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MORE READINGS LISTING 21-end JUNE and then for the SUMMER of 2014--in PARIS, FRANCE!
PART I: READINGS AND EVENTS to finish off June 2014 in style
PART II: WRITING and other WORKSHOPS IN PARIS this summer!
PART III: REVIEWS NEWS & NEW REVIEWS: CALLS FOR WORK, NEW BOOKS and REVIEWS: where to send YOUR work and some summer writing prompts to keep you going until la rentrée!
JUNE 21st onward listing of events by date
NEW* 21 June around 7PM Elena Rivera, poet NYorkaise, will be reading as part of Thomas Hirschhorn's Flammes éternelles installation. This weekend is also the FINAL WEEKEND OF THIS SHOW so do check it out! http://www.flamme-eternelle.
AT: Palais de Tokyo (Niveau 1 : Orbe NY, Galerie Seine et 3
conversations) 13 Avenue
du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris Tél: 01
49 52 02 04
21st June 4:00pm We’re delighted to present our own contribution to the Fête de la Musique festivities... Lail Arad. After spending two years touring her first album, Someone New, across Europe and being hand-picked to perform with the likes of Devendra Banhart, Moriarty, and Herman Dune, rock'n'roll songstress Lail Arad is now working on her next record. She's very excited to share her new songs with her old friends in Paris and to start the new chapter amongst the books of Shakespeare and Company. “Imaginez un peu un croisement entre Lily Allen, pour la pétulance british et Carrie Bradshaw lʼhéroïne de Sex and The City”—Clémentine Goldszal, Elle “Sparky melodies and lyrics full of warm wit and wry domesticity”—TimeOut Connect with Lail on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lailaradmusic AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
21 juin à 14h30 DANS LE CADRE DES DIX ANS DE VIOLETTE AND CO Table-ronde “Femmes cinéastes et leur rapport au monde” préparée et animée par Brigitte Rollet (UVSQ-CHCSC), au Forum des Images, en partenariat avec le Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir (Nicole Fernandez Ferrer) et le Forum des images, suivie d’une projection AT : la librairie Violette and Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
22 June from 11h30-13h00 DONATION-BASED Yoga CLASS IN SUPPORT OF ROOM TO READ An open level yoga class to raise funds for Room To Read, helping bring literacy where it is most needed. By donation—and taught by Ann Moradian. For more info on the place, equipment and her many other yoga classes throughout June, write to her at annmoradian(at)gmail (dot)com or see her website at http://www.rendezvousyoga.org/
MONDAY (week 4)
23rd June 7:00pm Join us for a fascinating panel discussion with the five judges of the Man Booker International Prize 2015. Bearing in mind the tradition of Shakespeare and Company as a haven for literary expats, the judges will discuss displacement and exile in the work of writers who adopt another language and/or another country. The judging panel for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 is chaired by Marina Warner CBE, the writer and academic, and consists of novelist Nadeem Aslam; novelist, critic, and Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford University Elleke Boehmer; Editorial Director of the New York Review Classics series, Edwin Frank; and Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at SOAS, University of London, Wen-chin Ouyang. As novelists, both Nadeem and Elleke live in the UK but set their work in their places of birth, Nadeem in Pakistan and Elleke in South Africa. The prize is sponsored by Man Group plc, which also sponsors the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The Man Booker International Prize is significantly different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that it highlights one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. In seeking out literary excellence the judges consider a writer's body of work rather than a single novel.The winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2014 was Lydia Davis. The Man Booker International Prize 2015 website: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/man-booker-international-prize-2015 AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
