YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO LAUNCH A TRAVEL BLOG Tuesday, April 30, 2019: A TRAVEL blog with a difference launched this week. Afaranwide is written by an “old married couple” who are journalists and expats, currently living in Hong Kong. Sue Brattle and Colin Simpson believe that their age (they like to call it maturity) and very different personalities bring colour to everything they write. As expats, travellers and tourists they’re at [...]
Imprint 18 has launched! Thank you to all who attended the launch at the FCC last night. It was a fabulous evening. Many thanks to all who contributed to another issue of our wonderful anthology! From Elizabeth Grobler: Friday, 26th April was the launch of Imprint 18, the annual anthology of the Woman in Publishing Society Hong Kong, which consists of Poetry, Humor, Travel and other Essays, Short Stories, Young Writers Short [...]
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 [...]
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!