Part I: May's Readings & Events listed in Chronological order:
(Followed by Part II: Workshops List,
& Part III: Reviews news calls for work & publications)
Until 10th of May : Le Jardin d'Acclimatation à Paris organise cette année son festival autour d'une thématique américaine et s'intitule Des Américains au Jardin (11 avril-10 mai). De nombreuses manifestations rythment le festival (danse, librairies et rencontres avec des auteurs, peintres et photographes sous l’égide de Dorothy’s Gallery, etc.). Programme sur : http://www.jardindacclimatation.fr/ Métro Sablons Prix d'entrée: 2,70€
*30 April at 5:30 pm: GRAHAM SWIFT and the RWB will be at the Sorbonne presents 'Making an Elephant, Writing from Within'- the new collection of non fiction by Graham Swift. AT: The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 22, rue St. Paul, 75004 Paris. Tel (+33) 1 48 04 75 08 http://www.theredwheelbarrow.com/ M° St Paul (or Cité des Arts)
2 May 10h00-19h00: Used BOOK SALE all day at the Library. AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris. Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma Marceau or RER C: Pont de l'Alma.
*3rd May at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of screenplay by Corneliu Mitrache DEATH ROW DIARY. When Ana, an English teacher from Seattle, watches a young surfer on the news talking about his encounter with a shark, her life spirals out of control. The stranger resembles not only the boy she loved and lost in her teens but also their son who died in a motorcycle accident. Curiosity leads to obsession... Starring KAY BOURGINE, LORIAN JAMES, STEPHANIE CAMPION, TAELOR RANZAU, ANNA COTTIS, BILL DUNN, DAVID HOVIS, & MICHAEL STROMME. AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, Metro : Tuileries
*4 Mai SpokenWord: starting at 8.30. Come read YOUR work in English or French, on any topic or the theme of the eve, Fear/la peur It doesn't have to be some grand FEAR in capital letters, it could be a small fear. It could even be a phobia of curtains. Alternatively, write something that has some relation to fear e.g. one with courage in it. It doesn't have to be a story/poem/etc about fear, it might just mention something fearful or troubling obscurely. Just as on the Furniture night poems about all kinds of things just happened to contain the odd piece of furniture.Off-topic stuff also welcome.Also, H.P. Lovecraft. Off-topic stuff also welcome. AT : Cabaret Populaire "Culture Rapide," 103 rue Julien Lacroix. Métro Belleville or Pyrénées (Corner of rue de Belleville & rue Julien Lacroix). There's a giant billboard that reads ''Il faut se méfier des mots'' on the corner ! http://spokenwordparis.blogspot.com/
4 & 5 May at 8:30pm. Scottish comedian Phil Kay comes to LAUGHING MATTERS. Organizer Karel Beer writes “this will be Phil's 5th trip to Paris a run that began in late 1997 when I did the very first show at the Hotel du Nord. The place was packed Phil was wild, unpredictable, unruly and quite brilliant. I knew from then on that comedy had found a new home in Paris and a wonderful seven year run at the HdN ensued. this however will be Phil's first visit to la Java and this ex resident of Glasgow will be coming across by ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe and onwards by train. He loves to travel and he travels well even if he can be a messy eater. These days he lives near Brighton which is why his Paris jaunt entails ships and rail. be prepared for nothing being prepared 'cause anything can happen and almost always does when Phil very special Kay comes to town. e.g. when he was here in late 2002 he came he saw and he conkered, he also locked me out of my office at 2 a.m., lost me a mobile phone, had the bike stolen that I rented for him, dropped my guitar several times and had six Time Out staff members ejected from the gig! That's the high priest of brinkmanship... oh and then when he arrived back in England he called to say he'd left his own phone in a shop near the canal...he was back in 2004 for memorable shows in Paris and Milano from where he had every intention of copulating in a gondola in venice during his sojournbut that's another story.maybe he'll tell it to you.” AT: LA JAVA, 105, faubourg du Temple Paris 75010, tickets on the night 20€, includes 2€ two show temp membership card carrying full time member & students 15 € For more info: http://www.anythingmatters.com/email_comedy.htm
*5 mai, 19h, Lecture : Yves Boudier, Jacques Demarcq, Daniel Pozner, Jean-Michel de Vaulchier et la revue Faire Part AU : MOTif, 6 villa Marcel-Lods (Passage de l'Atlas) 75019 Paris, M° Belleville
