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The city has always been a source of inspiration for writers who want to capture, as well as re-imagine, the cityscape and the urban experience. Writers frequently invoke their memory to construct a sense of place, and narrate their own urban experience. This workshop, comprises of a lecture and a creative writing exercise, will provide an opportunity for participants to explore texts written in different cultural contexts, and to compose their own autobiographical narratives set in the city of Hong Kong.
The Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese has been organized since 1979, aiming to promote reading and encourage creative writing in Chinese. The Award is divided into six categories, including poetry, essay, fiction, literary criticism, children story and children picture category.
The city has always been a source of inspiration for writers who want to capture, as well as re-imagine, the cityscape and the urban experience. Drawing upon texts written by writers from Hong Kong to Britain, this workshop (comprising a lecture and group discussion) will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the various ways in which the writers represent, narrate and re-imagine the city.