Moments of Hong Kong – Poetry Salon
說吧,香港--香港詩與詩中的香港 (讀詩會)


Poetry is not just a reflection of oneself, but also of the era in which it is written. Hong Kong has undergone tremendous changes over the centuries; how do our poets respond to the good and bad moments? Local poet Liu Wai-tong, the literary consultant of Hong Kong Odyssey will share his works, as well as the poems adapted for the concert. Accompanied by improvised music, this evening will take you through 200 years of Hong Kong in poetry.

It's part of The 2017 Festival PLUS event supported by GE.  Details:

登記 Registration: 
For HKU students and staff*:
For alumni and public:

*HKU staff and students will be entitled to free admission.  Limited quota on a first-come-first-served basis.

Date Time Venue
10 Feb 2017 19:00 - 20:30 Studio 303, CYM Cultural Centre
Bio of Instructor(s) 導師簡介:
廖偉棠先生 Mr. Liu Wai-tong

Liu was born in 1975 in Xinxing, Guangdong Province and later emigrated to Hong Kong. He is a writer, modernist poet, photographer and freelance writer. He had also worked as a book shop manager and magazine editor. He began to write poems in 1991, and then his writing genres spanned from essays, novels, dramas, to criticisms. He had received the Hong Kong Youth Literature Awards in Poetry and Essay categories (both First places); the Hong Kong Chinese Literature Award in Essay (First place), Poetry and Fiction (Third places) categories; the China Times Literature Award Poetry Top Prize; the United Daily News Literature Award Poetry Grand Prize; the Unitas Literature Fiction Newcomer Award; the Malaysian Floral Trail Novels Award; and the Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature. Publications include: the poetry volumes Wandering in the Accordion, Walking Songs of a Bohemian, Bitter Angel, Travelling When Young and With a Ghost Roaming in Hong Kong; a short story collection War Game in Eighteen Alleys; photography collections Lonely China, I Belong to Cats and Paris: Untitled Film Stills; essay collections Let’s Exit This Place, Leaving Only Light and Bohemian China (co- authored).