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PLU Open Mic featuring Richard Earls

Posted on 6 Jan 2018 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Richard Earls headlines PLU open mic on January 18! Richard performs on the UK and Paris Spoken Word circuit at venues such as Paris Lit Up and Spoken Word Paris, Talking Rhythm, Greenwich; 1000 Monkeys, Guildford and The Big Untidy Night out in Reading. He toured with PLU last Spring and his first two gigs of 2018 see him returning to Belleville in January and The Poetry Cafe in London the following month. What’s he like? Well, think of Mike Skinner meets a pan European John Cooper Clarke – delivering rapid fire vers libre readings that were prevalent in post-war beatnik circles – with a style all of his own. Not always spoken, sometimes sung, his poems cover subjects as diverse as death, dementia and desperation on the dancefloor (and that’s just the...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Cecilia Knapp

Posted on 6 Jan 2018 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Come experience the poetry of Cecilia Knapp January 11! Cecilia Knapp is a British poet, play write and performer. She has performed all over the UK and internationally. Commissions include the TATE Britain and the BBC and she has been featured in Vogue as one of the UK’s young poets to watch. Her first show “Finding Home” was recently published by Burning Eye Books and toured the U.K. extensively in 2017. She is working on her first novel and her debut collection comes out in...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Tom Byam Shaw

Posted on 5 Jan 2018 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Calling all octopedes’ fans to PLU open mic February 1! Tom Byam Shaw is a failed philosophy student and a Cephalopoetic scholar who lives in Paris. He writes about octopuses, cannibalism, public transport, queer identity, & l̶a̷n̷g̷u̶a̵g̵e̷ . His work has been featured in Suma Lima Volumes 1 & 2 as well as the John Byrne Award website. To contact: find the nearest body of water, submerge your head, and scream until he screams...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Alison Koehler

Posted on 31 Dec 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join us January 25 for multidimensional light beams and multidimensionaler, intimate poetry with featured guest Alison Koehler! Alison Grace Koehler is a poet, painter and maker of stained glass. Her work in these mediums is imbued with happenstance, and shards of transparency. She has curated and performed in shows for Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, The Poetry Brothel, Les Nocturnes de l’Aude, and The Edinburgh Art Festival. She makes windows and hangings for transient installations, as well as permanent art for public and private spaces. Alison lives in Paris and creates independently at Atelier Lengaï. You can take a look at her website at alisonkoehler.com photo credit: Yann...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Arthur Boyle

Posted on 28 Dec 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join us January 4 for a night of pirouetting saltimbanquesque prose with featured writer Arthur Boyle! Arthur Boyle is a Minnesotan. He did a bunch of academic things in Denver, and now he works at San Francisco Book Co. in the 6th. He was the writer for a cool project about ski racing, organized by the Colorado Ski Museum, and spent some time writing blurbs and hating life for skiing related magazines and B2B marketing companies. He uses store-brand toothpaste. He has also seen Shooter with Mark Wahlberg upwards of seven times, and seen Riff Raff live in concert twice, neither of which he is necessarily proud of, but Riff Raff was a true learning experience. If you have good questions I bet he would enjoy hearing them. Also he is looking for an apartment, preferably a single, but...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Diego Alorda

Posted on 22 Dec 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join us December 28 for the soulful strummings of Alorda!   “Alorda” is the solo project of Chilean musician Diego Alorda, who after spending several psychedelic rock bands in Chile, began his acoustic project in the streets of Paris, whose sound is influenced by Leornad Cohen, Matt Elliott, Devendra Banhart and Rodriguez. He is currently promoting his single “Druyan” and recording his first album to be released in January 2018.   French Version:   Alorda” est le projet solo du musicien chilien Diego Alorda, qui après avoir eu plusieurs groupes de rock psychédélique au Chili, a commencé son projet acoustique dans les rues de Paris, dont le son est influencé par Leornad Cohen, Matt Elliott, Devendra Banhart et Rodriguez. Il fait actuellement la promotion de son single “Druyan” et enregistre son premier album qui sera publié en janvier 2018....

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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 Thibaut Narme

Posted on 30 Nov 2017 in 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 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 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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