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PLU Open Mic featuring Marin Fouqué

Posted on 15 Jan 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join PLU Jan 19th for a special hardcore session with French poet, rapper and badass Marin Marien. For everyone else, sign up is free and open to all forms of expression, starting at 20h. Marin Marien est un jeune poète et artiste plasticien. Considère la prose comme combat, les vers en mitraille. Dans sa bouche : rap, râles et poésie-à-pompe. Né dans le 77, au milieu des champs, monte sur la ville, jeune, découvre le rap, étudie cinq ans dans une école, obtient un permis pour faire de l’art, pratique la vidéo, l’installation, le parcours de performance, forme un binôme appelé Les Bauréales avec Eden Tinto Collins, attaque la poésie-action, rentre dans l’Armée Noire, continue en solo avec des projets comme Marin Marien, Marien CRS, Le Mutin, Marin, Marin Fouke, collabore avec Marius Loris, fait de la B.D. avec Michel, anime...

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PLU Open Mic with Matt Longabucco

Posted on 6 Jan 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Matt Longabucco is the author of the chapbooks The Sober Day (DoubleCross Press, 2016) and Everybody Suffers: The Selected Poems of Juan García Madero (O’Clock Press, 2014). Other work has appeared recently in Prelude, Haunt, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is a co-founder of Wendy’s Subway, an independent library and meeting space for writers, artists, and readers. He teaches at New York University and Bard College, and lives in...

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PLU Open Mic with Elia Cohen

Posted on 29 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

This week’s (January 5) says bonjour to 2017 (please, 2017, don’t be a stinky shit like 2016) in the best way with our anyone-welcome* open mic PLUS featured performer, the uber-talented musician and lyricist ELIA COHEN!! Sign-up for the open mic (poetry, prose, words, no words, theatre, art, whatever) starts at 8pm, your host will be the Em C of the RK, and we’ll kick off the new year with whatever you feel like around 8.30/45…. * Just don’t be an intolerant shit. That said, even if you are a little stinky (we’re all a little rotten),  you are still more than welcome and maybe we can wash your soul with creativity and love  🙂 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:...

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PLU Open Mic with Pépin

Posted on 21 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

  Come hear the sound of the joyous ukulele this Thursday 21st of December with Pépin! Entre 4 accords de Ukulélé et Le Double de Grimaces, Pépin kidnappe tes oreilles et leur susurre des Histoires. Des chansons farfelues plein les valises, Ici on parle cul, alcool et coup de gueule mais attention, en rimes et avec le sourire ! On t’invite à poser ton anus entre deux chaises: Le tabouret haut du comptoir, ou se mêlent confidences et révoltes, et le banc du chapiteau ou se succèdent clowneries et...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Lara Azar

Posted on 14 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Open Mic was a blast last Thursday 15/12 with the cringe-happy standup comedy of feature Lara Azar. Round One started with Nasser reading poems in both Italian and Spanish. Then Gene read a story about the Costellos’ restaurant experience, interspersed with a bluesy song he belted out on guitar, with that haunting lyric “Let her go, God bless her.” Rebecca read a piece that combined white russians and lubricious thoughts. Ap Cooper flatly stated that he hated the English government and proved it in a song that mentioned letters to the BBC that he will never send, then another one about rivers catching fire and ice and a Japanese revolt. Elynn read a poem from Mahmoud Darwish, “A Soldier Dreams Of White Lilies”. Jennifer, who was a photojournalist in Kenya, read from her frontline account of covering the Westgate...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Rufo Quintavalle

Posted on 5 Dec 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

This Thursday (Dec 8) why don’t you join us onstage or by the bar to welcome back our featured performer Rufo Quintavalle, celebrating the launch of a brand spanking new book! Signup starts at 8, the Bell rings for round one at 8.30/45. Rufo Quintavalle was born in London, studied at Oxford and the University of Iowa and lives in Paris. He is the author of eight books of poetry, the most recent of which, hhereenow, is available from corrupt press in Luxembourg. He was formerly the poetry editor for the online magazine, nthposition, and has served on the editorial board of Upstairs at Duroc, Paris’ longest running English language literary journal. From 2011 to 2013 he ran the reading series, Poets Live, and from 2013 to 2015 taught creative writing at NYU Paris. His work has been nominated for...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Richard Earls

Posted on 28 Nov 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join us on December 1 as we toss away crappy Christmas toons and stamp some warmth into our feet at the Paris Lit Up Open Mic with featured performer Richard Earls! Signup for everyone starts at 8pm, grab a chair and a mulled wine for an 8.30/45pm start. Richard Earls writes and performs poetry and songs from his Older Wiser Harder collection on subjects as diverse as love, war, family, death and desperation on the dance floor. A musician and songwriter for four decades, having been involved in the mid-80s UK jazz/pop scene (CBS compilation LP, Get Wise and Virgin/Paladin release Pull Me UP). He wrote his first anti-war poems five years ago after an encounter with an ex-GI begging on Market Street in San Francisco. This unforgettable experience opened the flood-gates and he is now a regular on the...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Anne Marsella

Posted on 13 Nov 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic was a mindful orgasm last Thursday November 17 with delicious and funny readings from Anne Marsella’s upcoming next novel. Momo kicked off Round One with two instrumental guitar performances, one Satie piece and an ‘orientalization’ of Aranjuez. He was then joined onstage by Nathalie who sang “Marcel”. Stacie sang an a capella version of Mumford and Sons’ “Give Her Your Heart”. Scott took the opportunity to broadcast his performance live, telling a story taken from his current film project “An American Ginger in Paris” which is currently seeking finishing funds on kickstarter. Nick reminded us all that the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing was just 45 days away and read (beautifully, as always) two of the Bard’s sonnets, numbers 71 and 29. Moe did some improv with Momo, then read the poem he’d written for the...

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PLU Open Mic featuring James Navé

Posted on 6 Nov 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic this week welcomes a special guest and longtime friend, all at the way from the good ol’ US of A, James Navé! Make sure you check out the workshop he’ll be doing next week! For over twenty-five years, poet, public speaker, creative strategist, and arts entrepreneur James Navé has spent his time working globally as a facilitator and presenter in workshops, assembly programs, conferences, salons, and creativity coaching situations. He is one of the pioneers of the spoken word movement having Co-founded Poetry Alive!, a theater company, which has performed poetry for over ten million students (K-12) throughout America. He and author Julia Cameron founded The Artist’s Way Creativity Camp in Taos, NM. He is involved in some of the country’s longest running poetry and arts events, including The Lake Arts Festival, where he has been Poetry Director and...

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PLU Open Mic featuring 36:15 Live Body Painting

Posted on 25 Oct 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Naked people night! Emily kicks everything off by complaining about her Neighbours, Florant Frenches it, Jon loses his poetry virginity, the Ciat comes back with this burning ukulele, Daniel slams from SanFran, and Scott asks for a Kickstart. Then: Round 2 saw: Donald, Alison, Maysan, Pupple & P’tit Ben, Rebecca, Adrian, Ed and a rap battle at the end.   On Thursday, October 27th, PLU’s Open Mic expands into visual performance with the calligrapher and artist 36.15 with writer and actress Zoé. Accompanied by poetry and music, his live body painting of a nude model will push poetry into a new dimension. As always, sign up is free (starting at 8pm) and open to all, all night long. Sing, read, mime, dance or challenge the host to a rap battle: the stage is yours. 36.15 lives and works in Paris....

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