Thank you for registering your interest to book Migrant Voices in Sing Lit. We will notify you of the results via email.
Type: Interactive talk; bookings with min. 100 pax will be prioritised. Assembly bookings welcome.
Age group: secondary; junior college
Availability: 1 hr or 1.5 hr; single session
About the workshop:
Singapore is home to over 1 million migrant workers, meeting needs in sectors of domestic work, construction, shipping, and more. During their free time, many contribute to Singapore’s arts and cultural scene, bringing their unique experiences into the arts. Students will read, watch, and listen to published literary works, theatrical performances, and slam poems by migrant workers to cultivate an appreciation for their contributions to local literature. In doing so, students will discover how the migrant writing community have self-organised literary events to build connections with Singaporeans, empower each other, and how students can get involved in these projects.
Appreciate and reflect on literary works and performances by migrant writers to develop empathy and make connections with current events or personal experiences.
About the facilitator:
Karisa Poedjirahardjo is an arts manager and writer. She manages community programmes at Sing Lit Station and conceptualised this workshop in collaboration with Migrant Writers of Singapore. Her work has been platformed on Destination: INK, the Esplanade, Kitaab, Singapore Unbound, SingPoWriMo Magazine, SPEAK, Speakeasy, Spoke & Bird, and more.