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PLU Open Mic featuring Cecilia Llompart

January 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Paris Lit Up is excited to close out January 2016 with a powerful transnational voice, Cecilia Llompart. Open Mic sign up starts at 20h and all forms of expression – words, song, dance, comedy, haircuts – are welcome.

Cecilia Llompart was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Florida. She received her BA from Florida State University, and her MFA from the University of Virginia. Her first collection, The Wingless, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in the spring of 2014. She is the recipient of two awards from the Academy of American Poets, and her work has been included or is forthcoming in numerous anthologies and journals, including Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, The Caribbean Writer, and WomenArts Quarterly Review. Most recently, she has served as guest editor for an issue of Matter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary themed around the subject of displacement and displaced peoples, presented the topic “Always a Stranger: The Poetry of Those Speaking From the Margins” at WriterHouse, taught poetry workshops as well as the course, “The Emotional Politics of Wes Anderson” at the University of Virginia, mentored high school students for the Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center, stepped up as chair of creative writing for The Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, interned with the Paris Poetry Workshop, and founded New Wanderers, a nomadic poetry collective that sponsors poets on long term traveling projects. She currently divides her time between Puerto Rico, Paris, and elsewhere, often traveling with a cardboard sign that reads “poet please help” in order to raise awareness about the challenges of making ends meet as an artist.


January 28, 2016
8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Paris Lit Up


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Paris, Ile-de-france 75020 France
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