19 May 2009

Late May + June 2009: Additions & Changes

The last part of May has had many additions, so here are the new & old announcements of readings in Paris from Maty 20-31st + what is already on the books for June : SO MUCH TO HEAR!!!!

*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: 7:30 pm : Reading and discussion: “The Orange Trees of Baghdad: In search of my lost Family”, with author Leilah Nadir. AT: Abbey Bookshop, 29, rue de la Parcheminerie
75005 Paris. clubcanadaparis@wanadoo.fr

*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: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

*22 mai à 17h30 MEET NOVELIST JAKE LAMAR as Part of FNAC’s series « Noirs d'Amérique ,un long chemin vers l'émancipation / Société/ forum » Rencontre avec le romancier Jake Lamar pour "Confessions d’un fils modèle" (Payot).Dans ce travail de mémoire émouvant, sincère, subtil, Jake Lamar revient sur les années 1980, qui l’ont vu réaliser le rêve de son père : s’extraire de sa condition.Ce faisant, il décrit sans concession l’ambivalence de la bourgeoisie noire américaine, prise entre ses difficultés à s’insérer dans la société blanche et son désir de ne pas être rejetée par les autres Noirs. At FNAC Paris St Lazarre

*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

24 May: Canadian Club May hike takes us to the ancient city of Compiegne: the Rendez-vous is at 8:30am (with tix in hand!) in Gare du Nord at the beginning of the quai for the 8:37am train to Compiegne. Forty-five minutes later we arrive in that royal town (home to the Emperor Napoleon III, which will be celebrating its Festival dedicated to Joan of Arc. We will spend the day in the huge forest, returning to Compiegne by 5pm to catch its Grand Parade to commemorate Saint Joan's visit to the city. Afterwards you may wish to visit the town and its medieval market, or head right back to Paris: trains leave for the Gare du Nord every half hour until 10 pm. Remember to bring good shoes, sunblock/raingear depending on weather and, with your picnic, a BIG bottle of water. clubcanadaparis@wanadoo.fr

*26 May 7:30pm The Sleep of Reason/ Dormez Vous? Virgile Novarina (French) & Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle (USA): 2 poets who write in their sleep will read from their dreamwork (traumdeutung) By this we do not mean that they wake, remember, then write down what they have dreamed. No. They write while they are fast asleep. BIOS: Virgile Novarina (French) has published 2 books of drawings and writings from sleep. He recently returned from a performance in the West Indies where he slept through the opening in his bed—shipped from Paris—in the gallery exhibiting his works. Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle’s name can be found on the Hollywood screen for his contributions to Finding Forrester, by Gus Van Sant, and the giant sandworm action flick Tremors starring Kevin Bacon.An American, he is the author of Kook! A parapsychological pulp-noir thriller. His poetry has been published in Purple, The Paris Times, The Boston Review, Jacket, Fence, Verse, Action Yes, Mipoesias etc. He is a poetry critic for Rain Taxi and an art critic for The Brooklyn Rail. AT: Café de la Plage, 59 Rue Charonne (at Rue Trousseau) 11 Arrondissement. Metro Ledru-Rollin, or Charonne.

*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: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.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 books@whsmith.fr 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 mai au 28 juin, Du mercredi au samedi 19h, dimanche 15h, « La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jeanne de France », De Blaise Cendrars, Mise en scène Balázs Gera, Avec Mathieu Antajan (acrobate), Pascal Doudement (plasticien), Guillaume Gilliet (comédien). Infos/réservations 01 44 54 53 00, http://www.maisondelapoesieparis.com/ AT : Maison de la Poésie, Passage Molière - 157 rue Saint Martin Paris 3e, M° Rambuteau / Les Halles

*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.

