Category Archives: jolly foreigners

Organising an arts tour to England with PLU

9 writers perform at 9 events over 9 days. Organised by myself on behalf of the grassroots literary association Paris Lit Up (aka PLU). This is my write-up, previously published on the Paris Lit Up website, with a bonus poem … Continue reading

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Paris Lit Up

New on the Paris Literary Scene Paris knows how to seduce the writer. She has played host and inspiration to some of the most famous minds to date. We’re not just talking French, either. Paris attracts writers like a moth to … 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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