01 December 2006

DECEMBER 2006 & JANUARY 2007 readings!!!

HELLO ALL!
Sorry about the November absence, but here is December 2006 list, PACKED Poetry month before everyone skedaddles for vacation time, but don’t miss readings with:
** Upstairs at Duroc (11 Dec, launching Michelle Noteboom’s & Sandy Florian’s books!) at Berkeley Books (1st reading event in this great store!!!)
**IVY the 12th (with Vanina Maestri & Sandy Florian) at Les Voutes
**Marilyn Hacker the 5th Dec at Red Wheelbarrow
**Kerry Hardie reading from her highly recommended NOVEL the 7th at Village Voice!
**See Live Poets the 16th
**NEW: Playreading series once-a-month Mondays, 4th Dec for start!
**Don’t miss other PLAYS read via Moving Parts, the 3rd, 17th, etc.
**American Library events are back, esp in January, so stop in to see ‘em!!!
**& YOU READ 4th and 18th Dec with Kerouac Spoken Word Open Mic Nights!

Finally, don’t miss the opportunity to submit to many presses and Magazines, but most importantly to the EXCITING ANNUAL DECEMBER FICTION CONTEST and READING at/for ABBEY BOOKS—get your 2006max-length-words stories in by 9 December (see under listings by date) and then come and hear others (and maybe you?) read the 13th!!!!

FUTURE GLIMPSE: I am thrilled to mention that January will see LYN HEJINIAN with Virginie Poitrasson reading in Paris for IVY (the 30th) and for Double Change (in ile de France area), so please set your schedules for that!!!!

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List Order:
Part I: Readings (w/asterisks) & Other Events in order of date for December 2006 Part II: Writing Workshops & Courses to sign up for, listed by start date
Part III: Reviews News & New Reviews: calls for work, new books, etc!

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PART I: READINGS & EVENTS in DEC 2006 + January 2007
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*1 décembre 20h Lecture des Cahiers de la guerre à Paris A l'occasion de la parution des Cahiers de la guerre et autres textes de Marguerite Duras , Michaël Lonsdale et Agnès Sourdillon en liront des extraits le vendredi 1er décembre 2006 à 20h à Reid Hall, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris. Rés : 06 12 72 55 36 Participation aux frais : 10 euros, étudiants 5 euros (caisse ouverte à partir de 19h15 à la librairie Tschann, 125 Bd du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris)
www.textes-et-voix.asso.fr

1st Dec--Nutcracker in a Nutshell – A Dance Workshop for Kids 5+ AT : American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d'Alma Bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87 and 92 For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 ; e-mail communication@americanlibraryinparis.org www.americanlibraryinparis.org

1 DEC-21h30 - 2h Elvis homage eve : , with DJ Whistle Punk who vous fait vivre l'instant magique de ce jour-là à Memphis en vous offrant aussila possibilité de renifler tous les ingrédients de la jambalaya musicale de laquelle ce moment est sorti. Venez goûter l'histoire du rock n roll. Vous ferez votre mère fière de vous ! AT : Mange Disque, 58 rue de la fontaine au roi, Metro: Goncourt Co-sponsored by www.TakeOnParis.com

2nd Dec--Janet McDonald – Project Girl for Teens 12+ AT : American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d'Alma Bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87 and 92 For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 ; e-mail communication@americanlibraryinparis.org www.americanlibraryinparis.org

*3rd Dec at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a play by Kenneth Hickey "The Rose" AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris Metro: Tuileries www.scamparis.com or movingparts@wanadoo.fr for mailings + Info with StephanieCampion on : 06 14 67 18 58

**3 Dec 18h30. Thirza Vallois, Author, Expert On Paris reads & discusses: Paris: Contradictions, Myths, Charm with PARIS SOIREES. A unique opportunity to hear author Thirza Vallois at the Galerie Vivienne as this week we will discover the second arrondisement together. We will meet in the famous, histoirc, enclosed arcade: Galerie Vivienne (near the Bourse). Our dinner will take place at art gallery: Galerie Martine Moisan inside the enclosed arcade. For directions, email Patricia or call her (details listed below). The entrance to Galerie Vivienne is at 5 rue de La Banque. Other Paris soirees this month: + 10, 17, 24, 31 Dec! PARIS SOIREES take place every Sunday and Wednesday evening with cocktails, dinner and discussion, many with writers and artists, others for business encounters. Contact to get on listing: Patricia Laplante-Collins, 13, rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris, France, Tel: (33) 1 43 26 12 88 Email: parissoirees@hotmail.com or see their site ! http://www.parissoirees.com

