I) Readings & events: asterisks mark book-related events
II) Courses in Creative Writing in Paris & France
III) News Reviews & Reviews News—publications & calls for submissions.
I) READINGS & EVENTS in PARIS in February + early March
UNTIL 20 février from 10h à 13h - 14h à 19h (fermé les week-ends).La Maison d’Argentine vous invite à l’exposition « Cyber- City » Œuvres numériques (1997-2007) Installation de Susana Sulic Projection : Poème vidéo algorithmique « Paris- Buenos Aires » AT : 27 A, Boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris. Tél. : 01 44 16 29 01 RER B : Cité Universitaire
3 février, 19H / Ouverture des Portes : Concert de sortie de EURÊKA, de Laurent Chambert. au Point FMR, Paris En ouverture de ATAK NIGHT 4, ENTREE : 10 Euros + you get a CD !!! Live audio et visuel électronique et acoustique pour la sortie d'EURÊKA. Le billet d'entrée sera accompagné d'un exemplaire du disque. Une pièce de musique électronique produite pour accompagner le dispositif EURÊKA lors de l'exposition DEDANS/DEHORS, château de Lacaze, été 2008. EURÊKA a été produite dans les studios de l'INA-GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales), suite à l'obtention par Laurent Chambert du QWARTZ awards 2008, catégorie expérimentale. L'édition discographique réalisée avec le soutien de la Mairie de Paris (Département de l'Art dans la Ville). En parallèle, sortie de l'album «361» disponible sur : http://www.theothercolors.com/ AT : Point Ephémère, 200 Quai de Valmy, m° Juarès.
*3 Feb: SCWBI’s Savoir Faire with Tioka Tokedira talks about how to get a children's book published AT: The American Library in Paris AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. For more info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
5 Feb 19h30 A Talk in English about Art: Cheryl Bolden discusses 'Images of Blacks in Western Art.' AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. For more info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
*5 Feb at 19.30, admission free, reservation necessary (places limited), in English Meet Tom Swift & Audrey O’Reilly! Playwright Tom Swift and scriptwriter Audrey O’Reilly are the current writers-in-residence at the CCI. He is working on a stage adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story Boule de Suif, commissioned by the Irish theatre company The Performance Corporation. Audrey O’Reilly’s film script deals with the true story of a plot to kill Louis XIV by the woman who claimed to love him most, Athenais de Montespan. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris. Information and reservation for all events: firstname.lastname@example.org
*5 Feb, de 19h - 20h Les jeudis de l'Oulipo à la BNF : Rendez-vous réguliers, les jeudis de l'Oulipo, chers aux amateurs de jeux de l'esprit et de littérature potentielle, continuent d'explorer des thèmes d'actualité, proposant lectures et créations ... site François-Mitterrand, Grand auditorium, entrée libre, M° Bibliothèque, ligne 14.
*5 février à partir de 18h La librairie vous invite à rencontrer Catherine CLEMENT à l'occasion de la parution de « Mémoire », Éditions Stock. AT : Librairie Les Cahiers de Colette, 23-25 rue Rambuteau - 75004 Paris. email@example.com pour être mis sur leur liste de diffusion.
*6 Feb at 6:30 pm, Laurel Zuckerman talks in English about her new book, Les rêves barbares du professeur Collie Paris 7Following the success of Sorbonne Confidential, her caustic tale of an American trying to pass the French aggregation to teach English, PAN member Laurel Zuckerman will be speaking and answering questions about her new novel, Les rêves barbares du professeur Collie, just published by Fayard press January 7th. In Laurel’s words: “ “…it's a book about a man who's so clever he's stupid, a person so obsessed with history that he forgets the present, a guy who loves his work so much that it threatens his life and family.” Refreshments served. This event is free. To sign up & get directions, please contact Mary Ann Rivet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th, 7th & 8th Feb, Drinks 20h30, performance at 21h : Virtual Reality, a darkly comic power play written by Alan Arkin, will be performed. Cast includes Armen Georgian and Robbie Nock, and is directed by Chris Mack. Entrance: 12 euros, or 10 euros for anyone wearing spy glasses or carrying fake student ID. Bar service. AT: La Graine d’Or theatre in 5bis Passage Piver, 11th arr. Password: Swordfish. Metro Belleville or Goncourt. Reservations can be made by calling either 06 61 73 03 66 or 06 08 12 44 19.
