Claire is winner of 17 literary awards including the 2019 Rubery Prize Book of the Year, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from imperial China to modern-day Hong Kong. Isabel grows up in the wealthy Sun family in glamorous 1930s Shanghai. When Mao comes to power, she journeys to Hong Kong, unaware that she will never see her father again. […]
Our event on 11 March 2019 at the FCC was a big success! Claire Chao, co-author of Remembering Shanghai: a Memoir of Socialites, Scholars, and Scoundrels with her mother, Isabel Sun Chao, fascinated us with backstory about the 10 year process of researching and writing her book as well as sharing valuable information about her decision […]
Thanks to all who joined us at the end of June for the launch of our new website and for their thoughtful input. We are grateful to Maarten Swemmer of Apprique who built the website for us and to Elise for working with him. Elise will look after our website going forward.
We are proud to present the new WiPS website for your perusal. The new website will soon appear under our original web […]
HKWiPS founders, Linda Pelham, Polly Yu, and Robyn Flemming, were recently reunited in London.
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 […]
By Queena Lau
Look around, what do you see that’s green? The trees, that meadow of grass yonder, the turquoise water rushing along the river bank? Are these all you can see? Come on, you’ve got to be kidding me. Look into your wallet. You smell that? That’s the enchanting aroma of crisp, green dollar bills; turn on the television, Green Arrow saves the city in his green hood; Joker’s green hair dances […]
Each month we feature an introduction to one of our members. This month we hear from Brooke Hardwick.
Brooke Hardwick: Living the Write Life
My life in literature began in 1998 as a high school English teacher in Australia. In the subsequent decades I taught and travelled the world. From Catholic schools in Glasgow to Agricultural schools in Queensland, Co-operative schools in London and Government schools in […]
Copies of Imprint 17 are still available. Please contact Polly if you have not received your members’ copy, or if you would like to buy a few extra copies of the latest edition.
And it is time to get writing for Imprint 18…
Deadline: 30 September 2018
For details, see Get Published on the WiPS website
We had a bumper crop of excellent submissions for Imprint 17 and […]
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 […]