Jusqu'au 3 décembre : Exposition de photos d'HÉLÈNE EPAUD, "Tamponnées". "Une série étonnante et colorée, l'exploration d'un objet féminin et inattendu. Tout ce qui coupe, fend, coud est là, tout ce qui maquille aussi : un défilé de peits dandys fin prêts pour la parade en s'amusant au catalogue des vanités". C'est drôle et poétique, surprenant. Une exposition sélectionnée pour le Mois de la Photo-Off. Hélène Epaud est présente tous les dimanches aux heures d'ouverture de la librairie. à la librairie Violette and Co 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/

***4 Dec—7:30pm. Remember the play readings in English at the Café de Flore? See them in a different guise and at a NEW VENUE venue starting Monday December 4th. The readings are going to kick off with Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler". Next: Readings to be held every first Monday of the month (except January 8th 2007) & Peggy Smithheart and Damian Corcoran are keen to hear from actors interested in performing in these rehearsed readings as well as potential directors to cast and rehearse selected plays. AT: Le Pavé d'Orsay, 48 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, Metro Rue du Bac. You can contact Peggy on 0664350561 or Damian on 0613213658

*4th Dec—from 9pm ON! Kerouac open mic poetry COME AND Read YOUR writing! Monday Kerouac - fortnightly spoken word open mic poetry night. Poets wanted for downstairs backroom to burn burn burn like fabulous Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars... Organized by David Barnes. Underground AT: The Lizard Lounge, 18 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, Metro Hotel de Ville. Go downstairs, then to the left roung the corner into the back room past the middle room.Free.

*4 décembre 19h : Christine Montalbetti à propos de Samuel Beckett Soirée "Beckett/permanence" organisée par la Maison des écrivains et New York University. Présentation, par Sylvie Gouttebaron et Tom Bishop. Lecture, par Marie-France Pisier. Conférence "Le voisin de zéro", par Hélène Cixous. Dialogue avec Christine Montalbetti ( Western ) et Pierre Parlant. Lecture, par Michael Lonsdale. à la Sorbonne, amphithéâtre Richelieu, 17 rue de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris.

**5 dec 19h--Marilyn Hacker, lecture & signature of ESSAYS ON DEPARTURE, New and Selected Poems, 1980-2005, Carcanet Press, 2006. Marilyn is familiar to most of you, but for anyone who is not familiar with her writing, she is the author of over a half-dozen collections of poetry as well as the translator from the French of a collection of short stories by Vénus Khory-Gata and poetry by numerous French and francophone authors, including numerous collections by Claire Malroux. Samples of her work can be spotted online to give you a hint of what pleasures await you at this reading!!!! AT: Red Wheelbarrow, 22 rue St-Paul, metro St-Paul, Bastille or Sully-Morland.

**5 décembre 2006 à 19h30 : L'Ecole nationale supérieure de création industrielle Emmanuel Fessy, directeur et la Maison des écrivains présentent : translations #1 lectures sonorisées AVEC : Emmanuel Adely : édition limitée, Jérôme Mauche : l’atelier des anciens et avec les élèves du studio son de Roland Cahen David Hanriot-Colin - Jane Park - Alessia Genova - Svetlana Bogomolova, Benjamin WULF - Aurélie Eckenschwiller – Christophe Dubois - Géraldine de Beco. translations est une résidence d’écrivains menée au sein de l'E.N.S.C.I. / Les Ateliers en collaboration avec le programme « Le Temps des écrivains à l’Université et dans les grandes écoles » de la Maison des écrivains AT : Ensci/Les Ateliers : 48 rue Saint-Sabin 75011 Paris 01 49 23 12 57 - 06 64 91 85 12 Métro : Bréguet-Sabin

