Smack in the middle of Singapore Poetry Writing Month, Spoke & Bird #9 bring you a double whammy of poetic awesomeness, featuring for the first time not one but TWO epic local poets & black cat owners: JENNIFER CHAMPION and SHIVRAM GOPINATH. Veterans of the poetry/spoken word scene since the early 2010s, these two powerhouses, each with their own unique style, will bring you an absolutely unmissable, unforgettable night.
And of course, once again we have 14 poetry open mic spots up for grabs. Ask for a slot by commenting on our wall below! Priority will be given to first-time performers. And let us know if you can't make it for whatever reason so we can let as many folks on the mic as possible.
Jennifer Anne Champion is a writer and performance poet from Singapore. She serves as multimedia editor at poetry.sg with the young artist collective Image-Symbol Department. She also teaches slam poetry and creative writing in schools in collaboration with organisations such as Word Forward, the National Arts Council and the Ministry of Education. Jennifer co-edited the anthology SingPoWriMo and released her first chapbook, A History of Clocks, in 2015. Her latest poetry collection is Caterwaul (2016).
Shivram Gopinath is a writer and spoken word performer. His work has been heard at the Singapore Writers Festival, Singapore Heritage Fest, Spore Art Salon, Lit Up Festival and numerous dingy bars. A proud member of the PAP (Party Action People), a rolling poetry troupe, he is also the 2014 and 2015 Singapore National Poetry Slam Champion.
VENUE: Molly Malone's Irish Pub
ADDRESS: 56 Circular Road, Singapore 049411
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
14 Apr 2018, 8pm–11pm