28 March 2007

April 2007 Readings & Events in PARIS!!!!

April is POETRY MONTH.
Please support poetry’s continued existence by buying someone a poetry book this month.

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LIST ORDER:
Section I: Readings
(signalled by asterisks) & Events by date for the month of APRIL
Section II: Creative Writing Courses
Section III: Reviews News and New Reviews:
calls for work, poetry book buying suggestions,etc.
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PART I: Readings & Events by date for the month of APRIL
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*28 March to 1 APRIL: 20h or 17h on Sunday : Sung Poetry Concerts : Au printemps, le musée du quai Branly accueille la tradition du Punto de Cuba. Repentistas ! La tradition du Punto, poésie chantée et improvisée à Cuba. 5 concerts : mercredi 28, jeudi 29, vendredi 30, samedi 31 mars à 20h et dimanche 1er avril à 17h Il est encore des terres où l'on se bat pour le verbe. Le "Repentisme" et le genre musical qui le porte - le Punto - recouvrent à Cuba diverses formes d'expression d'origine paysanne, héritage des poètes improvisateurs, des jongleurs et autres trouvères qui ont essaimé l'Amérique latine, et un vaste cercle de traditions de joutes oratoires. Tarif : 20€ plein/ 14€réduit *Renseignements et réservations Par téléphone au 01 56 61 71 72 du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 16h30. Sur place au musée de 10h à 17h45 et jusqu’à 20h30 le jeudi. Fnac 0 892 683 622 Ticketnet 0 892 390 100 AT : MUSEE QUAI BRANLY *Accès au musée du quai Branly RER C Pont de l’Alma / métroligne 9 Alma-Marceau

*1st April—at 7.30 pm Moving Parts invites you to a Playreading in English : Corneliu Mitrache’s "A Marquise of our Time" Contact Stephanie to book a reading of YOUR play. Programme subject to change, see: http://www.scamparis.com/ or e-mail movingparts@wanadoo.fr to receive monthly mailings AT : Carr's Pub & Restaurant,1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, M°: : Tuileries

1 avril de 16h00 à 19h30 : le Point Ephémère invite est-ce une bonne nouvelle. Des séances vidéos sont imaginées et construites à partir de la collection de "est-ce une bonne nouvelle" et suivies de temps de pause, de rencontres, entre les organisateurs, les artistes présents et les spectateurs. Chaque séance est composée de films ayant une "fibre" commune. Cette "fibre" peut être apparentée au sujet, au style, à la forme, ou au mode opératoire de chaque film. Chaque séance est précédée par une courte présentation. Un programme est distribué. Le programme n°1 s'articule autour d'un axe central, Le récit. Ou comment raconter une histoire ? Comment faire croire qu'on la raconte ? Que faire pour être ordonné dans son discours ? Comment apprendre un poème à son enfant ? Comment dire que l'on est mort à quelqu'un ?...Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous retrouver à cette occasion. AT : le Point Ephémère, 200 Quai de Valmy, 75010 ( http://www.pointephemere.org/) M°: Jaurès

1 April at 18h30. PARIS SOIREES 8TH ANNIVERSARY & SOIREE GASTRONOMIQUE. (8 years already!?) The Cuisine Of India prepared by Chef Jonathan Robert Frost. Chef's remarks. A Short talk: "What Is India To Me" by Indian Designer Katrina Neal. Patricia blows out the candles. Reserve at parissoirees@gmail.com with YOUR TEL NUMBER PLEASE. http://www.parissoirees.com/

Until 18 avril 2007 Ilse Bing, Photographies L’exposition offrira une précieuse occasion de revoir les œuvres d’une grande figure de femme photographe. Les tirages présentés couvrant une période de 1928 à 1947 regroupent les sujets principaux de la « reine du Leica » . La technique et la qualité extraordinaire des photographies de cette expérimentatrice enthousiaste lui ont valu une réputation internationale dès les années 30. A : Galerie Karsten Greve, 5, rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris, tel : +33(1) 42 77 19 37 / fax : +33(1) 42 77 05 58 galerieparis@karstengreve.fr

