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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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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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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:

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