23 June 7PM—"Enough of Why ?" Round table with Ramuntcho Matta, the writer Pacôme Thiellement and Philippe Ducat, followed by a concert with the saxophonist Simon Spang-Hansen. Presentation of the new monograph by Ramuntcho Matta, L’usage du temps, and his latest album Météorismes. Ramuntcho Matta encounters and has exchanges with one of the basic values of his life and work. Under the sign of sharing, the evening will be devoted to this prolific artist’s new works. Ramuntcho Matta offers us a monograph, L’usage du temps—published by Manuelle edition—in which he calls upon his friend and accomplice Philippe Ducat, to offer him repartee. He will also be presenting us with his latest album, Météorismes, produced by SomeTimeStudio. Pacôme thiellement will be the chosen interlocutor. Because what is that united these three musketeers if not love of the essence of time: Music. And as the three musketeers were four, the saxophonist and painter Simon Spang-Hansen will enliven this evening in the company of Ramuntcho Matta’s guitar. AT: Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, 12, rue Boissy d'Anglais,75008 Paris M° Concorde or Madeleine
23 June from 8pm SpokenWord – open mic/scène ouverte: performance poetry, stand up, monologue, stories, beat poetry, sketches, songs, spoken word. Primarily in English but open to all languages. Your own original texts or favourite old texts – from Rimbaud to Dr Seuss, Beowulf to Gil Scott-Heron. Sign up in the bar from 7.30pm for your 5 minutes of fame. Poetics begin underground from 8.30pm. Make the words come alive. Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Run by David Barnes & Alberto Rigettini. http://spokenwordparis.org/
NEW* 24 June at 19h30 Join us/rejoignez-nous: For an anglophone reading/avec traductions avec Craig Dworkin & Cole Swensen BIOS : Craig Dworkin Craig Dworkin is the author of five books of poetry, including Chapter XXIV(2013), Motes (2011), and The Perverse Library (2010), and two critical monographs: Reading the Illegible (2003) and No Medium (2013). He has edited five volumes, including Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (2011) with Kenneth Goldsmith, and The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound (2009) with Marjorie Perloff. A professor at the University of Utah, he also serves as Senior Editor to Eclipse, an online archive of radical small-press writing from the last quarter century <eclipsearchive.org>. Cole Swensen is the author of fourteen volumes of poetry, most recentlyGravesend (U. of California Press, 2012) and Greensward (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) , and a volume of essays, Noise That Stays Noise (U. of Michigan Press, 2011). Four volumes are available translated into French, Nef (Petits Matins) and Si Riche Heure, L'Age de Verre, et Le nôtre (Éditions José Corti). She is the co-editor of the Norton anthology American Hybrid, the founding editor of La Presse Books, which publishes French poetry in translation, and a translator of French poetry and art criticism. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a PEN USA Award for Literary Translation. She’s been writer-in-residence at Yale’s Beinecke Library, the Pratt Institute, and Temple University, and currently teaches at Brown AT: la maison de la poésie Passage Molière 157 Rue St. Martin 75003 (reservations via their site highly recommended!!!)
NEW* 24 June 24 at 7pm (19h00): Monica A Hand will give a reading. For a bio and information on the poet, see http://www.monicaahand.com/ or check out her most recent book from Alice James publishers in the states, me and Nina http://www.alicejamesbooks.
org/ about which Terrance Hayes has said she is « fiercely
illuminated by declaration and song” See a video of Monica reading at http://vimeo.com/35251912 AT: Cafe de la place, 156 rue St Maur 75011. M° Belleville or
NEW* 25 June 4PM - 6PM A Free Publishing Panel for writers, sponsored by 2014 Paris Writers Workshop and hosted by the American University of Paris-- visit pariswritersworkshop.org for more information. 2014 Paris Writers Workshop Experts’ Panel “Getting Published - A Writer’s Options” Traditional publishing is changing as digital publishing transforms the industry. What does this mean for you, the writer? The Paris Writers Workshop (PWW) has invited five experts who’ve seen it all – agent representation, self-published e-books, “curated” publishing, blogging, hybrid publishing. Join us as they share their their ideas, followed by Q & A.WITH Samantha Chang, author, director of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and 2014 PWW Writer-in-Residence. Mark Kessler, literary agent, Susanna Lea Associates, Paris, New York, London. Hannah Seidl, former literary events manager, WHSmith Paris. Linda Fallon, head buyer, Shakespeare and Company Paris. Facilitated by Laurel Zuckerman, author, editor of Paris Writers News. AT: Campus of the American University of Paris, Combes Building, Room C12, 6, Rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 This PWW event is free of charge & open to the public.
