On Sunday, February 10th, welcome back to our 5th season, where editor Marly Pierre-Louis will cast some magic. Featuring Ellis Bartholomeus, "play alchemist" and author of the new book Apply Play, poetry by Kalib Batta, art by Mario Supa, an essay by astronomer Daniel Michalik on his work in Antarctica, and tarot readings by Iva Berkovic. We can’t wait to see you. Read on for details.
On Sunday, December 9th, welcome back to our 5th season for an evening of “matter” guest edited by writer Lydia Unsworth.
Featuring poetry by Simone Atangana Bekono, a film by artist Reed van Brunschot Ko, music from Anat Spiegel and STASJ, and buttons by Moze Martens. Sera Bonds, the founder of Circle of Health International, a US-based NGO that provides maternal and child healthcare in crisis situations, will also be in conversation with local doula Lievnath Faber.
Printing Plant will host a rare offsite edition of VERSO / that expands on, and intersects with, notions of the “critical mass” and the role of women in art-book publishing.
We are honored to have been selected to participate in Amsterdam’s first and only art book fair! Printing Plant - Art Book Fair is an intimate and bespoke 3-day art-book fair organized by Looiersgracht 60.
We’re bringing VERSO / to De Hallen in Amsterdam West—and just for the occasion, featuring American poet-superstar Megan Fernandes.
What comes after uprising? Join us on Saturday, September 29th for the launch of VERSO’s exciting 5th season — mass.
Featuring music from Iceland’s Skaði and DJ Loma Doom, poetry by Maxime Garcia Diaz, research from Natalie Dixon, film & performance by Ari Snow, fiction by Daniel Cecil, and stick&pokes from artist Michelle Parrott.
VERSO /'s Uprising season has been our best yet, and this June's season finale has some surprises up its sleeve.
Learn how to navigate the wide and amazing world of literary magazines, how to decipher submission guidelines, and why the rejection letter isn’t as bad as it sounds. By the end of the day you will have sent your work off to at least one literary magazine — and have a complete submission ready to send to more.
April's VERSO / honors #therituals. Guest edited by Dean Bowen, featuring Nguyễn Thị Mai, Genevieve Hudson, Neusa Gomes, Frances Welling, and Samira Saidi.
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.
Join novelist and poet Jing-Jing Lee for an evening of poetry from local stars, art and performance.
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.
We can't wait to welcome you there. More...
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.