Potted Poetry Workshop | Writing on Leaves – A Wander in the Park | Book Talk | Poems GO! | Reading on the Grass

Potted Poetry Workshop  

For a deeper appreciation of poetry and  plants, join our Potted Poetry Workshop and learn how to grow the “fruit of literature”.

Date:
8 January (Sunday)

Time:
2:15pm – 3:00pm
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Venue:
Sunset Lawn

Fee:
$50 per person (includes and one potted plant)

To secure your place, please register online. Walk-in registration subject to availability.

This workshop involves the use of Wintergreen oil. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parents.

The workshop will be held in Cantonese

Writing on Leaves – A Wander in the Park


Wander around the Nursery Park with The House of Hong Kong Literature and listen to poems by local writers inspired by the plants we’re growing.

Date:
8 January (Sunday)

Time:
2:45pm – 3:15pm
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Gathering Point:
Sunset Lawn

To secure your place, please register online. Walk-in registration subject to availability.

The programme is held in Cantonese.

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:
Sonia Wong, Zeit Fong

Date:
8 January (Sunday)

Time:
Sonia Wong - 3:25pm – 3:45pm
Zeit Fong - 4:10pm – 4:30pm

Venue:
Sunset Lawn

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:
8 January (Sunday)

Time:
2:00pm – 6:00pm

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:
8 January (Sunday)

Time:
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue:
Sunset Lawn

Theme of the Month:
New Voices

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.