I) Readings & events: asterisks mark book-related events
II) Courses in Creative Writing in France in Sept/Oct
III) News Reviews & Reviews News—publications & calls for submissions.
I) READINGS & EVENTS in PARIS in Sept 2008 (Already updated post email):
*9 sept à 19h : A l'occasion du lancement de Zami, le groupe féministe et lesbien de l'association Tjenbé Red, mouvement civique sur les questions noires, métisses et LGBT, Violette & Co vous propose une rencontre autour du livre éponyme d'Audre Lorde, « Zami, une autre manière d'écrire mon nom » (Mamamélis) avec une lecture d'extraits par des membres du nouveau groupe qui en feront une présentation. Paru en 1983, ce livre retrace son parcours d'activiste, de poète, de guerrière et plus particulièrement la construction de son identité en tant que lesbienne féministe noire. Audre Lorde s'y réapproprie le terme de zami qui, dans les Caraïbes, est une invective désignant les femmes qui aiment les femmes. C'est une réappropriation du même type que propose le Groupe Zami de Tjenbé Red. Pour plus :
10 Sept : 20h - 2h MUSIC DJed by Mr Whistlepunk, back in Paris for a brief dance with us all. AT: l'International, 5/7 rue Moret 75011, Métro: Ménilmontant
*11 Sept à 18h30 : Vernissage-lecture autour de Federico Garcia Lorca : un peintre mexicain, Luis Felipe Gonzales et poète Eric Sarner ont travaillé sur un grand texte de Lorca : Llanto por Ignacio Sanchez Mejias (" Las cinco de la tarde !"), Sarner a traduit le poème en français et le lirai. Gonzales montre 12 toiles superbes ! AT : la Galerie Talmart 22, rue du Cloître Saint Merri, Paris.
11 Sept, then the 18, 25 Sept: MUSIC: DrKev & Perry Argel are playing every Thursday at Corcoran's St-Michel. los Caballeros Simpáticos, Corcoran's, 28 rue St-André-des-Arts, 75006 Paris. http://perryleopard.free.fr
*12 sept 19h30, BILINGUAL Soirée in homage to Irish author Nuala O’Faoláin. Lectures d’extraits de “Best Love Rosie » par les comédiennes Emmanuelle Devos et Bríd Brennan. We celebrate the life & work of the great Irish writer who sadly died in May 2008. A l'occasion de la sortie en français de son dernier roman Best Love Rosie, nous réunissons famille et amis de France et d'Irlande pour lui rendre hommage, se souvenir, lire et jouer de la musique. entrée libre, en anglais et en français. AT: Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Reserve your place via : adoherty@centreculturelirlandais ou 01 58 52 10 30
*12 sept, à partir de 19h : A l'occasion de la parution de « Laisser venir les secrets » (Editions Actes Sud) rencontre avec Mâkhi Xenakis. AT : Librairie Michèle Ignazi, 17, rue de jouy, 75004 Paris, tel : 01 42 71 17 00. M° St Paul/ Hotel de Ville ou Pont-Marie.
12 sept à 19h : Vernissage de l'exposition de photos de NATHALIE KRÉE "Fentes [d'arbres]". (exposition du 10 septembre au 5 octobre) AT : la librairie Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
13 Sept: 21h30 - 1h30 Date number 2 for MUSIC DJed by Mr Whistlepunk, back in Paris for a brief dance with us all. AT: les Pères populaires, 46 rue Buzenval 75020, Métro: Buzenval
*14th Sept at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a play by Stewart Lindh “THE NIGHT READER” A death-obsessed poet gets a lesson in living from the dying when he volunteers to read to three terminally ill outpatients, each of whom helps to shatter the tomb of rhetoric he and his poetry are buried inside. Starring JEREMY COFFMAN, JAMES MITCHELL, DANNY RUKAVINA, STEPHANIE CAMPION & KATE McCARTHY. AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, M° : Tuileries Latest version available on the website : www.movingparts.org.uk
*15 Sept at 5pm : KIDS EVENT: This is a special event to entertain & delight your kids – Shakespeare & Company welcomes Sian Pattenden who will be reading from Paris Match the latest in the 'Agatha' series. Sian has written for The Face & The Guardian among other publications. The Awful Tale of Agatha Bilk, was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex New Writers' award; the Branford Boase award & the Sheffield Children's Book Award. "Off-the-wall… highly original, this will appeal to fans of Philip Ardagh & Lemony Snicket." - Times Educational Supplement The story: It is summer in Brioche, south of France, & Agatha is on a disastrous French exchange. Her host, Demone Canard is, if anything, a worse girl than she is. She puts dog food in with Agatha's washing & posts her picture up on the internet claiming she is a wanted criminal. Making her escape, Agatha soon hooks up with her old friend, Holbeck. Soon the two are in Paris rampaging through the Ritz & causing chaos in the Poulet Vuittonne Luxury Luggage Boutique. Can a plague of frog's legs stop the evil Demone? Or is this Agatha's Waterloo? AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. Tel: +33 (0)1 43 25 40 93 http://www.shakespeareco.org/
