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 or Listen on   '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

Proverse Prize

Founded by HKWIPS member, Gillian Bickley, and her husband, Verner Bickley, the International Proverse Prizes for writing submitted in English and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation), close for entry on 30 June 1962. The Proverse Prize for single-author book-length non-fiction, fiction, or poetry (now in its 10th year) offers a cash prize and publication. The Proverse Poetry Prize for single poems (this is its fourth edition) offers cash prizes [...]

Press Release from Afaranwide

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO LAUNCH A TRAVEL BLOG Tuesday, April 30, 2019: A TRAVEL blog with a difference launched this week. Afaranwide is written by an “old married couple” who are journalists and expats, currently living in Hong Kong. Sue Brattle and Colin Simpson believe that their age (they like to call it maturity) and very different personalities bring colour to everything they write. As expats, travellers and tourists they’re at [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Official Launch of Imprint 18

Imprint 18 has launched! Thank you to all who attended the launch at the FCC last night. It was a fabulous evening. Many thanks to all who contributed to another issue of our wonderful anthology! From Elizabeth Grobler: Friday, 26th April was the launch of Imprint 18, the annual anthology of the Woman in Publishing Society Hong Kong, which consists of Poetry, Humor, Travel and other Essays, Short Stories, Young Writers Short [...]

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