Past Event Recap

Queer Poetry Nights #10 Tender Center x Unwanted Words

January 26, 2020

Here’s a recap of what went down at our Queer Poetry Nights #10. Thank you so so much to all the speakers and openmicers who filled the night with so much queer talent.

Also a big thanks to everyone who attended and made this safe queer space happen for all of us to share our words and experiences.

This event was possible thanks to Tender Center Rotterdam for providing a beautiful space for these queer events to happen and for people to connect. We are very grateful that they open their doors for us.

If there’s any feedback on the event or if you want your picture removed, feel free to contact us! Have a lovely week!

Event Details
Date Sunday January 26, 2020
Location Tender Center Rotterdam
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New year, new us, new queers!

We are happy to come back with our series of Queer Poetry Nights after a very needed break to invest in mental health and get some rest to come back full force. And we would love for you to join us in our first event of 2020.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 recurring home is 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.

If you would like to share your texts or perform, please send your application before January 17/01 to the following email:

Send us the following info:

Artistic name (how you would like to be introduced):
Pronouns you’d like us to use when referring to you (he/his, she/her, they/their, other):
Instagram username to tag you in our promo posts:
Preferred form of contact (phone, email):
A brief description of your work (2-5 lines):
A short bio (2-5 lines):
And a picture of you for us to feature it.

Every edition we offer 4-5 spots for the line-up. The line-up for each edition is selected on a first-come, first served basis.If the line-up for that edition is complete, we will let you know and you can choose to still perform in the open mic section or to get a spot in our next edition.

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.FREE ENTRANCE📸 

You can also follow us on Instagram to check our updates and line-up: @UnwantedWordsProject