100 Mille Poètes Pour le Changement- Paris


100 Thousand Poets for Change Paris in partnership with Angora Poets, Slam International, la Mairie de Paris, le Bibliothèque-Médiathèque de Paris conduct Read A Poem to a Child by 5 French poets and myself. We present-perform for 8-12 year olds 16h -17h30 And before teens from 17h30 – til. Big thanks to Maiia Wagner & the Médiatheque staff and to area school teachers for promoting this event in their classrooms. // 100 Mille poètes pour le changement Paris en partenariat avec Angora Poets, Slam International, la Mairie de Paris, la Bibliothèque-Médiathèque de Paris et moi-même. Lisez Un poème à un enfant de cinq poètes français et moi-même. Nous présentons pour 8-12 ans 16h-17h30 et pour les ados de 17h50. Un grand merci à Maiia Wagner et au personnel de la Médiathèque et aux instituteurs de la région pour la promotion de cet événement dans leurs classrooms.



If you’re looking for some cool, trendy bar in the north of Paris to hang out with some cool, trendy people, then this is not your place. However, we do have the amazing privilege of hosting the launch of the magazine of our friends and associates from across the pond, and if you’re feeling frisky, you too can sign up and read on the same stage! It simply does not get any better than that.

The Opiate is a New York/Italy/Paris-based literary magazine born from the notion of getting back to the sense of community of writers that saw its renaissance during the era of the symbolists. Rather than focusing on “who you are” or “who you know,” The Opiate prefers to read the work submitted without bias and without thoughts of “marketability.”

With the latest issue, Vol. 13, The Opiate continues its mission statement with evocative works of fiction and poetry from Zeke Greenwald, Jacob Harrell, Kenneth Vanderbeek, Brett Stout, Marissa J. McCants, J.L. Horner, Mather Schneider, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey, Conor O’Sullivan, Leanne Grabel, Stinson Anderson, Adam Gunther, Erica Schreiner, Megan Mealor, Ingrid Casey, Sarah Helena, Edward L. Canavan, Thomas Fucaloro, Kim Cope Tait, Isa Guzman, Deirdre Fagan, Alexandra Antonia Klimenko, Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar, Alison Grace Koehler, Marius Presterud, Cecilia Knapp, Amy Barry, Nicholas Calderbank, Robin Lee Kelly, Rich Ives and Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Join us May 24th at Culture Rapide (103 rue Julien Lacroix) in conjunction with Paris Lit Up & Poets Live (hosted by Malik Crumpler) to enjoy readings from writers from the present issue, as well as ones from the past. Copies of Vol. 13 will be available for sale, in addition to some from “the vaults.”

13. 04. 2018 Paris Lit Up #5 in NYC

13. 04. 2018 Come & join GAMBA Magazine in celebrating Paris Lit Up’s newest publication. Issue #5 includes several NYC poets including a section curated by Poets Live. There will be music, readings & libations, Forest style 😉 Bring friends, family & smiles.

For a copy of PLU 5 link here=

painting/image by Mike Vargas of NuYorktricity

For link to event click below



Boni Joi will read on 09. 03. 2018

Boni Joi is a poet, archivist, and editor/project manager for Black Square Editions (www.blacksquareedtions.com). She has a M.F.A. from Columbia University and has read her poetry at numerous venues in New Jersey, New York, England, Switzerland, and elsewhere. Her poems have appeared in Big Hammer, Lungfull!, Maintenant DaDa Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, Boog City Reader, This Broken Shore, Those This That, and many other journals. Boni is a rotating cast member of the show Mortified. A clip of her performance was featured on National Public Radio’s This American Life during an interview with the progenitor, David Nadleberg and her piece was published in the book Mortified: Love is a Battlefield (2008). She co-curated The Proletkult Poetry Series and helped produce New York’s alternative New Year’s Day reading. Her first collection of poetry, Before During or After Rainstorms, was published in 2012. Boston Review wrote: “Armed with an eye for the particular and a knack for gentle satire, Joi writes from the front lines of a doomed fight for America’s spirit, but does so with a bright infectious gusto.”

