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    • Philomena Samuel

    • English Teacher
    • Language Training
    • Originally from Singapore, Philomena has been in Hong Kong since 1988. She has enjoyed three careers so far: working in communications for the Singaporean armed forces; as part of Cathay’s cabin crew (and contributor to the in-flight magazine) for 15 years; and then becoming a kindergarten teacher in Hong Kong’s local and international schools. In the 1980s, Philomena won Young Poets’ awards in Singapore.

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    • Vasavi Seethepalli

    • Editor
    • Editing, Graphic Design/Illustration, Writing
    • Artby-vasavi.com
    • http://www.artby-vasavi.com
    • artbyvasavi@gmail.com

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    • Dimple Shah

    • Writer
    • Writing
    • Dimple Shah arrived in Hong Kong ten years ago and promptly decided to forgo a lucrative career in banking and finance for the unquantifiable joys of writing. An avid consumer of words all her life, she has only recently officially assumed the mantle of producer of words and spinner of yarns.

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    • Dania Shawwa Abuali

    • Editor
    • Editing, Publishing
    • Dania Shawwa Abuali founded Haven Books in 2005, publishing 40+ titles of fiction and non-fiction. Dania previously worked for publishing houses in New York, having studied at the University of Toronto and then at Northwestern. Dania edited Imprint for three years and is a former president of WiPS.

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    • Elsie Sze

    • Writer
    • Writing
    • Elsie Sze grew up in Hong Kong and now resides in San Mateo, California. Her novels, Hui Gui: a Chinese story (2005) and The Heart of the Buddha (2009) received nominations for Foreword Magazine’s Book Awards in fiction categories. Elsie won the inaugural Saphira Prize for her manuscript “Ghost Cave: a novel of Sarawak”. Published by WiPS in 2014, it is distributed worldwide.

    • http://www.elsiesze.com
    • email: elsie.sze@gmail.com

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    • Maureen Tai

    • Director of Administration
    • Other Skills, Writing
    • Project management, legal, corporate finance
    • Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society
    • Maureen currently works at a research NGO in HK. She lived, studied and worked in Malaysia, Japan, Canada and the UK before relocating to Hong Kong over 11 years ago. She is an aspiring children's book writer and member of SCBWI. Maureen's first creative work was published in Cha in early 2019.

    • http://www.storiesthatstaywithus.com
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    • Luisa Ternau

    • Poet/Teacher
    • Language Training, Poetry, Translating, Writing
    • Luisa Ternau studied literature at the University of Trieste in Italy and then gained an MA in modern English literature at King’s College London. She enjoys living in Hong Kong because as a cosmopolitan metropolis it offers exploration of multiple viewpoints and perspectives on culture, society, politics, religion and life in general. Luisa won third prize in the Proverse Poetry Prize for Single Poems 2016.

    • Luisaternau@gmail.com

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    • Deb Troendle

    • Academic/Medical Editor
    • Medical Editing/Writing
    • Currently living in Macau, Deb is an academic editor with a focus in medicine, veterinary medicine and nursing. She has worked in peer-reviewed research in Canada and the US, and at a number of universities, editing graduate and undergraduate courses in subjects from anaesthesia to water treatment. She particularly enjoys working with authors for whom English is a second language.

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    • Irene Tsang

    • Facilitator/Writer
    • Writing
    • Metta Works
    • Irene has been a learning and development professional in the service and luxury retail industries for 20 years. A native of Hong Kong, she received her secondary and tertiary education in Canada, and completed graduate studies in comparative literature, Buddhist studies and creative writing in Hong Kong. Her story won the SCMP/RTHK Top Story Competition in 2012. She also wrote a play for the 10-Minute Play Festival in 2014.

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    • Anne Tseng

    • Editor/Writer
    • Editing, Writing
    • Anne is an experienced editor and writer in educational publishing. She is Editorial Consultant for Asia Education at Oxford University Press. Previously, she worked as an editor in the K-12 ELT division at McGraw-Hill Education and Time Life in Hong Kong. Anne is the author of a series of six dinosaur books for young children published by Marshall Cavendish.

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