Debuting at The Arts House and Books Actually

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Last friday 26th was the Arts House event, with, surreally, my name on a plaque in front of a room. Further photos from the evening follow, including the next adventure at Books Actually in Tiong Bahru. The reading and Q&A was good fun, and I met some interesting and friendly poets as well as non-poet/writers who just came along for the experience. It is always a joy to have people in an audience who have just indulged their curiosity and go away having done something slightly different with their friday night.

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The evening was compered by Spoken Word Pioneer and stalwart Marc Nair. He was a top bloke, and runs WordForward, a poetry organisation in Singapore. I also met poets Deborah Emmanuel and Nabilah Husna, who hopefully I will be working with if not casually hanging out with over the next few months.

Later, I went to The Pasar Malam event at Books Actually, where I was treated to space for an impromptu reading to the dedicated and long-standing (literally) audience. This was moving for me as I had been sad to miss the ears of some of the writers there, so magically it all worked out in the end.
In an additional cherry-on-icing fashion, I managed to sell my zines out. Better make some more!

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Thanks to all who made it down and who made the evening so warm and memorable. It’s a very special thing.

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About Jasmine Ann Cooray

I am a poet. I am also a training psychotherapist.
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