11 September 2006

SEPTEMBER 2006 readings in PARIS!!!!!!

started with a computer glitch (well, DEATH), & so MUCH info has been lost, this list is late & many may not receive it as emails are in the depths of the now-defunct computer! A “system default” in the motherboard of my relatively new, but no longer under warrantee (just) HP zt3000 in case anyone wants to be wary!!!! (or in case HP wants to help me out!!!) Anyway, if your listing is not here, I sincerely apologize.

However, I have recovered some & think that it would be best to let you know of some GREAT READINGS this SEPT:
--Don’t miss our local fave, JAKE LAMAR TOMORROW NIGHT at Vil Voice;
--LIVE POETS with Lisa Pasold, Heather Heartley & Joe Ross the 19th
--ZADKINE events start the 27th
--Paris Soirees has a new site up & informing
--See Courses starting this month in writing; film, etc at WICE & with David & his VERY DEVOTED (you know, this guy runs a year-round non-stop workshop & for FREE? Get into that generosity & energy at Shakespeare & Co on Saturdays!)
--& the FESTIVAL AMERICA is hosting 55 authors from North America from 29 Sept to 1 Oct, so catch some of those readings & talks!!!

SEE FLORENCE TROCME’s list for much much MORE happening in FRENCH all over FRANCE, as well as texts on poetry, poems in translation, etc etc--her site is THE must see site for any writer living here!!! Agenda of events at: http://poezibao.typepad.com/poezibao/agenda/index.html

And don’t forget to check out this months ENORMOUS calls for work—book, chapbook, magazine and plays all sought, + more in SECTION III!

Best, & have a great fall!
Jen (http://fr.f610.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=fragment78@aol.com to get on list, drop, change emails or send me info for Oct & Nov 2006, this Oct selection is just a taster)

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

du 09.Sept au 14.Oct.2006 : vous êtes invités à l'exposition de Eugène Leroy autour de La Sorcière At : Galerie de France, 54, rue de la Verrerie F-75004 Paris, tél : +33 (0)1 42 74 38 00, fax : +33 (0)1 42 74 34 67, e-mail : info@galeriedefrance.com, ouverture du mardi au samedi de 11 à 19 heures

**11th September, 7pm: Graeme Kinross-Smith will read from his collection of poetry. Kinross-Smith is a widely published poet, writer of short fictions & teacher of writing. He is currently Associate of the Faculty of Arts at Deakin University, Geelong. AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. http://www.shakespeareco.org/

**12 Sept—19h00 sharp: Introduced by C.K. Williams, Author of 6 novels, Jake Lamar will read from & discuss his new book, Ghosts of Saint-Michel. Marva Dobbs has a life most people envy. An American who has lived in Paris for most of her adult life, she runs a popular soul food restaurant, & her thirty-nine year marriage has brought her a beautiful grown-up daughter. So why is she jeopardizing everything for a fling with her sous chef, a mysterious twenty-eight-year-old Algerian man named Hassan? Marva begins to ask herself the same question when she returns from vacation to find that Hassan is missing, & that he is the main suspect in the investigation into the bombing of a building in Paris that has left one man dead. Once again, Jake Lamar delivers a riveting thriller rich with the romance, intrigue & international flavor of the City of Light. Want to know more? Visit Jake’s site: http://www.jakelamar.com/ 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

13 Sept--Every Wednesday at 18h30: PARIS NETWORKING COCKTAIL Unsurpassed Networking opportunities. Socializing. Great food & wine. Contact Patricia (Patricia Laplante-Collins created Paris Soirees Dinners on Sunday & Paris Networking Cocktail events on Wednesday on the Ile St Louis to bring Americans in Paris together with Ex-pats, hip French & the International Community in a global meet-up. Evenings feature Literary, Art, New Age, Business, African-American & Black Paris themes presented in English. There is an intimate salon atmosphere & the focus is on meeting people in Paris & creating friendships. Patricia is also the founder of African- American Literary Soirees.) http://:www.parissoirees.com/ (look under « events ») Patricia Laplante-Collins,14, rue St Louis en L'Ile,75004 Paris, France Tel: 33 1 43 26 12 88 Email: parissoirees@hotmail.com

