PROGRAMME DETAILS

Abby Oliveira & Jennifer Anne Champion: Talking Between Worlds

Talks & Conferences

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sat 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Living Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

DESCRIPTION

‘Who am I? Where do I fit in?’ These are some questions tackled by two mixed-race performance poets – Ireland’s Abby Oliveira and Singapore’s Jennifer Anne Champion. They may live thousands of miles apart, but encounter similar struggles when it comes to defining their identities across gender, race and social categories.


This session is made possible with the assistance of Cultural Ireland and is part of Country Focus: Ireland

FEATURING

Abby Oliveira is a performance poet, writer and actor based in Derry. She has performed her poetry at the Lingo festival, Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, the Dublin and Belfast book festivals, and elsewhere. She was the 2014 and 2015 Lingo poetry slam champion. In 2016, she received two Arts Council of Northern Ireland awards to write a solo show, Cast Away Your Compass, and tour it in Australia. She is currently working on her first play and her first poetry collection.

Abby Oliveira is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Jennifer Anne Champion is a writer and performance poet from Singapore. She serves as multimedia editor at poetry.sg with the young artist collective Image-Symbol Department. She also teaches slam poetry and creative writing in schools in collaboration with organisations such as Word Forward, the National Arts Council and the Ministry of Education. Jennifer co-edited the anthology SingPoWriMo and released her first chapbook, A History of Clocks, in 2015. Her latest poetry collection is Caterwaul (2016).

Jennifer Anne Champion is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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