About Polly Yu

Polly provides rapid and efficient layout and design with competitive rates. Her major clients include "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report" by Dr Marc Faber, the Royal Geographical Society ("The Globe"), Zetland Hall (annual calendar), India Capital Fund (financial statements) and many more.

WiPS Members Socialise in Style

After many long months of Zoom meetings and solitary evenings, WiPS was finally able to offer our members a chance to gather, in person, for a casual evening of drinks and snacks at the Dada Lounge in Tsim Sha Tsui. Although we were a small group, Dada did not disappoint! Their extended happy hour meant that we all enjoyed two-for-one drinks until 9pm, along with lively, interesting […]

By |January 14th, 2023|event, news|0 Comments

Woman at Work: KARMA CASTILHO

Karen (Karma) is a self-taught artist. She began painting in 2016 and has since completed more than 200 canvases. Her style reflects her own enthusiasm for life, in rich, often dazzling, colour. Her painting journey developed from the therapeutic to the expressive. Most of her work is abstract and intrinsic: she gives free range to her mind, and only sometimes will finish a piece with conscious touch-ups.

Karen took up painting at a […]

The Transformative Power of Fiction

By Andy Lowe

 

Fiction can be a powerful healer, and on 22 November 2022 twenty members and friends of WiPS joined an interview with our international guest, bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud who co-authored The Novel Cure, and moderator, Bhakti Mathur, to learn what bibliotherapy is and how fiction can help us cure life’s ailments.

Neuroscientists suggest that reading for six minutes a day is as beneficial as one hour of meditation. During reading our heart […]

By |November 24th, 2022|event, news|0 Comments

Connie Lee

Many people live through an emotional crisis, but few face the challenge of trying to negotiate someone out of one. Who Cares Wins is a compilation of true crisis negotiations conducted in Hong Kong as told through the eyes of local police negotiators with a contribution from a former a US FBI special agent. The stories shared may inspire you to be an agent […]

By |November 5th, 2022|showcase|0 Comments

Woman at Work: LESLEY HOBBS

Lesley is the founder/director of Hong Kong-based legal consulting and recruitment firm Red Pillar Consulting Limited. Lesley started her legal career in London and qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She is a German speaker and specialized in Jewish-German restitution work during her two-year training contract. She has also worked as in-house counsel for leading merchant banking group Rothschild and specialist legal recruiter for FTSE 250 listed recruitment services company Hays Plc.

Lesley […]

WiPS Newsletter: October 2022

As we approach the end of 2022, WiPS can look back on a successful year’s programme of events, following the experimental and highly enjoyable Imprint launch. Since then, at least two WiPS gatherings have been offered each month (five involving overseas authors/speakers), albeit that we were obliged to hold them by Zoom. But even that, we hope, we will shortly be able to change. We thank members for their support in what, […]

By |October 22nd, 2022|news|0 Comments

Creative Writing Masterclasses II

Using Story Structure for Stronger Novels

By Lesley Hobbs

I am at first-draft stage of my debut novel and have recently been feeling dissatisfied as to the course of my protagonist’s journey. I have lost the proverbial plot so to speak! I was therefore hoping that Sherryl Clark’s two-hour Masterclass on “Using story structure for stronger novels” would get my thinking and writing back on track. I wasn’t disappointed.

Sherryl’s key message was that a […]

By |October 18th, 2022|event, news|0 Comments

Creative Writing Masterclasses I

Portraying the DNA of Fictional People

By Irenee Chan

Sherryl Clark’s Masterclass on Creating Deeper Characters was incredibly detailed and insightful. I had been struggling with character development in my stories and when I found out about this class, I was eager to sign up to learn more on how to create memorable and in-depth characters. I had done character interviews before, but I learned so much more from Sherryl’s guidance and explanation through each question […]

By |September 19th, 2022|event, news|0 Comments

Woman at Work: JENETTE DEL MUNDO

Jenette del Mundo started her working life with a multinational company in the Philippines. Although embarked on a career in marketing and attending MBA graduate school, she was tempted by an airline ad on TV into taking a two-year break to “see the world”. Two years became five, five became ten – she eventually gave up counting. It only meant one thing: she wasn’t yet done with flying. The lifestyle allowed her […]

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