This month news from Amy Plum, Kristin Espinasse, Parislab, Winona Linn, Lily Louise, Marion McCready, Afric McGlinchey, Romual Kaboré, Elena Rivera, Jean Max Colard, Gérard Macé, Jérôme Mauche, Stéphane Bouquet, Kate Stables, David Lebovitz, Milly Unwin, David Lebovitz, Anne Walsh, John Baxter, Lauren Elkin, Lila Azam Zanganeh, David Barnes, James Loks, Yuri Leving, Lara Delage-Toriel, Samuel Schuman, David B. Goldstein, David Coburn, Nathan Rippy, Frédéric Sonntag, Vanessa Ackerman, Carmen Bugan, Stephanie Street and many more!! (update ongoing)
Terrific New Books!
"Four strangers in Paris. Each one is on a quest: to uncover a family secret, to grasp a new chance at love, to repair mistakes of the past. Four stories entwine, four quests become one, as their paths cross amid the beauty, squalor, animation and desolation of a street in Paris, the Rue des Martyrs. "
Hungry for France: Adventures for the Cook & Food Lover by Alexander Lobrano (Author), Steven Rothfeld (Photographer), Jane Sigal (Contributor)
"Each chapter covers a different region, from Normandy to Provence, and includes recommendations for a handful of the area's most excellent, off-the-beaten-path restaurants, along with recipes.
“Amy Plum creates a chilling world where the stakes are high and no one can be trusted. After the End will leave you breathless!” (Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series)"
Paris at the End of the World: The City of Light During the Great War 1914-1918 by John Baxter "At night, Parisians lived with urgency and without inhibition. Artists like Pablo Picasso achieved new creative heights. And the war brought a wave of foreigners to the city for the first time, including Ernest Hemingway and Baxter’s own grandfather, Archie, whose diaries he used to reconstruct a soldier’s-eye view of the war years. A revelatory achievement, Paris at the End of the World shows how this extraordinary period was essential in forging the spirit of the city beloved today. "
Murder in Pigalle, an Aimée Leduc mystery by Cara Black "The stylish sleuth in Cara Black’s blithe mysteries set in Paris, is making an odd fashion statement in Murder in Pigalle—ill-fitting frocks and low heels. Almost six months pregnant and showing it... But once the investigation takes a detour into the cavernous sewers of the city, she proves she can still find her way home in the dark." —New York Times Book Review
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories by David Lebovitz “David Lebovitz is a rare specimen: both a terrific storyteller and a brilliant, uncompromising recipe writer. His lighthearted, almost satirical style is combined with far-reaching knowledge of food and its context. I’d follow him blindfolded on this journey to the City of Light.” -Yotam Ottolenghi, coauthor of Jerusalem
New Author & Artist Interviews
Peter Erickson, photographer, finalist in the Grand Prix de la Découverte
Anya von Bremzen, author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, a Memoir of Food and Longing
Joan DeJean, author of How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
*** Watch for upcoming Paris Writers News Interviews with Kristin Espinasse, author of First French Essays, Alexander Lobrano, author of Hungry for France, Rosemary Flannery, author of Angels in Paris, and Henry Köhler, son of painter Carl Köhler. ***
** April 8-10 : London Book Fair 2014! Paris Writers News will be there too!!! ***
** WICE is gearing up for the 24th edition of the Paris Writers Workshop June 23 to 28 at the American University of Paris (AUP). Many great teachers and attendees. Check it out! **
** Lucy Wadham is starting a new series of monthly writers workshops in Paris. Here's her website for more information. ***
*** The BBC is broadcasting a three part feature of Carmen Bugan's work from Burying the Typewriter ***
** I've added two French sites I like for writers who understand French, La Règle du Jeu which organizes interesting debates every Sunday at 11am and Les Mille-Feuilles which holds dinners at a Paris restaurant (26 euros) and invites three French authors to present their books. **
Literary Events and Readings in Paris this April
(See Jen Dick's Paris Event List for additional bilingual events, poetry and concerts!)