Until MAY 12: EXHIBIT on display “THE EYE GOES AFTER: images by Susan Cantrick after poems by Beverley Bie Brahic” The Eye Goes After is a unique edition of 20 digital collages created by artist Susan Cantrick in response to poems by writer Beverley Bie Brahic. Formerly a professional violinist, Susan Cantrick has for the last ten years practiced what she has always considered her missed métier – painting & drawing. She also works with digital collage as both unique medium & adjunct to painting. Cantrick has shown her work in Paris, the U.S. & Japan. She lives & works in Paris. AT : American Library in Paris, 10 Rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris, M°:: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau; RER C Pont de l’Alma; bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82 & 92. More info: 01 53 59 12 60 or communication@americanlibraryinparis.org

*2 avril - 19h A reading and discussion with the maison d’éditions Inventaire / Invention : Rémi Chechetto, écrivain et Frank Pruja, éditeur, à propos de Une disparition, paru aux éditions de l’Attente en 2006. Modérateur : Patrick Cahuzac as part of A l’occasion de son 30e anniversaire, la Bpi se propose de parcourir la littérature contemporaine et de faire un état des lieux de la création littéraire en 2007. AT : Centre Pompidou - Petite salle, Entrée libre
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April at 7pm. Check out Mondaysat7 (http://www.mondaysat7.com/) who provide great PLAYS written & performed in English with Bela Grushka, Georgina Ridealgh, Diana Stewart-Rossiné & 2007 guest artists Pitt Simon & Leonard Matton. AT: the Sudden Theatre, 14bis rue Ste. Isaure, 75018.

3rd April-at 14h30 or else 20h: Drama Ties Theatre Company gives you Shakespeare in Paris with play “ShakesPod” an exciting new show in English, written & directed by Jeffrey Bracco with Dario Costa, Jeremy Savoir, Aoife Stone & Alison Windsor music by David Stanley. A teenage girl is in love - with her iPod! Suddenly, when her usually reliable music player only plays Shakespeare, her life is on shuffle! Ordinary things happening...in an incredible way. AT: Vingtieme Theatre, 7 rue des platrieres, Paris 20, M°: Menilmontant res: 01 43 66 01 13 tix: 10e (Also playing 5 April - at 14h30) Press dossier, summary of play & photos: http://www.drama-ties.com/

3rd April - 19h30. You are cordially invited to an evening with Clare Ferguson, the author of Flavours of Provence, a cookery book featuring recipes from the south of France. Ms. Ferguson will introduce her cookbook, some of her favourite recipes, & sign her book. Free. Please RSVP: 01 44 77 88 99. AT: WHSmith, 248 rue de Rivoli, 75001 M° Concorde.

*4 April--7:30pm. A Reading & art vernissage: Meet artist SUSAN CANTRICK (bio in above listing) & listen to author & translator BEVERLEY BIE BRAHIC at The American Library to celebrate April—Poetry Month: Bio of author: Beverley Bie Brahic's poems have appeared in Poetry, the Times Literary Supplement & elsewhere. Her collection, Against Gravity, was published in the U.K. in 2005. Brahic lives in Paris, where she teaches & translates, most recently works by Hélène Cixous & Jacques Derrida. She will be reading her poetry.Evenings of American Culture are free & open to the public. AT : American Library in Paris, 10 Rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris, M°: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau; RER C Pont de l’Alma; bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82 & 92. More info: 01 53 59 12 60 or communication@americanlibraryinparis.org

*4 avril à 19h : Rencontre avec SIMONE MANCEAU, traductrice, autour des écrivaines de l'Inde. L'Inde est le pays invité d'honneur au Salon du livre de Paris cette année et à cette occasion nous avons demandé à Simone Manceau de nous parler des romancières indiennes qui ont progressivement pris la parole au XXè siècle en traitant, par exemple, de la condition des femmes ou du choc des civilisations entre Indiens et Européens. Simone Manceau a traduit de nombreux romans américains avant de se tourner vers l'anglo-indien pour les éditions Philippe Picquier en particulier : Amit Chaudhuri, Radhikan Jha et surtout Shashi Deshpande AT : 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/