NEW* 25 juin at 20h30 Head over to « Le Bal » for a bilingual reading including book launch with Ian Monk, Joe Ross and Rufo Quintavalle et des traductions de Jérémy Robert À l’occasion de la parution de leurs nouveaux recueils, dont ils liront des extraits : Ian Monk : Là (Cambourakis) Joe Ross : 1000 Folds (Chax Press) and Rufo Quintavalle : Weather Derivatives (Eyewear Publishing) BIOS: Ian Monk est né près de Londres et vit à Lille où il travaille en tant qu’écrivain et traducteur, notamment de Hervé Le Tellier, Georges Perec, Raymond Roussel et Jacques Roubaud. Après avoir contribué au Oulipo Compendium (Atlas Press) il est devenu membre de l’Oulipo en 1998. Il a publié des livres en anglais – Family Archaeology et Writings for the Oulipo (Make Now), en français – Plouk Town et La Jeunesse de Mek-Ouyes (Cambourakis), et même dans les deux langues – N/S (avec Frédéric Forte; Éditions de l’Attente). Joe Ross est l’auteur de douze livres de poésie. Entre 1991 et 1997 il a été l’éditeur littéraire de The Washington Review, et il est également co-fondateur des séries de lectures In Your Ear à Washington, D.C. et Beyond the Page à San Diego, California. Il a reçu en 1997 le National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award pour sa poésie et il a gagné le Gertrude Stein Poetry Award trois fois – en 2003, 2005, and 2006. Il vit à Paris. Rufo Quintavalle a été responsable de la rubrique poésie de la revue électronique nthposition, a été membre du comité de rédaction de la revue littéraire Upstairs at Duroc, et a dirigé entre 2011 et 2013 la série de lectures Poets Live. Ses œuvres sont publiées par Oystercatcher Press (UK) et corrupt press (France) et ont été nominées pour le Pushcart Prize et le Michael Marks Award. Il travaille actuellement sur une collaboration avec le compositeur britannique James Weeks. AT : Le Bal, 6 Impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris (métro Place de Clichy)
25th June 7:00pm The Art & Carpentry of Fiction The making of fiction requires the mysterious vision of art and the practical carpentry of craft. In this seminar for emerging fiction writers, acclaimed novelist Kathryn Heyman will lead you through the crucial elements for creating great fiction. Kathryn Heyman is the award-winning author of five novels. She has taught fiction for the University of Oxford and now directs the fiction program for Faber Academy in Australia. www.kathrynheyman.com "The structure of the Curious Incident owes a great deal to Kathryn Heyman, with whom I was teaching a course some years ago. She was talking to the students about structure.. as she spoke, the heavens opened, angels sang..." "The structure of the Curious Incident owes a great deal to Kathryn Heyman, with whom I was teaching a course some years ago. She was talking to the students about structure.. as she spoke, the heavens opened, angels sang..."--Mark Haddon, author of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time “Kathryn is an inspirational and charismatic teacher. With her trademark energy and humour, she encouraged me to ask the hard questions.” Jane Rusbridge, author of The Devils Music, Longlisted for Impac Award AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
25 June—19h30 to 10pm. Open air jazz and poetry event in partnership with the Périphérie du Marché de la Poésie, celebrating the Congo. The CCI is delighted to present an eclectic evening of poetry and jazz, featuring Congolese-Irish Niwel Tsumbu and his band The Multiverse, poets from the Congo region and Irish poet Kevin Barrington, whose time in the Congo has permeated his writing. As well as performing music from his electric jazz-rock trio project with bassist Peter Erdei and drummer Shane O’Donovan, Tsumbu will perform new music composed for the festival with lyrics provided by visiting Congolese poets. A well-known figure in music circles in Ireland since he arrived in 2004, Tsumbu’s unique idiom of Congolese soukous, jazz, electric rock and classical guitar, his dazzling improvisations and the intensity and passion with which he delivers make him quite remarkable. Detailed programme of the Marché et sa Périphérie : www.poesie.evous.fr Niwel Tsumbu will also perform at Place St-Sulpice on the opening evening of the Marché de la Poésie, 11 June (admission free), at the Bpi-Centre Pompidou on 16 June and at Maison de la Poésie on 19 June. Rates: €7 (€5 for students and unemployed people), reservation recommended, in English and French. AT: Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris Tél : 01 58 52 10 30 or firstname.lastname@example.org
26 June@20h - Paris Lit Up Open Mic featuring LINDA CAMPLESE More details coming at parislitup.com/eventsAT: Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix,75020.
