Thursday, October 19, 2006

Colorful Saxophone Sounds: Dennis Shafer. Performance Poet Norma Szokolyai. Paris Soirees Sun 22 Oct At 18h30

Paris Soirees Has A New Address! Patricia is so happy to have such a large apartment that’s full of light for Paris Soirees. The New Flat Is In The Hip Sentier District - Just Up From Bustling Rue Montorgueil And Les Halles. The Directions Are Below.

(Dennis will perform on the saxophone and will be followed by performance poets Norma Szokolyai and Antonia Klimenko)


This Sunday 22 October At 18h30

Our Guests of Honor:

Dennis Shafer, Saxophonist and Performance Poets Norma Szokolyai and Antonia Klimenko.

Dennis Shafer is a saxophonist of many styles. Founder of the Back Bay Saxophone Quartet and the Skyline Quintet in Boston, Dennis has spent the last two years diversifying and perfecting his musical interests in Paris. Studying with Jean-Michel Goury at the National Regional Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt, he has expanded his knowledge and practice of contemporary techniques of the saxophone, while also cultivating new experiences with Egyptian musicians and dancers in Paris.

Dennis teaches all levels of the saxophone as well as beginner flute, piano and clarinet. Email:

Norma Szokolyai, originally from Connecticut (cum laude from UConn), is a writer, poet and prize winning performance artist. She has won two prizes for her poetry read at the 2004 and the 2005 poetry slam competitions sponsored by SITES, The Contemporary French and Francophone Studies Journal.

Antonia Klimenko is a published poet from San Francisco known for her Jazz poem interpretations.

Chez Patricia: 13 rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris. Metro: Sentier (line 3). Take the rue des Petits Carreaux exit (very important). Cross rue Reamur. The street on the left should be rue des Petits Carreaux. Walk 2 blocks up on rue des Petits Carreaux. You’ll face an HSBC branch . (There’s Café Honoré on the right). That’s rue de Clery. Make a short left (30 seconds) onto rue de Clery and then immediately a right onto rue de Mulhouse.

PARTICIPATION:20 Euros. Thanks for having exact change in an envelope with your name outside. Please include your card. GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine. (Southern US, French or other European. Thai. lovingly prepared as always by Patricia)

CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.If you don’t receive an email confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia: 01 43 26 12 88E-mail:
parissoirees@hotmail.comLooking forward to seeing you on Sunday! Patricia

Paris Soirees Dinners Every Sunday At 18h30.
Sunday 29 October at 18h30. Photographer Meredith Mullins “In A Paris Moment”
Sunday 5 November at 18h30 Author Jake Lamar .”Ghosts of Saint-Michel”

Every Wednesday at 18h30:
Unsurpassed Networking opportunities. Socializing. Great food and wine. Contact Patricia
Wednesday 28 October TBA
Wednesday 1 November At 18h30. Founder Lorin Kalisky: "e-Marketing Tips & Techniques".
Wednesday 15 November At 18h30. Writer Patricia Westheimer: “How To Write For Business”

Patricia is proud to have a 21st Century Parisian Salon. Our mission is to simply enlarge your circle of acquaintances in a safe and stimulating atmosphere while promoting Cultural Achievement, The New Age and Paris Personalities. And we have fun! We are THE gathering place for the International Community of Paris. Enjoy! Discuss! Meet new and interesting people.

(Patricia Laplante-Collins created Paris Soirees Dinners on Sunday and Paris Networking Cocktail events on Wednesday on the Ile St Louis to bring Americans in Paris together with Ex-pats, hip French and the International Community in a global meet-up. Evenings feature Literary, Art, New Age, Business, African-American and Black Paris themes presented in English. There is an intimate salon atmosphere and the focus is on meeting people in Paris and creating friendships. Patricia is also the founder of African- American Literary Soirees.)Visit our fab website - Designed by T. J. Byrne ( (See Events & Future Events).

Patricia Laplante-Collins13, rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris, France
Tel: 33 1 43 26 12 88Email:

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