Category Archives: Literature

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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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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100 Thousand Poets for Change

“Poets, musicians, songwriters, and artists from across the planet in a demonstration/ celebration to promote serious social and political change.” A poetry evening to fight the evils of the world * I like the sound of this, although I have to admit the … 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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The Literary Scene in Paris, post n°1

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