3 April @20h - Paris Lit Up Open Mic featuring WINONA LIN. at Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020. Details at http://parislitup.com/event/plu-open-mic-featuring-winona-linn/
4th April 4:30pm CONCERT at : Shakespeare & Co by Lily Louise, Australian singer/songwriter from Australia. “breath-takingly beautiful indie folk”! AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
5 April 10h-19h; 6th April 13h-19h: ANNUAL BOOK SALE AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY of PARIS:. 10 rue du General Camou, 75007 Paris For more info: http://americanlibraryinparis.org/
Dimanche 6 avril à 10h45, La Règle du jeu vous invite un séminaire sur le thème : Ilan Halimi, histoire d’un crime antisémite, précédé de l’avant-première du film 24 jours, la vérité sur l’affaire Ilan Halimi. Un événement animé par Alexis Lacroix. Avec la présence exceptionnelle de Bernard-Henri Lévy. ENTRÉE LIBRE ET GRATUITE au cinéma Saint-Germain 22 rue Guillaume Apollinaire Paris 6ème. Métro : Saint-Germain-des-Prés Renseignements ou inscription à la newsletter : [email protected] Avec le soutien de Pierre Bergé et de la fondation André Levy
7th April at 19h30—IVY WRITERS PARIS : bilingual reading with NYC author Elena Rivera and French poet Stéphane Bouquet followed by Q&A. For more information: http://ivywritersparis.blogspot.fr . AT : Delaville Café (upstairs in the "Salon Margery"), 34, Boulevard Bonne nouvelle, 75010 PARIS.
7 April from 8pm SpokenWord – open mic/scène ouverte: performance poetry, stand up, monologue, stories, beat poetry, sketches, songs, spoken word. Primarily in English but open to all languages. Sign up in the bar from 7.30pm for your 5 minutes of fame. Poetics begin underground from 8.30pm. Make the words come alive. Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Run by David Barnes & Alberto Rigettini.http://spokenwordparis.org/
8 April at 7:30 p.m. POETS LIVE An evening of poetry and dance with Marion McCready, Afric McGlinchey and Romual Kaboré Drinks upstairs at the bar, poetry downstairs beginning at 7:30 p.m AT Carr’s Pub, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, Métros: Tuileries or Concorde. Next POETS LIVE reading will be May 13, http://poets-live.com
9th April 3:00pm Children’s Hour – music, rhythm, and stories for kids 2-6 year-old with Kate Stables. Four euros donation appreciated. Due to space restrictions, Shakespeare requests that each child try to bring only one adult. To reserve, please email Kate at [email protected] AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
9 April at 19H: David Lebovitz presents MY PARIS KITCHEN AT: THE AMERICAN LIBRARY of PARIS 10 rue du General Camou, 75007 Paris
10 avril : Jean Max Colard et Gérard Macé are the invited readers for Jérôme Mauche’s series Poésie Plat-forme at La Fondation Entreprise Richard. For complete info, see : http://www.fondation-entreprise-ricard.com/Conferences/8-poesie-plate-forme
10 April @20h - Paris Lit Up Open Mic featuring singer-songwriter FLORA DONAHUE-HIBBERD at Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix,75020. Details at http://parislitup.com/event/plu-open-mic-featuring-flora-donahue-hibberd/
10th April 6:00 pm KING LEAR READ THROUGH In honour of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Shakespeare & Company is hosting the Bard-en-Seine Readings for participants. Once a month, we will be hosting informal read-throughs in the library, which will be recorded and sent out as podcasts. . If you’d like to take part, please email Milly Unwin at [email protected], and tell her whether you’d prefer a larger or a smaller role. Parts will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, and we’ll let you know a week in advance of the reading whether you have a role. No preparation necessary, and we’ll provide the scripts. Please note that, due to space restrictions, the Bard-en-Seine Readings will only be open to those taking part. AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
13th April at 7.30 pm Reading of Anne Walsh’s "Benchmarks" & "On Angels' Wheels" (radioplay) organised by Moving Parts AT : Carr’s Pub, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, Métros: Tuileries.
14th April 7:00pm John Baxter on Paris at the End of the World, which looks behind the lines in Paris during WWI. AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
14 April from 8pm SpokenWord – open mic/scène ouverte: Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Run by David Barnes & Alberto Rigettini. http://spokenwordparis.org/
April 17th to April 26th. CASABLANCA, the gin joint cut, staged in a beautiful historical theatre in Paris. Opening on April 17th it will run until April 26th. (Jim Haynes is supporting the production of this great play in English) Please book your tickets with the Déjazet theatre!
