2017 AUTHORS

We welcome you to discover and share the joys of reading, writing and illustrating with us. Featured authors for 2017 include:

2017 PROGRAMME

Participating authors will be paying visits to primary and secondary schools across Hong Kong throughout the Festival period, offering talks and workshops to students as part of our schools and public events.

11 Mar 2017

Crazy Characters Workshop

Learn how to draw characters real enough to walk off the page! Award-winning illustrator Sarah Davis...

10:00 am to 11:00 am Comix Home Base
12 Mar 2017

Greta von Gerbil & Her Really Large Lexicon

Blair Reeve is back with his second book for children, the comical narrative Greta von Gerbil & ...

10:00 am to 11:00 am Comix Home Base
12 Mar 2017

The Year of the Rooster

Rickshaw is a proud, vain and extremely noisy rooster living in the backstreets of 1920s Shanghai. W...

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Comix Home Base
  • I would just like to say that our classes really enjoyed the author session yesterday. I thought it was very well organized and planned. We especially liked the interactive nature of the session. Thanks for putting on a good show!

    Student, Delia School of Canada
  • Thank you so much for this surprise treat! Our students loved meeting Darren Shan and getting his signature in their books. I sincerely appreciate your kindness in sending him our way.

    Student, HKIS
  • After the workshop, they learned what micro fiction is and felt confident that they can apply what they learned in their English lessons. They reflected that the workshop further enhanced their interest in reading and writing. They would also recommend their friend(s) to attend

    Teacher, Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School
  • For a CMI school like ours, the students were naturally quiet and shy during the session but this kind of session really opens students’ eyes.

    Teacher, Christian Alliance College
  • For many of the students, this was the first time they met someone so excited their work, especially because the person was not just a doctor, lawyer or accountant. It gave them a glimpse of other possibilities on definitions of success, doing something meaningful and the impact

    Teacher, Po Leung Kuk 1984 College
  • I think having famous writers visit schools and conducting workshops with students absolutely helps promote ‘literature’ and writing in Hong Kong. We really appreciate such an arrangement because it brings such convenience to us, both the teachers and students. The studen

    Teacher, TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College
  • Thanks for the visit of Benjamin Zephaniah to our school, a truly eye-opening experience for all the students and teachers who were present at the presentation. We were most impressed by Benjamin’s passion, creativity and love for the English language. The message in his poems

    Teacher, TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College
  • Many thanks to the Australian Consulate who made it possible for our students to prolifically participate in the Festival. Please DO continue the subsidy program, so more local students like ours can be blessed.

    Teacher, TWGHs Wong Yee Jar Memorial Primary School