For all of our amis dans la France, I will be the ‘Featured Poet’ speaking words and drinking wine with the good people at Au Chat Noir café as part of their weekly open mic night called Spoken Word Paris, or en francais, ‘scène ouverte.’ It was set up by a dashing and talented fellow named David Barnes way back in 2006, and quickly became infamous for being an egalitarian and edgy  open court for writers of all stripes. It happens this and every Monday evening and is packed with warmth, frivolity, and dead good poetry.

They run a pretty tight ship, starting at 9pm and finishing all performances by midnight a la Cinderella for the important purposes of socializing, and drunkering.

If you’re in the Paris part of the world come over for some spoken word, some poetry, some stand-up, some stories, some deeply hip conversations about life, the universe and Jack Kerouac.

Monday, 19 November



Au Chat Noir 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011 Métro Parmentier.