17th April 7:00pm Launching of a new reading and discussion series called The Art of Criticism, hosted by the critic and writer Lauren Elkin with Lila Azam Zanganeh, author of The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness and the recipient of the 2011 Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism. AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
17 April @20h - Paris Lit Up Open Mic featuring JAMES LOKS AT Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix,75020. Details at http://parislitup.com/event/plu-open-mic-featuring-james-loks/
le MARDI 20 MAI prochain à 19h30, dans le cadre des Mille-Feuilles au restaurant LE TRUMILOU (84 quai de l'Hôtel de Ville – 75004 Paris, métros: Hôtel-de-Ville ou Pont-Marie), nous pourrons rencontrer et entendre : Michèle AUDIN, mathématicienne, historienne et écrivain (membre de l'OuLiPo), fille du mathématicien Maurice Audin (mort sous la torture en Algérie en 1957), pour : Une vie brève, récit, Gallimard, 2013, et Cent vingt et un jours, roman, Gallimard, 2014, Stella BARUK, professeur de mathématiques, chercheuse en pédagogie des mathématiques, écrivain, pour : Naître en français, texte autobiographique, Gallimard, 2006, et Mes premières mathématiques, méthode pour le CP, Magnard, 2012, et Hervé LEHNING, professeur de mathématiques, écrivain, rédacteur en chef du magazine bimestriel Tangente (consacré aux mathématiques), pour : L'Univers des codes secrets – De l'Antiquité à Internet, Ixelles, 2012, et L'Univers des nombres – De l'Antiquité à Internet, Ixelles, 2013. Tous ces livres seront disponibles sur place grâce à la Librairie La Belle Lurette, sise 26 rue Saint-Antoine – 75004 Paris. La présentation et l'échange, formalisés, seront suivis d'un second temps, plus informel, autour d'un repas, le tout, , pour le prix de 26 € (hors boissons). IL EST IMPÉRATIF DE RÉSERVER (au moins 5 jours à l'avance) : 06 08 43 50 53 ou [email protected]
21 April from 8pm SpokenWord – open mic/scène ouverte .Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Run by David Barnes & Alberto Rigettini. http://spokenwordparis.org/
24th April 7:00pm European book launch of Lolita – The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov’s Novel in Art and Design with Yuri Leving (Editor of the Nabokov Online Journal),Lara Delage-Toriel (President of the French Vladimir Nabokov Society), and Samuel Schuman (Past President of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, the author of Nabokov’s Shakespeare (Bloomsbury, 2014). The winner of the 2013 Nabokov Online Journal Best Book Award will be announced during this event. Promotional video:http://www.nabokovonline.com/news.html AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
24 April@20h - Paris Lit Up Open Mic featuring David B. Goldstein, poet, literary critic, food writer, translator and author of Laws of Rest , Been Raw Diction and the upcoming Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England. AT Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix,75020. Details at http://parislitup.com/event/plu-open-mic-featuring-david-goldstein/
27th April at 7.30 pm Reading of David Coburn and Nathan Rippy’s "Entre Deux Mondes" (screenplay) organised by Moving Parts AT : Carr’s Pub, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, Métros: Tuileries.
28 April from 8pm SpokenWord – open mic/scène ouverte. Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Run by David Barnes & Alberto Rigettini. http://spokenwordparis.org/
30th April 7:00pm An evening of theatrical playreading of “George Kaplan”, a thrilling comedy by prize-winning French writer Frédéric Sonntag, translated into English by Vanessa Ackerman and Stephanie Street thanks to a grant by the Société Beaumarchais and with support from HighTide Festival. AT: Shakespeare & Co. 37, rue de la Bucherie, 75001 Paris—M°/RER St Michel or Maubert Mutualité
SATURDAYS at 16h : Paris Lit Up Drop-in Writing Workshop (5, 12, 19 and 26 April) at Cafe Apparemment , 18 Rue des Coutures Saint-Gervais, 75003, Details at http://parislitup.com/event/plu-drop-in-writing-workshop-16/
SATURDAYS at 12pm The Other Writers’ Group New time!! 12pm-2pm every Saturday (5, 12, 18 and 25 April)at Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005. This is a drop-in feedback workshop running almost every Saturday since February 2005 at Shakespeare & Company. It’s also the heart of the SpokenWord Paris scene, where a lot of the writers at SpokenWord get together and workshop their poems, stories and novels. Run by me, David Barnes (the founder) and Bruce Sherfield. Every Saturday 12pm-2pm Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Métro St Michel Charge for participating 6 euros Bring 10 copies of anything you want feedback on. Up to 3 or 4 pages of prose, or 1 or 2 poems. (Cheap photocopies can be done nearby at Mistral Photo, 40 bis rue St Jacques.) For more info: http://spokenwordparis.org/the-other-writers-group/
SUNDAY 6 April @12h30 - Paris Lit Up Writing Workshop with Annie Brechin as guest host - theme -TAKING A WORD FOR A WALK at Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005. Details athttp://parislitup.com/event/plu-writing-workshop-2/
May, June, July...