16 Sept--Paris Soirees Dinners Every Sunday At 18h30. PARIS SOIREES EVENTS Patricia is proud to have a 21st Century Parisian Salon. Our mission is to simply enlarge your circle of acquaintances in a safe & stimulating atmosphere while promoting Cultural Achievement, The New Age & Paris Personalities. & we have fun! We are THE gathering place for the International Community of Paris. Enjoy! Discuss! Meet new & interesting people. For next week’s speaker, Visit website - http://www.parissoirees.com/ (See Events). Patricia Laplante-Collins,14, rue St Louis en L'Ile,75004 Paris, France Tel: 33 1 43 26 12 88 Email: parissoirees@hotmail.com

**17th Sept at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a play by William Whitehurst A MAN IS WHAT A MAN DOES When Jack-in-the-box rent-a-cop James Cronley is acquitted in the death by shooting of Kevin McNabe, McNabe's best friend Billy Frick swears revenge. Though set in a small beach community in Tidewater, Virginia, the play explores universal themes such as love, revenge, the future of Elton John, & what to do with a whale stuck on the prow of an aircraft carrier…starring ROBERT BRADFORD, TONIO COLONNA, MIKE DINEEN, GUY EMANUEL, ROD EVANS, ALEXIS KENDRICK, RAFAEL MARINHO, NICK QUINBY, KIM TILBURY, RUPERT WATESAT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris Metro: Tuileries http://www.scamparis.com/ or movingparts@wanadoo.fr for mailings + Info with StephanieCampion on : 06 14 67 18 58

**19 Sept—20h00. LIVE POETS with LISA PASOLD, JOE ROSS & HEATHER HEARTLEY. 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.

**19 septembre à 18h Javier Cercas à l’occasion de la parution de son ouvrage A la vitesse de la lumière aux éditions Actes Sud.(Parution le 1er septembre 2006) A la libraire Compagnie, http://www.librairie-compagnie.fr/ rue des Ecoles de Medecin (en face de la sorbonne/diagonale)

**20 Sept à 20 heures. INVITATION to : Le centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris présente La fine lame du corps Soirée consacrée a Jacques IZOARD à lŽoccasion de la sortie de ses oeuvres complètes aux éditions de la Différence sous la direction de Gerard Purnelle Nicolas Pigon lira des extraits des oeuvres complètes et René de Ceccaty, Gerard PURNELLE et William CLIFF/ évoqueront son parcours poétique. Jacques Izoard signera ses livres à la librairie En collaboration avec Textes et Voix et les éditions La Différence Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles Renseignements et Réservations 0153019696 Le centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, rue Quincqmpoix (by Centre Pompidou) 75003 Paris

21 Sept—20h30 Concert: Dijeour Cissokho & Allalaké! “Performing with his group Allalaké, Senegalese musician Djeour Cissokho is renowned for his extraordinarily creative approach to the kora. But even in his wildest experimentation, Djeour has never forgotten his roots. He is the son of Soundioulou Cissokho, a legendary griot who was greatly respected in Senegal.” --patrick labesse, RFI.AT: SATELLIT-CAFÉ, 44 rue de la folie mericourt, 75011 Paris.

**22 sept 18:30 to 20:15 Meetings every Friday evening! PARIS POETRY CIRCLE. 15th year and still going strong! This is the 15th year of our English poetry group. We meet every Friday at 6:30 PM 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. We do not want boring, pretentious or incomprehensible stuff. Ten or so people, intelligent conversation, some fellowship, no showing off… it’s a good way to spend a Friday evening in this dry world. So do come and join us. Please ring before to let us know because space is limited. You don’t have to talk or bring poems. All are welcome. There is no charge. at 65 rue Pascal, 75013 PARIS Métro: LES GOBELINS or GLACIÈRE chez Dr. NAGPAL, in a pretty courtyard, ground floor left. Plaque to indicate. Code on gate only after 8 PM.Tel: Email: nagpal@nip.com.fr

22 septembre à 19h : Violette and Co tient une table de vente au Centre LGBT, 3 rue Keller, 75011 Paris, pour la rencontre "Déconstruire les préjugés sur les lesbiennes et les gais" avec STÉPHANIE ARC et GONZAGUES DE LAROCQUE et la participation de LOUIS-GEORGE TIN. 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/