*15 Sept @7-9pm character Aimée Leduc (author Cara Black) in Conversation with Terrance Gelenter, Hotel Madison 143 Boulevard Saint Germain, 75006 Paris, M°: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Reservations: Terrance@paris-expat.com or 06-7098-1368, http://www.hotel-madison.com/ - http://www.paris-expat.com/events.html
*16 Sept at 8pm. THE LIVE POETS SOCIETY, the longest running poetry reading series in Paris, PRESENTS A POETRY READING featuring HEATHER HARTLEY (USA), MICHAEL LYNCH (UK) & JOE ROSS (USA—who has a new book out, Strata, from Dusie Press). Organized & introduced by John Kliphan. AT: THE HIGHLANDER PUB, 8 RUE DE NEVERS, 75006 PARIS, M°s ODEON or Pont Neuf plus a crossing of the bridge. TEL: 01.43.26.54.20 http://www.the-highlander.fr/, donation 5€
*16 septembre 2008, 19 heures : Rencontre avec Ariel Kenig, écrivain et Gaël Morel, cinéaste, à l'occasion de la parution du roman New Wave (Editions Flammarion) écrit par Ariel Kenig d'après le scénario de Gaël Morel pour le film qui passera sur Arte le 19 septembre 2008. AT : Librairie Les Mots à la Bouche, 6 rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, tél : 01 42 78 88 30 / http://www.motsbouche.com/
*17 septembre à 19h : Rencontre avec TANELLA BONI autour de son essai « Que vivent les femmes d'Afrique ? » (Panama). Tanella Boni, docteur ès lettres de Paris-IV la Sorbonne, a été professeur de philosophie à l'université d'Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire). Elle est membre du Conseil scientifique du GERM (Groupe d'études et de recherches sur les mondialisations) et a publié de nombreux essais, recueils et romans, notamment Matins de couvre-feu et Les nègres n'iront jamais au paradis (Serpent à plumes). AT : la librairie Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*17 September 19h30 Evenings with an Author: David Lodge speaks about his latest novel, Deaf Sentence. AT: The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du General-Camou, 75007 Paris, M°: Ecole Militaire. Free & open to the public.
*17 sept, à partir de 19h : A l'occasion de la parution de « Corniche Kennedy » (Editions Verticales) rencontre avec Maylis de Kerangal. AT : Librairie Michèle Ignazi, 17, rue de jouy, 75004 Paris, tel : 01 42 71 17 00. M° St Paul/ Hotel de Ville ou Pont-Marie.
*18 sept, à partir de 19h : A l'occasion de la parution de « L' âge d'or » (Editions Allia) rencontre avec Bertrand Schefer. AT : Librairie Michèle Ignazi, 17, rue de jouy, 75004 Paris, tel : 01 42 71 17 00. M° St Paul/ Hotel de Ville ou Pont-Marie.
*18 Sept 6:30-9pm: SCBWI France Event: Show & Tell Picnic for Childrens’ book writers & illustrators on the Champ de Mars, (Sept 19 raindate). See website for more on SCBWI & picnic at: http://scbwifrance.com/
*18 Sept - 7:30 p.m. Alec Lobrano will present & sign: “Hungry for Paris ». Lobrano, GOURMET magazine's European correspondent, has written for almost every major food & travel magazine since he came to Paris in 1986. He gives his personal selection of the city's 102 best restaurants, each of which is portrayed in savvy, fun, lively descriptions that are not only indispensable for finding a superb meal but a pleasure to read. AT: WHSmith - 248, rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris - M°Concorde Free. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org . http://track.splio.com/l/1133186722941555/1190906207851358
*19 Sept 7:30-9:30pm. Join Heather Stimmler Hall for wine and munchies at the official Naughty Paris launch party and book signing at the Abbey Bookshop in the
19 Sept 7-9pm, (Seating 6:30pm). QLIC Café with Special Guest Speaker / Philosopher: Al Herter QLIC is a non-profit organization to promote well-being. QLIC stands for Quantum Leap in Consciousness QLIC Café is an outgrowth of Metaphysical Café which collectively with their discussion salons have raised nearly 4000 euros for international charities. QLIC Café is organized by Jane Grey. AT: the café Le François Coppée (in their meeting room upstairs, inside the café) 1, blvd du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, M°: Duroc (Sortie No. 3 – place Leon-Paul Fargue) ALL entry proceeds are donated to Handicap International, co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.This organization does amazing things: http://www.handicap-international.org.uk/ Participation: 6 euros consommation plus 25 euros entry, reserved & paid in advance, or 35 euros entry, paid at the door (space permitting.) Spaces limited. Reservations: Please email http://email@example.com
20 Sept 13h-19h: Open House at The American Library in Paris Participate in activities for adults & children. Learn about the Library's resources & services. Take a staff-led tour of the Library, including a look behind the scenes. All are welcome! AT: The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du General-Camou, 75007 Paris, M°: Ecole Militaire. Free & open to the public.
