Northern Writers – Grand Finale

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Northern Writers
Antares reading his poem

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.

Northern Writers
Reboot the Roots

Northern Writers
Reboot the Roots

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

Northern Writers
Lee Boy

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6 thoughts on “Northern Writers – Grand Finale

  1. 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. =)

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