Spoken Word in Singapore

open-mic-nightsFreelance journalist and social justice blogger Kirsten Han recently wrote this wonderful piece on spoken word in Singapore. In it, she interviews several of my favorite performers, including Raksha Mahtani, Stephanie Dogfoot, and Vanessa Victoria.

I, too, have noticed more and more spoken word events around town in recent months. To add to your calendar:

Telling Stories Live” debuted at That Spare Room on Wednesday, September 10 and featured Jeremy Toh, Shyamala Narayanaswamy, Dominic Khoo, Joe Augustin, and Alison Jean Lester*.

Mark your calendar: The next “Telling Stories Live” is on Wednesday, October 15.

“SPEAK” relaunched at Canvas (formerly Home) on Saturday, September 13 and featured Sekaliwags (Singapore’s only all-women spoken word troupe), Stephanie Dogfoot, Vanessa Victoria, Paul Pereira, Charlene Shepherdson, and Shivram.

Mark your calendar: The next “SPEAK” will be announced soon!

Story Slam Singapore,” this city’s only regular storytelling show (until now?), held its seventh session also on Saturday, September 13 at Artistry.

Mark your calendar: The next “Story Slam Singapore” is on Tuesday, October 21. The theme for the evening is “The Weirdest Stuff I’ve Seen” and will be co-hosted by Stephanie Dogfoot.

Go, go, go!

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* Lester is a fellow American writer in Singapore and gave me the heads-up about “Telling Stories Live.” Her debut novel, Lillian on Life, lands in bookstores in January.