*22 Sept at 7pm: Jacqueline Karp reads from “Barbara Board's Reporting from Palestine”. Jacqueline discovered her mother's unpublished manuscript under the bed after she died, along with a suitcase full of cuttings & telegrams. Its publication had been stopped by censorship back in the 40s. Barbara had been a local journalist in Dorset, by-lined only as "our woman reporter", until her report on a capital punishment case sent her career soaring. Within months she was reporting from the Middle East, during the last years of the British Mandate in Palestine. What gives this account of the years 1943-1944 its unique standpoint is that Barbara didn't live the ex-pat life of parties & social gatherings in Tel Aviv, but chose to live in a village that was one of the first Jewish settlements, begun in the 1920s. She talks about how these Jewish settlers & their Arab neighbours lived in harmony before politics & extremism created a rift & eventually a wall. Along with her vivid descriptions of daily life, she covers all the important political events of the day. Barbara (1915-1986) was a rare female foreign correspondent, from the age of 20 she reported from Sudan, Egypt & the Middle East. Reporting from Palestine was written from the front line of the conflict between Jews & Arabs, Zionists & non-Zionists & Jews & the British Mandate Government. AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. Tel: +33 (0)1 43 25 40 93 http://www.shakespeareco.org/
*23 Sept @7:30pm. author Cara Black talks & reads are part of the new Writers on Writing series. Black will discuss her experiences writing & researching her latest book, Murder in the Rue de Paradis. AT: The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du General-Camou, 75007 Paris, M°: Ecole Militaire. Free & open to the public.
*23 sept at 19h30, Médiathèque meets author Greg Delanty. Writer-in-residence Greg Delanty explores the theme of the Semaine des cultures étrangères. Programmation détaillée de la Semaine sur le site du FICEP : http://www.ficep.info/ entrée libre, in English. AT : AT: Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des irlandais, 75005 Paris. Reserve your place via : adoherty@centreculturelirlandais ou 01 58 52 10 30
*23 sept, 19h : Rencontre avec le jeune auteur Tristan Garcia pour le premier roman dont parlent tous les médias : La meilleure part des hommes (Editions Gallimard) "Dominique Rossi, ancien militant de gauche, fonde à la fin des années 80 le premier mouvement de lutte et d'émancipation de l'homosexualité en France. Willie est un jeune paumé, écrivain scandaleux à qui certains trouvent du génie. L'un et l'autre s'aiment, se haïssent puis se détruisent sous les yeux de la narratrice et de son amant, intellectuel médiatique, qui passent plus ou moins consciemment à côté de leur époque. Nous assistons avec eux au spectacle d'une haine radicale et absolue entre deux individus, mais aussi à la naissance, joyeuse, et à la fin, malade, d'une période décisive dans l'histoire de la sexualité et de la politique en Occident. Ce conte moral n'est pas une autofiction. C'est l'histoire, que je n'ai pas vécue, d'une communauté et d'une génération déchirées par le Sida, dans des quartiers où je n'ai jamais habité. C'est le récit fidèle de la plupart des trahisons possibles de notre existence, le portrait de la pire part des hommes et - en négative - de la meilleure." (Tristan Garcia) AT : Librairie Les Mots à la Bouche, 6 rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, tél : 01 42 78 88 30 / http://www.motsbouche.com/
*24 Sept. at 15.30: KIDS CLUB with “Puff the Magic Dragon”. RSVP with name, age & English level of the child. AT: WHSmith - 248, rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris - M°Concorde Free. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org . http://track.splio.com/l/1133186722941555/1190906207851358
*24 September 19h30 Evenings with an Author: Journalist Donald Morrison reflects on
The Death of French Culture AT: The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du General-Camou, 75007 Paris, M°: Ecole Militaire. Free & open to the public.