*5 mai à 19h : Rencontre avec MARIE-CLAIRE BLAIS pour la présentation en avant-première de son roman Naissance de Rebecca à l'ère des tourments (Seuil). Poursuivant son oeuvre depuis de nombreuses années, le grande romancière canadienne (les Nuits de l'Underground, Augustino et le choeur de la destruction...) constitue un récit polyphonique passant avec virtuosité d'un personnage à l'autre, d'une analyse psychologique à une description esthétique ou à une critique politique. Marie-Claire Blais est considérée comme l'une des plus remarquables écrivains québécois. Elle a reçut, parmi de nombreux prix, le Médicis pour Une saison dans la vie d'Emmanuel et récemment le plus grand prix littéraire canadien, le Prix du Gouverneur. AT : Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*6 mai à 19h : Rencontre "Les filles passent à l'attaque" avec cinq auteures de la collection "Nouvelle génération" (J'ai lu). CHLOÉ DELAUME (présence sous réserve) est écrivaine et performeuse. Elle a publié une quinzaine de livres, dont le dernier Dans ma maison sous terre (Seuil). AUDREY DIWAN est journaliste, scénariste et éditrice (dernier roman chez Flammarion De l'autre côté de l'été). BARBARA ISRAËL est écrivaine et réalisatrice de documentaires (dernier roman chez S. Millon : Miss Saturne). Elle décrit dans son premier roman Pop Heart la génération des années 80. LOLA LAFON est romancière et musicienne (premier roman Une fièvre impossible à négocier chez Flammarion et premier CD Grandir à l'envers de rien). STÉPHANIE POLACK a publié son premier roman Route Royale dans lequel Constance, 21 ans, sort de prison, seule et révoltée. Histoire d'une renaissance. AT : Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*6 May 7 pm. Cara Black with Leighton Gage. C Black will be reading and discussing her latest novel, “MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER”, the 9th Aimée Leduc Investigation in Paris and Leighton Gage will read from the Brazilian investigations! A dynamic duo: not to miss!!! With the staff and support of the Red Wheelbarrow. AT: The American Library in Paris 10, Rue Géneral Camou 75007 Paris
*6 May at 19.30 “Speaking strings: Garth Knox with special guest, author Sean Hardie” Live electronics: Carl Faia For this evening of music, Garth Knox explores the connections between string instruments and the speaking voice. On the viola, he interacts with Sean Hardie, writer-in-residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, who will read from his own texts. On the viola d’amore, he plays a new piece composed by Ed Bennett during his residency at the CCI that uses live electronics and the musician’s own voice. The final piece of the evening is Garth Knox’s own version of "Beowulf" for medieval fiddle, voice and live electronics. , 7€ AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: firstname.lastname@example.org
7 May Afternoon walk In the Footsteps of Aimée Leduc. Enjoy taking this Walking Tour with novelist Cara Black, as you trace the steps of her Dectective always on the trail of the next murder—most recently in the latin quarter! http://www.paris-expat.com/
* 7 mai à partir de 19 heures, à l'occasion de la parution de « Une collecte » (Editions Théâtre typographique) rencontre avec Frédéric Forte. AT : Librairie Michèle Ignazi, 17, rue de Jouy, 75004 Paris, Tél : 01 42 71 17 00, métro : Saint-Paul ou Pont-Marie
7, 14, 21 et 28 mai à 21h30 : MUSIC : « 3 Minutes sur Mer ». Leur premier clip est sur : http://fburls.com/75-Wr8H5nDe/t/cid/518591/sid/86146164 Concerts every Thursday this month at: Living B'art 15 rue de la Vieuville 75018 Paris : Restaurant en entrée libre
*7 May in the afternoon, stop by Red Wheelbarrow to visit with mystery author CARA BLACK who will be passing by the shop. AT: The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 22, rue St. Paul, 75004 Paris. Tel (+33) 1 48 04 75 08 http://www.theredwheelbarrow.com/ M° St Paul (or Cité des Arts)
*8 mai, 19h, Lecture/performance de Bernard Heidsieck & Christian Prigent en ouverture d'un Festival de la poésie sonore à la Maison de la Poésie, Théâtre Molière 157 rue St-Martin, 75004 Paris, M° Les Halles ou Rambuteau, http://www.maisondelapoesieparis.com/spip.php?article467
*9 Mai 20h : “THE SAW PROJECT” Au Studio Coriandre 1ier partie: Solo pour Scie et Poésie ; Scie Musicale et Textes: Chim NWABUEZE. 2ème partie: TRIO: Bobby FEW: Piano électrique, Chim NWABUEZE: Scie, Etc., & Harry SWIFT: Contre basse. Participation: 8 euros AT : Le lieu: Studio Coriandre, 86 rue Gaston Lauriau, Montreuil Metro: Marie de Montreuil Tel: 01 43 63 86 92. Directions (5 minutes à pied): En sortant du metro, prenez L'Avenue Walwein, direction rue Franklin. Tournez à droite à la rue Franklin (au carrefour) jusqu'à la rue Gustave Lauriau (elle croise la rue Stalingrad et la rue Rosny).Continuez dans le sens du Lycée Condorcet.
*9 mai à 19h. Spectacle-Performance de Jean-Pierre Balpe “L'ORDINATEUR FAIT SON POÈTE” de Jean-Pierre Balpe avec la comédienne Lara Brühl et des musiques de Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi. Spectacle-performance autour de la génération automatique de la poésie. Durée environ une heure. Prix des places, 5,00 €. à la Maison de la Poésie de Paris, 157 rue Saint-Martin 75003 Paris, Réservations auprès de la Maison de la Poésie au 01 44 54 53 00.
