SORRY WE’RE OPEN: Warrior Poets present: Poetry and spoken word performance + B2B DJ set

Friday, 23.09.2016
20:00h until late at The F Word Festival @ OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134, Amsterdam  Suggested donation: 7€
After the writing and performing workshop with Elli and Samira in the afternoon, they will perform poetry and spoken word at the opening party of The F Word Festival at OCCII.

After sharing their poetic flows live on stage, Elli and Samira will be joined by Lise Vanderpiete and Gia Abrassart of the Warrior Poets collective for a B2B2B DJ set with the Boogiewomen Crew!

Elisabeth Severino Fernandes
was born in Madrid to a Portuguese mother and Dominican father, but grew up in Belgium. Elli is the host and godmother of the notorious Mama’s Open Mic sessions and Grab the Mic stage in Antwerp. Next to organizing, teaching and coaching young talent, she’s a versatile performer and a dedicated social worker in Molenbeek Brussels. Her poetry is an electric blend of her rhythmic Portuguese-Spanish mother tongue, her rebellious spirit and contagious sense of humor.

Samira Saleh
is a badass upcoming poet from the Antwerp scene that translates personal feelings and experiences into slam poetry. Her poetry touches on serious issues but keeps a humorous edge without losing its message. She was part of the Slam 't Stad poetry tournament and performed for different projects all over the country, such as the Female Takeover in a Man's World show, the 44th Women’s Day, Stand & Deliver, Nuff Said and Jazz n' Words.

Warrior Poets
This workshop is organized in collaboration with the Warrior Poets, a Brussels-based collective fueled by litanies for survival. The collective creates open spaces where personal narratives can be shared through poetry and spoken word performances, lectures, music and healing discussions; focusing on decolonizing knowledge and raising intersectional consciousness.

* * * The program of The F Word Fest's opening party holds more music, bands, DJs, dancing and fun - come on by! * * *
* * * This is a collaboration between Sorry We're Open and our dear friends of The F Word Festival. * * *

The F Word
is a fantastic feminist festival hosted each year at De Binnenpret. 2 days and 2 nights of workshops, discussion, bands, DJ's, art and all of this in a super relaxed feminist fashion! This year The F Word Festival takes place on Friday 23 September and Saturday 24 September.

De Binnenpret
is a cultural complex in the Schinkelbuurt. 19th century draw horse stables were squatted in 1984. A legalized squat since 1989, De Binnenpret today hosts diverse political and cultural initiatives, such as Teatro Munganga, the concert hall OCCII, or the people's kitchen MKZ.