*24 Sept : 21h30: An extra Spoken Word Night!!!! This will be a warm up before we move to the Cabaret Populaire at
*25 Sept @7:30 pm “Murder in Paris” Discussion with author Cara Black. At: The Red Wheelbarrow, 22, rue Saint Paul, 75004 Paris, M°: Saint-Paul http://www.theredwheelbarrow.com/
*26 septembre à 19h : Soirée autour de LUCIE DELARUE-MARDRUS à l'occasion de la parution de la revue Inverses n°8 qui lui est consacrée et du son recueil de poèmes « Nos secrètes amours » (ErosOnyx/Inverses). En présence de MIRANDE LUCIA, auteure de la préface et des annotations du recueil, PATRICK DUBUIS, fondateur d'Inverses et YVAN QUINTIN, éditions ErosOnyx. Presque simultanément paraissent la première édition intégrale du recueil de poèmes Nos secrètes amours et de ce n° 8 de la revue Inverses. C'était donc l'occasion de lui consacrer une soirée. Lucie Delarue-Mardrus (1874-1945), poète, romancière, essayiste, dramaturge, traductrice, auteure d'une biographie d'Oscar Wilde, artiste, critique littéraire et artistique…Elle a laissé une oeuvre de plus de 70 ouvrages ! AT : la librairie Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*27 Sept @6pm. Soirée avec l’auteure Cara Black, de « Muertre au Sentier » : Discussion en Français, AT : Libre Ere, 111 Bd Menilmontant, Paris 75011, tel 01 48 05 04 32.
27 et 28 septembre : Violette & Co tient une table de vente au Festival de films documentaires Femmes en résistance. Pour sa 6ème édition, le Festival se prononce contre l'effacement des femmes ! Le Festival a lieu au centre Jean-Vilar d'Arcueil. Info : http://resistancesdefemmes.org/
*28th Sept at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a play by Graham Bushnell "East Lynne" AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, M° : Tuileries Latest version available on the website : www.movingparts.org.uk
*29 Sept: just hours before Rosh Hashanah the first ten subscribers to register will join Terrence Galentier & Cara as we walk in the footsteps of Aimée Leduc's first investigation MURDER IN THE MARAIS & recall the Holocaust inspired story that made Cara a professional writer- a private luncheon will follow. To sign up: email@example.com or call 06 70 98 13 68.
*29 Sept at 7pm: James Meek will be reading from We Are Now Beginning Our Descent, his fourth novel. His previous book, The People's Act of Love, won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, the SAC Book of the Year Award, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize & has been translated into more than 20 languages. Other books include Last Orders & The Museum Of Doubt. 'Outstanding. Not unlike finding yourself in a hall of mirrors. Meek has a gift for the surreal.' - The Times 'A compelling tour de force. The maniac energy of Kerouac pulses throughout the prose. Extraordinary.' – Scotsman 'As though David Lynch has been let loose on the set of a drawing-room comedy.'- The Times AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. Tel: +33 (0)1 43 25 40 93 http://www.shakespeareco.org/
*29 Sept - 7:30 p.m. Anita Shreve will read & sign: “Testimony” At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voice -- those of the men, women, teenagers, & parents involved in the scandal -- that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment. AT: WHSmith - 248, rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris - M°Concorde Free. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org . http://track.splio.com/l/1133186722941555/1190906207851358
*1er oct à 19h : Rencontre avec GISÈLE PINEAU à l'occasion de la parution de son roman Morne Câpresse (Mercure de France). AT : la librairie Violette & Co, 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*1 Oct 19h30 Evening with an Author, Novelist Preeta Samarasan, who will read from 'Evening is the Whole Day.' AT: The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du General-Camou, 75007 Paris, M°: Ecole Militaire. Free & open to the public.
*2 Oct. The launch party for NEW 4! NEW n° 4 is featuring Noah Fischer’s Pop Ark installation, Tuula Narhinen’s Plastic Ocean, Lindsey Adelman’s Hair Drawings, drawings by Jaanika Peerna, Reuven Amitai’s essay on Rashid al-Din, Ramon Dachs minimal poems, & my own essay on Bob Dylan, plus contributions by Fred Buck, Christophe Lamiot Enos, Bertie Koller & Francois Angot take place at Librairie Mazarine, Paris. See http://www.new-mag.com/ for details & times as they get set.
