Thursday 14 November 2019 2019

Brooklyn poet Aja Monet is coming back to The Netherlands for a poetry workshop on Thursday October 14th at PAARD, to surprise us again with her breathtaking poetry.

This workshop is an exploration of the power of metaphor and simile in our every day lives, and how language shapes and arranges our world, as well as our ability to imagine a new one.
Join Aja Monet for an intimate and holistic poetry workshop where we will create new work and share what is discovered with one another. You don’t have to write poetry to be a poet, however all poets see the power of poetics in everyday life. Let’s celebrate the human search for meaning and encourage the strength of our inner voice.

With a ticket to this workshop you have free access to visit poetry event Woorden Worden Zinnen, which starts after the workshop.


  • Kleine Zaal
  • 17:00
  • 17:00

Aja Monet is a Caribbean American poet. Her poems are wise, lyrical, and courageous. Monet won the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title and has been internationally recognized for combining her spellbound voice and vivid poetic imagery on stage. In 2018, Monet’s first full collection of poetry, My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. She was a featured speaker at TEDWomen 2018 for her meaningful work in South Florida with Smoke Signals Studio.