Cha Reading Series

Cha Reading Series takes the online journal out into the physical world. It brings together poets, writers, translators and artists who are in some way or other affiliated with Cha. Readings will take place in various impromptu locations across the city, in public and private rooms, lecture halls, on park benches, in front of billboards, next to a window scratched by tree branches. They will read their work informally or seriously. They will discuss issues, argue, debate and exchange. We also hope to form dialogue and explore specific pertinent topics that inspire or beset the contemporary world.

Proposals for future readings are very welcome. Please write to t@asiancha.com.

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{forthcoming} When you Come to the Gates of Go {Facebook registration}
Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Venue: tbc
FREE ADMISSION | ALL ARE WELCOME
{Please click here for the readers’ bios and online registration.}

In this Cha Reading Series event “When you Come to the Gates of Go”, academics and translators Lucas Klein and Chris Song will each present and perform five poems of their own choosing, either in Chinese or English, which have been translated from another language. There will also be a discussion on poetry, translation and identity. Moderated by Cha‘s co-editor Tammy Ho Lai-Ming.

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{forthcoming} Take Ten: Jason S Polley and Lian-Hee Wee {Facebook registration}
Date: Monday 4 December 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Venue: HKBU Phonology Laboratory, Room OEM708, Oen Hall, Sin Hang Campus, Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong {information}
FREE ADMISSION | ALL ARE WELCOME
{Please click here for the readers’ bios and online registration.}

In this Cha Reading Series event “Take Ten”, academics and poets Jason S Polley and Lian-Hee Wee will each present and perform ten poems of their own choosing. They will tell us the stories behind these poems and how their lives have been defined or inspired by these poetic works. Moderated by Cha‘s co-editor Tammy Ho Lai-Ming.

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{forthcoming} Adventures in Poetry: Viki Holmes and Kate Rogers {Facebook registration}
Date: Friday 1 December 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Venue: tbc
FREE ADMISSION | ALL ARE WELCOME
{Please click here for the readers’ bios and online registration.}

In this Cha Reading Series event, Viki Holmes and Kate Rogers will be reading from their latest poetry collections, Girls’ Adventure Stories of Long Ago (Chameleon Press, 2017) and Out of Place (Quattro Books, 2017), respectively. They will also be sharing their experience of writing and life with Cha‘s co-editor Tammy Ho Lai-Ming.

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{forthcoming} An Intimate Evening with Joshua Ip {Facebook registration}
Date: Saturday 4 November 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Venue: CCCD Artspace - 碧波押 Green Wave Art (G/F, 404 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
FREE ADMISSION | ALL ARE WELCOME
{Please click here for the readers’ bios and online registration.}

In the first Cha Reading Series event, Joshua Ip, of Sing Lit Station, will be reading with award-winning poet Nicholas Wong, and Cha co-editor Tammy Ho Lai-Ming and Reviews Editor Eddie Tay. They will be reading poems centring on the idea of ‘intimacy’.

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Photo of Joshua Ip by Jon Gresham