26th of June til the 10th of July: THEATRE IN PARIS is happy to announce the launch of its new theatre offer for English speakers in Paris : The Magic Flute by Mozart, in a theatre & musical version, at the Théâtre des Variétés. French plays. English surtitles. The performances that include our exclusive English surtitling service will be staged from the 26th of June til the 10th of July in this breathtaking venue. Attached are the press releases (in French and English), as well as the flyer and a visual description of our English-friendly service. Tickets are on sale on www.theatreinparis.com, where you can also find a preview of the show and more details on the production, the cast and the venue.For any further question, please contact Carl de Poncins : Tel : +33 6 66 77 14 57 E-mail : email@example.com
26 June at 7PM-- "What remains of the beautiful poem you read to me from behind the furniture ?" Free admission: Book Presentation and discussion with Alain Rivière and Jean-Yves Jouannais. Félicien Marbœuf is "the greatest writer with no work to his name." So goes Jean- Yves Jouannais’s essay on artists without works. In 2009 the author, who wanted to give renewed substance to this tutelary figure of withdrawal, commissioned artists for an exhibition he organized on the master of absence at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard. Alain Rivière’s contribution consisted in a series of photographic portraits of French and foreign writers, all with their eyes closed. Their dates of birth or death all implied that their lives overlapped with Félicien Marbœuf’s: all of them could have been read by him or could have met him. For each, the artist produced a new portrait, sampling contemporary prints to produce the material needed for these grafted eyelids—and for the ghostly compositions they helped create. Rivière thus attributed a strange fad to Marbœuf: accumulating portraits of writers on their deathbed, or simply asleep. The collection gives a plastic form to the great silence that shapes Marbœuf as a figure: he did not leave an œuvre but dreamed literature. On the occasion of this publication, the gallery of portraits is augmented with a second collection facing it, pieces of paper accumulated by the odd character throughout his life. His literary abstinence means that time alone has left its trace on these, smudged, torn, scribbled over, marked with undecipherable traces and signs. Finally, four letters, kept preciously by the master in his red-edge pocket cabinet, have been selected by Jouannais from the correspondence between Félicien Marbœuf and Marcel Proust. They provide information on the origin of the collection, shedding light on the intentions of the former and their reception by the latter. AT: Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, 12, rue Boissy d'Anglais,75008 Paris M° Concorde or Madeleine
JULY / OTHER SUMMER 2014 EVENTS—
This listing goes on HIATUS until mid-September 2014, but some events and series do continue. Check into websites for the regulars and great events often co-organized with NYU at Shakespeare and Co or the Paris Writers’ Workshops with AUP. Here are a few:
MONDAYS in July and Aug: from 8pm SpokenWord – open mic/scène ouverte: Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Run by David Barnes & Alberto Rigettini. http://spokenwordparis.org/
THURSDAYS in July and August too: PLU (Paris Lit Up) at Cabaret Voltaire. Check their scheduled events to participate in their open mic night: http://parislitup.com/open-mic-poetry/ This is also a place to schedule a guest appearance for authors passing through this summer (guest features read for about 20minutes on the night)—Poetry, fiction, some music and more!
