04 June 2012

June and July Readings 2012

June and July 2012 Readings List + Calls for Work
Part I) Paris Events and READINGS by date
Part II) Workshops in Paris
Part III) News Reviews & Reviews News: publications, calls for work, new books and more!
*Note: event details are regularly updated, so check back!
(IF YOU HAVE EVENTS, CALLS FOR WORK, etc for JUNE+JULY 2012 please send those announcements as early as possible, and in the format of the listings below, to Jane Cope at parisrentree2010 AT gmail.com)

Part I) Paris Events and READINGS by date

4 June 19h C-12 Poet in Paris, Combes C12: THE POET IN PARIS David Barnes, Margo Berdeshevsky, Jeffrey Greene, Marilyn Hacker, Heather Hartley, Ellen Hinsey, Cecilia Woloch. Please join us for an evening of poetry by the faculty of the University of Southern California’s “Poet in Paris” Program, hosted by The American University of Paris. Refreshments served. AT: The American University in Paris, Combes Building (C-12): 6, rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Metro Invalides or RER Pont d'Alma

4 June 20h onward: SpokenWord Paris: Open mic in English, open to all languages. Running since 2006 it now gets 60 to 80 people coming every week! Every Monday. Sign up/hang out in the bar from 8pm, poetry underground. From 9pm to midnight. Spoken word : 5 mins (warning bell rung at 4.45: Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.) Songs : one song. We do 2 rounds between 9pm and midnight. Stand up, Theatre, Cabaret, Dance and Magic all welcome. Chacun a son mot à dire. Make the words come alive. AT: Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. http://spokenwordparis.blogspot.com/

5 June Rencontre avec Dominique Fabre. “Il portait une chemise blanche, un jean bleu nuit, il était très élégant. Quand je suis arrivé, son père lisait le journal dans la grande pièce, le double living. Je pense à ma mère en disant cela : un double living, ça lui plaisait. Au bout d’un certain nombre d’années, tous les mots vous font penser à des gens, et les gens disparaîtront, mais pas les mots. Les mots ne disparaîtront jamais tout à fait.” Ces disparus, ces paroles enfouies persistent à éclairer notre route, à nous montrer le chemin : il faut continuer d’aimer, malgré les abandons et les chagrins. Que lisiez-vous en 1983, Duras ou Albertine Sarrazin? Étiez-vous fan des Pink Floyd ou de Keith Jarrett? Fréquentiez-vous le pub Renault? Et ces autres miracles de nos vies ordinaires. Il faudrait s’arracher le cœur nous murmure que notre jeunesse est éternelle: tout un monde qu’on croyait enseveli réapparaît. En fait, il n’avait jamais cessé d’exister. AT: New York University in France 56 Rue de Passy, 75016

6 June 7pm Come see Nick Flynn, Ben Marcus, Robert Coover read at Shakespeare and Co. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel

5 June 19h UPSTAIRS AT DUROC, the Paris literary journal invites you to a special reading featuring new work by three poets MICHELLE NAKA PIERCE, CHRIS PUSATERI and ALEXANDER DICKOW. MICHELLE NAKA PIERCE, born in Japan, is the author of 7 titles, including She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX, 2011) with art by Sue Hammond West and Symptom of Color (Dusie, 2011). Awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize, Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (Fordham, 2012) documents the migratory patterns of the hybrid as she travels the floating borders in Rothko’s Seagram murals. Pierce is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. CHRIS PUSATERI is the author of several poetry books, most recently Common Time (Steerage Press, 2012) and Molecularity (Dusie, 2011). His poetry and critical prose appear in many periodicals including American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Jacket, Verse and others. A librarian by trade, he works in Denver, where he reviews new poetry and fiction titles for Library Journal and curates the Belmar Film Series, a free public program showcasing independent cinema. ALEXANDER DICKOW is Assistant Professor of French at Virginia Tech. He grew up in Moscow, Idaho. His creative works include translations, critical essays and a book of poetry in French and English, Caramboles (Paris, Argol Editions, 2008).AT: Berkeley Books of Paris, 8 rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, Metro Odeon

6 June 19h Hommage à FRANÇOISE PASQUIER, fondatrice des éditions féministes Tierce (1977-1993), en coordination avec l’Association des amies de Françoise Pasquier. Françoise Pasquier (1944-2001) a participé de manière active au féminisme, entre autres en créant une maison d’édition qui allait devenir la référence du mouvement féministe. Elle y hébergea des revues comme La Revue d’en face, Questions féministes ou les Cahiers du Grif et publia essais, romans, récits qui sont devenus des références incontournables. Une soixantaine de titres sont remis en vente à Violette and Co. La rencontre sera suivie d’un verre amical. AT: Violette et Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny

6 June 19h30 Evenings with an author: Cara Black. Cara Black presents Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, the twelfth book in her Aimée Léduc mystery series. "Aimée does not like this scenario one bit, but she can’t figure out how the murder is connected to Meizi’s disappearance. The dead genius was sitting on a discovery that has France’s secret service keeping tabs on him. Now they’re keeping tabs on Aimée. A missing young woman, an illegal immigrant raid in progress, botched affairs of the heart, dirty policemen, the French secret service, cutting-edge science secrets and a murderer on the loose—what has she gotten herself into? And can she get herself—and her friends—back out of it all alive?" -From the publisher. About the author: Cara Black has been producing best-selling murder mysteries since she began the Aimée Léduc mystery series in 1998. The series is based on a Parisian private investigator who solves a murder in a new quartier of Paris in each book. Murder in the Marais, the first installation in the series, was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First Novel, and Murder in the Sentier, the series' third book, was nominated for Best Novel.The newest addition to the series-- number twelve-- is Murder at the Lanterne Rouge. In it, protagonist Aimée Léduc connects her colleague's mysterious disappearance with the murder of a leading French scientist. AT: American Library in Paris,10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris, Metro Alma-Marceau or Ecole Militaire

7 June 19h Jennifer Egan reads some of her fiction at Shakespeare and Co. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel

7 June 19h For all you Oulipians and Oulipo fans out there, the monthly Rendez-vous réguliers, les jeudis de l'Oulipo, chers aux amateurs de jeux de l'esprit et de littérature potentielle, continuent d'explorer des thèmes d'actualité, proposant lectures et créations originales. Tonight’s theme “Ce soir on improvise" Entrée libre. AT: BNF François-Mitterrand, Grand auditorium, quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris. Métro: Quai de la gare ou Bibliothèque.