**5 déc 20h30 : Charles Juliet à la Maison de la Poésie A l'occasion de la parution de L'Opulence de la nuit et de la mise en scène de Lambeaux , rencontre avec Charles Juliet à la Maison de la Poésie de Paris dans la salle Pierre-Seghers. Lectures conversation ; rencontre. Entrée libre
Réservation indispensable au 01 44 54 52 00 Maison de la Poésie de Paris, Passage Molière 157 rue St Martin 75003 PARIS www.maisondelapoesieparis.com

6 décembre à 19h : Vernissage de l'exposition de photos de CHRISTELLE VINCENT-POUPIN : "Près de moi". A travers trois séries, cette exposition explore la relation à l'être aimé dans sa dimension intime. (exposition jusqu'au 31 décembre) à la librairie Violette and Co 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/

6 Dec 18h30. + 13, 20, 27 Dec: PARIS SOIREES take place every Sunday and Wednesday evening with cocktails, dinner and discussion, many with writers and artists, others for business encounters. Contact to get on listing: Patricia Laplante-Collins,13, rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris, France, Tel: (33) 1 43 26 12 88 Email: parissoirees@hotmail.com or see their site ! http://www.parissoirees.com

**7th Dec at 7 pm The Irish poet and novelist Kerry Hardie presents her new novel The Bird Woman A gripping and engrossing novel about the Troubles in Ireland, a novel which tells the story of a woman torn between two cultures and even two countries, Northern Ireland, her native country and The Republic of Ireland, her adopted one.It is also a novel about the evolution of Ireland on both sides of what was once a bloody border and what has now become almost a symbolic one.It is also a story about love, commitment to art and a subtle examination of a woman's healing gift.' The Bird Woman is a haunting, richly observed, beautifully written novel about a highly contemporary dilemna' AT: The Village Voice Bookshop, 6 rue Princesse 75006 Paris. M° Mabillon/St Germain des Pres. Tel. : 01 46 33 36 47 www.villagevoicebookshop.com

**7 déc à 21h30 Follow your listening at Village Voice with some Poetry & Jazz (in English, French, etc)! An Evening of Poetry and Jazz at the Swan Bar Poet Heather Hartley and the Chris McDonald Quartet will perform poems by Boris Vian, Jessica Care Moore, Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, as well as original works. Jazz and poetry at the Swan Bar, 165, boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris 75006 Métro Vavin, Raspail, Port Royal. Entree 10 euros. AT: Swan Bar, 165, boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Métro Vavin, Raspail, Port Royal(conso obligatoire)'la musique de jazz, c'est une insouciance accélérée . . .'Francoise Sagan

**7 decembre à 19h, Lecture au Musée Zadkine : Albane Prouvost Albane Prouvost est l’auteur du recueil Ne tirez pas camarades, Unes, 1995.En écho à sa démarche où la rigueur poétique s’allie au lyrisme, Albane Prouvost a choisi aussi de lire des textes de Victor Chlovski, Nadjeda Mandelstam et Svetlana Alexievitch, autant de vie et d’écriture qui s’inscrivent dans l’histoire tragique de l’Union soviétique.Victor Chlovski fut membre du groupe des formalistes russes. Proche des futuristes, il est aussi l’auteur d’essais Théorie de la prose, Résurrection du mot comme de romans Zoo, Voyage sentimental, La Marche du cheval.Nadjeda Mandelstam (1899-1980) fut l’épouse du poète Ossip Mandelstam, et comme lui, persécutée par le régime stalinien. On lui doit, outre des correspondances avec Chamalov ou Soljenitsyne, une trilogie autobiographique : Contre tout espoir. Svetlana Alexievitch (1948) est journaliste et écrivain. Son livre le plus fameux est Les cercueils de zinc (1989) consacré à l’invasion soviétique de l’Afghanistan. Elle est aussi l’auteur d’une enquête à propos de Tchernobyl La Supplication (1998).Entrée libre AT : Musée Zadkine 100 bis rue d’Assas 76006 Paris Tél : 01 55 42 77 20 Fax : 01 40 46 84 27 http://paris.fr/musees/zadkine M Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Vavin RER B Port-Royal Bus 38, 82, 83, 91

