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Svetlana Lavochkina

Svetlana Lavochkina has 8 articles published.

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Svetlana Lavochkina is a Ukrainian-born novelist, poet and poetry translator, now residing in Germany. In 2013, her novella Dam Duchess was chosen runner-up in the Paris Literary Prize. Her debut novel, Zap, was shortlisted for Tibor & Jones Pageturner Prize 2015. Svetlana’s work has been widely published in the US and Europe. It appeared in AGNI, New Humanist, POEM, Witness, Straylight, Circumference, Superstition Review, Sixfold, Drunken Boat and elsewhere.

Literary Parlor: interview with poet Patricia Murphy

in Philosophies/Poetry
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In this column, we invite international award-winning authors for a virtual cup of tea, coffee or whisky, to unveil some of their art and craft secrets. We begin with Patricia Colleen Murphy, winner of the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

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Cocktail Open Mic: Ghost of seasons past

in Culture / Entertainment/LEIPGLO/My Leipzig/What's on
Ghost of seasons past. Dolores Delices, captured by Justina Smile Photography.
Ghost of seasons past. Dolores Delices, captured by Justina Smile Photography.

“Velvet wind, laced with cool silver light and spiced with innuendos of weekend… spurned me on my way to Baileo, a place where vegetables turn into fruit of art at the Cocktail Open Mic.” We’ve got three very diverse headliners this time: a famous Nepalese-American poet, a burlesque performer, and a solo electric guitarist. Fri, 23 Nov, 8-11:30 PM.

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Bridges of (Com)passion: hair & heart

in Business/Glocal/Leipzig tips
Hair & heart at Mevlounge. (Public domain photo)
Hair & heart at Mevlounge. (Public domain photo)

“We choose a hairdresser with the same meticulousness as we choose a GP or a therapist – a quest as thorough as it is intimate. It took me ten years of life in Leipzig to find such a sorceress.”

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Bridges of (Com)passion: fuel for creatives

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Go in for gas… come out with your own novel? #DoItInMockau

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Leipzig’s “1003 Nights” contest: who won?

in Contests/LEIPGLO/Literature/Philosophies
The historic "Spoon Family" sign at Feinkost in Leipzig.
The historic "Spoon Family" sign at Feinkost in Leipzig.

“I’m having another sip of tap water. My blindfold mask has fallen, the authors have returned to their word-children and my curiosity has been quenched, as has my quadrilingual спрага, Durst, жажда, thirst.”

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Bridges of (Com)passion built in Leipzig

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Philosophies
Bridge at Karl Heine Canal, Leipzig.
Leipzig canals. Public domain photo

The kids’ own passions were ignited by inspiration in various literary and photographic genres, to form a fair, fresh, private philosophy of Leipzig oneness.

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