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Poetry Writing Workshop: Identities and Communities by Shivram Gopinath

The 2-hour workshop will be a hands-on immersion into the simultaneously meditative and visceral art form of spoken word. It will introduce hip-hop, prose monologue, comedy, and traditional poetry reading, and explore spoken word’s significance in popular culture. Working around the poetry festival-related theme of identities and communities, we will craft pieces,and perform them in the heart of the city.

About Shivram Gopinath

Shivram Gopinath is an award-winning writer and spoken word performer. His work has been featured at the Singapore Heritage Fest, Singapore Writers Festival, Singapore Literature Prize Awards, Spore Art Salon, SPEAK, Speakeasy, Lit Up Festival and more. He has performed alongside internationally acclaimed spoken word artists like Sarah Kay, Phil Kaye, Kosal Khiev and Luka Lesson.

Workshop Details

Date: Sat, 22 July 2017

Time: 10am to 12pm

Workshop Fee: $38

Register link:


Venue: 89A Desker Road, Singapore 209611

[Please take off your shoes after entering red door on level 1]


Directions: Farrer Park MRT

Bus-stop: Opp Veerasamy Rd


Public Showcase:

Selected students will perform at the Poetry Festival Singapore on Sat 29 July 6.00pm – 7.30pm. Venue TBC.



Extended Workshop

If you wish to attend a 4-week Saturday workshop instead, please check the details and register the programme at this website.


This programme is in partnership with Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity. Students from the extended workshop will have opportunities to perform at the Poetry Festival Singapore on Sat 29 July.


Enquiries pertaining to the workshop, please email to

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