Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A Poetry Double!

British Council is flying in not just one but two top UK poets this month.

The first is Jacob Sam-La Rose - poet, writer, playwright, performer and educator - in town from 7-11 March.

From the British Council:
Described as “the backbone of the London poetry scene", Jacob worked alongside Roger Robinson (here just last month and read at Night of the Living Text) and Malika Booker (who was in Malaysia last November and performed at Wayang Kata II), to help establish Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, an adult writing workshop and community.Poetry is back on the menu as we welcome British poet and writer, Jacob Sam-La Rose, to perform and conduct workshops in Klang Valley from 7 to 11 March.

A former Poet-in-Residence at BBC London, he has taught creative writing internationally, and has facilitated and taught workshops and extended projects through institutions such as the National Theatre, the Arvon Foundation, Spread the Word, the Roundhouse, the Barbican, as well as a range of schools across England.

Jacob is also the Artistic Director of an annual teenage poetry SLAM project that works across London schools. Check out Jacob’s website and note the dates below to catch him performing alongside Malaysian poets!

Wayang Kata returns with a fresh line up to include Jacob Sam-La Rose alongside several Malaysian writers and poets..

Jointly presented with the Troubagangers, this event has grown in popularity with fans of spoken word and newbies to the local poetry scene. Come and be converted!

Date 7 March 2007
Venue No Black Tie, 17 Jalan Mesui off Jalan Nagasari, KL
Time 9.00p.m.
Admission RM5 at the door

Enjoy a slice of Food Foundry’s famous ‘Mille Crepe cake’ and show your support for new talent as Jacob and participants of his performance poetry workshop take the stage at the Food Foundry.

Date 10 March 2007
Venue Food Foundry BG-8, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Time 4.00p.m. - 6.00p.m.
Admission Free
The second poet is, of course, Benjamin Zephaniah, who will be here at the end of the month for the KL Litfest. More on him later.

For more information on any of the events above, email us or call British Council 2723 7931/7988


lil ms d said...

wah so may things are happening in march!

Kenny Mah said...

Gosh, and I'm gonna miss quite a few due to my BodyBalance instructor training next week! *groans*

Hope I can make the Wayang Kata III though. Thanks for posting these, Sharon!

bibliobibuli said...

welcome kenny. am a body balance fan too. though haven't been to the gym for a while ...

Kenny Mah said...

That's fantastic! I got into it when I first started going to gym last year, and it suddenly just became a real passion for me. Well, maybe it won't be a lit-event we'll meet up next; perhaps the gym? ;)

lil ms d said...

until launch is over i cant go anywhere. my event planner, the lothario ran off to brunei to mengandam some woman!!! ARGH!

if i am insane enough to write a book next time i will pay people to organise the launch.

have fun you guys!!!

bibliobibuli said...

kenny - you can design a new exercise class called poetry balance