Fifth edition of the Queer Poetry Nights at 30 june 2019.
Unwanted Words is a platform in Rotterdam for new up & coming queer voices. We organize a monthly series of Queer Poetry Nights to create a safe space for queer expression and encourage all queer voices to take the mic and share their literary work.
Most forms of literary expression are allowed, such as spoken word, poetry, op-eds, drama, performances, as long as the speakers commit to comply with the 10 minute maximum allocated time per person.
Our new home is the Tender Center Rotterdam. Tender Center is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or venue for queer events in Rotterdam.
After the line-up, we will have some spaces for open mic for writers and performers in the audience who feel inspired to share their work.
It is important to mention that we encourage freedom of speech and all forms of expression are allowed. However, we want to keep a safe space where both the speakers and the audience feel at home and we feel nurtured and safe. So any forms of hate speech or targeted attacks to a community, group or individual are not allowed.
You can also follow on Instagram to check updates and line-up: @UnwantedWordsProject