November with Words Alive O – Plays & Events in English – Join Us Theatre Classes & Workshops in English, & Literary Events & Plays in English

Dear Words Alive O Friends,  Join Theatre in English MeetUp.  Paris Going to the Theatre

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Join us to see upcoming plays in English and discover other events.  

Theatre classes and Workshops in English. Pré-inscription  06 37 66 27 98 /   Info classes & workshops

Wednesdays Intermediate  20h15-21h45  Weekly class for anglophones with an intermediate level.  Discover theatre techniques and theatre texts in English.  75001

Samedis 17h-19h Atelier Improvisation to Text in English (Intermediate)  link 75001.  Explore Improvisation Techniques – Rhythm, Movement, Games, Group Dynamics & Connection. Devising theatre & text.  Inscription obligatoire    /  06 37 66 27 98  ///   Atelier d’essai 13€ Tarifs 25€   Etudiant 20€ / 3 séances 60€   Tarif réduit pour participants aux autres cours 15€

Friday Actor Preparation & Performance Workshop  20h-22h  Friday Workshop, participants interviewed. Kindly send name & contact number.  Enrolment closes 30th Nov.  Workshop leads to a theatre production in Paris. 

DSC01551Plays in English – Come to the theatre with us Venez avec nous au théâtre.   “How to Keep an Alien”  “The Ventriloquists”  “A Picasso”  “Love Letters” “Handspring Puppet Co William Kentridge” 

Fridays 13, 27 Nov.  4, 11 Dec @19h  “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney. Performed in English by Dear Conjunction.  Theatre Nesle 8, rue de Nesle 75006 Paris. map Reserver au théâtre 01 46 34 61 04. Précisez Words Alive O pour bénéficier du tarif Words Alive O Amis 12 €.  Words Alive O Friends, tickets 12.  Melissa & Andrew sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards, in which over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes & ambitions, dreams, disappointments, victories & defeats, that have passed between them throughout their separated lives. Wonderful. Go see it. 


Sunday 15 Nov @19h  “A Picasso” Creation Performed in English by a company from California.  Theatre Nesle 8, rue de Nesle 75006 Paris. map Reservations with theatre 01 46 34 61 04. Précisez Words Alive O tarif 20.  If you would like to joins us, reserve your tickets and send us an email and we will meet before & after.  (Also playing on Sundays 1st, 8th Nov @19h).  Paris, October 1941. Picasso is summoned by Nazi cultural attaché, Mademoiselle Fischer, in order to authenticate three of his works…Her mission: organise an exhibition of “degenerate art” for her bosses, which will culminate in a bonfire. Picasso tries to save his art by asserting that the drawings are forgeries. Will Mademoiselle Fischer succumb to Picasso’s lie? 


(Mardi) Tuesday 24th Nov 19h30 (1h20) “How to Keep An Alien” Performed in English Irish Company Rough Magic Theatre Company Centre Culturel Irlandais 5 rue des Irlandais 75005. accès RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE lien  (Tickets go fast 7/5 €).  A tearfully funny, tender memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner. They met. They fell in love. Now all they have to do is prove it to the government beyond any reasonable doubt.  Let us know you’re going and we’ll meet before and after the show.  06 37 66 27 98 / 


(Dimanche)  Sunday 29th Nov à 15h30 “The Ventriloquists Convention” (1h40)  In English. Surtitres français. Directed by Gisèle Vienne, Dennis Cooper & Puppentheatre Halle. The Ventriloquists Convention is a fictional recreation of an Annual International annual Ventriloquists Congress in Kentucky. Une reconstitution fictionnelle d’une rencontre internationale de ventriloques, qui a lieu tous les ans, dans le Kentucky.Théâtre Nanterre.  Si vous souhaiteriez venir avec nous, veuillez confirmer nom et nombre de billets à  Billets à 15€   If you would like to join us, kindly confirm name & number of tickets to  Tickets 15€. 

24/11-12/12   “Handspring Puppet Co./William Kentridge.  Ubu and the Truth Commission” Director William Kentridge. Grande Halle de la Villette M° Porte de Pantin  accès   Nous irons voir cette pièce jouée en anglais la date sera confirmé.  (surtitres français). Si vous souhaitez venir avec nous, confirmer par email à  


Literary Events

Tuesday 3rd Nov 19h30 – POETS Live at Berkeley Books of Paris  8, rue Casimir Delavigne 75006 Poets LIVE  Jane Augustine, Megan Fernandes, Michael Heller and Nina Zivancevic.  Great way to enjoy an evening of poetry in an exceptional bookstore.  

Tuesday 17th Nov 19h30 – Ivy Writers – Café DelaVille 75010  34, boulevard de la Bonne Nouvelle 75010  hosts international poets   Bilingual reading.  Chantal Bizzini (France) et Marilyn Kallet (USA)

Mondays >20h Spoken Word Open Mic Every Monday Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Sign up 8pm to 9.30pm in the bar.  A night of Spoken Word.  In English & Other Languages. 

Thursdays >20heure “ish” Paris Lit Up Open Mic Culture Rapide  103 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020. A night of Spoken Word – Poetry, Comedy, In English & Other Languages.  Join in or be part of the intimate audience and enjoy.

Discover this universe of poetry right in the heart of Paris. Maison de la Poésie Passage Molière 157 rue St. Martin 75003 


fishingFishing for Books in English?  Here’s a Map  of books shops in Paris.  They’re special places, each has its own soul and music. Follow your footsteps and meander through their secrets, tales, and eclectic selections of books.  Meet the book sellers who will graciously welcome you into their universe and help you find what you’re seeking & lead you to discover more…  Click on name to go to websites.  

San Francisco Book Shop 17 rue M. Le Prince 75006 *** 

Berkeley Books of Paris 8 rue Casimir Delavigne 75006   ***   

Brentano’s  37 ave de l’Opéra 75001 *** 

The Abbey Bookshop  29, rue de la Parcheminerie 75005 ***  

Shakespeare & Co.   37 rue de la Bûcherie 75005 ***    

WH Smith  248 rue de Rivoli 75001 ***  

Attica Bookshop 15, rue Boussingault 75013  Learning languages.   


Paris Lit Up Magazine n°3 (2015)
Paris’ premier literary revue is back with our third issue.  200 full-color glossy pages filled with poetry, short stories, artwork and photography from the best names in contemporary art and literature, look no further for the finest independent, non-profit publication coming out of the City of Light today. 


DSC06386Food & Drink

Irish Pub-Restaurant The Green Goose  19, rue des Boulets 75011 Review

Scottish Pub The Highlander 8, rue Nevers 75006 Paris Great Craic. 

Innovative.  BOCO Café Resto   3, rue Danielle Casanova 75001 Paris

Korean Soeul Opéra 5, rue Danielle Casanova 75001 Paris


 Hope, Light, Peace.  
Words Alive O
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