Past Event Recap

Queer Poetry Nights #12 LGBT Asylum Support x Unwanted Words

December 27, 2020

We are happy to come back with our series of Queer Poetry Nights after a very needed break since the 1st Queer & Feminist Poetry Awards in September. And now we are back with the proper COVID-19 measures through a Zoom event and with a beautiful line-up that will inspire you.Unwanted Words is a platform in Rotterdam for new up & coming queer voices. We organize a series of Queer Poetry Nights to create a safe(r) space for queer expression and encourage all queer voices to take the mic and share their literary work.For this event, we partnered with LGBT Asylum. LGBT Asylum Support is a Dutch NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). They support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers in the Netherlands. They are a link between LGBT refugees and other Dutch organizations to help asylum seekers.📣 Our host this event will be the Ra!nx, who got an honorable mention for Best BIPOC Performance earlier this year.📍


15:45 – Doors open. People can join the Zoom room and hang out, chat for a while, share experiences, etc.
16:00 – Show starts! Our host, the Ra!nx will begin the show and introduce our line-up of queer performers part of the LGBT Asylum Support Network
17:00 – Open mic
17:30-18:00 – Free time to interact.This event is FREE.

🌟 Line-up 🌟
Every edition we offer 4-5 spots for the line-up. Normally, the line-up for each edition is selected on a first-come, first served basis. This event is connected to the “Queer writing, workshops & showcase for LGBTI-refugees” we’ve been working on in the past few weeks. 3 workshop sessions led by Lily Clarisa, poet, author and winner of the Awesome Poet Award.And the line-up will be composed of people who belong to the LGBT Asylum Support Network and took part of this workshops.Here are the performers for this evening:

1. Stigy
2. Happy A.
3. Mikhail Zaikov
4. Liza Astell
5. Lily Clarisa (Workshop teacher)
6. The Ra!nx

Event Details
Date Sunday December 27, 2020