Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm going to the Man Hong Kong Literary Festival!

My first ever writers' festival! (I was never properly invited to the Singapore one, doncha know.) Here's the events I'll be doing:

Thursday, 6 March
8:00pm | Joyce is Not Here, 38-44 Peel Street, Central | free event code: 806H
Poetry Roundtable -- Reconnect with poetry as local and international poets read and discuss their work. Featuring Andrew Barker, Sally Dellow, Sayed Gouda, Viki Holmes, Isa Kamari, David McKirdy, Ng Yi-Sheng and Cai Tianxin. Moderated by local poet Martin Alexander.

Friday, 7 March
7:00pm | The Fringe Theatre | HK$90 event code: 807G

Rhyme Across Time -- "To have great poets there must be great audiences too." ~ Walt Whitman. Experience the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Kit Wright, Caroline Kiser, William Blake and Ted Hughes on: beginnings, home, love, spirit, and endings as read by local poets Martin Alexander, Andrew Barker, Sally Dellow, Jason Lee and Madeleine Marie Slavick. Featured poets Viki Holmes, Isa Kamari, Ng Yi-Sheng and Cai Tianxin interpret these topics in their own distinctive voices. Moderated by local poet David McKirdy.

Saturday,8 March
2:00pm | The Fringe Studio | HK$90 event code: 808H
Labels: Gay Literature -- Is there such a thing as gay literature? Can writing be a tool to come out? Does one have to be gay to write a gay novel? This session discusses gay culture and what the label implies. Nigel Collett leads a discussion with Peter Moss, Ng Yi-Sheng and Alon Hilu.

Can you believe it? People will actually pay money to see me! (Um, me and Isa Kamari/Alon Hilu, that is.)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nanyang Literary Festival 2008 - Pandora’s Box

I'm reading at NTU's Lit Festival tomorrow!

20th February 2008, Wednesday
Venue: Canopy J, Canteen A
Duration: 11.30am – 4.00pm

(I've got the 11:45ish to 12:30 slot).

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


I was on Front, our weekly embarrassingly-contrived-wannabe-hip arts TV show last night - 9:30pm, Tuesday, Arts Central. Missed it 'cos I was at a poetry slam at Velvet Underground.

The topic of the story was "Is rap the new poetry?" I'm not sure if they recorded the bit where I say what a retarded question that is.

Anyhow, it oughta be rerunning on TVMobile all of this week. Stay tuned.