Before During or After Rainstorms 



Dallas Athent will read on 09. 03. 2018

Dallas Athent is a writer and artist whose work has been published and/or profiled in At Large Magazine, PANK, Buzzfeed Community, BUST Magazine, Packet Bi-Weekly, Luna Luna Magazine & more. She’s a board member of Nomadic Press. She has two books published titled Bushwick Nightz (fiction) and Theia Mania (poetry). She lives in The Bronx with her adopted pets.


Bushwick Nightz 

Talking Paper Interview

21. 01. 2018 Helen Cusack O’Keeffe

Helen Cusack O’Keeffe, Cecilia Knapp & Matthew Silver will perform new works and improvisations beginning 18hr on  21. 01. 2018 @ Tennessee Bar 12 Rue André Mazet, 75006 Paris

Helen Cusack O’Keeffe is a writer and maker of things to wear or put on your walls. Her fiction has been published mostly in journals and anthologies including The Bastille, Strangers in Paris (Tightrope Press) and Gods, Memes and Monsters (Stoneskin Press) Her plays: The Terrible Mystery of Ophelia Dupont-Cassé, and Napoleon, Femme, Rhinocéros featured in the Montmartre Dionysias of 2014 and 2015, Holey Tuscany in various fringe theatres in 2017 and 2016. Based in Paris for many years, she is also prose and art editor of Paris Lit Up magazine, decorator of the Poetry Brothel and Farmer-in-Chief of Surrealist Fashion magazine Le Farming Times. As Madame PomPom de la TourAwfful, she creates Surrealist clothing and styles photo shoots with photographer Jean-Baptiste Rivet, who took this shot of her above, in a dress she made from baguette wrappers.

Paris Lit Up Anthologies
Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Light

21. 01. 2018 Cecilia Knapp, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe & Matthew Silver

Cecilia Knapp, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe & Matthew Silver will perform new works and improvisations beginning 18hr on  21. 01. 2018 @ Tennessee Bar 12 Rue André Mazet, 75006 Paris

Cecilia Knapp is a writer, performer, theatre maker and poet.  Over the last few years Cecilia has headlined at some of the UK’s top poetry nights. She’s performed on stages at festivals including Bestival, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness. She’s also taken work to the Edinburgh Fringe as well as internationally and shared work at the Cheltenham Literature Festival where she was guest curator in 2016.  She was  an artist in residence at the Roundhouse, where she spent a year on their board as a young trustee.  More recently she’s been artist in residence  at Pimlico Library creating work with the community. Her poetry has been played on XFM, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, 5 LIVE and 1Xtra and she has featured in Vogue, Dazed and Jungle magazines. She was recently commissioned by BBCiplayer and the TATE Britain. Cecilia delivered a Ted X talk at Warwick university on the theme of creativity and healing. She has received a substantial Arts Council grant to write and develop her own one woman spoken word theatre show ‘Finding Home’, an exploration of loss, mental health and womanhood,  directed by Stef O’Driscoll ( Kate Tempest’s ‘Hopelessly Devoted’). This has recently been published by Burning Eye Books and has toured the UK extensively. She writes for theatre and is currently touring a devised experimental theatre piece ‘Rear View’  with Yorkshire based company I.O.U. She is writing her first novel. Her debut collection of poetry will be published in 2018 by Burning Eye Books.

Cecilia has been described as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘totally gripping.’ Her writing has been described as ‘light as a birds feather’ (Lyn Gardner) and focuses on the poetry in everyday life, experience and human interaction. She believes writing and sharing stories to be transformative and uniting.

Alongside performing, Cecilia regularly facilitates creative writing and spoken word workshops in schools and youth centres in London and the rest of the UK as well as internationally. She’s also worked in libraries, prisons, hospitals, workplaces and theatres delivering workshops to a wide range of people. Cecilia believes wholeheartedly in the benefits of creative expression and how it can be transformative. She’s chaired panels at the London Festival of Education and the Roundhouse’s Last Word Festival, discussing the importance of creativity in the curriculum. Alongside writing, performing and teaching she co runs a poetry, comedy and music night which raises money and awareness for  C.A.L.M (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) .The charity aims to reduce the silent stigma around depression, mental health and suicide. Cecilia believes that writing and creativity can contribute to reducing this stigma and can have a hugely positive impact on those suffering or affected.