Countdown2Buchmesse: histories in the making



Leipzig Liest has a long tradition of quality readings and events that take place all over Leipzig during the Leipziger Buchmesse. From its inception Leipzig Writers e.V. has taken part in the book fair fringe, from our first literary concert at Noch Besser Leben, to Poniatowski, to this year’s at the newest on our list of regular venues: homeLE.

This year old & new members of Leipzig Writers try something with a different flavour. hiStories brings you 5 unique voices with 5 distinct styles from 5 different cultures performing a mix of poetry, short stories, a novel extract and music. homeLE, renowned & conceived as a cultural and family-friendly cafe, is the perfect venue for this limited capacity (35) literary extravaganza. The small intimate setting will comfort you at once, while the content will put you at ease or, conversely, challenge  you.

Every culture has a history, but the personal story is often what grips us. This is what each artist will bring to the stage on the evening, as well as a surprise or two from the hosts Maike, the cafe MOMprenuer, and Ralf. Leave feeling refreshed and thoughtful and thirsting for more.


Abdulsalam Tarshahani, Syria

Christijan Broerse, Canada

Edu Lopez, Argentina

Stewart Tunnicliff, England

Tom Kühnel, Germany


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Coming from a theatre and performance background, and being a celluloid aficionado, it only seemed right that Stewart aka theLingoGuy pursued this through his other passion of writing. He is also very excited by the theatre and documentary scene developing locally, particularly English Theatre Leipzig, DOK and GlobalLE. However, he keeps an eye on the ground breaking stuff in the Fringe, Slam poetry, Battle Rap and the many fusion genre TV series and films. As you can see, you can expect a diverse palette of stage and screen choices, as well as other passions that he will paint from with his words.

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