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Eurydice: love, obsession, loss, and reconnecting

in Literature/Theater/What's on
The river Lethe.
The river Lethe. Photo by Marko Zoranovic, public domain.

English Theatre Leipzig is staging a new play, Eurydice, at Neues Schauspiel Leipzig. Starting with the premiere on Thursday, September 5th, there will be 5 shows, so everyone will have an opportunity to see it. We had a chance to chat with the play’s director, Julia Kragh, to find out what to expect.

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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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3 existential poems: tourist, victim, phoenix

in Philosophies/Poetry
existential poems
Urban art. Public domain photo.

If taken together and interpreted a certain way, these poems may paint the picture of an individual who is discovering that depending on external validation is a dead-end; the small moments and aspects of ourselves we learn to treasure are what matters.

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Cocktail Open Mic: I’m only human

in Culture / Entertainment/LEIPGLO/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig
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    Peter Seaton-Clark hosting our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Audience members at our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Leipzig Opera's Eliza Rudnicka headlined our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Leipzig Opera's Michael Chu headlined our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Public and performers mingling at Stan's bar at our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Maximilian Georg playing the sax at our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)

IN ONE WEEK! Let’s raise our glasses to friendship, creativity, inclusion, the “imperfections” we embrace. Maybe sing or recite. As always, hanging out and having a good time is the most important part at our Cocktail Open Mic.

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Luxembourg: a poetic time capsule

in Poetry/Travel

Luxembourg, 1979 – from the pen and perspective of an Australasian poet, in English & auf Deutsch.

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Cavafy: the lighthouse of Alexandria

in Poetry
Old lighthouse. (Photo: public domain)
Old lighthouse. (Photo: public domain)

If you still haven’t had the chance to encounter C.P. Cavafy during your literary adventures, maybe you will be happy to let this lighthouse of Alexandria guide you through centuries of Greek history – and timeless insights into the human condition.

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