Louder than the Room: An Introduction to Spoken Word

Veteran poetry slammer and performance poet Marc Nair takes participants through the basics of what makes a successful slam poem; from the use of imagery, characterisation and poetic voice in writing to transforming the poem into something stage-worthy. Along the way, Marc will be sharing his own poems, which run the gamut in subject matter; from beards to American television to pan-Asians.

A note to Kuching (budding) spoken word artists:
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with Marc and ask the questions you want to ask about writing, publishing, performing, traveling, or even about how to maintain a beard!

About Marc Nair:
Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore. He has published six volumes of poetry and has been featured in numerous anthologies both print and online.

A seasoned poetry slammer, he has performed spoken word for over ten years in more than ten countries and has represented Singapore in international competitions. He is also a founding member of local spoken word troupe, Party Action People.

Marc was the 2015 Writer-In-Residence at Gardens by the Bay. A former teacher, Marc enjoys teaching creative writing and photography classes in schools and institutions.

Marc is also a musician who sets his poems to music. To date, he has released two spoken word albums with his band, Neon and Wonder. He also collaborates with well-known Singapore musicians such as Bani Haykal, weish and Tim De Cotta.

He is the co-founder and principal photographer of Mackerel, a culture magazine.
Event Timeline
Sun Jul 24, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM MYT
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Workshop 75.00 MYR
Venue Address
38, off Upper China Street, Carpenter Street Malaysia
Wordsmiths of Kuching