*4 April—9pm on! Follow Manceau or Brahic’s reading with this Spoken word/scène ouverte: Performance poetry, poésie sonore, Lire vivant, Stand up, Short Short stories, English, Français: open mic. YOU READ!!! Come share some work, hear others! Organized by David Barnes, NEW bi-monthly venue: L’Ogre à Plumes, 49/51 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, M° Parmentier, then every first Weds of the month here, & see Lizard Lounge dates for Monday events. Info: bastable7@yahoo.co.uk

4 April at 18h30. PARIS NETWORKING COCKTAIL: Wednesday Alanea Kowalski, International Consultant "Taking A Small Business Global." People always ask Alanea how she manages to operate her business AdVantage Consulting Group Inc. in both Canada and Europe. Alanea will share tips on setting yourself up for mobility & flexibility. Reservations: parisnetwork@hotmail.com 01 43 26 12 88 PARIS networking SOIREES take place every Wednesday

*5th April, 7:30 – 9:00pm: Writers on Writing at WICE: An Evening with Richard Z. Chesnoff. Veteran foreign correspondent Richard Z. Chesnoff has been reporting from around the world for more than 40 years. A two-time winner of the Overseas Press Club Award & a recipient of the coveted National Press Club Award, Chesnoff was formerly executive editor of Newsweek International & senior correspondent at US News & World Report where he is now a contributing editor. Join us as our host inspires our guest to delve into his process & share his deepest thoughts about his craft & genre. A moderated open discussion between the writer & the attendees will follow. To RSVP for this FREE event, call WICE at 01 45 66 75 50. AT: WICE, 20 blvd du Montparnasse, M° Duroc, Falguiere or Montparnasse w/8min walk. http://www.wice-paris.org/

*5 April—7pm. Village Voice invites you to hear GITTA SERENY. Gitta Sereny in one of Europe's most distinguished journalists with a special interest & expertise in the Third Reich. Her books, translated into many languages , include “Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience Cries Unheard: Why Children Kill: The Story of Mary Bell “, “The German Trauma: Experience & Reflections 1938-2000” & “Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth” of which Telford Taylor wrote:' A totally absorbing & tremendously important book, an essential contribution to the history of the Third Reich, & of the individuals who managed it.'Gitta Sereny has written for many publications including The Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Die Zeit & Le Nouvel Observateur. Sereny will be introduced by Gwen Edelman, the author of the novel “War Story.” AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6, rue Princesse 75006. M°: Mabillon http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/author_events.html

*5 avril 2007 à partir de 19 heures A l'occasion de la parution de « FAITS, II » (Editions Gallimard) lecture de Marcel Cohen AT : Librairie Michèle Ignazi 17, rue de Jouy 75004 Paris Tel : 01 42 71 17 00

*6 avril--19h Rencontre avec la jeune auteure indienne Abha Dawesar autour de son roman « Babijy. » Delhi, année 1990. La violence des castes déchire le pays, les étudiants s'immolent lors de manifestations contre le gouvernement. Elles sont trois - une lycéenne, une divorcée, une bonne - à graviter autour de Babyji, petite Lolita indienne qui, inspirée par ses cours de physique quantique, conjugue la passion du savoir avec le plaisir des sens. Au travers du jeu des possibles entre ces femmes que tout devrait séparer, c'est l'Inde moderne qui est décodée. Un roman initiatique aux accents érotiques et subversifs, paru aux Editions Héloïse d'Ormesson AT : Les Mots à la Bouche, rue du croix de la bretonnerie, 75004 Paris.