7 June 19h Alice Kaplan will discuss her new book, Dreaming in French. The Village Voice Bookshop has the pleasure of inviting you to meet Alice Kaplan who will discuss her latest book, Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis. «A fascinating group portrait of three different women from three different generations whose trajectories nevertheless converge in one surprising yet significant place: Paris. In this lively, original biographie à trois, Alice Kaplan shows how time spent living in the French capital and learning about its culture gave each of these sui generis heroines ‘her own ideas of what counted’ – and how those ideas in turn became an indelible part of the American political and cultural landscape.» Caroline Weber, author of Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution. Before being appointed John M.Musser Professor of French at Yale University in 2009, Alice Kaplan was for many years part of the faculty at Duke University, where she was the founding director of the Duke University Center for French and Francophone Studies and a professor of Romance Studies, Literature, and History. Her First book, Reproductions of Banality, was a theoretical exploration of French fascism. Since then she has published books on Celine’s anti-semitic pamphlets, on the treason trial of Robert Brasillach – The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach – awarded several prestidious prizes and a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critic’s Circle awards. In The Interpreter, she examines American courts-martial in newly liberated France. Her literary translations include books by Roger Grenier, Louis Guilloux and Evelyne Bloch-Dano on Proust ‘s mother – Madame Proust. AT: Village Voice Bookshop 6, rue Princesse 75006 Métro: Mabillon

7 June Double Change vous invite à « Global Conceptualisms », lecture collective de Paal Bjelke Andersen (Norvège), Christian Bök (Canada), Marco Antonio Huerta (Mexique), Franck Leibovici (France), Swantje Lichtenstein (Allemagne), Vanessa Place (Etats-Unis), Carlos Soto-Román (Chili), Nick Thurston (Grande Bretagne). Lecture à l’occasion du festival &Now des nouvelles écritures en Amérique et en France, organisé par les Universités Paris-Sorbonne (VALE, EA 4085), Paris Diderot (LARCA, EA 4214) et Paris Ouest (CREA, EA 370), en partenariat avec la libraire Shakespeare&Co, du 6 au 10 juin 2012, à l'Université de la Sorbonne, l'Institut d'anglais Charles V de l’Université Paris Diderot et à l'Ecole normale supérieure. BIOS: VANESSA PLACE: It appears as if Vanessa Place was the first poet to perform as part of the Whitney Biennial (2012). There was a content advisory posted. NICK THURSTON is the author of two books, Reading the Remove of Literature (2006) and Historia Abscondita (2007), plus numerous journal articles and artists' pages. He is also the co-author of two pocketbooks including, most recently, 'Do or DIY', which accompanied an eponymous exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery (London). The independent artists' book publishing imprint that Nick co-edits edit, Information as Material, have just finished a tenure there as the Writers in Residence. Nick holds an academic post at Sheffield Hallam University and works as a Lecturer in Fine Art and Contemporary Curating at various UK HE institutions. his bookworks are collected internationally by institutions including the Tate (London) and MoMA (New York); and his print and sculptural works are held in public and private collections around Europe, including the Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven) and The  Biblioteque Nationale (Paris). CHRISTIAN BÖK is the author not only of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, but also of Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. Bök has created artificial languages for two television shows: Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley’s Amazon. Bök has also earned many accolades for his virtuoso performances of sound poetry (particularly the Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters). His conceptual artworks (which include books built out of Rubik’s cubes and Lego bricks) have appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. The Utne Reader has recently included Bök in its list of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” Bök teaches English at the University of Calgary. CARLOS SOTO-ROMÁN was born in Valparaíso, Chile. He is the author of "La Marcha de los Quiltros" (1999), "Haiku Minero" (2007), "Cambio y Fuera" (2009), "Philadelphia's Notebooks" (2011) and the forthcoming chapbook "Con/Science" (Summer, 2012). He is a translator and the curator of Elective Affinities, a cooperative anthology of  contemporary U.S. poetry. He is also a pharmacist and holds a Master's degree in Bioethics. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. MARCO ANTONIO HUERTA: Mexican translator and post-conceptual poet. Won the Northeastern Poetry Award in 2005. Is the author of three poetry collections: La semana milagrosa (Conarte, 2006), Golden Boy (Letras de Pasto Verde, 2009), and Hay un jardín (Tierra Adentro, 2009). During the summer of 2009 he decided to kill his own lyrical self. His work has been published in several periodicals and anthologies in Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, and the United States. He has performed on experimental writing gatherings such as Not Content, curated by Vanessa Place and Teresa Carmody (Los Angeles, 2010), the & Now Festival (San Diego, 2011), and Los límites del lenguaje (Monterrey, 2012). His tweets can be read at http://twitter.com/moteltampico PAAL BJELKE ANDERSEN is a Norwegian writer and editor. In his recent Dugnad and The Grefsen Address he uses poetry as a tool to analyze the notions of community in the Scandinavian social democratic societies. The Grefsen Address is available for downloading at the Eclipse Archive. From 2002 to 2008 he edited the web magazine nypoesi, is one of the organizers of the poetry festival Audiatur in Bergen, edits the small press Attåt and curates a series of readings and talks addressing poetics and politics in Oslo called Folkebiblioteket (The Public Library). All of these initiatives are transnational and -lingual. The last two years he have spend considerable time in Tehran working on a translation of Iranian Language-, conceptual- and visual poets into Norwegian. FRANCK LEIBOVICI (1975) is often described as a “visual poet”, the meaning of which he redefines with every of his new publications and actions in the public space. By introducing the notion of "poetic document”, Leibovici has created a category embracing a wide range of artistic practices, from visual poetry to conceptual art. During last years, his work has been exhibited at Kunsthalle of Malmö (2005 with Ernesto Neto), Vega-Literaturhaus (Copenhage, 2006) and Jumex Foundation (Esquiador en el fondo de un pozo, Mexico, DF, 2006), among others. He has performed and lectured at venues such as Location One in New York (2006), the OEI-Index Foundation (Stockholm, 2007) or at École Normae Supérieur Lyon (2007). His books Portraits Chinois and Des documents poétiques have been recently published by Al Dante editions in 2007. SWANTJE LICHTENSTEIN is a writer, editor, artist and professor for literature as an aesthetic practice. (University of Applied Sciences/Duesseldorf, Germany). She is author of „Das lyrische Projekt (The lyrical project)“ (Munich: Iudicium: 2004), „figurenflecken oder: blinde verschickung“ (stains of figures or: blind postings) (Aachen: Rimbaud 2006), „Landen“ (landings) (Munich: Lyrikedition 2009), „Entlang der lebendigen Linie. Sexophismen“ (Along the living line. Sexophisms) (Vienna: Passagen 2010), „Horae“ (Horae) (Berlin: J.Frank 2012). She translated V. Place/R.Fittermans „Notes on Conceptualism“ into German and started to widespread thoughts about Conceptual Writing in German speaking countries through lectures and performances. AT: Galerie éof, 15, rue Saint Fiacre - 75002 Paris - M° Grands Boulevards. www.doublechange.org

