WORKSHOP: Write yourself into a Poem (with Melizarani T Selva)

Description
This three-hour performance poetry workshop will focus on the self, identity and our place in this world.

First Hour:
Participants will be given writing exercises to prompt the discovery of their individual voice and thought process, at this point in time. This will also serve as an introduction to new contemporary poets around the world, through a variety of reading material.

Second Hour:
Participants will learn the art of editing and developing a poem for the stage. This segment will guide poets to play with sentence structure, sounds and their own strengths.

Third Hour:
Participants will be guided on how to be stage ready. This will comprise of warm-up and breathing exercises, choosing your poems as well as positioning your stage self.

All participants must bring their own writing tools. .


MELIZARANI T.SELVA is a spoken word poet, journalist and poetry educator based in Kuala Lumpur. Having represented Malaysia in the International Literature Showcase in Norwich, she has also performed in six countries with notable performances at TEDxGateway in Mumbai and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Her first book titled ‘Taboo’ (2015) made Top 10 Best-Seller List on Malaysia’s No.1 Online Bookstore (MPH). To date, her poems have been translated in French by Éditions Jentayu and in Bahasa Malaysia by Malaysia’s National Institute of Language and Literature. Presently, she is the founder and showrunner of Kuala Lumpur's monthly spoken word poetry open mic, ’If Walls Could Talk’, a bilingual poetry slam,‘Slamokrasi’ and teaches performance poetry at international and national schools.
Sat Oct 21, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM MYT
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Tickets
Workshop Early Bird Ticket RM85.00
Workshop Ticket RM95.00

On sale until Oct 20, 2017, 11:20:00 PM

Venue Address
38, Upper China Street, off Carpenter Street, Kuching Malaysia
Directions
Enter Carpenter Street from the junction next to the General Post office and opposite the Old Courthouse. Upper China Street is the first right turn after Walkway Bistro, and the first shop on the left.
Organizer
Wordsmiths of Kuching (WoK)
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