*29 mai à 19h. Bilingual reading : Double Change vous invite à une lecture bilingue de CARLA HARRYMAN, BARRETT WATTEN et GUY LELONG avec DONATIENNE MICHEL-DANSAC. BIOS : Écrivain, critique et chercheur, né en 1952, GUY LELONG est l’auteur de textes de fiction et d’essais théoriques. Ses textes de fiction sont toujours conçus en fonction des contextes où ils prennent place. C’est selon ce principe qu’il a élaboré l’installation Un plan tramé (2000), engagé plusieurs collaborations avec le compositeur Marc-André Dalbavie et le plasticien metteur en scène Patrice Hamel. Il a réalisé Plan libre (2003), publié en 2005 avec CD (MF) et, introduit par une préface visuelle de Daniel Buren, son roman in situ Le Stade est publié chez les petits matins. DONATIENNE MICHEL-DANSAC est chanteuse, ce qui pour elle est une autre possibilité de dire. Donc elle ne chante pas, elle parle. Elle interprète la musique de l’époque Baroque à nos jours. CARLA HARRYMAN is the author of 14 books : Adorno’s Noise (Essay Press, 2008), Open Box (Belladonna 2007), Gardener of Stars (Atelos, 2001) & Baby (Adventures in Poetry, 2005). En français a paru « Toujours l’épine est sous la rose » (Ikko, 2006) dans une traduction de Martin Richet. Carla Harryman est co-éditrice de Lust for Life: On the Writings of Kathy Acker (Verso, 2006) et une des participantes de « The Grand Piano ». BARRETT WATTEN is poet & critic. Auteur de, notamment, The Constructivist Moment: From Material Text to Cultural Poetics, (Wesleyan UP, 2003) Total Syntax (Southern Illinois UP), Frame: 1971–1990 (Sun & Moon, 1997), Bad History, (Atelos 1998), & Progress / Under Erasure, (Green Integer, 2004). He is also part of the collaborative text project “The Grand Piano, San Francisco, 1975–80” which began in 2006 & is ongoing. Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement (Palgrave, à paraître en 2009). For his teaching site, see : www.english.wayne.edu/fac_pages/ewatten). Complete bios online with Double Change at: http://www.doublechange.com/dcblog/?p=116 Reading AT: Point Éphémère, 200 Quai de Valmy - 75010 Paris, Métro Jaurès ou Louis Blanc.

*31st May 7pm 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, in their "café" space! 104 rue d'Aubervilliers / 5 rue Curial75019 Paris. métro : lignes 2, 5, 7 - station Stalingrad (bd de la Villette, sortie n°2) ; ligne 7 - stations Crimée ou Riquet (Riquet est le plus proche) http://www.104.fr/#fr/

*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/)

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 –9h.30-12h. PARIS III-JOURNEES D’ETUDES « HYBRIDITE CULTURELLE
RECONSIDERER LA NOTION ET SES APPLICATIONS EN CRITIQUE LITTERAIRE » Jonathan HART (University of Alberta, Cambridge University) : Comments upon the notion of hybridity – with references to Canadian Literatures. Ziad Elmarsafy (York University): Alistair FOX (University of Otago, Nouvelle-Zélande): Hybrity and Identity in New Zealand Maori Literature: Alan Duff’s Dreammboat (2008). AT : Salle de l’Ecole doctorale « Littératures française et comparée », Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, 17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris. Escalier C, 2e étage.

2 to 6 June : THEATRE in English: A Feast of Friel, In collaboration with MacGill Summer School. Brian Friel is recognised as one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights. Much of his work, such as Philadelphia Here I Come, Faith Healer, Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa, has entered the Pantheon of Irish theatre. This “Feast of Friel” will be an opportunity to celebrate the playwright’s 80th birthday in his presence and to savour the words and drama of his work. Extracts from the canon of Friel’s oeuvre will be performed by the Ouroboros Theatre Company and “L’avant-scène théâtre” publishing house will present seven key works in new French translations as part of their Quatre-Vents collection. Lectures and discussion by renowned academics and critics complete the programme of celebrations. Further details available soon on the Irish Cultural Center Website!!! AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

