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Poets Live – Paris Magazine Night

Posted on 1 Dec 2013 in Belleville Park Pages, News, Poets Live, Upstairs at Duroc |

This month Poets Live celebrates Anglophone magazines published in Paris with the participation of: Belleville Park Pages, Paris Lit Up, The Bastille and Upstairs at Duroc. Editors and contributors to the magazines will read and issues of the publications will be on sale at the book table. Belleville Park Pages is a literary publication produced in Paris and London printing the work of contemporary writers. It is released every two weeks and costs €2/£2. Each issue is hand-folded, hand-stamped and hand-packaged with help of other artists in the Paris community. We hope to support the writing and reading communities as they develop in the modern world by connecting the printed word with digital media. The Pages will always be tangible, affordable and fresh. Founders/Curators: James Bird & Will Cox. Paris Lit Up Magazine is a non-profit, independent publication featuring contemporary...

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Upstairs At Duroc with writers Isabelle Solal, Lala Drona and Melinda Mayor

Posted on 18 Nov 2013 in Upstairs at Duroc |

Upstairs at Duroc  invites you to a fiction/nonfiction reading in their series “Pause on the Landing” with writers Isabelle Solal, Lala Drona and Melinda Mayor. When: November 21, 2013, 7 PM Where: Berkeley Books of Paris, 8 rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, Metro Odeon Isabelle Solal worked as a lawyer for several years and is currently a PhD student at INSEAD. She is the author of the novel In the Past Imperfect and several short stories. She was born in France, raised in the US, and has also lived in the UK, Belgium and Switzerland. Lala Drona is an American writer/artist whose current project location is Paris. Her latest publication of short fiction, “Gnaw”, appears in the horror anthology What Fears Become by Imajin Books. More about Drona can be found at Melinda Mayor is a writer and performer whose work has been featured in the online magazine France Revisited and on stages from Vancouver to London. As a singer, her voice has...

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Upstairs at Duroc – Submissions window now open

Posted on 13 Oct 2013 in Upstairs at Duroc |

Upstairs at Duroc, Paris’ oldest English-language review, is now accepting submissions for the next edition of the magazine. Upstairs at Duroc is interested in English language poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and translations.  We welcome innovative or cross-genre forms, prose poems and flash fiction. Standalone excerpts from longer works will also be considered. Submit no more than 5 poems, or two prose pieces not exceeding 2000 words each.  Include cover sheet with name, address, phone number, email address, word count for prose, and a short Bio. Work is read anonymously by our Editorial Board. Submission dates: We accept submissions from October 1 to January 31. Please submit only previously unpublished material! Poetry submission: Submit up to five poems. Attach them in a single Word document, one poem per page. Prose submissions: For short stories, send one or two pieces of no more...

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Upstairs at Duroc – Timothy Bradford, Christine Herzer and Fiona Sze-Lorrain

Posted on 3 Jun 2013 in Upstairs at Duroc |

Friday June 7, 2013 @ 19h Berkeley Books of Paris 8 rue Casimir Delavigne 75006 Paris Métro Odéon Upstairs at Duroc invites you to reading of recent work by poets Timothy Bradford, Christine Herzer and Fiona Sze-Lorrain, generously hosted by Berkley Books. Timothy Bradford is the author of the poetry collection Nomads with Samsonite (BlazeVOX [books], 2011). In 2005, he received the Koret Foundation’s Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award for a novel-in-progress based on the history of the Vélodrome d’Hiver. From 2007 to 2009, he was a guest foreign researcher at the Institut du Temps Présent in Paris. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University. Christine Herzer is a poet and visual artist currently in residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. She is the author of i cheated on Chanel No.5 (Dancing...

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Paris Lit Up Open Mic – featuring Upstairs at Duroc

Posted on 12 May 2013 in PLU Open Mic, Upstairs at Duroc |

Hosted by ERK. Photos by Viola Manfra You know what they say about the 16th of May… Nothing, actually. Not that I know of. But there was a pretty amazing open mic night going on up in Belleville… Sitting in the special seats this evening were an army of editors from Upstairs at Duroc, one of the most well-known literary magazines in Paris, publishing writers from around the world. Kate Noakes led us off with two Es and that person you hate. Then Emily Ruck Keene and James Lee performed Louise Glück in unison, bilingual-style. They might have come from Upstairs but they kindly met us on the ground floor of Culture Rapide. The Upstairs at Duroc editors treated us to readings from the 14th edition of the magazine, on sale now. Readings included a dual performance of two pieces...

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Upstairs at Duroc – Launch of Issue 14

Posted on 14 Apr 2013 in Upstairs at Duroc |

Review by Kate Noakes. Photographs by JFMcG and Viola Manfra. Berkeley Books, one of the handful of anglophone bookshops left in Paris and a marvellous emporia of  printed treasures, played host this week to the launch party for the new issue (number 14) of Upstairs at Duroc.  Editor, Barbara Beck introduced five local-ish poets reading a selection of poems, including those from the magazine. Margo Berdeshevsky, winner of probably the world’s longest-named book award (buy the magazine for 10 euros and read her bio if you want to see what I mean), read from her most recent meditative collection Between Soul and Stone. Her careful, measured delivery included the feisty Dear XXXX, which came from writing a postcard and includes ‘you loved me and hated my mind….I’m not marrying and I’m no-one’s child…I’m a fearless bitch…and I don’t know my name.’ Interestingly she read a...

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