Asian American Writers' Workshop

How to Be A Performance Poet

Date: Friday, February 3, 2012

Time: 4PM to 5:30PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

Free Admission


Are you a high school or college student who wants to be a writer? Or just someone who’s ever wanted to grab the mic? Come join two incredible artists as they show you the ropes of performance and spoken word poetry. YaliniDream artfully weaves her spoken word with music and dance, while Kilusan Bautista mixes hip hop and theater using his poetry and martial arts skills. They will be your guides as you find the artist in yourself, raise your voice, and make your words shine.

This is a FREE workshop open to all high school students. All are welcome, so bring a friend! Snacks will be served!


Kilusan Bautista is originally from San Francisco, CA, and currently based in New York City. He combines the performance elements of theater, spoken word poetry, martial arts and interpretive movement. Kilusan’s new work, Universal Filipino, has toured throughout the United States of North America with the purpose of building cross cultural unity and personal healing through the performance arts.

YaliniDream is a Sri Lankan Tamil who conjures spirit through her unique blend of poetry, theater, song, and dance. YaliniDream has toured nationally throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Sri Lanka and has performed at renowned venues from the Dance Theater Workshop and the Lincoln Center to subway cars to schools.

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