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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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You are Cordially Invited – PLU Pow Wow

Posted on 22 Apr 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 a PLU Pow Wow on Tuesday May 5th at 19h00. Come and bring your ideas, your projects and your thoughts on new directions and new poetic ventures. We’ll be talking about the Poetry Slam Festival, magazine, open...

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Paris Lit Up n°2 – London Launch

Posted on 14 Apr 2015 in News | 0 comments

Paris Lit Up’s double London Launch couldn’t have gone better! On Wednesday 20th we were welcomed into the loving arms of the team at Spoken, who invited us to host and perform with them. Harry Man, our featured reader, went down a storm, and our PLU published poets kicked ass too. On Thursday, the downstairs space at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden was packed out. We started with readings from the magazine (thank you to everyone who bought a copy!)...

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Call for Actors for Montmartre Dionysia IV‏

Posted on 1 Apr 2015 in Montmartre Dionysia | 0 comments

  The Montmartre Dionysia is looking for Actors. The Montmartre Dionysia is a festival of new English-language theatre that takes place twice a year in Paris. Between its open competition and its off-festival, every edition sees eight new plays performed over the course of a week. The fourth edition, Fire For Yourself To Burn, will take place from 25 – 30th of May. An open casting day will take place at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 14th April 2015, at...

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Paris Lit Up n°2 – Berlin Launch

Posted on 7 Mar 2015 in News | 0 comments

The City of Light shines in the Grey City PLU was honored to share the stage with the featured readers Alistair Noon, Rosie Allabarton and Nisha Bhakooand this week for the monthly Open Mic, Isn’t Everything Poetry?, held at Curious Fox Books. A great evening of poetry and music in Berlin’s cultural Neukölln district! Plus, Paris Lit Up Press’ publications are now officially stocked at Curious Fox Books for all our Berliner readers: Wir sind Berliners! Danke to our...

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Paris Lit Up n°2 – Berlin Launch

Posted on 7 Mar 2015 in News | Comments Off on Paris Lit Up n°2 – Berlin Launch

The City of Light shines in the Grey City PLU was honored to share the stage with the featured readers Alistair Noon, Rosie Allabarton and Nisha Bhakooand this week for the monthly Open Mic, Isn’t Everything Poetry?, held at Curious Fox Books. A great evening of poetry and music in Berlin’s cultural Neukölln district! Plus, Paris Lit Up Press’ publications are now officially stocked at Curious Fox Books for all our Berliner readers: Wir sind Berliners! Danke to our...

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Poets Live – Elizabeth Willis, Eugene Ostashevsky, Alberto Rigettini

Posted on 4 Mar 2015 in Poets Live, Video clips | 0 comments

Poets Live held another evening of poetry, courtesy of Berkeley Books of Paris. Kelly Dochy was on hand to film a few minutes of the performance for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately, one of the invited poets, Elizabeth Willis, was unable to make the evening, but both Eugene Ostashevsky and Alberto Rigettini were on hand. Lost somewhere between poetry and prose in English, Russian, Italian and Dante’s volgare, this evening was truly an amazing exhibition of linguistic acrobatics. Check it out for yourself...

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Poets Live – G. Louise Cooper & Zorro Maplestone

Posted on 12 Feb 2015 in Poets Live, Video clips | 0 comments

On Tuesday, Poets Live gathered once again at their new venue, Berkeley Books of Paris, for a special look into what acting can bring to a text, featuring G. Louise Cooper and Zorro Maplestone. The packed audience enjoyed an offering of monologues from different time periods and around the world that engaged with the natural poetics of language in innovative or confrontational ways. The particular difference between drama and poetry that Lou and Zorro will explore is the idea of the...

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