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Pooja Nansi

 

ABOUT

Pooja Nansi is a poet, performer, and experienced educator. She was a recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2016, Singapore's highest accolade for arts practitioners under 35, and is also Singapore's inaugural Youth Poet Ambassador.

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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Book A Writer is Sing Lit Station's workshop-for-schools programme, featuring a roster of Singapore's most important writers at work today. *Do you want to Book A Writer? For enquiries on Pooja Nansi's availability and workshop rates in Sing Lit Station's Book A Writer programme, do fill in the form below. Messages should take no longer than 2-3 days for a reply.

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