7-9 avril: A weekend with Abbey Books & Canadian Club of Paris : Easter In Avignon (a.k.a. Pasqua a la Provencale): This time round, the quest for April sunshine takes us to the south of France. For those interested we will be overnighting in Avignon, the city of popes & architectural wonders..). Highlights: one or two hikes in the Luberon & a day to see Avignon (not to forget the eponymous bridge) or another city in the area (Orange, Nimes or Arles). As usual, everyone makes his/her own transport & hotel arrangements. More info & suggestions, email Philippe: philippe.smadja@neuf.fr Organized by clubcanadaparis@wanadoo.fr

8, 15, 22 & 29 April--6:30pm. PARIS SOIREES take place every Sunday evening with cocktails, dinner & discussion, often with visiting authors & artists or political, philosophical or “living in France” topics. Contact Patricia to get on her listing: Patricia Laplante-Collins,13, rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris, France, Tel: (33) 1 43 26 12 88 Email: parissoirees@gmail.com or see their site ! http://www.parissoirees.com/

*15th April—at 7.30 pm Moving Parts invites you to a Playreading in English : Shena Wilson’s "Pitch" Contact Stephanie to book a reading of YOUR play. Programme subject to change, see: http://www.scamparis.com/ or e-mail movingparts@wanadoo.fr to receive monthly mailings AT : Carr's Pub & Restaurant,1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, M° : Tuileries

15 April : APRIL HIKE TO VILMY : RESERVE YOUR TRAIN TICKETS NOW hike from Lens to Arras via the battle site, trenches, & Canadian Memorial at Vimy. The first train to Lens that morning leaves Gare du Nord at 9:52, arriving Lens at 11. Rdv will be at the station’s main entrance at 11. Return : we will arrive in Arras around 7 pm, in time for the last two trains to Paris that evening. Check with Brian on getting in on a group price: brianspence@wanadoo.fr . Event organized by: clubcanadaparis@wanadoo.fr

*16th April --9pm, Spoken Word (formerly known as Kerouac): Open mic/scène ouverte: Performance poetry. Lire vivant. Stand up. Monologue. Stories. Spoken word. Poésie sonore. English. Français. Your original texts. Old texts - from Rimbaud to Dr Seuss, Beowulf to Gil Scott-Heron. Only one rule – make the words come alive. YOU READ!!! At: The Lizard Lounge, 18 rue du Bourg-Tibourg underground in the cellar/cave (M° Hotel de Ville) Happy hour all night! More info: David Barnes bastable7@yahoo.co.uk

*17 april—8pm. LIVE POETS invites you to hear 3 poets: Cralan Kelder, Mark Terrill & Sean Street. LP is Paris’ longest-running poetry reading series, directed by John Kliphan. BIOS: Sean Street is the author of over 20 books of poetry, critical & creative prose & plays including Radio & Other Poems (Rockingham Press), This True Making, Hampshire Miscellany, Wessex Days, Day Trip to the Trianon & Honest John—which won the 1993 Central TV Drama Award. He has worked for BBC Radio 4 for over 30 years & has written multiple Radio Dramas & Musicals works as well as promoted poetry in the UK. Mark Terrill is the author of 12 books & chapbooks, including The United Colors of Death (Pathwise Press), Bread & Fish (The Figures), & Here to Learn: Remembering Paul Bowles (Green Bean Press). A native Californian & ex-merchant seaman, he's lived in Germany since the early 80s, where he's been a shipyard welder, rock band road manager, cook, postal worker & translator. Cralan Kelder is the poetry editor of VERSAL magazine out of Amsterdam & author of 2 collections of poetry. Born London 1970, he’s since lived in America, Africa, & Europe—most of which is given voice in his poems. Kelder also participated in “Vinyl for Installation” a visual art poetry project in Cork, Ireland & for which Coracle Press did a catalogue. AT: The Highlander, 8 rue de Nevers, 75006 Paris. Tel: 01 43 26 54 20 http://www.the-highlander.fr/ M°s: Odéon, St Michel, ou Mabillon. Donation: 5 E

*19 April-- 6PM-8PM. Author Andrew Hussey discusses “PARIS: THE SECRET HISTORY” Complimentary appetizers, no-host full bar. Books for sale from Brentanos. About his writing: “He came for Jim Morrison & returned to live, teach & absorb the secret underbelly of the City of Light; the marginal & subversive elements in the city–insurrectionists, vagabonds, sexual outsiders & criminals.” As Caroline Weber says in THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW: “addictively readable & richly detailed.” AT: Hotel L’Horset L’Opéra, 18 rue D’Antin, Paris. Tickets: 20 euros. Reservations : terrance@paris-expat.com or after 5 april 06 70 98 13 68

