Fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition Beijing seminar speaker Edward Lam looks forward to refreshing, multi-media work

26 Sep 2012


Renowned Hong Kong theatre director and playwright Edward Lam, one of the judges in the fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition, he recently shared about creativity at a SDX Joint Publishing Company seminar in Beijing, with Sun Hung Kai Development (China) Assistant General Manager (PR) Renee Wang and Joint Publishing (HK) Deputy Editor-in-Chief Anne Lee.  Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) and Joint Publishing have opened the competition up to the mainland this year.  Eight Hong Kong and mainland creative professionals and veteran writers will offer individual coaching to shortlisted contestants.  The winning books will be published in traditional and simplified Chinese versions for Hong Kong and mainland distribution.


Creative veteran


Mr Lam was a television writer before he founded the Edward Lam Dance Theatre and gave performances worldwide.  He is also a radio presenter, lecturer and writer.  He took the seminar audience on a journey through his creative experience and inspired young people to do refreshing work without boundaries.


He said creative writing is a valuable experience: “You start a creative journey and may encounter many unknowns along the way.  Not everyone has such an opportunity.”  He encourages aspiring young authors to take part in the competition.  “It doesn’t matter who you are and what you do, everyone can do creative writing.  I look forward to seeing your work.”


Multi-media work


The fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition invites entries from Mainland to promote creative writing on a wider scale and offer young people the opportunity to realize their dreams of becoming published authors.


The competition is open to never-before published writers aged 35 or under.  The theme is ‘existence’ and the entries can include words, graphics or multi-media work.  The judges will be Hong Kong cartoonist and lyricist Siu Hak, action-film director Daniel Lee and theatre director and playwright Edward Lam, and from the mainland newspaper editor-in-chief and writer Hu Hong-Xia, Beijing music producer Zhang Ya-Dong, Beijing writer and book series editor-in-chief Zhang Yue-Ran, Shanghai writer Dane Chan and Beijing poet, playwright and screenwriter Zou Jing-Zhi.  They will provide one-on-one coaching to shortlisted candidates and talk about creativity to inspire young writers at seminars to be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.


About the Young Writers’ Debut Competition


SHKP set up the Book Club to promote reading and writing.  The Young Writers’ Debut Competition has helped 23 young authors have their first books published and distributed in major bookstores in Hong Kong since 2006.


SHKP and Joint Publishing are staging a fourth competition and it is open to mainland contestants to promote cultural exchange.  Hong Kong and mainland creative professionals and veteran writers will provide individual coaching to shortlisted writers.


Website: www.shkpbookclub.com/YoungWriters4

Fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition Beijing seminar speaker Edward Lam looks forward to refreshing, multi-media work

26 Sep 2012





Renowned Hong Kong theatre director and playwright Edward Lam, one of the judges in the fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition, he recently shared about creativity at a SDX Joint Publishing Company seminar in Beijing, with Sun Hung Kai Development (China) Assistant General Manager (PR) Renee Wang and Joint Publishing (HK) Deputy Editor-in-Chief Anne Lee.  Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) and Joint Publishing have opened the competition up to the mainland this year.  Eight Hong Kong and mainland creative professionals and veteran writers will offer individual coaching to shortlisted contestants.  The winning books will be published in traditional and simplified Chinese versions for Hong Kong and mainland distribution.


Creative veteran


Mr Lam was a television writer before he founded the Edward Lam Dance Theatre and gave performances worldwide.  He is also a radio presenter, lecturer and writer.  He took the seminar audience on a journey through his creative experience and inspired young people to do refreshing work without boundaries.


He said creative writing is a valuable experience: “You start a creative journey and may encounter many unknowns along the way.  Not everyone has such an opportunity.”  He encourages aspiring young authors to take part in the competition.  “It doesn’t matter who you are and what you do, everyone can do creative writing.  I look forward to seeing your work.”


Multi-media work


The fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition invites entries from Mainland to promote creative writing on a wider scale and offer young people the opportunity to realize their dreams of becoming published authors.


The competition is open to never-before published writers aged 35 or under.  The theme is ‘existence’ and the entries can include words, graphics or multi-media work.  The judges will be Hong Kong cartoonist and lyricist Siu Hak, action-film director Daniel Lee and theatre director and playwright Edward Lam, and from the mainland newspaper editor-in-chief and writer Hu Hong-Xia, Beijing music producer Zhang Ya-Dong, Beijing writer and book series editor-in-chief Zhang Yue-Ran, Shanghai writer Dane Chan and Beijing poet, playwright and screenwriter Zou Jing-Zhi.  They will provide one-on-one coaching to shortlisted candidates and talk about creativity to inspire young writers at seminars to be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.


About the Young Writers’ Debut Competition


SHKP set up the Book Club to promote reading and writing.  The Young Writers’ Debut Competition has helped 23 young authors have their first books published and distributed in major bookstores in Hong Kong since 2006.


SHKP and Joint Publishing are staging a fourth competition and it is open to mainland contestants to promote cultural exchange.  Hong Kong and mainland creative professionals and veteran writers will provide individual coaching to shortlisted writers.


Website: www.shkpbookclub.com/YoungWriters4