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READINGS LISTING FOR JUNE and SUMMER 2014 for PARIS, FRANCE!
PART I: READINGS AND EVENTS listed by date in June 2014
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 2014 listing of events by date
4-15 juin—See the PDF link via the website for the programme for Jacques Ranquart’s LA TRADUCTIERE and his 37th annual Franco-Anglais poetry translation festival. Nightly events and info on stopping by the traductière stand at the marché de la poésie can be found at http://www.festrad.com/ Including a Quebec authors reading on the 14th of June. Not to miss out on all that they are putting together for another great edition of the festival and market!
4 juin à 19h30 double change et la Maison de la poésie de Paris vous invitent à une lecture de Todd COLBY et de Fabienne RAPHOZ. Biographies : Todd Colby a publié quatre livres de poésie : Ripsnort, Cush, Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Writings, et Tremble & Shine, tous chez Soft Skull Press. Ses derniers textes sont parus dans Flushing Meadows, livret publié par Scary Topiary Press en 2013. Son prochain livre, Splash State, est à paraître en 2014 aux éditions The Song Cave. Todd Colby a dirigé la publication de l’anthologie Heights of the Marvelous: A New York Anthology (St. Martin’s Press). Il est membre de la direction du Poetry Project à New York où il anime des ateliers d’écriture. Il publie régulièrement ses travaux en cours sur son blog gleefarm.blogspot.com. Poète, essayiste & éditrice, Fabienne Raphoz (née en 1961 en Haute-Savoie) dirige depuis 1996, avec Bertrand Fillaudeau, les éditions Corti. Elle y a créé, en particulier, trois collections (la Collection « Merveilleux », 1998 ; la « Série américaine » & « Biophilia »). Elle a notamment publié trois livres de poésie, aux éditions Héros-Limite de Genève et des anthologies commentées sur le conte populaire, aux éditions Corti. Bibliographie sélective : Les Femmes de Barbe-Bleue, éditions Métropolis, Genève, 1995. Des Belles et des Bêtes, une anthologie de fiancés animaux, José Corti, 2003. Pendant, 1-62, Héros-Limite, 2005. L’Aile bleue des contes : l’oiseau, Corti, avec des dessins de Ianna Andréadis, 2009. Jeux d'oiseaux dans un ciel vide, augures, Héros-Limite, 2011. Terre sentinelle, Héros-Limite, 2014. AT : La Maison de la poésie, Passage Molière 157 rue Saint-Martin 75003 Paris, Métro : Rambuteau RER : Châtelet-Les Halles Bus : 29, 38, 47, 75 Entrée : 5€
4 June—19h30 TALK at the AMERICAN LIBRARY with author JOAN DEJEAN. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But in a mere century Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we know today. Though most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the public works of the nineteenth century, Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first complete design for the French capital was drawn up and implemented. As a result, Paris saw many changes. It became the first city to tear down its fortifications, inviting people in rather than keeping them out. Parisian urban planning showcased new kinds of streets, including the original boulevard, as well as public parks and the earliest sidewalks and bridges without houses. Venues opened for urban entertainment of all kinds, from opera and ballet to a pastime invented in Paris, recreational shopping. Parisians enjoyed the earliest public transportation and street lighting, and Paris became Europe’s first great walking city (Bloomsbury). “Illuminating… Dejean obviously knows and loves Paris, and she provides coherent history that effectively explains the evolution of a city built by a few prescient men.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) About the Author Joan DeJean is Trustee Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of ten books on French literature, history, and material culture, including most recently The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual and the Modern Home Began and The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafés, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour. She lives in Philadelphia and, when in Paris, on the street where the number 4 bus began service on July 5, 1662. The Library is suggesting a 10€ donation (and 5€ for students) at the door to help us host our evening programs. AT: The American Library in Paris AT: American Library in Paris, 10 rue du General Camou, 75007 Paris For more info: http://americanlibraryinparis.org/
4 juin – de 19h à 20h30 : Open to all ! Rencontres de poésie contemporaine au lycée Racine Nom des intervenants : Ariane DREYFUS, Michaël BATALLA, Yves BOUDIER. Ils seront reçus par Pierre DROGI.Pour conclure la série d’interventions programmée au printemps 2014 dans le cadre des « Rencontres de poésie contemporaine au lycée Racine », trois des quatre intervenants qui se sont succédé individuellement dans les classes seront réunis pour une lecture et un débat le 4 juin 2014. La séance, gratuite, est ouverte à tous. Les auteurs dialogueront entre eux et avec le public, en présence d’une partie des auteurs intervenant l’année prochaine… AT : Préau du lycée Racine, 20 rue du Rocher 75008 Paris, -- La rue du Rocher est située tout auprès de la gare Saint-Lazare (M° Saint-Lazare ou Europe).