PART II: CREATIVE WRITING COURSES in Paris & France
Listed by start dates:
ALL Saturdays in Sept: 3-5pm: (the 6th & 27th with David Barnes & with Conor on the 13th & 20th). "The OTHER WRITERS' GROUP” meets upstairs at Shakespeare & Co. An informal, friendly place to get feedback on your creative writing. (Poetry or prose.) Bring something of your own & 5 copies. Or just come to listen & give your reaction – what worked, what didn’t, what moved you, what made you feel "yes, that’s just how it is…" AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. 5 euros. More Information at: http://www.shakespeareco.org/other_writers_group.htm
18, 25 Sept, then 2,9,16,23,30 Oct at 19h30-21h30: NOVEL & NONFICTION Advanced WORKSHOP. For authors completing their first or second books, either full-length texts or collections of stories, creative nonfiction essays or memoir pieces. This small workshop includes intense editing and reading feedback, tips on contacting publishers and agents, and close personal attention to the work in progress that is nearing its final stages of completion. Numerous authors who have been in this workshop now have agents, books, book contracts, have won awards and are working on their second and third book. This is not for someone just starting a book, but rather for authors who are in the middle or have completed a draft and are looking to rework sections, get past a stuck spot, and/or improve some aspect of the book (for example dialogue, character development, plot development, ending or starting sections, fluidity of the writing, etc). Committing to this workshop means your work will be read closely by the instructor and your peers, but this also demands that you read attentively the work of fellow participants. Open to all genres. Each participant has 10pages double spaced (2800words) max read per week, and receives both written and oral comments on that work each week. 170euros. Questions or to sign up, contact instructor Jennifer K Dick at email@example.com
19 – 25 sept. (6 Nights/7 Days): NARRATIVE workshop: Getting It Down, Getting It Right, Getting The Story with Bruce Bauman. As a writer there can be nothing scarier or more filled with possibility than blank pieces of paper, except a manuscript page with a jumble of ideas that need to be transformed into a cohesive, seamless story. The workshop is aimed toward tackling these problems. Morning group sessions with exercises, free-writing, lectures & short readings directed at solving these problems, plus afternoons with one on one conferences to discuss student manuscript pages. Open to writers of fiction & non-fiction. It is my belief that every writer possesses his or her own creative DNA--the unique amalgam of experience, perception & voice, which no one can utilize but you. It is my goal to help you discover & refine your own personal paint box of tools, talents & concerns, preparing you to write stories that will engage both you as a writer, & your reader. BIO: Bruce Bauman
20 Sept: Saturday, 11h-14h. GENERATIVE WRITING with Jennifer K Dick. A lunchtime workshop to help get the juices flowing, or push you to think out of the box you have been in. Open to all genres, the workshop will include exercises, sample texts, story and prose poem starters as well as a discussion on process. This 3 hour session, max 8 students, is a fun, exciting way to get yourself either writing for the first time, into your next book, or back into writing if you have been stuck. It can also provide new perspectives, help break habits, give you some tools for using language differently, or aid you to get closer to character or even the language that is locked within you. Each student will leave with at least one, and perhaps numerous, finished short pieces, as well as numerous starts to build on later at home. Break the ice, start the rentree right with a little generation of text, alongside dialogue with other writers about their work, reflections and process! Cost: 30euros. Contact & Instructor: Jennifer K Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for questions.
20 Oct: Wednesday, 6:30-9pm Metaphors & Similes: A World of Images, a Workshop led by Orel Protopopescu. Bio: award-winning author & poet, has been published by major houses. Two Sticks (FSG) is on Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year 2008 list. A Thousand Peaks, Poems from China (with Siyu Liu) was selected for the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age, 2003 list. The Perilous Pit (Simon & Schuster) was on the NY Times' Ten Best-Illustrated (1993) list. Thelonious Mouse is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. metro: Monceau, line 2 Cost: 10 euros for SCBWI members,15 euros for nonmembers. RSVP for directions – email@example.com. See website for more on SCBWI: http://scbwifrance.com/
PART III: Reviews News & New Reviews —submit/just out, residencies...
SUBMIT NOW: A VERSAL CALL for submissions. Starting September 15th, Versal wants your poetry, prose, & art for its seventh issue due out in May, 2009. Internationally acclaimed literary annual published in Amsterdam; perfect bound, 100 pages of the urgent, involved, & unexpected. See website for guidelines & to submit: http://versal.wordsinhere.com/. Inquiries (only): firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: January 15, 2009.
