Exhibition & Event


Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Location |
Site-wide
Price |
Free of charge

Founded in 2001, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival connects audiences to established and emerging writers from around the world every November. For the upcoming 2018 festival, bestselling writers including Cheryl Strayed, Irvine Welsh, Susie Orbach, Ma Jian and Meg Wolitzer will anchor an exciting programme of discussions, workshops, debates and book signings, which will touch on the themes of LGBTQ issues, travel narratives, science fiction and history. Live storytelling and poetry readings will round out the rich offerings, making the festival a true celebration of ideas and literary arts.

Ticket price varies for each event. Some events offer free entry. Students get 50% off.

02.11 | 7:00pm Festival Opening Night @ JC Cube

03.11 | 2:00pm Start Your Own Podcast Workshop @ A Hall

03.11 | 2:00pm Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled The World @ F Hall

03.11 | 3:30pm Intan Paramaditha: Apple and Knife @ F Hall

03.11 | 4:00pm “Based On A True Story”: Writing Workshop @ A Hall

03.11 | 5:00pm The Qing Dynasty in Fact, Fiction and Fantasy @ F Hall

03.11 | 7:00pm Geoff Dyer: Where? What? Where? Brought to you by British Airways @ JC Cube

03.11 | 7:00pm Female Makers: Poets in Hong Kong @ F Hall

03.11 | 8:30pm Jenny Zhang and Emmy the Great in Conversation @ JC Cube

03.11 | 8:30pm Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines @ F Hall

04.11 | 2:00pm Paul French: City of Devils @ F Hall

04.11 | 2:00pm Write, Now: Beginners’ Writing Workshop @ A Hall

04.11 | 3:30pm History, Memory and Fiction with Dung Kai-cheung @ F Hall

04.11 | 4:00pm Literary Editing Workshop @ A Hall

04.11 | 5:00pm Why Genre Matters @ F Hall

04.11 | 7:00pm From Here to There: Travel Writing Panel Brought to you by British Airways @ JC Cube

04.11 | 7:00pm Imperial Twilight and the Opium War @ F Hall

04.11 | 8:30pm The British Library Session: Oscar Wilde @ JC Cube

04.11 | 8:30pm The Female Gaze and Writing about the Flesh @ F Hall

05.11-08.11 | 6:00pm Poetry in the Prison Yard @ Prison Yard

05.11 | 7:00pm Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin @ F Hall

05.11 | 8:30pm Imtiaz Dharker in Conversation @ F Hall

06.11 | 7:00pm Ada Palmer and the Sci-Fi Series Terra Ignota @ F Hall

06.11 | 8:30pm Aisha Franz: The Modern Graphic Novel @ F Hall

07.11 | 7:00pm Ivan Coyote: Tomboy Survival Guide @ F Hall

07.11 | 8:30pm Wake Up! with Jesse Oliver @ F Hall

08.11 | 7:00pm Stress-Proof with Mithu Storoni @ F Hall

08.11 | 8:30pm LGBTQ+ and the Inclusivity in the Arts @ F Hall

09.11 | 7:00pm From Page to Screen: Film Adaptations with Irvine Welsh and Meg Wolitzer @ JC Cube

09.11 | 7:00pm Guadalupe Nettel in Conversation @ F Hall

09.11 | 8:30pm Meg Wolitzer: The Female Persuasion @ JC Cube

09.11 | 8:30pm Yunte Huang: Inseparable, The Original Siamese Twins @ F Hall

10.11 | 12:00pm Fat is a Feminist Issue: Lunch with Susie Orbach @ Old Bailey

10.11 | 2:00pm Irvine Welsh: Dead Men’s Trousers @ JC Cube

10.11 | 2:00pm #MeToo in the Literary World: Shaping Stories of a Generation @ F Hall

10.11 | 2:00pm Slam Poetry Workshop @ A Hall

10.11 | 3:30pm Susie Orbach: In Therapy @ JC Cube

10.11 | 3:30pm Leta Hong Fincher: The Feminist Awakening in China @ F Hall

10.11 | 4:00pm Young Adult Fiction Writing Workshop @ A Hall

10.11 | 5:00pm Cheryl Strayed: Wild @ JC Cube

10.11 | 5:00pm Hong Kong Through the Lens of Literature @ Tai Kwun

10.11 | 7:00pm The Second Shelf with Meg Wolitzer and Xu Xi @ JC Cube

10.11 | 7:00pm Ma Jian: China Dream @ Tai Kwun

10.11 | 8:30pm Hong Kong Stories @ JC Cube

11.11 | 2:00pm Remembering Shanghai @ F Hall

11.11 | 2:00pm Crafting Fiction and Non-Fiction From Life: Writing Workshop @ A Hall

11.11 | 3:30pm The Natural World in Fiction @ F Hall

11.11 | 4:00pm Why Editors Don’t Reply: Pitching Workshop @ A Hall

11.11 | 5:00pm Laline Paull in Conversation @ F Hall