Slash Gallery
Boomgaardsstraat 71
Sat 4 Apr '20 - Pirate Bay

Postponed: Illuminated Darkness Book Release


NOTE! This event is postponed until further notice, in line with the new Corona Virus regulations.

Lily Clarisa has self-published her second book, Illuminated Darkness, via Brave New Books, which is now available online for purchase at AKO, de Slegte and

This event is a double celebration: a book launch party for Illuminated Darkness, and the author’s 29th birthday!

Illuminated Darkness is divided into three parts; part one is about child abuse, family issues and childhood dreams; part two is about PTSD, depression, domestic violence, love and hatred; part three is about inner peace, therapy, self-love, self-help and the healing powers of nature.

There will be food, raffle prizes, Illuminated Darkness merch, a short presentation from Lily’s poet friends, live music and much more; come one, come all!

*“my demons cuffed me
to my past;
they love me
vulnerable & scared,
but light
beams within
with the sway
of tall trees,
from chirping parakeets,
from cacti dancing free;
my light beams
up to Mother Moon,
from the light of souls
who have loved
& continue to love me

*so I told myself upon writing this book

I will illuminate my darkness
and that
will set me free”

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Lost Love Poems is available for purchase via Bol:
Lost Love Poems is available for purchase via Amazon:

About Lily Clarissa:
By day Lily Clarisa is an Aruban English teacher and by night she is an author, singer-songwriter and poetess. In 2015 she self-published her first poetry book, Lost Love Poems, in which she chronicled her journey from love to heartbreak. A performer of the arts, she has been known to wander onto stages to recite her work. She has performed at Kosecha Kultural in Curaçao, at Unwanted Words and Caribbean Ancestry Club in Rotterdam, and at Basha Foundation’s Poetry Nights on Aruba—to name but a few. Lily has also participated as a storyteller during Aruba’s Children Book Festival 2017, which is organized yearly by Biblioteca Nacional Aruba. Her second poetry collection, Illuminated Darkness is out and available via

You can keep up with Lily Clarisa via IG: @lilyclarisawriter
via FB: @lilyclarisawriter

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