4 juin à 19h Rencontre avec CHANTAL AKERMAN pour la parution de Chantal Akerman, cinéaste de notre temps (Magic Cinéma) et autour de son récit Ma mère rit (Mercure de France) 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/
5 June at 20h : Double Change et la librairie l'Atelier vous invitent à une lecture de Stéphane Bouquet et Sarah Riggs en texte original et en traduction + Projection du cinepoem "Essaouira" (10 minutes) dansé par Stéphane Bouquet, chorégraphié par Mathilde Monnier et realisé par Sarah RiggsAT : la librairie L'Atelier, 2 bis rue du Jourdain, 75020 Paris 20h Entrée libre
5 juin à 19h--Cette soirée est l’occasion d’apporter un éclairage sur deux écrivains belges vivant à Paris, Constance Chlore et Frédéric Baal, qui publient chacun un texte atypique. Atomium, Constance Chlore – L’Atelier de l’agneau Texte hybride, Atomium est le voyage initiatique d’un personnage qui erre au travers des neuf boules d’acier de cet atome agrandi 165 milliards de fois et des pavillons de l’Exposition universelle de 1958. Bruxelles baigne alors dans une atmosphère d’émerveillement et d’euphorie et devient, avec l’Atomium, le symbole d’une croyance profonde en la technologique et ses possibles. A l’instar de la construction métallique, le livre de Constance Chlore arbore de multiples facettes, de la rêverie poétique à une déclaration d’amour à ce géant d’art et de science. Constance Chlore a publié deux romans, et donne régulièrement à lire ses poèmes dans des revues. S’adonnant aisément aux lectures publiques dans des librairies et autres cafés littéraires, elle collabore également avec le compositeur Alain Bonardi. >> Chronique de l’ère mortifère, Frédéric Baal – Editions de la Différence. Qu’il démonte les mécanismes sociaux, stigmatise les menées des groupes financiers et les agissements des multinationales, fustige la destruction de la nature et la dégradation d’un certain art contemporain, ce livre âpre et corrosif, où la violence le dispute à l’humour, est un cri de révolte qui s’élève contre toutes les formes de coercition et d’avilissement. Il ne s’agit pas d’une œuvre romanesque au sens courant du terme, mais d’une évocation éclatée du monde actuel, où – au gré de monologues qui se répondent, se chevauchent et s’entrecroisent – des styles très différents visent à jeter un regard critique sur la gravité des temps.Écrivain et homme de théâtre belge, Frédéric Baal est l’un des fondateurs du Théâtre Laboratoire Vicinal, pour lequel il écrit la plupart des textes destinés à la scène. Gand amateur du mouvement CoBra, il publie en 1989 Reinhoud (Fonds Mercator, Albin Michel), un portrait du sculpteur belge. AT : La Librairie Wallonie-Bruxelles, 46 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
7 June | 10h00 - 19h00 ALP Used Book Sale Support the Library and pick up some new books for yourself and the bookworms in your life. AT: American Library in Paris, 10 rue du General Camou, 75007 Paris For more info: http://americanlibraryinparis.org/
7 June at 17h/ 5pm: The legendary British performance poet, John Hegley, will be doing his stuff at Culture Rapide on Saturday as part of the Grand Slam International Poetry Festival. Anne Brechin is the MC and local poets Bibi Jacob, Kate Noakes, Troy Yorke and Rufo Quintavalle will also be reading a few pieces. And as if that wasn't enough Dylan Harris will be running a bookstall to showcase the latest publications from his excellent indie publishing venture, corrupt press http://corruptpress.net The event is free. GET THERE EARLY for SEATS! Hope to see you there! http://parislitup.com/event/grand-slam-international-poetry-festival-featuring-john-hegley/ Or see also http://www.grandslam2014.com AT Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix,75020. M° Belleville
