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Marc Nair

 

ABOUT

Marc Nair has been, at various points in his life, a teacher, photographer, scriptwriter, voice-over talent, performance poet and cat slave. He has published ten collections of poetry and is a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist Award.

All of the listed workshops by Marc Nair are eligible for subsidy under the NAC-AEP programme. Please submit an inquiry below to find out more.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2016 – Spomenik (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2016)

  • 2016 – This is Not a Safety Barrier (Eds. Marc Nair, Yen Phang. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2016)

  • 2015 – The Poet of Unlove (Singapore: Red Wheelbarrow Books, 2015)

  • 2014 – Animal City (Illus. Vanessa Chan. Singapore: Red Wheelbarrow Books, 2014)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016/2017 – NTU-NAC Writer-in-Residence (National)

  • 2016 – National Arts Council Young Artist Award

  • 2015 – Gardens by the Bay Writer-in-Residence

  • 2007 – PGDE (Dip.) in English Language / Literature, National Institute of Education

WORKSHOPS BY MARC NAIR

ANIMAL CITY
For: 
upper primary; 20 - 35 pax
Availability: 2 hours per session; single session
Description: Based on Marc Nair’s illustrated book of poetry, Animal City, the workshop will explore how to use poetry techniques such as personification and alliteration to create and recite poems.
Learning Outcomes: understand basic poetry techniques, develop empathy through the use of personification, communicate, write & present a poem as a group

INTRODUCTION TO SPOKEN WORD
For: 
all students; 8 - 25 pax
Availability: 3 hours per session; three sessions
Description: After going through an introduction to spoken word, students will be able to understand the difference between written poetry and spoken word. They will also be exposed to a range of forms and styles through a series of writing exercises. They will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic performance skills and eventually perform their original poems both individually and in groups.
Learning Outcomes: understand the basics of poetic devices, practice writing and performing spoken word

PHOTOWRITE
For: 
all students; min. 10 pax
Availability: 3 hours per session; single / multiple sessions
Description: A multi-disciplinary journey of image making; both as a writer and shutterbug. Theoretical and practical applications of connecting photography with writing in different genres.
Learning Outcomes: how to pair two disciplines together; how to produce art informed by both theory and practice.

SPEAKING UP: PERFORMANCE POETRY
For: 
all students; min. 10 pax
Availability: 3 hours per session; single / multiple sessions
Description: An introduction to the fundamental elements of spoken word. What makes it different from poetry found on the page? What does it mean to perform a poem?
Learning Outcomes: what differentiates performance poetry from other forms of poetry; how performance poetry can be used as a tool of social awareness; how performance poetry can be paired with other art forms.

 

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