*11 May 7 pm The Dynamic Duo Reading : Cara Black reading with Leighton Gage. Black will be discussing MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER, the 9th Aimée Leduc Investigation in Paris, whereas Gage will read and discuss from her series, the Brazilian investigations. AT: Shakespeare and Company 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris http://www.shakespeareco.org/
*12 May at 19h30: AKILAH OLIVER (USA) & VIRGINIE LALUCQ (France) liront for IVY WRITERS in French & English. Free! BIOS : AKILAH OLIVER is the author of 4 books of poetry: A Toast in the House of Friends (CoffeeHouse, 2009), a(A)ugust (Yo-Yo Labs, 2007), The Putterer’s Notebook (Belladonna, 2006), An Arriving Guard of Angels, Thusly Coming to Greet (Farfalla, 2004). A book of experimental prose poetry the she said dialogues: flesh memory (Smokeproof/Erudite Fangs, 1999) received the PEN American Center’s “Beyond Margins/Open Book” award. She is co-founder of the avant-garde, feminist performance group, The Sacred Naked Nature Girls (SNNG, 1994-1997). VIRGINIE LALUCQ est née en 1975 et vit à Paris. Elle est l’auteure de Couper les tiges (Act Mem/ Comp'act, 2001) et de Fortino Samano (avec Jean-Luc-Nancy, Galilée 2004). Elle a participé à l'anthologie Autres territoires, dirigée par Henri Deluy (Ferrago/Leo Scheer, 2003) dans laquelle elle écrit « Cisailles, butée, copeaux », et a publié dans plusieurs revues, notamment Action poétique, Action restreinte, L'Animal, Les cahiers de Benjy, Issue, Java, Nioques, Les Lettres françaises, La revue des ressources, Les70.com... Elle est également membre du comité de rédaction de la revue Nioques. Oliver will be performing with Paris-based Trumpet player Rasul Siddik & translations will be read by Martin Richet. AT : Le Next, 17 rue Tiquetonne 75002 Paris, M° Etienne Marcel / RER Les Halles. More info: http://ivywritersparis.blogspot.com/
*12 mai, 19h, Venez écouter Édith Azam à la Maison de la Poésie, Théâtre Molière, 157 rue St-Martin, 75004 Paris, M° Les Halles ou Rambuteau
12 May 19h30 Talk about Art Pierre-Alain Tilliette, conservateur en chef at the Bibliothèque Administrative de la Ville de Paris, tells the fascinating story of Alexandre Vattemare, ventriloquist and champion of libraries and museums. AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris. Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma Marceau or RER C: Pont de l'Alma.
* 12 mai à partir de 18 :30 Librarie Techne et l’éditions l’Harmattan vous invitent à la lecture de Nina Zivancevic avec l’éditeur du livre "Sous le Signe de Cyber-Cybele", Philippe Tancelin, et signature : cocktail, signatures et dédicaces AT : La Librarie Techne, 5 Rue de Carmes, Paris 75005, M.Maubert-Mutualité
*13 May 19h30 Evenings with an Author Timothy Ryback, author of “Hitler’s Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life.” AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris. Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma Marceau or RER C: Pont de l'Alma.13 mai : Vernissage de l'exposition de dessins de TOM DE PEKIN "La chatte bottée" avec deux représentations d'un spectacle de théatre de papier de Philippe Robin-Volclair à 18h et 19h (places limitées pour le spectacle, réservation indispensable à Violette and Co). Vernissage à 20h. En 2005, pour la revue Dildo, Tom de Pékin réalise une série de 17 dessins à partir du texte du Chat botté féminisé par l'artiste Pascal Lièvre "La Chatte bottée de Charlotte Perrault". Cette féminisation du conte originel donne naissance à une improbable fiction lesbienne où se rencontrent lutte armée et sexe saphique. Le spectacle d'une trentaine de minutes a été sonorisé par Christine Guin (Flaming Pussy) et contée par la voix de Jo Bernardo. Tom de Pékin, artiste queer aux dessins érotiques et humoristiques, au style naïf proche de la BD, reproduisant l'esthétique de la Chine communiste, participe par son travail à la déconstruction des genres. Il vient de publier chez Septembre éditions un recueil de ses productions iconographiques. AT : Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*14 May 19.30, Rencontre with Novelist/Scriptwriter Colin Bateman at the Centre Culturel Irlandais. (admission free, reservation advisable, in English). Northern-Irish author Colin Bateman started his career as a satirical journalist. He now has an established reputation for his crime novels that combine action, suspense and black humour with a dash of the politically incorrect. His latest novel Mystery Man was just published in April 2009. A scriptwriter for film and television, he adapted his first novel Divorcing Jack for the cinema. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: email@example.com
*14 May 19h : VENEZ découvrir le recueil de poésie illustré par des photos, sténopés et calligraphies Ailleurs-Episode I -édité par le Musée Arthur Rimbaud. Les créations de ce recueil relatent les expériences humaines et artistiques nées des rencontres des poètes et artistes avec Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières, les Ardennes et ses habitants en 2008. Cette soirée sera agrémentée des lectures de Linda Maria Baros (France/Roumanie), Stéphane Chaumet (France), Lise Lefebvre (France), Jérôme Nicolle (France), Jean-Philippe Raîche (Acadie) et Michel A. Thérien (Canada-Ontario) et, de la présence des photographes Frédérique Riba-Sarat et Thibaut Vanpeene. AT : Le PEN Club, 6, rue François Miron, 75004 Paris, m° St Paul ou Hôtel de Ville.