**7 déc 18h et 20h : Liliane Giraudon à Paris A l'occasion d'une soirée en hommage de Robert Walser intitulée « Mon Walser et moi » qui aura lieu au Centre Culturel Suisse le jeudi 7 décembre 2006 à partir de 18h, l'actrice Myrto Procopiou lira Mon Walser de Liliane Giraudon .
A 20h, Liliane Giraudon (Greffe de spectres ) participera à une table ronde en compagnie de Jurg Amann, Pierre Assouline, Fleur Jaeggy, Antonin Moeri et Enrique Vila-Matas. Salle de spectacle/entrée libre AT : Centre Culturel Suisse, 32 et 38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75003 Paris. Tel : 01 42 71 44 50

**7 déc à 18 h 30 IN MARSEILLE : Autres et Pareils présente Le Mot et le Reste exposition : Yves Jolivet + lecture : Joseph Mouton, Olivier Domerg AT : Librairie-Galerie Katia Imbernon, Unité d'habitation Le Corbusier - 280 bd Michelet, Le Corbusier - 3ème rue - Marseille

8, 15, 22 Dec--6:30 PM Meetings every Friday! PARIS POETRY CIRCLE. 15th year and still going strong! Around biscuits and tea, we read and discuss poems, the best we know or can find. Some of us write and these receive special attention. Anything goes, but ideally we want to read true, sweet, serious poems that take us forward, help us understand. Intelligent conversation, some fellowship, no showing off… it’s a good way to spend a Friday evening in this dry world. Come and join us, but please ring before to let us know! You don’t have to talk or bring poems. AT: 65 rue Pascal, 75013 PARIS Métro: LES GOBELINS or GLACIÈRE chez Dr. NAGPAL, in a pretty courtyard, ground floor left. Plaque to indicate. Tel: 01.47.07.55.28 Email: nagpal@nip.com.fr

**8 décembre à 19h : Rencontre avec CLÉMENTINE AUTAIN et ANNE DELABRE pour la parution de Clémentine Autain, portrait (Danger Public). "Je mesure mes handicaps : je suis jeune, je suis femme et je suis blonde." Adjointe à la jeunesse du Maire de Paris, Clémentine Autain désire incarner la relève politique et représenter une jeunesse en révolte. Un portrait étonnant dressé par Anne Delabre, journaliste, qui a aussi publié Paris Gayment (Parigramme). à la librairie Violette and Co 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/

9 Dec: Submission DEADLINE! 7:00 pm, by post or hand to Abbey Bookshop, 29, rue de la Parcheminerie 75005 Paris (RER B/C/M4) St Michel (M10) Cluny la Sorbonne. 5th Annual Abbey Bookshop Short Story contest! Good Luck! The contest is open to anyone! Even though the contest is just before Christmas, there is no particular designated theme, we only ask that the story not be inappropriate for reading at the Christmas party. Conditions: English or French or combo of both. Max 2006 words. 1 submission per person. Story not previously published b/c winner agrees to allow Abbey Bookshop/ Canadian Club 1st publication of story. INCLUDE: Cover page w: 1) writer’s name, 2) address 3) tel. numbers + 4) Title of the story. NOTE: the author’s name must not appear on the story itself. 2 judges review submissions, pick a winner, & select other entries to be read Dec 14th. The author of winning story + people’s choice prize on night of reading will be awarded a 100e gift certificate to Abbey Bookshop!

9 Dec 3:00pm-6:00pm Booksigning with David Downie and Alison Harris! Join David Downie and Alison Harris as they share their 10-year journey in creating Paris, Paris, Journey into the City of Light, a collection of thirty essays by Downie, accompanied by thirty b&w photos by Alison. These evocative, original reflections on the Paris Downie has called home for 20 years offer a fresh view - and memorable insights - into the City of Light for newcomers, visitors and long-time residents alike. Be sure to ask Downie and Harris about their decade-long adventure walking across France to the Pyrenees, primarily on old pilgrimage routes! AT: Red Wheelbarrow, 22 rue St-Paul, metro St-Paul, Bastille or Sully-Morland.

