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  • Dispatches from Hong Kong 香港特派 19:30 23rd Mar / The Bookworm Chengdu / Nicholas YB Wong, Nury Vittachi

    “This is Hong Kong after all, where racists and sexists do not exist, where people and buildings aspire upward with rocket momentum,” Hong Kong poet Nicholas YB Wong writes in the prose poem “From My Window.” Tonight we welcome two key figures from Hong Kong’s literary scene to discuss the current climate for writers, journalists and publishers in the territory.

    “This is Hong Kong after all, where racists and sexists do not exist, where people and buildings aspire upward with rocket momentum,” Hong Kong poet Nicholas YB Wong writes in the prose poem “From My Window.” Tonight we welcome two key figures from Hong Kong’s literary scene to discuss the current climate for writers, journalists and publishers in the territory. In addition to writing fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, Nury Vittachi was a founding editor of the Asia Literary Review, co-founder of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, and a key figure in the creation of the Man Asian Literary Prize. Nicholas YB Wong is a widely-published poet and the author of two poetry collections, Cities of Sameness and Crevasse. He also serves on the editorial board of the literary journals Drunken Boat and Mead: Magazine of Literature and Libations.   (English英文) Buy Tickets 买票

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  • ‘ Mr Jam’ in Conversation 幽默对话录 20:00 24th Mar / The Bookworm Chengdu / Nury Vittachi

    “Nury ‘Mr Jam’ Vittachi is probably Asia’s most popular author/columnist with a regular readership of millions spread across magazines, newspapers, books and the internet.”

    “Nury ‘Mr Jam’ Vittachi is probably Asia’s most popular author/columnist with a regular readership of millions spread across magazines, newspapers, books and the internet.” So claims the blog of  Hong-Kong based author, journalist and ‘Asian humorist’ Nury Vittachi. It also says: “He was born on earth and still spends a fair amount of time there. Yeah right.”  Decide for yourself at tonight’s evening of the trademark wry humor and observations that have made ‘Mr Jam’ one of the region’s best-loved writers and social commentators.  (English 英文) Buy Tickets 买票

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