23 et 24 septembre : Violette and Co tient une table de vente au Festival féministe de documentaires FEMMES EN RÉSISTANCES à l'Espace Jean-Vilar d'Arcueil. Pour sa quatrième édition, le festival a pour thème "Femmes en résistances à l'idéal féminin". A l'issue de la séance et du débat d'ouverture (samedi à 14h), CHANTAL MONTELLIER, EDITH VALLÉE et (sous réserve) BENOÎTE GROULT et ILANA LÖWY signeront leurs ouvrages à la table de Violette and Co. Films venus de plusieurs pays, exposition, scène ouverte, le Festival est un événement exceptionnel à ne pas manquer. (Programme disponible à la Violette and Co ou www.resistancesdefemmes.org) 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/

**24 Sept—19h00 sharp: Edmund White will return to the Village voice Bookshop to talk about his latest book, My Lives. No one has been more frank, lucid, rueful & entertaining about growing up gay in Middle America than Edmund White. Best known for his autobiographical novels, starting with A Boy's Own Story, White here takes fiction out of his story & delivers the facts of his life in all their shocking & absorbing verity. In My Lives, White shares his enthusiasms & his passions -- for Paris, for London, for Jean Genet -- & introduces us to his lovers & predilections, past & present. "Now that I'm sixty-five," writes White, "I think this is a good moment to write a memoir..." 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

**24th Sept at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a play by Nancy Heikin "FeMAIL" AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris Metro: Tuileries http://www.scamparis.com/ or movingparts@wanadoo.fr for mailings + Info with StephanieCampion on : 06 14 67 18 58

**25 Sept 9pm : SPOKEN WORD evening, meaning an OPEN MIKE! Yes, David, of Sat’s Shakespeare workshop has organized an evening which is not slam, but rather open to a large range of whatever YOU are writing NOW! It’s free, in a great place, and is all about sharing and being with friend! AT: LIZARD LOUNGE, 18 rue Bourg Tibourg, M° Hotel de Ville or St Paul, likely to be downstairs.

25 sept, 18h30-20h site Arsenal Soirées thématiques. Les lundis de l'Arsenal mettent à l'honneur une grande figure de la littérature, souvent méconnue. Conférenciers, mais aussi comédiens et musiciens contribuent à la découverte de cette personnalité. Jean Lorrain A la croisée du journalisme et du music-hall, de la littérature et du théâtre, du demi-monde et des milieux interlopes de la Belle Epoque, Jean Lorrain (1855-1906) se trouve partout, voit tout et sait tout. Il en rend compte aux lecteurs du Journal d'une plume tour à tour spirituelle, alerte ou acerbe. Mais seule compte à ses yeux son œuvre littéraire car, non content de créer un style de journalisme, il s'impose au fil de ses romans et nouvelles comme l'un des écrivains-phare de la Décadence, jusqu'à la publication de son chef-d'œuvre, Monsieur de Phocas (1901). Conférence par Thibaut d'Anthonay, biographe, écrivain et Manesca de Ternay, comédienne, lectrice. AT : BNF site Arsenal, 75004 Paris.

**26 Sept—19h00 sharp: At Village Voice, Benjamin Kunkel reads from his brilliantly comic debut novel. Indecision, which concerns one of the central maladies of our time—a pathological indecision that turns abundance into an affliction & opportunity into a curse. Dwight B. Wilmerding is only twenty-eight, but he's having a midlife crisis. Of course, living a dissolute, dorm like existence in a tiny apartment & working in tech support at the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer are not especially conducive to wisdom. Encouraged by one of his roommates to try an experimental pharmaceutical meant to banish indecision, Dwight jumps at the chance (not without some meditation on the hazards of jumping) & swallows the first fateful pill. & when all at once he is "pfired" from Pfizer & invited to a rendezvous in exotic Ecuador with the girl of his long-ago prep-school dreams, he finds himself on the brink of a new life. The trouble—well, one of the troubles—is that Dwight can't decide if the pills are working. A hilarious journey into unbidden responsibility & unwelcome knowledge. 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

