Join Versal, Mezrab, Hivos, MIEL, the Fifth Friday Sisterhood, and Reckoning for an evening of performances to raise funds for the families of human rights defenders imprisoned in Turkey last month.
Our sixth edition this season, "Fault Lines", is edited by Anna Arov and features Esra Dede, Marly Pierre-Louis, Karen Michelsen Castañón, and Anja Hertenberger.
The Amsterdam edition of the global event to "re-inaugurate" our shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy.
The first VERSO / of 2017, "Blood", is guest edited by Nadia de Vries and features Sapphire Matthews, Sam Riviere, Petros Panagiotis & Rachel-Rose O'Leary, and Sophie Collins.
The fourth edition of VERSO /, "Borders", is edited by Versal's own Margarita Osipian and features works from Berlin-based American poet Laressa Dickey, artist Martijn van Boven, and artist Lina Issa.
STATION! Another stunning and border-crossing edition of VERSO /, guest edited by Nikki Dekker and featuring Linda Carolien Veldman, Miriam Rasch, Daan Windhorst, Quinsy Gario and Jane Yeh.
Amsterdam's live literary journal returns on Sunday, 11 September for its third season. Our premiere edition, "Font", is edited by Versal founder Megan M. Garr and features visiting American poet Emily Carr and Amsterdam's own Shailoh Philips and Caroline Kamya.
A supernatural season two finale for VERSO /, Amsterdam's much-beloved lit night.
Featuring visiting US poets Lily Hoang and Laura Mullen, and Amsterdam-based Austrian artist Margret Wibmer. That's right. Lily Hoang, Laura Mullen, and Margret Wibmer. One night, one stage.
The evening is edited by Versal editor and France-based US poet Jennifer K. Dick, and Megan M. Garr will close the night and the season with an epilogue.
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What we will experience, together:
A pre-recorded performance by Bhanu Kapil.
A dance performance by Miri Lee.
A communal sharing with Dania Awin, Donya Ahmadi and others.
Poems and lecture notes by Jane Lewty.
The powers surrounding Iran have changed dramatically over the past years. Political confrontations, armed struggles and proxy wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen have created new opposition to “Iranian hegemony”. With Iran’s recent “nuclear deal” and the Russian intervention in Syria, it is clear that Iran is witnessing a defining moment in its history. A lecture by Ziad Majed, researcher of Middle East Studies and International Relations at the American University of Paris.
An evening of poetry at Schatjes, a new gallery in Amsterdam's Red Light District. The event features performances by five young poets. Free admission! Donations are optional
ROCK STAR MOM, written by Wendy Parnell, illustrated by Rachelle Meyer. Come to the release party on May 8th at Waterstones Booksellers Amsterdam
How should democracies negotiate with terrorists, without destabilizing its political system? What kind of terrorists are more easy to approach? When to start negotiations? Questions like these will be discussed by some experts in this lecture of May. So please join us on May 2nd at 20.00h in the CREA Theaterzaal.
Join us for what many are calling Amsterdam's best literary event!
Our May 1st VERSO /, “Salt”, is curated by Genevieve Hudson, an American writer now based in Amsterdam. In this issue: poetry by Broc Rossell, Jennifer Nelson, and Nadia de Vries and a film screening by Italian scholar, filmmaker, and activist Silvia Radicioni.
Only two more editions are left in our second season, so don't miss out! More...
Ceiling and Slippers.
With the prefix “Glass” in front of both these words do they turn into a statement about women? Fact, Fiction, Myth or Folklore? Are these statements relevant today? Come and listen to storytellers that can shed some light on what this means.
Tijdens deze avond zullen Ghayath Almadhoun en Asmaa Azaizeh voordragen uit hun werk. Tevens zullen de dichters reageren op de volgende vraag: “Kan het woord Palestina in een gedicht genoemd worden zonder dat betekenissen van buitenaf zich opdringen?” Naar aanleiding van de lezingen en voordrachten gaan de dichters na de pauze in gesprek met elkaar en moderator Matthijs Ponte.
"Mémoires Partagées-Shared Memories" is a documentary on the process of remembrance in Rwanda following the Tutsi genocide of 1994.
Russian-born and New York-based poet Eugene Ostashevky will read his poem The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi and Essayist and editor at nY Matthijs de Ridder will read his equally marvelously absurd Dutch translation.
Two days of monologue and dialogue on narrative journalism in a digital age.
This year’s conference will be all about narrative journalism going digital. Journalism is about empathy – about understanding other people.
Lotte Dodion (1987) is dichteres en performer. Ze won heel wat literaire prijzen en verovert stormenderhand zowat poëziepodia in binnen- en buitenland. Ze stond in de finale van het Belgisch én Nederlands Kampioenschap Poetry Slam en bouwde een ijzersterke podiumreputatie op. In Kanonnenvlees verzamelt Lotte Dodion de brokstukken van een eerste schooldag, een laatste kus, een gebroken familie… en transformeert scherven tot schoonheid van de rauwere soort.
Tijdens het International Literature Festival Utrecht - ILFU vult het voormalig Postkantoor op de Neude zich met het beste wat de internationale romankunst te bieden heeft.
House of Poets is een verzamelplek voor alle woordkunstenaars met een eigen verhaal. Bij House of Poets zijn diverse schrijfstijlen toegestaan: poëzie, kort verhaal, statements, slam gedichten of andere vormen van literaire voordracht.
This edition Cinéma Arabe presents some 30 feature films, documentaries and short films. Stories about the aftermath of the Arab revolutions, about migration, about the position of women, but also about the power of music in times of conflict.
Sunday April 17th 2016, Iranian new wave cinema: Buddha collapsed out of shame (2007). In Dari with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm. Free admission.
‘’Objects lie on a table. We live beside them and look at them and then they are on the table then. Objects on a table and the explanation“. Gertrude Stein (Objects lie on a table. A Play)
During the performance, musician and artist Katrin Hahner will perform Gertrude Stein’s text from the play Objects Lie On a Table by spoken word. Stein’s text evokes methods of her cubist circle, breaking language and viewpoint apart to form new compositions, bridging the space between the visual, the musical and the verbal.