Monday, September 04, 2006

Looking for Poets!

Want to try your hand at performance poetry? The British Council is offering a free workshop led by leading performance poet, Francesca Beard. Here's the ad I receieved in my in-box just a few minutes ago. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone you think might be interested.
Francesca Beard is back in Malaysia from 28 to 30 September with Chinese Whispers, a performance that combines love and linguistics limbo dancing into a fun-sized hour of poetic dim-sum. And while she’s in town, Francesca will conduct a workshop for poets! Details below:

Date: 30 September 2006
Time: 3.00 to 5.00pm
Venue: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park
Cost: The workshop is F.O.C but spaces are limited.
Who’s it for?: Poets looking to refine their craft and interested in performing their work to an audience, writers or actors with an interest in spoken word.
What you need to bring to the workshop: Some of your own poetry, an open mind and lots of enthusiasm!

If you’re interested, email us at arts@britishcouncil.org.my with your details (name, age, email and contact number) along with a few choice words about you, the poet, and your writing experience. Closing date: 25 September 2006. For more information about Chinese Whispers, click here.

5 comments:

Ted Mahsun said...

Hehe! What a cute picture of Francesca Beard!

Sharanya Manivannan said...

Would love to go, but her dates here clash with the run of a play I'm in... Will have to check what time we're needed pre-show on the 30th.

Fairul Nizam said...

Sharon, the poem must be in English only?

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Sunitha from the British Council. No, the poems (assuming you mean what you bring to the workshop) do not have to be in English. The workshop, of course, will be, but it's ok if you write in Malay or a different language.

bibliobibuli said...

sunitha - hey, thanks for answering for me so quickly!