February 22nd, 2013

What Counts? – An Evening of Poetry

the inspired word

Come down on 15th March for What Counts?, a literary event jointly presented by AWARE and Etiquette SG in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2013.

Too often, numbers seem to dominate conversation in Singapore. From birth rates and population papers to exam scores and salaries, we seem obsessed as a nation, with things that can be counted: How much do you make? How much does it cost? How much can I save? How many kids? How much time? How near how far how long how old how well how much?

Feminist discourse has long opined the models and methods of traditional economics and its exclusion of gender, power dynamics and non-market activity from its considerations: History has often rendered the work of women – domestic, professional and creative- invisible or without value.

It’s quite clear that in life and on record, what counts is not always counted.

What matters to you? To what do you attribute value? What is that one precious thing that transcends this culture so focused on figure and fact? By what rules do you measure your success?

Using the theme of ‘what counts?’, original and selected works of poetry, music and spoken word will be performed by established and emerging writers from different walks of life. Some of our anchor writers include Dana Lam, Nabilah Husna, Tania de Rozario and Ummai Ummairoh.

So free your calendars for this event – bring your friends to an evening of words and images, to celebrate the things that matter. Register here.



Date: 15 MARCH 2013

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Venue: One East Asia Art Space, 15 Scotts Road, #05-08/09, Thong Teck Building, Singapore 228218



*Please be advised that some of the pieces presented on the day may contain explicit content.

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