City Hall: If Walls Could Talk - Workshop and Poetry Reading


Revel in Singapore poetry and architecture with a poetry reading and a workshop in City Hall: If Walls Could Talk on March 7th at National Gallery Singapore (NGS).

Event: City Hall: If Walls Could Talk Poetry Reading and Workshop
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Venue: National Gallery Singapore (NGS)

3.00pm to 3.50pm -- workshop @ Seminar Room 3 and 4, National Gallery Singapore - $10.00. Register via the link on this page.

4.00pm to 5:30pm -- poetry reading tour in galleries and performance (including a video screening)
Tour will begin at the City Hall Foyer, continuing at the City Hall Chamber and ending at the Singapore Courtyard, National Gallery Singapore - Free. Limited capacity. Register via the link on this page.
NOTE: Tour will start punctually at 4.05pm. Slots will be given to walk-ins if participants arrive later than 4.00pm.

Multi-awarded poet Desmond Kon Zhicheng Mingde will facilitate a workshop from 3 to 3:45pm @ NGS Seminar Rooms 3 and 4.

Visit here to learn more about the ongoing 'City Hall: If Walls Could Talk' Instagram Competition. Stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

About Workshop Instructor

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of a novel, two hybrid works, and nine poetry collections. A former journalist, he has edited more than fifteen books and co-produced three audio books. Among other accolades, Desmond is the recipient of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, National Indie Excellence Book Award, Poetry World Cup, Singapore Literature Prize, two Beverly Hills International Book Awards, and three Living Now Book Awards. He helms Squircle Line Press as its founding editor.

Poetry Tour - Featuring the following poets

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé will join Crispin Rodrigues, Grace Chia, Andrea Yew, Hamed Ismail, Lin Rongchan, Tan Chee Lay, MK Kumar and Ayilisha in weaving poetry readings with the immersive multimedia exhibit from 4 to 5:30pm at the NGS City Hall Foyer, City Hall Chamber & Singapore Courtyard. There will also be special performances to enhance the audience’s discovery of our history and Singapore Literatuer (Sing Lit).

About the Organizer - Poetry Festival Singapore
PFS promotes poetry in all the island's official languages and the other arts through programmes such as public readings, keynote addresses, craft workshops, panel discussions and poetry anthologies. PFS is supported by volunteers and other educators from the National University of Singapore, National Institute of Education, Republic Polytechnic and LASALLE College of the Arts. PFS’s primary aim is to promote literary excellence in a multilingual, multicultural and multi-generational setting.

This event is organised as part of BuySingLit
Supported by National Arts Council.


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POETRY WORKSHOP - 3.00pm to 3.50pm $10.00
POETRY READING - 4.00pm to 5:30pm
Venue Address
1 Saint Andrew's Road Singapore
Poetry Festival Singapore