Poems GO! | Reading on the Grass | Book Talk

Poems GO!

“Poems GO!” is a fun, literary treasure-hunt that involves following designated routes to hunt for extracts of Chinese poems hidden around the park. All of the extracts are about the theme: “forging a new path”.

Starting at the House of Hong Kong Literature’s booth, the hunt will take you on an exploration of the West Kowloon Nursery Park as you search the lawn areas to find our checkpoints – we promise they are not hard to spot!

Once you’ve found all of the poetry extracts from one route, arrange them to form a complete poem and submit it at The House of Hong Kong Literature booth to collect your ‘prize’.

8-9 October (Saturday & Sunday)

2:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunset Lawn

Reading on the Grass

Led by The House of Hong Kong Literature, “Reading on the Grass” returns to Freespace Happening with a new theme for each month. To join the BookCrossing, simply bring along books related to the monthly theme and share them with us, then choose books you would like to adopt! You can also borrow books that other people have shared and read them on the lawn – even if you don’t bring any yourself!

Requirement for books:

-  We welcome books in Chinese and English language

-  We only accept books that are in good condition

-  We only accept legal copies of books

-  Magazines, newspapers and textbooks are also not accepted

-  Books with obscene, violent or offensive content are not accepted

Book Crossing Guidelines:

  1. We suggest that you exchange the same number of books as you brought;
  2. You can exchange as many books as you want;
  3. Books that fit with the theme of month are highly recommended;
  4. Bags will not be provided, please bring your own bag(s);
  5. If you did not bring a book to exchange, but found a book you are interested in at the Library:
    5.1 Read the book at Freespace Happening;
    5.2 Return the book to the Library before leaving.

8-9 October (Saturday & Sunday)

2:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunset Lawn

Theme of the Month:
Forging a new path

Book Talk

Taking place alongside “Reading on the Grass”, “Book Talk” is an informal talk where writers and artists share creative ideas and a selection of their favourite books, and they will read our ‘poem of the month’ in response to the theme of each month’s Freespace Happening.

Keith Liu, Ricky Luk (Humchuk), Kitty Hung, Yau Hawk Sau, Neo

Date and time:
8 October (Saturday)
Keith Liu - 3:00pm – 3:20pm
Ricky Luk (Humchuk) - 4:00pm – 4:20pm

9 October (Sunday)
Kitty Hung - 3:10pm – 3:30pm
Yau Hawk Sau, Neo - 4:30pm – 4:50pm

Sunset Lawn

About the Speakers

Keith Liu

Keith Liu is a poet and publisher in Hong Kong. He is the author of two books of poems: Not Even the Sound of Blossom and The Beach is as Quiet as a Stopped Clock.

Selected book:
”Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine”

Ricky Luk (Humchuk)

Ricky Luk, who creates under the pen name Humchuk, graduated from the University of Hong Kong with an MA in Architecture Design in 2012. In 2014 he made “life” his full-time art career and began to trade his drawings for real stories from ordinary people. Ricky has initiated art projects dedicated to reminding people to cherish every moment and see value in their everyday lives. In 2015, he published the illustrated book “If only we – had met – but won’t meet again … " He held his first solo exhibition "Time Machine" in 2016.

Selected book:
Humchuk: “If only we – had met – but won’t meet again … "

Kitty Hung

Kitty Hung Hiu Han is a poet born in Hong Kong in 1989. She graduated from the Department of Cultural Studies at CUHK, where she was an active member of the editorial board of the Chinese University Student Press and Tolopoem. She is the recipient of a number of awards for her works in poetry and fiction, and has worked as an editor for the local youth literature magazine Fleurs des Lettres. She also recently published her first collection of poetry.

Yau Hawk-Sau, Neo

Yau Hawk-Sau, Neo, is a Hong Kong-based actor who graduated from the School of Film and Television at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He founded a political satire group called “Mocking Jer”, which specialises in creative derivative work based on local news stories and government issues. In 2015, he gained recognition as the lead character Pang Shing-Wa in “She Remembers, He Forgets”.

Selected book:
Haruki Murakami: Hear the Wind Sing

About the House of Hong Kong Literature

The House of Hong Kong Literature was established by a group of local scholars and academics in 2009, with the aim of exploring new opportunities and growth for local literary development. They have since organized numerous events, talks and seminars, and garnered the support of over 300 literati and members of the public.