*19 avril--19h. Rencontre avec Didier Lestrade pour son nouveau livre « Cheikh - Journal de campagne » Journaliste à Gai Pied, Libération ou Têtu, fondateur Act Up France, Didier Lestrade a été l'un des militants gays les plus actifs des dernières décennies. Depuis 2002, il vit retiré en Normandie, dans une maison isolée, entourée d'un grand jardin qu'il cultive en permanence, sur les traces de Henry David Thoreau. Pour autant il ne rompt pas les ponts avec le milieu gay parisien, ce qui lui permet d'analyser dans ce journal avec beaucoup de justesse la vie des homosexuels d'aujourd'hui. Parution le 10 avril 2007 aux Editions Flammarion AT : Les Mots à la Bouche, rue du croix de la bretonnerie, 75004 Paris.

*20 avril à 19h : En avant-première, rencontre avec ANNE-LAURE MAHÉ à l'occasion de la parution de son roman et du DVD Ticket de caisse (La Cerisaie). Avec la participation de comédiens-nes du film. Une histoire insolite, pleine d'humour noir, satire de la société de consommation, qui est rythmée par les voix de celles et ceux qui ont croisé Lilith Putien. Anne-Laure Mahé a déjà publié deux romans, 360 rue des degrés et Comment ça se finit ? ainsi que plusieurs nouvelles toujours aux éditions de La Cerisaie. En même temps que ce dernier roman, un DVD a été réalisé et sera inclus dans l'édition collector du livre. AT : 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/

25th April - 15h30 WH Smith’s April Kids' Club on Theme: Peter Rabbit! Come to the Children's Corner for games, books, & more! FREE! RSVP not necessary. AT: WHSmith, 248 rue de Rivoli, 75001 M° Concorde.

25 avril à 19h : Vernissage de l'exposition de photos de RICHTER "For Girls Eyes Only II". Richter photographie la scène rock depuis plusieurs années. Il nous offre ici une sélection de photos de rockeuses et autres musiciennes parues dans le magazine la Dixième Muse depuis un an et demi ainsi que des photos inédites. AT : 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/

26 April--7.30 pm -9.00 pm Brentano's Readers' Group will discuss: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Please call Brentano's to reserve your place - 01 42 61 52 50. More info/to sign up for the group: thomas.sarah@wanadoo.fr

*26 avril 2007 à 19h. Yves-Noël Genod au Musée Zadkine : Yves-Noël Genod (1962) comédien et danseur pour Claude Régy ou Loïc Touzé, conçoit des spectacles, shows, performances, interventions hydrides où la poésie, le texte est l’un des horizons. On lui doit notamment En attendant Genod, Lieu Unique, Nantes, 2003 ; La garde-robe à danser avec Julien Gallée-Ferré et Micha Derrider, Saint-Jean-de-Mont, 2004 ; Pour en finir avec Claude Régy suivi de Le Groupe Saint Augustin on Ice, Une saison en enfer, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers, 2004 ; Fête de la poste, Poste Philippe de Girard, Paris, 2006 ; Domaine de la jalousie, Montévidéo, Marseille, 2006 ; Elle court dans la poussière, la rose de Balzac, Ménagerie de Verre, Paris, 2006…. Genod :« … car je suis sobre comme Warhol déjà cité et comme Baudelaire … » circulera de Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), auteur des Fleurs du Mal (1857) et des Petits poèmes en prose (1862) à Andy Warhol (1928-1987), artiste visuel, cinéaste, l’un ouvrant, l’autre refermant la modernité. 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 Responsable de la programmation : Jérôme Mauche

*29 avril—16h30 Rumour has it you can come & join this monthly SLAM at GABALOON (pub/bar) Frequent readers in French, the event is open to Anglophones as well. M°: Alexandre Dumas (turn right, & it is something like 14 rue Bagnolet).