8 June 6 18h  C-12 USC Student Feature Poetry Reading with Harriet Lye (Editor and Chief of Her Royal Majesty and Olivia Baes and Addison Nugent from the American University of Paris. AT: Combes Building (C-12): 6, rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Metro Invalides or RER Pont d'Alma

9 June 19h 24 heures d’écriture : lectures de nouvelles. Deux comédiens-nes viennent lire à Violette and Co deux nouvelles de deux participantes aux 24 heures d’écriture, “une performance et un parcours dans la ville”. Ce concours rassemble les candidats-tes sélectionnés-es qui écrivent, enfermés-es dans un même lieu pendant 24 heures, une nouvelle à partir d’un thème donné. Les internautes suivent sur le site www.24heuresdecriture.com les nouvelles en train de s’écrire et des lectures en “live” ont lieu dans plusieurs endroits simultanément.  AT: Violette et Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny

10 June "Three Trees" at “&NOW 2012: New Writing in Paris” Conference at La Sorbonne. Alvin Eng and his wife, actress/director Wendy Wasdahl, will present scenes from “Three Trees" and participate in a discussion
on the influence of French thinkers and artists on American artists at the international conference, “&NOW 2012: New Writing in Paris” at La Sorbonne. More info: ( http://andnowfestival.com/ )

10 June 19h30 MOVING PARTS presents Charles Borkhuis:"Drawing Blood"(stage play in English) AT: Carr's Pub, Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris (métro Tuileries)

11 June 19h Daniel Levin Becker reading with with Harry Mathews, Ian Monk, Doug Nufer, Wendy Walker, and Tom La Farge.At: Le Bal 6, IMPASSE DE LA DÉFENSE 75018 – Paris

11 June 20h onward: SpokenWord Paris: Open mic in English, open to all languages. Running since 2006 it now gets 60 to 80 people coming every week! Every Monday. Sign up/hang out in the bar from 8pm, poetry underground. From 9pm to midnight. Spoken word : 5 mins (warning bell rung at 4.45: Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.) Songs : one song. We do 2 rounds between 9pm and midnight. Stand up, Theatre, Cabaret, Dance and Magic all welcome. Chacun a son mot à dire. Make the words come alive. AT: Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. http://spokenwordparis.blogspot.com/

11 June 19h00. Poets Live is pleased to be presenting an evening of Oulipian poetry featuring Harry Mathews, Ian Monk, Doug Nufer, Wendy Walker, Tom La Farge and Daniel Levin Becker. Wendy Walker is the author of My Man and Other Critical Fictions, Blue Fire, The Secret Service, and two volumes of tales. She is the editor of Proteotypes and co-leader of the Writhing Society in Brooklyn. Tom La Farge has written two novels, Zuntig, and The Crimson Bears, and a book of “fablels,” Terror of Earth. He co-founded the Writhing Society, a weekly salon for constrained writing in Brooklyn, and has written the first three pamphlets of a manual, 13 Writhing Machines, that discusses various constraints. Administrative Assemblages came out in December, 2008, Homomorphic Converters in September, 2009, and Echo Alternators, in September, 2010. “Three Writhings” appeared in the &Now Awards 2009. His chapbook, Life and Conversation of Animals, a deformation of Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne, appeared in August, 2010. He’s currently working on a series of three novels, The Broken House, Skin, and Gathering of Ghosts, in various stages of completion. Daniel Levin Becker is reviews editor of The Believer and the youngest member of the Oulipo. His first book, Many Subtle Channels: in Praise of Potential Literature (Harvard) was just released. Harry Mathews is an American novelist, poet, essayist, and memoirist. His most recent book is The New Tourism (poems, Sand Piper Press, Key West, Florida). Ian Monk was born in London, but now lives in Lille, France. After contributing to the Oulipo Compendium, he became a member of Oulipo in 1988. He has published books in English, such as Family Archeology and Writings for the Oulipo, in French (Plouk Town and La Jeunesse de Mek-Ouyes, and even in both (N/S, with Frederic Forte)). [Frederic needs accents my e-mail can't do.] Doug Nufer is the author of seven novels, including the Oulipian novels Never Again, Negativeland, and By Kelman Out of Pessoa, and a poetry collection, We Were Werewolves. He lives in Seattle, where he sells wine. More info : http://poets-live.com/ AT : Le Bal Cafe, 6 Impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris (métro Place de Clichy).

