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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 [...]

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

Woman at Work: MICHELE KOH MOROLLO

Michele Koh Morollo is a Singaporean freelance journalist, copywriter and short fiction writer who lived in Perth, Sulawesi, London, and Boston before moving to Hong Kong in 2010. She is the author of short story collections “Rotten Jellybeans”, which was published in London in 2007, and “Without: Stories of lack and longing”, which was launched at the Singapore Literary Festival in 2018. She has contributed to Singapore and Hong Kong fiction anthologies, and [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|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 like Imprint, was their [...]

Woman at Work: CLAIRE CHAO

CLAIRE CHAO, was born and raised in Hong Kong. Although unaware of it at the time, as a youth she continually sought connections to her parents' Shanghai homeland. She spent a decade creating Remembering Shanghai after thirty years in luxury brand management. While researching her family stories, she uncovered an uncanny link with the grandfather she'd never met. She graduated with highest honors from Princeton University and was named to Avenue magazine’s “500 [...]

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 [...]

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

International Writers’ Workshop 2019 Distinguished Writers Series: Nam Le

International Writers' Workshop is delighted to announce Mr. Nam Le, winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize, as their featured writer for the 2019 Distinguished Writers Series hosted by the International Writers’ Workshop (IWW) at Hong Kong Baptist University in early October. Author of the celebrated short story collection The Boat and the new nonfiction book On David Malouf: Writers on Writers, Mr. Le is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, and [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Announcing ‘Fool Me Twice’ – A True Crime Podcast Release

This will be released on October 25th, 2019 on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Auscast Network and all podcast platforms Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2lGEPru or www.foolmetwicepod.com Listen on https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/fool-me-twice   'FOOL ME TWICE' Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Jules Hannaford was successful and happy in her life and her job, but was still lonely. She turned to online dating as a last resort, after being [...]

By |September 17th, 2019|news|0 Comments

The SmokeLong Flash Fellowship for Emerging Writers

The application period is open for The SmokeLong Flash Fellowship for Emerging Writers (deadline Oct 15, 2019). Writers who are 18+, who write in English and have no chapbook- or book-length work published or under contract are eligible. The prize for this year-long virtual fellowship is $1000 ($200 upon winning the fellowship and $200 for each of 4 stories workshopped and published in the 2020 quarterly issues of SmokeLong Quarterly). The entry [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|news|0 Comments