Sunday, May 25, 2008

2 Group Readings: the 27th May & 2nd June!

I will be reading as part of two group events in Paris this and next week, and so if anyone is around, please come along and join us! Thanks!!

27th May at 19h30: READING: After-IVY (
at Le Next, 17 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris, m° Etienne Marcel or Les Halles:

After-IVY event !

Le Next & IVY Writers Paris invites you to hear new works in English by authors


Christine HERZER, Elisa MCCOOL, Jonathan REGIER, & Jennifer K. DICK

2 June: group reading for Van Gogh's Ear, 7pm at: Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris. Tel: 01 43 25 40 93

Margo Berdeshevsky, Jennifer K. Dick,

Michelle Notebloom & Roberta Vellvé

BIOS for both events, in alphabetical order:

Margo Berdeshevsky is the author of But a Passage in Wilderness (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2007) and has received among others, the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, five Pushcart Prize nominations, and the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize for Beautiful Soon Enough, to be released in 2009. Her work is published widely, most recently in Agni, Kenyon Review, Poetry International. and The Southern Review. A lifelong traveler, her novel Vagrant, is at the next gate, from Red Hen Press. Paris is home. June 2nd reading.

Jennifer K Dick, author of the book Fluorescence, the chapbook Retina / Rétine & eBook Enclosures will read from new work in progress. She teaches at École Polytechnique & Lille III, has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, & is just finished with her PhD in comparative literature, which should be defended in fall 2008! Both readings.

Mary Ellen Gallagher moved to Paris years ago from Denver, where she’d she specialized in marketing and public relations, ran her own PR firm serving clients as diverse as the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund & the World Bank. Now she is completing her MFA in fiction at Lesley University. A writer of prose (for which she has won awards in France, the USA & Australia) & memoir, she will be delighting us with a series of works written in metros this spring. May 27th reading.

Christine Herzer is working on her MFA in poetry at Bennington College, Vermont. She has studied with Michael Burkard & Timothy Liu. She is currently in Paris to work on an artist book, & will be sharing new works with us. May 27th reading.

Elisa McCool, editor in chief of Come Hither magazine, hails from Austin, TX but has been living in Paris for 2 years. Her work has appeared in Skanky Possum & in broadside form for the Parvati Press Cross-Quarter reading series. She taught a poetry workshop in a men's prison in Iowa, & next year will join the MFA program in poetry at the University of Michigan. Don’t miss this chance to hear her work! May 27th reading.

Michelle Notebloom won the 2006 Heartland Poetry Prize for her first book Edging (Cracked Slab Books). Other work has appeared in Verse, Fence, Boston Review, Sentence, Columbia Poetry Review, MiPOesias, Los Angeles Review and Slightly West among others. She's lived mainly in Paris since 1991 where she co-organizes the bilingual Ivy Writers Reading Series. June 2nd reading.

Jonathan Regier is the author of the forthcoming Three Years From Upstate (Six Gallery Press, October 2008: & is hard at work on a new collection based on Tristan & Iseult. His work combines elements of storytelling with poetry. This will be his first reading in Paris! Poet & visual artist. May 27th reading.

Roberta Vellvé was born in New York City and has lived in Paris for the past twenty-five years. Her poetry has appeared in Pharos, Upstairs at Duroc, and in past issues of Van Gogh's Ear. She has produced several artist books as well as collages, and is currently working on a book-length poetry manuscript entitled Maybe There Is No Transcendence. She works at The American University of Paris where she is an editor for institutional publications. June 2nd reading.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Doug's visit to France

Continuing with the blogging of images theme, though I swear that words are coming. I just turned in the entire doctoral dissertation-- 500 pages before the biblio, and it feels a bit overwhelming. Don't think I have written that many words on anything before, and to have done so in French, well... thank goodness the hardest part is over--I hope! Anyway, Doug Stirling came to visit from NYC just in time to help me move, the poor thing, but here are a few great pics to share from the moments of vacationness!!!