7 JUIN at 19H NUMERO ZERO magazine has its 4th event linked to the launch of this unusual online collaborative magazine of poetry and art, or text and art—where projects emerge slowly over time on the site and thus the ongoing dialogues between authors and visual artists are placed before us. For this public event EFFLUVE ET DISPARATE soonparo et Cline Minard invitent ARLT « A moins que A moins que » vec la participation de Romuald Cardon (R2VINS) et de la librairie Texture entrée libre NUMÉRO ZÉRO est une revue expérimentale à ciel ouvert qui s’intéresse à l’écriture comme processus de travail, en amont de sa formalisation définitive et sous toutes ses formes. C’est un laboratoire de création qui invite des écrivains et des artistes à participer pendant un an à des rencontres publiques mensuelles, à un site internet, à une édition papier, et à prendre en charge une rubrique dans chacun de ces formats. Facebook / Contact https://www.facebook.com/BALNUMEROZERO and find N° Zero at https://revuenumerozero.squarespace.com/ AT : Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, Métro : Ligne 9, stations Iéna et Alma Marceau, Bus Lignes 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 92 RER : Ligne C, Station Pont de l’Alma
7 juin à 18h30 En collaboration avec le CEDREF, rencontre avec SILVIA FEDERICI pour la parution de son essai Caliban et la sorcière : femmes, corps et accumulation primitive (Entremonde) 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/
7 juin à 18h30 En collaboration avec le CEDREF, rencontre avec SILVIA FEDERICI pour la parution de son essai Caliban et la sorcière : femmes, corps et accumulation primitive (Entremonde) 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/
8 June 13h00 - 19h00 Used Book Sale Support the Library and pick up some new books for yourself and the bookworms in your life. AT: American Library in Paris, 10 rue du General Camou, 75007 Paris For more info: http://americanlibraryinparis.org/
9 June—19h30 National Book Award nominee Joshua Ferris discusses his new comic-existentialist novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, about religion, baseball, and dentistry. Ferris, an entertaining, engaging speaker, was also selected in 2010 by The New Yorker as one of the '20 Under 40' who capture the inventiveness and the vitality of contemporary American fiction. Of Ferris' new novel, none other than Stephen King wrote that "some books simply carry you along on the strength and energy of the author's invention and unique view of the world. This is one of those books." AT: The American Library in Paris AT: American Library in Paris, 10 rue du General Camou, 75007 Paris For more info: http://americanlibraryinparis.org/
9 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/
10 June at 19h: Mary Costello, one of Ireland’s most promising literary talents, will read from her short story collection, The China Factory (2012) which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award (UK) and shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. She will also read from her new novel Academy Street, to be published in November this year, which tells the evocative story of one woman’s life spanning four decades. Played out against the backdrop of life in America over forty years, Academy Street resonates with the rhythms of memory and of home, as well as those of America’s greatest city. It tells an intimate story about love, loss and longing, and the perpetual ache for belonging. “I challenge anyone to read Academy Street without shedding a tear. [It] marks the arrival of a major league writer.” (Francis Bickmore, Publishing Director at Canongate) AT: Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris Tél : 01 58 52 10 30 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10 juin dès 20h30 Le collectif Poésie is not dead vous invite à l'occasion du Marché de la Poésie de Paris et ses Périfolies à la lecture-performance Peep Show Poésie : Inauguration de cette nouvelle installation dédiée à la poésie érotique contemporaine (avec les poètes Laure Cambau et Jean-Paul Daoust). Places limitées; merci de réserver à email@example.com Place St Sulpice, à découvrir sur la banquette arrière de la Rimbaudmobile.
11-15 June: 32nd MARCHE DE LA POESIE!—le marché is back yet again, filling up Saint Suplice with stands of our favorite presses, readings galore will have poésie oozing out of every café, bar, librairie and cave round about the city, including some great events beyond the central week. So much is happening, it is too much to get on this listing, so check out the main website at http://poesie.evous.fr/ and the programme for this year’s marché is at: http://poesie.evous.fr/-Au-programme-du-32e-Marche-.html To find the catalogues and other central sites for the marché go to http://poesie.evous.fr/-32e-Marche-de-la-Poesie-.html AT: PLACE SAINT SUPLICE, Paris 6e
