Summer is usually a quiet time for the HKWC as the anthology editors gather in the final drafts and many people disappear for the season (really - some people disappear for the whole season!) For now, some little things to mention:
1) Anthology contributors - final draft deadline is 31 August - don't miss it, whatever you do!
2) Our PO Box address has changed to one in Kowloon, which saves me quite a bit of legwork. Please note that you absolutely must address it as shown - you can't put a name at the top of the address because (apparently) they're cracking down on multiple users of PO Boxes. Who knew, eh?! The address is:
Hong Kong Writers' Circle
PO Box 70793
Kowloon Central Post Office
3) Our wonderful secretary Michele has a book launch in September - details on the website front page. If you have or know of any other events, just let me know at the usual email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
4) New podcast should be coming soon - all about MFAs...
Come along on 29 January at Culture Club (15 Elgin Street)
This month, join your fellow Writers Circle members to discuss where we've been and decide where we're heading.
The AGM is a great opportunity to share any ideas you might have on the future of the HKWC, or if you would like to get more involved in socials, critique groups, the anthology or simply the Writers Circle in general.
Following that, there will be a chance to have a drink and break in the New Year with fellow writing friends. Things will get going from 7pm, and if you are planning to attend do let us know on MeetUp below We hope to see you there!
Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/Hong-Kong-Writers-Social-Meetup/events/246743809/
YouTube directions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjwLcuvf_I4
13 July - Xu Xi presents her latest book in Penguin's Hong Kong Series Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City at The Asia Society. Reception at 6:30 pm. Talk & reading at 7 pm.
19-25 July - Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 - lots of events, including events the HKWC is helping to promote with the British Council (via the podcast). See this link for details.
25 July - A poetry night with Sophie Hannah - co-organised by the British Council and the HKWC, and hosted by our very own SCC Overton. Info and registration here.
23 May - "One Moment, Please: Before Writing a Memoir" HKWC workshop by Reena Bhojwani.
29 May - Liar's League at the Social Room, Central.
12 April - Member Sam Ferrer launches his book The Last Gods of Indochine. RSVP at email@example.com
19-20 April - Melon HK's annual Sci Fi Conference.
25 April - Member Xu Xi is at the Asia Society to discuss the Transnational Writer.
27 April - Proverse Spring Reception.
2 May - HKWC social with Proverse (location tbc)