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=
http://parislitup.com/plu5-magazine-launch-party/

painting/image by Mike Vargas of NuYorktricity
http://www.nuyorktricity.com/

For link to event click below

PARIS LIT UP, GAMBA & POETS LIVE

 

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 

www.guggenheim.org/blogs/author/bonijoikoelliker

www.pw.org/content/boni_joi

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.

THEIA MANIA

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

My role as a clown, trickster and village idiot is to parody excessive seriousness by playing with taboos, rules, and social norms.  My inspiration comes from my heart.  I perform for smiles and laughter, loosening people’s armor, and opening up a portal for imagination, creativity and love.

Some people see me as a raving lunaticpompous “artistic” hipster, or attention-starved 9 year-old, but people don’t consciously understand the role of a clown in society. Read between the lines and you will start to see things from a different perspective.  By breaking down boundaries, I provide you, the viewer, with permission to open your mind and realize it’s okay to act silly from time to time. We may trick ourselves into believing we know everything, constantly striving for perfection in a society that requires a civilized, job-holding, serious individual.  We cannot be perfect.  If we allow ourselves the chance to be flawed perhaps we can let the obstacles humble us, rather than make us rigid.  In the end we can let our guards down to attain our most basic need of giving and receiving love.

Meet Matthew, The Pacifist ‘Clown’ Who Brings Burning Man To NYC. Created by Nicolas Heller from the No Your City series.

For more info’ check out Matthew’s website Man In White Dress