* 3 juin à partir de 19h. A l'occasion de la parution de « Par quelque biais vers quelque bord » (Editions P.O.L) et de « Ballast » (Poésie Gallimard) rencontre avec Jacques Dupin. AT : Librairie Michèle Ignazi, 17, rue de Jouy, 75004 Paris, tel : 01 42 71 17 00

*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

*5 Juin 9h30-12h30. PARIS III-JOURNEES D’ETUDES « HYBRIDITE CULTURELLE RECONSIDERER LA NOTION ET SES APPLICATIONS EN CRITIQUE LITTERAIRE »
Jean BESSIERE (Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle) : Hybridité et limites culturelles – sur l’utilisation de la notion d’hybridité. Owaldo ZAVALA (SUNY) : La littérature du nord du Mexique – points de vue sur l’hybridité. Maria Luiza BERWANGER DA SILVA (Université fédérale de Rio Grande do Sul—Porto Alegre) : Hybridité et littérature brésilienne aujourd’hui. Dominique CHANCE (Université Bordeaux III) : Littérature antillaise, littérature de la Caraïbe. AT : Salle de l’Ecole doctorale « Littératures française et comparée », Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, 17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris. Escalier C, 2e étage.

*5 Juin 14h-17h. « HYBRIDITE CULTURELLE RECONSIDERER LA NOTION ET SES APPLICATIONS EN CRITIQUE LITTERAIRE » Continued with : Kathleen GYSSELS (Université d’Anvers) : Hybridité et littératures de la Caraïbe – lecture transversale de la notion d’hybrydité. Tumba Shango Lokoho (Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle): Littératures francophnes africaines aujourd’hui, au regard de la notion d’hybridité. Bénédicte LETELLIER (Université de La Réunion) : Hybridité culturelle et littératures écrites en arabe. AT : Salle de l’Ecole doctorale « Littératures française et comparée », Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, 17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris. Escalier C, 2e étage.

*5 June: THE RED WHEELBARROW BOOKSTORE awards ceremony with SALLY GARDNER 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)

*6 juin 2009 de 15h à 18h Conférence de Philippe CANTRAINE : Le Gouverneur des Coquillages (éd. Luce Wilquin, 2009) Poète et nouvelliste, Philippe CANTRAINE vient de signer un ouvrage de fiction biographique, mémoires d'outre-tombe d'un naturaliste voyageur de l'époque romantique qui, avec ceux qu'il a côtoyés, avec aussi son terroir wallon d'origine, se voit ici, sur fond des révolutions du XIXème siècle, reconstitué par le récit. L'auteur belge Philippe CANTRAINE est né à Renaix (Belgique) le 28 avril 1954. Diplomate qui fut en poste à Québec, Rome, Varsovie, l'Unesco et l'Union européenne pour représenter les institutions internationales de Wallonie-Bruxelles, il est actuellement Conseiller du Secrétaire général de la Francophonie.La conférence sera suivie des lectures des poésies de Philippe Cantraine et de Jean-François Sené, Passions tristes et Tombeau des belles disparues (éd. Eclats d’encre).AT : PALAIS DU LUXEMBOURG - SENAT, salle VAUGIRARD, 15ter rue de Vaugirard – 75006, Métro : Odéon – Saint-Sulpice – R.E.R. Luxembourg

*6 juin prochain à 15 h, au Petit Palais (Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris), Hélène Cixous parlera de Philippines - Prédelles avec Bertrand Leclair. Les lectures seront faites par Emmanuelle Riva L'entrée sera libre, en fonction des places disponibles. AT : Le Petit Palais, Paris.

