Poeting Queer History – Open Call
Upcoming Event

Poeting Queer History x Unwanted Words

May 24, 2024


Unwanted Words is very excited to announce that we’ll be hosting the first edition of the Poeting Queer History series at Pakhuis Zwijger on Friday 24 May.

πŸŽ™οΈ The evening will kick off with a short lecture by a queer historian, followed by four performances highlighting the queer history of Amsterdam. We’ll conclude with an interactive Queer & Answer session featuring our performers and the historian. And we want YOU to be a part of it!

πŸ“œ Showcasing the theme ✨Queer Amsterdam History✨ in its broadest form, you need to choose a historical figure or event, explore the myth in your own way, delve into your personal queer journey, or celebrate our collective queer legacy. This isn’t your typical classroom assignment – get ready to let your creativity shine!

🫑 We’re looking for 4 poets to grace our stage! Submissions are open via the “Sign up here” button until 14 April.


    • 1. Each performer will have 10-15 minutes to showcase their magic

    • 2. You don’t need to provide us with a finished piece during the application process, but be prepared to perform something based on the theme if you are selected

    • 3. To get a good understanding of what you can do, we kindly request you send us some examples of your work. This can be in whatever format you prefer: text, audio, video, published or not.

    • 4. In addition to that, a link to your social media may help us (and you) make a better-informed decision.

    • 5. Whether or not we decide to ask you to perform, you will hear back from us via email by 21 April.

Don’t want to perform? No worries! Look out for future posts on how you can attend!

Don’t miss the chance to share your voice and celebrate Queer History with us! πŸŽ‰