World Lit Workshop: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Kosal Khiev
Presented by The Arts House and Singapore Writers Festival
World Lit is a regular programme by The Arts House which features writers from around the world and provides a platform for them to discuss their critically acclaimed works, and interact with local readers.
Join poet, tattoo artist and survivor of the US prison system, Kosal Khiev in this poetry workshop where participants will be able to transform their poetry to performance. What follows will be a series of writing exercises dealing with our feelings and memories of home, work, and your social surroundings. During the workshop participants will be asked to reach back into their past, pull from their present lives and possibly reimagine a new future.
About Kosal Khiev
Kosal Khiev is a poet, tattoo artist, and survivor of the US prison system. Born in a Thai refugee camp, Kosal's family fled to the U.S in 1981. As a result of his deportation, Kosal currently lives as an exiled American in Phnom Penh where he continues to share his story and art. The documentary “Cambodian Son” featuring his story and journey from prisoner to world class poet is currently released and won the “Best Documentary Award” at the 2014 CAAMFest in San Francisco.
Romain Puértolas was born the first day of 1975 in Montpellier (France). Aware of the fleeting nature of life, he decides to live several of them in one. He becomes language teacher, translator-interpreter, music composer, DJ turntablist, cleaner of slot machines, airlines ground steward, and police inspector. He moved 31 times in 38 years. The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe, his first novel published (but 8th written) was released in France in 2013. It was translated in 35 languages, won the Great Jules Verne Prize 2014 and audiobook of the year in 2014. The author is currently working on the movie adaptation. His new novelThe Little Girl Who Swallowed A Cloud As Big As The Eiffel Tower was released in January 2015 in France.