I will perform in the background while Zedeck reads from Creatures of Near Kingdoms.


Poets and poetry lovers, welcome to our 55th show!

ZEDECK SIEW is a writer based in Port Dickson. He has been a journalist, essayist, editor, and game designer. He writes short fiction in English and translates from Malay. Creatures of Near Kingdoms is his first book.

SHARON CHIN has made paintings, performances, costumes, sculptures, installations, and videos. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries, on sidewalks and in shopping malls, in Malaysia and around the world.

SENJA the latest addition to Malaysia’s local indie music scene. Dubbed as the all-girl #Mataharindie band, Senja has only been in the entertainment scene officially since early this year but they’ve been out and about performing for big and small crowds alike.

Open Mic:

Krishen Mohan
Izza Ismail
Margarita Gurgutsova
Ezra Jalin
Badrul Amin Alias
Ranessa Theyakaraja
Gwendoline Esther Hay Ai Yin
Tasha Lim Yi Chien
Chloe Ling
Adriana Manan


COVER CHARGE: RM20 (inclusive of one drink)
We would like to pay our featured acts and eventually afford to bring in other great poets of the world to our stage. Your donation will go a long way in helping the spoken word community do so. Gratitude to you.

1. Look for ENOTECA at Plaza Damansara. On the right side of the restaurant, you will see a stairwell that has a ‘Jungle Bird’ sign. Walk up the stairs, you will see Jungle Bird, keep walking upstairs, you will hear jazz music, you are close so keep walking up and you’ll see New York-esque street light and a black door. That will be Gaslight Cafe.

2. Try WAZE or Google Maps to The Gaslight.

3. If all else fails, call Meliza at 012xxxxxxx

To be part of the next open mic session, send an email to iwctpoetry [AT] gmail [DOT] com
OR fill up our form http://bit.ly/iwct-poets
OR send us a message on our Facebook Page.


UPDATE: Photos from the event below. Images by Flatlined Photography, view full album here.