Northern Writers – Grand Finale
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I have known about Northern Writers for a long time though never found time for it. Fortunately, a function took me to that part of Ipoh on Saturday so I decided to drop by. I was late, but luckily, they started late too. This was the grand finale, the final event to celebrate arts in a freestyle, informal way, in the long series of monthly Northern Writers meet-ups at Garden Villa, No. 5, Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah (Gopeng Road).
Video (below): Antares reading “Advanced Physics Lecture”
First to kick off the morning, after a short introduction by emcee Yusuf Martin, was Antares, formerly known as Kit Leee. Antares is someone that cannot be described with one word. He’s a poet, writer and musician, almost like an all-rounder artiste. He read three original poems: Bar Room Tart, Advanced Physics Lecture and How to be a True One. Watch my video above for his delivery of Advanced Physics Lecture.
Next up was a “band” who goes by the name, “Reboot the Roots”. This is a charity that works at promoting, through music, drama and poetry, the inclusion of the socially-excluded, be they former drug abusers, people living with HIV/AIDS, the underprivileged, stateless, etc. This is run by teams of facilitators in London and Kuala Lumpur and is funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. Check them out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rebootroots
Video (below): a performance by Reboot the Roots
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6 thoughts on “Northern Writers – Grand Finale”
Hi, It’s me again. Im interested in publishing this article in the February issue. Will it be ok for you?
Hope to hear from you soon. Btw, Happy Chinese New Year. =)
Sure, go ahead. And Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too.
Just read this, Emily. A sweet, friendly write-up with nice photos, thanks very much! Hope to bump into you again sometime 🙂
Great to meet you, after reading so much about you in the papers a long time ago!
Thank you so much for this write up.
I thank YOU! I enjoyed myself at the event. 🙂