OPEN WOR:L:DS – Spoken Word, Open Mic

On Thursday, 3rd December 2009 at 9 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin invites to an international poetic tussle at LIFELINES #2 Nuruddin Farah. What literary paths do young Somali wordsmiths follow at home or in the diaspora? Are there connections with the rhythmic poetry tradition which Somalia is so renowned for? What spaces or worlds of words are generated in the creative encounter with Berlin’s poetry scene?

Let’s find out: Dec 3, 2009, 9 pm: Spoken Word Performances by Warsan Shire and Kinsi Abdulleh, followed by an Open Mic Session for poets from the audience.

A unique night for, by and with poetry lovers. A warm welcome to all wordsmiths to perform at the Open Mic: Optional registration at ed.wkh@regeaj.anna, spontaneous decisions are also welcome!

Your hosts are: Tanja Dückers and Jan Kage aka Yaneq

Born in 1989 in Somalia, prizewinning poet, social critic and performance poet Warsan Shire won several international Poetry Awards. She lives in London.

The artist, performer and curator Kinsi Abdulleh was born in Somalia and lives in London. Her unique work combines stories, objects found in archives and daily life with photographic imagery, textiles, audio and film, using both space and language.

Tanja Dückers writes for various newspapers and magazines. Her publications include novels, radio plays, stories, poems and essays.

Rapper, singer, spoken word performer, journalist, write rand actor, Jan Kage released his solo album “Widersprüche” in 2006.

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