On August 4, 2013, SpokenWord Paris hosted their monthly open mic (scène ouverte) at Au Chat Noir (76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011). Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Jessica Suzanne Reidy, Tiffanie Williams, and Elissa Lewis were featured readers courtesy of the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop annual Yoga & Writing Retreat at the Chȃteau de Verderonne. David Barnes hosted a lovely evening of poets, performers, musicians, dramatists, and comedians! The theme for the evening was “beggars,” and Rita Banerjee read “The moon had jackknifed,” “Sleep,” “Ilha Formosa,” and “Georgia Brown” from her work. SpokenWord Paris also celebrated the launch of their new literary magazine, Bastille. Check out the new writers’ scene in France!