Posted in General, Literature scene on 10/28/2010 10:09 am by athena_aziz
10 to 14 Nov 2010 – Mark your diaries!
Cake Theatrical Productions turns 5 and this art experiment is all about celebrating a journey, stirring up new possibilities and capturing moments in the realm of the in-between.
Check out more plus the exciting line-up of events at http://www.caketheatre.com/
The art of living in the in-between is a collaborative art project featuring installation, film, performance, workshops and gigs that uncover the inspirations and fantasies that have catalysed 5 years of works by Cake. Over 5 days, a shophouse is transformed into a hotbed of images, words, sound, strange movement, magnetic encounters and unexpected happenings sometimes way into the night! Wander through the rooms, each flowing and ebbing with exquisite strangeness or come especially for the performance that’ll put the ultra in “ultra Cake mix” or get revitalised in a workshop or hang loose and fancy free at a gig or just come for it all and get a super Cake fix.
Posted in Upcoming Programmes! on 10/26/2010 02:56 pm by athena_aziz
Making It New: Four Young Poets on the State of the Art
Saturday, 13 November, 1.00 – 2.30 pm
Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library Building
What does it mean to create “Singapore literature” in the 21st century?
How do local poets taking up the art today locate themselves in relation to their predecessors and to the larger world?
Join four young poets – Grace Chua, Koh Xin Tian, Teng Qian Xi and Zhuang Yusa – as they tackle these and other vital questions while relating their thoughts to their own poetic practice. The event, facilitated by Nicholas Liu, will include readings of poems by each of the writers, a panel discussion and a Q&A session.
This session is in collaboration with the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS).
As places are limited, please register at http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg ‘Singapore’. Alternatively, email Athena_AZIZ@nlb.gov.sg your name and contact details with the email header ‘Making It New.’
About the Facilitator and Poets
Nicholas Liu, a graduate of the National University of Singapore, has his poems published or are forthcoming in magazines including QLRS, nthposition, Stand Magazine, and Poetry Review (UK). He edited two issues of the NUS Literary Society’s literary review, Argot, and is currently editing the anthology Storm Glass: Singapore Poets Before Their First Books.
Grace Chua is a journalist with The Straits Times. She holds a B.A. in Literature and psychology from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in science writing from MIT. Her poems have been published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore (QLRS) and the anthology From Boys To Men. Her first collection of poetry, ‘The Stamp Collector’s Wife’ (FirstFruits publications), was published earlier this year.
Koh Xin Tian was chairman of the NUS Literary Society from 2007–2008. Her writing has appeared in The Smoking Poet, Theatrex Asia and Softblow. She won second prize in the SPH-NAC Golden Point Award for poetry in 2009.
Teng Qian Xi’s first collection, ‘They hear salt crystallising’, was published by Firstfruits Publications in 2010. Her poems have appeared in QLRS, the Tangent, Argot, Softblow, BigO, Slope, on the London Underground, among others. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in comparative literature.
Zhuang Yusa lives in Singapore. His poetry has been published in Asia Writes, Sargasso, The Toronto Quarterly, Ganymede, The Los Angeles Review, Softblow, nthposition and elsewhere. He is a founding editor of Walnut Literary Review (www.walnutliteraryreview.net).