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PLU Press @ Berkeley Books of Paris

November 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Paris Lit Up Press at Berkeley Books of Paris as we celebrate our first year of publishing activities with a multimedia presentation including American jazz poet Steve Dalachinsky as he presents Flying Home, an extraordinary artistic collaboration that features 55 original works of art by Sig Bang Schmidt and French author Sven Hansen-Løve presenting his first collection of twelve short stories, Tender Neighbors, that explore the painful isolation and droll absurdity of contemporary life including illustrations by the Italian artist Claudio Calia. We’ll also have a selection of contributors from the latest issue of Paris Lit Up Magazine. Our readers will also be accompanied by the musical stylings of Evan Laflamme throughout the evening. Whew!

About our writers:

Flying Home front coverSteve Dalachinsky is a New York poet born in 1946 in Brooklyn. His extensive work between poetry and jazz work has appeared in countless journals the world over including Big Bridge, Milk, Tribes, Unlikely Stories, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Alpha Beat Soup, The Brooklyn Review, and many more. He has been included in such anthologies as Beat IndeedThe Haiku MomentUp is Up But So is Down: NYU Downtown Literary Anthology, and the esteemed Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. His most recent poetry books include Reaching into the Unknown (2009), Insomnia Poems (2009), Invasion of the Animal People (2010), The Mantis: collected poems for Cecil Taylor 1966-2009 (2011/12), Trust Fund Babies (2012), The Veiled Doorway & St. Lucie (2012), Long Play E.P. ( 2012), and A Superintendent’s Eyes (2013). His audio CD compilations include Incomplete Direction (1999), The Bill Has Been Paid (2013) and The Fallout of Dreams (2013). His recognitions include the 2007 Josephine Miles PEN National Book Award and has also been recently nominated for a PEN Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, Steve Dalachinsky was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.

Tender-Neighbors-FRONTSven Hansen-Løve decided to focus on writing after being a DJ for more than 15 years. His writing has appeared in French in numerous magazines as well as in English, translated by Simon Rogghe and Jason Francis Mc Gimsey. He co-wrote the feature film Eden with his sister and director, Mia Hansen-Løve. Screened in over thirty countries, it was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Festival and Sundance. He is currently working on his first novel.

PLU-n3-CoverParis Lit Up Magazine n°3

Paris’ premier literary revue is back with our third issue. With a special edition foldout cover adorned with artwork by the Spanish talent María Argüelles200 full-color glossy pages filled with poetry, short stories, artwork and photography from the best names in contemporary art and literature, look no further for the finest independent, non-profit publication coming out of the City of Light today. As an added bonus, you’ll also find 16-page special contributions curated by Paris’ best reading series, Ivy Writers Paris and Poets Live. And, If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a surprise special edition of Belleville Park Pages included inside each issue.

Editors: Zorro Maplestone, Emily Ruck Keene, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe, Lauren Purlee

Guest Editors: Jennifer K. Dick (Ivy Writers Paris), Pansy Maurer-Alvarez (Poets Live), Will Cox & James Bird (Belleville Park Pages)

Contributors: Jovan Popov-Albertson · María Argüelles · David Attwooll · Michaël Batalla · Barbara Beck · Rhea Blem · Jacob Bromberg · Laynie Browne · Finola Cahill · Anne Cazaubon · Travis Cebula · Carrie Chappell · David Cooke · Malik Ameer Crumpler · Tony Curtis · Helen Cusack O’Keeffe · Jonathon Danielson · Steve Dalachinsky · Mark Daniels · Sarah Dawson · Dónall Dempsey · Jennifer K Dick · Kelly Dochy · Frank Dullaghan · Elettra Mari · Kerry Featherstone · Kit Fryatt · René Ghosh · Max Goodwin Brown · John Gosslee · Cris Hammond · Sven Hanson-Løve · Dylan Harris · Déborah Heissler · Christine Herzer · John High · Joseph Horgan · Nicholas Karavatos · Dina Khan · Zack Kittaka · Alison Koehler · Anita Olivia Koester · Elliot Koubis · Sarah Larivière · Marie de Lutz · Anni Maarit · Alex Manthei · Gary May · Marcus McCallister · Marion McCready · Jason Francis Mc Gimsey · MEP · Sayena Molaie · James Navé · Jane Ormerod · Eugene Ostashevsky · Yuko Otomo · Lars Palm · Petra Palm · Virginie Poitrasson · Paul Lobo Portugés · Amruta Prabhu · Annie Prossnitz · Lauren Purlee · Dominique Quélen · Yann Rousselot · Rosemarie Reyes · Emily Ruck Keene · Vanna Santoro · Seyar · David Sirois · Zoë Skoulding · Hugh Smith · Iana Sophia · Thomas Spencer · Emma Strangwayes-Booth · Tim Suermondt · Alex Tassot · Kevin Tosca · Tish Valles · Carol Watts · Patrick Williamson · Janice Windle · Kirby Wright · P.V. Wolseley · Liz Young · 36.15

PLU3 Launch Party_IMG_5715_webEvan Laflamme is an inspired artist, performer, producer and composer looking to continue developing his skills while collaborating with other musicians and writers. His favorite instruments to play are saxophone and guitar and he also has a few composition degrees. He considers himself a permanent student of music. Over the past year he’s parted from a full-time role as an educator in order to fully immerse in writing, producing and performing. During this time he’s catalogued and published over 50 cues for television and film, both independently and in collaboration with other producers. As a performer, he’s been featured as a saxophonist, fluter and guitarist under a couple different record labels, while continually working to expand his network with other musicians and writers. He’s also released an EP featuring work with some incredible artists. In addition to that, he’s had the privilege of producing a few projects for other friends and artists, not only around Boston but also internationally in Paris and London.


November 17, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Berkeley Books of Paris
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Paris, 75006 France
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