Thanks to HKWiPS, I've met some very special women who have assisted me on my new writing journey. I've always enjoyed organising events. Managing a Life-skills charity in NZ was a highlight. I've taught English, taken my own Confident Communication courses and worked in sales. Now I'm into Podcasts!
Shikha Bansal has worked in the publishing industry both in Hong Kong and India. She started her career editing/writing for a newspaper in India, and subsequently worked as a book editor for several years. She specialises in writing, editing and proofreading books as well as writing English Language Teaching (ELT) materials.
Henna has a bachelor's degree in economics from McGill University and an MFA from University of Hong Kong. She has lived in Asia, North America and Europe. Trained as a management consultant, she has worked at KPMG. At WiPS she has served several years on the advertising committee
Irene writes fun and thought-provoking stories, poems and articles for all ages. A published writer and experienced freelance editor, she spent a decade teaching writing, English, Bible, and educational methodology in Hong Kong, mainland China, and other Asian and European countries. She now lives in Alexandria VA, and works in Washington DC, USA.
An experienced editor and publications manager, Gillian Bickley has authored works on C19th HK history and 5 poetry collections. A professor of English literature for 30 years, Gillian is co-founder, with her husband, Verner Bickley, of 2 annual international prizes for unpublished writing, one for book-length work, one for single poems.
Susan Blumberg-Kason is the author of Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair With China Gone Wrong (Sourcebooks, 2014) and co-editor of Hong Kong Noir (Akashic Books, 2018). She also writes for the Asian Review of Books and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. She lives with her family in the Chicago area.
Betty is a poet and educator from New Zealand. She has taught English literature in South Africa, New Zealand and, for the past 18 years, in Hong Kong. She is a keen debating coach and adjudicator. Her poetry collection, Midnight Muse Venerated Verse, was published in 2013. She has also published with the Hong Kong Writers’ Circle and Imprint.
Samantha Bradley is a lawyer living in Hong Kong. A lover of literature since an early age her passion for writing poetry emerged only recently. Finding inspiration in daily events and those around her she writes spontaneously at home, on the ferry, in the bar, on the street to capture thoughts, emotions and moments in time