The Power of Poetry - Sat 4 Nov 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Programme cost: $50.00
Please sign up via the link below.

Saturday 4 Nov, 1.00pm to 2.30pm

Who is this workshop for?
Everyone. We welcome both actors and non-actors with an interest in the art of poetry writing/performance.
This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds.
Minimum age for admission is 13 and above.


About this workshop

How have poets engaged with their personal history, and rendered particular experiences through verse? How do trauma, testimony and longing find a voice through lyric and narrative? In this workshop, participants discover how poetry may offer a powerful means of healing, in excavating buried emotions and expressing them in crafted language. Indeed, the truth of experience may articulate itself through captivating image and sound. How does one also gain empathy through such art creation? The new poetic form, the anima methodi, will be introduced, with the search for contributions for an upcoming anthology. In looking to the lessons of the past, this workshop investigates how contemporary poets might at once celebrate the personal and voice the concerns of the present.


Eric Valles

Eric Tinsay VALLES draws inspiration from all the places that he has called home. He has published the poetry collections A World in Transit and After the Fall: dirges among ruins (shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize) as well as co-edited Get Lucky: An Anthology of Singapore and Philippine Writings and Sg Poems 2015-2016. His poetry has been featured in Southeast Asian Review of English, Routledge’s New Writing and other journals. He has won a Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing prize. He has been invited to read poetry or commentaries at Baylor, Melbourne and Oxford Universities as well as the Kistrech Poetry Festival. He is a director of the National Poetry Festival.

Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity
89A Desker Road
Singapore 209611

MRT: Jalan Besar (Blue Line) or Farrer Park (Purple Line)
Enquiries Tel: 9166 2390

Sat Nov 4, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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