*7 June at 3pm: ANNE MARSELLA — author of the wonderful 'Remedy' (a funny novel about a single girl in Paris who works in the fashion industry and has a rich romantic life) will present her second novel 'Patsy Boone' written and published in French.: 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 www.theredwheelbarrow.com M° St Paul (or Cité des Arts)

*7 June at 5pm: T.E. CARHART will be signing copies of his book 4the Piano Shop on the Left Bank, the Hidden World of the Paris Atelier'. 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 www.theredwheelbarrow.com M° St Paul (or Cité des Arts)

*8 June at 7 pm: MARILYN HACKER and MARIE ETIENNE,will be presenting Marilyn Hacker's translation of Marie Etienne's 'King of A Hundred Horsemen', Farrar, Straus, and Giroux which recently wonThe Robert Fagles Translation Prize’ at 7 pm 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 www.theredwheelbarrow.com M° St Paul (or Cité des Arts)

*9 June at 7pm. Daniel Mendelsohn will return to the Village Voice for an evening program. Daniel Mendelsohn, an award-winning author and critic, began a career in journalism in New York City, and since then his articles, essays, reviews and translations have appeared frequently in numerous national publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, Esquire, and The Paris Review. From 2000 until 2002, he was the weekly book critic for New York magazine, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Excellence in Reviewing in 2001. Since 2000, he has been a frequent contributor of book, film, and theater reviews to The New York Review of Books; for the latter, he was awarded the 2002 George Jean Nathan Prize for Drama Criticism. His book reviews and essays on literary topics appear as well in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review, and he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. Mr. Mendelsohn is the author of four books: a memoir of family history and sexual identity, The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the Riddle of Identity (Knopf 1999; Vintage 2000); a scholarly study of Greek tragedy, Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays (Oxford University Press, 2002; paperback, Oxford University Press, 2005); the award-winning international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, about his world-wide search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished in the Holocaust; and a collection of his essays on literature and the arts, How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken (HarperCollins, 2008). AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6 rue Princesse, Paris 6°, m° St Germain, or Mabillon. http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/index.html

10 June 18.30 and 19.30, Guided tours of the Old Library, HERITAGE & BOOKS!!! admission free, reservation necessary. The Old Library of the Irish College is one of the few surviving libraries of the many colleges, convents and monasteries which were situated in the Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève area of Paris until the end of the 18th century. Another opportunity to see the Old Library and its three illuminated manuscripts dating from c.1500. Reservation necessary – 01 58 52 10 30 AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

*10 juin à 19h : Rencontre-lectures "Le haïku des femmes" avec ISABEL ASUNSOLO, CATHERINE BELKHODJA, JANICK BELLEAU et DANIÈLE DUTEIL, qui ont participé au recueil Regards de femmes - haïkus francophones. AT : Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/

*11 June at 19.30. Matthew Cobb will present and sign “The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazis” Based on hundreds of French eye-witness accounts and including recently-released archival material, The Resistance uses dramatic personal stories to take the reader on one of the great adventures of the 20th century. The tale begins with the catastrophic Fall of France in 1940, and shatters the myth of a unified Resistance created by General de Gaulle. In fact, De Gaulle never understood the Resistance, and sought to use, dominate and channel it to his own ends. Brave men and women set up organisations, only to be betrayed or hunted down by the Nazis, and to die in front of the firing squad or in the concentration camps. Over time, the true story of the Resistance got blurred and distorted, its heroes and conflicts were forgotten as the movement became a myth. By turns exciting, tragic and insightful, The Resistance reveals how one of the most powerful modern myths came to be forged and provides a gripping account of one of the most striking events in the 20th century. RSVP IS IMPERATIVE via books@whsmith.fr AT: WHSmith - 248, rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris - M°Concorde Free.

*14 juin 2009, l’Association pour l’Etude du surréalisme, présidée par M. Henri Béhar vous invite à la lecture du livre avec Sarane Alexandrian dans l’atelier de Virginia Tentindo, Bateau-Lavoir, 6 rue Garreau 75018, interphone Tentindo, métro Abbesses.

