AKIMBO is a recurring curated event for performers thinking and making through a poetic lens. It is a living, breathing essay on poetics and related practices.

Date: Sunday, August 6th Time: 7pm

Who: Winifred Wong, Iris Appelquist, Marina Reza

Door fee: suggested donation of 5-10 Euros based on feasibility

Mark your calendars, friends, we’d love to see ya there 🌱


Marina Reza is a poet, singer-songwriter & people-watcher whose confessional works embrace dailiness in incisive and surprising ways. Her work is featured in New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims Anthology (Red Hen Press), SAND Journal, Bone Bouquet & elsewhere. Born in Dhaka & raised in New York City, she has worked at mental health nonprofits, in editorial book publishing & is based in Berlin as a freelance writer & helps organize Berlin Spoken Word.

Iris Appelquist has been writing and performing poetry in the American Midwest for twenty years. Her current work endeavors to create a liminal space in which the author and reader share discovery. Exploring the theme of duality (sex, joy/grief, hope/despair, experience/dream) with humor and absurdity, Appelquist’s poetry digs out a niche for itself.

Winifred Wong is a Berlin-based multidisciplinary writer, performer, and poet. She was born and raised in Singapore and is of Hakka descent. She has been published in literary journals across Berlin and Singapore like SAND Journal and SingPoWriMo, and has written for arts institutions such as Esplanade Theatres.