*29th April—at 7.30 pm Moving Parts invites you to a Playreading in English : Danny Rukavina’s "The Buckley Finishing Line" Contact Stephanie to book a reading of YOUR play. Programme subject to change, see: http://www.scamparis.com/ or e-mail movingparts@wanadoo.fr to receive monthly mailings AT : Carr's Pub & Restaurant,1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, M°: Tuileries

NOTE: Find a listing of more poetry readings in French at: http://www.poezibao.typepad.com/ run by Florence Trocmé!

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PART II: CLASSES by start date.
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Sat 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April..The Other Writers' Workshop: 3-5pm: 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. “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/ 3 euro charge for taking part
April 2 & 3: Mon 10am-5pm, w/1hr lunch break; Tues: 10:00am - 1:00pm “Memory, Secrets & Immortality; Writing the Stories of our Lives” special semi-intensive course using journaling, writing meditations & dream awareness to create new writing or to further existing projects. 124€ at WICE, 20 blvd du Montparnasse. 01 45 66 75 50. http://www.wice-paris.org/courses/
Monday - Thursday, April 9th - 12th; 10:00am - 12:00 noon “The Art(s) & Craft of Screenwriting: A European Perspective” How is screenwriting different from other forms of writing? What are the "profound differences" between the American & European filmmaking experience? To be commercial versus being an "auteur"? This course is designed to broaden the vision of screenwriting. 110€ at WICE, 20 blvd du Montparnasse. 01 45 66 75 50. http://www.wice-paris.org/courses/
Mon - Thurs, April 9th -12th Time: 1:30 – 4:00pm “The Hollywood Screenplay: How to write for the Movies (...& we don't mean Film)” Explore the Design, Craft, & Art of telling stories for the Big Screen-- The process of Screenwriting is studied from several angles for depth of understanding & practical use. 110€ at WICE, 20 blvd du Montparnasse. 01 45 66 75 50. http://www.wice-paris.org/courses/
April 21st from 3-6 pm THE SCRIPT PITCH THAT REALLY SELLS with Judith Merians : Learn how to tell and sell an idea, make it clear, communicate a story in dramatic and visual ways, and describe a full length work in a few action-packed verbal minutes that can capture the interest of film producers. Get the inside information on the rules and customs of the pitch meeting, how to select the right producer for your script, what the target marketplace is for your story. Find out how to make the film industry executive say "Great, I want it." AT: Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais 96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris M° Temple, Republique or Arts et Metier. Judith Merians has been an entertainment lawyer and executive, literary agent, and film school professor in Los Angeles for over 25 years.Details at http://www.parlerparis.com/liveinfrance/index.html

MAY PARIS POETRY WORKSHOP with Cecilia Woloch: May 13 - 18, 2007. Cecilia Woloch leads a 5-day intensive workshop for poets at all levels of development. Morning workshops with writing exercises & feedback; afternoon craft talks with representatives of the Paris literary community, then evening readings -- including an evening of bi-lingual performance poetry at WICE, an IVY reading with NY poets Steve Dalachinsky & Yuko Otomo, & a culmination reading by workshop participants. 2 fellowships covering the majority of workshop costs will be offered this year for performance poets. Cecilia Woloch is the author of Sacrifice, a BookSense 76 selection; Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem ; & Late. Her newest collection, Narcissus, was awarded the Snowbound Prize & will be published by Tupelo Press in 2007. For more details & to register: Cecilia Woloch: ceciwo@aol.com or www.ceciliawoloch.com
APPLY BEFORE MAY 7th for : June 4 -- June 9, 2007 Wroxton Writers’ Retreat Alfred Corn Director. 5-day poetry course in a beautiful setting in Oxfordshire, 3km west of Banbury. Morning workshops with Anne-Marie Fyfe, whose most recent poetry collections are The Ghost Twin & Tickets from a Blank Window. For many years she has organised the Coffee-House Poetry readings & writing classes at the Troubadour Coffee-House in London’s Earl Court. Afternoon tutorials may be scheduled with Anne-Marie Fyfe or Alfred Corn (Corn, a U.S. citizen, has published nine books of poetry, the most recent, Contradictions.) Guest poet Craig Raine will give a reading during the week & the week ends w/ student reading. Five nights, full room & board, & the course, : £ 525. Comfortable, quiet housing w/priv bath, + well-cooked meals, with vegetarian option. To apply, send three poems & a brief CV to Alfred Corn, alfredc1@netzero.com before May 7, 2007.

