Literary Arts

On Language & Editing - with Marc Nair & Mrigaa Sethi

Organised by: Ethos Books
Performed by: Marc Nair & Mrigaa Sethi
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    30 Sep 2018
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    城市书房 City Book Room, 420 North Bridge Road, #03-10, Singapore 188727
    城市书房 City Book Room, 420 North Bridge Road, #03-10, Singapore 188727城市书房 City Book Room, 420 North Bridge Road, #03-10, Singapore 188727
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Spend an evening reading between the lines, with poet Marc Nair and editor Mrigaa Sethi, in an intimate and interactive discussion about Marc's newest poetry book Vital Possessions.

Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the writing and editing of poetry, the duo will be talking about the evolution of the poems in the book, from the initial drafts written during Marc's Gardens by the Bay residency till its final published form today.

They will also be talking about:
- How poetry forms can be used to express certain topics.
- How some words were chosen over others in the editorial process.
- How photographs/photography can inspire poetry.
- The challenges faced during the editorial process and in writing.

Between the lines—On Language & Editing is part one of a two-part dialogue series with poet Marc Nair on his writing journey.

[Free Admission!]

Vital Possessions by Marc Nair contemplates how city-dwellers negotiate their uneasy relationship with nature in a world where growth is both man-made and natural. The jungle is always one trim away from over-running us and we are often oblivious to it. The poems question what we hold as vital amid ceaseless consumption and our urban existence.

About Marc Nair
Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore. He is a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist Award. Marc has published six collections of poetry and has released another three books in collaboration with visual artists, photographers and graphic artists. A seasoned poetry slammer, he has performed spoken word for over ten years in more than ten countries and has represented Singapore in international poetry slam competitions. To date, he has released two spoken word albums with his band, Neon and Wonder and has also written 360 VR short film scripts with Vostok VR. He is the co-founder and principal photographer of Mackerel, a culture magazine.

On Language & Editing - with Marc Nair & Mrigaa Sethi