No microphones. No speakers. No cables. Malam Sayu Berpuisi is raw and wild just like the night.
Held outdoors in the nights under a banyan tree at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, you will find poets accompanied by live improvised music.
No, the poets will not be reading from a piece of paper or from their phones. They will be performing the poems. Entry is free, but there’ll be a beggar going around seeking contributions to support the artistes.
Please bring your own raincoat or umbrella in case it rains. For those who don’t, a giant banana leaf will be provided.
Sheena Baharudin is a spoken word poet, published writer and educator whose poems have been translated into French and Spanish. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Rhymes for Mending Hearts (2013) and All the Bodies We’ve Embraced (2017). She has been twice featured as a TEDx speaker and performed at various events including the Melaka Arts Festival, Urbanscapes, Cooler Lumpur Fest, Incitement, Georgetown Literary Fest, Singapore’s Lit Up Fest and Shakespeare’s Sonnets. She currently teaches at the University of Nottingham Malaysia where she is also completing her PhD in Malaysian Literature.
Chiew Ruoh Peng
Chiew Ruoh Peng is a poet born in Malaysia. He has won several literary awards including Hua Zong Literary Award (Malaysia), Hai-O Literary Award (Malaysia) and Outstanding Young Poet Award (Taiwan). Three compilations have been published under the titles Lovesick, Speedread and Vanilla. He is a columnist for China Press (Malaysia). Apart from writing, he is also a regular spoken word poetry performer.
Presented by | The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Executive Producer | Dato’ Faridah Merican
Artistic Director | Joe Hasham OAM
Producer | Rezza Coebar
Co-Producer & Host | Jad Hidhir
Co-Producer & Curator | Veshalini Naidu
Date & Time | 16th September 2018 (Sun) @ 8:30pm
Venue | Pokok Banyan (outdoor), The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Tickets | Entry is by donation