Learn to write poetry with advice from the professionals at HKBU's literary camp

Meet writers such as Akin Jeje and Collier Nogues at the One-Day Literary Writing Lodge to be held on December 15

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Meet professional authors during the One-Day Literary Writing Lodge.

The English writing workshop One-Day Literary Writing Lodge in Hong Kong Voices is inviting young writing talents to write as locals at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) on December 15.

Some of the best-known writers in the city, including Akin Jeje and Collier Nogues, will team up with linguistics and literature professors Wee Lian-hee, Tammy Ho Lai-ming, and Eddie Tay to create an exciting writing experience for secondary school students.

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Sponsored by HKBU’s Faculty of Arts, the free full-day event will focus on poetry, and aims to encourage young local English writers to write from a Hongkongers’ perspective for a global readership. Topics that will be discussed include using local vernacular for a global audience, the use of multifaceted voices to narrate Hong Kong, among others.

The sessions will take place from 9am to 6.30pm, and attendees will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the event.

There is an open invitation for teachers from local secondary schools to nominate up to five students per school to participate. Nominations should include the nominees’ name, year of study, school name, and a creative writing sample. The nominating teacher must also include his/her name and job title.

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Nominations should be sent to [email protected] (Tammy Ho Lai-Ming) by October 29, 11:59am.

The Writing Lodge is organised by HKBU’s Department of English Language and Literature, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, a Hong Kong-based international publication, as well as local writers’ society PEN Hong Kong.

Young Post is the media partner for this event. For more details, check out the event website here.

Edited by Nicole Moraleda