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I have been trying to begin the writing process for my blog for years now (I call myself a professional procrastinator; but that’s food for another post). So now – after being asked to do so for someone else’s blog – I decided that it was time to just do it. This means that there

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All about inclusion and freedom of expression, we had a great Open Mic on June 16th with a lot of new and polished old gems to be enjoyed. We had stand-up, Albanian poetry, duets, Acapella, some German songs,some Linda Ronstadt covers and much more. Unfortunately I have not had the time to write a proper

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Very rarely these days do I get to chill out over a beer or two with the ever busy Ian Cox, unless it is footie related (him being a Everton and me a Derby County fan) and at Killiwilly. Last night we had a few bevies at Gingkobaum at Buddehaus and shot the breeze as a

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 by April Fonti Last night an appreciative audience enjoyed the first in the Artists-on-Artists series by Leipzig Writers. The musicians Canadian Christijan and German Anne are both singer-songwriters and the pair performed a mixture of folk and country songs on guitar and banjo. Both performers are strong and there was a very gentle, natural feel to

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I have lived in Leipzig since late October 2015 and in this big and also small city I have felt the urge to mingle and meet every corner of this wonderful place. This brought me to meet people from very different backgrounds and stories. At the beginning, I felt alone but then I realized that

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Every culture has a history, but it is often the personal that grips us. picture copyright Stewart Tunnicliff This was the theme through the event, and our appreciative audience added to that by their avid interest in our stories and ourselves. On a night with many events our host Maike created a cosy atmosphere to

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Be careful what you ask for some say, I predicted that 2015 would be a year for change, and a lot more. It has been an amazing ride, some very low lows and some high flying highs. Personally I have deveopled probably the most creatively since my early art studio years. And the e.V. despite some internal

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One for firsts – first reading to kids for Stewart Tunnicliff first reading for Peggy Spitzner first reading of her short story for Marjon Borsboom first event at Gohliser Wannebad first Jackanory event (kids readings) for Leipzig Writers e.V. first impressions by our newbie photographer Olivia Mang

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Excuse me dear readers if this is a bit of a polemic but I will start with words from a great mind – “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties” *Erich Fromm* One of those certainties is that the way mental illness is dealt with by the individual and society currently is neither healthy