**27 sept à 19h, Lecture au Musée Zadkine : Fabrice Melquiot (1972) est le plus talentueux des jeunes auteurs écrivant pour le théâtre. Ses pièces se jouent en France comme en Europe, et i est auteur associé à la Comédie de Reims. Il est aussi l’auteur de L’Actrice empruntée, Autour de ma pierre il ne fera pas nuit, C'est ainsi mon amour que j'appris ma blessure, La dernière balade de Lucy Jordan, Le Diable en partage, Exeat, … Graceful (2005) est un recueil de poèmes. En écho à sa programmation qui associe l’œuvre du sculpteur à la création la plus contemporaine, le Musée Zadkine poursuit son cycle de lectures. Selon la formule désormais consacrée, les poètes et écrivains conviés liront leurs travaux en cours, ainsi que des fragments d’œuvre d’auteurs de leur choix, généralement du vingtième siècle. Melquiot a choisi en écho à ses textes ceux de Roberto Juarroz, Nicolas Bouvier, Richard Brautigan et Yehuda Amichaï 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

27 Sept: 8:00 pm EXCHANGE BILINGUE/PUB NIGHT Améliorer votre connaissance d’une langue étrangère en bavardant, placotant, faisant la causette... tout en faisant fi de la grammaire voila le but de cette soirée. De 20h00 à 21h00, la conversation est en français, de 21h00 à 22h00, la conversation est en anglais et après, on parle la langue que l'on veut!!.Improve your conversational skills in a foreign language by attending our monthly bilingual exchange. From 8:00 to 9:00, conversation is strictly in French, and from 9:00 to 10:00 strictly in English, and after 10:00 you can speak in any language!! If you don’t see us, then just ask at the bar for the Canadian Club group - J.L. AT: The Great Canadian Pub, Quai des Grands Augustin, 75006 Paris. (RER B/C/M4/) St Michel clubcanadaparis@wanadoo.fr LA LIBRAIRIE CANADIENNE DE PARIS/ THE ABBEY BOOKSHOP

**28 sept 19h La maison d’éditions, Les Petits Matins, would like you to join them for a reading in French : Celabrate la sortie de LA BLANCHEUR de Cécile Mainardi et Flaçons : J Kikomeko de Nicolas Rollet, rencontre à : l’UNION BAR, 6 ave jean aicard, 75011 Paris, M° Ménilmontant ou St Maur.

28 sept, 18h30-20h30 hommage to Roald Dahl : Cinéma : Charlie et la chocolaterie Projection. Ce long métrage (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) réalisé par Mel Stuart en 1971, est la première adaptation cinématographique du célèbre roman de Roald Dahl, écrivain d'origine norvégienne auquel la Bibliothèque nationale de France consacrera un colloque les 12 et 13 octobre prochains. Charlie et la Chocolaterie (Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory) Charlie est un enfant issu d'une famille pauvre. Pour obtenir son comptant de sucreries, il participe à un concours organisé par l'inquiétant Willy Wonka, le propriétaire de la fabrique de chocolat de la ville. Celui qui découvrira l'un des cinq tickets d'or que Wonka a cachés dans les barres de chocolat de sa fabrication gagnera une vie de sucreries… AT : BNF site François-Mitterrand petit Auditorium entrée libre, Metro BNF

***29 sept thru 1 oct : All day the 3rd annual Festival America is opening shop at Vincennes. In its 3 days it will host 55 authors from North America, numerous readings & open panel talks will take place, booksellers will be on hand, & so much more! See their official site for events listings & more info: du 29 septembre au 1er octobre : La troisième édition du festival America se déroulera à Vincennes et accueillera pendant 3 jours 55 auteurs du continent nord américain ! le site du festival http://www.festival-america.com/ M° Château de Vincennes/RER A: station Vincennes.

