Arts and Culture: antidote or dart? Poison to Pens


by maeshelle west-davies


The American in me has the hardest time accepting the loss of Mexican food. This has been the most difficult and lasting adjustment. Of course I went to “Mexican” places in the UK and here, but I’ll spare you the details and just say I won’t be returning to those places. But lately I’ve heard tell of a new place, an authentic place. Well, at least authentic in the way that American Mexican is authentic. It’s run by Americans…..just like the HOTDOG place. And just like the HOTDOG place, it’s not all about food…it’s also about giving space to intimate performance.

You are likely familiar with Leipizig Writers‘ bi-monthly event Sofa Stories. Poison to Pens will be their first offering at their new venue, Tacoholics. JOY JOY!

Poison to Pens will feature the writing of Stewart Tunnicliff and the music of Tom Kühnel and showcases the inspiration behind the inspiration or madness, as it were. Is the reaction to the poison the antidote or the dart?

Among other pieces, Stewart will read his short, “Day beyond days.” Coming from a remote place in England, he gives you a touch of reality there…including the local dialect. Don’t worry about understanding every word. The flow’s the thing…or the lack of it, as evidenced in the first line: “Tuesdays are awful.”

Tom hails from Naumberg. He responds to intense feelings and desires…in English. He says it’s softer and more fluid. Since he mainly does acoustic guitar pieces and writes he music first, this totally makes sense. Looking forward to hearing the notes to, “Our bodies might not be of the same size But our minds harmonise so it’s alright.”

Poison to Pens Sofa Stories from Leipzig Writers

8.00 26 Sept @ TACOHOLICS

Karl-Heine-Strasse 58B, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

Artist, curator and writer: maeshelle west-davies gleans her varied life experiences to expose a personal perspective through a multitude of mediums.

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