Jan 28, 2007

Valentine Vehemence : A Night of Un-Romantic Spoken Word

*4th February, Sunday
*The Dram Projects, BG-8 Happy Mansion, Section 17/13, Petaling Jaya
*RM5 (inclusive of drinks and snacks)

Our way of celebrating the season of love and fancy candy.

Elza Irdalynna is 19 and studying Performance + Media at Sunway University College. A broke actor, so hire her.

Jay Ong. Emo.

Sharanya Manivannan
was born in India in 1985 and grew up in Sri Lanka and Malaysia. A writer, dancer, painter, actress, photographer, journalist and activist, she has performed extensively at public readings in the last five years, and her work has been published in a number of periodicals and anthologies here and abroad, including Softblow, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, Collateral Damage, The2ndRule and Poetika. She is working on her first novel and a full-length collection of poems, and recently published a chapbook of poems, Iyari.

Nicholas Wong was a recipient of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2006, Britain's most prestigious poetry prize for young writers between the ages of 11-17. He was awarded the Singapore Young Dramatists Award (SYDA) Third Prize in 2005 for his play Good Morning, Tree, an absurdist piece written in homage to Samuel Beckett and the late local playwright Kuo Pao Kun, and First Prize in 2006 for Death off the Mainland, a contemporary exploration of Singapore-Malaysia relations using the historical context of the merger. He also won First Prize in the National Chinese Essay Writing Competition for Secondary Schools by Singapore Chinese Teachers' Union and Lianhe Zaobao in Secondary 1 and 2. He was Head of Literature Wing at his junior college. His publication credits include the Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore and the "Eye on the World" series as part of the Creative Arts Programme (CAP) Mentorship Attachment in Singapore. Recently accepted into Columbia University, he plans to major in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing. He is very happy to be home.

Priya K is a self-declared selfish, untalented dreamer who wishes she could change the world. An extremely witty, thought-provoking and humorous writer (depending on how you see it) and a part-time poet.

Patricia Low is an English Literature/Performing Arts undergrad in a local university who writes her best poetry in the dark hours of the morning. Besides trying to rhyme strings of words, she also does songwriting (also in the dark hours of the morning, but with her trusty old acoustic). She reads more than the average Malaysian, wishes she could travel more often and bakes cupcakes when depressed. She has a purple paper-mache dinosaur as a pet.

with Gary Ooi and Nick Tan.

With featured performances by Reuben W.J. Kang and Pass Caring.

All this - with drinks and scrumptious snacks (courtesy of Food Foundry) in a cosy and intimate space - for a mere RM5. Whether you are in or out of love you wouldn't want to miss this!