11 JUNE 7:30pm Come join us at the CELEBRATION READING FOR THE LAUNCH OF ISSUE 15 OF UPSTAIRS AT DUROC UPSTAIRS AT DUROC, the Paris-based journal known for publishing experimental prose and poetry, will be hosting a fête in the heart of the Marais Readers will include NICHOLAS MANNING, LILY ROBERT-FOLEY, DYLAN HARRIS, JACOB BROMBERG and GEORGE VANCE BIOS: NICHOLAS MANNING is Maître de Conférences in American Literature at the Sorbonne (Paris IV). He is the founding editor of The Continental Review and the author of two poetic cycles: Novaless: Elements Towards a Metaphysic and Homo Sentimentalis: A Guide In Verse To Modern Emotional Intimacy. His study of sincerity in 20th century poetics, entitled Rhétorique de la sincérité: La Poésie moderne en quête d’un langage vrai, came out recently from Honoré Champion. LILY ROBERT-FOLEY is a doctoral student in comparative literature at Université of Paris 14, and A.T.E.R. in English at Université d’Angers. She is the author of m (corrupt press, 2013), a book of poetry-critique-collage based on her doctoral research, and graphemachine (Xexoxial Editions, 2013), a chapbook of critical readings translated into visual poetic devices called “machines.” DYLAN HARRIS was born in Burton-on-Trent just before the space age. He lives in Luxembourg. He operates corrupt press which he founded in Paris. In Dublin he cofounded and coöperated wurm im apfel, wurm press & wurmfest. He’s lived in London, Antwerp, Eindhoven and the Fens. His profession is as a programmer. JACOB BROMBERG is a poet, translator and contributing editor to The White Review. He lives in Paris where he formerly co-organized the Ivy Writers reading series. GEORGE VANCE was born in Ohio and has resided in Paris, Vienna, Aachen, Brussels and the French overseas possession New Caledonia (Kanaky); he now lives in Reims, where he continues to work on text/image fusion and street art experiments. His poetry volume A Short Circuit and a chapbook, Xmas Collage, are available from corrupt press. at GALERIE COLETTE CLAVREUL, 25 PLACE DES VOSGES, 75003 PARIS, METRO ST. PAUL
12 June-10am-noon. Jane Grey talk for Young mothers: how to overcome lack of time, energy, sleep and funds to create more of what you really want, in any area of your life. I'll be giving a special talk hosted by the MESSAGE organization, FREE and open only to members of MESSAGE and AAWE in Paris—see their site info below to join. No reservations, but seating is limited. Please arrive at 10am to get a seat and enjoy friendly socializing before Jane’s talk, held in English, begins at 10:30am. To attend, please JOIN either: MESSAGE English-speaking parents in the Paris regions via http://www.messageparis.org/ Or AAWE English-speaking women living in France http://aaweparis.org/pages/ AT: St. George's Church (ground floor), 7 rue Auguste Vacquerie, Ground floor Paris 16e Metro: Kléber
12 June @20h - Paris Lit Up Open Mic featuring JOHN HIGH. BIO John High is the author of numerous books, including the lives of thomas, The Sasha Poems, Bloodline—Selected Writings, and the novel,The Desire Notebooks (selected by the Village Voice Literary Supplement as one of the top 25 books of its year). His most recent collection of poetry, you are everything you are not, is the third part of a trilogy—a book of unknowing and here (Talisman House). His work has appeared recently in Ugly Duckling Presse (6×6), The Brooklyn Rail, New American Writing, Poems by Sunday,Conjunctions, among many other places. A recipient of four Fulbright Fellowships, two NEA’s, grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation, Arts International, and the Academy of American Poets, he is an honorary member of the Moscow Club Poetry. He was a founding editor of Five Fingers Review and the translator of several books of contemporary Russian poetry and the chief editor for Crossing Centuries—The New Russian Poetry. His translations of Osip Mandelstam have appeared in The Nation, Fulcrum, Denver Quarterly, Pen America, and Poetry. He teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn. http://parislitup.com/event/plu-open-mic-featuring-john-high/ AT: Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix,75020.