*14 May at 7pm. Steve Toltz will give a reading from his first and critically acclaimed novel, “A Fraction of the Whole”. At the heart of this sprawling, dizzying debut are two men: Jasper Dean, a judgmental but forgiving son, and Martin, his brilliant but dysfunctional father. Jasper, in an Australian prison in his early 20s, scribbles out the story of their picaresque adventures, noting cryptically early on that [m]y father's body will never be found. As he tells it, Jasper has been uneasily bonded to his father through thick and thin, which includes Martin's stint managing a squalid strip club during Jasper's adolescence; an Australian outback home literally hidden within impenetrable mazes; Martin's ill-fated scheme to make every Australian a millionaire; and a feverish odyssey through Thailand's menacing jungles. Toltz's exuberant, looping narrative—thick with his characters' outsized longings and with their crazy arguments—sometimes blows past plot entirely, but comic drive and Toltz's far-out imagination carry the epic story, which puts the two (and Martin's own nemesis, his outlaw brother, Terry) on an irreverent roller-coaster ride from obscurity to infamy. Comparisons to Special Topics in Calamity Physics are likely, but this nutty tour de force has a more tender, more worldly spin (PW Review). AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6 rue Princesse, Paris 6°, m° St Germain, or Mabillon. http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/index.html
*14 mai, 7pm sharp. Les Jeudis d’Oulipo : cette soirée est intitulée "Proses liquides". At : Le BNF, m° Bibliothèque (line 14)
14 – 19 May, including Monday ART/LITERATURE Exhibition ; admission free: “Un grossier fac-similé du mystère” Irish-American author Fitz-James O’Brien (1828-1862) was one of the first to address the theme of invisibility in his writing. An interdisciplinary project between the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) and Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle has been developed around What was it ? A Mystery, a ground-breaking tale in the world of English language science fiction. Each student has interpreted this theme of invisibility in their own sphere – literary or artistic. This exhibition at the Centre Culturel Irlandais presents works by the students at ENSAD and is complemented by a conference at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Barbe on 15 May. For more information : firstname.lastname@example.org AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: email@example.com
*15 May: at 6pm SARA THORNTON celebrates in style the publication of her book 'Advertising, Subjectivity and the Nineteenth-Century Novel' Palgrave AT: The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 22, rue St. Paul, 75004 Paris. Tel (+33) 1 48 04 75 08 http://www.theredwheelbarrow.com/ M° St Paul (or Cité des Arts)
*16 May at 3pm: CAROL FISHER SALLER and The University of Chicago Press present the Paris book launch of 'The Subversive Copy Editor, Advice from Chicago'. Carol Fisher Sallers is a senior manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press and the editor of The Chicago Manual of Style Online's Q & A. AT: The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 22, rue St. Paul, 75004 Paris. Tel (+33) 1 48 04 75 08 http://www.theredwheelbarrow.com/ M° St Paul (or Cité des Arts)
16 May 14h00-18h00 Open House at the American Library: tours, demonstrations, and a concert for kids. AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris. Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma Marceau or RER C: Pont de l'Alma.*17 mai, 16h, Venez écouter Jacques Demarcq & Christian Prigent dans l'atelier de Jean-Marc Chevallier, 7, avenue Jean-Jaurès, 92240 Malakoff (m° ligne 13)http://www.ville-malakoff.fr/web/7519.htm?&annee=2009&mois=05&theme1=1
*17 mai, 19h puis 21h, L’occasion se présente d’écouter le poète Christian Prigent suivi par une lecture de Une Phrase pour ma mère de Christian Prigent par Jean-Marc Bourg, à la Maison de la Poésie, Théâtre Molière, 157 rue St-Martin, 75004 Paris, M° Les Halles ou Rambuteau
*17th May at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of Elcid Asaei’s "The Hours After" (screenplay) & "Deprivation" (screenplay) AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, Metro : Tuileries. (Programme subject to change: latest version available on the website : http://www.movingparts.org.uk/)
18 May from 6pm onwards, with music at 8: vernissage : Chantal Bizzini, collages, AT: atelier Annette Huster, 4 ter passage Josset, 75011 Paris. Intervention musicale, à partir de 20h00 : Yann Crazy Flute (flûte, chant) + Martin Guimbellot (contrebasse).
*18 Mai starting at 8.30. SpokenWord: Come read YOUR work in English or French, on any topic or the theme of the eve, which you can find by checking in at their blog. http://spokenwordparis.blogspot.com/ Off-topic stuff also welcome. AT : Cabaret Populaire "Culture Rapide," 103 rue Julien Lacroix. Métro Belleville or Pyrénées (Corner of rue de Belleville & rue Julien Lacroix).
19 may at 8:30pm. Comedian Josie Long comes to LAUGHING MATTERS. AT: LA JAVA, 105, faubourg du Temple Paris 75010, tickets on the night 20€, includes 2€ two show temp membership card carrying full time member & students 15 € For more info: http://www.anythingmatters.com/email_comedy.htm
*19 May 19h30 WICE@The Library: Writers on Writing Cecelia Woloch walks us through the world of today’s poet as part of the week-long annual Paris Poetry Workshop. With readings and discussion. AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris. Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma Marceau or RER C: Pont de l'Alma.
*19 May 19.30, 7€ Music & Poetry: Maria Tecce With the gamine earthiness of Eartha Kitt and the vocal prowess of Ella Fitzgerald, Dublin-based Maria Tecce makes her debut in Paris with a sultry night of music and song inspired by the love poetry of Pablo Neruda. Influences range from the music of Astor Piazzolla, Frank Sinatra, Tom Waits, Spanish songs and bossa nova, all steeped in ‘eau de Barcelona’. "Sheer theatrical brilliance." The Times AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: firstname.lastname@example.org
*19th May at 19.30. An acclaimed pastry chef, bestselling cookbook author, and creator of a massively popular blog, chronicles his life in Paris—from the delicious to the ridiculous. David Lebovitz will present and sign The Sweet Life in Paris: A Recipe for Living in the World's Most Delicious City. David Lebovitz moved to Paris in 2002 to start a new life. After cramming all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment near the Bastille. But as this career pastry chef and cookbook author would soon learn, it’s a different world en France. From the (illogical) rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the nightmare of unchecked bureaucracy and the arcane etiquette of the cheese plate, here is Lebovitz’s story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, maddening city. With more than fifty original recipes, The Sweet Life in Paris is a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, chocolate, and cheese. RSVP IS IMPERATIVE via email@example.com AT: WHSmith - 248, rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris - M°Concorde Free.
