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Literary Parlor: Sabbagh’s poetry and prose personas

in Literature/Philosophies
Architecture in Lebanon, public domain photo

We talk to the brilliant author and literary scholar Omar Sabbagh, London-born of Lebanese parents, currently working as Associate Professor at the American University in Dubai. He moves in between the worlds of writing academic papers, poetry and prose.

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Performers get more daring at Cocktail Open Mic

in Lifestyle/My Leipzig/What's on
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    Mama Ulita at Cocktail Open Mic Vol. 9. Photo: George O'Connor
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    Mama Ulita at Cocktail Open Mic Vol. 9. Photo: George O'Connor

Continuing a current trend at our Cocktail Open Mic, the September evening’s headliner was German burlesque queen Mama Ulita; she enchanted the audience like a snake charmer and will bring reinforcements for the November 8th edition. 

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Singing and stripping at Cocktail Open Mic

in LeipGlo Pages/My Leipzig/Stage/What's on
Singing at the open mic is irresistible
LeipGlo Editor-in-Chief Ana Ribeiro and the Cocktail Open Mic host, British voice actor Peter Seaton-Clark. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)

You never know what you’re gonna get when you come to our open mic – except for surely being empowered and entertained with the diverse, open-minded talent that shows up.

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1003 Nights: Leipzig dreamed in Ukrainian

in History/LEIPGLO/Literature/Society
Dreamy Ukrainian poem wins 1003 Nights contest. (Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro)
Dreamy Ukrainian poem wins 1003 Nights contest. (Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro)

“I have never been to Germany, and saw Leipzig only in photos or in dreams. In this poem, I wanted to depict a Leipzig of the past, a place in a time long gone.” (1003 Nights literary contest winner – poetry)

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Cocktail Open Mic: I’m only human

in Culture / Entertainment/LEIPGLO/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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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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