Jane Moir’s introduction to the world of libel, slander and defamation was extremely interesting and thought-provoking with lively participation from a riveted audience. As a former journalist, Jane has been on the receiving end of defamation letters but luckily, no action was taken. With her current hat on as a barrister in criminal law, her detailed presentation on the various terms used in this form of litigation was very insightful and given [...]
On 29 January 2019, WiPS had an "Open Mic" night to showcase the wide range of work we do. It was a small group (but a perfectly formed one) that gathered together at the Foreign Correspondents' Club. We all had a chance to introduce ourselves and say where we were "coming from" before "saying our piece" which included reading portions of memoirs, poems, travel writing, and Imprint pieces — pieces include Sue [...]
A workshop led by Xu Xi International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation You read, you write, you wish you wrote more. Or maybe you know a great story in another language that you’d love to translate into English for publication. If this is you (or who you wish you could be), join our free workshop to write beyond your borders. When: Saturday 2 March from 1000 to 1230 hrs Where: WYND Yu [...]
Born to be the Boss Startup Conference Thursday, 29 November 2018 theDesk, 20/F Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay Today, in order to manage our writing careers, we need to be entrepreneurs. In fact, many authors and writers who dive into the publishing world soon discover they are running a business. Some refer to it as the rise of the “author entrepreneur”, but either way to be an effective business owner [...]
Relocating from Singapore to Tokyo and then to Hong Kong within a year in 2007 wasn’t easy for my family of four. But realizing we might stick around for at least a few years allowed me to settle in. I picked up brushes and canvases from the art store in Wan Chai and began the artistic journey that I had originally contemplated while living in the US in 2000. My first exhibit [...]
Many thanks to Christine Loh and Peter Gordon for a fascinating discussion about the merits of publishing short books as a way of sharing ideas with a community. We're looking forward to reading No Third Person and reflecting on Christine Loh and Richard Cullen's thoughts on the way forward for Hong Kong. It will be a quick but fascinating read! Look out for other titles in the series: Journey to the West [...]
Thank you to Meg Wolitzer for joining us at the FCC on 9 November for a glass of wine and an engaging conversation about the writing life!