Shawn is the kind of person who, when you tell him the theme of your second open mic night will be “Spring Devils,” immediately replies that he’ll show up in devil horns and a tail. What are you up to on Friday the 13th (of April)? Come join us – gimmick or no gimmick!
To get our Cocktail Open Mic series off to a good start on 2 Feb, Leipzig Opera mezzo soprano soloist Wallis Giunta will do something she doesn’t often get the chance to do: sing some country songs for us.
There are stories and poems everywhere, and in everything.
“I rest on the pillow in the grey morning light with the bitter knowledge I have come back to myself but my brother never will.”
Readers – and a couple of leipglo writers – share tales of a New Year’s Eve that fell way short of expectations…
It was learning German, a break from my English-language academic writing, that brought me back to poetry. I found myself on a bus from Berlin to Leipzig writing a very basic-worded break-up poem in German, just for practice. (I will share said poem here once it has been properly proofread.) The next morning, I found by accident some of the posts from my old poetry blog still online. These two moments immediately converged into finally setting up a new forum for creative expression for myself and others. It took only a couple of clicks to set up a new blog. And a couple more clicks to announce it on social media. So here we are.