X-POSTED FROM MY OWN LIVEJOURNAL. Sorry if you are seeing this twice! I thought some of you might be interested - this is the event I'm organising in school, and it is going to be MAD AWESOME. If you're interested, or if you know of anyone in school (your CCA group - CWCs and drama groups especially) who might be interested, drop a comment! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE. It is a worthy
way to spend a Friday night.----------"I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world"
-- Walt Whitman, Song of MyselfHwa Chong ELDDFS' Litwing
presents:YAWP! - YOUNG ADULT WRITERS PERFORM! 2007
2nd March 2007, Friday, 7.30pm
Hwa Chong Institution, LT3
Tickets at $4
All proceeds go to the Bone Marrow Donor Programme
YAWP! is not your average poetry reading.
Forget highbrow - we're here to bring you poetry at its most barbaric and untamed!
And we want you
to be part of this revolutionary event!YAWP!
celebrates the aural, visual and performance aspects of poetry, demonstrating the capacity of literature to come alive in performance. YAWP!
is not only the finals of an exciting nation-wide search for the best young performance poets. It is also a showcase of some of the biggest names in the poetry scene in Singapore. We've also thrown in other acts into the mix, ranging from comedy-music groups to performance-poet-musicians. This is practically a poetry variety show! The judges for the event are Alfian Sa’at, Michael Corbidge and Ng Yi-Sheng. As guest performers and readers, we have The Friendly People, Marc Nair and Bani Haykal and Singapore Literary Prize Winner, Yong Shu Hoong. YAWP!
promises to be a lively and dynamic evening, with the 8 finalists of the competition presenting performances that will take poetry off the page and onto the stage, adding rhythm, visuals and movement that will bring poetry to life. We hope that YAWP!
will bring poetry alive in voice and movement, and remind us all that the voice of poetry is our own voice - that it lives, and sounds, beyond the page, in our hearts, and over the roofs of the world. YAWP!
2007 promises to be a night of great poetic experiences, and we look forward to having you with us! ( For information on ordering ticketsCollapse )
COME! COME! COME! I PROMISE IT WILL BE AWESOME. We were really blown away by the 8 finalists' pieces. And we're all really psyched by the judges and guest performers!
NG YI-SHENG will probably be performing "A Loud Poem to Be Performed to a Very Obliging Audience", which I've seen him do once before - it is some CRAZY SHIT with cartwheels and hip rotations! MICHAEL CORBIDGE of CAP JC Drama fame - and you might have seen him perform in The Dresser - is judging and performing. I saw MARC NAIR and BANI HAYKAL perform together at another poetry reading last year, and they are mad cool
. They are both up-and-coming young performance poets in the Slam scene, and Bani is in B-Quartet, which performed at Baybeats.
THE FRIENDLY PEOPLE, of general notoriety, are also performing - you may remember them from the CAP formal dinner, or Dramafeste, or the name may simply strike kindle a strange awe
in your heart. But you know you want to see them!
To satisfy your BURNING CURIOSITY, you can visit http://litwing.homedns.org
- where I'll be posting the programme once it's finalised. If you're interested, please drop a comment, or follow the instructions for ticket orders under the LJ-cut. Or you can SMS me at 97316897, or email email@example.com
COME! YOU WON'T REGRET IT. IT WILL