9th Dec—19h30 (?) Clotilde Noblet On The Brooklyn Bridge – meet the photographer AT : American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d'Alma Bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87 and 92 For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 ; e-mail communication@americanlibraryinparis.org www.americanlibraryinparis.org

**10 Dec 4-6PM: A PARIS LITERARY SALON at Brentanos: Terrance Gelenter, founder/director of Paris Through Expatriate Eyes welcomes the author of LE DIVORCE and INTO A PARIS QUARTIER, the doyenne of expat letters, Diane Johnson and John Baxter, author of WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS for an informal Paris lovefest. Everything you ever wanted to know about Paris: where to shop, eat and sleep and what books to read from the thousands that have been written about her. Raffles of Paris-related goodies! So join us as we toast the City of Light. Seating is limited so please reserve early: Brentanos 01-4261-5250 or via email: Terrance@paris-expat.com Paris Through Expatriate Eyes The Ultimate Destination for All Things Parisian http://www.paris-expat.com AT : Brentanos, 37 Avenue de l'Opera, metro Pyramides.


***11 Dec--7 PM Berkeley Books of Paris and the Wice literary journal Upstairs at Duroc invite you to a reading by poets Michelle Noteboom and Sandy Florian. We will also be celebrating the Paris launch of both poets' first books. Michelle Noteboom won the 2006 Heartland Poetry Prize for her book Edging (Cracked Slab Books). Other work has appeared in Verse, Fence, Boston Review, Sentence, Columbia Review, and Gargoyle, among others. She's lived mainly in Paris since 1991, where she co-curates the Ivy Writers Reading Series, works as a freelance translator in the French audiovisual industry, and translates poetry. Sandy Florian earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Brown University, where she was the recipient of the Francis Mason Harris Award for the best manuscript by a woman. She also won the New Voices Sudden Fiction prize for 2003. She is is currently a doctoral candidate at the U of Denver. Her first book, Telescope, is published by Action Books, and a chapbook 32 Pedals and 47 Stops is forthcoming with Tarpaulin Sky Press. Her poetry and prose have appeared in national and international journals such as Bombay Gin, Versal, elimae, La Petite Zine and Gargoyle, among others. She will be reading 12 Dec as well, alongside French poet Vanina Maestri. AT: Berkeley Books of Paris, 8 rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, Metro Odeon.

**11th Dec 7pm: Reading at Shakespeare & Co by Charles Glass: reading from and signing copies of The Northern Front: A Wartime Diary and Alexandre Najjar reading from and signing copies of The School of War. GLASS was Chief Middle East Correspondent of ABC News from 1983 to 1998. In 1987, while writing his book Tribes with Flags, Hizbullah kidnapped him in Lebanon and held him until he escaped two months later. He is also the author of Money for Old Rope and The Tribes Triumphant. He writes regularly for The London Review of Books and The Independent. Najjar was born in Lebanon in 1967. He is considered to be one of the best Lebanese novelists of his generation, and has won many prizes, among them the Bourse de l’Ecrivain from the Fondation Hachette, the Prix de Poésie de la Ville de Paris, the Prix du Palais Littéraire, the Prix Littéraire de l’Asie, the France-Liban Prize and, most recently, the Amsterdam Prize. He is a lawyer and a literary critic, and lives in Paris and Beirut. AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. www.shakespeareco.org

**12 Dec at 7PM. IVY WRITERS with VANINA MAESTRI and SANDY FLORIAN. Venez écouter ces 2 poètes en anglais et en français!!! BIOS : Sandy Florian, author of Telescope (Action Books, 2006) and a forthcoming chapbook 32 Pedals and 47 Stops (Tarpaulin Sky Press), completed her MFA at Brown University, where she received the Francis Mason Harris Award for the best manuscript by a woman. Winner of the New Voices Sudden Fiction prize, 2003, she is is currently a Univ of Denver PhD candidate. Her poetry and prose have appeared in national and international journals such as Bombay Gin, Versal, elimae, La Petite Zine and Gargoyle,etc. She reads in Paris 11 Dec as well, alongside Michelle Noteboom. Vanina Maestri, is the author of Suppression des données (1999—ouvrage collectif), Vie et aventures de Norton (2002), and MOBILES (2005) all chez Al Dante publishers. She is known for her visuel work on the page as well as duo sound poetry performances. Maestri’s poems have also appeared in many reviews, such as Java, Fin, etc. IVY READING AT: Les Voutes St Honore, 99/101 rue St Honore, 75001 Paris, France. Metro: Louvre Rivoli. ivywritersparis@yahoo.com co-curated by Michelle Noteboom & Jennifer K Dick. Followed by a free Jazz concert! (FYI: January’s IVY event will be Lyn Hejinian, 30 Jan. 2007 with translations read by Virginie Poitrasson.)