13th June 7:00pm GERALD NICOSIA reads from NIGHT TRAIN TO SHANGHAI. “Night Train to Shanghai is more than poetic memories of China—it’s history.” --Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of City Lights Bookstore, author of Pictures of the Gone World and A Coney Island of the Mind. Born and educated in Chicago (University of Illinois, Highest Distinction in English, 1971 and 1973), Gerald Nicosia has for decades been best known as the author of Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac and a critic and historian of the Beats, the Sixties, and the Vietnam War. But even before his undergraduate years ended, he was publishing poetry as well, mentored by Chicago poets he loved such as Carl Sandburg and some he knew personally such as Paul Carroll, founder of Big Table Books and Magazine. Now he is coming to Paris to read from his newest book, Night Train to Shanghai. The poems in Night Train to Shanghai grew out of Nicosia’s several trips to modern China, beginning with his trip to Hefei in 1995 to adopt his six-month-old daughter Wu Ji (now Amy). He later traveled to Chengdu to guest-teach Beat poetry and other subjects to graduate students at Sichuan University, and took his daughter Amy to many cities in China, including her birth-place of Wuhu, when she was ten and had already learned to speak Mandarin. In the “Author’s Preface,” Nicosia explains the origins of these poems in “the richness that has come to me by digging a hole in myself that inadvertently let in the other side of the world.” AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
13 juin à 19h Rencontre avec FABIENNE DUMONT pour la parution de son essai Des sorcières comme les autres – Artistes et féministes dans la France des années 70 (PU Rennes, coll. Les Archives du féminisme) 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/
13 June—19h30. Dear Conjunction Theatre Company presents its acclaimed one-man show which was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008 and has since toured all over Europe and the USA. Written and performed by Leslie Clack and directed by Patricia Kessler, it chronicles the highs and lows of Oscar Wilde’s life through extracts from his work and scenes from his trials. “With smooth and mellifluous voice, Clack gives Wilde lovers an informative and well researched show, peppered with excerpts from the great writer’s plays . . . An enjoyable and revealing evening for any Oscar Wilde fan.” (The British Theatre Guide) Approx. 70 minutes €10 per evening/ €30 for all four Oscar Wilde evenings being planned at the Irish Cultural Center, reservation recommended AT: Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris Tél : 01 58 52 10 30 or firstname.lastname@example.org
13 June at 8pm The Paris Choral Society celebrates its 20th anniversary performing excerpts of past great favorites, including works from Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Fauré, Duruflé and Barber. General admission: 22 euros Students: 10 euros http://parischoralsociety.org
13 juin de 18h30 à 21h30--Le MAC/VAL a le plaisir de vous convier à son vernissage ouvert à tous. 4 expos : Nguyen Manh Hung « L’Avventura - Lãng Du », Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba « Don’t we all want to be in tune ? », Halida Boughriet « Corps de masse » et Valérie Jouve « Cinq femmes du pays de la lune » INFOS : Dans le cadre de l’Année France-Vietnam, le MAC/VAL propose un focus sur la scène artistique vietnamienne, représentée par Nguyen Manh Hung et Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba. Nguyen Manh Hung « L’Avventura - Lãng Du » Nguyen Manh Hung poursuit sa série « Buy a ready-made painting » (2013) commencée au Vietnam. Il y questionne le concept de copie et de production en série de peintures de paysages en Chine, puis au Vietnam, et peint ses propres personnages (autoportrait, soldats...) sur les toiles qu’il achète. Nguyen Manh Hung réalise des peintures et sculptures juxtaposant avec un grand sens de l’humour différents éléments de l’histoire et de la vie quotidienne au Vietnam. Il interroge ainsi la notion de kitsch, en confrontant les cultures savantes et populaires. Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba « Don’t we all want to be in tune ? » Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, artiste multimédia, questionne le concept de citoyenneté et des influences musicales connecté aux flux migratoires. Il s’intéresse à l’histoire de la musique rock anglaise et américaine depuis ses débuts et ses connexions avec l’immigration (reprise de l’hymne national par Jimi Hendrix...). Ce projet traite des difficultés et des souffrances de l’exil. Une œuvre participative et interactive où les visiteurs sont invités à s’emparer du micro, créant ainsi leur propre dessin, qu’ils pourront ensuite télécharger sur le site internet du musée. Valérie Jouve « Cinq femmes du pays de la lune » Exposition avec quatre femmes de Jéricho : Valérie Jouve dévoile pour la première fois un travail collectif qu’elle mène depuis trois ans à Jéricho avec Rana M.S Abukharabish, Suha Y.M Abusharar, Yasmin M.M. Abu et Jamila I.M Thalja. De par sa formation d’anthropologue, Valérie Jouve aborde avec ces femmes le sujet de leur présence au monde, de leur inscription dans le paysage, voire de leur identité et ce, avec justesse et sans point de vue préconçu. Halida Boughriet « Corps de masse » Halida Boughriet invite les visiteurs à rencontrer les habitants de Saint-Denis qu’elle a filmés et photographiés dans le cadre d’une performance chorégraphiée menée au Musée d’art et d’histoire de la ville. L’artiste leur a proposé de s’abandonner à des gestes d’amour, d’amitié, de fraternité... Navettes au départ de la place de la Bastille à 18h, 18h30 et 19h. Réservation indispensable au 01 43 91 64 33.
