Category Archives: anglophone

Hipster Hotspots around Faidherbe Chaligny, Paris

I like in a hive of hipsters down the road from Bastille, on the border of Paris’ 11th and 12 arrondissements. Here’s where they go, and where I go sometimes too when I can be dragged out of my pyjamas … Continue reading

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Words Alive O

English Theatre in Paris Today, dahhhhhling, we’re taking to the boards. The boards of the Parisian stage… in English.  I always love finding out about exciting cultural communities on my doorstep. I’d been aware of Words Alive O for a … Continue reading

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The Literary Scene in Paris, Post N°4

Double Change: Poetry readings in Paris. Eyes Right! Ears Open! Sir Yes Sir. We’re here to explore another of the Anglo literary pockets that’s buzzing in Paris right now. It’s a bilingual American-French set-up, and it’s been going since 2000. … Continue reading

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The Romance of Exile

The other day I was given a jellyfish compliment. He said “Tu parles vachement bien français…mais tu parles comme un mec.”  (good French but you talk like a guy) …and I thought F*** you. I’ve done pretty damn good to … Continue reading

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The Literary Scene in Paris – Post N°3

Unstrung Letters One of the newer kids on the literary block in Paris, Unstrung Letters is a great idea. Here’s their blurb from the Facebook page: “Unstrung Letters is an informal lecture series. It’s critical (some one presents an opinion, … Continue reading

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And if YOU came to visit?

It’s April, and with the spring showers comes a sprinkling of friends, family and plus ones (or two or threes). And this means                           For me, the thought … Continue reading

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The Literary Scene in Paris, post n°2

Shakespeare and Co. A full year and a half after my very FIRST post I come back to my old friend Shakespeare and Co., with good reason.On the 14th December 2011, the legendary George Whitman, owner of Shakespeare and Co passed … Continue reading

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