12 June 19h François Bon, écrivain, né en 1953. Publie son premier livre en 1982. Se consacre principalement à son site tierslivre.net et à la plateforme d'édition numérique publie.net. Enseigne l'écriture créative, notamment à Sciences Po Paris. AT: New York University in France 56 Rue de Passy, 75016

13 June 17h Debra Spark gives a lecture on writing in Shakespeare and Co's library. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel

13 June 19h Lancement de la bande dessinée Chroniques mauves (Cat People) en présence des auteures. Scénarisée par Catherine Feunteun et illustrée par Soizick Jaffré, Cab, Carole Maurel, La Grande Alice et Louise Mars, cette BD est un événement ! Non seulement parce qu’elle est issue d’un projet collectif, mais aussi car, pour la première fois en France, elle raconte la vie intime, sociale et politique de plusieurs lesbiennes sur soixante années depuis la naissance en 1950 de Chris, personnage “fil rouge”, jusqu’à la Marche des Fiertés de 2011. AT: Violette et Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny

14 June 19h Come outside of Shakespeare and Co. for a bilingual reading of  Erotiques by EE Cummings. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel

14 June 20h30 Poetry and musical performance: ELLIOTT LEVIN - poetry, reeds JEAN BORDE- bass. AT: Galerie G, 23 rue des Lilas 75019 Paris Metro: Place des fetes

15 June 18h Daniel Leven Becker speaks about Oulipo at Shakespeare and Co. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel

15 June 19h Invitation soirée littéraire (POST)MODERNe:"Si la poésie est intraduisible, comme on dit, le poème, lui, l'est, traduisible." Henri Deluy. Présentation et lecture de poètes d'expression néerlandaise récemment traduits en français. Anneke Brassinga, Henri Deluy, Erik Lindner et Tonnus Oosterhoff pour Poètes néerlandais de la modernité. Une anthologie établie et présentée par Henri Deluy: vingt-sept poètes de la fin du XIXe au début du XXIe siècle.Traduction Henri Deluy et autres, éd. Le Temps des Cerises/Action poétique, 2011. Dirk van Bastelaere, emblématique de la postmodernité européenne, pour Splash. Traduction Daniel Cunin, éd. Les Petits Matins, 2011 K. Schippers, observateur d’un réel surprenant,  pour Tables déplacées (Verplaatste tafels, 1969).Traduction Kim Andringa et Jean-Michel Espitallier, éd. Le Bleu du Ciel, juin 2012 Eric Suchère, poète et traducteur, pour Poésies de Hans Faverey. «Ma poésie n'est pas une poésie de significations mais de mouvement.»  Rencontre avec l’œuvre d’un des plus grands poètes néerlandais du XXème siècle. Traduction Erik Lindner et Eric Suchère, éd. Théâtre Typographique, 2012. Emmanuel Hiriart, poète et rédacteur en chef de la revue Poésie/première. Pour le numéro de juin de Poésie/première, consacré à la poésie néerlandaise des années 1960 et 1970. La sélection des poèmes de Lucebert, Kouwenaar, Armando, Kopland  et autres poètes de renom est de Jan H. Mysjkin.Traduction Pierre Galissaires et Jan H. Mysjkin Pour plus d'informations au sujet de la poésie d’expression néerlandaise publiée en français consultez le dossier d’Action poétique paru en 2010. AT: Institut Néerlandais Centre culturel des Pays-Bas 121 rue de Lille 75007 Paris

16 June 15h Come hear outdoor readings of Ulysses for Bloomsday by Jacques Lecoq actors at Shakespeare and Co. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel

16 June 15h CUT, rdv aux toilettes pour dames. Lecture vivante. Auteur : Emmanuelle Marie. Comédiennes : Aurélie Gourves, Christine Massa, Adeline Ishiomin. Mise en scène : Laurence Laburthe. Participation libre. Réservations impératives : llaburthe@yahoo.fr. Dans des toilettes publiques, ces dames de Cut se croisent. Parties de quelques échanges impromptus, elles s’ouvrent et se racontent. Le sexe, l’exploration de soi, la peur d’être désirable, la séduction, le plaisir, la simulation, l’engagement, la déception, les on-dit, Dieu, la mère et les hommes. La pause pipi se prolonge. Réunies par hasard, trois femmes posent leurs valises pour, peut-être, repartir et continuer leur vie avec plus de légèreté. A l’ère post féministe, l’auteur nous rappelle à notre héritage sociétal. Elle pose le questionnement de ce que signifie le mot “Liberté“, pour la femme occidentale. Cut est écrit comme une seule et même chanson, avec des parties solos, duos, trios et choeurs. Trois comédiennes, blondes jeunes premières, portent les voix de cette lecture vivante. AT: La Rotonde : 6/8 place de la bataille de Stalingrad 75019 Paris

