Turning Poetry into Song | #BuySingLit

Turning Poetry into Song

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8 Raffles Ave
Singapore 039802


This programme is cancelled.


Listen to three young singer-songwriters from LASALLE College of the Arts as they perform pop songs adapted from the poems of Felix Cheong, with the guidance of their lecturer Belinda Foo. To add to the challenge, the musicians will then be given unseen poems, randomly chosen by the audience, to turn into music—within 60 seconds!

Turning Poetry into Song promises to be a fun event that debunks the myth that poetry is “difficult”. Discover how poetry and song lyrics aren’t that different, and stand a chance to win #BuySingLit vouchers you can use to purchase books on the spot.

Organised By

LASALLE College of the Arts

About the Organiser

Felix Cheong has authored 15 books, including five poetry collections. He has been nominated for the Frank O’Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. Conferred the Young Artist Award in 2000, he holds a master’s in creative writing.

Belinda Foo has been in the music industry for over 25 years. She arranges and writes commercial music, as well as works in addition to working as a pianist and music director. She teaches Aural, Theory, and Pop Composition at LASALLE College of the Arts.