Causeway Exchange

Singapore Literary Artists at the Georgetown Festival

MoonShadow Stories is proud to support this exchange of spoken word artists

Date: 21 – 23 Jun 2013
Location: Sekeping Victoria
164 A-B Lebuh Victoria
Pulau Pinang 10300

Causeway Exchange 2013 is held in conjunction with this year's  Georgetown Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

MoonShadow Stories is proud to support this festival by curating the Singaporean literary talents. 

Multi-talented playwright and author Verena Tay will be joined by award-winning poet Cyril Wong, both of whom are no strangers to the art of the literary spoken word.

Catch Verena and Cyril at these events:

DARKNESS SHARED: Storytelling Performance & Book Launch by Verena Tay
Fri 21st & Sat 22nd June at Sekeping Victoria from 10.00pm - 11.00pm
Recommended for adult audiences ages 16 years and above
On both sides of the Causeway, we share an unspoken wariness of the supernatural realm based on our common heritage. As each tropical night descends upon us, how conscious are you of the dense darkness that lies beyond the safety of our lighted homes where the irrational and unspeakable lurk?
If you wish to feel chills of fear run up and down your spine, join writer and storyteller Verena Tay as she recounts tales of ghosts and pontianaks that she created with surprising twists to bring age- old motifs into the present. And before the hour is up, you will realise that the darkness within us all is more terrifying than the darkness without…

TALES FROM SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA: Storytelling Performance by Verena Tay
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd June at Sekeping Victoria from 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Suitable for general audience
Come children, Mums and Dads! Come listen to stories from Singapore and Malaysia, tales of cats and tigers, mousedeer and crocodiles, heroes big and small… Join storyteller Verena Tay as she brings you on an exciting journey of stories that will thrill your ears and delight your imagination!

SATORI BLUES: Poetry Reading & Book Launch by Cyril Wong
Sat 22nd June at Sekeping Victoria from 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Suitable for general audience
Satori Blues is Cyril Wong’s longest and only Zen-inspired poem to date. The poem is a response to writings by teachers of Buddhism and post-Buddhist philosophies. Composed as a stream of thought – at times epigrammatic, philosophical, fragmented, even exclamatory – words become a movement within a space of mediation, as well as a yearning towards truth and clarity. The poetry reading is followed by a moderated dialogue session for poets and aspiring poets.
Cyril will be reading from his long Zen-inspired poem, Satori Blues, as well as talking about the poetic works and personal revelations that led up to the writing of and inspiration for the poem.

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