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Poetry Workshop: Write yourself to a poem

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The Violet Flame KL

7 Jalan Riong

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 59100

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WRITE YOURSELF INTO A POEM by
Melizarani T. Selva

Workshop Outline :
Date: Sept 24 (Sunday), 3pm to 6pm

Prices:
Online: RM128.13
At the door: RM155



This three-hour performance poetry workshop will focus on the self, identity and our place in this world. Participants will be guided through a series of writing and performance exercises to develop “self-portrait” poems based on their life experiences and the artworks of Lupe Parada.

First Hour:
Participants will be given writing exercises to prompt the discovery of their individual voice and thought process, at this point in time. This will also serve as an introduction to new contemporary poets around the world, through a variety of reading material.

Second Hour:
Participants will learn the art of editing and developing a poem for the stage. This segment will guide poets to play with sentence structure, sounds and their own strengths.

Third Hour:
Participants will be guided on how to be stage ready. This will comprise of warm-up and breathing exercises, choosing your poems as well as positioning your stage self.

All participants must bring their own writing utensils.

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Poet’s Profile:

MELIZARANI T.SELVA is a spoken word poet, journalist and poetry educator based in Kuala Lumpur. Having represented Malaysia in the International Literature Showcase in Norwich, she has also performed in six countries with notable performances at TEDxGateway in Mumbai and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Her first book titled ‘Taboo’ (2015) made Top 10 Best-Seller List on Malaysia’s No.1 Online Bookstore (MPH). To date, her poems have been translated in French by Éditions Jentayu and in Bahasa Malaysia by Malaysia’s National Institute of Language and Literature. Presently, she is the founder and showrunner of Kuala Lumpur's monthly spoken word poetry open mic, ’If Walls Could Talk’, a bilingual poetry slam,‘Slamokrasi’ and teaches performance poetry at international and national schools.

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The Violet Flame KL

7 Jalan Riong

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 59100

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