A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD

Welcome to the 6th Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival!

Discover the joys of reading and meet superheroes, detectives, film directors, and cursed princesses along the way. Award-winning and bestselling authors from around the world will unite to inspire young minds of all ages and interests. Kate De Goldi, Renée Watson, David Solomons, Trenton Lee Stewart and Stephanie Kuehn are just some of the fantastic writers featured in 2017.

Channel your inner creativity with illustrators Sarah Davis and Taeeun Yoo as they build fascinating worlds through their mesmerising art. Learn about Hong Kong’s wildlife, culture and heritage with Matt Cooper: rediscover the perks of being bilingual with Martha Keswick and have fun with Sarah Brennan’s tales of the Chinese zodiac.

This year we pay special focus to our Schools Programme and will be sending more authors and illustrators to primary and secondary schools than ever before. We also look forward to a series of public talks and workshops held at Comix Home Base, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March. Tickets for these events will be available soon.

Thank you to our sponsors, partners and donors whose support is vital. If you are interested in helping to grow our Festival, please see more details here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Christine Van / Winnie Ng
Co-Chairs, Board of Directors


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