Alunan Puisi Melayu menyajikan pengenalan kepada beberapa jenis puisi Melayu yang berirama seperti syair, gurindam dan pantun. Acara ini berlangsung bersama-sama pesta Buku Melayu di Wisma Seri Geylang. Melalui acar ini, khalayak akan mengenali jenis-jenis puisi tradisional dan diundang untuk ikut serta dalam dua program: 1. Pertandingan penulisan syair (dalam media sosial melalui facebook KAMUS), dan 2. Acara langsung di Pesta Buku Melayu: peraduan, dan bacaan pantun dan puisi.
Alunan Puisi Melayu (“Melody of Malay Poetry”) presents a wide range of traditional Malay poetry. Examples are the gurindam, syair and pantun.
The programme will be held in tandem with the Malay Book Fair to be held at Wisma Geylang Serai. Through this programme, the audience will be introduced to the types of traditional poetry and be invited to participate. There are two parts to this programme:
Syair Writing Competition on Social Media: An open call for syair composition will be issued via Kamus’s Facebook. Two winners will be announced on 13 March 2019 via Facebook.
“Live” event at Malay Book Fair: There will be quizzes, syair and pantun recitation by invited poets, pantun exchanges and open mic invitations to encourage audience participation.
Kamus was in launched in 1989 to encourage the love for Malay literature and language. Since its launch, Kamus has organised a variety of literary activities such as writing workshops and regional gatherings of poets. Recently, Kamus organised two writing workshops for students as part of the Malay Language Month 2018 activities.