Maya Massar Actress Poet Artist



This started as a blog for Maya's trip to the Cannes Film Festival.  (You can scroll back and back to find that stuff - its not going anywyere.)  It is now home to poems, general Maya News updates, and pretty much anything else Maya has to say related to her Arts.  Thanks for checking it out. 

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Posted on August 15, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (5)

Hello Friends! 

With Cannes well behind us, we turn to other things. . .  to see where Maya is right now, check the NEWS! page (over there on the upper right there is stuff to click on).  Below are coupe of poems for the day.  One is from Maya's second book "The Amen Poems", the other is one some of you may have heard at some poetery reading or other.  As always, if they reach you - great, if they don't isnpire you in anyway, write some better ones!  The w...

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Monday, May 21st - The Last Post

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Well folks, Maya is almost back to Los Angeles.  And she - that is, I - want to shout out a huge THANK YOU to those of you who have followed  - and especiall those who have commented on - this crazy little blog!!! 

I will miss Cannes and writing about the journey, but am excited to get back to life, armed with so much inspiration from my journey.

Brightest Blessings & Much Love to you All,


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS! Day 5 Festival De Cannes

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Everyone,

THANK YOU to all who obliged me and said a prayer for a sunny last day at the Festival - Yesterday was WONDERFUL weather! 

The view out Maya's window on the morning of the last day:  SUNNY!!!!!!!, thank you. :-)

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Posted on May 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This afternoon was an other sopping wet one! 

Did get into a screening of an interesting documentary/drama hybrid called Stop the Pounding Heart, playing in the simple and lovely (black walls, red seats, no decor) Salle Soixantene (sp?).

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Gunman Scare at Cannes - DAY 4

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Day All!

News of the day is that those of us who thought we heard gunshots on Friday night were not crazy - turns out they were REAL.  I was not close enough to be in danger, but definitley heard the sound.  You can read about it here.

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End of Day 3. . .PICTURES!

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

GAY FLAG!  So, I finally got a meal at what seems to be the only LGBT place in all of Cannes (someone let me know if I am wrong!), the" target="_blank">GRILL HOUSE

I ordered a bowl of gaspacho and desert - well, I didnt mean to ...

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Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey Gang!

First of all, thank you all for following this crazy blog!!   So many of you have written me wonderful, fun, silly, interesting questions and comments!  Its fine to keep using email and facebook, but you can also make your comments here on the blog (at least that feature is supposed to be working!) and then others can comment back to you.

Tonight, Friday, March 17th, is the beginning of the big OVERLAP weekend here at Cannes - that ...

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Day 3 of Le Festival de Cannes

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

GOOD MORNING FESTIVAL FOLLOWERS!! (Alright, I know its not morning for you guys, especially those in PST, but its MY morning. . . at least I am TRYING to tell my body so, since the sun is up, the French are driving their cars fast and furiously - though not as furiously as the Italians - through the tiny streets outside my window, and the sea sparkles luxuriously in the distance. . .yet somehow it still feels like time to sleep.  Why oh why can't I do so when the clock say...

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Turning In Early

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Guys,

I'm tired. Going to stay in tonight and sleep.  Battery re-charge needed.  Will hit the ground running tomorrow.  (Going to visit the American Pavillion - I've been at the Canadian one, which I like, but since Im both, might as well go meet the other side!)

Here are some pictures for today:

Ca cest Rue Saint Antoine - the little no-ca...

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VIDEO : opening ceremony dance rehearsal

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Ok, as promised, here is a bit of the rehersal for last nights opening ceremony at Le Grand Theatre Lumiere!!  I tried to find the name of the choreographer to post it here, but have not yet been able to do so.  If anyone knows, please send us the info! (It may be a while before the vid posts - check back later if you dont see it here now.)

Thanks and Hugs to Everyone,  Maya

Video credit: David Massar (shot on his iphone)

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