*20th May at 7pm Trilingual reading by Jennifer K. Dick in English, Jacques de Longeville in French, and Susana Sulic in Spanish for the launch of « Ondulations », a livre d'artiste in 3 languages: French, English & Argentinian Spanish. This book of original artwork by French-Sicilian artist Georgio Fidone on beautiful offwhite paper divides the art with 3 poems by these authors under one title: Ondulations. The cover of each book also includes an original painting by Fidone. Come celebrate this collaborative creation, admire the varied books and their works, with a reading at la Galerie Pixi-Marie Victoire Poliakoff, 95 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, m° Odéon.
*20 May 19h30 Evenings with an Author A. Craig Copetas introduces ‘Mona Lisa's Pajamas: Diverging Dispatches from a Roving Reporter.’ AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris. Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma Marceau or RER C: Pont de l'Alma.
*22 and 23 May 10.00 – 18.00, « Déconstruire, dit-il …Conference on Jacques Derrida” admission free, reservation advisable, in English and French. Organised conjointly by University College Dublin, Université de Paris IV and the Centre Culturel Irlandais, this conference is an opportunity for derridiens and non-derridiens to discuss the influence of Jacques Derrida’s work on the tradition of philosophy as well as the possibilities it holds for the future of this tradition. The conference takes place in Paris from 20 to 23 May: the first two days are held in the Maison de la Recherche de l’Université de Paris IV (4e) and the Centre Culturel Irlandais hosts the two final days of the conference. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: firstname.lastname@example.org
*23 mai 2009 à 15h à 18h Anne MOUNIC : Conférence sur la revue Temporel et la figure de Jacob en poésie Au cours de sa conférence, Anne Mounic présentera la revue Temporel en ses divers thèmes et ses approches poétiques. Anne Mounic lira, pour finir, quelques extraits de Cobra sous le chant, médusé, dansant, conquis pour un instant (Encres Vives, 2008), de son roman et du Puits du ciel.Poète, romancière, universitaire et critique littéraire, Anne Mounic, enseigne à Paris III (Censier, Sorbonne nouvelle). Elle fait partie du Comité de rédaction de la revue en ligne Temporel : http://temporel.fr/. Elle a publié en 2008 Le puits du ciel, poème sur le voyage - en Italie (Editions Caractères) et, en 2009, Quand on a marché plusieurs années, roman (Editions Orizons). Elle publie, en mai 2009, un essai sur le personnage de Jacob en littérature, sa signification poétique et philosophique : Jacob ou l'être du possible (Editions Caractères). Suivra, à l'automne, un poème : Masque de nuit, carnet de voyage poétique (Italie et Angleterre). AT : PALAIS DU LUXEMBOURG - SENAT, salle VAUGIRARD, 15ter rue de Vaugirard – 75006, Métro : Odéon – Saint-Sulpice – R.E.R. Luxembourg
*26 May 19.30, Yeats, Ireland and Europe Roy Foster admission free, reservation advisable, in English A well-known cultural commentator and critic, Roy Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, University of Oxford. He is the author of many books on the political, social, cultural and literary history of Ireland, and a two-volume authorized biography of W.B.Yeats. His most recent work concerns social and political change in Ireland in the late twentieth century. He will explore Yeats’ links with important historic events in Ireland and Europe. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: email@example.com
26 may at 8:30pm. Comedian Ross Bennett comes to LAUGHING MATTERS. AT: LA JAVA, 105, faubourg du Temple Paris 75010, tickets on the night 20€, includes 2€ two show temp membership card carrying full time member & students 15 € For more info: http://www.anythingmatters.com/email_comedy.htm
27th May at 15.30. May Kids' Club Theme to be determined RSVP IS IMPERATIVE via firstname.lastname@example.org AT: WHSmith - 248, rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris - M°Concorde Free.
*27 May at 7pm! The Paris literary journal UPSTAIRS AT DUROC and BERKELEY BOOKS OF PARIS invite you to a reading of recent work by four authors: ALICE K. BOATWRIGHT & LAUREN ELKIN (prose), LINDSAY TURNER & JAY DESHPANDE (poetry). BIOS: Alice K. Boatwright, MFA from Columbia University, is currently a freelance writer in Paris. In 2006, her book Leaving Vietnam was a finalist for the University of Georgia Press’s Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and her novella Leaving Vietnam:1993 was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open Contest. Her fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. Lauren Elkin attended Barnard College, holds a Masters in French literature from the Sorbonne and is a PhD candidate in English lit at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Université de Paris VII. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Nextbook, The Huffington Post & Bookforum. She lives in Paris & writes the literary blog Maîtresse (http://maitresse.typepad.com/). Lindsay Turner graduated from Harvard College with a degree in English. She lives in Paris, where she teaches at the Université Paris III and pursues a Master’s in film studies. She will be moving to New York in the fall to start an MFA in poetry at New York University. Jay Deshpande serves as poetry editor to AGNI, and has lived and taught in Boston, Cairo and Paris. As of fall 2009, he will be an MFA candidate at Columbia University. Free! AT: Berkeley Books of Paris, 8 rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, Metro Odéon.
