2015 Mayer Brown JSM Writer-in-Residence Programme


In 2015, with the support of Mayer Brown JSM, the Young Readers Festival featured its first-ever Mayer Brown JSM Writer-in-Residence, Alan Gibbons.

The Mayer Brown JSM Writer-in-Residence Programme allowed the Festival to invite Mr. Gibbons to stay in Hong Kong for the duration of the Young Readers Festival. During his two weeks in Hong Kong. Mr. Gibbons visited underresourced local schools all over the city for a series of workshops and Meet the Author talks under the banner of the Festival’s Schools Programme. During those two weeks, Mr. Gibbons met a total of 3,279 local schoolchildren.

The Festival thanks Mayer Brown JSM for its generous sponsorship, and Mr. Gibbons for his support of this programme.