July 2 to July 23: AUP weekly readings by internationally recognized authors will be part of the AUP Summer Creative Writing Institute! Please contact Jeffrey Greene with any questions. Workshop info link: http://www.aup.edu/academics/summer/three-week-summer-session/literature-creative-writing
5 July – 12 noon to 3 pm SOS Help summer book sale Don't miss the annual summer clearance sale of gently used books in English, which raises funds for the worthy SOS Help telephone hotline in Paris. A bag of books is only 5 euros. No book donations this time, please. AT: outside St Joseph's Church, 50 avenue Hoche, Paris 8e, Metro Etoile http://www.soshelpline.org/events.html
NEW* UNTIL 12 juillet : art/language show : humainnonhumain Une proposition d’Anne Bonnin with works by Alexandra Bircken, Bruno Botella, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Miriam Cahn, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Jochen Lempert, Jean-Luc Moulène, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Michael E. Smith. Le « non humain » évoque d’emblée tout ce qui semble contredire ou détruire l’idée d'humain, il fait surgir des images de robots, de prothèses bioniques, d’extra-terrestres, de chimères de toutes sortes, mais aussi de monstres trop humains, que l’humanité semble produire si naturellement. SEE more at : http://www.fondation-entreprise-ricard.com/Expositions/view/100-humainnonhumain-annebonnin AT: FONDATION D'ENTREPRISE RICARD, 12 rue Boissy d'Anglas 75008 Paris, Entrée libre du mardi au samedi de 11h à 19h www.fondation-entreprise-ricard.com
Part II: Writing and other Classes—
summer writing workshops in Paris, or benefit courses for reading causes and more!
Saturdays at 16h: 21st and 28th of June, then all July and August on Saturdays at the same time- Paris Lit Up Drop-in Writing Workshop Are you a writer? Have you written something that needs fresh eyes? Want some feedback on your work? Look no further! Paris Lit Up Drop-in Writing Workshop is held every Saturday at 16h sharp! This feedback workshop is for any writers – poetry or prose – looking for eagle-eye editing and constructive group criticism of their work. The workshop is held every Saturday afternoon at Apparemment Café (18 Rue des Coutures St-Gervais 75003) and coordinated by one of our four professional workshop hosts, Heather Hartley, JF Mc Gimsey, Kate Noakes and Paul Stevenson. Please bring 5 – 10 copies of your work. Suggested donation: 3€ For more information: http://parislitup.com/writing-workshops/ AT: Cafe Apparemment, 18 Rue des Coutures Saint-Gervais, 75003. Come one week or come every week!
Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 11h30-13h00 DONATION-BASED Yoga CLASS IN SUPPORT OF ROOM TO READ An open level yoga class to raise funds for Room To Read, helping bring literacy where it is most needed. By donation—and taught by Ann Moradian. For more info on the place, equipment and her many other yoga classes throughout June, write to her at annmoradian(at)gmail (dot)com or see her website at http://www.rendezvousyoga.org/
JUNE 23-28 PWW with WICE: http://pariswritersworkshop.org/ Master class courses will be taught by distinguished authors in novel (full), non-fiction, short story and screenwriting.** The PWW program will include stimulating panels on literary trends and readings with faculty.• Fine-tune your writing with our award winning faculty • Work in an intensive and friendly environment • Receive step-by-step information on how to get published • Meet literary agents. PWW welcomes new and established writers. * Please note that the event kicks-off Monday, June 23 in the early evening with a Welcome Reception and mandatory Registration. Classes begin Tuesday morning, June 24 and run through Saturday, June 28. ** Early Bird Deadline April 30, 2014!
WEDNESDAY 25 June 4PM - 6PM A Free Publishing Panel for writers, sponsored by 2014 Paris Writers Workshop and hosted by the American University of Paris-- visit pariswritersworkshop.org for more information. 2014 Paris Writers Workshop Experts’ Panel “Getting Published - A Writer’s Options” Traditional publishing is changing as digital publishing transforms the industry. What does this mean for you, the writer? The Paris Writers Workshop (PWW) has invited five experts who’ve seen it all – agent representation, self-published e-books, “curated” publishing, blogging, hybrid publishing. Join us as they share their their ideas, followed by Q & A.WITH Samantha Chang, author, director of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and 2014 PWW Writer-in-Residence. Mark Kessler, literary agent, Susanna Lea Associates, Paris, New York, London. Hannah Seidl, former literary events manager, WHSmith Paris. Linda Fallon, head buyer, Shakespeare and Company Paris. Facilitated by Laurel Zuckerman, author, editor of Paris Writers News. AT: Campus of the American University of Paris, Combes Building, Room C12, 6, Rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 This PWW event is free of charge & open to the public.
