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.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.
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 III: AN EVENING OF SPOKEN WORD
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
Admission RM5 at the door
SPOKEN WORD AT THE FOOD FOUNDRY
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.
For more information on any of the events above, email us or call British Council 2723 7931/7988