This month, news from Barbara Navarro, Philippe Labro, Anne Carson, Kati Marton, Cameron Silver, Cynthia Morris, Lisa Reznik, Theasa Tuohy, Tracy Metz, Rosemary Flannery, Timothy Jay Smith, Fred Coleman, Philip Labro, The Young Authors Fiction Festival, The American Library in Paris Book Prize, Wice, Spoken Word and more...
New Books from Paris writers
Barbara Navarro's debut children's book series Amazon Rainforest Magic was inspired by her contact with the Yanomami communities living in the jungles of Venezuela and Brazil over a period of twelve years. Her debut novel, "Amazon Rainforest Magic: The Adventures of a Yanomami Boy", recounts the journey of Namowë, a thirteen year old Yanomami boy living in the rainforest, as he seeks a cure for his baby sister. Congratulations, Barbara!
Selected Literary Events
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT STARTING JANUARY 7TH : SPOKEN WORD :Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011. Métro
Parmentier/Couronnes. Sign up from 8pm in the bar. Poetics start from
9pm underground. Check out the Practical Information page and the Upcoming page for more info. Click on the blue stamp on the right to sign up to the mailing list.
January 8, 7:30 pm Ivy Writers Paris will ring in the New Year with a great bilingual reading by American poet, anthologist, publisher and essayist, Cole Swensen and French poet, publisher, prose author and translator Yves Di Manno. Cafe Delaville 34 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle 75010 Paris
Wed 09 January 2013 19h30 Timothy Jay Smith , author of Cooper's Promise. Army sharpshooter and deserter Cooper Chance is trapped. Recruited from Iraq to fight in an African country ravaged by a chronic civil war, Cooper wants nothing more than to go home. Unfortunately, the only thing awaiting him in America is jail, and Cooper is acutely claustrophobic.... AT The American Library in Paris
10 January: 7:30 pm Anne Carson in collaboration with NYU AT Shakespeare and Company
Thursday 10th January 2013 - 7pm Journalist Fred Coleman, author of 'THE MARCEL NETWORK: How One French Couple Saved 527 Children from the Holocaust' and documentary maker Stuart Nimmo, author of 'PERILOUS MOON: Occupied France, 1944 - The End Game,' will discuss individual courage during the Nazi Occupation of France. AT WH Smith (read interview with Fred Coleman here)
13th January 7:30 pm Play reading Danny Rukavina "Miles Away" (screenplay) at CARR's
Wed 16 January 2013 19h30 Philippe Labro presents his latest book, Mon Amérique. At 18, Philippe Labro began his studies at Washington and Lee University in Virginia on a Fulbright grant. Back in France, he became a reporter for a variety of French news channels, including radio Europe 1, newspapers Marie France and France Soir, and Antenne 2, covering the news of 1960s America. He then became General Director of radio RTL, a post he held for over 10 years. In 2005, he co-created the television channel Direct 8 (now D8) on which he produces the weekly show, Langues de Bois s'Absentir. Labro has published numerous books, many of which are autobiographical, and directed several films. His newest book is Mon Amerique. AT The American Library in Paris
Tue 22 January 2013 19h30 Internet Safety, Social Media and Children AT The American Library in Paris
Mardi 22 janvier – 19h FILM La Princesse Perdue de Léonard de Vinci + une séance de dédicaces avec Peter Silverman, art collector and author of Leonardo's Lost Princess. Médiathèque Marguerite Duras (115, rue de Bagnolet, Paris 20e) - entrée libre -
Description: The art collector Peter Silverman revealed that a "German, early 19th century" portrait he had bought for $19,000 was, in fact, a previously unknown drawing by Leonardo da Vinci—an exquisite depiction of Bianca Sforza, rendered 500 years ago. In Leonardo's Lost Princess, Silverman gives a riveting first-person account of how his initial suspicions of the portrait's provenance were confirmed repeatedly by scientists and art experts. He describes the path to authentication, fraught with opposition and controversy. The twists and turns of this fascinating, decade-long quest lead from art history to cutting-edge science, and from a New York art gallery to Paris, Milan, Zurich, and ultimately a Warsaw library where the final, convincing evidence that the portrait was indeed by da Vinci was found.
