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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 to self publish and giving advice based on her ongoing marketing journey. Her beautiful book, a work [...]

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 [...]

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

Write Beyond Your Borders

A workshop led by Xu Xi International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation You read, you write, you wish you wrote more. Or maybe you know a great story in another language that you’d love to translate into English for publication. If this is you (or who you wish you could be), join our free workshop to write beyond your borders. When: Saturday 2 March from 1000 to 1230 hrs Where: WYND Yu [...]

By |February 2nd, 2019|news|0 Comments

Special Discounted Tickets for WiPS Members for the Born to be the Boss StartUp Conference

Born to be the Boss Startup Conference Thursday, 29 November 2018 theDesk, 20/F Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay Today, in order to manage our writing careers, we need to be entrepreneurs. In fact, many authors and writers who dive into the publishing world soon discover they are running a business. Some refer to it as the rise of the “author entrepreneur”, but either way to be an effective business owner [...]

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

Woman at Work: Vasavi Seethepalli

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 [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|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

Imprint 18: New Submission Deadline: 22 October 2018

We have received a healthy number of submissions for Imprint 18 but would like more to round out the anthology. If you have not yet had the chance to submit, we hope you will now. Please share the extended deadline with your writing community. New Submission Deadline: 22 October 2018 For more information, go to the Submit to Imprint page on the WiPS website. N.B. We have started editing this year’s submissions and are impressed with what we have [...]