners of life are chipping in to create an event that crosses national borders, disciplinary lines and the (sometimes difficult) limits of our own egos to form a free and synergetic community of mutual support. We are all different: global migrants, speaking different languages, from every social stratus. But in our daily struggle to produce art and love we find the common through our diversity. Paris Lit Up Magazine n°3 itself includes contributions not only from all over the world, but also sections curated by collaborative groups like ourselves, Poets Live, Ivy Writers...

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PLU Magazine n°3 Launch Party

Posted on 31 Aug 2015 in Belleville Park Pages, Ivy Writers, News, Poets Live | 0 comments

It’s time to celebrate! Back for the 3rd edition of our annual Paris Lit Up Magazine Launch Party, we’re bringing you a whole day – and a long night – of poetry, art, music, dance, food and fun! Entry is FREE!  Hosted at Paris’ premier alternative space La Petite Maison and in collaboration with the global event 100 Thousand Poets for Change, we’ll be featuring the French post-rock group Aymé along with some barebones rhythm & blues by The Bowling Team and the Celtic harper, singer, songwriter and poet Ken Parsons. With live painting by international artists María Argüelles, Alison Koehler and 36.15, readings and performances by 50+ local and international poets and writers, musicians and dancers, wholesome food and drinks and a new magazine, this will be a night to remember. *NEW!* We’ll also be premiering a short documentary Allumé about Paris Lit...

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PLU Summer Reading Clear-out Sale

Posted on 3 Aug 2015 in News | 0 comments

Summer is the time for reading. Starting today until the end of the month, Paris Lit Up Press is offering a special summer discount on all our books! Grab a copy to take to the beach and help us make space for our upcoming publications including Paris Lit Up Magazine issue n°3, Tender Neighbors, a collection of short stories by Sven Hansen-Løve and the award-winning volume of PLU Shorts 2015 Contest winners. With the best contemporary Parisian writers and rock-bottom international shipping rates, you can’t go wrong in supporting our independent, non-profit press! Order online now: Paris Lit Up Magazine – n°1 (2013) 10.00 € 6.00 € The first issue of Paris Lit Up Magazine features 124 pages of poetry, fiction, essays, an interview with Marilyn Hacker, photography and artwork from Parisian and international writers and artists. Only 6 copies left! Order Now! Paris Lit Up Magazine –...

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