**12 Dec :7pm at LOZERE : Dans le cadre des soirees autour de la poesie, Jen Bervin, poete et artiste plasticienne, propose une rencontre avec les eleves et les enseignants du departement le mardi 12 decembre 2006 de 18h a 19h30 dans l'amphi Becquerel. Elle presentera son oeuvre (en anglais), puis invitera les eleves a lire leurs propres poemes. J'espere que vous pourrez vous joindre a nous. note sur Jen Bervin: Jen Bervin est née en 1972. Poète et artiste plasticienne, elle enseigne à New York University. On compte parmi ses livres : A Non-Breaking Space (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2005), Nets (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2004), et Under What Is not Under (2001).

***13 Dec--8:00pm. Reading of Submissions and Awards evening at the Abbey Bookshop The attendees of the evening will have an opportunity to choose their favourite story: the author of this story, along with the author of the Judges’ selection, will be awarded a 100 euro gift certificate to the Abbey Bookshop, a nice pre-Christmas present. AT: the Abbey Bookshop, 29, rue de la Parcheminerie 75005 Paris (RER B/C/M4) St Michel (M10) Cluny la Sorbonne.

**15 décembre à 19h : Rencontre avec ILANA LÖWY sur son essai L'emprise du genre (La Dispute). Avec pour sous-titre Masculinité, féminité, inégalité, cet essai s'attache à comprendre comment la discrimination des sexes se reproduit dans les sociétés modernes. AT : la librairie Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/

** 16 Dec—9pm. LIVE PPOETS SOCIETY presents Damien Lennon from the UK with 2 other poets (TBA) Hope to see you there! Live Poets is the longest reading series in Paris, hosted by John Kliphan. AT: The Highlander Pub, 8 rue de Nevers, 75006 Paris, M°: Odeon, St Michel or Pont Neuf (plus a bridge crossing) Pub is under the archway. 5e entry.

16th Dec--ALP Holiday Party - for member families and kids 5+ AT : American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d'Alma Bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87 and 92 For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 ; e-mail communication@americanlibraryinparis.org www.americanlibraryinparis.org

*17th Dec at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a play by Andrew MacIntyre "The Place Won't Be The Same Without You" AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris Metro: Tuileries www.scamparis.com or movingparts@wanadoo.fr
for mailings + Info with Stephanie Campion on : 06 14 67 18 58

*18 Dec—7pm SHAKESPEARE & CO reading features A.F. Harrold and Melanie Challenger. Bio: A.F. Harrold is an English poet who works in both serious and silly veins. On the straight side he’s been compared with Liverpool poet Brian Patten, and on the performance side he’s something between John Hegley, John Cooper Clarke and Pam Ayres. He’s performed at Cheltenham Literature Festival, Reading Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, WOMAD, the Latitude Festival, the Camden Fringe, the Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word (Vancouver) among other places, and is regularly seen in poetry slams across the UK (he was a guest in 2005 at the Copenhagen Slam) and occasionally wins. He’s appeared on BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and BBC7 and is quite funny. AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. www.shakespeareco.org

***18 Dec—The Keroac Spoken word OPEN MIKE run by David Barnes at LIZARD LOUNGE invites British poet AF Harrold (see Sh&Co for further info on him!) to read as a feature to kick off the evening with YOU! Who is Harrold? See: http://uk.geocities.com/afharrold75/ The rest of the night is for YOU: Read YOUR writing! Poets wanted for downstairs backroom to burn burn burn like fabulous Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. Underground AT: The Lizard Lounge, 18 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, Metro Hotel de Ville. Go downstairs, then to the left round the corner into the back room past the middle room. Free!

*18 December Lay-down Date: VAN GOGH’S EAR: THE CELEBRITY EDITION, Edited, with introduction by Ian Ayres, Publisher: French Connection, First Edition, Illustrated, Format: Softcover, RRP: $19US, 280 pages, 0.14 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches, 24 illus., Genre: Anthology, ISBN 2-914853-07-6, Around the World in the English Language: a series of simultaneous date readings to launch the issue today. For info on the event close to you: http://www.frenchcx.com/index_en.html Next issue will be on LOVE, edited by Dawn Michelle Baude.



