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Ivy Writers Salon, Chez Grace featuring Gwen Le Metayer, Kate Noakes and Frederic Benhaim

March 10, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ivy Writers invites you to a Salon, Chez Grace in Montmartre. Note venue change.
Gwenn Le Métayer - Américain NB 4Actress, singer and dancer, Gwenn Le Métayer has been writing a kind of poetry in prose, sometimes short story, othertimes seried sagas which she publishes in French on her blog  (duchesseatwork.blogspot.fr). A few of these texts have appeared in the literary magazine Les Refusés. Gwenn is currently working on a retranscription of Ingmar Bergman’s film, The Silence, that she is writing as she watches it, quasi-simultaneously. Her primary mode of expression at the moment is also musical. She is the voice of Regularscope (soundcloud.com/regularscope). Tonight, Gwenn will read and sing for us.
882601_602542136475055_849422652_oKate Noakes is a poet, short fiction writer, novelist and elected member of the Welsh Academy. Her published poetry collections include: Ocean to Interior, Mighty Erudite, 2007. The Wall MendersTwo Rivers Press, 2009. Cape Town, Eyewear Publishing, 2012.  I-spy and Shanty, corrupt press, 2014. Her work has also been widely published in magazines such as Poetry Wales, Mslexia, Planet, The North, Poetry Ireland Review, Envoi, The SHOp, Magma, The Wolf and Poetry Salzburg Review, and in the UK national press. She has  performed at venues as diverse as The Troubadour, Glastonbury Festival, the Poetry Society, Nottingham Poetry Festival and Henley Literature Festival, as well as many of the Paris reading series. She co-founded Paris Lit Up, a not for profit literature organization in the City of Lights within whose structure she co-edits Paris Lit Up Magazine, co-hosts both the weekly and monthly Paris Lit Up Writing Workshops and co-host the weekly Paris Lit Up Open Mic. Details on the different Paris Lit Up projects can be found at parislitup.com. Further information and details on Kate Noakes’ books and writing projects can be found on her blog:boomslangpoetry.blogspot.com This reading is to celebrate the recent publication of her Corrupt Press book, I-spy and Shanty.
974849_10153899388330374_1904894818_aFrédéric Benhaim lives in France but grew up between France and the United States, and has been deeply influenced by both cultures. He writes numerous blogs, in particular one that he founded last year where, every week, he tells the story of an imaginary shop (the theme changes from week to week—and it is in French: www.les-commerces.net). In 2013 the stories were adapted for the stage in a theatre production starring Virginia Galvan at Le Passage Vers les Etoiles (Père Lachaise, Paris). Les commerces was also featured by a cultural magazine in Paris (Profondeur de Champs), which also published a story from the blog. Frederic writes in both languages and has also published short stories and non-fiction.

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Date:
March 10, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Chez Grace
46 rue des Abbesses
Paris, 75018 France
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