Poetry Jam | Hong Kong International Literary Festival | Friday 11 March

Poetry doesn’t get better than this!

“Visiting and local poets read their own and others’ work in a sticky, noisy and unpredictable mix, ring-mistressed by Viki Holmes. Ticket price includes a $30 drinks voucher redeemable at the door.”

Friday, 11 March 2011
Poetry Jam

19:30 – 21:30
Fringe Club
This Friday, if you are in Hong Kong, you should attend Poetry Jam, an evening of poetry organised by Poetry OutLoud Hong Kong, hosted by Viki Holmes. The event is part of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2011. Eight Cha contributors will be reading — click the images below to read their works in Cha.

Other participating poets include Akin Jeje, Gillian Bickley, Jason Polley, Nashua Gallagher, and more. 


Cha contributors in The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2011

Cha contributors Martin Alexander, Andy Barker, Viki Holmes, Wena Poon, Xu Xi, Louise Ho, Leung Ping-Kwan and our Reviews Editor Eddie Tay will be appearing in The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2011 (8-18 March). More details can be found here.
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Jazzetry at Peel Fresco

Time: 26 October · 07:30 – 14:00
Location: Peel Fresco Lounge, Peel Street, Hong Kong

Enjoy an evening of poetry and jazz with poets from the International Writers Workshop and some of the best Hong Kong-based writers, including Kate Rogers, Nicole Wong, Adam Radford and Jason Lee. Mark Peter provides musical accompaniment, Viki Holmes MCs.

See the event Facebook page here.



Cha contributors in Writers’ Digest

There is an interview with Cha contributors Viki Holmes and Kate Rogers in Writers’ Digest. They talk about their own poetry writing and their edited anthology, Not A Muse. Read the interview here.
  • Viki Holmes’s poetry was published in issue#3 of Cha and her review of Gillian Sze’s Fish Bones was published in issue#8 of the journal.
  • Kate Rogers’ poetry was published in issue#9 of Cha and her review of Todd Swift’s and Chen Ching-In’s poetry collections was published in issue#8 of the journal.

Cha contributors in Mascara Literary Review

Mascara Literary Review‘s “New Worlds’ section of Issue 7 features poems by Cha contributors Ocean Vuong and Viki Holmes. Read Ocean’s “Arrival by Fire” and “If You Are a Refugee” here and Viki’s “aqueous” and “discoveries made collecting botanic samples” here.

  • Ocean Vuong’s poetry was published in issue #10 of Cha.
  • Viki Holmes’s poetry was published in issue#3 of Cha and her review of Gillian Sze’s Fish Bones was published in issue #8 of the journal.

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 The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2010

Cha contributors Martin Alexander, Andrew Barker, Blair Reeve, Jason Lee, Ouyang Yu, Kate Rogers, Viki Holmes and Xu Xi will be featured in the 2010 Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival (11-19 March). More details can be found here.

CHA contributors in Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2009

Cha contributors Viki Holmes, Sushma Joshi, Kate Rogers and Ng Yi-Sheng will be appearing in the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. Support them by joining the festival!

  • Viki Holmes’s poetry was published in issue#3 of Cha and her review of Gillian Sze’s Fish Bones was published in issue #8 of the journal.
  • Sushma Joshi’s fiction has been published inissue #3 of Cha.
  • Kate Rogers’s review of Ching-In Chen’s The Heart’s Traffic: a Novel in Poems and Todd Swift’s Seaway: New and Selected Poems has been published in issue #8 of Cha.
  • Ng Yi-Sheng’s poetry has been published in issue #8 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!

DINNER AT BOX THAI: Poetry, Jazz and Thai Food

Performing poets include Joy Al-Sofi, Nashua Gallagher, Claire Lee, Erica Lyons, Aaliya Zaveri and Cha contributors Viki Holmes and Kate Rogers. Mark Peter will be performing music.

Date: Saturday, 29 August 2009
Time: Starting at 9 pm
Venue: BOX THAI – MODERN EATING

Choose from:
1) Poetry Dinner Package $350 per person
Includes: Set Thai dinner, One drink, A copy of NOT A MUSE
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2) Drink & Performance Package $100 per person
Includes: Entry and one standard drink

Reserve your tickets at 2537-6887 or come along to BOX THAI
For further information call Natalie 3175-8439
Books will be available for purchase on the night

  • Viki Holmes’s poetry was published in issue#3 of Cha and her review of Gillian Sze’s Fish Bones was published in issue #8 of the journal.
  • Kate Rogers’s review of Ching-In Chen’s The Heart’s Traffic: a Novel in Poems and Todd Swift’s Seaway: New and Selected Poems was published in issue #8 of Cha.

Viki Holmes in China Daily Hong Kong Edition

Cha contributor Viki Holmes and her co-editor Kate Rogers are interviewed by Nicole Wong (also a Cha contributor) in China Daily Hong Kong Edition (Saturday 4th July 2009). Viki and Kate talk about their experience of editing the anthology, Not A Must, which was launched earlier this year at the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival in March.


Viki Holmes’s poetry was published in issue#3 of Cha and her review of Gillian Sze’s Fish Bones was published in issue #8 of the journal.

Louise Ho in Time Magazine

Check out Hong Kong poet Louise Ho’s interview in Time. Ho talks about her writing and she also gives much deserved props to another Hong Kong poet, Vicky Holmes. Ho and Holmes, who have both appeared in Cha, are some of our favourite Asian writers. Congratulations!

  • Louise Ho’s poetry was published in issue #4 of Cha.
  • Viki Holmes’s poetry was published in issue#3 of Cha and her review of Gillian Sze’s Fish Bones was published in issue #8 of the journal.

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!

The launch of NOT A MUSE

NOT A MUSE (editors: Viki Holmes and Kate Rogers) is an exciting and panoramic new poetry anthology of writing by women poets launches in Hong Kong on Sunday March 8th: opening the Man Kong International Literary Festival 2009, and celebrating International Women’s Day.

You are warmly invited to an evening of multi-sensory entertainment, where live poetry intersects with the passion of jazz and the beauty of art. An exciting ensemble of poets from five countries will perform on stage, bringing their poetry alive.
The performance will be enhanced by the artwork of Gukzik Lau, Claire Lee and Madeleine Slavick; and the sounds of musicians Mark Peter and Linus Why. Poets reading will include Laksmi Pamuntjak, Aaliya Zaveri, Viki Holmes, Nashua Gallagher, Michelle Cahill, Adele C Geraghty, Claire Lee, Kate Rogers, Sally Dellow, Anna Sherman, Tanya Hart, Madeleine Marie Slavick, Ina Grigorova and Margaret Grace…
Ticket price includes a copy of Not A Muse. This event is supported by Haven Books.

Viki Holmes’s poetry was published in issue#3 of Cha and her review of Gillian Sze’s Fish Bones was published in issue #8 of the journal.