SHKP Reading Club “Exploring the World of Creativity” Talk Series
Nurture the New “Young Writers”


14 Jul 2016


To become a writer or even a published writer is a dream to many. 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition (YWDC) staged by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP)’s SHKP Reading Club and Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) is now open to help realize the dream. The Club has also organized a Talk Series “Exploring the World of Creativity”, each talk on a different topic, inviting outstanding creative people with diverse expertise to shed light on creativity to sparkle new insights and stir the imagination.

The first two talks with the topics of “Talk about Cross Media Creation” and “Begin to Think” respectively were held in June. Famous musician Yu Yat-yiu, The University of Hong Kong Department of Music Professor and Chairperson Chan Hing-yan and Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts lecturer and cartoonist Wong Chiu-tat, as well as past winners Ricky Lai and Ko Sing shared their experience and tips for cultivating creativity.

With summer vacation kicking off, “Exploring the World of Creativity” Talk Series will arrive at malls to get closer to the public. The third talk will be held at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin on 30 July. Two female writers, budding playwright Yan Yu and winner of the second YWDC Yanyu, will share how they were inspired by daily experiences and how they transformed them into creative force, through their sensitive minds and writing styles, to give life to their heartfelt works. The fourth talk will take place at apm in Kwun Tong on 21 August with speakers including veteran educator Terence Chang and winner of the fifth YWDC Kwan Ka Lee to talk about the joy of writing. The talks open to the public for free.

2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition is open until 21 October. The theme for this year is Future. Participants aged 35 or below from Hong Kong are welcome to join individually or in pairs. Judges will select about 25 finalists based on the proposals and approximately 10% of the content submitted. Finalists will then be matched with mentors who would coach them through the process until they finish their works.  Around eight of the best works will be selected for publication in Hong Kong.

Visit the competition website
(www.shkpreadingclub.com/YoungWriters)
or Facebook Page
(www.facebook.com/YoungWriters.hk)
for details.

About the SHKP Reading Club

Sun Hung Kai Properties follows the ideal of Building Homes with Heart and has been striving to promote reading and holistic development over the years. 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.
Yu Yat-yiu (second right), Chan Hing-yan (second left) and Ricky Lai (first right) talked about boundaryless multi creation at the talk themed “Talk about Cross Media Creation”
Picture book authors Wong Chiu-tat (middle) and Ko Sing (left) shared their experience in creation and how they get started, in order to stimulate and inspire audience’s creative thinking
SHKP Reading Club “Exploring the World of Creativity” Talk Series
Nurture the New “Young Writers”


14 Jul 2016



Yu Yat-yiu (second right), Chan Hing-yan (second left) and Ricky Lai (first right) talked about boundaryless multi creation at the talk themed “Talk about Cross Media Creation”

Picture book authors Wong Chiu-tat (middle) and Ko Sing (left) shared their experience in creation and how they get started, in order to stimulate and inspire audience’s creative thinking

To become a writer or even a published writer is a dream to many. 2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition (YWDC) staged by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP)’s SHKP Reading Club and Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) is now open to help realize the dream. The Club has also organized a Talk Series “Exploring the World of Creativity”, each talk on a different topic, inviting outstanding creative people with diverse expertise to shed light on creativity to sparkle new insights and stir the imagination.

The first two talks with the topics of “Talk about Cross Media Creation” and “Begin to Think” respectively were held in June. Famous musician Yu Yat-yiu, The University of Hong Kong Department of Music Professor and Chairperson Chan Hing-yan and Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts lecturer and cartoonist Wong Chiu-tat, as well as past winners Ricky Lai and Ko Sing shared their experience and tips for cultivating creativity.

With summer vacation kicking off, “Exploring the World of Creativity” Talk Series will arrive at malls to get closer to the public. The third talk will be held at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin on 30 July. Two female writers, budding playwright Yan Yu and winner of the second YWDC Yanyu, will share how they were inspired by daily experiences and how they transformed them into creative force, through their sensitive minds and writing styles, to give life to their heartfelt works. The fourth talk will take place at apm in Kwun Tong on 21 August with speakers including veteran educator Terence Chang and winner of the fifth YWDC Kwan Ka Lee to talk about the joy of writing. The talks open to the public for free.

2016/17 Young Writers’ Debut Competition is open until 21 October. The theme for this year is Future. Participants aged 35 or below from Hong Kong are welcome to join individually or in pairs. Judges will select about 25 finalists based on the proposals and approximately 10% of the content submitted. Finalists will then be matched with mentors who would coach them through the process until they finish their works.  Around eight of the best works will be selected for publication in Hong Kong.

Visit the competition website
(www.shkpreadingclub.com/YoungWriters)
or Facebook Page
(www.facebook.com/YoungWriters.hk)
for details.

About the SHKP Reading Club

Sun Hung Kai Properties follows the ideal of Building Homes with Heart and has been striving to promote reading and holistic development over the years. 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.