Reflecting on Love and Laughter: Prelude to the National Poetry Festival


National Poetry Festival presents 'Reflecting on Love and Laughter'

Here is the line up to the event:

1630-1700 Opening Act: A Spotlight on Comic Poetry Featuring spoken word artists Kok Wei Liang, Benjamin Chow, and a surprise reader.

1700-1730 Twin Cinema by SingPoWriMo
The twin cinema is a poetic form where the poem is displayed in two columns. Each column may be read vertically by itself, or the whole poem horizontally as a whole. Yeow Kai Chai named the form after the 2005 album of the same name by the Canadian indie rock band The New Pornographers. For the first time, experience multiple twin cinema and variants performed as they appear on the page - with two readers preserving the overlaps, juxtapositions, and resonances that are unique to the form.
Readers include Jennifer Anne Champion, Janice Heng, and David Wong.

1730-1830 SWF POP #12 @ National Poetry Festival: Poets take on the Crazy, Messy Thing called Love
American jazz musician Don Byas says: “You call it madness, but I call it love.” Four speakers unravel the eternal human condition in a not-to-be-missed reading session presented by SWF POP for the National Poetry Festival. This is part of a year-round, pop-up series organised by the Singapore Writers Festival, whose theme this year is ‘Sayang’.

Follow this Space for our Upcoming NPF Event:

The National Poetry Festival (NPF) offers a multilingual, multicultural, multi-generational platform for poets and poetry enthusiasts to appreciate the art of poetry in Singapore. It will run from 29th - 31st of July 2016 at the National Heritage Board’s National Museum, LASALLE College of the Arts with pre-NPF events at the National Library, NUS UTown, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay. The festival includes keynote addresses, workshops, a symposium and readings by both established and emerging poets.

  • The event description was updated. Diff#177694 2016-07-06 13:09:39
Sat Jul 9, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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