samedi 8 septembre 2007

LA RENTREE 2007 IVY Writers' Reading

+++IVY WRITERS PARIS launches another season with a reading for VERSAL Magazine issue 5 +++

25 September at 19h30.
AT: LE NEXT, 17, rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris (just off rue Montorgeuil) M°Etienne Marcel /Les Halles. Au sous-sol! Tel : 01 42 36 18 93.
Entrée gratuit.
On commence notre saison par une lecture en anglais pour la revue VERSAL (Amsterdam) avec Cralan Kelder, Nicholas Manning, Heather Hartley, Prue Duggan, Anna Arov et Kai Lashly!

Amsterdam poets Cralan Kelder, Prue Duggan, Anna Arov & Kai Lashley from the Words in Here international collective of writers will read alongside Paris-based authors Nicholas Manning & Heather Hartley. This is a special event to celebrate VERSAL Magazine, an annual lit & arts mag in English coming out of the Amesterdam Anglophone community. We invite other Versal authors to come out for this event! Issues of the Magazine will be made available alongside author’s works, in part thanks to the Red Wheelbarrow, 22 rue St Paul 75004.

Bios & info: Wordsinhere Crew:

Cralan Kelder is poetry editor of Versal 5. His publishing credits include : Sundog, Fishdrum, 580 Split, and Black Bear Review. His stand-up performance style is vibrant, refreshing and challenging. Cralan will be reading from his most recent publication French Pastry (Coracle Press, Ireland, 2007, ). Kelder also published Lemon Road with Coracle in 2005 and participated in Coracle’s Vinyl project for installation—placing concrete versions of poetry throughout Cork, Ireland, images of which are collected in the show's catalogue.

Anna Arov (Rus/Can) is a wordsinhere curator and is on the poetry editorial team of Versal. Anna organizes and emcees Salon des Mots, a poetry show based in Utrecht, featuring local and foreign spoken word performers and musicians. And herself has performed throughout the Netherlands at various festivals and poetry podiums, as well as in Toronto, Paris and Berlin. Her published work includes Observatory, a collection of poems illustrated by Leon M. Dekker and poems in Versal. Anna’s poetry has also been exhibited in combination with street art in Rotterdam and Utrecht.

Kai Lashley writes prose, specifically short stories and ‘micro-fiction’. After receiving his BA from the University of Washington in the United States, he moved to Geneva, Switzerland and began working as a freelance writer and editor for various UN organizations. He re-contacted his Dutch roots by moving to the Netherlands in 2004. Now living in Amsterdam, he works with wordsinhere, a literary collective; one of his primary roles is as a fiction editor of Versal, the collective’s literary journal. His short story, Breach, is being published in the autumn edition of Flashquake (, and has also been published in La Farola, in Spanish translation.

Prue Duggan is an Australian poet slash writer living in Amsterdam. She is currently assistant poetry and fiction editor of Versal, a production. Prue has performed on stages around the world and organizes and hosts “super charged poetry salon” The Open Stanza in Amsterdam. Prue’s fiction and poetry has been published in Versal, Louis Liard and will be included in the upcoming issue of Atlas. Prue Duggan may be familiar to you if you have been to Amsterdam, as she often MCs for Versal’s reading series. Funny & witty, Prue brings her own poetry to us this month!

The Parisian Duo:
Nicholas Manning is a poet and writer who teaches comparative literature at the University of Strasbourg II Marc-Bloch. His first chapbook of poems–Novaless I-XXVI –is out from Achiote Press (, 2007. Other poems, articles, translations and reviews have appeared in Verse, The Argotist, Fascicle, Free Verse, Cross Connect, BlazeVox, MiPoesias, Fiera Lingue, Cordite, FourW, Galatea, Dusie, Eratio, Pinstripe Fedora, Otoliths, Aught, EOAGH, Shampoo, etc. In 2006 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2004 he took his MA in twentieth-century poetics from the Sorbonne (Paris IV), and from 2003-2006 held a scholarship at the Ecole normale supérieure of the rue d'Ulm. He is the creator & editor of the online poetry & poetics video magazine The Continental Review (, and maintains the weblog The Newer Metaphysicals (

Heather Hartley is Paris Editor of Tin House Magazine, has been awarded fellowships to St Petersburg’s SLS & won Brentano’s poetry contest. and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Post Road, POOL, Smartish Pace, Tin House, Mississippi Review, Upstairs at Duroc, Antietam Review, Paris-Atlantic and elsewhere. Her poetry manuscript, Knock Knock, was a finalist for the 2007 National Poetry Series. Her interview with Marjane Satrapi is forthcoming in the anthology The World Within: Writers Talk Ambition, Aesthetics, Bones . . . and her literary essay about Guillaume Apollinaire appears in Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast. She's read in Paris, Amsterdam and Utrecht with VERSAL Magazine, Boston, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Russia and Charleston West Virginia, where she grew up. this summer she went to Hungary to read, & a few fun pics & details on that series can be seen at

Some other very exciting authors in Versal’s issues include Paris locals Marilyn Hacker, Matthew Rose (see his art on his Myspace), Claire Potter, & many, many MORE!