*14th June at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of Gwyneth Hughes’ "Sub Rosa" AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, Metro : Tuileries. (Programme subject to change: latest version available on the website : www.movingparts.org.uk)

*15 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/

*16 June à 19h30 : COLE SWENSEN et DAVID LESPIAU read in French & English for Ivy Writers Paris http://ivywritersparis.blogspot.com/ ! Details coming soon.

*16 June 19.30, “Bloomsday: The Joyce of Music” Terence Killeen is a journalist and the author of Ulysses Unbound: A Reader’s Companion to James Joyce’s Ulysses (2004). A lover of Joyce and music, he will explore this theme in the work of James Joyce and play some of his favourite pieces. admission free, in English AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

17 June 18.30 – 20.00, Vernissage of Jonathan Cummins “When I Leave These Landings” Irish filmmaker Jonathan Cummins has spent eight years working with Irish prisoners as part of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) “Prison Art Programme”. Emerging from this practice, When I Leave These Landings is the result of a highly intimate dialogue with Irish political prisoners. The films explore the impact of incarceration and extreme ideological conviction on the self through the conflicting demands of paramilitary, prison, family and personal life. admission free (Show extends from the 18 June – 12 July 09) AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

*18 June at 7pm: Tarun Tejpa will discuss his new novel, just published in India: The story of my Assassins ("a muscular, incisive, and deeply sardonic comment on 21st century India"). Tarun J Tejpal is a journalist and publisher. In a 26-year career, he has been an editor with the India Today and The Indian Express groups, and the managing editor of Outlook, one of India's premier newsmagazines. He has also written for several international publications, including The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Financial Times and Prospect. Tarun's debut novel, The Alchemy of Desire, was published by Picador Books in England in 2005. The Sunday Times hailed it as "an impressive and memorable debut"; Le Figaro as a "masterpiece"; and Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul declared, "At last—a new and brilliantly original novel from India." In France the book won the Prix Millepages. Several language rights have been sold around the world, including Italian,Greek, Spanish, Russian and Polish. AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6 rue Princesse, Paris 6°, m° St Germain, or Mabillon. http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/index.html

18 June 10.00 – 16.00, admission free, reservation advisable, in English and French “It is Our Prison” SYMPOSIUM Within the context of the NCAD “Prison Art Programme”, this symposium addresses the dynamic between society and imprisonment at a political and artistic level. The artist and professor Brian Maguire asserts: “Prison belongs to us not the offender. He (mostly he not she) is our prisoner. It is our prison. Its rules and budgets are set by our parliament. It is our responsibility to have a care for the nature of our prisons”. Other participants include filmmakers Jonathan Cummins and Joe Comerford, who have both delivered the programme, Dr. Siún Hanrahan, and Prof. Declan McGonagle, director of the National College of Art and Design. The full list of participants will be available soon. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

*18 June, 8 p.m.Medieval Concert - Music of Piety and Pleasure DUO LAUDE of CANADA, Elizabeth MacIsaac, soprano, Pat Unruh, vielle with Janet Pape, soprano, flûte à bec works of von Bingen, Béatriz de Die, Alphonso el Sabio, Machaut, Ciconia, Dufay, and of course, anonymous! Tickets available at the door: €10 / €6 students/seniors with refreshments AT: Espace Les Voûtes, 19 rue des Frigos, Paris 75013, Metro/RER: Bibliothèque Fr. Mitterand, 14 Météor - 6 Quai de la Gare, Bus lines: 89 – 62. For more information: www.duolaude.com & www.lesvoutes.org

21 June 19.30, admission free Fête de la Musique “Béal Tuinne” This Kerry-based group of singers and musicians started as a collaboration between the composer Shaun Davey and the legendary traditional singer and box player, Seamus Begley. The line-up now includes the beautiful singing of Rita Connolly and Eilis Kennedy supported by the powerful voice of fisherman Lawrence Courtney. The orchestration of the songs features Eoin Begley on concertina, Jim Murray on guitar, and Shaun Davey on pedal harmonium. Extra colour is added by Lawrence’s banjo and Eilis on whistle. ‘Davey’s deeply sympathetic compositions scatter stardust…’ Siobhan Long, Irish Times. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

*24th June at 15.30. June Kids' Club Theme to be determined RSVP IS IMPERATIVE via books@whsmith.fr AT: WHSmith - 248, rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris - M°Concorde Free.

