About this Event
Speaker(s): Jan Lee & Steve Wills
Moderator: Victoria Gilbert
Date: 7 March (Thursday)
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Format: Book Launch
Category: Fantasy - Sci-Fi
Jan Lee (pen name of Genevieve Hilton)is a Hong Kong-based digital native, whose science fiction stories have been published in various small presses and anthologies, and are collected in the book Route One and Other Stories. Jan’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and recognized several times in the “Writers of the Future” contest. Jan is Editor-in-Chief of The Apostrophe, the quarterly magazine of the Hong Kong Writers Circle.
Steve Willis is an engineer and innovator who works on industrial and environmental projects, and writes short climate action stories which explore potential positive outcomes to the climate crisis. Steve combines his background in heavy industry with sharp observation, a vivid imagination, relentless persistence and a talent for lucid dreaming. He uses these unusual skills to continuously seek massive scale climate solutions, identify climate start-up opportunities and write stories which capture the essence of working on the climate crisis challenge.
It’s hard not to feel a sense of despair when you think about the climate crisis, but does it really have to be that way? Jan Lee and Steve Willis, co-authors of Fairhaven: A Novel of Climate Optimism, don’t think so. In this bold and hopeful novel, they offer alternatives to apocalyptic visions of our future based around their real-life experiences in innovation engineering, climate protection, and corporate sustainability. Based in Malaysia, the story presents a unique take on our common dilemma and what we can do to solve it, all wrapped up in an engrossing work of fiction. Join them for the hard launch of their novel, where they will discuss the role of storytelling in challenging and inspiring us to take action against the climate crisis with Victoria Gilbert, head of sustainability for TEDxTinHauWomen and director at Globescan.
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The Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) inspires the joy of reading by bringing the world’s writers and stories to Hong Kong’s diverse communities. A dynamic year-round programme and an annual festival offer dialogue, entertainment and perspective, while the Young Readers Festival (YRF) motivates students to engage with all aspects of the written word, improving communication skills, while nurturing the art of writing and storytelling.
The annual festival features established and emerging writers from around the world, alongside local literary talents, in a programme that includes panel discussions, book talks, readings, workshops, walks, school programmes, performances, and more.
To find more, please visit our officail website: https://www.festival.org.hk/
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Fringe Jockey Club Studio Theatre, Fringe Club 藝穗會, Hong Kong, Hong Kong