Mar 26, 2007

A Poet Called Benjamin Zephaniah

Yes, he will be gracing our valley at last at the upcoming KL Lit Fest '07. We await with antsy anticipation.

Visit Silverfishbooks for further details.

Benjamin will also perform for the public on 30 March 2007 alongside local acts such as Rahmat Haron (artist, writer and street poet) and music by Tenderfist. Details below:
Date Friday, 30 March 2007
Venue Central Market Annexe, Kuala Lumpur
Time 8.30p.m.
Admission RM10 at the door (reservations not necessary)

About Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah was born in the district of Handsworth in Birmingham. His poetry is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and many reflect his thoughts on issues such as racism, animal rights, pollution and gender equality.

At the age of 22, Benjamin headed south to London where Page One Books published his first book Pen Rhythm. His mission was to take poetry everywhere and more than twenty five years later, Benjamin has travelled to many countries sharing his work and now comes to KL!

Mar 5, 2007

Hey kids, so here's the poster for Jacob Sam La Rose's events in our little peninsular, and the details yet again.

Wayang Kata III

The popular Wayang Kata series returns with more spoken word with Jacob Sam La Rose alongside local poets and writers!

Wednesday, 7th March 2007
9 pm
No Black Tie [17 Jalan Mesui off Jalan Nagasari, KL]
RM 5

Project OMG's Soul Food

Our part in all of this. Saturday afternoon poetry - instead of stoning around at home, why not join us and soak up some culture instead? With spoken word and crepes!

Saturday, 10th March 2007
4 - 6 pm
Food Foundry [BG-8, Happy Mansion, Jln 17/13, PJ]

Free Admission!

The British Council will also be organizing poetry workshops with Jacob on the 9th and 10th, at the Dram Projects (right next to Food Foundry). For more info on that, email

For more info on any of the events above, click here.

For directions to Food Foundry, click here.

Mar 3, 2007

We made it into the pages of The R.age. And so did Nicholas.

p.s: The colour looks kinda wonky.

p.s.s: Jacob Sam La-Rose! Workshop still has places. Visit for more details.