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Are You Stuck?

Panellists Clare Stearns, Sarah Brennan and Lindsay Varty provide insights into how they navigated around obstacles on the road to success

By Heather Diamond

 

This enjoyable and entertaining event, held at the FCC on 20 February 2020, showed that although our three panelists work in very different genres, their experiences have been similar. Clare Stearns runs a theatre company and writes plays based on the hidden histories of women. Her upcoming play, Mussolini’s […]

By |February 25th, 2020|event, news|0 Comments

Truth & Memoir

Authors Heather Diamond, Gillian Bickley, Jason Ng, and publisher Pete Spurrier share their insights on memoir writing with WiPS

By Michele Koh Morollo

Organized by the WiPS Committee, Truth & Memoir, took place on the evening of 10 December, at the Hughes Room in the Foreign Correspondents’ Club. The event generated a buzz and excitement and was well attended by members of the Hong Women in Publishing Society and a number of guests interested […]

By |December 13th, 2019|event, news|0 Comments

December (Inaugural) Informal Get-together

By Suzanne Andrews

WiPS inaugural ‘Informal Get-together’ was held in SoHo’s Club 71, which nestles among trees alongside a romantic French restaurant. Dressed for chilly weather and perching themselves like pretty pigeons inside the cosy little bar with its colourful walls were ladies of words, many words of course, since women do like a good chat. And a love of words, written, spoken, shared and gloriously arranged on a page […]

By |December 7th, 2019|event, news|0 Comments

A Call for Action Answered!

By Connie Lee

On the 30th October 2019, members and guests met at the American Club to discuss a way forward for the Society. During the evening it was announced that Suzanne Andrews had agreed to step up as our new president and that WiPS would continue!

Poor attendance at events in recent years was one factor that had put the future of WiPS in doubt. Suzanne has proposed holding just five main events […]

By |November 7th, 2019|event, news|0 Comments

Claire Chao on Remembering Shanghai

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 […]

What is Libel? How Not to be Sued

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 […]

By |February 14th, 2019|event, news|0 Comments

The WiPS Open Mic Night

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 Brattle‘s […]

By |February 3rd, 2019|event, news|0 Comments

Less is More: Telling Hong Kong’s Story with a “Short Book”

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 […]

By |November 10th, 2018|event, news|0 Comments