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Introduction to Ecopoetry

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Singapore Book Council

90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

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Ecopoetry is a sphere of poetry that integrates poetry and advocacy for the protection of nature. Many poets such as Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost often used their poetic craft to advocate for closer ties between humans and the natural world.

In this workshop, participants will learn how poetry can be used as a medium for investigating into ecological issues, and learn to craft their own ecopoems with Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips and Venezia. Participants are required to bring a few poems they have written that deal with ecology.

This workshop is part of Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab, organised by Singapore Book Council.


About the facilitators:

Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips is an environmentalist by day and a performance poet by night. She is currently working on “Poetic Science”, a long-term project dedicated to merging poetry, art and science, creating work both highly factual and deeply meaningful. She has written and performed two spoken word shows: "For The Record" (2017) and "In The Twine" (2018), and one of her short stories was recently published in Who are you my country?.

Venezia is a spoken word poet. Passionate about issues of environmental and social justice, she writes excessively about water inequality and women’s sanitation rights. She won the University College London (UCL) Publishers Prize in 2016 and emerged champion at the 2018 Causeway Exchange poetry slam. She has also been featured in the London School of Economic’s Amnesty Magazine and her poetic prediction of Singapore’s water future in the 2018 SingPoWriMo anthology.


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Purchase tickets to 2 workshops under the Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab series, and attend a third one for free. Email programmes@bookcouncil.sg with a screenshot of your 2 tickets, and indicate the third workshop (of a lower value) that you wish to attend to receive this discount.

Purchase 10 or more tickets in a group to the workshops under this series to receive a 25% bulk discount. Email programmes@bookcouncil.sg with the names, school(s), email address and contact numbers, and the workshops that the participants are signing up for to receive this discount.

This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.


Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab

Explore and develop your craft and love for writing at Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, Open is a developmental platform for writers between 13 to 25 years old. Comprising talks, workshops and mentorships, the year-round programme spans across forms, genres and languages. Open focuses on various forms of writing, including creative writing, screenwriting, translation, and books review, and participants will delve into a wide range of genres such as science fiction, speculative fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and creative nonfiction.


Other workshops in this series:

Antara Avatar & Arjuna: Merentas Masa & Ruang (Between Avatar & Arjuna: Traversing Time & Space)
with Farihan Bahron
https://open-antaraarjuna.eventbrite.sg

Ad Astra Per Verba: Writing your First Science Fiction Story
with Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
https://open-adastraperverba.eventbrite.sg

An Afternoon of Fun: Writing Flash Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
with Melissa De Silva
https://open-anafternoonfun.eventbrite.sg

Reinterpreting Asian Mythology
with Natalie Wang and Crispin Rodrigues
https://open-asianmythology.eventbrite.sg

Story Fundamentals: Examining the Raw Elements of Storytelling for Fiction, Screenplays, Graphic Novels, and Video Games
with Darryl Whetter and Joel Janisse
https://open-storyfundamentals.eventbrite.sg

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