WRITERS GROUP: "Marais Writers Group looking for novelists, memoirists well into their first draft or working on their second draft of a novel etc, to meet once a week in the Marais to workshop their work & get feedback on craft, structure, consistency & development. Serious inquiries only. We are looking for 2-3 people writing in English as their first language to fill out a group of 5-6 people. (Playwrights & screenwriters will be considered as well.)" email@example.com
SUBMIT & READ: Lauren Elkin announces the launch of Hitotoki Paris! Hitotoki is an online literary project collecting stories of singular experiences tied to specific locations in cities around the world. "Hito-wha?" I know, weird name. The word itself is a Japanese noun comprised of two components: hito or "one" & toki or "time," & is often translated as "a moment." We first launched last year in Tokyo (thus the name), & have since spread to New York, London, Shanghai, & Sofia, with several others in the works. We're accepting submissions of stories, photos, & illustrations on an ongoing basis. So what are you waiting for? Send us something! We'd also like to launch a French version of the site, & so are looking for a French editor. Contact me if you're interested. Come check us out, & spread the word, or submit! Lauren Elkin, Hitotoki Paris Editor http://hitotoki.org/paris/
CALL FOR submissions! Faultline, UC Irvine’s Journal of Art & Literature, is now accepting poems, stories, essays, & translations until February 15, 2009. Submit up to 5 pages of poetry or 20 of prose with SASE to Faultline, Dept. of English, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California 92697-2650. Web site: www.humanities.uci.edu/faultline.
PUBLISHER LIAISON SOUGHT: Volunteer needed to liaison with French publishers (of childrens’/young adult books) for SCBWI. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. See website for more on SCBWI: http://scbwifrance.com/
TRAVEL GRANT for POETS: http://www.amylowell.org/ An award of approximately $50,000 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel & study abroad. Publication is not required, but recent winners have been published poets. Submit either 40 pages of poetry or one published book & 20 pages of poetry. There is no entry fee. Call or visit the Web site for the required application by October 1; the deadline is October 15. Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, Choate, Hall & Stewart, 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110. (617) 248-4855. Cathleen Croft, Contact.
OUT NOW!: Gribble Press announces the publication of “Stamen & Whirlwind”, Poetry by Zan Agzigian. Books are $15.00 each (+$2.00 shipping, unless bought directly from author)
To order, go to: http://www.graymareedit.com/ or contact Zan at: email@example.com or 509-232-0534. Bio: Zan Agzigian has devoted many years to arts organizing, & has received grants for fiction, plays, & poetry. She lives in Spokane, WA. & works at the BBB Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho & Montana as Communications Director/Lead Fraud Investigator. She regularly reads throughout the NW & performs poetry with musicians under the guise of Mercury Rising. This is her first collection of poetry.
SUBMIT TO CONTEST: Three prizes of $1,000 each & publication in Briar Cliff Review will be given annually for a poem, a short story, & an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three poems or up to 6,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. Briar Cliff Review, Writing Contests, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. (712) 279-1651. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Ed., Website: www.briarcliff.edu/bcreview E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMIT TO ANTHOLOGY, Lavandería: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash & Word, seeks submissions. Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, & other dirty deeds signifying sorting, washing, ironing, folding laundry, & life. See http://www.cityworkspress.org/ for submission guidelines. Deadline: December 15. Maximum: 5,000 words or 5 poems. Include bio. E-mail Word DOC submission only to email@example.com.
LESBIAN FICTION NEEDED: at ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press, seeks fiction manuscripts from lesbian authors. Fiction submissions (hardcopy) must be received between August 1 & December 1. For submission guidelines, please visit www.redhen.org/arktoi.asp or http://www.eloisekleinhealy.com/ & click on Arktoi Books.