Craft talk : 25th June 7:00pm The Art & Carpentry of Fiction The making of fiction requires the mysterious vision of art and the practical carpentry of craft. In this seminar for emerging fiction writers, acclaimed novelist Kathryn Heyman will lead you through the crucial elements for creating great fiction. Kathryn Heyman is the award-winning author of five novels and directs the fiction program for Faber Academy in Australia. www.kathrynheyman.com AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
JULY 2014: SIGN UP EARLY FOR PARIS’ JULY SUMMER WORKSHOPS At the AUP Summer Creative Writing Institute! from July 2 to July 23 with two workshops: Writing Fiction and Crafting Personal Narrative. Here is the link: http://www.aup.edu/academics/summer/three-week-summer-session/literature-creative-writing This is the 3rd edition of the Summer Creative Writing Institute at the American University of Paris. With two workshop choices as well as weekly readings by internationally recognized authors, combined classes for guest speakers and Paris literary field trips, and, always one of the best parts, a final student reading and party. Summers are packed with literary events at Shakespeare & Co, Spoken Word, and other venues. The Summer Creative Writing Institute faculty has decades of experience in teaching writing at excellent institutions and the American University of Paris is the home for the prestigious Center for Writers & Translators, a Master of Arts in Cultural Translation, and a large Department of Comparative Literature, offering a major in Literature and the Creative Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. Soon opening an MFA program. Please contact Jeffrey Greene with any questions.
PART III: NEWS REVIEWS and REVIEWS NEWS: places to submit work, new book announcements, magazines waiting for your writing and MORE!
SUMMER WRITING PROMPTS—after all, why not supply you with a few sites trying to spur you onward as you seek texts, words, ways of looking at the world? Here are a few sites I came across. http://www.creativity-portal.com/howto/writing/summer.writing.prompts.html and this blog does a monthly “What if” set of prompts—here are those for June: http://ideas4writers.wordpress.com/
Marie Telling's BUZZFEED PARIS' fun listing of Paris reads--books steeped in, inspired by, mesmerized by, captivated inside the world that is this city of lights and darks--a lovely list for those away or here this summer! http://www.buzzfeed.com/marietelling/40-books-that-will-make-you-want-to-visit-france
NOW OUT Uniformbooks’ “Living Locally” by Erica Van Horn Foreword by Susan Howe. 66 black and white drawings. ISBN 978 1 910010 02 0. 144pp, 234 x 142mm, sewn paperback with flaps. £12.00 Living Locally selects entries from a daily journal written over five years about rural life in and around a farming valley in Tipperary, to the north of the Knockmealdown Mountains. With needle-sharp observation and in plain words, Van Horn makes remarkable what might otherwise have gone unrecorded: the familiarity of neighbours, of animals and of weather, the regularity of the patterns of transaction on roads and in nearby villages and towns, and, from an outsider’s perspective, the unfamiliarity of speech and custom. What results is a human geography whose immediacy recalls earlier local and rural records and enquiries, such as the diary of Francis Kilvert in the Welsh Borders in the 1870s, or Cecil Torr’s recollections from his Dartmoor village, Small Talk at Wreyland. In common with these is a concern with both the colloquial and the vernacular, and the strangeness found in such a concentration of repetition and usage. Susan Howe writes in her Foreword: “Erica Van Horn has produced a meticulous field guide of what it means to be an American discovering the embedded, entangled mysteries of being Irish.” See more or to purchase at http://www.colinsackett.co.uk/livinglocally.php
SUBMIT WORK TO : CORDITE POETRY REVIEW in Australia. The forthcoming theme is: CONSTRAINT being guest edited by Corey Wakeling who says “I hope you’ll use this issue as an opportunity to intensify your work’s relationship to a constraint or constraint as such, admit its medium, and conjure a smile or grimace from its textual prison. Constrain yourself to submission!” Oulipian wannabes, this is for YOU—see full guidelines at http://cordite.org.au/submissions/ ! Read their current issue online now NO THEME III at: http://cordite.org.au/content/poetry/notheme3/ and also check out their online chapbook anthologies—the most recent, SPOON BENDING, edited and selected by Kent MacCarter (which I mention as a perso publicity moment, too, as one of my CERN poems I was thrilled to have included there). http://cordite.org.au/content/chapbooks-features/
