Wednesday, 26 September at the FCC Many thanks to Celia Claase for a wonderful evening with WiPS at the FCC. She inspired us to think about who we are as writers, consider our potential audience, and suggested different platforms to explore to launch our work into the world.
Each month we feature an introduction to one of our members. This month we hear from one of our newest members, Yuetting Cindy Lam. Yuetting Cindy Lam's short stories have appeared in various magazines including New Orleans Review, Quiddity (NPR Illinois), Wasafiri and Brain, Child. She won the Second Prize in Hong Kong's "Top Story 2017" competition, and her story, "Fridays on Tin Hau Temple Road" was recognized as an honorable mention in [...]
Thanks to all who joined us at the end of June for the launch of our new website and for their thoughtful input. We are grateful to Maarten Swemmer of Apprique who built the website for us and to Elise for working with him. Elise will look after our website going forward. We are proud to present the new WiPS website for your perusal. The new website will soon appear under our original web address. Please click through and take a look. Do remember [...]
HKWiPS founders, Linda Pelham, Polly Yu, and Robyn Flemming, were recently reunited in London. Member News This summer Elizabeth Briel will be in San Francisco, working in an art studio above the small art/design/restaurant complex Palette SF. Members are welcome to visit and stop by for a chat and coffee, or a fabulous lunch downstairs. She'll be in the studio Monday-Saturday throughout July, making paints by hand and creating imaginary visual memories of a [...]
Part of the Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival It’s not often that the FCC is full of so many people practicing vocal exercises and working to improve their vocal variety. Many thanks to David Pope of All Voice Talent for sharing his time and talent with WiPS. Hopefully, with a bit of practice, we’ll be better prepared to share our work with the world. Thanks also to the Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival for helping [...]
Each month we feature an introduction to one of our members. This month we hear from Brooke Hardwick. Brooke Hardwick: Living the Write Life My life in literature began in 1998 as a high school English teacher in Australia. In the subsequent decades I taught and travelled the world. From Catholic schools in Glasgow to Agricultural schools in Queensland, Co-operative schools in London and Government schools in Hong Kong; my career has been [...]
Copies of Imprint 17 are still available. Please contact Polly if you have not received your members' copy, or if you would like to buy a few extra copies of the latest edition. And it is time to get writing for Imprint 18… Deadline: 30 September 2018 For details, see Get Published on the WiPS website We had a bumper crop of excellent submissions for Imprint 17 and hope to do even better in Imprint [...]
Member News This summer Elizabeth Briel will be in San Francisco, working in an art studio above the small art/design/restaurant complex Palette SF. Members are welcome to visit and stop by for a chat and coffee, or a fabulous lunch downstairs. She'll be in the studio Monday-Saturday throughout July, making paints by hand and creating imaginary visual memories of a city where she was born but left at a very young age. Or you [...]