ORDER ADVANCED COPIES!: of 40-page chapbook of Mark Terrill’s poems, “The Salvador-Dalai-Lama Express”, forthcoming Nov 2008. Publisher Main Street Rag offers you adv order discount through November 10th at $7 instead of $10! Make an advance order on Main Street Rag’s “Coming Soon” Page via PayPal—note the separate links for domestic & overseas orders. Discount price only applies to online sales. Poems in The Salvador-Dalai-Lama Express have appeared or are forthcoming in Upstairs at Duroc, Babylon Burning: 9/11 Five Years On, Blades, Blue Book, Bordercrossing Berlin, The Café Review, California Quarterly, Chiron Review, Diagram, Eclipse, Gin Bender Poetry Review, Little Horse’s Magazine, Louis Liard Magazine, Mineshaft, New Delta Review, Nth Position, Origin, Poesia, Poetry Salzburg Review, Presa, Red Mountain Review, Salamander, Santa Clara Review, Saranac Review, Shearsman, Spillway, Sulphur River Literary Review, Thunder Sandwich, Vox, Vulcan & Water~Stone Review. Main Street Rag Coming Soon Page: http://www.mainstreetrag.com/store/ComingSoon.php
MARK TERRILL : More from the man, 2 booklets : “Superabundance”, a small collection of new poems & prose poems, in another exquisite handmade foldout booklet from Longhouse, & « Nicolas Born: The Bill for Room 11” is a small collection of translations of one of the most important poets of post-war Germany. Nicolas Born, born in Duisburg in 1937. In addition to four collections of poetry, Born also wrote three novels, including Die Falschung. For samples from these & other new booklets by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan & Peter Lamborn Wilson, Walter Franceschi, Bob Arnold, Elena Medel / Forrest Gander, Hoa Nguyen, Dale Smith, Anne Waldman, Han Shan / JP Seaton, Simon Pettet, & Cid Corman, see the A Longhouse Reader Summer 2008 & their general extensive catalog of all things Longhouse at: http://www.longhousepoetry.com/ If you’ve never held one of these little gems in your hand, you’re missing out on a unique experience in the world of fine small presses!!!
FRANK STANDFORD FESTIVAL (OCTOBER 17-19, FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS): It isn't often that one has the opportunity to participate in the rescue of a writer's work; it is even less often that one has the opportunity to participate in the rescue of one of America's great unknown writers. The festival is a golden opportunity to draw attention to Stanford's published work and hopefully bring to light his many unpublished poems, stories, essays, letters, interviews, and translations. For information and/or if you are interested in becoming a festival sponsor, address inquiries to: Matt Henriksen, firstname.lastname@example.org To learn about Frank Stanford’s work and life: http://frankstanford.blogspot.com/
BOOKS WANTED: many genres at DIVERSION Press, a new small press, seeks book proposals for how-to, slice of life, academic, & other nonfiction works. We are also seeking children’s books, fiction & nonfiction short stories, & poetry. Please visit our Web site for submission guidelines & more information at http://www.diversionpress.com/ or e-mail questions to email@example.com.
KEEP UP with DEE RIMBAUD: who has for years put out a great guide to publishers & magazines, as well as written a wide array of books of her own. She has decided to keep info on those guides & her new works (written & musical) updated online via a variety of sites & blogs she writes on. To get onto any mailing lists related to these, purchase her own books or the reference books she compiles, you can check into numerous sites, for example these three: Blogger (1) - http://deerimbaud.blogspot.com/ Blogger (2) - http://rimbaud-products.blogspot.com/ or via My Gallery http://mygallery.ning.com/profile/deerimbaud
SUBMIT EDGY WORK: UPSTREET: literary annual’s fifth issue seeks quality submissions with edge—fiction, poetry, & creative nonfiction. First four issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, & Michael Martone. Distributed nationally by Source Interlink, Ubiquity, & Armadillo. Payment in author copies. Deadline: March 1, 2009. For sample content & to submit: http://www.upstreet-mag.org/.
READ ONLINE : Gently Read Literature : September Issue 2008 http://www.gentlyread.wordpress.com/ Seven new review essays on contemporary poetry & literary fiction & September’s Featured Artist is Ryan Kapp.