7 Feb from 10h00 - 19h00. Used Book Sale at THE AMERICAN LIBRARY. Check out what has to go, get a deal on some fine titles, or discover the obtuse English language gem you never knew you were dying to read!!! Also, this is a great way to support and discover the library!!! The first Saturday of each month. AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. Info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
*FOR KIDS: 7 Feb author talk and workshop for children (3-4 PM) with Orel Protopopescu. Her most recent picture book, TWO STICKS, on sale at the event. More on her at www.orelprotopopescu.com AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. Info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
*7 février à partir de 17h30 La librairie vous invite à rencontrer Tanguy VIEL à l'occasion de la parution de « Paris-Brest », Éditions de Minuit AT : Librairie Les Cahiers de Colette, 23-25 rue Rambuteau - 75004 Paris. email@example.com pour être mis sur leur liste de diffusion.
*8th February at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a screenplay by John McNulty “SYLVIE” A new telling of an age old conflict first recounted in Abbe Prevost's eighteenth century novel MANON LESCAUT, that of the war between passion and money. This modern version tells the tale of a young Mexican musician who is about to be schooled in the hard realities of life when he falls in love with a beautiful young woman who is far out of his price range... Starring ALICE VIAL, ALEXANDER MAKSIK, GERALD MORALES with CAROLINE SOL, ANNA COTTIS, SYLVAIN CHARBONNEAU For more, see: http://www.movingparts.org.uk/, send an e-mail to Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 06 14 67 18 58. AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, M° Tuileries
*9 Feb-19h30: IVY Writers Bilingual Poetry Reading with Michelle Naka Pierce, Chris Pusateri & Marie-Louise Chapelle. BIOS: (complete bios and links on IVY blog) NAKA PIERCE is the author of 2 collections of poems (Beloved Integer, & TRI/VIA) and many chapbooks & anthology publications. She teaches at Naropa’s poetry & poetics program, but is on sabbatical in the UK.PUSATERI is the author of 2 collections of poems, recently ANON at Blazevox Books, and 6 chapbooks as well as various web reading performances & is also on sabbatical in the UK. M-L CHAPELLE is the author of 3 collaborative art-poetry books and a volume of poetry from Théâtre Typographique, . All three authors stretch language on a tightrope between the everyday, pop culture of living, and spaces which take the author’s reality into other contexts (science, violence, travel, politics, art, etc.) NOT TO MISS!!!!!!! AT: LE Next, 17 rue Tiquetonne 75002 Paris, M° Etienne Marcel ou RER/M° Les Halles. For more info : http://ivywritersparis.blogspot.com/
*9 Feb 7pm: The inimitable John Baxter is back to present Carnal Knowledge, a veritable smorgasbord of sin; a delightfully unabashed education in sex and erotic culture. A ‘devilish concupiscent compendium of the culture of modern sex from A to Z, uncovering all things naughty…leaving nothing in between – or to the imagination.’ Elle John Baxter is an acclaimed film critic and biographer. His subjects have included Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, and Robert De Niro. The co-director of the Paris Writers’ Workshop, he is the translator of Harper Perennial’s Naughty French Novels series, and is the author of Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas, We'll Always Have Paris, and A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict. AT: Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, M° St Michel/Cluny Tel: 01 43 25 40 93 http://www.shakespeareco.org/
*10 Feb 8pm Live Poets Society - Poetry Reading featuring Richard Halperin, John Kliphan & Paul Dillon AT: THE HIGHLANDER PUB, 8 RUE DE NEVERS 75006 PARIS, m° ODEON or ST. MICHEL, TEL: 01.43.26.54.20 http://www.the-highlander.fr/ donation 5€
11, 12 Feb 19.30, 7€, PLAY in English Oscar Wilde’s “De Profundis” With Corin Redgrave, who takes centre stage to perform one of the most moving love letters ever written, and breathes life into every word. De Profundis was written by Oscar Wilde to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie), while he was in prison in 1897. It was written on 20 folio sheets of blue-ruled prison paper and was the final literary outpouring of a great mind. Skilful and sensitive editing by Merlin Holland, Wilde's grandson, has condensed this moving essay into a powerful monologue laying bare Wilde's dreadful anguish. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris. Information and reservation for all events: email@example.com
*11 fév à partir de 19h. A l'occasion de la parution de « Revivre la bataille » (Editions de l'Olivier) La librairie Michèle Ignazi a le plaisir de vous inviter à rencontrer Juliette Kahane.