MAY WORKSHOP : WRITING FOOD (sign up NOW !) May 5, 12, 19, 26 with Seb Emina, author of The Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury) and editor of The London Review of Breakfasts. See WICE site at : http://www.wice-paris.org/coursesbydate?eventId=804547&EventViewMode=EventDetails NOTE: YOU MUST pre-register! AT: WICE 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris; Métro: La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle (Course WY051 - €125.00)
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (by 30 April) for the JUNE 23-28 PWW with WICE: http://pariswritersworkshop.org/ Master class courses will be taught by distinguished authors in novel (full), non-fiction, short story and screenwriting.** The PWW program will include stimulating panels on literary trends and readings with faculty.• Fine-tune your writing with our award winning faculty • Work in an intensive and friendly environment • Receive step-by-step information on how to get published • Meet literary agents. PWW welcomes new and established writers. * Please note that the event kicks-off Monday, June 23 in the early evening with a Welcome Reception and mandatory Registration. Classes begin Tuesday morning, June 24 and run through Saturday, June 28. ** Early Bird Deadline April 30, 2014!
Sign up now for JUNE SHORT STORY WORKSHOP with Nahid Rachlin. This Writing WORKSHOP is part of the above listed 2014 Paris Writer’s Workshop with WICE in PARIS, FRANCE being housed at the American University in Paris June 23-28: Nahid Rachlin: website: http://www.nahidrachlin.com Teaching Short Story Writing (five days, three hours each session, half an hour private consultation with each student.) For more details click on Workshop registration-Nahid Rachlin. ***Early bird rate is available-scholarship will be available soon. For more, see the conference website: http://pariswritersworkshop.org/ For further questions, telephone: from inside France 01 45 66 75 50 or outside of France +33 1 45 66 75 50 Email general Inquiries to:[email protected] and PWW Inquiries to: [email protected]
See more writing classes from at http://www.wice-paris.org/creative-writing-literature
July 2 to July 23 JULY AUP SUMMER WORKSHOPS on Writing Fiction and Crafting Personal Narrative At the AUP Summer Creative Writing Institute: More info at: http://www.aup.edu/academics/summer/three-week-summer-session/literature-creative-writing . Please contact Jeffrey Greene with any questions.
Calls for submissions
GET A WICE SCHOLARSHIP FOR the JUNE 2014 Paris Writers’ WORKSHOP: For the 2014 Paris Writers’ Workshop Awards, WICE is pleased to announce the funding of two half-tuition scholarships: one for The Art of Non-Fiction Writing and one for The Essentials of Screenplay Writing.To be considered for a scholarship, registrants should submit no more than 10 pages of prose or screenplay writing in accordance with the Manuscript Submission Guidelines. Submissions must be emailed to WICE no later than May 31, 2014.
Upstairs at Duroc, see their site at:http://upstairsatduroc.org/
Call for RADIO PLAYS: The Parislab, a monthly World Radio Paris show, is looking for radio dramas and spoken word tales. Suggested topics include: Strong women. The one that got away. Can we go back home? Facing fears. Insomnia . Strong Women. Failure. Sex and Chocolate. For guidelines and to submit scripts email theparislab AT gmail.com
ACCENTS PUBLISHING 2014 Poetry Chapbook Contest. Two winners—1 selected by independent judge Patty Paine, and 1 by founding editor Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. $300 prize, publication of perfect-bound chapbook and 30 copies. All entries are considered for publication. Send manuscript plus $15 reading fee by April 30. www.accents-publishing.com.
Call for submissions: The Journal of Writing That Risks, the new online literary magazine from Red Bridge Press. Rivet seeks genre-bending work that takes risks with form, content, or both; revels in the unexpected; and rewards with imagination and insight. We welcome submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and hybrid pieces by established and emerging authors.Send us your most powerful, strange, and wonderful work! (And please spread the word by forwarding this announcement to your writer friends.)-- Liana Holmberg, Editor in Chief & Publisher Red Bridge Press Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks