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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Zenaida Peterson

Top national slammer and FEMS curator Zenaida Peterson.

Top national slammer and FEMS curator Zenaida Peterson.

Zenaida is a fire starter, a southern green witch and a queer of color who likes the wind chimes outside her window and giving rocks to people they love. Zenaida has competed in four collegiate and national poetry competitions placing in the top ten each time. Most recently Zenaida was on the House Slam team placing third nationally and is organizing the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam, the first slam tournament for feminine people. Zenaida believes the softness and floral of people is silenced too often. They also believe everything they hear so you shouldn’t lie to them. Zenaida unwrites the lies they’ve been given. Zenaida also unwrites violence, misogyny, racism and their ancestors’ curses.

This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.