*27 May at 7pm. Richard Lange and Kevin Patterson reading!!! Richard Lange has worked a series of jobs in magazine and book publishing. He was a managing editor of RIP, a heavy-metal music magazine; a text-book production editor; and managing editor of Radio & Records, a radio-industry trade magazine. Lange published his first short story in 1994, in New Delta Review, and his story "Bank of America" was selected for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories of 2004. His collection Dead Boys was published by Little, Brown in 2007. It was published in Italy by Einaudi and in France by Albin Michel. His novel This Wicked World will be published by Little, Brown in June 2009. Kevin Patterson grew up in Manitoba, and put himself through medical school by joining the Canadian army. Now a specialist in internal medicine, he practices in the Arctic and on the coast of British Columbia. His first book, The Water In Between, was a New York Times Notable Book. Country of Cold, his debut short fiction collection, won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2003, as well as the inaugural City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. He lives on Saltspring Island, Canada. AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6 rue Princesse, Paris 6°, m° St Germain, or Mabillon. http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/index.html
*27 mai à 19h : Rencontre avec LESLIE KAPLAN pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre à l'occasion de la parution de Mon Amérique commence en Pologne (POL). En partenariat avec la Maison de la poésie de Paris. Leslie Kaplan publie depuis 1982 récits et romans : L'excès-usine, le premier, Le criminel, Le pont de Brooklyn, Le silence du diable, entre autres, puis une série romanesque dont six volumes sont parus : Miss Nobody knows, Les prostituées philosophes, Le psychanalyste, Les amants de Marie, Fever et Mon Amérique commence en Pologne L'oeuvre de Leslie Kaplan a souvent été adaptée au théatre et mise en voix pour la radio. Elle a écrit directement pour le théatre Toute ma vie j'ai été une femme, mis en scène à la Maison de la poésie. Elle conduit des ateliers d'écriture et a publié de nombreux articles, notamment aux Cahiers du cinéma. AT : Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
28 May 19h30 WICE World Watch@The Library UNESCO Project Coordinator LénaSalamé on “Water and War.” AT: The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris. Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma Marceau or RER C: Pont de l'Alma.
*31st May Time TBA (watch blog for time/complete details which will be announced when I have them) EN FRANCAIS et ANGLAIS: Bilingual reading to launch the paper edition of “la revue 104”. See their Oct 2008 online edition at http://www.104larevue.fr/. This reading will feature authors and translators from the review, including Christophe Lamiot Enos (who will read with his translators Barbara Beck, Jennifer K Dick & Rufo Quintavalle) as well as discuss with the audience their working methods and issues about being a poet today. At: Le centre 104, Paris.
*31st May at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of Mose Hayward’s "Too Many Nearly Dead Russians" AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, Metro : Tuileries. (Programme subject to change: latest version available on the website : http://www.movingparts.org.uk/)
A Peek into Days 1-4 of JUNE:
*1 June SpokenWord: starting at 8.30. Come read YOUR work in English or French, on any topic or the theme of the eve, which you can find by checking in at their blog. Off-topic stuff also welcome. AT : Cabaret Populaire "Culture Rapide," 103 rue Julien Lacroix. Métro Belleville or Pyrénées (Corner of rue de Belleville & rue Julien Lacroix). There's a giant billboard that reads ''Il faut se méfier des mots'' on the corner ! http://spokenwordparis.blogspot.com/
2 june at 8:30pm. Comedian Dan Antopolski comes to LAUGHING MATTERS. AT: LA JAVA, 105, faubourg du Temple Paris 75010, tickets on the night 20€, includes 2€ two show temp membership card carrying full time member & students 15 € For more info: http://www.anythingmatters.com/email_comedy.htm
*2 June at 7pm Art Spiegelman & Françoise Mouly will talk about their latest works, including their joint publishing project for children, Toon Books. As their bios are jam-packed with exciting life factoids, see the Village Voice Website for complete details!! AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6 rue Princesse, Paris 6°, m° St Germain, or Mabillon. http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/index.html
*3 juin à 19h : Rencontre avec JULIEN PICQUART pour la parution de son essai Ni homme ni femme. Enquête sur l'intersexuation (La Musardine). AT : Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*4 June at 6 pm: SALLY GARDNER , Smarties prizewinner for her novel: I,Coriander’— finally presents the sequel "The Silver Knife"to the very very very popular and wonderfully written and infinitely readable "The Red Necklace" a novel about the French Revolution ...., this is part of the festival : Paris en Toutes Lettres. AT: The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 22, rue St. Paul, 75004 Paris. Tel (+33) 1 48 04 75 08 http://www.theredwheelbarrow.com/ M° St Paul (or Cité des Arts)
*4 June at 7pm. Ellen Hinsey presents and reads from her long awaited new collection of poetry, Update on the Descent, a powerful meditation on violence, war and human division. Drawing on personal and family experiences as well as research at the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague, Update on Descent is the companion volume to The White Fire of Time, a sequence of poetic works that explore the nature of terror as well as the sacred. Update on Descent is a masterwork, an exploration of the extremes of the human condition, tackling issues of civil strife and tyranny, reconciliation and the renewal of spirit. 'With this book, Ellen Hinsey confirms her status as one of the most profound and intense poets of her generation.' --Tomas Venclova. Ellen Hinsey will be introduced by the American poet Jeffrey Greene. AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6 rue Princesse, Paris 6°, m° St Germain, or Mabillon. http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/index.html
Part II: Workshops in Writing and Literature in PARIS this MAY/JUNE