*24 June 19h30, 7€ Poetry & Music with the Concert du Irish Chamber Choir of Paris “Dream songs” Accompanied on the piano, the chamber choir of the Centre Culturel Irlandais will perform choral pieces for female voices by Irish women composers. Jane O'Leary, with whom the choir has worked on many occasions, composed Dream Songs to beautiful texts by Joanne Townsend, Bairtie Ó Brádaigh and W. B.Yeats. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

*26 juin à 19h : Rencontre avec FLORENCE DEGRAVE pour la parution de Diversité des féminismes, et présentation du travail éditorial de l'Université des femmes (Bruxelles). En présence de plusieurs auteures du livre. AT : Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/

27 June : Closing evening Short films festival « Signes de Nuit » « Signes de Nuit » is an international festival dedicated to experimental and short films. It aims to promote original and surprising cinematographic work that questions modern human existence. The closing evening of the 2009 edition will take place at the Centre Culturel Irlandais. 18.30: Screening of the jury’s selection ( le Grand Prix, le Prix des Signes, le Prix de Nuit et coup de cœur du festival) 20.00: Reception 20.45: Screening of international short films selected by the Free Radicals from the Cork Film Festival 2008 AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

*28th June at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of Lizzi Wolf’s "The Strawberry and the Kaiser" AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, Metro : Tuileries. (Programme subject to change: latest version available on the website : www.movingparts.org.uk)

*29 June at 7pm STEVE TOMASULA AT: The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 22, rue St. Paul, 75004 Paris. Tel (+33) 1 48 04 75 08 www.theredwheelbarrow.com M° St Paul (or Cité des Arts)

*29 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/

30 June Open studio, 14h-18h, entrée libre Rencontre with the artist, 19h30, entrée libre, en anglais Fiona Mulholland During her residency, Fiona Mulholland will make photographs and video works which investigate social, personal and interpersonal relationships within a contemporary setting. A common thread in her practice explores personal restlessness or discontent in society, examining what she sees as the “essential confusion of everyday life” and delving beneath the surface of the human psyche. AT: Irish Cultural Center in paris, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Information and reservation for all events: adoherty@centreculturelirlandais.com

*2 July at 7pm.New York University will sponsor an event with Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love. Nicole Krauss was raised on Long Island where she felt she had "the last American childhood." As a child, she was very creative, coming up with games such as "Office" where she pretended to be a travel agent and set up vacations for tourists. In her 20s,she wrote poetry, which she said "felt like the great goal of the language." Krauss graduated from Stanford, and went on to receive degrees from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar, and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She has been a finalist for the Yale Younger Poet's Prize, and her poetry has appeared in publications such as the Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Doubletake. After she completed a thesis at Oxford on Joseph Cornell, she abruptly quit poetry, and what she called the "impossible quest for poetic precision." Krauss' first novel Man Walks Into a Room was published in 2002 and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The History of Love was released in early 2005 and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006. Krauss' fiction has also appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper's, and Best American Short Stories. The author will be introduced by the American novelist Anne Marsella AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6 rue Princesse, Paris 6°, m° St Germain, or Mabillon. http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/index.html

7th July: IVY Writers in English with Mark Wallace. Details tba http://ivywritersparis.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

I love these poets (Kath) said...

I am a poet visiting in Paris, here with my husband just today Tuesday May 26, and I looked to see what is happening here, perhaps we could attend something. I am not sure we can, but your blog is beautiful, a treasure. thank you!