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Pooja Nansi

 

ABOUT

Pooja Nansi is the author of two collections of poetry. Her key performance work includes her one-woman show, You Are Here which explores issues of migration through personal family histories. She also wrote and performed Thick Beats for Good Girls with Checkpoint Theatre which opened in April 2018 and explored the intersections between feminism, identity and Hip Hop. She was a recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2016. She is also the co-founder of Other Tongues, a literary festival of minority voice. She teaches creative writing at Nanyang Technological University and is the current festival director of the Singapore Writers Festival.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2014 – Love Is An Empty Barstool (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2014)

  • 2014 – Local Anaesthetic: A Painless Approach to Singaporean Poetry (Eds. Pooja Nansi, Erin Woodford. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2014)

  • 2014 – SingPoWriMo: The Anthology (Eds. Ann Ang, Joshua Ip, Pooja Nansi. Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2014)

  • 2007 – Stiletto Scars (Singapore: Word Forward, 2007)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2017-18 – Youth Poet Ambassador

  • 2016 – NAC Young Artist Award recipient

WORKSHOPS BY POOJA NANSI

READING SOCIAL MESSAGES IN POETRY
For: lower sec, upper sec; min. 10 pax
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single session
Description: Participants can look forward to engaging with poems on the basis of their social messages and partake in a discussion around how the poems inform, and are informed by their own lived experiences. Participants do not have to be necessarily acquainted with poetry, or have to be studying literature at all; participants from the NA and NT streams are preferred, with possible adjustments made for Express stream students.
Learning Outcomes: understand how an art form can contain coded messages about class, race, and gender; learn how to discern an author's attitudes towards society from poetry

TACKLING BODY IMAGE IN POETRY
For: 
all female students; min. 10 pax
Availability:  2 / 3 hours per session; single session
Description: This workshop designed only for female students posits poetry as a vehicle through which young women can examine issues of confidence, belonging and self acceptance. Some of the issues examined will be body positivity and challenging beauty standards. Participants can expect to reading exercises as well as opportunities to write their own poems.
Learning Outcomes: learn how to analyse and talk about sensitive issues evident in poetry in a safe, protected environment; learn how to take personal issues and weld them into new creative pieces

USING SINGAPOREAN POETRY IN YOUR CLASSROOM
For: all teachers; min. 5 pax
Availability:  2 / 3 hours per session; single session
Description: With more than 10 years of experience teaching across all levels, designing curriculums and being an HOD, this exclusive workshop for teachers is designed to help them understand more about incorporating Singaporean poetry into their classrooms. Teachers can expect to work with their existing curriculums and specific assessment needs to provide brand new experiences for their students.
Learning Outcomes: address current teaching strategies and learn how to improve on them; learn how existing classroom material can be complemented by Singaporean poetry in new and stimulating ways

 

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