even more new things!
it's going to be a chaotic next few months but I'm going one month at a time:
1. I'll be reading at LaSalle on Wed 27 Sep from 730-9pm, together with Amanda Chong, Cyril Wong, Marc Nair, and LaSalle's own Chris Mooney-Singh and Darryl Whetter. If you're in the area, drop by! Event page isn't up yet, but I'll keep you posted when it happens - its usually at the LaSalle Library.
2. Sing Lit Body Slam 6 and 7 Oct. This is the biggest thing Sing Lit Station has done since its inception - put poets together with wrestlers for a mindblowing hybrid event. Pairs of poets will be waging lyrical warfare with each other across the ring, while pairs of wrestlers, each representing a poet as their avatar, do actual combat via the art of pro wrestling. Think of it as an extra exciting form of physical theatre married with words - or as a very literary style of commentating on a wrestling match.
The first night is $30, and the second "Fundraiser Night" is $90. What do you get for the 2nd night for paying 3x the price? Well, it's really a big push to fill Sing Lit Station's annual budget, so all ticket sales for the 2nd night will be tax-deductible at a special 250% rate (at peak tax rates, that's basically $40 of value!) You'll also get two complimentary alcoholic drinks, and there'll be poets bashing out typewriter poetry at the side which you can bring home and keep! But think of it first and foremost as a charitable donation. Please come sappork!!!
More is coming soon:
October is AJAR Festival in Vietnam, APWT in Indonesia, LAF-SLS Translation Retreat in Malaysia, the twin launch of Twin Cities in HK Int' Lit Fest and SWF, a Ten Stories Below installation at Singapore: Inside Out in Sydney, poetry.sg expanding into Malay, launching a new Southeast Asian Prize at SWF, new writing groups reading at the festival bookstore, a pedagogical songs project (Stories We Sing) being presented at SWF, a few random SWF panels, and my own 4th collection of poetry being launched (!!!!).
after that i'm going to collapse and die.
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