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PART II: CLASSES :
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For forthcoming SALONS discussing literature-- check in with Toby for topics for January & February 2007 schedules, & please send an email to receive the final Salon schedule to Toby Brothers at: literarysalon@wanadoo.fr

Other Writers' Group Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th Dec BUT NOT THE 23rd!! 3-5pm: Meets upstairs at Shakespeare & Co. An informal, friendly place to get feedback on your creative writing. (Poetry or prose.) Bring something of your own & 5 copies. Or just come to listen & give your reaction – what worked, what didn’t, what moved you, what made you feel "yes, that’s just how it is…" " Any healthy man can go without food for two days, but not without poetry." - Charles Baudelaire AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. www.shakespeareco.org Also meets on Saturdays in January 2007 !!!!
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PART III: News REVIEWS and reviews NEWS
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NEW POETRY PRESS: Counterpath, bringing some of its writers to Paris next June, invites you to take a look at their website, read about their first FOUR collections of poetry soon to come out, and you may even check into ordering copies or submitting when they next call for work! SO, check out their new and newly updated website - with a guest-edited web journal (by Nancy Kuhl) and web gallery. Counterpath Press Publishers :Julie Carr and Tim Roberts. www.counterpathpress.org

SUBMIT!: GREEN MOUNTAINS REVIEW: 20TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE Literature of the American Apocalypse Green Mountains Review seeks poems, stories, and essays for our 20th anniversary double-issue on Literature of the American Apocalypse. Send literature, darkly comic or deadly serious, that centers on American dread, inspired by everything from the current Administration’s war on terror and war on privacy, to continuing threats of environmental degradation, nuclear annihilation, world-ravaging disease, corruptions of culture and language, takeover by clones and computers, natural disasters that some say are caused by global warming and others say are acts of an angry god, or whatever else can be imagined by an end-of-days mind. We will read submissions for this special issue until March 2007, with a projected publication date of May/June 2007. Payment: $20/page. Send submissions to Neil Shepard, 2051 Clay Hill, Johnson, VT 05656

SUBMIT critical work FOR: Autobiography and the Body: We are seeking essay abstracts for a proposed anthology of essays on any aspect of the role of the body in autobiography. In recent criticism of autobiography, the body has once again becoming central to discursive constructions of the self. The time is ripe for an essay collection on the significance, or insignificance, of the body in autobiography. Possible subjects include, but certainly are not limited to, classic autobiographies, slave narratives, women’s autobiography, the autobiography of disability and disease, autobiography and neurobiology, or autobiography and the body as racial signifier.Please submit electronically abstracts of no more than 750 words along with a brief CV to Dr. Christopher Stuart of the University of TN at Chattanooga at (or for more info: ) by January 1st, 2007.

READ--NOW OUT : Pick up a copy of « Bureau vertical / Onze pour Table” de Martin Richet (poète français et traducteur d’anglais), dessin de Philippe Hélénon (expo récent : Galerie Artcore / Johan Tamer-Morael, 40 rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris, tel : 01 47 03 09 60 www.artcore.fr.) 8€, frais de port compris Adressez votre commande accompagnée de votre règlement par chèque à l'ordre de : Les Cahiers de la Seine, 183 rue Lecourbe, 75015 Paris

SUBMIT NOW!!!: 1913 Press announces NEW Deadlines for its two contests: The 1913 Prize: NEW Deadline is January 13, 2007 The Rozanova Prize: NEW Deadline is March 13, 2007 http://journal1913.org/prizes.html The 1913 Prize: for a selection (series/sequence) of work (25 pages max.) to be featured in 1913 a journal of forms with a critical introduction. (Submissions may be verbal, visual, or any combination.) Prize includes $100 + 2 copies of the journal. Entry fee: $10 ALL entrants will receive a copy of the journal. The Rozanova Prize: for a book-length work (Submissions may be verbal, visual, and/or collaborative.) Prize includes publication by 1913 Press, standard royalties, and 25 copies of the book.Entry fee: $20 ALL entrants will receive a copy of the winning book.