16 June 18 heures Une lecture de Marielle Anselmo à L'Echappée littéraire, une belle librairie qui a ouvert il y a moins d'un an, quasi en face du théâtre de l'Odéon, à quelques pas de la Place Saint-Sulpice. Elle lira, en français, ses poèmes sur la Grèce (extraits pour la plupart de Jardins, Tarabuste) et une amie chanteuse grecque, Nancy Kouvarakou chantera, en grec, ses propres chansons (très belles), s'accompagnant à la guitare. Ce sera donc un exercice à deux voix, l'une parlée l'autre chantée, l'une en français l'autre en grec. AT:  L'échappée littéraire, 2, place de l'Odéon, librairie Paris 6e Métro: Saint-Sulpice

18 June 20h onward: SpokenWord Paris: Open mic in English, open to all languages. Running since 2006 it now gets 60 to 80 people coming every week! Every Monday. Sign up/hang out in the bar from 8pm, poetry underground. From 9pm to midnight. Spoken word : 5 mins (warning bell rung at 4.45: Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.) Songs : one song. We do 2 rounds between 9pm and midnight. Stand up, Theatre, Cabaret, Dance and Magic all welcome. Chacun a son mot à dire. Make the words come alive. AT: Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. http://spokenwordparis.blogspot.com/

18 June 19h  Come hear Adam Thirlwell read his fiction followed by the accapella group Whim 'n Rhythm. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel

19 June 19h Rencontre avec Tanguy Viel Tanguy Viel est né en 1973 à Brest. Il a publié son premier roman, Black Note, en 1998, suivi de Cinéma en 1999 puis L'absolue perfection du crime en 2001. Le dernier, ParisBrest, est paru en 2009. Tous ses romans sont publiés aux Editions de Minuit. Il a été lauréat de la Villa Médicis en 2003. AT: New York University in France 56 Rue de Passy, 75016

19 June 19h30 Evenings with an author: Avis Cardella. Spent is a deeply personal story that chronicles the thoroughly modern addiction: compulsive shopping. It exposes the dangers of choosing consumption over characeter, and how in the process of trying to "buy" a new self, another self that is more central may be annihilated. The memoir documents the past three decades and the rise of easy credit, mall culture, hyper consumption, and our cultural dependence on defining ourselves by our possessions. About the author: After spending her formative years reading fashion magazines voraciously, Avis Cardella found her calling writing about fashion, photography, and culture. She has written over 200 feature articles, essays and news stories for British Vogue, American Photo, WSJ.com, Oprah.com, Quest,Surface, and Glamour UK among other publications. She lives in Paris with her husband. AT: American Library in Paris,10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris, Metro Alma-Marceau or Ecole Militaire

19 June 19h30: Ivy Writers Paris has a new venue (Café DELAVILLE) -- join us for a bilingual reading by SARAH RIGGS, LANCE TAIT and SAMUEL ROCHERY. BIOS :  SARAH RIGGS is the author of Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck, 2011), 60 Textos (Ugly Duckling, 2010), Chain of Miniscule Decisions in the Form of a Feeling (Reality Street, 2007), and Waterwork (Chax, 2007), as well as the book of essays, Word Sightings (Routledge, 2002).  She has translated extensively French contemporary poetry, including books by Isabelle Garron, Etel Adnan, Ryoko Sekiguchi, and with Omar Berrada, Marie Borel. Her series of film poems, Wolf Tales, has its debut with "Skye" showing at Lex-ICON in Mulhouse, June 2012.  She teaches at NYU-in-France, and is an active member of the bilingual poetry association, Double Change, as well as the director of Tamaas, www.tamaas.org. Playwright, director, film director, composer and poet, LANCE TAIT will read from his new novel, “The Devil is My Travel Agent”. Five collections of his dramatic works have been published in the United States by Enfield Publishing Company (New Hampshire). Lance founded the anglophone company Theatre Metropole in 2002 in Paris. In 2007, Crackle.com, a Sony Pictures website discovered his digital films online. He signed a 2-year royalty contract with them; he wrote, produced and directed 21 short films in 21 months. MTV Networks also championed these short films which received over one million and a half views web-wide. Lance majored in music composition and later studied creative writing at Boston University with Nobel laureate Derek Walcott. Theatre Metropole co-presents a show of his comedy sketches every Wednesday night at 8:30pm Le Petit Théâtre du Bonheur in Montmartre. Websites: www.lancetait.com  www.theatremetropole.org     www.youtube.com/theatremetropole SAMUEL ROCHERY (bibliographie complète ici : http://srbiblio.over-blog.com) est un écrivain français, né en 1976. Ses livres prennent l'aspect de fictions "érudites" courtes, en vers ou en prose essayiste.  Il est notamment  l'auteur d'un essai remarqué, Oxbow-p (Eric Pesty Editeur, 2008) dans lequel se lient les questions de l'écriture poétique et de la musique rock indépendante. Ses publications s'expatrient souvent au Québec, où il signe deux titres, en 2007 (Tubes Apostilles) et 2009 (Odes du Studio MaidaVale) aux éditions Le Quartanier. Son prochain livre paraîtra chez le même éditeur courant 2012, sous le titre expéditif : Mattel, ou, Dans la vie des jouets de la compagnie de John Mattel, il y avait des hommes et des femmes. Sur le web, il dirige depuis 2005 le blog Les cahiers de Benjy (http://lescahiersdebenjy.over-blog.com/) sous le nom de Benjamin Compson. Traducteur, il tient un journal en ligne de traduction de poésie américaine contemporaine, Poésie : face B (http://poesiefaceb.blogspot.fr/), où l'on retrouve des textes d'Eileen R. Tabios, Andrew Kozma, Jennifer Denrow… Il a récemment traduit une pièce inédite d'Eugene S. Robinson (chanteur / leader du groupe Oxbow), Les sons inimitables de l'amour : un plan à trois en quatre actes (CipM / Spectres Familiers, 2011). Musicien, il intervient en tant que bassiste au sein de GGYBS (http://soundcloud.com/ggybs), groupe de musique post-rock psyché composé d'écrivains / traducteurs (Guillaume Fayard et lui-même), d'un architecte (Bruno Ros) et de deux membres du groupe Astrïd (Yvan Ros et Guillaume Wickel). Dans une direction sonore plus récréative mais sérieusement ludique, il essaie des choses comme ça : http://popbassdrum.bandcamp.com/), ou : http://soundcloud.com/samuelrochery. AT: Delaville Café 34 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle  75010

