One-Day Literary Writing Lodge in Hong Kong Voices (15 December 2018)

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One-Day Literary Writing Lodge in Hong Kong Voices
(Saturday 15 December 2018)

We are excited to announce that Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is collaborating with the Department of English Language and Literature at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and PEN Hong Kong to organise a very special One-Day Literary Writing Lodge in Hong Kong Voices (Saturday 15 December 2018). Some of the best known writers in the city will join hands with the linguistic and literature professors at HKBU to create an exciting one-day writing experience for higher secondary school students.

The idea of the Writing Lodge is to encourage our youths to write authentically in their own Hong Kong voices in a way that is also intelligible and expressive to a global readership. This is likely to be the next frontier of English literary writing in Hong Kong, and we are enthusiastic to help nurture the best writing talents from among our youths.

We would like to invite teachers from local secondary schools to nominate up to five of your students per school to participate in the Writing Lodge. The nomination must include:

1) Student’s name and year of study,
2) Name of the school,
3) Name and position of the nominating teacher, and
4) A writing sample (it can be in the form of a poem, a classroom composition, or something that the student had composed creatively on their own initiative) by each of the nominated students.

Nominations must be made to tammyh@hkbu.edu.hk (Tammy Lai-Ming Ho) no later than Monday 29 October 2018. We would appreciate it if your set of nominations span across students of different backgrounds.

29 Oct 2018

❀ Receive nominations of up to five students from each school to participate in the Lodge.
❀ Each nomination must include: 1) Student’s name and year of study, 2) Name of the school, 3) Name and position of the nominating teacher, and 4) A writing sample (it can be in the form of a poem, a classroom composition, or something that the student had composed creatively on their own initiative) by the nominated student.

5 Nov 2018

❀ Selected students and their teachers will be notified.
❀ They will also be provided with the detailed information about the Writing Lodge.

19 Nov 2018

❀ Receive confirmation of attendance of accepted nominees, with information on dietary constraints, health and physical limitations, to facilitate planning and logistic support.

To ensure that the students benefit maximally from the esteemed writers invited to lead at the Writing Lodge, no more than 30 students will be selected from across Hong Kong.

The Writing Lodge is planned for Saturday 15 December 2018, and will take place at the Hong Kong Baptist University (Kowloon Tong). It is a whole day event that begins at 9:00am and will end at around 6:30pm. Students who complete the day’s event will receive a certificate for their participation. The event is sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, HKBU and is free of charge to the participants.

Accepted students (and their schools)
Information will be made available presently.

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Organisers
❀ 
Professor Lian-Hee Wee
Associate Dean of Arts, HKBU
Professor of Linguistics

and

❀ Dr Tammy Lai-Ming Ho
Co-Founding Editor, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
Vice President, PEN Hong Kong
Associate Professor of Literature, HKBU

Event Organising Assistant
Suzanne Lai

Writing Associates
Nicola Chan, Cheng Tim Tim, Janet Lau and William Ng

(Spiral design in the header image  ©  Cha contributor Ricky Garni.)

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