14 June at 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Experience salon music and artwork in the former home of Gertrude Stein, where the paintings of Nadine Le Prince will be on view, and jazz maestro Denise Mangiardi and the Infuse Ensemble string quartet will play in two special performances on Saturday, Limit 30 people at each performance. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/691886
14 June at 20h30 American poet Cecilia Woloch has the great pleasure to announce the publication by Scribe-l'Harmattan of the French version of her book Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem. Tzigane, le Poème Gitan Please join us the evening of June 14 to celebrate the launch of Tzigane with a bilingual presentation of the text by La Compagnie Erinna, followed by a discussion and book-signing. Tzigane, le Poème Gitan par Cecilia Woloch translated from the English by Jennifer Bocquetin AT: Espace le Scribe-l'Harmattan, Place Maubert, 75005 Paris
14 June at 6pm The Paris Choral Society celebrates its 20th anniversary performing excerpts of past great favorites, including works from Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Fauré, Duruflé and Barber. General admission: 22 euros Students: 10 euros http://parischoralsociety.org
14 juin—toute la journée : Rimbaudmobile III : l'épopée belge : Cette année, les poètes belges Laurence Vielle, Vincent Tholomé et Peter Holvoet-Hanssen accompagnés par le créateur sonore en direct et en différé Michel Bertier et les vidéastes Anne-Sophie Terrillon et Christophe Acker ont décidé de faire revivre l’aventure abracadabrantesque de la Rimbaudmobile sur le bitume parisien. 11h00 : Parvis Eglise Saint Eustache, rue Rambuteau près de la sculpture « L’Ecoute » d’Henri de Miller, avec Laurence Vielle et Michel Bertier 14h30 : Place de Furstenberg (près du Musée Delacroix) avec Vincent Tholomé et Michel Bertier 16h30 : Place Stalingrad avec Peter Holvoet-Hanssen et Michel Bertier Captation vidéo : Anne-Sophie Terrillon et Christophe Acker Conception et coordination : François Massut pour le collectif Poésie is not dead et l’association Poètes dans la Ville, Avec le soutien du Marché de la Poésie, de Wallonie Bruxelles International et du Fonds Flamand des Lettres Site de la Rimbaudmobile : http://rimbaudmobile.blogspot.fr/
MONDAY (week 3)
16 June at 7:30 p.m. POETS LIVE with Jennifer K. Dick, Sabine Huynh, Chris Tysh and Lesley Wheeler Please note change of weekday for this event! Drinks upstairs from whenever you like, poetry starts downstairs in “la cave” at 19:30. BIOS: Jennifer K Dick is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (University of GA Press, 2004), and 4 chapbooks. She teaches at the Université of Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France, co-curates the Ivy Writers reading series in Paris and the Ecrire l’Art mini-residency at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse. She is a poetry editor for Versal (Amsterdam), writes book reviews for Drunken Boat and a poetics column for Tears in the Fence (UK). She also co-edited two critical books on translation with Stephanie Schwerter. For more, see her blog at: http://jenniferkdick.blogspot.fr/ Sabine Huynh was born in Saigon, grew up in France and has lived in England, the U.S., and Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has taught literature and languages. Today she lives in Tel Aviv, where she writes (in French and in English) and translates (from French, English, Hebrew and Italian -- into French, English and Hebrew). Her most recent publications include: a novel, a collection of stories and two poetry collections, Les colibris à reculons and Tel Aviv / ville infirme / corps infini. Since 2000, her work in English has appeared in numerous publications. Poet and playwright, Chris Tysh is the author of several collections of poetry and drama. Her latest publications are Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic (Les Figues, 2013); Molloy: The Flip Side (BlazeVox, 2012) and Night Scales: A Fable for Klara K (United Artists, 2010). She is on the creative writing faculty at Wayne State University. Her play, Night Scales, a Fable for Klara K was produced at the Studio Theatre in Detroit under the direction of Aku Kadogo in 2010. She holds fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation. Lesley Wheeler grew up in New York and New Jersey and now lives in Virginia, where she teaches poetry at Washington and Lee University. Her poetry collections include The Receptionist and Other Tales, a Tiptree Award Honor Book; Heterotopia, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize; and Heathen. She also publishes criticism about place, sound, performance, and gender in English-language verse. In 2011 she held a Fulbright fellowship in New Zealand, and the following year won an Outstanding Faculty Award from the state of Virginia. She blogs about poetry at http://lesleywheeler.org/. AT: Carr’s Pub, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris. Métros: Tuileries or Concorde. http://poets-live.com
16 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/
18 June from 19h30: Ivy Writers Paris closes off the Spring 2014 season with an exciting bilingual reading with Luxembourgois author and translator Pierre Joris, performer, poet and visual artist Nicole Peyrafitte plus readings of new Leslie Scalapino translations by American poet and translator E Tracy Grinnell and French poet and translator Isabelle Garron! BIOS: Pierre Joris is a poet, translator, essayist & anthologist who has published more than 50 books, most recently, Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (poems) from Chax Press and The University of California Book of North African Literature (volume 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour. Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader edited & translated by Joris, and Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-between, essays on Joris’ work edited by Peter Cockelbergh, came out in 2012. Forthcoming in 2014 are Barzakh — Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press) & Breathturn Into Timestead:The Collected Later Poems of Paul Celan (FSG). Nicole Peyrafitte is a pluridisciplinary artist born and raised in the Gascony part of the Pyrenees & residing in Brooklyn, NY. Her texts, voice-work, paintings, videos, & cooking are displayed in a range of multi-lingual & multi-faceted performances. Peyrafitte’s work is informed & characterized by a daily practice — a quest for life in art and art in life between two continents & four languages. More info: http://www.