Sign up now for the July 2007 PARIS WRITERS' WORKSHOP offering courses in memoir, fiction, poetry, etc. An intense, action-packed week of writing in Paris which takes place at WICE. http://www.wice-paris.org/

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PART III: News REVIEWS & reviews NEWS
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April is POETRY MONTH book suggestions: Please support poetry’s continued existence by buying someone a poetry book this month. Some great books by local poets or frequent Paris visitors like Marilyn Hacker, Cole Swensen, Jeffrey Greene, CK Williams, Michelle Noteboom, Joe Ross, Lisa Pasold, Alice Notley, Cecilia Woloch, Cyrus Cassells, Ellen Hinsey, Claire Potter, Pansy Maurer Alvarez or Denis Hirson (and my own book) are at Red Wheelbarrow or Village Voice. Red WB also has some exciting, hard-to-get-here Atelos Press books and Univ of CA Press books in (ask if you don’t see them), or books by Lisa Fishman and Richard Meier (who read last month for IVY). V Voice also carries a great array of Anne Carson work, including the recent Decreation or The Beauty of the Husband. At Berkeley Books who can keep their hands off of a great copy of Mallarmé, Oppen, Ovid, Frost, HD or Bishop—to talk about some of the classics—or contemporaries like Michael Palmer! Shakespeare & Co is still the stop for Ginsberg and Co, but Sylvia has been branching out and wishes to continue to expand the poetry offerings, so go and discover what’s new on her shelves!!! Finally, Abbey has a fabulous used copies of poetry books by Canadians and many other Anglophones, check out their large array, even find some of the romantics still in leather binding! Why not buy someone a poetry book IN FRENCH? See Michèle Ignazi bookstore, rue de Jouy 75004 for a fabulous selection and great advice.

SUBMIT: Harriet Tarlo is currently editing an issue of How2 on women & eco-poetics -- please see http://how2calls.blogspot.com/ for the call for papers/creative work if you are interested. As I'm sure most of you know, How2 accepts work by women & work on women (by both men & women) who wrote or currently write in the modernist or contemporary experimental tradition. The deadline for accepting work is 18 May & further guidelines regarding submission can be found at the address above.

SUBMIT/READ: INK magazine, a monthly English language publication, is looking for contributors. Broadly featuring literature, language, Anglo-French cultural relations, arts & all forms of creative writing, INK is themed by a letter of the alphabet & we're looking for contributions for the V edition! We welcome contributions related to any of the above. Ideally pieces should be between 500 & 1000 words & should be emailed to us by Monday 9th April at mailto:inkparis@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEER FOR WRITING WORKSHOP!: Yes, the PWW Needs You! Paris Writers Workshop, 20 years young this summer, needs volunteers, especially those with PR & publicity skills. Join a great team working on this summer’s Workshop & planning next year’s Anniversary Fete. For complete info, contact Mary Ellen, me_gallagher@hotmail.com
SUBMIT FICTION !: Concours de nouvelles 2007 contre l'homophobie : Dans le cadre de la Journée mondiale de lutte contre l'homophobie du 17 mai 2007, le concours de nouvelles contre l'homophobie est lancé à nouveau pour la troisième année consécutive. Les candidats et candidates sont invités à présenter une nouvelle d'une longueur de 2000 mots (+ ou – 10%), sur le thème de l'homophobie. Le texte doit être envoyé par mail jusqu’au 30 avril 2007 dernier délai à l'adresse mail : bjaeger@free.fr La revue a publié en mars 2007 un numéro hors série intitulé Nouvelles contre l’homophobie , qui reprend une sélection de onze nouvelles retenues à l'occasion des deux premières éditions de la Journée mondiale. Le texte du lauréat en 2007 sera publié dans la magazine Têtu en septembre et il est prévu de réunir dix nouvelles sélectionnées dans la revue Inverses, à partir des éditions du concours en 2007 et 2008. Le règlement complet du concours peut être consulté sur les sites tetu.com et idahomophobia.org.
CHECK OUT: Cuba-Cola Éditions Inventaire/Invention. See Invention/Inventaire’s site for purchase or order from local French bookstores!