AT : Librairie Michèle Ignazi, 17, rue de Jouy, 75004 Paris 01 42 71 17 00
*11 Feb 19h30 Evenings with an Author presents Biographer Bernard Vincent who will read and talk about his book 'Abraham Lincoln remembered.' AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. For more info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
*11 février à 19h : Rencontre avec AXELLE STÉPHANE pour la parution de son guide lesbien Les filles ont la peau douce (auto-édition). Axelle Stéphane a réalisé le guide qu'en tant que jeune lesbienne elle aurait aimé trouver. Elle s'est lancée dans l'aventure, a interviewé des lesbiennes de tout âge, dans et hors milieu, aux parcours différents. Préfacé par Marie-Jo Bonnet et illustré par La p'tite Blan. AT: la librairie Violette and Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*12 fév à partir de 19h. A l'occasion de la parution de « Le développement des lignes » Editions du Seuil (collection Fiction et Cie) La librairie Michèle Ignazi a le plaisir de vous inviter à une rencontre avec Alain Veinstein AT : Librairie Michèle Ignazi, 17, rue de Jouy, 75004 Paris 01 42 71 17 00
12 Feb See Jane Grey, PhD, Speak. Famous Speeches are re-enacted at the Toastmasters English-speaking club in Paris. Guests are welcome and are not expected to give a speech!!! http://www.toastmasters75.org/ Please visit her website for quotes, recommended reading lists, the story of Hope and more about Paris: http://www.hopeinparis.com/ or get on her email listing email: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
13 février à 19h : Vernissage de l'exposition de CHRISTINE AUBRÉE et DANIELLE CHAREST "Fiction-fiction". Cette exposition met en scène un dialogue entre une fiction littéraire, celle de Danielle Charest, et une fiction photographique, celle de Christine Aubrée. (exposition du 11 février au 8 mars) AT: la librairie Violette and Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*15 Feb at 18h30 Dinner & talk/reading with author Stephen Clark His latest is "Dial M for Merde". 20€ Includes dinner. Reservations & for the address, call Patricia on 06 43 79 35 18
*16 Feb : SPOKEN WORD : starting at 8.30. Come read YOUR work in English or French, on any topic or the theme of the eve, which is Clothes/les vêtements. Off-topic stuff also welcome. AT : Cabaret Populaire "Culture Rapide," 103 rue Julien Lacroix. Métro Belleville or Pyrénées Directions: Metro Belleville (& walk up rue de Belleville) or Pyrénées (& walk down rue de Belleville) It's on the corner of rue de Belleville and rue Julien Lacroix. There's a giant billboard that reads ''Il faut se méfier des mots.''
*16 February at 19h, amphi Poincaré, Ecole Polytechnique: The play “Appointment with Deat” by Agatha Christie wil be performed in English by Professor Chantal Schultz’s students. The event is open to the public and the students would love to have you in the audience. RER Lozère, then a 15 minute walk uphill through the woods (it is nice!) Check the Ecole website for map to the school and building.
