Monday, October 06, 2008

LIVERPOOL: Speechless

Monday, October 13th, 2008, 8pm, £7/£5
Chapter and Verse Literature Festival,
The Bluecoat,
School Lane,
L1 3BX
Tel: 0151 702 5324 /

Speechless - How free is free speech? Are there things that just can't be said? An evening of live new international poetry

Enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to
freedom of opinion and expression , but what does this mean in an age
of anxiety and mistrust? Speechless brings together new poetry from five
amazing writers from across South East Asia and four brilliant UK-based
poets on the theme of freedom of expression in a unique new multilingual
spoken word show. Incorporating different perspectives and experiences
from Vietnam to Ireland and sexuality to slavery, Speechless will be a night
that stimulates brain-tingling debate, covering issues that define our

Each performance features a selection from: Priya K (Malaysia), Siege Malvar
(Philippines), Pooja Nansi (Singapore), Liu Liang Yen (Taiwan), Da Thao
Phuong (Vietnam) and UK artists Francesca Beard, Malika Booker, Aoife Mannix
and Jacob Sam-La Rose.

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