20 June 19h Rencontre avec ANAÏS BOHUON pour la parution de son essai Le test de féminité dans les compétitions sportives. Une histoire classée X ? préfacé par Elsa Dorlin (iXe). Dans le sport, la catégorisation par sexe garantirait l’équité. Or ce principe de base de la compétition est maintenant remis en cause puisqu’il est clair que la classification en fonction de catégories sexuées médicalement et biologiquement ne répond pas à cette exigence. L’intersexuation et la transidentité révèlent le caractère construit des catégories dans lesquels sont pensés les corps, l’identité sexuée et l’orientation sexuelle, et bouleversent le monde du sport. AT: Violette et Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny

22 June 19h Vernissage de l’exposition de photos d’EMILIE JOUVET “Dyke Eyes.” Explorant depuis 15 ans la scène lesbienne et queer, le travail photographique d’E. Jouvet, entre portraits intimistes et mises en scène subversives qui affirment une esthétique résolument sexy et engagée, joue avec le genre et l’identité, expose avec intensité la beauté des corps qui s’affirment et luttent contre leurs propres frontières biologiques et culturelles. Issue des Beaux-Arts et de l’École nationale supérieure de la photographie, E. Jouvet est aussi réalisatrice et expose régulièrement en France et à l’étranger AT: Violette et Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny

22 June 19h Joint Reading!! The Paris journal UPSTAIRS AT DUROC invites the Berlin journal SAND. Come celebrate summer in a lovely Place des Vosges art gallery while listening to exciting work by writers from Berlin (Julian SMITH-NEWMAN, Donna STONECIPHER, Diana THOW, Jane FLETT, Lyz PFISTER) and Paris poets (Patrick WILLIAMSON, Nina Karacosta). BIOS: ***Julian SMITH-NEWMAN is a writer, editor, and translator living in Berlin. His poetry and prose have appeared in the Greenbelt Review, Chamber Four, Literary Laundry, and elsewhere. He is the poetry editor of SAND Journal.***Donna STONECIPHER is the author of three books of poetry: The Reservoir (2002), Souvenir de Constantinople (2007), and The Cosmopolitan (2008, winner of the National Poetry Series). Her translation of Ludwig Hohl's novella Ascent is forthcoming from Black Square Editions.***Diana THOW, MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa, was awarded a Fulbright grant to Italy for her work on Amelia Rosselli. She has been published in Carte Italiane, The Quarterly Conversation, The Iowa Review and Words Without Borders. Her co-translation with Gian Maria Annovi of Rosselli’s long poem Impromptu is forthcoming with Guernica Editions.***Jane FLETT’s poetry will feature in Salt’s Best British Poetry 2012 and her fiction – which Tom Robbins has described as “among the most exciting things I’ve read since social networking crippled the Language Wheel” – was recently commissioned for BBC Radio 4. She is also a cellist and philosopher.*** Lyz PFISTER is SAND’s managing editor, a translator, poet and fiction writer. From Brooklyn, NY, she now spends a great deal of her time eating, cooking and writing about Bacon on her blog, Eat Me, Drink Me, as well as riding around Berlin on her battered Hercules bike.***Patrick WILLIAMSON is an English poet who lives near Paris. His most recent poetry collections are Bacon, Bits, and Buriton (Corrupt Press, 2011) and Trois Rivières / Three Rivers (Editions L’Harmattan, 2010). He published several artist’s books and co-translations of poems by French language poets Serge Pey (France), Tahar Bekri (Tunisia) and Gilles Cyr (Québec). He is the editor of The Parley Tree, an anthology of poets from French-speaking Africa and the Arab world (Arc publications, UK, 2012).***Nina KARACOSTA’s work appears in Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry, Best of Stain Anthology, Surreal-zine, The Melancholy Dane, The Smoking Book and elsewhere. Her chapbook Previous Vertigos was published by Corrupt Press in 2011. An actor/poet born in Greece, she has lived in London, New York City and Paris.  AT: GALERIE CLAVREUL, 25 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris, Metro St. Paul.

24 June 19h30 MOVING PARTS presents: Timothy Jay Smith, "Red Bandana" (screenplay in English). AT: Carr's Pub, Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris (métro Tuileries)

25 June 19h30 Lydia Davis will read some of her fiction at Shakespeare and Co. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel

25 June 20h onward: SpokenWord Paris: Open mic in English, open to all languages. Running since 2006 it now gets 60 to 80 people coming every week! Every Monday. Sign up/hang out in the bar from 8pm, poetry underground. From 9pm to midnight. Spoken word : 5 mins (warning bell rung at 4.45: Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.) Songs : one song. We do 2 rounds between 9pm and midnight. Stand up, Theatre, Cabaret, Dance and Magic all welcome. Chacun a son mot à dire. Make the words come alive. AT: Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. http://spokenwordparis.blogspot.com/

26 June 19h Les écrivains Hanif Kureishi et Hédi Kaddour.La traductrice Florence Cabaret. Anne Solange Noble, Responsable des cessions de droits à l’étranger chez Gallimard. Dominique Bourgois, Directrice des Editions Bourgois. AT: New York University in France 56 Rue de Passy, 75016

