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Last day for entries to 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition 21 October


28 Sep 2016


The SHKP Reading Club (under Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited) and Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) staged a series of Exploring the World of Creativity talks to spark new insights and stir public imagination in different parts of Hong Kong.  The last of the six installments was held in late September and had three writers talking about their unique styles of storytelling.  The series also encouraged entries to the 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition from talented young people, who have until 21 October to pursue their dreams.

The final talk was on ‘how to tell a story’ and had 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition judge Lawrence Pun, second competition winner Rainbow Leung and fourth competition winner Brown White describing narrative skills for different topics and genres.  Lawrence is a well-established local novelist, cultural critic, lecturer and columnist and was one of the writers recommended at the 2010 Hong Kong Book Fair.  His work includes Difficulties of Existence, Lovepieces, Without Annals and more.  Rainbow Leung has staged art exhibits and explored the relationship between the city and nature in works such as competition winner Sheung Ha Wo Che and Search for Missing People.  Brown White likes popular culture and personal interviews.  He won the fourth competition with Husband-Wife Businesses, which follows seven traditional shops run by couples.  He also worked with a local artist on Languages of Nature.

The speakers are from varied creative backgrounds and have different storytelling concepts and techniques.  Lawrence uses his academic background to introduce various connotations and symbols of life to enrich his stories, while Rainbow focuses on art to depict the city, nature and life in illustrations and prose.  Brown White prefers documenting individual feelings and emotions.  Their discussion was impressive and inspired the audience to think of new ways to present stories.

Exploring the World of Creativity talks looked at different aspects of the creative process, including cross-media creation, nurturing inspiration, satisfaction from creative work and sustaining creative expertise.  The speakers in the talk series used their rich life experiences and profound creative journeys to relate their perceptions, which the various audiences found inspiring and meaningful.

The 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition is open until 21 October and the theme this year is Future.  Participants aged 35 or below from Hong Kong are welcome to enter individually or in pairs.  The judges will select about 25 finalists based on proposals and sample content submitted, and then finalists will be matched with mentors who will coach them through the process.  Around eight of the best will be published in Hong Kong.

Visit the competition website (www.shkpreadingclub.com/YoungWriters) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/YoungWriters.hk) for details.  Playbacks of the talks are also available on the website.

About the SHKP Reading Club

Sun Hung Kai Properties follows the ideal of Building Homes with Heart and has promoted reading and holistic development over the years.  The SHKP Reading Club was set up in 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives and everyone is welcome to join for free.  The Club organizes cultural events like seminars with leading speakers and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.  Anyone interested can join at www.shkpreadingclub.com.

Inspirational discussion with Lawrence Pun (second left), Rainbow Leung (second right) and Brown White (first left)
The talks were well attended by book lovers of all ages
SHKP Reading Club Exploring the World of Creativity talks end
Last day for entries to 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition 21 October


28 Sep 2016



Inspirational discussion with Lawrence Pun (second left), Rainbow Leung (second right) and Brown White (first left)

The talks were well attended by book lovers of all ages

The SHKP Reading Club (under Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited) and Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) staged a series of Exploring the World of Creativity talks to spark new insights and stir public imagination in different parts of Hong Kong.  The last of the six installments was held in late September and had three writers talking about their unique styles of storytelling.  The series also encouraged entries to the 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition from talented young people, who have until 21 October to pursue their dreams.

The final talk was on ‘how to tell a story’ and had 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition judge Lawrence Pun, second competition winner Rainbow Leung and fourth competition winner Brown White describing narrative skills for different topics and genres.  Lawrence is a well-established local novelist, cultural critic, lecturer and columnist and was one of the writers recommended at the 2010 Hong Kong Book Fair.  His work includes Difficulties of Existence, Lovepieces, Without Annals and more.  Rainbow Leung has staged art exhibits and explored the relationship between the city and nature in works such as competition winner Sheung Ha Wo Che and Search for Missing People.  Brown White likes popular culture and personal interviews.  He won the fourth competition with Husband-Wife Businesses, which follows seven traditional shops run by couples.  He also worked with a local artist on Languages of Nature.

The speakers are from varied creative backgrounds and have different storytelling concepts and techniques.  Lawrence uses his academic background to introduce various connotations and symbols of life to enrich his stories, while Rainbow focuses on art to depict the city, nature and life in illustrations and prose.  Brown White prefers documenting individual feelings and emotions.  Their discussion was impressive and inspired the audience to think of new ways to present stories.

Exploring the World of Creativity talks looked at different aspects of the creative process, including cross-media creation, nurturing inspiration, satisfaction from creative work and sustaining creative expertise.  The speakers in the talk series used their rich life experiences and profound creative journeys to relate their perceptions, which the various audiences found inspiring and meaningful.

The 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition is open until 21 October and the theme this year is Future.  Participants aged 35 or below from Hong Kong are welcome to enter individually or in pairs.  The judges will select about 25 finalists based on proposals and sample content submitted, and then finalists will be matched with mentors who will coach them through the process.  Around eight of the best will be published in Hong Kong.

Visit the competition website (www.shkpreadingclub.com/YoungWriters) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/YoungWriters.hk) for details.  Playbacks of the talks are also available on the website.

About the SHKP Reading Club

Sun Hung Kai Properties follows the ideal of Building Homes with Heart and has promoted reading and holistic development over the years.  The SHKP Reading Club was set up in 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives and everyone is welcome to join for free.  The Club organizes cultural events like seminars with leading speakers and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.  Anyone interested can join at www.shkpreadingclub.com.