Programme and Booking

The Schools Programme is an essential part of the Young Readers Festival. Each year, we bring authors of international renown to schools to promote higher levels of literacy in Hong Kong and to create unique opportunities for students to meet with authors through talks and workshops. We strongly believe that literature is — and should be — a vital component in language education, and we wish to motivate students from diverse backgrounds and with different reading abilities in developing their interest for reading and the literary arts.

In 2017, we reached over 8,000 students from primary and secondary schools across various districts of Hong Kong. We will continue to engage more students with the Festival Schools Programme to promote a love of reading and writing on campus.

Preliminary information of the 2018 Schools Programme is now available below. You may also download the pack here.

Government and aided schools are eligible for our School Subsidy Scheme. Please contact Jacqueline Leung at [email protected] or 2877 9770 for more information.

Stay Connected with the Festival

If you’re a teacher, librarian or school administrator and would like to receive our Schools Programme updates, sign up for our schools-only mailing list here.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at 2877 9770 or at [email protected].

  • 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