27 June 19h Rencontre avec la photographe sud-africaine ZANELE MUHOLI à l’occasion de son passage à Paris (en partenariat avec l’association les Dégommeuses). Animée par ELISABETH LEBOVICI. Pour le projet Foot for Love qu’elle organise, l’association les Dégommeuses fait venir à Paris une équipe de foot lesbienne sud-africaine de Durban fondée par Zanele Muholi. Le travail photographique de Z. Muholi montre magnifiquement des lesbiennes et des gays noirs pour «effacer l’idée que l’homosexualité est “non africaine”». Z. Muholi, reconnue internationalement, a exposé dans de nombreux pays. Elle est aussi militante dans plusieurs associations LGBT, en particulier contre les viols “correctifs”. Elisabeth Lebovici est critique d’art. AT: Violette et Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny

27 June 19h30pm A Granta panel chaired by John Freeman, NYU series will take place at Shakespeare and Co. Featuring: Dinaw Mengestu, Darin Strauss, Chris Adrian and Colson Whitehead. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel

3 July 18h Fiction Reading by Darcey Steinke: Author of the memoir Easter Everywhere (Bloomsbury 2007, New York
Times Notable) and the novels, Milk (Bloomsbury 2005), Jesus Saves (Grove/Atlantic, 1997), Suicide Blonde (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1992), and Up Through the Water (Doubleday, 1989, New York Times Notable). With Rick Moody, she edited Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited (Little, Brown 1997). Her books have been translated into ten languages. Her
novel MILK was translated into French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Nonfiction has appeared, among other places, in The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Review, Vogue, Spin Magazine, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and the Guardian (London). Her web-story "Blindspot" was a part of the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She has been both a Henry Hoyns and a Stegner Fellow and Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, and has taught most recently at Columbia School of the Arts and Barnard. AT: American University in Paris, 31 av Bosquet, 75007.

7 July 12 - 15 h. SOS Help 'Bags of Books" sale. Stock up on summer reading for only 5€ per bag! Everything must go! Fill a bag as full as you can for 5€ - what a deal! Swing by St. Joe's (we'll be set up outside on the steps) to score some new reading while supporting SOS Help. AT: St. Joseph's Church 50 avenue Hoche 75008 Paris http://www.soshelpline.org/events.html

8 July 19h30  MOVING PARTS PRESENTS Efemena Agadama's "Farewell Sister" (stage play in English) AT: Carr's Pub, Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris (métro Tuileries)

10 July 18h Poetry Reading by Cyrus Cassells. Cyrus Cassells was born in Dover, Delaware. He grew up in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, California. He is the author of four acclaimed books of poetry: The Mud Actor, Beautiful Signor, More Than Peace and Cypresses, Soul Make a Path through Shouting, for which he was nominated for the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. His fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika, will be released in April 2012 from Copper Canyon Press. Among his many honors are a Lannan Literary Award, a Lambda Literary, the William Carlos Williams Award, two NEA grants, and a 1995 Pushcart Prize. He is a Professor of English and teaches for the MFA writing program at Texas State University-San Marcos. AT: American University in Paris, 31 av Bosquet, 75007.

16 July 18h Reading and Discussion of Translation and Publishing with Fiona Sze Lorrain. Fiona Sze-Lorrain writes and translates in English, French, and Chinese. Her book of poetry, Water the Moon received an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Eric Hoffer Book Award. With Nobel Prize-winner Gao Xingjian, she co-authored Silhouette/Shadow. Besides her numerous translations of contemporary French, Chinese, and American poets, Sze-Lorrain is one of the founding editors of Cerise Press, and she serves as an editor at Vif éditions. She is also a highly accomplished zheng concert performer. AT: American University in Paris, 31 av Bosquet, 75007.

Part II) Workshops in Paris

WICE's Paris Writers Workshop:
The 22nd Paris Writers Workshop invites you to be a part of one of the most respected (and fun!) creative writing workshops of its kind. What better place to immerse yourself in writing than Paris, where so many exceptional writers have been inspired. Join us this year from June 24–29 for a week rich in opportunities to fine-tune your writing with our outstanding faculty, work in an intensive and friendly environment, stay current on literary trends (such as self-publishing, eBooks, and the use of blogs and social media), receive step-by-step information on how to get published, meet literary agents, become a member of the PWW community, and enjoy summer in Paris, the City of Light! For full information on this event please visit our dedicated website at http://www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
Saturdays 5pm-7pm The Other Writers' Group: a drop-in feedback writing & readers’ workshop. Writers! Bring 6 copies of your story, poems, etc to get feedback (up to about 10 mins reading time for prose, max 2 or 3 pages of poetry) Readers! Come & listen, give your reaction & join in the discussion. Meets: upstairs at Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de le Bucherie, Metro St Michel or Maubert Mutualite. Fee; 5 euros a meeting. For more info: http://spokenwordparis.blogspot.com/p/other-writers-group.html

