IWD TALK: Literary Cocktails Celebrating Diaspora Culture Differences

Tue Mar 05 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC+08:00

The Women's Lounge | Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Literary Festival
Publisher/HostHong Kong International Literary Festival
IWD TALK: Literary Cocktails Celebrating Diaspora Culture Differences
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A. Y. Chao and Sarah Vee will talk about Shanghai Immortal and challenges of writing as a diaspora author straddling two different cultures.
About this Event

Title: IWD: Literary Cocktails Celebrating Diaspora Cultural Differences

Speaker(s): A.Y. Chao

Moderator: Sarah Vee, Founder of Women of Hong Kong


Event details

Date: 5 March (Tuesday)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Venue: Women’s Lounge

Price: $248 (seating) / $198 (standing)

Language: English

Format: Talk

Category: Fantasy & Sci-Fi


Speaker Biography:

Alice is the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Shanghai Immortal, the first in a trilogy following charmingly profane half-fox spirit, half-vampire Lady Jing. She’s lived in Calgary, Paris, Stockholm, Beijing, London, and Hong Kong, where she’s been interloper, compatriot, tourist, and foreigner. As a result of her experiences, Alice is fascinated by the interplay between self-perceived versus imposed identity and how this intersects with belonging, themes she enjoys exploring in her stories. A recovering lawyer and xiaolongbao enthusiast, Alice now lives in London with her family. Find her online at aychao.com and @ay_chao on X and Instagram.


Event Description :

Join us for a captivating talk with author A. Y. Chao, who will share more about her fantasy book Shanghai Immortal. Sarah Vee, founder of Women of Hong Kong, will speak with Alice about the challenges of writing as a diaspora author straddling two very different cultures. They'll cover the expectations, obligations and success of diaspora women. As a fantasy fiction writer, Alice will share how she takes inspiration from everywhere to create fiction that redefines genre boundaries.

Tickets include one bespoke drink inspired by the cocktails created in the book! Books will be available for sale on-site and the author will sign them on-site before and after the talk.


*Please note that photos and videos of participants may be taken during the activities,which may be used by the organiser and the major sponsor for educational andpromotional purposes in any way deemed appropriate, including disseminationthrough printed and online channels. Participation in the programme will constitutethe participants’ consent to the above arrangement.


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ABOUT HKILF

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/


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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Women's Lounge, 4th floor, Hollywood Commercial House,, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tickets

HKD 198.00 to HKD 248.00

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