In conjunction with 100 Thousand Poets for Change (100TPC) 2015, an initiative created by Michael Rothenburg and Terri Carrion five years ago to celebrate poetry, art and music, Poetry Cafe KL is organising its Kuala Lumpur chapter to join hands with thousands other poets, artists and musicians from hundreds of different cities. This global event also aims to inspire change and create a space to perform and educate through the mediums of poetry, art and music.

In line with its theme this year, “Poetry for Peace, Justice and Sustainability,” the event will start off with a public forum to discuss how the art community can come together as one and better equip themselves to respond to the social and political issues that all of us currently face. They will also discuss ways and methods to build and maintain a healthy poetry community that aligns with the principles of justice, peace and sustainability.

After the forum, sit back and unwind to a line-up of poetry readings and musical performances, including a special guest poet from India, Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal, and our very own local poets and spoken word artists like Bernice Chauly, Melizarani T. Selva, Abby Latif and many others. There will also be a slot for open mic so if you have a poem to share, head over to the venue early to register.

The event is happening on Saturday, 26 September 2015 from 8pm at Pusat Kreatif Kanak Kanak Tuanku Bainun, TTDI. Entrance is free. For more information, check out their Facebook page here.

Dhabitah Zainal