Category Archives: Literature

New Theatre and Arts collective in Paris: Fourplay

Friends and fellow Paris-based creative types Chris Newens and Alice Brace have launched a new arts collective called Fourplay. Here’s what it’s all about… Advertisements

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Berkeley Books: quality second-hand books in English

BerkeleyBooks is an anglophone second-hand bookstore in central Paris who also regularly host events 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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Poetry Market 2013

Events are completely free. LITERARY EVENTS IN PARIS From the 6-9 June 2013, the Marché de la Poésie invites you to the pretty square outside the Sainte Suplice church, 75006, where there’ll be over 500 poetry publishers and revues for you … Continue reading

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A Good Argument

Debates at the Sorbonne How do you fancy going back to university to listen to people arguing all day? No? Ok, let me put it another way… What about a series of debates on contemporary philosophical topics, held in one of … 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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Under One Roof

The Pompidou Centre and the BPI If you live in Paris you may well have heard the word “Beaubourg” from the mouths of stressed-out students. They mean the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information. Even if you don’t live here, the probability is that you’ve heard … Continue reading

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