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Melizarani T.Selva

Melizarani T.Selva (@melizarani) is a spoken word poet, educator and journalist. Having been the first Malaysian to speak and perform poetry at Asia’s largest TEDx event, TEDxGateway Mumbai, her poems have seen various prominent stages locally and internationally across 6 countries. Her first book, ‘Taboo’ made the Top 10 Best-Seller List of Malaysia’s Largest Online Bookstore. Her poems have also been translated into Bahasa Malaysia by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Malaysian Institute of Language and Literature) as well as French in ‘Lettres de Malaisie’. She currently runs Kuala Lumpur’s first monthly poetry open mic, ’If Walls Could Talk’, a bilingual poetry slam ‘Slamokrasi’ and a poetry workshop series, ‘Poets in Progress’ on using spoken word for effective storytelling and public speaking, to voices of all ages.

My Sessions

Bump in the Night

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Once upon a midnight dreary… Bump in the Night is back to spook and excite audiences at The Cooler Lumpur Festival. Come join us at midnight and be scared silly by a series of horror stories performed by some of the best voices. Note: Persons under 18 are not recommended to attend.

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Poetically Correct

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The Cooler Lumpur Festival and If Walls Could Talk present: A spoken word poetry showcase. “Speak, only when spoken to” Bridging the gap with verse and rhyme, watch spoken word poets from Kuala Lumpur, UK and Singapore walk their borderlines to tell you their side of the story. Be it tales of their heart or […]

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