SUBMIT: to Atlanta Review will be publishing a special edition with a focus on German Poetry, forthcoming in 2008. As guest editor Mark Terrill will be looking for English translations of contemporary German poetry (preferably living poets), from middle-of-the-mainstream to outer-avant-garde. Send up to five translations, with originals, bio info, and permission to translate from poet or publisher, to Mark Terrill, Hafenstraße 37, 25712 Burg, Germany. Please include an email address for notification; manuscripts will not be returned. Or send as an e-mail with the poems pasted into the text. No attachments please. Deadline is June 31, 2007. Payment will be two contributors copies and author's discounts on extra copies and subscriptions.

PURCHASE & READ: a little bilingual livret that just came out by American in Paris author Roman Payne in its"1st Paris Edition" of an exclusive 100 copies. Some info on Roman and the chapbook at his site: http://www.romanpayne.com/news-items/08-06_paris-ed-basementtrains.htm
READ!: Press Lorentz announces the publication of Shin Yu Pai's "Love Hotel Poems" in a limited edition handbound artist's book. Included bound into this volume is also the work of Chicago book artist Ray Martin. Books will be available directly from the publisher at the Press Lorentz website and can be purchased with either check or credit card. (The book hasn't yet been added to the website, but you may contact the publisher via the website/email to place an order). View photos of the book here: http://makura-no-soshi.blogspot.com/2006/09/new-book.html#comments and purchase from www.presslorentz.com Shin Yu Pai will be in Paris this spring, so watch for opportunities to hear her read!!!

SUBMIT SHORT CRITICAL WORKS to: The St. John's University Humanities Review is seeking well written articles between 8-15 double spaced pages for publication in the journal. We are seeking papers with a wide range of topics and are especially looking for very specific topics that have not been written about extensively already. Contemporary allusions appreciated. Please email submissions to SJUHumanities@Gmail.com.

LIRE!:: Le numéro 9 de la revue Siècle 21 vient de paraître : il y est en particulier question des Littératures francophone et anglophone du Canada, de l’eau et de la peur. Née fin 2002, la revue Siècle 21 (semestrielle, 140/160 pages) "se fixe comme but d'aborder les grandes questions de société et les littératures mondiales à travers la vision des écrivains de tous les pays et de tous les temps" (éditorial du N° 1). Elle publie des textes littéraires français et étrangers, le plus souvent contemporains. Sont privilégiés les inédits ou les traductions en français inédites.

READ, SUBSCRIBE, SUBMIT!: "Bordercrossing Berlin | The English Language Literary Magazine". The debut issue of this beautifully-made, illustrated, 172-page publication brings for the first time to the attention of an interested German readership, as well as to the English speaking expat population, Berlin’s importance as a hot-bed of English language literary talent at the beginning of the 21st century. Publishing new prose, poetry and drama from Berlin-based authors and introducing Anglophone writers from the European continent, new art, interviews and articles on literature and translation, "Bordercrossing Berlin" is already creating waves in Berlin and beyond: bringing together the scene here and providing a point of connection to the Anglophone literary scenes in other European countries. You can order a copy by visiting our website at http://www.bordercrossing-berlin.de/BM.php

SUBMIT to: TUPELO PRESS SNOWBOUND SERIES 2007 Chapbook Prize. Now taking submissions. Winner receives: $1000 cash prize and 50 copies of their book. Manuscripts are judged anonymously, Tupelo Press will consider all finalists for publication Entries must be postmarked between December 1, 2006 and February 15, 2007 Full Guidelines can be found on https://www.tupelopress.org/snow.shtml

READ/SUBMIT: Greetings from Amsterdam! Versal v.4 is on the shelves of the lovely Paris-local The Red Wheelbarrow! Contributors have included Helen Degen Cohen, Russell Edson, Marilyn Hacker, Joanna Klink, Claire Potter, Aleida Rodríguez, Matthew Rose, and Naomi Shihab Nye. Accepting submissions for Versal v.V until January 15. Check website for submission details: http://versal.wordsinhere.com.

Writers and bloggers wanted for a new Paris guidebook and website with a "sex and the city" mood to it. We are particularly looking for female writers from North America willing to write about their French dating experiences, the best places to meet eligible French bachelors, and any other tips for female visitors who want to let their hair down in the City of Light! Email naughtyparis@gmail.com letting us know why you'd be the perfect contributor to this guide and blog.

C.S. Lewis said, "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."

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