29 Sept—21h00 : PIANO CONCERT : Festival AMERICA : JAY GOTTLIEB. Four Piano Blues -- Aaron COPLAND + works by Charles IVES, Leonard BERNSTEIN ; George GERSHWIN, Philip GLASS, Keith JARRETT & John ADAMS. AT : salle "Magic Mirrors", devant la Mairie 94300 Vincennes M° Château de Vincennes/RER A: station Vincennes. Info/Rés: 01 43 98 65 42 organisationfestivalamerica@voila.fr ou : http://www.festival-america.com/
For Comedy in English--see http://www.anythingmatters.com/ or email to get on Karel’s listing at: karel@anythingmatters.com

PART II: CLASSES listed by start date
Every Saturday, 3-5pm: THE OTHER WRITERS' GROUP 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. http://www.shakespeareco.org/

19 Sept (Code: WS191) OR 20 Sept (Code: WS201) Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.The Business of Film - Special Sessions THE FILM CLINIC Trying to get a script sold or a movie produced is a daunting task. Many times a filmmaker will unknowingly create obstacles that will keep her project from ever getting produced. The Film Clinic is a forum to discuss your problems, learn to avoid fatal mistakes, & to get expert advice on how to enhance your opportunities for success in getting your film made & seen. Select one of the following two sessions. Fee: 33€ Instructor: Judith Merians Hollywood entertainment attorney & business exec for 27 years having held senior positions at Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., ABC Motion Pictures, & Paramount Pictures Studios. She also serves as a consultant to independent film producers in structuring their film projects, securing film financing, & developing film production companies. MORE INFO: at WICE; or visit http://www.wice-paris.org/.

21, 28, Sept & 5, 12, 19 Oct: 2:30 - 4:30pm. Generative Writing As it is the fear of beginning the next piece that makes writing so difficult, we will try a variety of exercises & techniques to write dialogues, short fiction/prose poems, flash anecdotes which can later be built into longer memoirs, & character sketches that can also be stepping stones to long works. At the end of each class, you will leave with a few beginnings, & perhaps also a finished text or two! For writers at all levels! Instructor:Jennifer K Dick is the author of Fluorescence & Retina/Retine. New work appears in Cutbank, Pool, American Letters & Commentary & Pinstripefedora.com. MORE INFO at WICE; or visit www.wice-paris.org.

23 Sept--10:00 am – 5:00pm HOW HOLLYWOOD WORKS: CREATING A FILM FOR THE WORLD MARKET Learn how to get a film project produced & seen by the largest possible audience. In this workshop writers, producers, directors, & other filmmakers will follow the evolution of motion picture projects starting with the major considerations of a project's potential in the global marketplace, cost of production, return on investment, choosing the right company for the type of project, to the particulars of story selection, securing rights, film financing, development, production, marketing, distribution, & return of profits or resultant losses. Instructor: Judith Merians, see bio under 19 sept course listed above! INFO at WICE; or http://www.wice-paris.org/.

WRITE IN FRENCH: Mon, 25 Sept SESSION 1 starts, continuing Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 SESSION 2 – Nov 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 At: 3:30 – 5:30 pm Write in the Language of Love Creative writing is an act of love, & what better tool for it than the language of love itself: le français! What better place, too, than Paris where, daily, we have opportunities to love (& possibly hate) our surroundings… Here is a way to improve & refine vocabulary, gain confidence, increase sensitivity to the cadences of well-written French! Try your hand at description, dialogue, narration, simple poetry techniques & word games in French. The workshop will include reading passages from contemporary French authors, writing exercises, & sharing our work. Instructor: Louise Thunin-Domaratius has a number of short stories & novels, Gadji (Benjamin Franklin Award) & Writing the Book of Ester published in the USA. She has co-authored a culinary petbook, Chats with Le Chat Gourmet. She leads writing workshops in Le Mans for native French speakers. INFO: at WICE; or visit http://www.wice-paris.org/.

26, 28 Sept; & 3, 5, 10, 12 Oct: 7:00 – 9:00pm From Final Edit to First Sale This is a course that explores the different routes a writer can take to get their work out into the world. Often writers believe there is only one path to take in order to “get published.” In fact, there are many options available. We will walk through some of the necessary steps, such as searching for the right literary agent for your work, writing query letters, discussing book proposals, learning about alternative ways to get your book into print, such as e-publishing & print-on-demand services + discuss publicity techniques, how to organize a book tour, & some creative ways to get that first book sold! Instructor Tanio McCallum, lives in NY, holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has worked as an assistant literary agent, a senior editor for an educational consulting & publishing company, a marketing & events manager for a small press, as well as is a freelance writer, editor, & desktop publisher. INFO: at WICE; or visit http://www.wice-paris.org/.