Isabelle Garron vit et travaille à
Paris. Ses recherches en Sciences des textes et documents l’ont amené à croiser
ses recherches sur la prosodie visuelle et une approche plus personnelle du
texte et du livre. Elle a ainsi suscité la réédition à l’identique de La
Lucarne ovale de Pierre Reverdy (Théâtre Typographique, 2001). De 2005 à 2008
elle participe au plateau de « Peinture fraîche » programme de France Culture à
propos de création contemporaine, produit et animé par Jean Daive. Corps Fut est son recueil le plus
récent, publié chez Flammarion en 2011. Elle a publié deux précédents ouvrages
dans la collection Poésie/Flammarion : Face devant contre
(2002) et Qu'il faille (2007), dont le
premier est paru en 2008 chez Litmus Press à New York, dans une traduction de
Sarah Riggs. E. Tracy Grinnell is the author
of Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna
Elder Series #1, 2008), Some Clear Souvenir (O
Books, 2006), and Music or Forgetting (O
Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Mirrorly, A Window (flynpyntar
press, 2009), Leukadia (Trafficker Press,
2008), Hell and Lower Evil (Lyre Lyre
Pants on Fire, 2008), Humoresque (Blood
Pudding/Dusie #3, 2008) Quadriga, a
collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson (gong chapbooks, 2006), Of the Frame (Portable Press
at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Harmonics (Melodeon
Poetry Systems, 2000). Grinnell’s poetry has been translated into French,
Serbian, and Portuguese. She has taught creative writing at Pratt Institute,
Brown University, and in the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. She
lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.
In April 2014, E. Tracy Grinnell was a featured writer for Harriet. E Tracy Grinnel and
Isabelle Garron will be reading unpublished translations of work by Leslie
Scalapino, who left us in 2010. For more on Leslie Scalapino see http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/leslie-scalapino
and especially the offical website for Scalapino work and scholarship at: http://lesliescalapino.com/ More details
regarding the IVY event will soon be up on our blog at: http://ivywritersparis.blogspot.fr/
Also feel free to join our FB group at
where we will put up a FB event soon. https://www.facebook.com/groups/101898279922603/
AT : Delaville Café (1st
floor), 34 bvd bonne nouvelle 75010 Paris
18th June 6:00pm. This month in the Art of Criticism we're talking to Alex Preston, the author of three novels, all published by Faber: This Bleeding City (winner of the Spear’s and Edinburgh Festival first book prizes and one of Waterstones' New Voices 2010), The Revelations (shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize), and the about-to-be-published In Love and War. In addition to his fiction, Alex regularly reviews books for The Observer and contributes to the New Statesman and GQ. We'll be discussing, among other things, the state of British fiction, what novels can do (and what they can't), and the delicate art of reviewing fiction as a novelist. AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
19 June @20h - Paris Lit Up Open Mic featuring JENNIFER K. DICK Bio: Jennifer K Dick is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (University of GA Press, 2004), and 4 chapbooks, including CONVERSION (2013) with Estepa editions, Paris including art by Kate Van Houten. She teaches at the Université of Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France, co-curates the Ivy Writers reading series in Paris and the Ecrire l’Art mini-residency at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse. She is a poetry editor for VERSAL out of Amsterdam, writes book reviews for Drunken Boat and a poetics column for Tears in the Fence(UK). Recent poems appear in Vlak (out of Prague), Spoon Bending: A Chapbook curated by Kent MacCarter for Cordite Poetry Review (Australia), Poetry Wales, Tears in the Fence (UK), Undertow, Paris Lit Up Magazine, Similar Peaks and Molly Bloom. Following her appearance at the Prague Poetry Microfestival this May, some of Jennifer’s poems have also appeared in Czech translation in magazines in Prague. Jennifer also co-edited two critical books on translation with Stephanie Schwerter, most recently Traduire: transmettre ou trahir? Réflexions sur la traduction en sciences humaines (Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, Dec 2013). For more, see her blog at: http://jenniferkdick.blogspot.fr/ Details at http://parislitup.com/event/plu-with-jennifer-k-dick/AT: Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix,75020.
