Member News

This summer Elizabeth Briel will be in San Francisco, working in an art studio above the small art/design/restaurant complex Palette SF. Members are welcome to visit and stop by for a chat and coffee, or a fabulous lunch downstairs. She’ll be in the studio Monday-Saturday throughout July, making paints by hand and creating imaginary visual memories of a city where she was born but left at a very young age. Or you can see some of her work at an exhibition that runs from 14 July until 7 September in the Bay Area (Mill Valley, Marin).

Recently, Heather Diamond was short-listed for Room Magazine’s Creative Non-Fiction Contest and received honorable mention for the Twelfth Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing.

This autumn, Commercial Press Hong Kong will publish Jane Houng‘s new junior fiction story, Hong Kong History Girl. In the story, a magical ferris wheel spins Jasmine and her grandpa to eighteen historical sites in Hong Kong to study some history, and discover clues to the next place and one letter of a mystery message.

Susan Lavender will read an excerpt from Dante’s Inferno, in English translation with a little Italian interspersed, at the Hong Kong Book Fair (1824 July 2018, exact date TBC). The reading is part of a series of readings presented by the European Union Office in Hong Kong and European Consulates on the theme of “Love”.

Shannon Young has recently published A Traitor at the Stone Court, the final novel in a young adult fantasy trilogy under the pen name Jordan Rivet. The Empire of Talents series features a young woman with the ability to change her appearance who becomes a spy for the princess of a decadent fantasy empire.

Kay Ross invites you to two upcoming workshops that she’ll present:

“The Power of ‘What if…?’ Coaching Questions and an Improv Mindset”

If you’re a coach, trainer or facilitator, this workshop, presented by the Hong Kong International Coaching Community, is for you. You’ll explore how to use “What if?” questions and some improvisational activities with your clients, AND yourself. Because the stories we tell ourselves matter, and life and work don’t come with a script.

Thursday, June 14, 7.00-9.00 pm in Central
Non-members of the HKICC are welcome to attend. HKICC members: free; non-members: $250
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“Life is a Playground of Possibilities”

In this public workshop/playshop, you’ll:

  • transform your limiting thoughts, beliefs and stories about yourself and the world
  • listen to the wisdom of your body
  • pay attention to the offers from the Universe
  • play some co-operative improvisation games, to experiment with new, more resourceful, joyful ways of thinking and being
  • use Kay’s “The Playground of Possibilities” card deck, with 52 thought- and action-provoking questions to ask yourself

Saturday July 21, 2.00-4.30pm in Sheung Wan
Cost $400. For people aged 15+
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