June 2010 Issue of Asiatic Journal is launched

The June 2010 issue of Asiatic is now live. Read Eddie Tay’s review of Writing Singapore: An Historical Anthology of Singapore Literature pdf, Agnes Lam’s review of Tumasik: Contemporary Writing from Singapore pdf (edited by Alvin Pang), and a review of Double Skin: New Poetic Voices from Italy and Singapore pdf (edited by Alvin Pang and Tiziano Fratus). Also featured in the issue is poetry by Christopher Kelen pdf.
  • Eddie Tay is Reviews Editor of Cha.
  • Anges Lam’s poetry has been published in issue #2 of Cha.
  • Alvin Pang has had three poems published in issue#2 of Cha.
  • Tiziano Fratus’s poetry has been published in issue #5 of Cha.
  • Christopher (Kit) Kelen’s poetry has been published in issue #1 of Cha.

Cha contributors at the Hong Kong Literature Festival

Cha contributors Arthur Leung, Agnes Lam and Viki Holmes will be performing at the 8th Hong Kong Literature Festival. They will read their favourite poems and share their writing experience.

Date: 8 July 2010 (Thu)
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Venue: Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library
More information here.

one by one OUTLOUD 5 May





one by one

one person:

one poem ~ story ~ song…


the following poets/writers/artists will perform

akin jeje
brian mulcahy
yuen che-hung
christian johnson
zheng danyi
dave mckirdy
fanny-min becker
chan fongie
shoko fujioka
gerard henry
gillian bickley
jessica yeung
jonathan douglas
keon lee
chung ling
mary jane newton
michael holland
michael ingham
pauline burton
salah elewa
sarah brennan
sayed gouda
shahilla shariff
sonia au
stephen richards
mak su yin
tanya hart
virginia chu
wong yankwaii

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5 may 2010 ~ fringe club ~ 8pm ~ free
emcee: madeleine marie slavick
presented by OUTLOUD (est. 1999)

CHA contributors in 13th Biennial Symposium on Literatures and Cultures of the Asia-Pacific Region

Cha contributors Agnes Lam, Mark Malby and Christopher (Kit) Kelen will be speaking at the 13th Biennial Symposium on Literatures and Cultures of the Asia-Pacific Region. Read more about the event here.
  • Anges Lam’s poetry has been published in issue #2 of Cha.
  • Mark Malby’s photography has previously been published in issue #2 of Cha. Some new works will be appearing in issue #9 of the journal as well.
  • Christopher (Kit) Kelen’s poetry has been published in issue #1 of Cha.

First Peng Chau Cultural Carnival 29-30 August 2009

Cha contributors’ poetry will be read aloud during the First Peng Chau Cultural Carnival. Do join us!

Saturday 29th August 2009

Poetry reading session ONE 3:15-3:30 PM
Agnes Lam (2 poems read by Rachel Chan)
Kit Kelen (4 poems with Chinese translations read by associate)
Tammy Ho (2 poems read by Calvin)
Madeleine Slavick (2-4 poems)
Elbert Lee (2 poems)

Poetry reading session TWO 5:00-5:15 PM
Tammy Ho (2 poems read by Helene)
Mani Rao (2 poems ready Chantel and Laith)
Alan Jefferies (2 poems ready by Helene)
Gillian Bickley (4 poems with translations read by Elbert)

  • Anges Lam’s poetry was published in issue #2 of Cha.
  • Christopher (Kit) Kelen’s poetry was published in issue #1 of Cha.
  • Elbert S. P. Lee’s poetry was published in issue #1 of Cha.
  • Mani Rao’s poetry was published in issue #1 of Cha.
  • Alan Jefferies’s poetry was published in issue #7 of Cha.

FIFTY-FIFTY Relaunch Event at Pacific Coffee

Fifty-Fifty, the anthology edited by Xu Xi and published by Haven Books (Hong Kong), will be relaunched with a new cover. To celebrate Haven Books has teamed up with Pacific Coffee to bring the anthology to the general public at a “Meet the Authors” event held on two dates in September 2009: first in Central and two weeks later in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 / 7 – 8.30pm
Pacific Coffee, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central
Thursday, September 24, 2009 / 7 – 8.30pm
Pacific Coffee, G/F New World Centre, 18-24 Salisbury Road, TST
Fifty-Fifty features work by many Cha contributors, including Xu Xi (issue #6), Martin Alexander (issue #3), Andrew Barker (issue #7), Cecilia Chan (issue #7), David Clarke (issue #1), Louise Ho (issue #4), Viki Holmes (issues #3 and #8), Alan Jefferies (issue #7), Agnes Lam (issue #2), Elbert S.P. Lee (issue #1), Arthur Leung (issue #1 and guest poetry editor of issue #6), Mani Rao (issue #1), Kate Rogers (issue #8), Nicholas Y. B. Wong (issue #1 and guest editor of issue #4) and Cha‘s founding co-editor Tammy Ho Lai-ming.
If you are in Hong Kong in September, do join the Fifty-Fifty writers at these exciting meetings!

CHA contributors in Asiatic

Cha contributors have works featured in the latest issue (June 2009) of Asiatic: Journal of English  Language and Literature. Read Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s article “Writing for Asian Children: History, Fantasy, and Identity(PDF), Agnes Lam’s review (PDF) of Singapore Literature in English: An Annotated Bibliography and her own poem, “Vanilla in the Star(PDF). Also featured in the issue is David C.E. Tneh’s poem, “Orchard Dreams(PDF). Cha will be featuring David’s two Orchard poems, “Orchard Dreams” and “Orchard Memories”, in the August 2009 issue of the journal.

  • Anges Lam’s poetry has been published in issue #2 of Cha.
  • Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s poetry has been published in issue #3 of Cha.
  • David C.E. Tneh’s poetry will be published in issue #8 of Cha.

NOT A MUSE

Cha excitedly announces the launch of Not A Muse. Not A Muse is edited by Viki Holmes (Cha contributor) and Kate Rogers and published by Haven Books.

The anthology includes poems by “over 100 sensational contributors from 24 countries including”. The following Cha contributors are featured in the long-awaited anthology: Agnes Lam (issue#2), Anindita Sengupta (issue#3), Kavita Jindal (issue#1), Louise Ho (issue#4), Luisa A Igloria (issue#2), Mani Rao (issue#1), Michelle Cahill (issue#2), Phoebe Tsang (issue#6), Sridala Swami (issue#3), Tammy Ho Lai-Ming (co-editor of Cha) and Viki Holmes (issue#3).
You can find more detail about the launch of Not A Muse on the Haven Books website and the the Man Kong International Literary Festival 2009 website.
If you are in Hong Kong, do join the launch party!

Agnes Lam Wins an International Poetry Prize

Agnes Lam’s poem “Vanilla in the Stars” wins one of the Special Mention awards in the 24th Nosside International Poetry Prize. Lam is the first Chinese to win in this competition. The Nosside International Poetry Prize is a global poetry contest for unpublished works, multilingual and multimedia. Entries can be written in any language and submitted in the form of written poetry, video poetry or musical poetry.


Anges Lam’s poetry was published in issue #2 of Cha.