26 September 2016

On Hiatus...

Dear Paris Writers and Listeners to Great Writing--

There is that "something's got to give" moment that takes place when the world keeps offering beautiful things to you, such as projects, writing opportunities and encounters. But this of course means giving something a pause, or giving it up. I have not decided to "take down" this blog yet, as I am hoping a volunteer might emerge this fall to get it up and running again (hint hint) but until that happens, this calendar and more than that, this list hoping to help writers connect is on pause. Out for language. Hoping to be back soon! But if you are the person to get it up and flying again, the literati in the city of lights will certainly be thankful!

Until then, write on, write on, write on... into the sunrise!

Regular Series and events to check into while the list is off and away:
Ivy Writers Paris--1 Tues bilingual reading/month (see blog for schedule)
Double Change--occasional events in English and French, including conferences and readings
Spoken Word Paris--2-3 times a week open mics and writing groups, Mon, Wed, etc. See their site or get on their meet up lists to stay informed
Paris Lit Up--weekly Thurs open mic
Poets Live--which took over John Kliphan's Live Poets series (that was the longest running one and oldest in Paris)--1 Tues event per month. See their calendar of events
Berkeley Books of Paris--frequent fabulous readings happen here! Stop by to get info on upcoming readings
Shakespeare and Co--has a regular schedule of events, see their calendar
American Library of Paris--weekly events, frequent author events on Weds, kids book events too
Violette et Co bookstore--French women author events weekly, get on their email list
Irish Cultural Center--book, film and music events and gallery shows every month

Paris-Based Publications accepting writing in English:
Upstairs at Duroc, run by Barbara Beck via WICE: check for calls for work and readings from issues
Paris Lit Up: run by the reading series organizers
The Bastille: run by the Spoken Word Paris group
Belleville Park Pages
and about 4-5 more, which include bilingual book publishers and others, so check around and look for what you are seeking, as it is certainly here.