*16 Feb 7pm: Mark Ford will be reading from his collection Soft Sift (Faber & Faber, Harcourt Brace) as well as recent work. Mark has published two collections of poetry and has written the critical biography Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams. He has edited various other books of poetry including Frank O’Hara’s Selected Poems and The New York Poets and is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books. AT: Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, M° St Michel/Cluny Tel: 01 43 25 40 93 http://www.shakespeareco.org/
17 Feb 19h30 Evenings with an Expert presents Science writer and photographer Lucia Simion who explores Antarctica & will discuss this work in ENGLISH.AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. For more info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
* 17 fév à partir de 19h. A l'occasion de la parution du livre de Gilbert Sorrentino « La lune dans son envol » traduit de l'américain par Bernard Hoepffner, Editions Actes Sud, rencontre avec Bernard Hoepffner. AT : Librairie Michèle Ignazi, 17, rue de Jouy, 75004 Paris, tél : 01 42 71 17 00
*18 Feb 19h30 Evenings with an Author presents novelist Ward Just who will read from the forthcoming 'Exiles in the Garden.' AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. For more info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
*18 février à 19h : Concert-lecture-rencontre de la chanteuse-romancière LOLA LAFON à l'occasion de la sortie en poche de son dernier roman De ça je me console (J'ai lu). AT: la librairie Violette and Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*19 Feb 19.30, admission free, in English “Regard sur l’Irlande: Susan McKay” Susan McKay is a writer and journalist whose latest book Bear in Mind these Dead looks with courage, integrity and humanity at many of the victims of the northern “Troubles”. She exposes the difficulty of finding answers when face-to-face with a painful legacy; her comprehensive and unsparing focus highlights victims from all categories and without any hierarchy. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris. Information and reservation for all events: email@example.com
*20 février à 19h : Rencontre avec IRÈNE ZEILINGER sur son ouvrage Non c'est non (Zones). Irène Zeilinger est sociologue et formatrice d'autodéfense pour femmes. Elle a travaillé avec plus de 3000 femmes depuis 15 ans dans différents pays dont la France. AT: la librairie Violette and Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*22 Feb at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a screenplay by Lance Tait, "Sally Robinson". For more, see: http://www.movingparts.org.uk/, send an e-mail to Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 06 14 67 18 58. AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, M° Tuileries
*23 Feb 7pm: Dr Chris Jones, prize-winning lecturer and poet will be exploring the use of Old English in 20th century poetry, reading from Pound, Auden, Wilbur, Borges, Levertov and Heaney. His most recent monograph is Strange Likeness (Oxford University Press). ‘Intellectually convincing, while most valuable, perhaps, for its astute and responsive treatment of particular poems. Strange Likeness has stimulated my own search for finds . . . ‘ - Anthony Moore, Essays in Criticism AT: Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, M° St Michel/Cluny Tel: 01 43 25 40 93 http://www.shakespeareco.org/
*24 Feb 19.30, admission free, in English Rencontre with Edna O’Brien. Born in Co. Clare, Edna O’Brien is famous for her rich and sensuous prose often dealing with women’s disappointment in love. Her literary breakthrough came with The Country Girls trilogy (1960-64) which, like much of her subsequent work, was critical of the prevailing Catholic and nationalistic moral order in Ireland. Her works have gained wide acclaim and her book of short stories Lantern Slides won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 1990. O’Brien’s novel The Light of Evening was published in 2006 and she will read from her works including Byron in Love, published this year. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris. Information and reservation for all events: email@example.com
FOR KIDS: 25th Feb at 3:30p.m WH SMITH’s KIDS CLUB Featuring "The Foggy Foggy Forest" by Nick Sharratt
*25 Feb 19h30 Evenings with an Author presents award-winning author Diane Johnson (of Le Divorce and other works) who will present & read from her new novel 'Lulu in Marrakech.' AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. For more info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
FOR KIDS: 28 Feb 15.00, admission free, reservation necessary (places limited) Collage workshop with Georgia Russell Artist Georgia Russell follows on from her successful “Ateliers pour artistes en herbe” with this creative afternoon for children aged 6 to 10 years old. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris. Information and reservation for all events: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH EVENTS Sampler from week 1 …
*2 March 7pm: Rosie Whitehouse, writer and publisher of Reportage Books, presents Denise Affonço, author of To Hell and Back. In one of the most powerful memoirs of persecution ever written, Denise Affonço recounts how her comfortable life in Phnom Penh was torn apart when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia in April 1975. As a French citizen, Denise Affonço was offered a choice: she could either flee to France with her children or they could all stay together in Cambodia with her husband, Seng, who did not have a French passport. Denise decided the family should stay together. ‘...the sober and moving retelling of a nightmare survived.’ - The Economist AT: Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, M° St Michel/Cluny Tel: 01 43 25 40 93 http://www.shakespeareco.org/
*4 March 19h30 Evenings with an Expert presents 'The International Herald Tribune: Current challenges, future prospects.' A discussion with Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher, and Alison Smale, executive editor. AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. For more info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
4 March 19.30, admission free, reservation necessary (places limited) Guided visit of the Old Library at the Irish Cultural Center. This visit is organized as part of Library Ireland Week and provides a further opportunity to see the Old Library and its illuminated manuscripts. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris. Information and reservation for all events: email@example.com
7 March, from 10h00 - 19h00. Used Book Sale at THE AMERICAN LIBRARY. Check out what has to go, get a deal on some fine titles, or discover the obtuse English language gem you never knew you were dying to read!!! Also, this is a great way to support and discover the library!!! The first Saturday of each month. AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. Info: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ or 01 53 59 12 60.
*8 March at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading IN FRENCH of a play by Emmanuel Prelle, "Zone Sensible". For more, see: http://www.movingparts.org.uk/, send an e-mail to Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 06 14 67 18 58. AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, M° Tuileries
PART II: CREATIVE WRITING Workshops
Wednesday Evenings : CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with Janet Siskelian Charles in the upstairs library of Shakespeare & Company. "We write to taste life twice" Anaïs Nin. The seven-week workshop at Shakespeare and Company unites writers of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds as participants come together to read, write, and share. Experienced writers encourage those who have never participated in a writing workshop, while intermediate and advanced writers receive concrete feedback and editing suggestions on their work. This workshop is a great place to discover new poetry and prose, to learn about different genres and writing techniques, to meet people who love to talk about literature and writing, and to share your work. Cost : 70 euros. E-mail email@example.com for details & to sign up.
Creative Writing Workshop with Sarah Emily Miano, author of “Encyclopaedia of Snow” (Picador 2003) & “Van Rijn” (Picador 2006) For New and experienced writers (in English) with serious aspirations and a commitment to writing quality fiction — including prose, poetry, drama & screenwriting. Students are encouraged to bring works in progress or an idea for a specific project. Workshop focus: Develop and sharpen your skills as a writer. Attain a clear sense of direction in your work - whether you are just getting started, need help in continuing or getting unstuck, or grappling with revision. Identify personal strengths, gain an understanding of the key aspects of fiction writing: characterization, plot, theme, voice, dialogue, narration, structure and scene-setting. Sarah Emily Miano, born in Buffalo, NY, is a former chef, tour guide and private investigator, received an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA (studying under W. G. Sebald). “Encyclopaedia of Snow”, her first novel, was published in the UK, Germany, Spain, South America, Holland, Poland, Korea and Slovakia. Van Rijn earned an Arts Council Writers’ Award. She now lives in Paris & reviews fiction for The Observer & The Times while working on her 3rd novel. Please contact Sarah Emily Miano ASAP for further details (venue, time, etc.) & to reserve a place: firstname.lastname@example.org
Generative Writing with Jennifer K Dick, Friday the 13th Feb: 1 to 3pm. Get started, or started again. The real task of the author is to face down the white page and come away with words (to live by? To excite? To go on an adventure with? To sing?). More than that, of course, is renewing the excitement of meeting that challenge, of getting down those first lines the next time round. This 2 hour class focuses, therefore, on re-triggering the written word for you, getting your stories, poems, prose poems started, opening up your memory, introducing exciting juxtaposition into your writing using a wide variety of techniques. Open to all genres and all levels of writing, the workshop will involve writing on the spot, sharing feedback with others and trying new things. You will walk away with a few short starts you might find yourself developing later into a novel, a series of poems, a play. Perhaps you’ll even leave with a finished short prose piece. A packet of photocopies will also be supplied, to give various writing style examples (of character, keeping the writing moving forward, description /scene /setting, and various genres). This packet is designed to introduce you to new authors, perhaps some you’ll want to read a lot more of! Price 30 euros. Contact Jennifer for full details, or to sign up at email@example.com
Thursday evenings, 7-9.30pm, in the upstairs library: WRITING BY THE SEINE "Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery." Henry Miller Find your voice. Hone your craft. Study the masters. Join an ongoing craft class for beginning and intermediate prose writers. Full details at http://www.shakespeareco.org/writing_by_the_seine.html Cost 50 euros. For more information and to reserve your place, please email the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org Susannah Elisabeth Pabot AT: Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, M° St Michel/Cluny Tel: 01 43 25 40 93 http://www.shakespeareco.org/
CHECK OUT: The First Sunday of the Month Writers Group upstairs at Shakespear & Co. 7-830PM. It’s not necessary to be writing a novel, it runs like a traditional writers group: if you have something to share, bring it!!! Questions about the group? Contact christine voillemin
Every Saturday, 5-7pm: 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 and 5 copies. Or just come to listen and 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 and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, M° St Michel/Cluny Tel: 01 43 25 40 93 http://www.shakespeareco.org/ Animated by David Barnes.
Thursday, March 5 – Sunday, March 8: SCBWI France presents a Seaside Retreat on the coast of Brittany in Moëlan-sur-mer, France Four days, three nights and ten writers and illustrators Join us for this weekend escape. Spend your days in roundtable discussions and workshops led by a faculty headed by award-winning children’s author, Lee Weatherly. We will also be joined by author-illustrators, Sue Porter and Jan Ormerod. Your evenings will be spent in critique sessions and sharing your work. During your free time, recharge your batteries walking along the coast, enjoying a yoga class, writing or sketching. 198E for SCBWI members, 218E for non-member, Train ticket (TGV Paris-Quimperlé) not included. Enrollment is limited. For more information, please contact: Dana Carey, Event Coordinator email@example.com or call 02 98 39 22 46
Annual Writers' Workshop at La Roche D'hys will be held from June 21-29th 2009 this year! Watch next month for further details, or get on board already by emailing Howard Aster
PART III: Reviews News & New Reviews
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SUBMIT to new Paris Lit Review “PLATFORM”. See their site: http://www.platformparis.com/ for more. Deadline 30 April 2009 for issue one out in June 2009!!!
SUBMIT STORIES: Glimmer Train Press: “Family Matters” issue. A prize of $1,200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story about family. Submit a story of 1,200 to 12,000 words with a $15 entry fee by January 31. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines. Also send in for their Very Short Fiction Award A prize of $1,200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given biannually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 3,000 words with a $15 entry fee by February 28. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines. Glimmer Train Press, 1211 NW Glisan Street, Suite 207, Portland, OR 97209. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors. http://www.glimmertrain.org/
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: for SOS Help, the English-speaking hotline in Paris, receives thousands of phone calls each year, and needs volunteer listeners and other supporters such as fundraisers and publicists. If you’d like to get involved, attend ONE of the recruitment sessions held on: February 4th or February 10th at 7 pm at the American Church of Paris, 65 Quai d'Orsay, Paris 7e. All volunteers undergo training. Please kindly note that they require a 15-month commitment from Listener candidates and a 6-month commitment for Supporter applicants. Full details on http://www.soshelpline.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RESIDENCY at BYRDCLIFFE ARTS Colony: 1 month residencies for artists, writers, and composers. Beautiful, historic setting, secluded yet close to Village of Woodstock, NY. Private room and studio space in rustic turn-of-century inn. Access to galleries, performances, and hiking. (Playwrights, U.S. citizens only, may apply for the Handel Fellowship. $300) Four 4-week sessions. June–September. Deadline: March 2. Fee: $35. Mail to: The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Artist-in-Residence Program, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498. For details and application: http://www.woodstockguild.org/, or (845) 679-2079.
CONVERSATION IN ENGLISH : The Parler Paris website calendar lists lots of up-to-date English-speaking events & conversation partner listings. See: http://www.parlerparis.com/calendar.html
OUT IN PRINT NOW: “Bonjour Burgundy: Wriitings from http://www.larochedhys.com/ » edited by John B. Lee, a collection of poems and photos emerging from the Writers' Workshop held annually at La Roche d'Hys, in Burgundy has just been published by Mosaic Press, http://www.mosaic-press.com/. Order your copies from the Bookstore at http://www.mosaic-press.com/, Shakespeare & Co., Paris, Amazon.com, or your local bookseller.For more information about the forthcoming Fifth Writers' Workshop, June 21-29, 2009 at La Roche d'Hys, please write to email@example.com or http://www.larochedhys.com/
SEEKING CREW FOR PLAY IN ENGLISH: Alan Rossett is looking for backstage crew : Writer director looking for one or two backstage assistants for a play, particularly with the lighting. Opening: 19 March. Very flexible schedule but implies attending some rehearsals and helping with setting up the lights a week before the opening. We'll be playing Thursdays and Fridays at 8:45, Sundays at 3..till May 15th. Would alternate running lights with another helper already on hand. Auteur-metteur en scene cherche un ou deux stagiaires pour assister avec la regie d'une piece a Paris, en particulier la lumiere. Creation : le 19 mars. L'emploi du temps pourrait etre tres flexible mais il faut pointer a quelques repetitions et assister avec le montage lumiere une semaine avant la creation. La piece se jouera les jeudis et les vendredis a 20h45 et les dimanches a 15h...jusqu'au 15 mai...systeme d'alternation avec un membre de notre compagnie. Petite gratification. Contact: Alan Rossett tel : 01 42 63 98 14 e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
JUST OUT: Andrew Zawacki’s new collection of poetry, out from Talisman House, Petals. Of Zero Petals of One, easily available via spd books at: http://www.spdbooks.org/Products/20450/petals-of-zero-petals-of-one.aspx This is Zawacki’s third collection. He spends part of the year in Paris.
