After a career in the UK, which included the civil service, Macmillan Publishers and KPMG, Sarah relocated to Hong Kong in 1992. She worked initially as a copywriter and proofreader for an electronics firm manufacturing BT telephones (writing the manuals and testing the phones). This was followed by an assortment of freelance jobs including with Ink Publishing working on Oasis Hong Kong Airline in-flight magazine, a hugely enjoyable experience as it involved […]
These podcasts are being introduced to promote our members and their talents. While our meetings remain virtual, we hope they will help inspire you on your own literary and creative journey.
Debut author of The Colour of Thunder
Suzanne joins us today to share her thoughts and emotions about the writing process and publication of her pacey and vibrant Hong Kong thriller.
When people talk of horses, no one ever thinks of China. China has never won any medals in equestrian events or produced any elite horses. Despite this, horses have played an essential role in many different facets of the development of the Chinese nation.
This book, through showcasing the chronicled history of China’s horses, equine art, equine sports, horse breeds and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, reveals […]
Hong Kong born and raised Ritu Hemnani, is an author, teacher, TEDx speaker and voice actor. From a young age, Ritu was a passionate stage performer and writer, winning poetry competitions from entries scribbled on the top deck of a moving bus! After qualifying as an English and Drama high school teacher, Ritu worked in the UK before returning to Hong Kong in 1997, to work at KGV School, whilst voice acting […]
Luisa Ternau hails from Trieste, in the north-eastern corner of Italy along the Adriatic Sea. Since both her parents kept strong connections to their native land of Istria, a historically multicultural and multilingual region, Luisa has always wondered how cultural identity is shaped and what is at its core.
It was at elementary school that Luisa wrote her first pieces. Decades later and in Hong Kong, Luisa resumed composing poems and stories. Her […]
Luisa Ternau’s translation of Gillian Bickley’s poetry, selected by Verner Bickley, Avvistamenti, pensieri e sentimenti (Proverse Hong Kong; www.proversepublishing.com), is available bilingually (English/Italian) as well as in a stand-alone Italian edition. Paperback and ebook editions of each are available from Amazon. Gillian’s previous poetry collections are: For the Record (2003), Moving House (2005), Sightings (2007), China Suite (2009) and Perceptions (2012). A different selection […]
Big Tree near Nam Sang Wai
Acrylic on canvas
Karma Castilho is a self-trained artist who for 10 years has worked mainly in acrylics. Nam Sang Wai in the wetlands of San Tin is one of Karma’s favourite spots in Hong Kong. Visiting it early one morning she was awed by its peaceful beauty. The scene she depicts – of a large, heavily rooted tree […]
After a long social break due to Covid-19, familiar faces and new arrivals gather for our Informal Get-together at Colette’s, Fringe Bar
This children’s story is a whimsical tale about perspective – join Pearl the Panda and her animal friends on a hilarious adventure to uncover the bigger picture behind a mysterious umbrella floating innocently on a lake. The Floating Umbrella has won first place in the Children’s Picture Book category of the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards, and is a Red Ribbon winner of the […]