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PLU n.6 Submissions open

Do you write poetry, prose, articles, interviews? Are you into creating works of art, taking interesting photographs, drawing cartoons? Paris Lit Up is looking for excellent, exciting work to put into the sixth edition of its art & literature magazine. … Continue reading

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Talent Focus: Victor’s History of the Chanson Française

This is the first time that I’ve interviewed anyone for my blog. But after hearing Victor perform some of his amazing 13-part history of La Chanson Française – written in alexandrines and punctuated by anecdotal musical illustrations – I wanted … Continue reading

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Flamming!

( = French Slamming ) * No, I’m not talking about slagging off the French, which we seem to consider a rosbif art form. I’m talking about Paris’ “Slam au Downtown“, a poetry night very similar to Spoken Word up the road. … 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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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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