Part III) News reviews and reviews news

Call for Submissions: Beasts, Monsters, Creatures, and Cyborgs:  An Anthology of Post-Human Poetry. In the twenty-first century poetry interfaces with animal-machine. The “human” is not a given concept, but rather is one that is made in an ongoing technological and anthropological process. We hope to publish an anthology of poetry that participates in technological, biological, representational, sexual, political and theoretical post-humanisms. We’re looking for poetry that engages with or is written by animals, beasts, monsters, immigrants, creatures, aliens, cyborgs, queers such that it challenges western, enlightenment figurations of the “self” and “human.”  Any contemporary work in English (domestic or translated) that addresses the post-human is welcome. Please send up to 20 pages of poetry, in standard format (*.doc, *.docx, *.rtf, *.pdf) to Aaron Apps & Feng Sun Chen via [submishmash].  Previously published work is welcome; please include acknowledgements (if any) and a brief bio with your submission. If you have any questions please contact us at posthumanpoetry[at]gmail.com
LEX-ICON is ONLINE: check out our daily text and image posting project. Check out Lex-ICON's pre-confernce blog project where daily visual poems, critical thoughts on text and image today, and language-based art are being posted between 20 March & 20 May! These will be assembled into a creative publication for the attendees of the 7-9 June 2012 Lex-Icon conference at the Université de Haute Alsace in MULHOUSE, france. See also our INVITATION to contribute work to this project on the blog iteself-Hope to see you there! http://lex-icon21.blogspot.fr/ And an in-depth explainer of the project is n French and then in English at: http://lex-icon21.blogspot.fr/2012/03/lex-icon-projet-de-blog-du-20-mars-au.html
LOST ROADS SEEKS BOOKS by women: Announcing our new WEBSITE: lostroads.org  (With many, many, many thanks to Vera Donovan) & Announcing: The Besmilr Brigham Women Writers Award (manuscripts accepted starting today!) THE BESMILR BRIGHAM WOMEN WRITERS AWARD  Commemorating Brigham's work and memory, this Lost Roads' contest will publish a book of poems by a woman writer living away from the largest of urban centers. The winner will receive $500 and publication. ELIGIBILITY: Manuscripts will be accepted from May 1 - June 30, 2012. This award is for women (or those that once identified as female or now do) writing in places away from the most urban urban centers. If you live in the U.S. and a ship cannot reach you by sea (and it's not Chicago) you are likely eligible. If you live outside of the U.S. please query about eligibility at: info@lostroads.org. JUDGING PROCESS: Guest Judges Danielle Pafunda and Prageeta Sharma will work with Lost Road's Editor Susan Scarlata to select the winning manuscript. Each manuscript will be read blind. ABOUT BESMILR BRIGHAM: Brigham (1913-2000) was an "Outsider Writer" who shirked well-trodden paths. In a lifetime spent across the Southern U.S. and Mexico she was always writing; her work appeared in Harpers and New Directions and was stored in broken refrigerators and other appliances. A selection of her work, Run Through Rock, will be available again shortly through Lost Roads.

Call for Submissions: The Poet's Quest for God: 21st Century Poems of Spirituality Edited by Dr. Oliver V. Brennan and Dr. Todd Swift. For Publication by Eyewear Publishing 2013-14. Deadline for submission: August 1, 2012. Eyewear Publishing is planning to publish an anthology of new, mostly previously-unpublished poems, written in English, concerned with spiritual issues in this secular age, by persons of any faith, or none.  Submissions will be welcomed via email as word documents, containing no more than three poems, and including contact details and a brief 100 word biographical note about the author. One of the characteristics of our contemporary culture which is generally described as post-modern is the human search for the spiritual.  The advent of post-modernity has been accompanied by the dawn of a new spiritual awakening.  Many spiritual writers say that desire is our fundamental dis-ease and is always stronger than satisfaction.  This desire lies at the centre of our lives, in the deep recesses of the soul.  This unquenchable fire residing in all of us manifests itself at key points in the human life cycle.  Spirituality is ultimately what we do about that desire.  When Plato said that we are on fire because our souls come from beyond and that beyond is trying to draw it back to itself, he is laying out the broad outlines for a spirituality.  Augustine made this explicitly Christian in his universally known phrase: 'You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You'. This new emphasis on and openness to the spiritual dimension of human existence which is characteristic of contemporary lived culture is accompanied by a new emergence of atheism - 'The Rage against God' - as well as a sometimes-aggressive secularism.  Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens are the two best-known exemplars of this in Western Europe. Perhaps the best response to this rage against belief in a Divine Power at work in the universe is a poetic one.  In reply to people such as his brother Christopher and Dawkins, Peter Hitchens believes that passions as strong as theirs are more likely to be countered by 'the unexpected force of poetry, which can ambush the human heart at any time'. Hence we invite poets from around the world who can empathise with the new search for the spiritual to write about their belief, search or struggle with their quest for God (or a God), whether their image of God is what one young person described as 'a creative energy that exists all around us, a life force', the female image of God of the Old Testament, or the Abba (Father) image which lay at the core of the spirituality of Jesus of Nazareth, or indeed, some heretofore unimagined apprehension of the divine. The purpose of this collection is to awaken debate, create an imaginative discourse and generally open a space for religious poetic practices in the contemporary world, while at the same time refusing to delimit the horizon of the possible. As poetry, and poets, have a long, rich, and no doubt complicated tradition of writing to, and about God (one needs only to think of Dante, Milton, Donne and Dickinson) and other issues surrounding faith, belief, and transcendence, the editors believe there should be no shortage of inspiring, inquiring, intriguing and imaginative poems available for readers at this challenging time in human history. For more information, or to submit, contact Dr Swift at T.Swift@kingston.ac.uk or at Facebook.

BERLIN journal SAND seeks YOUR work! : The editors of SAND are excited to announce our fifth call for submissions in creative writing and artwork. Submissions are due June 15, 2012 to submissions@sandjournal.com. Sign up here to receive email updates about calls for submissions and other SAND events, or visit them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sandjournal. For the submission guidelines, see: http://sandjournal.com/submissions
MAPS and WRITING CALL for WORK: THE IMGINATION & Place Press headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas, seeks original essays, poetry, and fiction for an interdisciplinary publication on the theme of cartography. Deadline August 31. For a full description and submission guidelines, click on “Coming Up” at www.imaginationandplace.org.

Seeking stories: TELLING OUR Stories Press‚ an emerging press exploring how we tell the stories of our lives, seeks crafty Ultra Short Memoir (approx. 100 words) of all forms (e.g., narrative photography, lists, microessays, poems, dialogues, etc.) for memoir projects and publication. For Galley Review (examples) and guidelines, visit www.tellingourstoriespress.com.