PEN Hong Kong launches crowdfunding bid to create Hong Kong Handover 20th anniversary book
PEN Hong Kong plans to publish an anthology of non-fiction essays, short stories, poems and cartoons by some of Hong Kong’s brightest literary and creative minds to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from Great Britain to China.
It has launched a crowdfunding campaign on FringeBacker and is appealing for your support.
Each piece in the collection will offer a unique and personal commentary on the city’s past, present, and future. The book’s working title is Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections On A Borrowed Place.
Steve Vines (journalist, writer and broadcaster)
Harry Harrison (SCMP cartoonist)
Ilaria Maria Sala (journalist/writer)
Kate Whitehead (journalist/writer)
Vaudine England (journalist)
As well as esteemed Hong Kong writers and artists, including:
Jason Ng (Writer/Umbrellas in Bloom)
Joshua Wong (student activist)
Tammy Ho Lai-ming (poet and co-founding editor of Asian Cha)
Margaret Ng (barrister, political, writer)
Oscar Ho (activist and writer)
To make this truly a Hong Kong work, the anthology will be published in two editions – Chinese and English. It needs support to fund high quality literary translators. Any extra money raised will go toward funding book-related events, such as public forums featuring the contributing artists and authors.
PEN Hong Kong hopes to raise HK$180,000 by June 19.
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