READ online the new Paris Writers’ Workshop Director interviewed! Laurel Zuckerman/Paris Writers News has a great new interview up with the new Director of the Paris Writers Workshop... http://www.laurelzuckerman.com/2014/05/monique-amaudry-director-of-the-paris-writers-workshop-interview.html
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JOSH COREY’s NEW NOVEL is out! Fourth book but first novel, Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy, by Josh Corey with Spuyten Duyvil Press, June 1st 2014. What’s the novel about, you ask? Ruth, a bored and frustrated young mother in the Chicago suburbs, is haunted by the letters she receives from her own mother, who has been dead for several years. Ruth hires Lamb, whose investigation traces the letters to Europe and ultimately to Gustave, who tells the story of his equivocal love affair with a mysterious and alluring young American woman during the student rebellion in Paris in 1968. But this young American is less carefree and less American than she seems; she is haunted by her own half-lit memories of the unnarratable horrors of European history, and she may turn out to be Ruth's mother, if not Ruth's second self. Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy is a darkly glamorous existential noir in the late modernist tradition of José Saramago, W.G. Sebald, Italo Calvino, and Roberto Bolaño. Written in gorgeous and elliptical prose, this electric first novel is a love story, a ghost story, and a psychological thriller about the enigma of American innocence, the fatality of storytelling, and the precarious destiny of reading itself. "This powerful novel, which pays out its rewards gradually, carefully, but also crisply, dare I say electrically, may be Joshua Corey's first, but it feels exactly like the highly satisfying product of the fully formed imagination that birthed it. All of Corey's hard-earned skill as a poet is put here to useful work. The push-pull between stunning language and inventive narrative is pure pleasure.”--Laird Hunt “…Beautiful Soul, with its ever-shifting parameters, from periphery to center and back again, is a testament to the infinite longing for something or someone who isn't there, the last word on a world where everything matters.”--Lewis Warsh For online ordering, here are some viable links in order of preference: Spuyten Duyvil Press - http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/beautiful-soul-an-american-elegy.html Powell’s Books - http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780923389581-0 Barnes & Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beautiful-soul-joshua-corey/1119129749?ean=9780923389581 Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/092338958X Please also keep a lookout for Corey’s forthcoming fourth book of poems, The Barons, to be published in October by Omnidawn!
BELLADONNA OFFER: Subscribe at $100 level and receive this special limited offer from Belladonna* Collaborative! Announcing a Special Edition of Open Box by poet Carla Harryman and musician and composer Jon Raskin, comprised of the book Open Box: Improvisations (Belladonna, 2007) the CD Open Box (Tzadik, 2012), and a broadside interview designed by HR Hegnauer. Open Box as a special broadside edition is limited to a printing of 50 copies available exclusively from the Belladonna studio - quite a rare object! It will be offered to new Belladonna* subscribers at the $100 plus level through the month of June. You can listen to a preview of the CD on our website. Act fast!
Four Ties Lit Review Online submission deadline: June 30, 2014 Four Ties Lit Review is accepting submissions of Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction From May 16th until June 3oth for Issue III Volume I. Four Ties Lit Review is an independent literary online magazine publishing annually. We are committed to the idea that creative writing and photographic arts are forms of expression that are essential to a thriving modern culture. We aim to publish writing and art that appeals to the widest range of readers, but is still intellectually stimulating and meaningful. For more information visit fourtieslitreview.com/submit/ or to submit visit fourtieslitreview.submittable.com/submit.
Pithead Chapel Seeks Gutsy Narratives Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, hybrid, etc.). Please visit us at http://pitheadchapel.com to learn more about our submission guidelines.
