Hong Kong Book Fair

Special section for art lovers

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 July, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 July, 2003, 12:00am

This year's Hong Kong Book Fair offers a special treat. With the introduction of the Arts Pavilion, art lovers can join workshops on multimedia drama, lithography, handicrafts and xiqu.

Seminars on the development of the film industry, traditional architecture, mobile arts and comics will also be held.

The fair runs from today until August 3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Acclaimed writers Zhang Xianliang from the mainland, Li Ang from Taiwan and Hong Kong's Quanan will share their views on the taboos in literature in the discussion entitled 'Love and Passion'.

Visitors can also meet literary critics and famous authors, including Andrew Matthews, author of the bestseller Follow Your Heart.

Tickets to the book fair cost $20 for adults and $10 for primary pupils. Free admission for children under three and elderly over 65. For details, visit