Author and journalist Kati Marton was born in Hungary and has spent two decades writing and reporting from the United States, Europe, and the Far East. From December 1977 until December 1979 she was Bonn Bureau Chief and Foreign Correspondent for ABC News, from 1983 until 1984, she was a columnist for the Sunday Times of London, and over the years has contributed as a reporter to numerous news organizations including ABC News, Public Broadcasting Services, National Public Radio, Atlantic Monthly, The Times of London, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and The New Republic. Ms. Marton is the author of a number of books, including Hidden Power, The Great Escape, An American woman, The Polk Conspiracy, Death in Jerusalem, Wallenberg and Enemies of the People. Her newest book is the autobiographical Paris: A Love Story. AT The American Library in Paris
Thursday 24th January 2013 6-7pm Cameron Silver will sign his book 'DECADES: A Century of Fashion' - What Cameron Silver doesn't know about fashion is not worth knowing. For fifteen years he has owned Decades, the renowned vintage boutique on Melrose Avenue, hunting the world for couture from decades past, matching gorgeous red-carpet gowns to actresses including Chloe Sevigny and Michelle Williams, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez. AT WH Smith in Paris
Sunday 27th January at 7: 30 pm Timothy Jay Smith "A Vision of Angels" (screenplay) AT Carr's
Wed 30 January 2013 19h30 Authors Cynthia Morris and Lisa Reznik on Sylvia Beach AT The American Library in Paris
January 31, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Meet acclaimed Dublin-born author Trevor Byrne AT Irish Cultural Centre
Calls for Submissions
2013 Young Authors Fiction Festival - Deadline for submissions AT The American Library in Paris Classes
Nominations are open for the best book about Paris or the Franco-American encounter! See The American Library in Paris site for details on how to nominate a book for the 5000 euro prize.
Upstairs at Duroc, the literary journal published in Paris, France, seeks submissions for its Issue # 15. English language poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and translations. We welcome experimental forms, cross-genre work, prose poems and flash fiction. Standalone excerpts from longer works will also be considered. Please submit only previously unpublished material! Submit no more than 5 poems, or 5 flash fiction pieces, or two longer prose pieces not exceeding 2000 words each. Attach poems as a single Word file, one poem per page. Include cover sheet with name, address, phone number, email address, word count for prose, and a short Bio. We also seek visual art pieces: etchings, drawings, black and white photographs with good contrast. Also a few color pieces for the front and back covers. Please send in jpeg format. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Upstairs at Duroc Submission” in the subject line. For complete guidelines and examples of published work, see our Website at upstairsatduroc.org Submission reading period: October 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013.
VERSAL, Amsterdam call for work!! ''Amsterdam's acclaimed literary & arts journal, Versal, is now reading for its 11th edition. Its editors are looking for excellent prose, poetry, art and the inbetween.'' Guidelines and submissions here: http://www.versaljournal.org/guidelines A $2 submission fee applies, or submit for free between October 1 and October 7, 2012. For a close look at Versal's tastes, purchase the current no. 10 or a back issue: http://www.versaljournal.org/order. Pre-order Versal 11 when you submit and we’ll waive the submission fee. The deadline for submissions to Versal 11 is January 15, 2013. Read some recent press about Versal here: http://ht.ly/dUI1T and here: http://www.thereviewreview.net/interviews/my-job-editor-be-one-half-relationship-writers
The new Paris Lit Up Magazine is putting out a call for submissions. Deadline date is 28th February 2013.More information on the Paris Lit Up site: http://parislitup.com/publications/
FIRST SUNDAYS PARIS LIT UP A drop-in workshop led by Kate Noakes on the first Sunday of every month at 12h30 – 14h30 in the Library at Shakespeare and Company. It is open to everyone, beginner to prize winner, and is designed to get you writing prose and poetry. Kate provides ideas and writing prompts on a theme each month. It is not a feedback workshop. The first workshop for 2013 will be on 6 January.WJ071 Write-In WICE 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; Métro:La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle; Bus: 80.
Upstairs at Duroc, an international literary and arts journal that publishes established and emerging Paris-based writers.
Bilingual Book Group, a monthly get together to discuss books (French and English).
Writers on Writing, informal conversations with accomplished writers to inspire and inform the art and craft of writing.
Paris Writers’ Workshop, a summer writing workshop offering instruction from some of the best contemporary writers in the world.