SUBMIT/SUPPORT: this little press out of Chicago. The books look well produced & it is always nice to come across new poetry publishers. Take a peek. Best!: http://www.fractaledgepress.com/

SEE: PARIS TIMES has a new BLOG which is up, with info, fiction from Paris online, etc. Give it a read, see what is up, send in some of your own writing!
READ online: Poet & Critic Alistair Noon has some new poems at Softblow, a Singapore-based poetry website: http://www.softblow.com/noon.html & his review of the Collected Poems of Charles Reznikoff is online at “Litter”: http://leafepress.com/litter1/noon/noon01.html Alistair runs Poetry Hearings, a Berlin annual poetry event which takes place every autumn.
CASTING : Daniel Castro is casting for a feature film which he hopes to shoot in September in or near Paris. This story is paced with music made by a mixture of rhythms & instruments (classic, electric & ethnical), so we are particularly looking for actors (male/female) who can sing, play an instrument or dance. In addition, there is a requirement for many minor characters from all parts of the world. Please send photos, DVDs & resumes to: Fairlight Films, 102, Av. des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, Or cv/photos by email to: daniel.castro@fairlight-films.com

DIAGRAM issue 7.1 is up : http://thediagram.com/ TEXTS IN THIS ISSUE by Hanna Andrews; John Bradley; Nickole Brown; Kate Hill Cantrill; Jennifer Chapis; Shira Dentz; Sandy Florian; Jessica Goodfellow; Scott Hartwich; Michael Johnson; Stephanie Lenox; B. J. Love; Carl Peterson; Lee Felice Pinkas; Kate Schapira; Ash Smith; Michael Walsh. IMAGES: Derek White & Gina Rymarsuk. REVIEWS: [on Jason Bredle's STANDING IN LINE FOR THE BEAST] [Gunnar Benediktsson on Ariana-Sophia M. Kartsonis' INTAGLIO] [Edmund Sandoval on Kellie Wells' SKIN] SCHEMATICS: [Fig. 105. Key Figure.] [Operating-room setup showing tables for instruments & supplies designed to facilitate the work of the surgeon, his assistants, & the nurses.] [Other Assets] [Structure of the Internet] [Summary] [The Result of a Series of Wave Fronts Passing the Edge of a Wall].

READ : Interested in the rich history of performance poetry in France ? Read: « Bye-bye la perf. » un livre + CD audio + DVD 338 pages, 42 euros [ textes, partitions, témoignages, documents, photographies de et autour de 40 ans de performance ] éditions Al Dante & Adriano Parise.
OUT NOW: See the French Magazine « Doc(K)S » Poészie(s) / Théories + Film (DVD Rom) 4ème série n°1/2/3/4. Order a copy through their website or via your local cool little librairie à Paris !!!

READ NOW: online the piece by Kevin Thurston on poet Rod Smith in Artvoice: Rod has been to Paris a few times over the past years to read & it is nice to see what is happening elsewhere, too! http://artvoice.com/issues/v6n10/too_cool_for_schools

To close, an amusing tidbit: Robert Frost wanted to marry his high school sweetheart & tried to impress her with a book of poems he'd written. When she wasn't impressed, he considered drowning himself in a swamp, but decided not to go through with it at the last minute. Later, he finally married the girl. (from Garrison Keillor’s Writers’ Almanac—available daily by email)

Tom Wolfe said, "[I want to explore] the lurid carnival of contemporary life & [bring] it alive on the page brilliantly enough to light up the sky." (from Garrison Keillor’s Writers’ Almanac—available daily by email)

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Scott Hughes said...

I didn't know April was poetry month? Thanks for the info! I like spoken word most of all.