CHECK OUT THIS PRESS with “At the Emptying of Dustbins” by Alistair Noon This attractively designed chapbook is now available from the Norfolk-based press which specialises in contemporary, cutting-edge poetry. Alistair Noon's writing is characterised by a worldly intelligence, striking verbal dexterity and a technical accomplishment by no means common in today's poetry world. He is a writer to keep an eye on over the next few years. At the Emptying of Dustbins is available from Oystercatcher Press for £4, inclusive of UK postage. Readers from outside the U.K. can order by PayPal, if preferred, through the publisher's website. Orders to Europe costs £4.50, whilst orders from ouside Europe will cost £5.00 to cover postage. http://www.oystercatcherpress.com/ Orders sent by post should be addressed to: Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL , U.K. with cheques made out to Peter Hughes. Oystercatcher Press elicits & prints new poetry in handsome covers - promptly, while the work is still smouldering. Future works includes poetry by David Chaloner, Michael Haslam, Randolph Healey, Elizabeth James, John James, Lisa Samuels, Matina Stamatakis and many others. £20 gets you 6. See the website for more titles!
NEW at FUTUREPOEM BOOKS: This exciting innovative poetry press announces the publication of Marcella Durand's “TRAFFIC & WEATHER”, Futurepoem Books. See their site to order, or for more books: http://www.futurepoem.com/
SUBMIT CREATIVE WRITING to STEAM TICKET, an annual journal of the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from established and emerging writers, January 1–March 15. Cash prizes will be awarded for best story and poem, judged by editors—no entry fee required. Electronic submissions are encouraged: http://www.steamticket.org/.
SUBSCRIBE FOR BOOKS: Ugly Duckling Presse: 2009 FULL PRESSE SUBSCRIPTION still available, but closing soon $100 Basic Subscription (over 25 different books, chaps, and prints of the 2009 season) $150 Supporting Subscription (as above, plus you can be listed as a supporter and deduct $50 from yr taxes) TO SUBSCRIBE ONLINE: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tsEMxOczGvT1dLbRh69utaInIe8AQj2dhVvWsg0Iq9CF0hfMnU_clavUxfAcy1fqwZvDc2J2t96EgDQiB6apa0qkJeVOo0iffrbl7G2Bl6VmjUYyhDETaprEKwwPvN8remHXTqjtnOeGhgNUKWzzBA== NOTE: Subscriptions like this one help keep exciting smaller presses alive. Consider co-subscribing with friends in Paris to help defray postage costs!!!!
JOIN: The Orbis group http://www.facebook.com/n/?group.php&gid=53636000056 and send work to the Orbis International Literary Journal. Read/get a copy of Orbis 145, Autumn 2008 with Front cover photograph by Dave Wood http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/http://www.liverpoolstreetgallery.com/ Special Issue Celebrating Liverpool and Culture Poets include Mandy Coe (Sheela-na Gig); Michael Henry (Everton Mint); Elizabeth Hourston (A Slave’s Progress); Laura LeHew (The Seeds of Recession);Phill Provance (Outside Odessa); Cliff Yates (Liverpool 2008: Satsang with Paul)Along with: Tonia Bevins, Alison Chisholm, Lizzy Dening, Pat Fearon, Carol Fenlon, Rebecca Goss, Colin Harris, Clare Kirwan, Cath Nichols, Peggy Poole, Collette Power, Pauline Rowe, Colin Salmon. Prose from Dinesh Allirajah (Items One To Seventeen) and Norma Cohen (The Fish and Chip Boat, from Karl Marx was a Scouser). Past Master: Gladys Mary Coles on Felicia Hemans.
SEEKING WORK for MIDWAY JOURNAL. Accepting submissions now through the end of May. Please visit http://www.midwayjournal.com/ for complete submissions guidelines. Direct all inquiries to email@example.com.