Spring Atelier: Saturday, May 2 from 9:30-4:30 For all Illustrators & Picture Book Authors -- Portfolio reviews and picture book critiques with award-winning illustrator and author Brian Karas are available during the May 2 SCBWI France Atelier. Bring 15 of your best illustrations and/or a dummy and get feedback on your work. Or bring the first 750 words of a picture book manuscript and get an illustrator's perspective on how to make your story better. The New York Times describes Brian's work as “... depicted in a childlike style that belies the sophistication of the drawings. Exquisite and moving in its subtlety.” You can visit his website at: http://www.gbriankaras.com/.You must sign up for the review/critique in advance. To register for the atelier and find out more about the guidelines, please visit http://www.scbwifrance.com/. Held at Parsons Paris, 14, rue Letellier, 75015 Paris
PARIS POETRY WORKSHOP: 10-15 May: This is an annual week-long event with Cecilia Woloch. Full workshop week, with daily morning sessions, afternoon guest workshops by authors from Paris and abroad, and evening readings each night! The morning sessions with Cecilia include writing, reading, & intense workshopping of your poetry. Afternoon sessions take place all around Paris and include writing/art tours, photo & writing workshop, a mixed media workshop in Le Select Café with an intro to Hitotoki Paris, etc. The Paris Poetry workshop begins with a dinner & private short intro reading on the evening of May 10th & concludes the evening of Friday the 15th with a participant’s reading (alongside guest poet/photographer Jennifer Huxta) at Shakespeare & Co, to celebrate the work you’ve written! There is possibly an option to merely join in the guest lectured afternoon sessions. For complete information, to sign up, or inquire about joining in a single afternoon guest workshop, please contact Cecilia Woloch at CECIWO@aol.com (or her assistant, Suzanne Allen at email@example.com )
PARISIAN LITERARY SALON One day intensive on Wednesday May 27th about “As I Lay Dying” 5-10pm, potluck dinner & study of the text. These Salons explore the creative act of reading and responding to literature, using the insights of all participants to weave together a multi-sided consideration of the work. Details and book descriptions are available on the website- http://literarysalon.free.fr/ or email for more details and registration information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISIAN LITERARY SALON One day intensive on Thursday May 28th about the book “Mrs. Dalloway”. 5-10pm, potluck dinner & study of the text. These Salons explore the creative act of reading and responding to literature, using the insights of all participants to weave together a multi-sided consideration of the work. Details and book descriptions are available on the website- http://literarysalon.free.fr/ or email for more details and registration information, email@example.com.
MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Courses with John Baxter: JUNE. With the long-running Paris Writers Workshop taking a sabbatical this year, co-director JOHN BAXTER is offering a series of three-day Master Classes on the writing of memoir, biography and autobiography, beginning in mid-June, with further sessions in August and October. Groups, limited to eight participants, meet in John’s central-Paris apartment, formerly the home of Shakespeare and Company bookshop proprietor Sylvia Beach, and much visited by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, Stein etc. Emphasis is on practical advice: getting started on a memoir, planning the structure, finding a voice, and isolating the themes that turn a personal meditation into a book for a larger audience. John will also advise on preparing a manuscript for submission, finding an agent etc. Arrangements can be made to mentor projects following the Master Class. John has published more than 40 books, among them the acclaimed memoirs A POUND OF PAPER; CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK ADDICT, WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS; SEX AND LOVE IN THE CITY OF LIGHT, and IMMOVEABLE FEAST: A PARIS CHRISTMAS. His biographies include WOODY ALLEN, STANLEY KUBRICK, GEORGE LUCAS, STEVEN SPIELBERG and ROBERT DENIRO. Attendance at a Master Classics costs €475, €100 deposit on registration. Participants are not required to have published before, or completed a manuscript, though a sample of writing, not more than 20 pages, will be required before the Class commences. For further information, access the Paris Writers Workshop website at http://www.pariswritersworkshop.org/ or email John direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part III: NEWS REVIEWS & REVIEWS NEWS
SEEKING ARTICLES written about Paris for the FiveDials literary magazine, which is run by a team which worked last summer at Hamish Hamilton, at Penguin in London, England. The theme of the next issue of FiveDials will be Paris. For more info: http://fivedials.com/fivedials or contact guest editor for the Paris issue, Teresa, for more at email@example.com
POETRY BOOKS SOUGHT this spring. OMNIDAWN Publishing will offer a $2,000 prize for our annual first/second-book poetry contest. Ann Lauterbach will judge. We will be open for submissions March 1–June 30. Winner published in Fall 2010. Entry fee: $25. Your choice of any Omnidawn book included in entry fee if you send priority mail SASE for mailing. For further info, see http://www.omnidawn.com/.
CALLS FOR PAPERS : seeking abstracts for presentations for the colloque « JOHN ASHBERY IN PARIS » which will be held the 11-14 mars 2010 at the Université Paris 7 Diderot & the Université Paris Est (Paris 12/Marne-La-Vallée). This international conference will provide a critical overview of Ashbery’s work in as many dimensions & from as many angles as possible. More specifically, attention will be paid to the following topics: **The Sister Arts (Poetry/Music/Painting) & Their Representation in Ashbery’s Writing ** The Reception of Ashbery’s Work in the United States & Abroad **Landscapes of Reality, Landscape of Imagination in Ashbery **Ashbery’s “Difficult Visibility” **Innovation & Tradition in Ashbery **High Culture & Popular Culture in Ashbery’s Writing **John Ashbery & France **Is Ashbery a Lyrical or a Formalist Poet? Proposals for papers (title & 300-word abstract) should be sent before September 30, 2009, to the scientific committee: Prof. Antoine Cazé, University Paris 7 Diderot: firstname.lastname@example.org Prof. Abigail Lang, University Paris 7 Diderot: email@example.com Prof. Olivier Brossard, University Marne-la-Vallée: firstname.lastname@example.org Prof. Vincent Broqua, University Paris 12: email@example.com
ORIGINAL READINGS : Hear the novel « Peter Morris » read chapter by chapter on Youtube. Check out the first installment a video which is 5 minutes on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ogk76lE7lw. If you want to keep up with what author Daniel Szabo is doing, check back in for each chapter-long Youtube installment, called “The Thursday Reading”, where Daniel will read a new chapter of the 36 chapters of “Peter Morris”. An opportunity to discover a new novel, & to enjoy being read to at home !
