WiPS Newsletter: May 2022

Allow me to begin on a high. The kind of high one feels when permitted to walk on a Hong Kong beach once again without fencing preventing your feet from touching sand. The kind of high one revels in when life resumes to near normalcy after claustrophobic pandemic times. And to get you more excited, please read on… “Yes, there are other highs to come!”

Imprint in Orbit!

IMPRINT 20 WAS OFFICIALLY UNVEILED ON 26 FEBRUARY. As we couldn’t celebrate at the FCC, we launched the issue by Zoom.

Masterminded by new committee member Rinkoo Ramchandani and emceed by our president Suzanne Andrews, the occasion was declared an amazing success and enjoyed by members around the globe. Necessity being the mother of invention, WiPS had produced – in short order – its own mix of virtual wizardry!

“What a soul-lifting, inspiring and FUN […]

WiPS Newsletter: July 2021

Dear Members,

Last Saturday week, I experienced an Imprint rush. This can clearly be defined as a moment when one feels grateful for having made the decision to be part of Hong Kong WiPS.

That day, I was in fact in a rush to find cool shelter from the Hong Kong glue air summer. Indeed, it was sticky. Silk Road Café at […]

Woman at Work: ELIZABETH VONGSARAVANH

Elizabeth Vongsaravanh is a Hungarian artist who has lived in Laos for more than two decades. She received a degree in English studies in Hungary after spending two years in Canada out of spite for not getting accepted into art school. 

She kick-started her artistic journey after settling into her new home in Laos, adapting quickly to the unfamiliar environment, culture and traditions, which are manifested and reflected in her pieces. […]

Sue Dockstader

The Adventures of Henry the Field Mouse books revolve around Henry, an amiable field mouse who befriends a family of mice and embarks on a series of escapades exploring the English countryside. While not intentionally educational, 3 to 7-year-olds will learn a little about the appearance and habitats of different animals and see how they can all be friends, even though they don’t look the […]

Woman at Work: MARY-JANE NEWTON

Mary-Jane Newton is an educational publisher and poet. She was born in India and grew up in Germany. She lived in Hong Kong until December 2019 and then returned to Europe to live in the UK. Mary-Jane has been a member of WiPS since 2009 and was a committee member 2011-2013. She serves as the IMPRINT poetry editor.

Mary-Jane started her career teaching learning impaired children and adults before joining Oxford University Press […]

Woman at Work: LUISA TERNAU

Luisa Ternau hails from Trieste, in the north-eastern corner of Italy along the Adriatic Sea. Since both her parents kept strong connections to their native land of Istria, a historically multicultural and multilingual region, Luisa has always wondered how cultural identity is shaped and what is at its core.

It was at elementary school that Luisa wrote her first pieces. Decades later and in Hong Kong, Luisa resumed composing poems and stories. Her […]

Karma Castilho

Big Tree near Nam Sang Wai
Acrylic on canvas

Karma Castilho is a self-trained artist who for 10 years has worked mainly in acrylics. Nam Sang Wai in the wetlands of San Tin is one of Karma’s favourite spots in Hong Kong. Visiting it early one morning she was awed by its peaceful beauty. The scene she depicts – of a large, heavily rooted tree […]

Yoanne Ho

This children’s story is a whimsical tale about perspective – join Pearl the Panda and her animal friends on a hilarious adventure to uncover the bigger picture behind a mysterious umbrella floating innocently on a lake. The Floating Umbrella has won first place in the Children’s Picture Book category of the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards, and is a Red Ribbon winner of the […]

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