PLAYS WANTED: Contact Stephanie to book a reading of YOUR play Dates available in 2007 for Moving Parts. They read your play for an audience & you get feedback & a sense of how it sounds aloud! IN ENGLISH et/ou EN FRANÇAIS website : http://www.scamparis.com/ or send an e-mail to Stephanie on : movingparts@wanadoo.fr to receive the monthly mailings For further information contact : Stephanie Campion on : 06 14 67 18 58

NEW WRITING GROUP SEEKS AUTHORS: Seeking people who have been working in writing for awhile & are ready for a strong writing group to help swap work, talk through issues; etc. I'm looking for people who are mainly interested in fiction. My contact info is: henrietta.richer@orange.fr Or

SITTER OFFER: Bilingual babysitter available evenings, weekends, & some weekdays too. I have extensive experience with kids (especially toddlers) & can provide references. Call Frieda at

SUBMIT FICTION NOW!: The Paris Times (circulation: 30,000), a free monthly English-language newspaper featuring local news, feature stories, profiles, cultural schedules & reviews is looking for 1,000-word MAX fiction pieces for publication. •Send your work as a Word document attachment to Julie Pecheur, editor@theparistimes.com. The document must be in twelve-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced with no paragraph breaks. Please do not double space after periods. •Send a short (30 words MAX) bio paragraph, including your email if you want it published •Don’t forget the title of your piece if you have one. •Please supply a phone number & email address should we need to contact you. THE PARIS TIMES http://www.theparistimes.com/ 76, rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris Tel : 01 40 51 75 28

SUBMIT Chapbooks; poems, fiction; art to: Gertrude Press announces the publication of our tenth issue of Gertrude. Featuring 21 writers & artists from 13 states, the tenth issue is our largest ever, with 112 pages of quality photography, fiction, poetry, & an interview with Judith Barrington. Explore our website (gertrudepress.org) for information on subscribing/submitting to our literary journal. POETS: For all of you poets receiving this, I'm hoping to start a series of craft interviews with contemporary poets to be published both on-line & in our print journal in 2007. If you have any interest in being a part of this, please contact editors.Gertrude Press is now accepting poetry & fiction chapbook submissions for its second annual Chapbook Contest. The contest is open to writers around the world. One winner will be announced in each category & will receive a $50 cash award & 50 copies of his/her winning chapbook. An entry fee of $12 per submission includes a subscription to the literary journal, Gertrude. Deadline: January 15, 2007. Submission guidelines are available online at gertrudepress.org.

READ : the newest issue of DIAGRAM, 6.4, at: http://thediagram.com/6_4 : Start with texts by Paris frequent reader, MARK TERRILL, plus Jake Berry, Joe Bonomo, Matthew Cooperman, Adam Fell, Jason Fraley, Christopher Fritton, Dereks Henderson & Pollard, Carrie Jerrell, Becca Klaver, Patrick Lawler, Billy Reynolds, Shya Scanlon, Jason Stumpf, Mike White, Caleb Wilson reviews: on Jen Tynes' The End of Rude Handles; on Alan DeNiro's Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead; on the Armory Show at DUSIE #4

READ!: Green Integer is proud to announce the 4th issue of on-going GREEN INTEGER REVIEW, a bimonthly online magazine featuring poetry & fiction, interviews, essays & reviews, bios & links. www.greeninteger.com/green_integer_review/issue_4/index.cfm & features: Paris local Joe Ross + Will Alexander, Douglas Messerli, Friederike Mayrocker, Richard Kalich, Ed Ford, Alain-Fournier (Fr in trans), Zinaida Hippius (Russian in trans), Gonzalo Rojas (Chile, in trans), & Stephen Ratcliffe & buy great Green Integer BOOKS online or via mail at their home site—one of the most exciting presses in the USA today!!! phone 323.857.1115, fax 323.857.0143, email info@greeninteger.com.