PLEASE SUBMIT INNOVATIVE IMAGE + text works. Image & Text works by women artists & writers sought for new Siglio Press anthology. We are looking for inventive, hybrid works that cannot be contained in any category or genre. Electronic submissions (PDFs) only. Deadline: May 12. For complete guidelines, go to http://www.sigliopress.com/.
NEW BOOKS BY REWORDERS Check out rewords, & in particular support the editors & presses that are publishing these 60 authors. A list of new books by reworders is up at the post http://rewords.blogspot.com/2009/04/support-your-fellow-reworders-by.html
SUBMIT FLASH FICTION or PROSE POEMS! To 2009 FINELINE Competition for prose poetry & short-shorts, 500 words or less. Mid-American Review offers prize of $1000 & publication. David Shumate will judge. Postmark deadline: June 1. Entry fee $10 for 3 pieces (includes prize issue). Fineline, Mid-American Review, English Dept., BGSU, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Complete guidelines: www.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview.
SEND MEMOIR work in POETRY &/or PROSE form: MEMOIR (&) literary journal’s call for submissions for reading period May 1 through August 15. Will award 3 Prizes for Memoir in Prose or Poetry ($500, $250, $100), & one Prize for Graphic Memoir ($100). No entry fee. Online submissions preferred. Guidelines at http://www.memoirjournal.com/, or by mail: P.O. Box 1398, Sausalito, CA, 94966.
PIERRE JORIS ANNOUNCES: these recent posts on Nomadics blog @ http://pierrejoris.com/blog Unica Zürn: Dark Spring; Franklin Rosemont (1943-2009) ; Two Poems by Goethe; Jerome Rothenberg @ Zinc Bar; Tengour Reading @ Albany U; … y mas of the past (week); One busy week…; Mirror Images: Challenges for Arab & Islamic Studies; Leonard Schwartz on Martin Buber & Palestine.
PALESTINIAN POETRY: SAM HAMMILL announces that Curbstone Press has just published a selected poems (Rain Inside) of IBRAHIM NASRALLAH translated by Omnia Amin & Rick London. The poet is an exiled Palestinian who lives in Jordan & is also a renowned novelist. This is the second book published under Hammill’s Middlepoint Books imprint with Curbstone. The first was Salah Al Hamdani's remarkable memoir/poems about his impoverished childhood in & exile from & return visit to, twenty-five years later, Baghdad (Baghdad, Mon Amour).Hammill edits & presents these books because he believes poetry & translation are vital tools in the struggle against tyranny & war. Curbstone publishes them because the press shares his convictions. What more exciting way to support a great cause than getting to read or give a fabulous book as a gift? Checkout these books from the Middlepoint Imprint at Curbstone Press!!!!
STORIES SOUGHT: Submit now to THE WRITER’s 2009 Short Story Contest: Submit story up to 2,000 words in any genre, any theme. No graphic language, sex, or violence. Prizes: $1,000/$300/$200; winner also receives publication in the magazine. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: May 31. Send to: The Writer, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187. See guidelines at www.writermag.com/2009contest.
CAROLYN HEINZE announces her new column named “France in Your Pants” at “Running in Heels”, a London-based, pan-Euro site. Though Heinze says, “get to write pretty much about everything in Paris, so while it's not REALLY about sex...it really kind of is. Really. See for yourselves: The link to the site: http://runninginheels.co.uk/ &, most importantly, the link to my column: http://runninginheels.co.uk/articles/slap-â€˜nâ€™-fickle-paris-fashion-unites-dreams-with-reality/ Check out Canadian Journalist Heinze’s work, & pass this info onto other interested readers as well.
SEND POETRY BOOKS for Contest—judge’s choice, selected by Denise Duhamel, plus editor’s choice. Deadline: June 30. Both authors will receive $500 & publication. All entrants will receive copies of the 2 winning books. Entry fee: $24. Steel Toe Books, c/o Tom C. Hunley, Dept. of English, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11086, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086.
NEW MICHAEL HELLER BOOK: Two Novellas: Marble Snows & The Study has just been published by ahadada books. Heller is also the author of Eschaton (new poems) Talisman House Publishers (2009), Speaking The Estranged: Essays on the Work of George Oppen (2008); Uncertain Poetries: Essays on Poets, Poetry & Poetics (2005) & Exigent Futures: New & Selected Poems (2003). A survey of Heller’s work also appears online at http://www.thing.net/~grist/ld/heller.htm Collaborations with the composer Ellen Fishman Johnson can be found at http://www.efjcomposer.com/EFJ/Collaborations.html Heller’s Reading Recordings for your at-home listening pleasure are free online at http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Heller.html