We welcome you to discover and share the joys of reading, writing and illustrating with us. Featured authors for 2018 include:


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. Public events for our 2018 programme will be released soon. Have a look at what we did last year:

10 Mar 2018

Illustration Workshop with Gus Gordon

Join internationally acclaimed illustrator and author Gus Gordon as he shares the secrets of his tra...

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Lee Garden Two
11 Mar 2018

LEAVE ME ALONE! With Vera Brosgol

Join author and illustrator Vera Brosgol and a little old grandmother on an epic journey across moun...

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Lee Garden Two
10 Mar 2018

Reading Aloud With Sarah Brennan: The Tale of Desmond Dog

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with this storytelling session led by local writer Sarah Brennan. Cre...

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm Lee Garden Two
  • 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