19th June 7:00pm: We’re thrilled to present Philipp Meyer, one of the finest contemporary American writers, on his majestic new novel, The Son. Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Love, honour, children are sacrificed in the name of ambition, as the family becomes one of the richest powers in Texas, a dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Yet, like all empires, the McCulloughs must eventually face the consequences of their choices. Philipp Meyer grew up in Baltimore, dropped out of high school and attended Cornell, where he studied English. Since graduating, Philipp Meyer has worked as a derivatives trader and a construction worker. His writing has been published in McSweeney's, The Iowa Review, Salon, and New Stories from the South. From 2005-2008, Philipp Meyer was a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. In 2009, he published his hugely-acclaimed first novel, American Rust. He lives near Ithaca in New York State. AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
19 juin rdvs à 18h30, à 19h et à 20h : Les auteurs du bassin du Congo sont les invités d’honneur du 32e Marché de la poésie. À cette occasion, venez découvrir leur littérature. Au programme : In Koli Jean Bofane (Congo, Belgique), Gabriel Okoundju (Congo Brazzaville), Lopito Feijo (Angola), Thierry Manirambona (Burundi), Jean-Calude Awono (Cameroun), Toussaint Kafarhire (Congo Kinshasa) et Michaella Rugwizangoga (Rwanda), des intermèdes musicaux de Niwel Tsumbu et une exposition photographique de Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Le dernier livre d’In Koli Jean Bofane a pour titre Congo INC, le testament de Bismark (Actes Sud). Le jeune Isookanga quitte son village pygmée pour faire du business à Kinshasa. Sur son chemin, de nombreux personnages – des plus pauvres aux plus puissants, des plus vils aux plus naïfs – composent un saisissant tableau du Congo contemporain aux prises avec la mondialisation. Depuis Mathématiques congolaises, son premier roman remarqué, In Koli Jean Bofane n’a rien perdu de son énergie, de son humour ni de sa lucidité politique. AT : Le rendez-vous est donné à 18h 30 sur le parvis du Centre Pompidou. Les sapeurs de la SAPE – Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes du Congo – dont vêtements et chorégraphies s’inspirent de l’oeuvre de Bède Florentin Mbika vous emmènent à la librairie Wallonie-Bruxelles à 19h, puis à la Maison de la poésie à 20h pour des rencontres et des lectures.
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/
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/
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 email@example.com
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 perhaps August : PLU at Cabaret Voltaire. Check their scheduled events to participate in their open mic night:
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
Part II: Writing and other Classes—
summer writing workshops in Paris, or benefit courses for reading causes and more!
Saturday 7 JUNE: 10h30-noon: A “making work” workshop with John Hegley, British guest author and performer. This generative workshop replaces the usual format for PLU Drop-in Workshop. Exceptionally and with great pleasure we bring you a Writing Workshop with one of the best. The PLU Slam festival guest, John Hegley, will lead this week’s writing workshop. Come armed with wiring equipment and a sense of humour. AT: Carre de Baudouin, 121 rue Menilmontant, Paris, 75020 France
Saturdays at 16h: the 14th, 21st and 28th of June - 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!
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
Sign up now for JUNE SHORT STORY WORKSHOP with Nahid Rachlin. This Writing WORKSHOP is part of the above listed 2014 Paris Writer’s Workshop with WICE in PARIS, FRANCE being housed at the American University in Paris June 23-28: Nahid Rachlin: website: http://www.nahidrachlin.com Teaching Short Story Writing (five days, three hours each session, half an hour private consultation with each student.) For more details click on Workshop registration-Nahid Rachlin. ***Early bird rate is available-scholarship will be available soon. For more, see the conference website: http://pariswritersworkshop.org/ For further questions, telephone: from inside France 01 45 66 75 50 or outside of France +33 1 45 66 75 50 Email general Inquiries to: email@example.com and PWW Inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY: SIGN UP NOW 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/
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 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 (email@example.com) 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.
And to close, this edition of June 2014—two quotes: (Read more at: http://skinnyartist.com/150-amazing-quotes-to-feed-your-creative-soul/)
“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” ~Anne Sexton
“Words are things. A small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think” ~Byron