Mooney-Singh has two collections, The House of Winter and The
Infinity Track, and co-edited the Penguin Book of Christmas
Poems. He also has two music/poetry CDs. Mooney-Singh toured
the USA in 2003 on an National Arts Council grant. He launched the
Poetry Slam Cabaret at Zouk in May 2003 and was invited to launch
poetry slam at the Hong Kong Literary Festival. Mooney-Singh is
Programme Director of Word Forward, a non-profit arts company.
Rajendran is a writer, teacher and theatre director/performer in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is currently a lecturer in the Visual
and Performing Arts Academic Group at the National Institute of
Education, Singapore. Her latest book is Mangosteen Crumble,
is a collection of poems.
Charlene has acted in K.S. Maniam's The Sandpit 1991 and
performed with Marion D'Cruz and Dancers in Sook Ching 1991
and Widow's Piece 1992. She is also a trained musician.
Charlene graduated with a BA & MA in English Literature and
Linguistics from York University, UK. She started acting in
children's theatre in Garuda 1979 and was the assistant director
in Main-Main Perang 1991, Kami Bukannya Patung 1991,
and Suara Rimba 1994. She is also the coordinator
and facilitator for Malaysia's Five Arts Centre's Teater Muda.
Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof lectures in the Performing Arts at the
Cultural Centre, University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur. His main
research interests include Asian Drama and Theatre, English
Literature, Southeast Asian Theatre and Traditional Malay Theatre.
He has developed extensive archival documentation on
traditional Malay performing arts genres. His
publications include poetry collection Perfumed
Memories, a collection of literary works Mirror of a Hundred Hues and the Dictionary of Traditional Southeast Asian Theatre.
Founder member and resident playwright of The
Necessary Stage, he was awarded the British Council Fellowship
1994. His plays include Still Building, EPB Publishers,
1994 (selected by the National Arts Council to represent Singapore
at the 1992 Cairo International Festival in Experimental Theatre,
and which staged at Mayfest, Glasgow International Arts Festival
in May 1994; Merit Award Singapore Literature Prize 1993); Lanterns
Never Go Out (staged at the 1990 Singapore Festival of Arts
Main Programme); Those Who Can't, Teach; This Chord and Others.
About Dome Literary Readings
Literary Readings consist of one-hour sessions offering poetry,
prose or drama readings and is organised to promote and explore a
wide range of themes and issues.
Organised by The Centre for the Arts and sponsored by Dome,
the series is a means of showcasing the literary arts and
highlighting current creative work in poetry, fiction and drama as
well as sustaining the development of a discerning interest in
literature – especially Singapore writing.
About The Centre for the Arts (CFA), NUS
in 1993 at the National University of Singapore (NUS), The Centre
for the Arts (CFA) is a multi-faceted arts agency that promotes
the quality and growth of the arts in NUS, Singapore and beyond.
CFA’s three main functions are in the areas of management,
education and programmes.
managing 21 groups with interests in music, dance, visual arts,
film-making and production, CFA also manages the major arts
facilities on campus: NUS Theatrette, CFA Studios and University
Cultural Centre (UCC).
a department of NUS, CFA fulfils its educational role through its
literary, performing and visual arts programmes. Literary arts
encompass conferences, lectures, seminars and workshops whilst the
performing arts comprise masterclasses, clinics and creative arts
camps. The visual arts include ceramics and glassware design as
well as painting and sketching courses.
programmes can be categorised into its five major platforms:
& Rhapsodies: annual music festival showcasing the talents of
CFA’s twelve diverse music groups
Reflections: annual dance festival featuring CFA’s six
Campus Concerts: free concert series, showcasing both student
and established talents – sponsored by ExxonMobil Asia Pacific
Pte Ltd since 1986
Courtyard Sessions: alfresco style free performances
showcasing quality acts
Artistes: masterclass and performance platform with established
these signature platforms, CFA also organises events such as
poetry readings, film screenings and visual arts exhibitions.