WAVE BOOKS summer SALE: From now until the end of June, select paperback and hardcover titles are 50% off in our warehouse sale. Free domestic shipping, as always, check in with us on international shipping rates. A few select titles include Trances of the Blast, Mary Ruefle, Black Life, Dorothea Lasky, Sorry, Tree, Eileen Myles and Selected Poems, Dara Wier--your friends at Wave Books
SAND Issue 9 is Here! Order Your Copy Today! Life is anything but solitary. Like water seeping into an empty riverbed, we find our own borders by discovering where they bump up against others. “How we need another soul to cling to,” Sylvia Plath, that thorough explorer of the self, wrote in her journal. Our relationships – with mothers, lovers, or brothers – are as responsible for making us as anything we think truly springs from us. SAND Issue 9 is an exploration of our relationships with both others and ourselves. These stories, poems, and artworks push beyond pithy platitudes to reveal, in subtle ways, how we're broken and made by those around us. The SAND team couldn't be prouder to present this stunning issue, designed by our good friends at The Curved House. Pick up your copy at one of Berlin's fine bookshops (list, here), or order a copy online: http://www.sandjournal.com/purchase
DYLAN HARRIS—is up to his neck in exciting new projects—check out a few of those here, or order books and perhaps a photo for an empty wall? : Recent photographs http://dylanharris.org/foto/foto/2014.shtml His book “anticipating the metaverse” is just out with The Knives Forks & Spoons Press, 2014 http://www.knivesforksandspoonspress.co.uk/anticipatingthem.html “the liberation of [placeholder]” is also just out with The Knives Forks & Spoons Press, 2014
NEW NOVEL by Paris-based author ROMAN PAYNE with fun “get your copy” benefit: RECEIVE A PERSONAL, HANDWRITTEN POSTCARD FROM AMERICAN EXPATRIATE NOVELIST, ROMAN PAYNE: The Huffington Post calls Payne’s new novel: “A Literary Triumph!” …”The Wanderess” is a tale of love, travel and adventure set against the backdrop of a timeless Mediterranean landscape. The story follows the lives of two dreamers travelling Europe in search of meaning in life and a mysterious fortune that will unite them both. Purchase “The Wanderess” from Amazon.com or Amazon.fr, and email Payne’s publisher: Aesthete Press (firstname.lastname@example.org) and give them your opinion of the book. Make sure to include your postal address in your email! And to thank you for reading “The Wanderess” and commenting on the experience, Roman Payne will personally write you a handwritten “Wanderess” postcard and mail it to your home. For more information about the book, please visit www.wanderess.com
On the Rusk: Call for Summer Issue Email submission deadline: July 21, 2014 On the Rusk seeks submissions for the Summer Issue. We are looking for any and all types of creative writing and art that does not fit into mainstream journals. Please find the submissions requirements at ontherusk.com/submissions/.
WICE and YOU in PARIS? Looking for writing activities in Paris? WICE has creative writing courses, a Lit Mag (called UPSTAIRS AT DUROC) art classes, walking tours and MORE. Check out what they are up to at http://www.wice-paris.org/creative-writing-literature For more on Upstairs at Duroc, see their site at: http://upstairsatduroc.org/
Read Write Submit! CHECK IT OUT! The new Versal website is now live! After many years of prep and reflection, this site is FABULOUS! Check it out, sign up for the Versal Monthly newsletter on the "about" page, get info on their new reading series in Amsterdam, starting with Peter Gizzi the 8th, and prepare your own work for submission next fall by subscribing and reading previous issues this summer!!! http://www.versaljournal.org
Brickplight Seeks Submissions for Issue 4 Submission deadline: July 25, 2014 Brickplight exists to promote the exploration of unique identities through daring poetry. We will be accepting submissions for Issue 4 from June 1st through July 25th, 2014. Please visit our site for submission guidelines: sites.google.com/site/brickplight/submit.
SEND RADIO PLAYS to: The Parislab, which is a monthly radio show broadcast on World Radio Paris, that performs and records radio dramas and spoken word tales live with professional actors, in front of a Paris audience. We see scripts and narrative tales for upcoming episodes. Here are some upcoming/suggested topics : Strong women. The one that got away. Can we go back home? Facing fears. Insomnia . Strong Women. Failure. Sex and Chocolate. For guidelines and to submit scripts email theparislab AT gmail.com
BLOG listing print journals to submit writing to during the SUMMER! Thanks for this great list, Diane Lockward! http://dianelockward.blogspot.fr/2014/05/summer-journals-f-2014.html here is part II of that list http://dianelockward.blogspot.fr/2014/05/summer-journals-g-p-2014.html and part III: http://dianelockward.blogspot.fr/2014/05/summer-journals-q-z-2014.html Check out more on Diane, the originator of this list on her blog, wiki, etc. She is the author of 3 collections of poems and resides in the USA.