Debuting at The Arts House and Books Actually


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.


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!



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


About Jasmine Ann Cooray

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