Literature Charades | Poems GO! | Reading on the Grass | Book Talk

Literature Charades



Take part in an old-time party favourite and play a game of charades! Team up with friends and guess the literature – themed words displayed on the TV screen. The winning team will get a special prize too!

Date:
13 November (Sunday)

Time:
2:00pm – 2:45pm
4:00pm – 4:45pm
5:20pm – 6:05pm

Venue:
Sunset Lawn

Limited quota, first come, first served.

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.

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’.

Date:
13 November (Sunday)

Time:
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue:
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 Book Crossing, 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.

Date:
13 November (Sunday)

Time:
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue:
Sunset Lawn

Theme of the Month:
Identity

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.

Speakers:
Long Tin, Lo Keng-Chi

Date:
13 November (Sunday)

Time:
Long Tin - 2:40pm – 3:00pm
Lo Keng-Chi - 5:00pm – 5:20pm

Venue:
Sunset Lawn 

About the Speakers 

Long Tin


Long Tin, an experienced editor, journalist and critic, writes reviews on cinema, theatre, literature and cultural phenomena. He has published 26 books and worked as part-time lecturer and curator of various cultural activities, including Cattle Depot Book Fair 2003. He was president of the HK Film Critics Society from 2003 to 2007, and a jury member at the 47th Golden Horse Awards (2010).

Selected book:
“The Shortest Shadow: Nietzsche's Philosophy of the Two”

Lo Keng-Chi

Lo Keng-Chi graduated from The University of Hong Kong in Comparative Literature. As a writer and inclusive arts pioneer, he articulates his unique perspective through poetry, criticism, fiction and other forms of writing, merging creativity and life experiences in fresh, new ways.

Selected book:
“Lingering Disabilities: A Reader for the 21st Century”

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.