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April 13: “Chicks on Swing” – KrystallPalast Variete #Leipzig

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"Chicks on Swing" (http://www.krystallpalast.de/)

Auf Deutsch: “Lassen Sie sich von dem Alltag entführen und erleben Sie einen berauschenden Abend mit den Chicks on Swing! Sie sind echte Ladies und begeistern durch Charme, Witz und Leichtigkeit. Getrieben von der Sehnsucht, aus ihrem alltäglichen Leben etwas Außergewöhnliches zu machen, fanden drei faszinierende Frauen aus drei Nationen zueinander. Zusammen suchten sie nach…

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Meeting the elusive Pam de Bahr

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Pam de Bahr and some new acquaintances made at Stadtteilexpeditionen on Eisenbahnstr.

Last Saturday, Leipzig-based American artist Maeshelle West-Davies invited me to meet up with her on Eisenbahnstraße. She was touring the neighborhood as part of Leipzig Stadtteilexpeditionen, headed by Diana Wesser. In it, people join up in groups to go around and get to know the different communities in Leipzig, one at a time, talking to locals at stands and…

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My funnest open mic experience in Leipzig and the Pushkin-inspired poem I read

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig/Philosophies
Poetry and prose

This past Friday marked the first time in five years (since I moved to Europe) that I read one of my poems in public. It was at the open mic at Poniatowski, a very successful evening that stretched long after magnetic, dynamic emcees Jolanta and Kapuczino left the stage. A few of us stayed on…

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Poniatowski open mic welcomes diverse languages and styles

in Arts/Philosophies
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

“Our Open Mic is an event that takes place at regular intervals at Leipzig venues. It gives everyone the chance to hit the stage – just tag along to read your poetry and stories or perform your music live. And of course you can perform other people’s work as well. “Come join us! “You will…

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Random poetry I wrote on my phone

in Arts/Philosophies/Poetry
Poetry and prose

They usually come to me in dark but hopeful days. I just open up an app on my phone and write them while lying in bed or hanging out somewhere in Leipzig. Don’t expect a masterpiece or anything. Here are two. For Leipzig you didn’t judge her when she came back to you tail between…

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ThrowBack Poetry: “Bohemian lover” and falling in love with Wilmington during my crazy mid-20s

in Dating/Philosophies
Where to find your next date in Leipzig.

I’ve just found this poem I wrote circa 2010. I’ve come across it fittingly at the moment I’ve begun falling in love with another city that’s a haven for Bohemians and all kinds of creative and free spirits. Leipzig may be the “new Berlin,” but can it become my new Wilmington (North Carolina), in a mode adapted…

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