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PLU Press @ Berkeley Books of Paris

Posted on 10 Nov 2015 in News | 0 comments

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...

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PLU Meeting – Speak up, speak out!

Posted on 10 Nov 2015 in News | 0 comments

Since its inception, Paris Lit Up has always aimed to create shared spaces where literary and creative energies can interact and produce synergies. Community, transparency and open communication are our fundamental working principles. In this spirit, we’d like to invite everyone to join us for our annual PLU brainstorming apéro on Tuesday, November 24th at 19h00 at the Maison des Associations du 11ème (8 Rue du Général Renault, 75011 Paris). Bring your ideas, your projects and your thoughts on new directions and new poetic ventures....

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Paris Lit Up n°3 – Amsterdam Launch with VERSO

Posted on 27 Sep 2015 in News | 0 comments

Paris Lit Up is proud to collaborate with Editor Anna Arov as  season 2 of Amsterdam’s live literary journal premieres with American poet Jenny Drai, Rob van de Berg’s robotic plants, and a live review of Paris Lit Up Magazine n°3. If you couldn’t make the Paris Launch Party, here’s your chance to catch us up in the cold regions of the north. …and if you didn’t catch us, here’s our performance caught on video by Melissa Clausse.  ...

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Writing Revolution

Posted on 25 Sep 2015 in News | 0 comments

Here we are: year three of the Paris Writing Revolution. Sure, you could say that there is nothing revolutionary about throwing a magazine launch party but it isn’t what we’re doing, it’s how we’re doing it. Here in Paris writers, poets, musicians and artists from all corners of life are chipping in to create an event that crosses national borders, disciplinary lines and the (sometimes difficult) limits of our own egos to form a free and synergetic community of...

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PLU Magazine n°3 Launch Party

Posted on 31 Aug 2015 in Belleville Park Pages, Ivy Writers, News, Poets Live | 0 comments

It’s time to celebrate! Back for the 3rd edition of our annual Paris Lit Up Magazine Launch Party, we’re bringing you a whole day – and a long night – of poetry, art, music, dance, food and fun! Entry is FREE!  Hosted at Paris’ premier alternative space La Petite Maison and in collaboration with the global event 100 Thousand Poets for Change, we’ll be featuring the French post-rock group Aymé along with some barebones rhythm & blues by The Bowling...

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PLU Summer Reading Clear-out Sale

Posted on 3 Aug 2015 in News | 0 comments

Summer is the time for reading. Starting today until the end of the month, Paris Lit Up Press is offering a special summer discount on all our books! Grab a copy to take to the beach and help us make space for our upcoming publications including Paris Lit Up Magazine issue n°3, Tender Neighbors, a collection of short stories by Sven Hansen-Løve and the award-winning volume of PLU Shorts 2015 Contest winners. With the best contemporary Parisian writers and rock-bottom international...

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Anna Polonyi wins PLU Shorts 2015

Posted on 7 Jun 2015 in News | 0 comments

Anna Polonyi, a Paris-based writer, was announced the winner of PLU’s first ever short story competition yesterday as a part of the International Poetry Festival. Along with the publication of her short story, Tschagguns, Anna will also be awarded the grand prize of 1000€. Four other finalists and a special mention were selected, all of whom will be included in an anthology to be published by Paris Lit Up Press later this year. Finalists The Hedgeman – Karen Palmer Summer...

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PLU Shorts – And the winner is…

Posted on 5 Jun 2015 in News | 0 comments

Tomorrow afternoon, at Culture Rapide (103 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris – métro Belleville), we’ll be publicly announcing the 1000€ winner of PLU shorts and the 4 finalists at 17h30, along with readings from Carl Watson (internationally renowned author), Yann Rousselot (launching his first collection Dawn of the Algorithm) and Ethan Northey (our 2015 slam champion). Come find out which five stories from the shortlist here below were selected and who wrote them. See you there! Vitæ Rina The Interior...

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Grand Slam International Poetry Festival 2015

Posted on 27 May 2015 in News | 0 comments

Paris Lit Up in collaboration with Slam Productions proudly present: Grand Slam International Poetry Festival 2015 featuring Carl Watson & Yann Rousselot Join us this year for one full week of national and international slam poetry competitions. Over 100 poets from around the world will converge on Belleville and compete for both the World Cup of Slam as well as the French National Grand Slam titles. In addition, numerous events and readings will take place throughout the week. Paris Lit Up...

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PLU interview with Hazel Manuel

Posted on 4 May 2015 in News | 0 comments

By Amruta Prabhu On a cold, rainy evening I headed to the literal and figurative warmth of a tiny Indian restaurant tucked away in one of the by lanes of Rue du Faubourg St. Denis in the Indian quarter of Paris to interview Hazel Manuel, an upcoming writer whose last novel ‘Kanyakumari’ – published by Cinnamon Press – is set in India. Intrigued by the perspective of a foreigner on my home country, I engaged her in a chat...

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PLU Shorts Shortlist Winners!

Posted on 3 May 2015 in News | 0 comments

Over the last month or so, the PLU staff has been hard at work reading your submissions to our first ever Short Story Contest. We’ve all been more than impressed by your creativity, prowess and diversity: thank you to everyone who sent us something and for supporting our non-profit, independent press! Although it was an arduous task narrowing it down, we’ve chosen the top 20 submissions to be judged by our esteemed novelist, Shannon Cain. To keep things as fair as possible, we’re...

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Paris Lit Up n°2 Italy Launch

Posted on 22 Apr 2015 in News | 0 comments

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in this extraordinary event: the open mic performers Leonida, Alessandro, Franco and Jordan, the poets Marco Scarpa, Alessandra Conte, Francesco Targhetta, Alessandra Trevisan, Jovan Albertson, Lauren Perlee, Sven Hansen-Löve, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey, the artists Claudio Calia and 36.15, the jazz duo Perin-Clemente, the Grimoon, all the volunteers from Association Voyager and of course Ca’ Bruzzo Organic Vineyards for hosting us. Thank you! Here below you can get a glimpse of what...

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