CHAPBOOK SHORT FICTION CONTEST: ROSE METAL PRESS an independent publisher of hybrid genres, seeks submissions for its 3rd Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest. Please e-mail your 25–40 page manuscript of shorts under 1,000 words between October 15 & December 1. Reading fee: $10. Judge: Sherrie Flick. Visit http://www.rosemetalpress.com/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
BlazeVox Books RAFFLE & SALE!: Support a great press & help them fundraise and keep printing magnificent books by playing your chances on their book raffle or by purchasing one of their books online!: Four raffles, every two weeks, are being organized to help keep the press alive! The schedule follows: Next Raffles will be held on : Sept. 15th, Sept. 29th, Oct. 13th & Oct. 27th. $5 for one play & $20 to be entered into the next four drawings! The editor in chief at BlazeVox, Geoffrey Gatza, wrote (following the first raffle & sale): “I want to say thank you to everyone in the poetry community! We were in a bit of a fix with our printer & owed them a great deal of money. Through the efforts of over 500 people from around the world we will survive this to continue on & print for another day! I am overwhelmed by the response & generosities of so many friends for whom BlazeVOX [books] is a worthwhile endeavor! I am energized to continue on & have a greater understanding of my responsibilities to you & Poetry. I will continue on with zeal, & a better understanding of the accounting needed to keep this alive, so we will never have to fall into this crisis again! So thank you for keeping BlazeVOX [books] alive.” http://www.blazevox.org/bakesale.htm
NEW PRESS & BOOK: Matthew Klane, founder & co-editor with Adam Golaski of flim forum press, announces that Flim Forum has a new book out this month by Brandon Shimoda. Flim Forum is an independent poetry press that provides SPACE to emerging poets working in a variety of experimental modes, & which has published the poetry anthologies “Oh One Arrow” & “A Sing Economy”. Their third book, out this month, is “The Alps” by Brandon Shimoda (around 144pgs). Shimoda was one of the poetry editors at Cutbank magazine & his work has been widely published throughout magazines in the US. To order your copies now, or check out the press & get more info, see: http://flimforum.blogspot.com/ or else http://www.flimforum.com/
EN FRANÇAIS, NOW OUT !: Little Single n° 13, David Lespiau, Supplément Celmins (18 pages) Avions sur fond gris, paysage de déserts ou lunaires, galaxies, pierres... une traversée de surfaces peintes par David Lespiau. Publication apériodique d’art & de littérature Depuis 2001 Little Single a publié des livres au format 15 x 10 cm, de 16 à 32 pages de Jérôme Game, Didier Garcia, Michel Gouéry, Éric Houser, Pierre Mabille, Jérôme Mauche, Franck Pruja, Nicolas Rollet, Jaufre Rudel, Camille Saint-Jacques, Peter Soriano et Éric Suchère… Prix : 5 Euros : Chèques à l’ordre de Single à envoyer à : Single, C/O Éric Suchère, 9, rue de la Cour des Noues 75020 Paris
CHECK this BLOG for great reading : Nomadics, by Pierre Joris, with his recent posts on http://pjoris.blogspot.com/ Subjects of posts: The State of Things by Ligorano/Reese; Global warming time bomb trapped in Arctic soil; Pélieu & Beach: "Insider"; The Jewel of Medi(n)a; Failing Darwish's Legacy; The Saif Ghobash – Banipal Prize & Jürgen Habermas on a "Post-Secular Society". http://pjoris.blogspot.com/
TRANSLATIONS SOUGHT: for Washington Square, a nyu mag. Looking for both poetry & short fiction, unpublished Eng translations of work, preferably by authors who have not had many works published in English yet (i.e. we would scrutinize before accepting another translation of neruda, celan, etc.). Send the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE work along with the translation to Evy Ibarra, with “translation submission for Washington Square” in the heading email@example.com
NEW BLOG/website to see: http://www.annemarsella.com/
See/read/listen: JACK WASTE - "Quantum 43" Ambient / Visual / Experimental, from Greg Bachar in SEATTLE, Washington. http://www.myspace.com/jackwasteorchestra
OUT SOON: The fourth issue of NEW, featuring Noah Fischer’s Pop Ark installation, Tuula Narhinen’s Plastic Ocean, Lindsey Adelman’s Hair Drawings, drawings by Jaanika Peerna, Reuven Amitai’s essay on Rashid al-Din, Ramon Dachs minimal poems, & my own essay on Bob Dylan, plus contributions by Fred Buck, Christophe Lamiot Enos, Bertie Koller & Francois Angot, is now at the printer. Please visit the updated the NEW website (http://www.new-mag.com/ ) for details, launch on Oct 2nd in Paris.
ONLINE: Sixty-five pages of "The Egyptian Chronicles: A Fulbright Memoir" by Dawn Michelle-Baude have been posted on Andrei Codrescu's site, The Corpse: http://www.corpse.org/content/view/217/1/
RESIDENCY DEADLINES: A few interesting residencies have deadlines in Oct. 1) On Oct 5:
The www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowship.htm E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org At least three fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, & creative nonfiction writers for monthlong residencies at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, to research pre-twentieth-century American history & culture research on any subject as long as it produces high-quality creative work for the general public, such as historical poems & novels. Residencies may take place any time in 2009. visit the Web site for complete guidelines. 2) Millay Colony Residencies: http://www.millaycolony.org/apply offers authors of all genres a place to write for a month during the months of April-Nov. Applications due Oct 1st. See site for details & forms.