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EXPOSURE LITERARY ARTS

POETRY SLAM™ SHOW

 A  high-energy performance poetry show. Begins with a short  multi-media intro followed by the poets performing original works that is accessible and age-appropriate. The show can be customised to incorporate
themes pertaining to environment, National Education, social and identity 

THE SHAKESPEARE SHOW

Professional poets and actors present rhythm, poetry and themes in Shakespeare’s original works through short dramatised excerpts from the Bard’s works. They also perform original poems that are inspired by plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth,  Julius Caesar and As You like it.   

LOUD MOUTH - THE SPOKEN WORD SHOW

The  Spoken Word Show presents some of Singapore’s dynamic performance poets published by our publishing wing Red Wheelbarrow Books under its Loud Mouth series.

UNCLE RAJAH'S FLYING CARPET TALES

This assembly show presents traditional Singaporean history, folktales or other world traditions through theatre, poems, stories, songs, music and movement

Experience Literary Arts NAC-AEP Endorsed

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This programme, unfold poetry both as written text and an oral form in the setting of a Poetry Slam™ contest. The energy and focus of a friendly competition provide an immediate fast-track learning experience in class.

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Fleeting ideas, images and emotions that linger in the virtual space of aspiring writer’s mind will be harness using techniques to create original and thought-provoking prose for a possible chapbook, online medium and performances.  

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In this course, participants will discover what it means to write their own ten -minute play through a combination of writing and drama-based activities within a nurturing collaborative workshop environment.

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Word Forward offers the expertise of contemporary spoken word artists and Poetry Slam™ concept to bring to life the brilliant works, verse, rhythm and language of the great bard, Shakespeare.

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Chorus not chaos – an ensemble of speakers will blend voices, keep rhythm and tell the story effortlessly of assigned text. This ancient tradition of choral theatre boost speech, listening skills and body awareness of participants.

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This parlour-game approach to poetry adds sufficient levity to the learning process, allowing students to ease into the more serious business of learning poetry essentials. This programme combines fun with creative learning and leads to student portfolios of short poems.

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About Word Forward

Word Forward (WF) a not-for-profit literary arts company has been committed to nurturing writers and performers since its inception in 2003.  It has successfully established itself as a leading presence in the Singapore literary scene. 

Word Forward, the founder and trademark holder of Poetry Slam™ in Singapore has had close to  300,000 students and adults watching or participating in the poetry slams events to date.  The annual National Youth Poetry Slam™ League attracts over 200 participants to compete for the challenge shield.

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Our Artistic & Curriculum Director

Dr Chris Mooney-Singh, a  writer of poetry, fiction, plays, director of spoken word events and ensembles.  He has also written librettos for opera produced in Australia.  In addition, he has been a guest at literary festivals in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, South Korea and the Philippines.

For the past twenty years Australian-born Chris Mooney-Singh has been a full-time arts facilitator leading a team of mentors in over 100 schools. More recently, he has been a creative writing lecturer in Singapore’s only post-graduate creative writing programme. Three of his  past mentees were awarded the National Young Artist of the Year Award and his students have won international writing prizes. He holds a doctorate in Creative Writing from Monash University (Australia). In 2015 his verse novel was commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (unpublished fiction category).

Contact Us

We are looking forward to hearing from you.  Thank you.

28 Aliwal Street

#02-05 Aliwal Arts Centre

Singapore 199918

info@wordforward.org
+65 91011844