Migrant Workers Poetry Competition
DATE / TIME
10 Nov, Sun
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
VENUEWILD RICE @Funan
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This session is in English
The migrant worker poetry competition seeks to celebrate and showcase the literary talents of migrant workers in Singapore. Launched in 2014, it has gained widespread recognition in local and international media and launched similar initiatives in several other countries. The event will open with a speech from Kamal Al-Solaylee speaking on cultural performances and their relevance to disenfranchised migrants.
The competition is organized by a group of volunteers under the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition organizing committee led by Shivaji Das, and is supported by the High Commission of Canada.
Kamal Al-Solaylee is a Canadian non-fiction author, professor, and journalist. His first book, Intolerable, won the Toronto Book Award in 2013. His second, Brown, won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing in 2017. He holds a PhD in English from Nottingham University and is a professor of journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto.
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