It’s Never Too Late: Robyn Flemming on “Skinful”

By Rinkoo Ramchandani

When Robyn Flemming co-started WiPS with Polly Yu in the early 1990s, she never imagined that 30 years later she would be sharing the journey of her recently published memoir with its members in a virtual meeting from halfway across the world. On 6 June 2022, on a rainy Hong Kong evening, that’s exactly what she did, zooming in from an equally wet London where she was promoting her book, […]

Book Club

By Gillian Kew

It’s been some years since WiPS ran a book club, so we decided to put our toes back in the water and give it another go; after all, we are about anything publishing-related! This book club had to be different, though, as we could no longer meet in person. It had to be by Zoom.

Our […]

Celebrating 20 years of Imprint and 30 years of WiPS!

By Gillian Kew

Last weekend, I experienced something magical. No, I didn’t suddenly find the cure for Covid or the secret to World Peace (shame), but I did find that even during what are euphemistically dubbed “difficult times”, it was still possible to have a great time with friends. This was WiPS’ first virtual party, to launch IMPRINT 20 and to celebrate 30 years of this marvellous organization. Rinkoo Ramchandani’s technical wizardry and […]

WiPS Christmas Social 2021

By Gillian Kew

Without wishing to state, or restate, the obvious, we have not had a great year. The dreaded COVID, which I suspect is destined one day to become a profanity whose etymology people will look up in a future version of Google, has put a dampener on many of our usual activities, especially the social, fun ones. But “Cry, Freedom!” and our lovely leader Suzanne Andrews decided that enough was enough […]

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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 […]

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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
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