BOOK DEAL---BUY NOW! Here is a chance to make history. Every year we at TUPELO PRESS want to be able to offer more: more books, more support, more events. But we’re constrained, always, by a very tight budget, so help us by buying a book directly from our site & not through distribution & keep the press going. p.s. &, if you like the appeal of a deal, we’ll happily give you a second book at half price! (The book of equal or lesser value will be at half price.) (When you order online, it will look like you’re paying full price for two books, but you won't be. When we call in your credit card number, you’ll only be charged half price for the second book.) Perhaps check out forthcoming from David St John’s selection: Cloisters by Kristin Bock of Montague, MA as the winner of Tupelo Press's 7th Annual First Book Award. Buy now direct off our web site & keep a press alive so we can publish more books by you, your friends, the writers you can’t wait to read! AT: http://www.tupelopress.org

CALL FOR PAPERS : Experimental Writing & Aesthetics—Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2006. Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 28th Annual Conference Albuquerque, NM, February 14-17, 2007. Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing & Aesthetics in such areas as the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital & graphic compositions involving language, the poetics of performance of experimental compositions, critical studies of experimental writers, etc. PLUS: Creative writers interested in the selective creative writing readings panels should contact Jerry Bradley, Creative Writing Readings Chair, via http://www.swtexaspca.org/ in the early fall. Send abstracts, papers, or proposals for panels with your email address by 1 December 2006: Hugh Tribbey, Experimental Writing & Aesthetics Chair Email: htribbey@ecok.edu OR snail Mail to:Dr. Hugh Tribbey, Department of English & Languages, East Central University,1100 E. 14th St., Ada, OK 74820 Phone: 580-310-5524; Fax: 580-436-3329. Conference Website: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/ (updated regularly)

SUBMIT NOW to one of America’s most exciting larder small presses! FUTUREPOEM BOOKS OPEN READING PERIOD Futurepoem books will hold an open reading period for manuscripts during the month of September 2006. Manuscripts must be postmarked during the month of September to be considered. Editors for this reading period will be Laura Elrick, Rob Fitterman, Tonya Foster, & Dan Machlin. Futurepoem is interested in receiving unpublished book-length works of innovative poetry, shorter prose, as well as cross-genre works of literature. We cannot currently consider works in translation, or works whose published length in our smaller book format would probably exceed 200 pages. We will consider non-U.S. work written in English. Out of kindness to our volunteer editors, we ask that each person submit only one manuscript for consideration. Please enclose three (3) copies of your manuscript, bound only by a simple binder clip, + SASE for response, to: Futurepoem Books C/O Dan Machlin, P.O. Box 7687 JAF STATION, New York, NY 10116. Publication decisions will be announced by end of March 2007. FOR MORE INFO ON THE PRESS: http://www.futurepoem.com

Gargoyle Turns 30—Get a copy of the NEWEST issue, featuring writers such as: Deborah Ager, Sarah Browning, Virginia Crawford, Jennifer K Dick, Sunil Freeman, Jennifer Gresham, Tod Ibrahim, Reuben Jackson, Gerry LaFemina, Nathan Leslie, Lyn Lifshin, Mel Nichols, Sam Schmidt, Ross Taylor, Venus Thrash, Angel Threatt, & Pamela Murray Winters.

SUBLIT TO: 2006 Tupelo Press $10,000 Dorset Prize Open to All Poets Writing in English.
Submission Period: September 1 - December 1, 2006 (Postmark) Again this year, the Dorset Prize includes a cash award of $10,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press & national & international distribution through Tupelo Press & Consortium. A judge of distinction will be announced soon. All finalists will be considered for publication. In addition to last year's winner, Tupelo Press has committed to four additional finalists, & is considering others.email: announce@tupelopress.org web: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=vv7veybab.0.7zocnxbab.xzxilxbab.633&ts=S0208&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tupelopress.org

SEND WORK for: 50 YEARS OF CONCRETE POETRY, From Clemente Padin This invitation is directed not only to the great community of visual poets of the whole world but & above all to specialists & lovers of poetry. At the end of this year, 2006, we will celebrate 50 years of the birth of Concrete Poetry. We invite you to send us notes, commentary, bibliography, photos, poems or documents that remember those historic moments to form a body of knowledge & works in relation to one of the last poetic movements we have known. Send to Clemente Padin: 7w1k4nc9@adinet.com.uy. In Nov, selected material will be added to BOEK861, the website of Cesar Reglero, at the time of the Colloquium on the 50th anniversary of concrete poetry that will be carried out in the Univ. of Stuttgart, Germany, 23-26 Nov, 2006. Pictures & poems should be no larger than 300 KB in JPEG files of high resolution &, the texts on DIN A4, or letter-sized pages in Word files. Deadline for receipt: 10 November 2006.

Read local astromer & writer, Henry Joy McCracken’s, article online at: http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/1573/

REFERENCE: Writers, you might like to SEE a comprehensive directory of independent publishers at: http://newpages.com/npguides/bookpubs.htm

SUBMIT STORIES: j.friel@ljmu.ac.uk is collecting stories (only) for the lesbian/gay magazine blythe house quarterly

OPEN SUBS PERIOD FOR the EXCITING LITMUS PRESS, a press devoted to Aufgabe magazine, their annual publication always featuring a guest editor for a section (usually of international work) & a regular array of some of the most exciting poetry & poetics essays around! See their books & events list, info on SUBMITTING in SEPTEMBER & all the rest at website: www.litmuspress.org

INVITATION TO READ: The Red Room, by Joan Barbara Simon. Get a first impression from the excerpts on her website: http://www.joanbarbarasimon.com/ .

SUBMIT FICTION: NEW out NOW in PARIS: Order a copy or SUBMIT to "The Literary Review of New Fiction" out of Paris, France. A really stylish mag in the style of Poets & Writers or the Writers' Chronicle, the April issue has work by 6 writers + critical reviews & a small selection of info on Paris writing info. Email work to: http://fr.f610.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=newfiction@hotmail.frEditor, Dominic Jensen, accepts short stories, chapters or novel extracts, play scenes or screenplays (no poetry). 600-3500 words. You are only informed if you are accepted, so query if you hear nothing after a little while & are unsure of whether the work was even received. Include a small contrib bio note.

SUBMIT, READ: Jack Mackerel Magazine On Myspace With the Bumbershoot Festival's bookfair not a part of their programming this year, we did not publish the 10th Anniversary Edition of Jack Mackerel Magazine...in its place, Jack Mackerel has set up shop on Myspace; there are three past issues in the blog area for you to check out & in coming weeks more past editions & chapbooks will be added...perhaps it's just a rehearsal for a future Jack Mackerel Magazine website, who knows? To quote the band Wire: "Is this just an exercise or COULD THIS BE A DRILL!" JACK MACKEREL MAGAZINE MYSPACE URLhttp://www.myspace.com/jackmackerelmagazine JACK MACKEREL MAGAZINE BLOG URL http://blog.myspace.com/jackmackerelmagazine STAY TUNED & SPREAD THE WORD... THE EDITOR, 2006

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SEE FLORENCE TROCME’s list for much much MORE happening in FRENCH all over FRANCE, as well as texts on poetry, poems in translation, etc etc--her site is THE must see site for any writer living here!!! Agenda of events at: http://poezibao.typepad.com/poezibao/agenda/index.html

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CONTEST TO GO TO KENYA: See the site for the 2006 Summer Literary Seminars (SLS)-Kenya program, held in Nairobi & on the equatorial Lamu Island, December 14th-28th: www.sumlitsem.org/kenya. Accepting aps & our first annual SLS-Kenya fiction /nonfiction/ poetry contest is still ongoing. For those thinking of submitting their work to it, please note that there are only FOUR days left until the postmark deadline of September 15th. The authors of the winning poem & prose entries will receive airfare, accommodations, & a full tuition waiver to the 2006 Summer Literary Seminars program in Kenya, & publication of the winning entry in one of these magazines--fiction & poetry in Tin House (New York), nonfiction in Maisonneuve (Montreal). Second place receives a full tuition waiver to SLS 2006, & third place -- a substantial tuition scholarship. Final judges: Philip Lopate (nonfiction) & Tin House editors (fiction & poetry). Please visit our website for complete guidelines: http://www.sumlitsem.org/kenya/contests.aspx